About the Gala Dinner
The Gala Dinner on the first evening of the Seminar is a vital element of the OPEC Seminar.
Held at the magnificent Vienna City Hall, this event will be the perfect occasion for casual discussions and networking. Furthermore, on the occasion of the Gala Dinner, the prestigious OPEC Awards will take place, making this a truly unforgettable evening.
Vienna’s City Hall is one of the most splendid amongst the numerous monumental buildings along the city’s Ringstraße. Designed by Friedrich Schmidt (1825-1891), it was erected between 1872 and 1883. The architecture along the Ringstraße is dominated by historicism, a unique style combining various architectural elements of the past. Friedrich Schmidt, however, focused on one particular epoch, designing City Hall in the Gothic style, with towers similar to Gothic cathedrals.
Today, City Hall is the head office for Vienna’s municipal administration and its more than 2,000 employees. Visitors are stunned by the magnificent state rooms, which frequently provide an historic background to various special events such as press conferences, concerts or balls.