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Through its commitment to society at large, LGT Bank Austria pursues its aim of creating long-term, reliable value.

LGT Media Prize 2019

LGT Bank Österreich is awarding the LGT Media Prize for the ninth time this year. Despite the fact that the prize was not awarded for 2018 on the recommendation of the jury, as none of the entries submitted met all the criteria, LGT Bank will continue to pursue its goal of promoting top journalistic achievements in the field of business and financial reporting and awarding them a cash prize.

Following intensive discussions with representatives of the Austrian media and on their recommendation, LGT Bank Österreich has, however, made significant changes to the tendering procedures. While the LGT Media Prize was formerly focused on promoting young journalists, it is now intended to present the quality of financial and business reporting in general to the jury. This means that the current age limit of 35 years of age will fall, and for the Media Prize 2019 all journalists from German-language print and online media with an Austrian editorial address will be able to submit corresponding articles.

The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2018; the LGT Media Prize will be awarded on 27 February 2019.

All details of the LGT Media Prize 2019 call for entries and the required criteria can be found in these links:


Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

More information (From left to right) Dr. Dieter Waldmann (Executive Director EY responsible for the Entrepreneur of the Year), Dietmar Baumgartner (Co-CEO LGT Bank Austria), the Hauser family (Stanglwirt GmbH), Meinhard Platzer (Co-CEO LGT Bank Österreich), Gunther Reimoser (Country Managing Partner at EY Austria)

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 finalists and winners:

The Industry & High-Tech Category

  • Winner: Michael Pachleitner of Michael Pachleitner Group GmbH
  • Finalists: Martin, Thomas and Katharina Rhomberg of Fries Kunststofftechnik GmbH
  • Finalists: Mario and Rene Haidlmair of Haidlmair Holding GmbH

The Trade and Consumer Goods Category

  • Winners and representatives at the World Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Karoline Scheucher and Alois Strohmeier of Steirerfleisch Gesellschaft m.b.H
  • Finalists: Andrea and Georg Blochberger of Blochberger Eisproduktion GmbH
  • Finalists: Andreas and Walter Heindl of Walter Heindl GmbH

The Services Category

  • Winner: The Hauser family of Stanglwirt GmbH
  • Finalist: Stefan Ebner of Braintribe IT-Technologies GmbH
  • Finalist: Fritz Müller of Müller Transporte GmbH

The Start-Up Category

  • Winner: Lorenz Edtmayer and Maximilian Nimmervoll of Tailored Media GmbH
  • Finalists: Andrea Lehner and Margot Helm of andmetics Andrea Lehner Cosmetics GmbH
  • Finalist: Michael Hurnaus of Tracitve GmbH

LGT Bank Austria supports Teach For Austria as part of the "100 and 1 Partnership"

More information Petra Pajic and her class in Vienna get support by LGT Bank Österreich. (Foto: Doka)

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.

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"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."

Meinhard Platzer and Dietmar Baumgartner, Co-CEOs LGT Bank Österreich