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June 2013
PCB's future events
AIBTM Chicago and MICE Roadshow USA/ Canada
From 2 to 12 June, Prague Convention Bureau together with CzechTourism Agency and its Authority in USA in cooperation with Hungarian Convention Bureau organize MICE Roadshow in USA and Canada. The roadshow includes networking events in Dallas, Washington D.C., Toronto and Chicago, where Prague and the Czech Republic will be presented as the ideal congress destinations. Prague Convention Bureau together with Prague Information Service will also attend AIBTM in Chicago on 11 - 13 June 2013.
Breakfast with Congress Ambassadors
On 24 June, the third educational and networking breakfast titled „Why and how to bring a congress to Prague“ organized for potential congress ambassadors, i.e. those who are beginning their candidacy or are considering it. The event is held within the Ambassador Programme, under the auspices of the Councillor of the City of Prague Mr. Václav Novotný. The main speaker, professor MUDr. Eva Syková, director of the Institute of Experimental Medicine ASCR, will share her experience in getting international congresses to Prague with the guests.
ICCA Research, Sales & Marketing Programme
Prague Convention Bureau will attend the ICCA Research, Sales and Marketing Programme held in Amsterdam on July 7 – 11. It is an annual gathering of research, sales and marketing professionals. The event provides an opportunity to meet with other like-minded individuals, to discuss what is currently happening in the industry to help keep up with current trends and stay ahead of the game when it comes to finding and winning association meetings business! Almost 100 delegates from 28 different countries will attend the event. This year, programme highlights include Business Exchange, Consultancy appointments and Lead generation training. PCB will be represented by Rita Juklova.
Educational FAM trip for US buyers
Prague Convention Bureau in cooperation with Delta Airlines will organize a FAM Trip for highly qualified USA/Canadian buyers that should be scheduled in August. For more information contact Jitka Kolarova at Jitka.kolarova@pragueconvention.cz
Congress calendar
The complete list of past and future congresses held in Prague can be found here.
What is hapenning in Prague
Prague became the 11th World’s Congress Destination Last Year
Prague became the 11th world's congress destination and 10th European congress city in 2012 and achieved the best position in congress field for the last six years. Statistics for 2012 have been published recently by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and according to them; Prague Convention Bureau is just a step away from achieving its ambitious goals - Prague as a top ten world's congress destination by 2015 and top five by 2020. More Here


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Prague Flood 2013
Life in Prague is returning to its normal. Flood waters are receding, the anti-flood barriers throughout the city have done their job and the historical centre remained intact. With modern anti-flood barriers in place, there was only minimal flooding in Prague’s historical centre and no risk to visitors. Keep updated about current situation in Prague and visit PragueWelcome.
Prague did not win 2016 ICCA Congress, but...
All ICCA members in the Czech Republic, highly experienced meeting professionals, connected in one strong bidding team to candidate for hosting one of the toughest groups of delegates that any destination can imagine - 2016 ICCA Congress. Thanks to the great cooperation of the Czech team Prague presented an excellent bid and together with Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, became one of two shortlisted final destinations. More here.
Did you know that ...
… 2013 is the year of Art Nouveau Season in Prague
Art Nouveau is the last of the great universal visual styles. Spread practically across the entire Western world at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, it left its mark in architecture, painting, sculpture, and other genres. Several major exhibitions on Art Nouveau style take place in Prague in 2013. More here.
…Hortus Angelicus was the first botanic garden in Prague
The first botanic garden was the Hortus Angelicus established in Prague in 1350 during the rule of Charles IV as a medical plants garden. The garden was located on the same place where today the main Post Office on Jindřišská is situated. The main Post Office is a fine example of neo-renaissance architecture from the 1870s, with its interior murals of flowery figures telling the story of postal communications. Today, the only clue to the garden’s existence is in the street that once ran along its north-east border. Nowadays named Politických vězňů (Political prisoners street), it was at one time called Platea Angeli, after the 14th century pharmacist, Angelus of Florence.
Members
Diplomat Hotel Prague
Conferences, Meetings, Fairs and Much More

Are you just about to plan a conference, a congress or a special fair? The 4-star Diplomat Hotel Prague, managed by VI Hotels & Resorts, provides everything you need for your event. The one of Prague’s largest conference centres offers a total of 2,000 m2 of meeting space, excellent event facilities, a very comfortable accommodation, delicious cuisine and top-end quality service.

Central location and state-of-the-art meeting facilities – this is the Diplomat conference and business hotel. The hotel is easily reached from the airport and very well-connected to the city by tram and underground.

Your guests will also appreciate the hotel’s Café Klimt and CD Restaurant, 24h Grab&Shop, Japanese restaurant Katsura, Health Club, business support centre, car rental, a hairdresser’s and a beauty studio, hotel’s underground car parking and much more.

Multifunctional hotel premises offering tailored events ranging from corporate hospitality events and private functions to large congresses and exhibitions.

Explore more at www.vi-hotels.com/diplomat.

For more see member`s profile here.
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INCHEBA EXPO PRAHA Exhibition Grounds

The Incheba Expo Praha Exhibition Grounds in Holešovice are one of the most beautiful exhibition grounds in Europe. Covering a total of 360 000 m2, they are an important cultural center as well as the only dignified brick and mortar exhibition grounds in Prague.

The dominating feature of the grounds is the Art Nouveau Industrial Palace, which plays host to prestigious congresses, summits, symposia, balls, events, gala evenings, fashion shows, exhibitions, fairs, awards ceremonies, as well as classic and popular music concerts. The Industrial Palace hosted members of an International Monetary Fund meeting, for example.

The historical grounds in Prague’s Holešovice district also offer one of the most remarkable and unique sites in Europe, Křižík’s Fountain.

Incheba Praha is one hundred percent owned by the joint-stock company Incheba, the leader on the Slovak exhibition market. The number one player on the Prague exhibition market offers its partners comprehensive exhibition and promotional services in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. Each year the company organizes over 25 exhibitions and international fairs and handles all related commercial, technical, service and operational activities. Incheba’s staff organizes exhibitions and fairs and also handles the graphical and creative solutions of stands, as well as the project preparations and the production and installation of stands at the exhibitions and fairs using the most modern exhibition systems and equipment.

For more see member`s profile here.
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Liberty Incentives & Congresses

Since 1999, Liberty Incentives & Congresses Prague – part of Liberty International Tourism Group founded in 1991 in Prague – has been operating as a leading independent DMC in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. With 10 international professionals in Prague, our office has an extensive expertise in organizing congresses, incentives, meetings & symposia, events & product launches, teambuilding & outdoor management training, with faithful customers from all around the world.

Our commitment to them is:

• quick, reactive and creative offers thanks to our versatile staff
• competitive prices thanks to our strong buying power
• proactive ideas thanks to our taste for innovation
• tailor-made programs thanks to our close cooperation with our clients

To achieve that, we focus on Liberty group key values:

• “We love what we do! Our clients must enjoy working with us”
• “We deliver a full-service, a one turn-key solution for our clients, from brand strategy and content development to creative, design, video, production, and program management.”
• “We believe in partnership, with close cooperation between us and our clients or our suppliers”
• “We think global, act local, using synergies and assets of a global network of 35 offices around the world without loosing the personal touch of each individual environment”

Our recognition for this by the event professionals has awarded us:

• Best incentive agency in Czech Republic (TTG Awards)
• Official organizing partner of the EC for conferences and congresses worldwide

For more see member`s profile here.
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Past Congresses
13th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

From 5th May to 2nd June 2013 Prague hosted 13th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care which took place in the Prague Congress Centre. The congress was organized by the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) whose aim is to promote palliative care in Europe and to act as a focus for all of those who work, or have an interest, in the field of palliative care at the scientific, clinical and social levels. The Prague Congress attracted more than 3000 delegates from all over the world.

WORD CONGRESS
ECVD/ WVDC 2013

From 23rd to 26th May 2013, Clarion Congress Hotel Prague hosted the joint congress WVDC/ECVD 2013 which combined the 22nd European Congress of Veterinary Dentistry and 12th World Veterinary Dental Congress. Prague hosted the International Congress of Veterinary Dentistry for the first time. The congress, that was aimed to veterinarians and other professionals who have an interest in animal dentistry, oral medicine and oral surgery, attracted more than 500 experts from all continents, primarily from Europe, North and South America, Australia, as well as from Asia and Africa.

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