Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center lays foundation for events in 2025

Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center is planning for the long-term, having arranged to host the world’s largest specialist congress for diabetes research – expected to attract around 12,000 participants from all over the world – from 15th – 19th of September 2025.

Messe Wien has managed to secure an important event for 2025, having now signed the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes e.V. (EASD).

“Agreement upon a date two-and-a-half years ahead underlines the importance we assign to long-term planning, since we also aim to remain a strong strategic partner for international events in the future. We offer a perfect environment and functional versatility for the hosting of knowledge-exchange events, training and idea-development sessions. We are very proud that one of the largest European congresses has again chosen the most efficient venue in Austria: Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center”, says Marina Candillo, Director of Congresses & Events at Messe Wien, adding: “The facilities offer a large degree of spatial versatility, perfectly suited to the requirements. Numerous specialist sessions will be staged to foster the scientific and professional exchange of information. A seamless link-up to the exhibition, networking facilities and training areas will ensure the annual meeting is a special experience for participants, enabling them to acquire the latest insights from research, science and current issues.”

Messe Wien hosts the Diabetes Congress for the third time

This scientific congress has already been held in Vienna. After cooperating with the Vienna Convention Bureau on a joint application, it was staged here in 2009, and again in 2014. The event is now to return to the Austrian capital for a third time, in 2025. The congress should have been hosted here in 2020 but had to migrate completely the virtual realm due to the pandemic.

EASD advocates for diabetes research and treatment

EASD is an international non-profit medical-scientific organization with its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, and is one of the largest international societies for diabetes professionals.

Its tasks include the provision of basic and on-going training, the development of guidelines, the publication of ‘Diabetologia’ – the organization’s own specialist journal, and the allocation of research funds via its own EFSD foundation. To date, more than 100 million euros have been awarded via the foundation.

International events emphasize Vienna’s status as a major conference city

In 2023, around 40 international and domestic guest events are to be held at Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center, from trade fairs to congresses and corporate events – once again underlining Vienna’s importance as a major host city for conferences. By staging events, boosting accommodation bookings and raising tax revenues, Messe Wien generates knock-on profits for the city’s economy.

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