Austria Center Vienna conducts Covid-19 testing pilot project: rapid tests can significantly improve the safety at events

Partner update
Published on 1 October 2020

On 16 and 17 September the Austria Center Vienna conducted around 2,000 rapid tests in a pilot project in partnership with the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund and medical products wholesaler Alpstar. The resulting interest from event organisers, hotels, hospitals, national and international business and politicians was overwhelming. Across all industries there are high hopes for the new antigen tests. The Austria Center Vienna will make the key insights from the pilot project publicly available, in the interests of creating a repository of information which can be used as a foundation for future events.

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Austria Center Vienna
Austria Center Vienna

Surrounded by contemporary architecture, just 7 minutes from the city centre and a few minutes’ walk from the Danube and the Donaupark. Austria’s largest conference centre has a total capacity for 20,000 delegates and offers 24 lecture rooms for between 100 and 4,320 participants, 180 meeting rooms and 22,000 m² of exhibition space. Big ideas need space. The wide range of halls, rooms and outdoor spaces at the Austria Center Vienna is unrivalled in Europe, and the versatility of the rooms means event concepts can be tailored to both conventional and innovative meeting formats. The dedicated team works closely with event organisers to meet the needs of all of their participants. Because successful events bring people together.

Vienna, Austria