The first Casinos Austria Tourism Talk was held in 2010. These talks are designed to highlight Casinos Austria’s leading role for Austrian tourism strengthen the networking activities of our twelve casinos with the tourism sector in their respective regions. The Tourism Talks are organized in cooperation with the Austrian Hoteliers’ Association (ÖHV) and the Tourist Austria International magazine. They are each held in a different casino, thus spreading them across the different states in Austria.
In early 2017, the newly-opened Casino Zell am See hosted a panel discussion on the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Moderated by the Editor-in-Chief of Tourist Austria International Christopher Norden, ÖHV Secretary General Markus Gratzer, the tourism consultant Thomas Reisenzahn, ÖHV Vice President Albert Schwaighofer, the lawyer and expert on data law Gerald Ganzger, the CFO of Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group Claudia Beermann and Casinos Austria Director Dietmar Hoscher discussed the upcoming regulation at length.
The large audience, made up primarily of representatives of the tourism sector, clearly benefitted from the in-depth discussion of the new requirements that were to be introduced by the GDPR. The members of the panel all agreed that – given the massive changes – solidarity in the Austrian tourism sector and agreement on its shared interests would become even more important in future.
Launched in 2014, the Casinos Austria Culture Talks focus on issues related to culture and cultural policy. The Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Group considers support for culture initiatives to be an important socio-political task. The goal of our commitment in this sector is always to promote cultural diversity.
Accordingly, the Casinos Austria Culture Talks provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and for networking with creative artists, organizations and initiatives. At the Culture Talk held in May 2017 at the Summerstage on the Danube Canal in Vienna, the panel discussed the provocative question: “Is rock music dead?”