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2024 will be another successful year for Salzburg as a TOP destination for congresses!

As in 2023, Salzburg will once again welcome top-class International and European congresses in 2024. The Salzburg Convention Bureau looks forward to a successful congress and event year with some highlights in the congress industry.

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With its cultural heritage, its location in the heart of Europe and its many professional event locations, Salzburg is one of the world's leading conference destinations. Numerous conference venues - from congress centers to universities - invite you to international congresses, seminars and events. Well over 3,000 events with a total of around 200,000 participants take place here every year. Numerous International and European congresses are already planned for 2024 and the trend towards Salzburg as a TOP congress location continues.

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Below you will find a selection of international events that have already taken place or will take place in Salzburg in 2024:

International congresses 2024 in Salzburg

  • International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2024
    The congress for the circular economy for electronics took place at the Salzburg Congress from January 17th - 19th, 2024. The congress is the leading event in this sector worldwide and brought together around 500 international experts. With 60 stands, the congress offered the perfect opportunity to exchange ideas in the global electronics recycling business.
  • 25th International Congress on Curative Education
    The Salzburg University of Education Stefan Zweig invites you to an international congress from May 24th - 25th, 2024 with several main topics on working with adolescents. The following topics are included and will be on the agenda in Salzburg:
    • Half-truths and fake news: How misunderstanding is promoted on the internet - and how to respond to it
    • Linguistic/cultural challenges and opportunities of multiculturalism
    • Changes in growing up and growing up in the digital world
    • Parental smartphone use - effects on the relationship and interaction with young children
  • ICCBH – 13th International Conference on Children’s Bone Health
    This conference will bring together scientists, clinicians, trainees, healthcare professionals and others from a broad spectrum from June 22nd - 25th, 2024 in Salzburg Congress. Participants will gain a better understanding of the growing skeleton in the context of childhood health and disease to discuss the latest developments in clinical outcomes, new therapies and genetic discoveries.
  • Engineering Days 2024
    ​​​​​​​The Engineering Days will take place at the Salzburg Congress from November 26th – 27th, 2024. The event serves as a discussion platform for precast concrete specialists. It brings together international operators of precast concrete plants and technology leaders in the industry. The latest findings and trends from the fields of innovation and technology will be shared and knowledge in the digitalization and innovation of the precast industry will be discussed in various workshops.
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European Congresses 2024 in Salzburg

  • Interventional Radiology Olbert Symposium IROS 2024
    The three-country conference of the German, Austrian and Swiss societies for interventional radiology (DeGIR, ÖGIR & SSVIR) is the largest event in the industry in German-speaking countries and took place in Salzburg from January 11th - 13th, 2024. The target group of the conference included interventional radiologists, medical students, technicians and other professionals working in the field of healthcare who are interested in further training in minimally invasive treatment methods.
  • MCE Central & Eastern Europe Forum 2024
    Salzburg was once again the host for an Europe Congress Forum from February 4th to 6th. After successfully holding the very first Events Club Associations Forum in Salzburg last year and welcoming numerous representatives of international associations to Salzburg, we were able to bring another forum to Salzburg in 2024. With around 250 participants from all over Europe, the largest MCE Central & Eastern Europe Forum ever organized by Europe Congress was a complete success.
    The European meeting point for the hydropower industry acts as a hub between Eastern and Western Europe. At the Salzburg Exhibition Center on 21st - 22nd March, experts clearly demonstrated the contribution that hydropower can make to a climate-neutral energy supply.
  • 34th European Notary Days
    With this year’s motto "Europe's Digital Decade - Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation", interested professional colleagues from all over Europe are invited by Austrian notaries to discuss this specialist topic. From April 18th – 19th the Salzburg Congress will be all about notaries.
  • Large foundry technology conference 2024 (Große Gießertechnische Tagung 2024)
    Salzburg will become the center of the foundry world from April 25th -26th, 2024. This conference will be an important forum for foundrymen, casting users and the supply industry to exchange information and experience in this sector. The latest products and services can be viewed at a trade exhibition.
  • 63. DAH Symposium 2024
    The symposium of the German-speaking Working Group for Hand Surgery will take place in Salzburg from May 2nd to 4th, 2024. An important focus of the symposium will be on "Acute ligament injuries and chronic instabilities of the wrist and hand". Andrea Atzei, one of the speakers, will provide insights into the latest developments and state-of-the-art techniques in this field.
  • EL Industry Day 2024
    The European Lotteries invite you to the 12th edition of the Congress of European Lotteries, which will take place in Salzburg from June 16th – 19th, 2024. An exciting program will be made available to the participants and the city of Mozart will not only be shown from its best side in culinary and architectural terms.
  • European Health Forum Gastein - EHFG 2024
    The European Health Forum Gastein has been inviting people to a dialog on health and politics for more than 20 years. It is one of the most important platforms for health policy exchange. The topics for 2024 have not yet been made public. Make a note of the date now and take part from September 24th – 27th, 2024 at the Kongresshaus Bad Hofgastein.
  • 47th trilateral meeting of ÖGUM / DEGUM / SGUM
    Over the last few decades, the “Dreiländertreffen” has established itself as the most important multidisciplinary ultrasound meeting in the German-speaking countries. The focus is on interdisciplinary sessions and will take place this year from October 02nd – 04th, 2024 in Salzburg.
  • 73rd Geomechanics Colloquium 2024 (Hybrid)
    The annual Geomechanics Colloquium has developed into the meeting place for experts in Central Europe. The event and exhibition attracts over 900 participants, making it one of the largest annual events in the field of geomechanics worldwide. The colloquium will take place from 10th – 12th October 2024 at the Salzburg Congress.
  • 20. Salzburg Europe Summit
    Networking people. Promoting dialog. Strengthening regions. From October 20th to 22nd, 2024, international experts will discuss current European topics. Participants include internationally recognized experts and decision-makers from politics, business and science from Germany and abroad.


An overview of some highlights from 2023:

  • 1st International iFIT Conference (Image-Guided and Functionally Instructed Tumor Therapies)
    Over 200 participants from 20 different countries, attended the first conference for "Image-Guided and Functionally Instructed Tumor Therapies" (IFIT), which took place from 21st - 23rd of March 2023 at the Ferry Porsche Congress Center Zell am See. Networking was at the top of the agenda to gain new insights into science and exchange ideas to discuss new opportunities in the field. The poster sessions were as well an important part of the conference to get the current state of research around the topic "Cancer". The after movie of the 1st iFIT conference in Zell am See can be found here.
  • 15. ISRM (Congress of the International Society for Rock Mechanics & 72nd Geomechanics Colloquium)
    The International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) was founded in Salzburg in 1962. Since 1951, the society has organised the Geomechanics Colloquium for researchers and practitioners. This year from 09th - 14th, October, up to 1000 participants are expected at the Salzburg Congress, while – for the first time and in parallel – the international ISRM Congress 2023 is to be held in Salzburg.
  • IDW (International Data Week)
    The International Data Week 2023 festival at Salzburg Congress (23rd - 26th, October) is to bring together international data and information technology experts, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and policy makers. The event focuses on how digitalisation can play a positive role in the transformation of the world as it faces today’s global challenges.
  • 18. European Molecular Imaging Meeting (EMIM)
    From March 14th - 17th, 2023, the meeting was held in the heart of Salzburg at Mirabell garten. The focus was on quantification in molecular imaging, cellular imaging, x-ray/lung imaging, neuroimaging, and hyperpolarized MRI. With around 600 European participants, it was an event to look back with pleasure.
  • OSTEOLOGIE 2023 specialist congress of the DVO (osteology umbrella organisation)
    Up to 1000 visitors from the fields of research and medical practice are expected at the Salzburg Congress venue (22nd - 24th, June) for the annual specialist congress in the early summer of 2023. This edition is to feature current developments in osteology, with particular emphasis placed on osteoporosis.


Plan your next international congress in Salzburg!

Salzburg is a popular, centrally-located conference destination that offers excellent barrier-free accessibility. Since Salzburg is a conveniently small place, the short distances from A-B, especially in the city, mean many venues are within walking distance. The rich diversity of event locations in the city and countryside of Salzburg state provides an ideal framework for international and European congresses and conferences.

Event locations such as Salzburg Congress Congress Centre, Messezentrum Salzburg (MSZ) or the new Zentrum für Visionen (Centre for Visions) impress with spacious rooms and state-of-the-art technology. Historic venues such as St. Peter Stiftskulinarium and the Old Residence Palace in Salzburg convey their own distinctive atmospheres. Discover a wide range of comfortable hotels and stylish evening venues.

The experienced experts from Salzburg Convention Bureau (SCB) provide free professional advice for your event in Salzburg.