Forum Venue/Hall of Sciences


As in 2014, 2015 and 2016 the Forum will be held in the splendid historic building of Aula der Wissenschaften (“Hall of Sciences”) at the old Vienna University – a 17th-century building equipped with modern infrastructure, bridging the past and the present.

  • Right in Vienna city center with its hotels, restaurants, bars, underground carparks, cultural institutions and shopping areas

  • Few minutes’ walk away from
    the the selected hotels

  • Easily reachable: underground (lines U1, U3, U4), bus (1A, 74A), tram (line 2)


Aula der Wissenschaften «Hall of Sciences»
Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Gala Venue

Schönbrunn Orangery

As far back as the time of the dowager empress Wilhelmine Amalie (mid 1750’s) an orangery garden was established at Schönbrunn which included a hothouse for overwintering the tender citrus trees.
One hundred and eighty-nine metres long and ten metres wide, the Schönbrunn Orangery is one of the two largest Baroque orangeries in the world, the other being at Versailles.
The Orangery was also used for glittering court festivities. Joseph II was especially fond of arranging banquets in the plant-filled Orangery. It is now the turn of the Drucker Society to hold the Drucker Forum Gala Dinner in this unique venue!
We are looking forward to meeting you on Thursday, Nov. 16th 2017, 20:00 - 23:30.

Your seat is included in your registration fee (Exception: Registration for Day 2 only), please confirm your attendance when registering online for the Forum. You can also book a second one for your partner (+ 100€, vat excl).
Access with non-transferable Gala Voucher only. Bus transfers will be arranged from/to the Hilton Vienna Hotel and Mercure Wien Zentrum.
Dresscode: elegant

What can you expect when you join us?
• Welcome Reception
• Fine dining experience
• Drucker Challenge Contest Award Ceremony



Two hotels have been selected as the preferred hotels to enhance networking among Forum participants. Both are located within walking distance from the venue and offer many amenities.

The negotiated rates below are quoted in EUR, per night, per room for single or double occupancy, and include service charges and Austrian VAT. Breakfast is excluded.

Rooms are available between 13th November and 19th November and need to be booked online when registering for the event (credit card details need to be given as a guarantee, terms and conditions need to be approved).

For more information or other booking dates,
do not hesitate to contact the
Drucker Forum Secretariat:

Schönbrunn Palace


Guided Tours!

Additionnally, do not miss the opportunity to visit Schönbrunn Palace before joining the other participants at the Welcome reception. The Drucker Society is pleased to offer our group an exclusive guided tour to discover the highlights of Sissi’s Palace. Note that busses will depart earlier from the hotels: 18:00. Please let us know if you will join when registering online.


Schönbrunner Schloßstr. 47, 1130 Vienna 
Underground: line U4, Schönbrunn
Tram: 10 and 58, Schönbrunn
Bus: 10A, Schönbrunn
Parking available (paying)

Hilton Vienna Hotel

Featuring contemporary decor, the Hilton Vienna hotel is one of Austria’s premier hotels. The main sights and most fashionable shopping streets – as well as the Forum venue (Aula) – are within walking distance. The hotel offers comfortable rooms with free WiFi and a high standard of amenities. You can enjoy Austrian cuisine and wines at S’PARKS restaurant or at the Lobby Bar & Lounge. The hotel also offers a well-equipped fitness and relaxation area (sauna, steam bath, massage). Parking is available (34,20€/day).

The hotel offers 579 rooms.

Address: Am Stadtpark 1 – 1030 Vienna
Distance: 500m, 6 min. walking from venue (straight ahead)
Rate: 200€/room
Breakfast: 31€/person (optional)
Metro: line U3 or U4 Landstrasse,
CAT train terminal (Wien Mitte)

Hotel Mercure Wien Zentrum

The Wien Mercure Zentrum Hotel is situated right in the historical heart of Vienna;
St. Stephen's Cathedral, the State Opera House, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Museum Quarter and exclusive shopping streets are all within walking distance. Rooms are rather modern and include a work desk, flat-screen TV, mini bar, high-speed Internet access (free) and a laptop safe.
Public indoor parking nearby (paying).
The hotel offers 105 rooms.


Fleischmarkt 1a - 1010 Vienna
Distance: 650m, 8 min. walking from venue
Rates: 129 €/Room
Breakfast 16 €/Person (optional)
Metro: line U3 Stephansplatz



This year again Forum participants will walk around exhibition booths and the book signing area during lunches and coffee breaks.

This is also an excellent opportunity to promote your products and/or services directly to the delegates.

Level 1 – Pillared Hall

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, please contact Drucker Forum Secretariat:

Vienna/Tourism Office


Visit for information on

- Sightseeing
- Music & Stage Shows
- Shopping, Wining & Dining
- Lifestyle & Scene
… and more



Book your flights to the 9th Global Drucker Forum 2017 online at and save -15 % on all applicable fares!

To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher/Gutschein field on the Austrian homepage booking-engine:
Code: GPDF17


  • Booking period: now until Nov. 17th, 2017
  • Valid for flights to Vienna and return as of November 8th , 2017 until November 24th, 2017 (final date for return flight) on OS operated flights.


With Austrian Airlines you can fly non-stop to the Austrian capital several times a day.


Austrian Federal Railways
(ÖBB) offer a well developed railway network and modern trains that carry you to Vienna in safety and comfort. Vienna can also be easily reached by train from further afield.

Quickly find your train to Vienna:

Transportation/in Vienna

From Vienna-Schwechat Airport to the city center:
Take the comfortable City Airport Train CAT to the city center in 16 minutes.

You can also take an official taxi at the airport, who will drive you directly to the center within 30 minutes (+/- EUR 40).

From CAT Train terminal (Landstrasse, Wien Mitte) to

  • Mercure Wien Centrum: underground line  to station Stephansplatz (2 stops)
  • Hilton Vienna Hotel: just cross the street
  • Aula der Wissenschaften: underground line to station Stubentor (1 stop) or walk 500m

in Vienna/Underground

Weather and Clothing


Vienna has a mild continental climate and is generally cold in November when the first snowfall of the year can be expected. Temperature in November is between 8 and 4 degrees Celsius.


We advise you to bring warm and windproof clothing to discover this beautiful city!

Click here for up to date weather information

Credit Cards and Currency


All major credit cards (VISA, American Express and MasterCard) are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants.


It is advisable to carry an identity card or some form of photo identification.


The Euro (€) is the official currency of Austria.

Click here to convert your currency

Electricity Supply


Electricity supply is 220 volts/50Hz throughout Austria with "European" 2-pin type wall sockets. For any European or other countries that utilize 240 volts e.g. UK and Ireland electrical equipment will need a plug adapter to fit Austrian sockets.


Americans and Canadians with 110V equipment will need a plug adapter and a transformer to step up the voltage to 220 volts. These can be bought at any hardware store.

Passport and Visa Information

An identity card is sufficient for participants from EU-member countries. Other nationalities may require a visa* or a passport valid for a determinate period to enter the European Union. For specific information, please contact the Austrian Embassy of your country at least six weeks prior to your departure.

*The letter of invitation for visa application will only be delivered after payment of the registration fee.



00 43 is the International Country Code for Austria
when dialing from abroad.

Local Time

Time zone (from October 30th) is
Central European Time CET, i.e. UTC/GMT +1 hour



The language in Austria is German but most
people speak fluent English.