WKÖ – Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

The WKÖ is conveniently located in the heart of the city, making it easy for local and international attendees to reach. Located near major transportation hubs, hotels and popular attractions, our venue provides a convenient and lively setting for your conference.

The conference is located at Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, 1040 Vienna, Austria

Transportation: The venue is only a 10-minute walk from Vienna’s main train station. It is also easily accessible by subway, bus and other public transport.


Attention: Due to access and visitor regulations at the WKÖ, an access QR code will be sent to you automatically by e-mail in due time.

Important Notice: Construction on Wiedner Hauptstraße

Please note that there is currently ongoing construction work on Wiedner Hauptstraße, the street where our conference venue is located. While this may cause some temporary inconvenience, rest assured that the venue remains fully accessible.

Alternative Routes and Transportation Options:

  • Public Transportation: Utilize Vienna’s efficient subway, bus, and tram network to reach the conference venue. The nearest subway station is within walking distance.
  • Pedestrian Access: Sidewalks along Wiedner Hauptstraße remain open for pedestrian access. Please exercise caution and follow any posted signage or instructions.
  • Driving: If you plan to drive to the venue, please consider alternative routes and allow extra travel time to accommodate any potential delays caused by construction.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Public Transportation

Public transport during the construction works from April to November 2024: During the extensive necessary works, public transportation on Wiedner Hauptstraße between Karlsplatz and Kliebergasse will be interrupted (Lines 1, 62, Badner Bahn). Despite this, you can still navigate public transport effectively with the services provided by Wiener Linien and Wiener Lokalbahnen:

  • Line 1: Diversion via Südtiroler Platz/Main Train Station (U) and Prinz-Eugen-Straße.
  • Line 59A: Capacity increase through the use of articulated buses.
  • Line 62: Operating between Lainz and Dörfelstraße, with connections at Meidling Station to Line 59A and Badner Bahn.
  • Badner Bahn: Diversion via Südtiroler Platz/Main Train Station (U) to Quartier Belvedere.
  • Alternatives also include U1, U4, U6, and 13A.
  • Shuttle service for mobility-impaired individuals: From November 2nd to November 3rd inclusive, a minibus will be available to transport individuals within the defined area from point A to point B.
Construction Public Transport WKÖ
Construction WKÖ

WKÖ – Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

The WKÖ represents the interests of Austrian companies.  The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber represents more than 540,000 member companies. The WKÖ is committed to forward-looking policies which benefit the economy e.g. tax relief, cutting red tape, and subsidies.

The Austrian Federal Ecnomic Chamber is a modern service provider and offer fast expert advice on topics from labour laws to customs information.

Through educational facilities – WIFI, universities of applied sciences – the WKÖ contributes to improving the competitive ability of domestic companies.



The Metaltechnology Industry is Austria´s strongest branch. Over 1,200 companies from mechanical engineering, plant engineering, steel construction, metalware production and foundry industries, form the backbone of domestic industry. The export-oriented sector is medium-sized, consists of more than 85% of family businesses and accounts for a quarter of all Austrian exports. Many companies are world market leaders and “hidden champions”.

The Metaltechnology Industry directly employs more than 137.000 people, indirectly securing 300.000 jobs in Austria. In 2022, it generated a production value of almost 50 billion Euros.

The primary objective of Metaltechnology Austria is to participate in shaping the relevant legal and economic framework conditions in order to ensure the successful continuation of companies in international competition.

Metaltechnology Austria, the merger of the former Association of Machinery and Metalware Industries and Association of the Foundry Industry, is one of Austria’s largest business and employers’ associations and is an independent organization within the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

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