Graz, Austria’s second largest city, is the capital city of the southern province of Styria. A popular stop over for tourists due to its buildings’ beautiful baroque facades, but also because of its historical importance in terms of commerce and trade.
Why exhibit there?
Today Graz is a bustling city with a thriving economy; whilst the cultural, scientific and educational sectors are booming, Graz’s industrial sector is the main contributor to the economy, as Graz is the capital of the Austrian automotive industry.
Graz is served by a local airport, and the airport is connected to Graz via public transport. You can use both bus and S-Bahn to get into the centre of Graz.
- Buses 630 and 631 run between the airport and Jakominiplatz.
- S-Bahn S5 runs from the airport’s station to the central station Graz Hauptbahnhof.
- The bus journey takes 20 to 25 minutes, travel time by S-Bahn is only 12 minutes.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are no unusual restrictions what you can bring into Austria, but it’s best to check the list, just in case.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
- The UNESCO-acclaimed Old Town of Graz is full of historical architecture, and is ripe for exploring on foot.
- Highlights include the Hauptplatz, the Main Square, on the left bank of the River Mur, the Town Hall (Rathaus), built in 1893, and the 17th-century Haus am Luegg, with its unusual facade.
- El Gaucho serves a combination of El Gaucho beef from Argentinean cattle and dry aged beef from Austria. If you don’t fancy steak, delicacies such as goose liver or soft-shell crab can also be found on the menu.
- If you are a fan of al fresco dining head to Graz in August, to experience the Long Table of Graz culinary event. Held in the Old Town, 700 diners are sat at the eponymous long table, whilst the area’s best chefs prepare a five-course tasting menu.
- Local currency is Euro.
- The official language is German.
- You may need to apply for a visa if you aren’t from one of the Schengen countries. Best check the list just in case.
- Most places use the 2 round pin plug socket.
- There are no obvious cultural sensitivities to note, however:
- First impressions are important and you will be judged on your clothing and demeanour.
- There is little joking or small talk in the office as they are serious and focused on accomplishing business objectives/goals.
- You may be referred to simply by your surname. This is not a culture that uses first names except with family and close friends.