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Vienna, 27 March 2019

Reissued as received


"15th ICONVIENNA - Brand Global Summit 2019: Brands Create Prosperity"

9:30 am, 10 April 2019

M Plenary Room (M-building, 1st floor), Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria

The ICONVIENNA - Brand Global Summit annual event has established itself as a business and networking event, promoting business contacts between Austrian and international companies and regions, thereby encouraging projects and investment into businesses. The event is organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the European Brand Institute (EBI), Europe's leading platform for brand value with 20 years of proven experience in brand and intellectual property valuation.

This year, "15th ICONVIENNA - Brand Global Summit 2019: Brands Create Prosperity" will gather participants and partners from various fields of interest and from around the world.  It aims to open the floor for discussions about the role of branding for competitiveness and sustainable growth, covering topics such as:

The event will provide an effective and efficient platform for the establishment of partnerships among public and private sector actors, business, academia, international organizations and other stakeholders.

Find out more about iconvienna Brand Global Summit and the programme here.

Further Resources:

UNIDO Success Stories I ICONVIENNA Key Messages I ICONVIENNA Pictures

For more information on the iconvienna Brand Global Summit, please contact us:

Mr. Farrukh Alimdjanov
Industrial Development Officer
Business Environment, Cluster and Innovation Division
Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation, UNIDO
Tel. +43 1 26026 5090
Email: F.Alimdjanov[at]

Mr. Gerhard Hrebicek
Founder and President of the European Brand Institute
Tel.  +43 (0) 1 532 1000 23
Email: g.hrebicek[at]

Ms. Valerie Liska
Project Manager
European Brand Institute
Tel.  +43 (0) 1 532 1000 12
Email: v.liska[at]


Please be informed that we will be available to support you with potential interview requests, especially with:

Other interview inquiries can be arranged upon request.


The event is open to the media, free of charge, and media room facilities will be available for interviews.

Please do register for the event and address your interview requests, unless indicated otherwise, with your preferred interview partners, your availability and potential questions to:

Ms. Claudia Groessing
Event and Partnership Specialist
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Tel: +43-1-26026-4016

Ms. Renate Altenhofer
Press and Communications
European Brand Institute
Tel: +43 1 5321000-14
Email: office[at]


Our social media channels - such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn - will give you frequently updated information on our activities.

Follow the discussions live on 10 April 2019 here and engage using #iconvienna2019

Social Media Accounts:





Ms. Fei XU
Digital Communication and Social Media Advisor 
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Tel: +43-1-26026-4557
E-Mail: F.XU[at]