Join us on the evening of Thursday, 18th of October, to celebrate the winners of the EFQM Global Excellence Award 2018!
The Celebration Dinner and EFQM Excellence Award Ceremony will take place in the SOFIENSAAL (Marxergasse 17, 1030 Wien).
The building burned down on 16th of August 2001, but it was rebuilt and opened once again in December 2013. The artfully designed mirror bar (with a mirror installation according to the design of the Austrian artist Eva Schlegel), the breathtaking 'Sofie's Salon' and the faithfully reconstructed festivals make the SOFIENSAAL an architectural jewel box that is second to none in Vienna.
The EFQM Global Excellence Award is organised once a year and it is designed to recognise the world's best performing organisations, whether private, public or non-profit. It recognises industry leaders with an indisputable track record of success in turning strategy into action and continuously improving their organisation's performance.
The SOFIENSAAL with a size of 700 m2 is a concert hall and recording venue located in Vienna, Austria. It is situated on Marxergasse, in the city's third district of Landstraße. Built in 1826, it was named after Princess Sophie of Bavaria, the mother of Emperor Franz Josef I. It was originally used as a steam bath and known as the Sofienbad. Between 1845 and 1849, it was converted by the architects August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll into a dance hall and renamed the Sofiensaal. Johann Strauss I performed there regularly and conducted at the opening ball of the house in 1848. Many of the Strauss family's waltzes were first performed there.