Through its commitment to society at large, LGT Bank Austria pursues its aim of creating long-term, reliable value.
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award honors the world's most successful and innovative small and medium-sized enterprises. Sponsored by Ernst & Young in 60 countries, the award is one of the highest accolades for entrepreneurs. Ernst & Young awarded this prestigious prize in Austria for the twelfth time on October 19, 2017 in Vienna's Hofburg Palace in front of some 350 guests from business, politics, and society.
LGT Bank Austria has now supported the presentation of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for eleven years. "We seek to pay tribute to the performance and innovation of outstanding companies in Austria and our involvement here is one way of achieving that. This is very important to us for we are convinced that small and medium-sized enterprises, in particular, are a key factor in the success of our economy and a guarantee for stability and long-term growth," said the two co-CEOs of LGT Bank Austria, Dietmar Baumgartner and Meinhard Platzer. In this year's competition, Karoline Scheucher and Alois Strohmeier of Steirerfleisch Gesellschaft m.b.H were chosen to represent Austria at the World Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which will be held at Monte Carlo in June 2018.
The Industry & High-Tech Category
The Trade and Consumer Goods Category
The Services Category
The Start-Up Category
The LGT Media Prize awards financial journalists for their outstanding economic reporting. To mark the 10-year-anniversary of LGT Bank in Austria 10,000 euro are set aside for Media Prize 2018. The closing date for entries is November 30, 2017.
Acquiring and filtering information is no longer the sole domain of 'traditional' journalists. The market for information is bigger and professions that attempt to categorize it have multiplied. Both journalism and business need to confront these developments. To promote quality journalism in the field of economic and business reporting, LGT Bank Austria is requesting the submission of entries for the LGT Media Prize for the eighth time.
In 2017, LGT Bank celebrates its tenth year on the Austrian market. To mark this anniversary, 10,000 euro has been set aside for the LGT Media Prize 2018. Journalists who are not older than 35 years of age on December 31, 2017 are entitled to participate. Any journalist in print or online media with an Austrian editorial office address may take part in the competition. The appraisal will include any journalistic form of representation published between January 1 and November 30, 2017.
The first prize 2017 went to Elisabeth Woditschka (Forbes) for her article 'Der Wert der Autonomie' (The value of autonomy).
Articles must be submitted electronically in a good quality printable PDF file by email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or earlier than November 30, 2017 with 'Entry for the LGT Media Prize' in the subject line.
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The LGT Media Prize will be awarded at an event organized by LGT Bank Austria in Vienna's Liechtenstein City Palace on February 27, 2018. Award winners will not be announced until this event.
Please direct inquiries to
Lenhardt & Partner Kommunikationsberatung GmbH
Mag. Christian Lenhardt
Phone +43 (0) 676 9460708
Teach For Austria campaigns for equal opportunities in the educational system and fosters children and adolescents from low-income and educationally disadvantaged families.
To achieve this, Teach For Austria recruits university graduates who stand out both on a personal and on a professional level. After thorough educational preparation, they teach as fully-fledged teachers (fellows) for at least two years in urban secondary schools and 'new middle schools' that are subjected to an exceptionally high social burden. During this period, they are supported by experienced trainers.
LGT Bank Austria supports Fellow Petra Pajic, who teaches in a polytechnic in Vienna's 20th district. Like every fellow, she helps some 100 children to make up for deficits in performance at school each year.
Visit http://www.teachforaustria.at/ for more information
Meinhard Platzer and Dietmar Baumgartner, Co-CEOs LGT Bank Österreich
"The market for information is becoming bigger and more diverse all the time. This makes the media, which filter, contextualize, explain and comment on it, all the more important. By presenting the LGT Media Prize to outstanding young journalists, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of a free press."