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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

50 years of OMV – GAZPROM:
Old Masters from the Hermitage at the Kunsthistorisches Museum

2018 is the year OMV and GAZPROM look back on a 50-year partnership. What started out in 1968 with the first Russian gas delivered to Austria has developed in a successful longstanding cooperation. The two companies have been supplying Austria and Europe with energy and heat reliably for decades. This is why two years ago OMV and GAZPROM decided to expand their successful economic partnership through complementary projects in the cultural and social spheres.

To mark the 50-year anniversary, one of Europe’s most significant art collections came to Vienna thanks to OMV and GAZPROM. Masterpieces from the St. Petersburg Hermitage by artists such as Tintoretto, Botticelli, Rembrandt and van Dyck were displayed in Vienna in all their splendor and entered into a fascinating dialog with the paintings of the Kunsthistorisches Museum.

The sumptuous exhibition “Old Masters from the Hermitage. Masterpieces from Botticelli to van Dyck” could be seen from June 6 to September 2, 2018, at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The exhibition will be shown in the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg in the fall.

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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 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 2019 OMV is supporting the special exhibition "Oskar Kokoschka - Expressionist, Migrant, European". The exciting and impressive exhibition will be on shown from April 6th until July 8th 2019 at the museum.

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OMV is a partner of the Wiener Konzerthaus

OMV is a longstanding partner of the Wiener Konzerthaus. In recent years OMV sponsored the cycle "Fridays@7" several times. For the season 2018/19, OMV is sponsoring the cycle "Vorhören" and the concerts "Im Klang".

The cycle "Vorhören" is highly recommended for families with children. The first part of the concert takes children on a discovery tour through the Wiener Konzerthaus. Special features and puzzles are explored creatively in age-appropriate introductions to the works. In the second part of the concert, parents and children listen together as the musical works that were explained in the preceding part are now brought to life.

"Im Klang" gives the audience an exceptional music experience. For this concert the members of the Wiener Symphoniker are spread out far apart from each other on the ground floor of the Großer Saal, with the concertgoers taking up their seats in between the musicians. This puts the audience in the mid of the sound, allowing them to experience the orchestra closer than ever before.

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OMV is partner of the Austrian National Library

In Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the death of Emperor Maximilian I, the Austrian National Library is dedicating a special exhibition in the State Hall to the important monarch and "Last Knight" based on more than 90 valuable objects. The exhibition will be open to public by March 15th 2019  – supported by OMV. 

Maximilian's education was still fiercely influenced by medieval traditions and he was enthusiastic about hunting and tournaments. Nevertheless, he was also known as a bookworm and open to the mindset of the Renaissance. Thus, he developed a completely new ruler ideal.

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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Special Projects

For the first time in 2019, OMV was Platinum Partner of the innovative 4GameChangers Festival - the international digital festival. The festival took place for the fourth time from Tuesday, April 9 to Thursday, April 11 2019 in the Marxhalle in Vienna.

OMV participated in the event with the following 7 stage performances in the form of keynote speeches, panel discussions etc. and a higly-visited OMV Future Mobility Race at the Entertainment Court:

Presentation OMV Digital & Innovation

  • Roman Spitzer, Digital Twin
  • Thomas Jaud, E-Top
  • Wolfgang Hofer, Re-oil

Keynote Manfred Leitner: “Energizing tomorrow´s mobility: Searching for the perfect mix”

Panel “Future Mobility – Heavy Traffic”

Moderation: Ronny Rockenbauer (Go! Das Motormagazin, Sat1)

  • Manfred Leitner – Executive Board Member, OMV
  • Tina Wakolbinger – Professor at WU-Wien, Institut for transport sector and logistic
  • Hermine Resch – Managing Director Herbert Temmel GmbH (Transport company)
  • Clemens Först - Rail Carco Austria
  • Sascha Kaehne - IVECO, Director Business area „Schwere Nutzfahrzeuge“

Keynote Andreas Wagner (PhD Student, University of Cambridge): „A future beyond fossil fuels: Our generation’s moon landing“

Panel “A world without oil?”

Moderation: Corinna Milborn (Infochefin von PULS 4)

  • Rainer Seele – CEO OMV
  • Elisabeth Köstinger – Minister of Sustainability & Tourism
  • Gerhard Schröder – Former German Federal Chancellor
  • Alfred Stern - CEO Borealis
  • Andreas Wagner, University of Cambridge
  • Adam Pawloff - Greenpeace Austria

This year the international digital festival for top executives, influencers, start-ups, visionaries and gamechangers was even bigger, more networked and more global. Under the motto "Europe meets Asia", three days were dedicated to the latest future-oriented topics, inspiration, networking and entertainment.

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