February 2013
PCB's future events
Corporate Sales Trip London and Confex 2013
On March 19 – 21, PCB will attend the international tradeshow Confex, which will take place at ExCel London. You can visit us at the CzechTourism stand N240. The participation at the fair will be associated with a corporate Sales Trip in London held on March 18.

Seminar “How to bid successfully for international congresses”
On April 9, PCB will hold an educational seminar on how to bid successfully for international congresses in Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel in Prague. The event is taking place on the occasion of an inspection visit of ICCA CEO Martin Sirk regarding the candidacy of Prague on the ICCA Congress 2016. This type of event was held in Prague for the first time last year – read more here.
Ambassador Awards Evening
On April 9, PCB will hold the fourth Ambassador Awards Evening. Together with its members, PCB will award the most significant Czech representatives of international associations who are active congress ambassadors and strongly contribute to the further development of congress industry in Prague.
FAM Trip Europe
On April 25 – 27, PCB will host a FAM Trip for European meeting organizers. Contact person is MICE & Corporate Meetings Manager Jitka Kolářová.
Congress calendar
The complete list of past and future congresses held in Prague can be found here.
New PCB members
Prague Convention Bureau has recently welcomed a new Associated member – Vega Tour in the category of Services.
What is hapenning in Prague
The Airport is Giving Out Wi-Fi and Other Services for Free
Prague Airport prepared for its passengers gift in the form of free unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi internet connection and an option of free use of other modern technologies. By introduction of the completely free Wi-Fi connection, Václav Havel Airport Prague has joined a small group of airports providing this service. A majority of comparable airports in Europe offer only first 15-30 minutes free connection. For users of smartphones, operators of Prague Airport have launched a new application providing flight information, details on airport services, including parking, VIP services, and latest offers of shops and restaurants. More info at www.prg.aero.
Carnevale Prague
From 1st to 12th of February, Prague was a stage for another spectacular Carnevale Prague 2013. This colorful show of historical allegorical festivities consisted of a number of events held in the most beautiful historical venues Prague offers - live Baroque music, classic arias and dances from famous ballets and operas XVII. and XVII. century, great carnival ball in masques and much more. Read here.

Did you know that ...
...nowadays, there are 7 vineyards in Prague
The vineyards around the city were founded by the Emperor Charles IV in the 14th century. The vineyards gave the name to the luxury municipal district Vinohrady (the Czech expression for “vineyards”), formerly also called Královské Vinohrady (Royal Vineyards). The most famous Prague vineyards are St. Clara’s Vineyard in Troja, Grebovka in Vinohrady and St. Wenceslas Vineyard in the Prague Castle.
...Prague is a significant European centre of science
The Czech Republic and its capital city is a place that clearly punches above its weight when it comes to technological innovation and invention. Some of the major scientific discoveries and technological advances that have had a major impact on our lives were made by Czechs: Polarography (Jaroslav Heyrovsky), arc lamp (Frantisek Krizik), fingerprints, theory of cells (J.E. Purkyně), lightning conductor (Václav Prokop Diviš), ship’s propeller (Josef Ludvík František Ressel), blood types (Jan Janský), soft contact lenses (Otto Wichterle), etc.
Members
Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel Prague

Travelling with Experience

Hotel with an elegant art deco ambiance is located directly in the centre of Prague, just few steps from Wenceslas Square and offers first class services and delicious food. It is the only Hotel with Michelin Star restaurant in Prague.

A lavish, an avant-garde accommodation since its opening in 1932 this Prague hotel contains meticulously restored historic details like glittering chandeliers, rich Italian marble staircase and creamy milk glass decoration in lobby area. All 206 guest rooms retain the grace of a bygone era while offering modern conveniences, including Free high-speed, wireless Internet access, LCD flat-screen television, Nespresso® coffee machine and online entertainment system.

For guests, who are traveling for a business, hotel offers 10 modern equipped meeting spaces. The largest one, glass-roofed Crystal Ballroom, can host meetings up to 200 guests.

More info on: www.radissonblu.com/hotel-prague

For more see member profile here.
C-IN

s the leading company specialised in event, congress and association management. Our team of 35 people delivers more than 50 events per year throughout Europe and acts as a permanent secretariat for several European associations. Knowledge and experience in anticipating the meeting industry dynamics, stakeholder expectations and entrepreneurial drive are our key values to our customers.

CZECH-IN ltd. was founded in the year 1992. It is registered at the Municipal Court in Prague, Section 17474. The company operates under the brand name C-IN. Since its founding, C-IN is the leading management company specialised in conference management (PCO), association management services (AMC), corporate events management and special events production. With the head office located in Prague and representation office in Brussels, we are strategically located to serve our clients anywhere in Europe in the best possible way.

We organize conferences and events throughout Europe and have full understanding of the needs of different client cultures. C-IN team originates from the Czech Republic and Belgium and displays its extensive experiences earned over the past decade from more than 450 projects.

For more see member profile here.

GUARANT International in brief

GUARANT International closed its 21st successful year with moving its offices to Business Centre Vysehrad at Prague Congress Centre. Among other important milestones of 2012 was Gastroenterology Congress with first use of 3D film for presenting scientific content in the Czech Republic and large World Psychiatry Association International Congress in Prague.

In 2013 we are enlarging our sales and marketing departments to further develop new services for our clients. We are looking forward to organize the 20th World Conference WONCA - annual meeting of Family Medicine. We are already busy with more than 1900 received abstracts and with successful use of new media – congress Facebook presentation have managed to attract close to 1500 likes from whole world. Active presentation on FB has allowed our client to reach both people out of usual network and also new generation of conference participants.

The World Veterinary Association will be celebrating its 150th anniversary at the 31st World Veterinary Congress in September in Prague. The congress is going to be held under auspices of Ministry of Agriculture and will also feature unique sporting event: 1st World Veterinary Golf Championship.

For more see member profile here.

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