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Sponsoring in OMV Group

The energy for a better life:
OMV sponsorship

As one of the largest listed companies in Austria, OMV bears a major social responsibility. Among other things, we fulfill this responsibility through our sponsoring activities as well as through projects in the field of corporate sustainability. The sponsorship of OMV covers the areas of sport and culture.
In sports sponsoring, OMV is involved in ski jumping, soccer and running events at regionally important locations in Central and Eastern Europe. In the field of culture, OMV focuses on the cultural exchange between its core markets and supports selected cultural institutions in Austria.

In order to achieve a sustainable effect, long-term partnerships are preferred as well as special projects that we are developing together with our cooperation partners.
For information on sponsorship activities in individual countries, please visit the respective country website.

Sports Projects

Ski jumping is a sport of dynamism, excitement and fun that is constantly evolving and moving. OMV promotes the "Eagles" of the Austrian men's team. Thanks to the intensive, long-term and reliable partnership between the ÖSV and OMV, many great achievements in World Championships and Olympic Games could be celebrated together.
OMV is proud to be a long-standing partner in ski jumping and wishes its athletes much success and energy for further highs!

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Matthias Walkner ranks among the absolute world class champions in off-road sport. He was the first Austrian to win the motorcycle classification at the Rallye Dakar in 2018, the world’s toughest off-road race.

At the Rallye Dakar 2019, Matthias Walkner, finished second after an incredible performance, despite having a serious injury on his ankle. 

Before that, he had already celebrated a victory in the World Rallye Raid Championship in 2015 as well as his first 2nd place in 2017 at the Dakar Rallye as additional career high points. 

As an austrian and an international company we are proud to be the premium partner of Matthias Walkner and to support him as well as his team in the very best way possible.

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Sport connects and inspires people! Therefore, we renewed our cooperation as a premium partner with the SK Rapid Wien at the beginning of 2019. In doing so, OMV puts a special focus on the support of young and talented upcoming players from SK Rapid Wien.

In addition, this creates extraordinary synergies that benefit our OMV employees. With games of the Rapids first team, as well as the junior teams against various teams from our association of oil and gas municipality of lower Austria, the sport gets support in the region.

Furthermore, the Special Needs Team is an essential part of support and encouragement of mentally disabled people. The "Special Needs Team" is an inherent part of the Rapid Wien family, which is connected with further social and charitable activities of OMV.

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Cultural Projects

OMV is general sponsor of the Vienna State Opera

The Vienna State Opera is one of the world’s most important opera houses. With its first-rate casts, combination of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic, and an extensive repertoire, the opera house on Vienna’s Ring Road is one of a kind and enjoys a superb reputation.

OMV is a general sponsor of the renowned house on Vienna’s Ring Road. Additionally, OMV has supported the development of the live stream WIENER STAATSOPER live at home. Opera lovers around the globe can experience selected opera and ballet productions live from the comfort of their homes. 

With this partnership, OMV is providing long-term support to an internationally renowned Austrian cultural institution and – as an internationally operating company – reinforcing its commitment to fostering cultural dialog.

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OMV and Gazprom: Project sponsors of the Salzburg Festival 2021​

The Salzburg Festival celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020. It was founded in 1920 by poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal, theater and film director Max Reinhardt, composer Richard Strauss, head of the Wiener Staatsoper Franz Schalk, and set designer Alfred Roller.

The reason for this was that, according to Hofmannsthal, "Salzburg is the heart of the heart of Europe" and there was the hope that art and culture would heal the wounds of the First World War. This resulted in an unique artistic and economic success story.

Inspired by Max Reinhard's famous statement "The whole city is a stage", numerous anniversary productions and an extensive supporting program was planned in the city of Salzburg for this year's celebrations.

However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, the originally scheduled program had to be discarded, and for a certain time it was unclear whether the Salzburg Festival 2020 could even take place. The President of the Salzburg Festival, Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler and her team, then developed a concept for a scaled-down festival with separate security requirements.

The Salzburg Festival 2020

The Salzburg Festival 2020 will now take place from August 1 to 30, 2020. In addition to the anniversary “Jedermann”, the program includes two operas, three theater productions and 53 concerts, as well as several side events.

The Salzburg Festival 2021

All productions of the anniversary program that will not be shown in 2020 will be part of the the Salzburg Festival in 2021. This concludes the anniversary celebrations. The great Russian opera "Boris Godunow", which is supported exclusively by the two project sponsors OMV and Gazprom, will also celebrate its big premiere in 2021

More information about the Salzburg Festival can be found here.

OMV is partner of the Leopold Museum

The Leopold Museum is one of the most popular museums in Vienna. OMV is a partner of the museum with important works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Gerstl, Alfred Kubin and many others.

The cooperation with the Leopold Museum enables international guests, partners and employees to experience one of the most important collections of modern Austrian art of the 19th century and modernity exclusively.

In 2020, OMV supports the special exhibition "HUNDERTWASSER - SCHIELE: Imagine Tomorrow" as an exclusive partner. The exhibition shows for the first time; conceived as a dialogue; the connection and influence of Egon Schiele on the career and artistic creation of Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The impressive show can be visited in the Leopold Museum until January 11, 2021.

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OMV is a partner of the Wiener Konzerthaus

Since the Wiener Konzerthaus was founded in 1913, the combination of tradition and innovation from the main pillars of the Konzerthaus's artistic identity. During the course of the season more than 800 performances take place. The repertoire ranges freom classical music to jazz and various other music styles.

OMV has been a partner of the Wiener Konzerthaus for many years and is supporting the "Vorlisten" cycle in the 2020/21 season.

The concert cycle "Vorhören" is particularly recommended for children and young people accompanied by their parents. In the first part of the concert, the children go on a discovery tour through the Vienna Konzerthaus. Characteristics and fascinating information are explained creatively in an age-appropriate workshop. In the second part of the concert, parents and children enjoy the musical implementation of the previously explained works together in the great concert hall.

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OMV is a partner of the Austrian National Library

Ludwig van Beethoven: His name stands for a musical oeuvre that today enchants people the world over. For the 250th birthday of the great composer in 2020, the Austrian National Library will present the special exhibition: “Beethoven. World of the Man and Spark of the Gods”. This wonderful special exhibition will be presented in the State Hall and supported by OMV as the main sponsor.

On the occasion of the 250th birthday of the great composer Ludwig von Beethoven in 2020, the Austrian National Library is presenting the special exhibition “Beethoven. Human world and spark of gods.” until January 10, 2021. 

Beethoven's encounters with his contemporaries, teachers, musicians and patrons, with women and friends, but also with his family represent his "World of the Man". The exhibition shows this based on numerous original letters from the holdings of the Austrian National Library.

Beethoven's original manuscripts of works that are still a big part of the classical canon today, such as the Violin Concerto op. 61, the "Spring Sonata" op. 24 or the String Quartet op. 95 from the holdings of the Austrian National Library, stand for the "Spark of the Gods" of his oeuvre.

The exhibition is now extended to January 21, 2021 and the entire Beethoven anniversary year can be seen in the State Hall. Further information on this exhibition and the offers of the Austrian National Library can be found here.

OMV has been a partner of the Austrian National Library for several years and has supported this Austrian cultural institution in the past with various exhibitions, as a book sponsor, and with developing the literature museum.

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