Over 70 companies and more than 120 investors present
Around 1.300 discussions between companies and investors
New discussion format met with great interest
Vienna/Zürs am Arlberg – The largest investor conference in Europe with a focus on Austria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) took place for the 18thtime on 1.-3. April in Zürs am Arlberg (Austria). The annual flagship conference of Raiffeisen Centrobank AG (RCB) brought the leading listed companies from Austria and CEE together with international investors. In around 1.300 one-on-one meetings and group discussions, representatives of more than 70 listed companies had the opportunity to present to over 120 representatives of institutional investors such as pension funds, funds and insurance companies. Alongside Austrian investors were also investors from Croatia, Germany, Poland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, UK and the US.
For RCB CEO Wilhelm Celeda, the unbroken strong interest of the international business community is a clear signal of the importance of a platform like Zürs for the exchange of ideas and open communication: “First-hand information about the companies, as well as the direct exchange of views on current trends between company representatives and investors was appreciated more than ever. In spite of digitalisation and complex regulation, the record demand for our conference is a confirmation that, apart from knowledge about fundamentals, personal discussions are critical for decisions.”
Event premiere: Square Talks
Particular highlights were the keynote speech by Sergey Shvetsov, First Deputy Governor of the Russian Central Bank as well as the panel discussions (called square talks), which were organized for the first time. The nine Square Talks covered topics from the future of e-mobility through to trade barriers and ESG as an asset class.
Klaus della Torre, RCB Head of Global Equity Sales, is pleased with the new discussion format and explains the concept behind it: “Digitalisation, disruptive technologies, low interest rates and political uncertainty affect all companies. As our investor conference brings together some of the most important economic players in the region, we are now offering them the ideal platform to talk about these impactful issues and to exchange experiences.”More than 200 company representatives, industry experts, investors and analysts from RCB and Raiffeisen Bank International AG took part in the square talks.
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Photos: Wilhelm Celeda, CEO Raiffeisen Centrobank AG, Klaus della Torre, Head of Global Equity Sales (RCB)
Credit: Raiffeisen Centrobank AG
About Raiffeisen Centrobank AG
Raiffeisen Centrobank is the competence center for equities and derivatives in Austria with a strong regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe. As a full service provider of certificates, the bank offers currently around 8,000 products for each market phase and investment horizon. The coverage universe of RCB company research comprises about 125 Austrian and international titles. Raiffeisen Centrobank is a 100% subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG.