THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE LIVE.
Seven Locations. More than 400 events. Over a million visitors. Per year.
We from MCG were not born yesterday. Whereby, theoretically we are. As Fair location we can look back on a long tradition. 1833 we have held the first Fair in Austria, the “Flower and Industry feast”. Since 1906 we organize the now-famous Graz Fair and since the City Hall was opened in 2002, the biggest multi-functional hall in the whole country is here – there is no holding back in terms of events.
Today we manage 7 locations in the city under the umbrella brand MCG (Messe Congress Graz). The Congress, the Fair Congress, the Merkur Ice Stadium and the Sports Center Graz-Weinzödl. And we emerged as a simple event managerto to a one-stop-shop for experiences. What that means? We don`t just organize events, we deal with everything around them and know exactly what makes the difference – between simple event and unforgettable experience. We call it 360° experience.
Exactly because of that we may be old, but never old-fashioned.
Also the events themselves change over time. Instead of the “Flower and Industry Feast” there now is a variety of trade fairs, which often take several days. Or music festivals which take place in our open air arena in summer. Not to mention all the congresses! And one thing one must not forget: Our team knows the newest trends in the event industry as soon as they emerge. Sometimes even before. Because we takes to heart what we tell our clients: Dare to dream a little bigger!
Sometimes you have a dazzling idea, but the spark won´t start a fire. This is the point where we come into play. We don´t just organize, we create individual concepts for extraordinary events. On top of that we are the experts of enactment. On and off-stage. Because what´s often missing at an event is the appropriate setting.
If we know one thing, it´s how events work. There is no formula, however, the experience and know-how our staff has make it work just wonderfully. From idea to recap. Whether it be fairs, conventions, concerts or shows, big or small events, doesn´t matter. Also the area size is secondary. The only important thing is first-class consulting which our clients always get.
Bet on us: we find the best location for any event. These are: the City Hall Graz, the fairground with outside arena B and open-air area, the fair congress, congress Graz, Merkur Arena, Merkur Ice stadium and the sports centre Graz-Weinzödl. Virtually the Magnificent Seven of event locations. Which are all so flexible they are actually more. Nearly infinite.
Once the plan is clear we make sure everything runs smoothly. It begins with shopfitting and transfers via logistics to security and catering. As event professionals we do both setup and deconstruction, as well as everything in between. Thereby we can step in immediately if anything goes wrong which means our partners, exhibitors and clients can enjoy their event free from worry.
MCG combines what goes together: Operators, companies and visitors. We mediate contacts, also within the different audiences. Because we have been doing this for so long we developed a knack for it and are able to gauge which relations will last. This way not only new connections form but regularly successful events like trade fairs, partner-events and congresses can establish.
We have a proverb: The sound makes the music. And the speech. Or the background acoustics. Therefore all our locations are equipped with the most modern technology and all sorts of technical finesses. Depending whether a rockband or a quiet speaker enters the stage we adjust the equipment on site. This way not only front-row visitors but also the back rows understand every spoken word.
Just to make sure we make it sure. Especially at our events where thousands of visitors come into one hall, security is our primary concern. Not only that: Our security team painstakingly controls if everything complies with security guidelines at all time. Day and night. Before, during and after an event. And if there is no event the professionals are still on site for fire drills.
Here comes a small sneak-peak on our events at MCG: No matter if hefty ,,Brettljause” or exclusive gourmet dinner is served. Fare is provided for guests. Our exclusive catering company offers a-la-cárte service with numerous fresh dishes and beverages on the menu – of course all special requests are taken care of. The serving of the meals is based on the form of event: we provide buffet or flying fingerfood, to standing reception or directly to the dining tables. Enjoy your meal!
From A to B, B to A or via K and T to M and back to F. Transport routes are not always direct – although the direct way is our way of choice. We make sure everything is at the right place at the right time and the event can take place as scheduled. This way we take events with all what belongs to them out into the wider world. And bring them from anywhere to Graz.
Sometimes it has to bed a red carpet. On other days a plain wooden floor is enough. How we style a location depends on the respective event. Basically anything is possible. Down-to-earth, exclusive, unobtrusive or casual. The only thing important is that visitors feel the atmosphere right from the start. Therefore there is a hanging chandelier on friday and on saturday we quickly fixate colorful LED-Lamps.
Our jointly developed corporate mission elucidates the values to which we want to orientate ourselves in our daily work and through whose we create space for positive emotions in clients and suppliers.
We ensure the continued existence of the company through customer oriented and flexible behaviour.
We meet one another with appreciation in a climate of trust, openness and fairness.
We create new incites through creativity, courage for change and own initiative – for our clients and our company.
We reach our goals with trans-sectoral, team oriented action taking.
We stand for a reliable togetherness – within the company and to the outside.
We master our challenges with passion and go beyond expectations.
You are uncomplicated if you know exactly what you are doing. MCG is an expert for moments that bring people together in one place.