February 2012
PCB's future events
Press Trip Europe
From 17 to 19 May, Prague Convention Bureau will organize a press trip for the representatives of European MICE media, preferably targeting on the UK, Benelux, Germany, France, Italy and Scandinavia. In case of interest please contact Martina Kvašová.
Ambassador Award Evening
The third Ambassador Award Evening in the history of the Prague Convention Bureau will take place on 22 March, 2012, at the Prague Mayor Residence. The Prague Convention Bureau will award the best Czech congress ambassadors, representatives of international associations, for their contribution to the development of Prague congress industry in five categories. More info here.
FAM Trip
Prague Convention Bureau in cooperation with Foreign representation of CzechTourism in New York is organizing an international familiarization trip „Prague InSpires“ for meeting planners from the USA, which will be held from 23 to 27 April, 2012. The contact person is Jitka Kolářová.
New PCB members
Prague Convention Bureau has recently welcomed a new Platinum member - Intercatering in the category of restaurants and catering, and a new Gold member – Hotel Olšanka in the category of hotels.
Icon Hotel
Congress calendar
The complete list of past and future congresses held in Prague can be found here.
What is hapenning in Prague
Highlights from Prague Airport for Your Free Time
The modern environment of Prague Airport is already a favorite destination for tourists, offering fascinating experiences for aviation enthusiasts and others. Visitors also come to take in a varied program of cultural activities. We hope that you, too, will accept our invitation to see one of our exhibitions or take in a film at the airport cinema! An unforgettable experience also awaits you if you visit the “backstage” area of the airport on one of our popular tours.

More info here.
Educational Seminar - What makes a meeting destination successful
How can a destination achieve its potential in the meetings market, financing convention bureaus, or return on investment of public funding in the meeting industry – these were, among others, the major topics discussed with the world leaders in the field of meeting industry at the seminar titled „What makes a meeting destination successful?“, which took place in Prague on 9th February, 2012. This unique event was organized by the Prague Convention Bureau in cooperation with the Czech Convention Bureau, under the auspices of the City of Prague Councillor for Culture, Preservation, Exhibitions, Tourism and Foreign relations Mr. Václav Novotný. Such type of event took place in Prague for the first time. The main partners of the event were Prague Airport and AV Media as a technological partner, media partners being C.O.T. media publishing house, E 15, and Metropol TV.

More info here.
Did you know that...
... the Icon Hotel & Lounge in Prague is the trendiest hotel in Europe
The small design hotel in the city centre has been recently voted the trendiest hotel In Europe and the second trendiest hotel in the world in TripAdvisor’s 2012 Travellers’ Choice.

... the largest carillon in the Czech Republic is in Prague Loreto
The famous peal of thirty bells sounds from the clock tower of the Prague Loreto since 1695. It is also associated with some of the Prague legends and mysteries.

...the oldest meteorological station in the Czech Republic is housed in Prague Clementinum
The meteorological station started to operate in the former Jesuit College in 1752, and its oldest observations have been systematically recorded since 1775, which is the longest continuous series of meteorological observations in the world.
Members
Corinthia Hotel Prague
Corinthia Hotel Prague Corinthia Hotel Prague is a modern upscale business and leisure hotel with fantastic conference facilities with a wonderful SPA with a stunning view over the city of Prague.The Corinthia Conference and Events Centre offers extensive conference facilities for up to 1000 delegates. Occupying an entire hotel floor, the meeting facilities are divided in two separate sections joint by a scenic foyer with panoramic views over the city. The conference rooms, Suite 1 and Suite 2, can be partitioned to create up to 17 breakouts or can be open to accommodate two large plenary rooms.

Both areas enjoy natural daylight and views over one of Prague’s most beautiful quarters. Dining facilities are located just one floor below the conference center conveniently connected by a spiral staircase. In addition, the exclusive Bellevue Conference Hall crowns the hotel 24 floors above the ground level with breathtaking views of the city’s skyline. Ideal for up-market meetings, conferences, banquets and receptions, the Bellevue Hall is complemented by 3 breakout rooms on the same floor and a multipurpose catering area. If you plan an event for over 1500 people and up to 9000, the Prague Congress Centre is just 200 metres, connected by a pedestrian bridge.

For more see member profile here.
Zátiší Group
Zátiší Group “Some of us are very lucky because of how & where we were born, but the luckier we are, the greater is our responsibility towards those who have not been so lucky.” John F. Kennedy 1960.

We at Zatisi Group consider ourselves very lucky and we have committed to devoting at least 20% of our profits to helping others thru Unicef , Detsky Krizove centrum & “People in Need” & many other non-profit organisations. We are slowly shifting the emphasis of this funding to sustainable projects i.e. from “Giving a fish” to “Teaching how to fish” & “Giving a fishing rod”. Our dream is that all “for profit business will become just as responsible as the non profits we work with, contributing to society & making the world a better place to live in. That not only shareholder value but stakeholder value will be maximized. Society & the Environment are two major Stakeholders. Our greatest pleasure comes from providing “wow” service. We are a family of lucky & committed dreamers, having a lot of fun.

For more see member profile here.
Municipal House
Municipal House The Municipal House is one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings not only in Prague, but in Europe generally. For 100 years it has been the centre of cultural and social life of local residents and visitors to the capital city. For this reason, the celebrations will include a number of both cultural and culinary events. The French Restaurant in Prague's Municipal House boasts of one of the most splendid interiors in Europe. Its cuisine was already famous at the time of the opening of the Municipal House, one hundred years ago.

Therefore, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the opening, the French Restaurant Art Nouveau has prepared a special anniversary menu which is historically linked to the dishes and drinks that were served here 100 years ago. The menu has been prepared by the French Chef Jacques Auffrays, the current head of the team of cooks. Dining does not include just the outstanding menu, but also the look and setting of the festive table, including the historical inventory. Moreover, the celebrations will bring back to the dining tables the famous drinking set of the Moser glassworks - Splendid, which incidentally was also created a hundred years ago.

For more see member profile here.
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