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LGT sponsorship in Austria

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

Presentation of the 2017 LGT Media Prize

The 2017 LGT Media Prize will be presented in the Liechtenstein City Palace at 7pm on Tuesday February 21, 2017. Outstanding articles on economic and financial issues by young journalists will be honored during the ceremony. Since the end of November 2016, the authors of the nominated entries have been eagerly awaiting the moment when the words "...and the winner is..." are spoken.

6,000 euro has been set aside for the Prize, which will be presented in the course of the ceremony by the Chairman LGT, H.S.H. Prince Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein. Michael Fleischhackerwill host the event. Guest of honor Prof. Erich Weede will present the lecture "Protectionism instead of free trade endangering our future" during a keynote speech.

If you would like to be present at the ceremony, please send your participation request to Mrs. Elena Schröder,

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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Entrepreneur of the Year 2016

More information (f.l.t.r.) Helmut Maukner (Country Managing Partner EY Österreich), Mag. Martin Prinz (CROMA-PHARMA GmbH), H.S.H. Princess Marie von und zu Liechtenstein (Marketing & Sales International, Princely Wine Cellar Liechtenstein), Mag. Andreas Prinz (CROMA-PHARMA GmbH), Meinhard Platzer (Co-CEO LGT Bank Österreich), Dr. Dieter Waldmann (Executive Director EY responsible for Entrepreneur of the Year), Josef Zotter (Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktor)

The 'Entrepreneur of the Year Award' honors the world's most successful and innovative small and medium-sized enterprises. Sponsored by Ernst & Young in 50 countries, the award is one of the highest accolades for entrepreneurs. Ernst & Young awarded this prestigious prize in Austria for the eleventh time on October 6, 2016 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 ten 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, Andreas Prinz and Martin Prinz of CROMA-PHARMA GmbH were chosen to represent Austria at the 'World Entrepreneur of the Year Award', which will be held at Monte Carlo in June 2017.

The finalists and winners:

The Industry & High-Tech Category

  • Winners and representatives at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award: Andreas Prinz and Martin Prinz (CROMA-PHARMA GmbH)
  • Finalists: Karl-Heinz Strauss (PORR AG); Gertrude Schatzdorfer-Wölfel (Schatzdorfer Gerätebau GmbH & Co KG)

The Trade & Consumer Goods Category

  • Winner: Hans-Georg Hagleitner (Hagleitner Hygiene International GmbH)
  • Finalists: Erwin Kotányi (Kotányi GmbH); Gabriela Lemberger and Burkhard Ernst (RAINER Wirtschaftsgüter Vermietungs GmbH)

The Services Category

  • Winner: Johann Rohrer (Rohrer Beteiligungs- und Verwaltungs GmbH)
  • Finalists: Alfred Krobath und Franz Grünwald (PMS Elektro- und Automationstechnik GmbH); Anton Mörwald (Mörwald Holding GmbH)

The Start-Up Category

  • Winner: Michael Moosburger and Andreas Rößl (imagotag GmbH)
  • Finalists: Reinhold Baudisch and Michael Doberer ( YOUSURE Tarifvergleich GmbH); Karl Edlbauer, Simon Tretter and Daniel Laiminger (hokify JobSwipr GmbH) 

Special Award for Generations

  • Friedrich Santner (Anton Paar GmbH)

"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