Vienna , 26 May 2008


The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River

cordially invites you to the

of the Business Friends of the Danube

Date: Monday, 2 June 2008
Time: 9.30 a.m.
Location: Wolke 21, Saturn Tower, Leonard-Bernstein-Str. 10, 1220 Vienna

Can the Danube still be saved?

Since the beginning of its work in 1998, this question is the centre piece of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) as well as for Governments and companies operating in countries of the Danube region.

On 2 June, the ICPDR will present a possible answer to this question.

With the foundation of the Business Friends of the Danube the ICPDR started an ambitious project which creates a win-win situation for all involved parties and the Danube River in particular.

Under the patronage and in the presence of Austrian Federal Minister Josef Proell, the Executive Secretary of the ICPDR, Philip Weller and Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith, former British Ambassador and Chairman of the Social Responsibility Committee at Coca-Cola Hellenic, as well as further Business Friends of the Danube from the private sector and media will present their contribution to save the Danube river.

After the presentation we invite you to a reception.


Directions Wolke 21:




About the ICPDR

Since 1994, 13 countries of the Danube River Basin - Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine - and the European Community became Contracting Parties to the Danube River Protection Convention. The Convention aims at improving water quality and environmental conditions of the Danube and its tributaries, as well as preventing adverse impacts. In 1998, the ICPDR was founded to coordinate the cooperation between the countries, help implement EU legislation, increase the awareness for the issue of Danube River protection, and to further develop sustainable water management in the region.

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Kindly register your participation.

For further information and registration:

Kerstin Karer
Ecker & Partner
Tel: (+43-1) 599 32-18