Saturday, June 17th 2017 - Grand Hôtel Intercontinental de Paris

150th anniversary of the Blue Danube

The 2017 Edition of the Ball is under the high patronage of

Ms. Ulrike Butschek
Plenipotentiary minister of the Republic of Austria in Paris


Mr Stéphane Bern
Journalist and writer


Honour Committee

  • H.E. Sir Harald Stranzl, Permanent delegate ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the UNESCO

  • Sir Philippe Carré, Council of State, former ambabassador of the French Republic to the Republic of Austria

  • Sir Robert del Picchia, Senator of the French overseas, honour chairman of the group of friendship France-Austria

  • Sir Mario Vielgrader, Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Paris

  • Sir Eric Mestrallet, Chairman of the Foundation Espérance Banlieues

  • Pr. Jean-Paul Bled, Former professor at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, specialized in Austrian history