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Fifteen Seconds Sports - Business meets Sports

14 September 2023 By Erste Bank Open
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Business meets sports. Following this motto, the "Fifteen Seconds Sports" event on October 24 will bring together exciting names from the world of sports in Hall F of the Vienna Stadthalle. Among them: Tennis legend Boris Becker, ex-ski racer Anna Veith and big wave surfer Nic von Rupp.


What can managers learn from top athletes - and vice versa? Fifteen Seconds Sports" explores questions like these in keynotes and panel discussions. In addition to stars from the world of sports, the speakers include managers from companies such as Atomic, Planted, Huawei, Visa, Erste Bank and Lavazza. The program focuses on intersections in business and sports - it is about knowledge transfer between both worlds, which can be used for one's own career to get ahead better.

This year, top-class personalities such as Olympic skiing champion Anna Veith, big-wave surfer Nic von Rupp and three-time Wimbledon champion and 1996 Vienna winner Boris Becker have been recruited for the event. Also inquired is Alexander Zverev, who would form a German "tennis double" with Becker at this business event.

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"We as the Austrian Tennis Federation are looking forward to presenting this event together with Herwig Straka's agency e|motion and Fifteen Seconds GmbH for the second time - after the great success last year. It is a very special honor that such a tennis legend as Boris Becker will honor us this year. It is an enormous upgrade for the event, which also shines with a very high-caliber line-up with ex-ski star Anna Veith and many other interesting speakers and will certainly again offer great added value for all sports and especially tennis fans," ÖTV President Martin Ohneberg is convinced.

 "The premiere of Fifteen Seconds Sports as part of the Erste Bank Open was a complete success last year. Therefore, it was a logical step to hold this event, which perfectly combines sports and business, again this year. The speakers are as exciting as the topics they will present. Therefore, I can only recommend participation to all interested parties," explains tournament director Herwig Straka.

The event is taking place for the second time and is a joint venture of Erste Bank Open organizer e|motion, the Austrian Tennis Federation and conference organizer Fifteen Seconds. Tickets are currently still available on the Fifteen Seconds website at the early bird price of 49 euros.