Great honor for Herwig Straka (pictured in the middle above), head of event agency e|motion and tournament director of the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna’s Stadthalle. Due to his achievements in his now more than 25 years spanning career, the native from Graz was introduced into the Austrian Event Hall of Fame – the highest honor which can be bestowed by the organization of live marketing agencies (emba – event marketing board Austria).
Under the direction of Straka the traditional tennis tournament in Vienna’s Stadthalle was raised to ATP Tour 500 status. Straka also is the organizer of the Shot Clock Masters, the only tournament of the European Golf Tour on Austrian soil.
Tennis legend Thomas Muster who, amongst others like Thomas Vanek, Armin Assinger and Mirna Jukic, is managed by Straka’s e|motion agency, held the honorific speech.
emba chief executive Martin Brezovich said: “His sport events are bench marks for Austria. They offer live marketing as it should be: unforgettable, emotional and unique.”
The award ceremony was held on 5 June 2018 at the Casino Baden.