WKO 120 Julius Raab
On 29 November 2011, former Austrian Chancellor Julius Raab would have celebrated his 120 birthday. The commemoration for the founder of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) took place in the new Sky Lounge at the WKÖ building in Vienna.
The list of prominent guests was led by WKÖ President Christoph Leitl with his deputy Hans Jörg Schelling as well as Secretary-Generals Anna Maria Hochhauser and Herwig Höllinger; Viktor Sigl, member of the state parliament of Upper Austria; Rudolf Trauner, President of the WK Upper Austria; Gottfried Kneifel, member of the Federal Council; and Christian Hofer, Director of WK Upper Austria. Also attending were Hermann Haneder, President of the Chamber of Labor of Lower Austria (AKNÖ), as well as witnesses to history such as former state parliamentarian Vinzenz Höfinger and retired ambassador Herbert Grubmayr.
Trust in God, knackwurst and Virginia cigars.
This trio was important to Julius Raab, and so the buffet was also put together in keeping with his times.