WU Manager of the Year 2023: Susanne Baumann-Söllner

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 Starting on 06 December 2023 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture / discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

How innovative are public-sector companies?

Award ceremony and lecture in German

WU Alumna Susanne Baumann-Söllner, a proven innovator, has been named WU Manager of the Year 2023. She holds a WU degree in business education and is chair of the board of IAKW-AG, the company that, among other operations, runs the Austria Center Vienna. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this location housed Austria’s largest vaccination and testing center. The logistics involved were based on a pilot project carried out by Susanne Baumann-Söllner, which goes to show that public-sector enterprises, too, are capable of rolling out innovative solutions very quickly. In her lecture, Susanne Baumann-Söllner will also share insights into the challenges the event industry is currently facing.


Susanne Baumann-Söllner, CEO, Austria Center Vienna


Susanne Baumann-Söllner, with panelists:

Henrietta Egerth-Stadlhuber, Managing Director, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Günther Ofner, Managing Board Member, Flughafen Wien AG

Gerhard Speckbacher, Professor, Chair of the Department of Strategy and Innovation, WU Vienna

Hans-Peter Weiss, CEO, Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H

Moderated by:

Michael Köttritsch, Head of the “Management & Karriere” section, Die Presse

This event is an in-person event and will take place on campus. There will be no livestream.

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