RTL City In Luxembourg Inaugurated
Yesterday, RTL Group officially inaugurated its new headquarters, henceforth to be known as ‘RTL City’. Set just a short walk away from the former premises, it has been designed to house the Group’s Luxembourgish activities.
About 130 Luxembourg personalities attended the event. Political figures who honoured the event with their presence included, among others, Viviane Reding, Member of the European Parliament and former Vice-President of the European Commission; Francine Closener, Secretary of State for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Secretary of State for Economy, Secretary of State for Internal and Mars Di Bartoloméo, President of the Chamber of Deputies. Distinguished project-related guests were also present.
The RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg presenter Marie Galès opened the ceremony before leaving the floor to Elmar Heggen, CFO of RTL Group and Head of the Corporate Centre, then to Thomas Rabe, CEO of Bertelsmann and Chairman of the Board of Directors of RTL Group. In conclusion, Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, who was not able to attend the event, sent a video message that was broadcast to the gathering.
Following the speeches, the guests enjoyed a guided tour through the new buildings to view the new premises, including the TV and Radio studios, the editing room, the office areas, and the large conference room on the 14th floor, overlooking Luxembourg City and the surrounding forest.
Elmar Heggen, CFO of RTL Group and Head of the Corporate Centre, says: “With these modern premises and the renewal of the concession agreement, we can state that what is true for Luxembourg is also true for our Group: we have a proud past, a vibrant present, and a promising future.”
Thomas Rabe, CEO of Bertelsmann and Chairman of the Board of Directors of RTL Group, says: “RTL Group has never been in a better shape - it has never made a better impression quite literally. The new building is modern, it is state of the art, it is efficient. Attributes which also apply to RTL Group and its businesses which once again achieved record results in 2016 as presented at the Annual General Meeting today.”
Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, says in a video message: “RTL Group is an important player worldwide and we are proud and of course satisfied that RTL Group has shown its commitment to Luxembourg as a global media centre by building this new headquarters in our capital. The concept of this building is very innovative and inspiring – an ideal environment for a company that continuously has to reinvent itself. Congratulations on the start of a new era!”