17–19 October 2012, hosted by the City of Vienna and held in Vienna City Hall.
The theme was Development Strategies for Metropolitan Regions and Areas.
Vienna is playing a major role in the integration of Central Europe and in the strategic development of the Danube Area. It is involved in a number of major related projects and initiatives as well as exploring aspects of cooperation, the role of the public sector in providing a high quality of life and the understanding of market forces.
In this context the Conference opened with presentations on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and included presentations on Development Strategies for Smart Metropolitan Regions, including Vienna.
This was followed by a series of METREX moderated debates on Affordable Housing and Business Location Development Strategies.