150 year gala

October 2017, Sofiensäle Vienna

On 5th October 2017 Compass-Verlag celebrated the 150th anniversary with more than 400 guests at the Sofiensäle in Vienna.

Founded in 1867 as an address book publisher, Compass evolved into a leading provider of digital company information in Austria. Customers, business partners and stakeholders congratulated Nikolaus Futter and Hermann Futter, the managing directors of Compass-Group.

The history of the company was presented with video clips and Corinna Milborn talked to the managing directors about the topic “information”. The Erste Group Bank AG – the most standing customer of Compass-Verlag – was honoured for 150 years of loyalty. Roman Szeliga amused the audience with his humorous speech, the Bossa Club and the Bad Powells with their gigs.

Photo credit: Stögmüller, Compass

Congratulations from politics and business

"100 million data accesses every year - Compass - an indispensable guide and companion for Austrian businesses both at home and abroad."

Dr. Christoph Leitl, President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO)

"Over the last 150 years Compass-Verlag has become a good friend to every entrepreneur. I congratulate Compass-Verlag and its staff and wish them the very best for the next 150 years!"

Dr. Therese Niss, Member of the Executive Board, Mitterbauer Beteiligungs-AG & Federal Chairperson of Junge Industrie

"Reliability, security, speed" - that's what the Compass services stand for. And precisely those three aspects are what are needed. An essential tool for the profession of auditors and tax advisors. Thank you for the longstanding, excellent and competent cooperation."


Mag. Gerhard Stangl, Managing Director Akademie der Wirtschaftstreuhänder

"In 1995 Compass was one of the first companies on the internet to provide data-driven data. I wish the publishers a very happy birthday!"

Dr. Johann Hansmann, President of the Austrian Angels Investors Association

"Many thanks for the pleasant, uncomplicated and very constructive cooperation that has existed between our two companies for a very long time! I wish you a very happy 150th birthday!"

Dr. Peter Bosek, Executive Board Member Erste Group Bank AG

"Congratulations on your anniversary! We gladly look back on decades of successful cooperation during which we searched for over 2,900 of our candidates in your databases to find the "right" company for the next job."

Dr. Peter Holzmüller, Managing Director Lee Hecht Harrison / OTM

"It is incredible what interests have to be brought together here. On the one hand, keeping up the grand tradition and, on the other, consistently ensuring innovation and reinventing yourself. I have been a user myself for many years."

Michael Krammer, Managing Shareholder Ventocom & President of SK Rapid Wien

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