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

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 Media Prize 2018

LGT Media Prize 2017 with H.S.H. Prinz Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein (Chairman LGT), Elisabeth Woditschka (Forbes), Gerald Gärtner (Der Standard), Stefanie Kompatscher (Die Presse), Dietmar Baumgartner und Meinhard Platzer (Co_CEO’s LGT Bank Österreich)
More information LGT Media Prize 2017 with H.S.H. Prinz Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein (Chairman LGT), Elisabeth Woditschka (Forbes), Gerald Gartner (Der Standard), Stefanie Kompatscher (Die Presse), Dietmar Baumgartner and Meinhard Platzer (Co-CEO’s LGT Bank Österreich)

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.

Who can enter?

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 on or earlier than November 30, 2017 with 'Entry for the LGT Media Prize' in the subject line.

  • The author or an authorized officer or body of the publication in which the article entered first appeared may enter articles. The author's employment status with the medium is irrelevant.
  • Several articles from the same author may be submitted as part of a single submission (e.g. a series) or several – but no more than two – submissions (several articles covering different topics).

Downloads (in german only)

Einreichformular (DOC)

Ausschreibung (PDF)

How will the winners be selected and announced?

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

Legal notice: Any legal claim to participation, nomination or an award is expressly excluded. LGT Bank Austria reserves the right to alter the rules of the competition (in particular, the monetary value of the prize or order of events) or cancel it. Upon entering an article, the journalist accepts the rules of the competition.

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