Alpe-Adria Reception

Co-hosted and co-organized with Land Kärnten, Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungs Fonds (KWF) and the Interreg Italy-Austria, the Alpe-Adria Reception is our main event at the European Forum Alpbach. At this reception we invite not only all our scholarship holders and returners, but also our sponsors and supporters.

Bridging people

The Reception is the perfect occasion to bring together different actors active in the Alpe-Adria Region, which covers Austria, Northern Italy and Slovenia. For companies and organizations, it is an opportunity to network and share practices. For our scholarship holders, it is a chance to better get to know the companies and entities active in our region.

At the Alpe Adria Reception we also invite experts, politicians, and important personalities who are in Alpbach to represent their fields, which range from politics, to science, to research and innovation, and many more. In this way, the Alpe Adria Reception becomes an occasion for community building, where different people from within and outside the Alpe Adria region can get together.

The round-table format of the Alpe-Adria Reception responds to our intention of bridging people from our three regions. In every edition, we invite three top speakers from each region to discuss the latest innovations and ongoing trends, to talk about the challenges they face, and to share best practices for the further development and cross-border cooperation in the Alpe-Adria Region.

The beginning and the way ahead

The first edition of the Alpe-Adria Reception in Alpbach took place in August 2018, which also coincided with the 15th anniversary of our Club which was founded in 2003!

In 2019, we held the second edition- and it was once again a big success! Just as in the previous year, the Reception was a great platform for exchange among people from our region, ranging from students and young talents to well-established professionals with various backgrounds in academia and business.

The preparation for the Alpe-Adria Reception 2023 has already started! Stay tuned to find out more on our website and our social media channels.

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If you are part of an organization or institution in the Alpe Adria Region, get in contact with us and join our reception in 2020!

Do you have ideas for the next Alpe-Adria Reception? Would you like to cooperate with us? Let us know!