April 2013
PCB's future events
Seminar "How to win international congresses"
The educational seminar "How to win international congresses" will be held on April 9, 2013, at Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel in Prague. Seminar is meant for representatives of Prague Convention Bureau and Czech Convention Bureau, regional convention bureaus, convention bureaus within Central and Eastern Europe region, meeting professionals and media representatives, representatives from local associations, and representatives of public authorities. More here.
FAM Trip Europe
On April 25 – 27, Prague Convention Bureau will host the “Prague Inspires” FAM Trip for European meeting organizers from Germany, Belgium and UK. During the FAM Trip, the participants will have the opportunity to discover Prague as meeting destination. Program includes workshop with local service providers, incentive activity and also visit of several hotels and meeting venues in Prague.
European Press Trip
From May 5 to May 7, Prague Convention Bureau will organize a press trip for journalists representing European MICE media.
IMEX in Frankfurt
On May 21 – 23, Prague Convention Bureau will attend the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events – IMEX in Frankfurt. You can visit PCB at the CzechTourism stand G 300.
M&I Asia Pacific Forum 2013
Prague Convention Bureau will attend the M&I Asia Pacific Forum in Manila, Philippines, from May 28 to June 1. The 2013 Asia Pacific Forum will host 40 suppliers and 100 of Asia's key international MICE buyers from Asia Pacific, with countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, China and Australia.
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 Gold member – Graficon in the category of Meeting organizers.
Graficon
What is hapenning in Prague
CSA has established a Strategic Partnership
The Czech government has approved the sale of a 44 percent stake in Czech Airlines to Korean Air, finalising the selection process of a strategic investor for the national carrier. Working with CSA, Korean Air plans to make Prague one of its European hubs. In line with this strategy, CSA shall provide transport to Korean Air transferring passengers around Europe, increasing the use of the CSA existing capacity and supporting development of Václav Havel Airport Prague as a point of transfer. Korean Air is also committed to help enhance CSA’s long-haul operations.

New hotels coming to Prague
Thanks to the increase in incoming tourism, Prague will welcome several new hotels this year. Nowadays there are five hotel facilities under construction – e.g. 3-star Motel One belonging to the Penta Investments or hotel NH Senovážné belonging to the Spanish group NH Hotels. In September 2013, the hotel chain Pentahotels, belonging to the Hong Kong´s New World Group, will open new 4-star hotel in Prague. The company bought the Quinn Group Karlin building and is now transforming it into the style of the brand in the total investment of 25 million Euros.
Statistics show that congress tourism in Prague rises
The popularity of Prague as a congress destination increases every year. Especially 2012 was extraordinarily successful year for Prague according to the statistics. The Czech Statistical Office, collecting data from collective accommodation establishments, states the total of 4,264 meetings organized in the Czech capital last year (i.e. increase by 234 meetings compared to 2011), which hosted 671,812 participants, that means increase by 16.4% in the number of delegates compared to 2011. More here.
... Prague has one of the largest building complexes in Europe
Large complex of Clementinum, situated next to the Charles Bridge and built on the area of 2 hectares, is one of the largest building complexes in Europe. The most attractive parts of the sightseeing tour in Clementinum are Astronomical Tower, which is 68 meters high and presents a wonderful view of the historical center of Prague, the Mirror Chapel with an in-wrought interior with unique built in mirrors that can not be seen anywhere else, and the Baroque Library hall with splendid fresco paintings on the ceiling and a few historically rare big globes.
... the famous opera “Don Giovanni” was premiered in the Estates Theatre in Prague in 1787
The Theatre of the Estate is permanently linked with the name of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. One of Mozart´s best known operas, “Don Giovanni”, was premiered in the Estates Theatre in Prague in 1787, which Mozart himself conducted. Four years later, another of Mozart´s operas "La clemenza di Tito" was also staged the world premiere in the Estates Theatre in Prague.
Members
Codan Consulting, Your Password to Prague
Senator Travel

Codan Consulting is a Destination Management Agency based in Prague. We specialize in Central and Eastern Europe but we deliver events in the whole Europe. Our projects still to come in 2013 include for instance the EWMA conference in Copenhagen (May), the EPUAP conference in Vienna (August) and the EBJIS conference in Prague (September).

Our professional and friendly staff is multilingual and multinational. Our long term experience and knowledge of Prague and the Czech Republic guarantee you high quality services and a personal approach to your project.

We can help you with choosing the hotels, the conference planning, the selection of venues, dining and entertainment, guided tours, fun activities, etc.

Knowing the local environment we can act as your “long distance assistant”. We can arrange your requirements fast and efficient. We can provide recommendations and suggestions to help you to make your Prague Event successful, unforgettable and enjoyable. We are here to ease your work.

Codan Consulting is a Platinum member of Prague Convention Bureau.

For more see member profile here.
La Bohéme

"Staying is existing, but traveling is living"

La Bohéme would like to invite you to visit Prague and the Czech Republic. The aim of La Bohéme is not only to attract international conference and incentive organizers to Prague, but also to assist them to better utilizing the many beautiful and interesting sights more effectively. With our experienced staff, we have become one of Prague´s largest incentive and conference organizers. We have been able to achieve this distinction not only because of our close attention to details, and providing reliable, high quality service, but also we believe that the satisfaction of the participants and organizers is our first priority.

Meeting and motivation
Over the past decade, meetings and motivation have become the latest trend in the Czech Republic. Prague is furnished with excellent conditions for the conference tourism. The main factors are its location at the very center of Europe, with its many attractive destinations and possibilities, and the numerous cultural events and sights for the congress participant. Due to attractiveness of Prague, as a destination, many new,four and five-star hotels have been constructed, while others have gone through periods of reconstruction to enlarge their capacity, and to improve their existing conference facilities.

The future of Prague, as a prominent conference destination, appears to be bright.

In 2012 we successfully organized the services for AMDOCS, BANKIA SPAIN, SAB MILLER PERU, AL.CO DESIGN, BIONIKE and BAYER ITALY, VW ARGENTINA, MASTER PRO, BNP, ALSTOM, POLARIS, EDENDRED, SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE and IMERYS FRANCE.

In 2013 we will organize many incentive groups for example VORWERK company from Portugal

For more see member profile here.

Zátiší catering for your INSPIRATION!
Zatisi

You are our greatest inspiration and together with you we change the established rules of how to run events, break barriers and move your event way beyond commonplace.

No event is too small, too big, too traditional or too unorthodox for us at Zátiší Catering. Every private party, company gathering, new product launch, world conference, exclusive gala evening, ball, family gathering or intergovernmental meeting you book with us is always number one on our priority list!

Enjoy catering in its utmost form and essence.

We listen closely to your wishes, recommend the best possible solutions, assure smooth operations and, namely, cook fresh delicacies of the Czech and world cuisines. We prepare all meals on the spot so that your guests always enjoy the best flavour and quality.

We at Zatisi Group consider ourselves very lucky thanks to our guests patronage and we have committed to devoting at least 20% of our profits each year to helping others thru various organisation UNICEF, “ People in Need“ & many other non-profit organisations.

Zátiší Catering INSPIRES!

For more see member profile here.
Past Congresses
7th East-West Immunogenetics Conference

After the success of the previous East-West conferences, EAST-WEST IMMUNOGENETICS CONFERENCE was held on March 6–8, 2013 in the Kaiserstein Palace in Prague. The conference was held under the auspices of the European Federation for Immunogenetics and the Czech Transplant Society.

EWIC

EORTC EANO ESMO 2013

Joint International conference of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO) and European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) on "Trends in Central Nervous System Malignancies! organized by the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) was held in Prague on March 22 – 23, 2013. Number of participants was 550.

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