3rd CHB



18th DECEMBER 2019



Join us and support the Health Benefit Initiative
that explores solutions against family doctors shortage!

Venue - Hofburg Palace

Following the ball season the event calendar 2019 will be dominated by scientific meetings and high-level political summits. As an international conference and event centre in the heart of the capital the Hofburg Vienna is delighted that it will be hosting the Austrian parliament from 2017 – 2021.

High-calibre fairs and exhibitions are a regular feature at the Hofburg Vienna. Each year the fairs and exhibitions hosted at the Hofburg Vienna attract 40,000 – 60,000 people.

From state banquets in honour of heads of state and royalty, to high-profile award ceremonies and lavish gala evenings, banquets and corporate Christmas parties, the imperial yet modern setting of the Hofburg Vienna is a popular choice for catered events in just about every category imaginable.

Each year more than 20 Viennese balls held at the Hofburg Vienna draw about 60,000 visitors to the capital. The highlight of the ball season is the Hofburg New Year’s Eve Ball at the imperial palace.

In 2019 a packed line-up of concerts will draw guests from all over the world to the Hofburg. On average, the venue hosts a total of approximately 30 concerts performances by ensembles and orchestra. The Hofburg Vienna’s imperial staterooms have proved to be a popular backdrop for numerous film shoots over the years.

Graphic, Text (section) & Video (title) (c) 2019 Hofburg Vienna - selected highlights

Vienna is a tourism city, a gateway to the business and culture world.
During the Advent time Vienna is at its best, dressed up and decorated like a fairy tale. This enjoyable and exceptional Christmas atmosphere, combined with the authentic rooms of the famous palaces are the background to our 3rd Convention Health Benefit.

Scientific program

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Opening ceremony
10:00 – 13:00 Health improvements affect employee motivation and customer satisfaction
13:00 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 17:00 Working and living environment as cornerstones of health and success

Gala event

09:00 – 19:00 Contest “Treasures of modern health”
19:00 – 19:30 Jury meeting and closing the contest
19:30 – 20:00 Cocktail “Silent Night”
20:00 – 22:30 “Treasures of modern health”
Gala Dinner, Award and Imperial ceremony
A.V. Braga

„Telemedicine is one of the fields which in the next years will be probably one of the solutions or the possible solutions to allocate medical resources.“

I. Ingram

„Sailing has a lot to do with health, because at the peace fleet are participating people with handicap or disabilities and a participant get in touch with his basic needs during this project. We prepare the people for sailing. Make the unknown known. And then they like to go on vacation.“

P. Reinbacher

„The entrepreneur begins to think when the employee is sick. We have to start with a rethinking. Why don’t start two steps earlier and do a health prevention so that my good employees don’t even get sick?“

G. Pöttler

„We have today directly measurable health costs of 38 billion (€) in Austria. 1,7 percent of it is put into prevention and health promotion. We are therefore talking about 700 million euro. It sounds like a huge amount.“

Scientific formats

The scientific formats are lectures, panel discusions as well as the linking sessions.
Linking Session has the objective to actively involve participants from various branches with “health” as a common denominator to create specific practical conclusions. The compiled results are collected, brought together and presented at the podium. The conclusion is a final plenary discussion, with recording open issues.

Award categories

Contest “Treasures of modern health” honoring the best people, projects and products that improve health at home, at work, and on vacation!
The categories that added value to health are a destination, employer, gastronomy, living, sport, vacation.
The showrooms for contestants are provided in the Swiss wing of the Hofburg Palace. Installation of roll-ups and pop-ups, as well as screen presentations, are intended for communication with the jury and the audience.


Our guests are renowned and respected people from the business, culture, health, media, politics, and tourism.
Our partners are smart, responsible and successful individuals and companies, institutions and associations that cooperate in implementation and contribute to the success of the initiative.

The aim of the gala evening is to gain attention and to raise funds for the Health Benefit Initiative!

The organizer reserves the right to change the program. Accredited participants will be notified by e-mail.