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LESI Winter Planning Meeting 2018

LESI 2018 Winter Planning Meeting

The 2018 LESI Winter Planning Meeting (WPM) will be held in Vienna, Austria.

Once again, the registration is complimentary (no charge), but registration is required.

Attendee List as of 15 December 2017

Register Here

The official hotel is the InterContinental Vienna.  A special discounted conference rate is offered, but you must book through the following link:

For questions about the Intercontinental Hotel, please contact David Massey at

Thursday, 18th January 2018

Social Event (optional)

On the evening of Thursday, 18th January 2018, the delegates will have the option of attending a Viennese Ball.  For ticket availability, pricing, and other event information, please contact LES Austria's Thomas Adocker at

The Vienna Coffee House Owner´s Ball (Kaffeesiederball) takes place in the Hofburg in the evening of Thursday, Jan. 18. Costs for entrance tickets are € 150/person. With such entrance ticket, people can walk around and dance everywhere at the ball. There are seating opportunities at different bars at the ball.  Additionally, tickets for seats at specific tables can be bought. With such ticket - costs starting from € 84/person - a seat is guaranteed for the whole time of the event. 

Please note the strict dress code: long ball gowns for the ladies and tuxedos/black tie or tailcoats/white tie for the gentlemen.

Friday, 19th January 2018

Society hosted One Day Meeting (optional)

On Friday, 19th January 2018 an optional one day conference  on "Intellectual Asset Management, Strategies and Deal Terms" is organised by LES Austria, LES Hungary and LES Czech Republic, leading over to the Cocktail Reception of the Winter Planning Meeting at the same venue. The Event will take place from 10:00-18:00 at the House of Industry, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1030 Wien, which is close to InterContinental Vienna, the official WPM Hotel. View the full Programme here.

Cocktail Reception

The Winter Planning Meeting will begin with a cocktail reception on Friday, 19th January 2018.

Saturday, 20th January 2018

Main Event

The meeting will be on Saturday, 20th January, followed by a dinner.

The Saturday meeting venue is the Vienna Marriott Hotel. (Parkring 12a, 1010 Vienna)

The Saturday dinner venue is Restaurant Vestibül Vienna. (Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna)

Further information on the programme and venues will be released soon.

Sunday, 21st January 2018

No official events will be held on Sunday, 21st January. 

The delegates will have the option of attending a ski excursion.

Ski Trip

Dates: 21st - 25th January 2018
Place: Sankt Anton am Arlberg
Train station: St Anton am Arlberg
Hotel Arlmont
Arlmont Hotel
Valluga Hotel
Anthony's Life & Style Hotel

All hotels require a minimum of 4 nights registration for each stay.

We advise those who are interested in coming to the Ski Trip to reserve their accommodation the soonest possible as a conference is organised at St Anton at the same dates.

For any additional questions about the WPM events, please contact Chris Katopis at