Hot News from Meeting Prague
We Organized Fam Trip for US Buyers
A total of 13 US buyers joined a four-day Prague familiarization trip that followed the B2B trade show IMEX organized annually in Frankfurt, Germany. In cooperation with the Czech Convention Bureau, the buyers had a chance to discover the hidden gems of Prague and visit one of the neighbouring regions.
Hilton Prague Named a Top Meeting Hotel in Europe by Cvent
Hilton Prague announced it was named the fifth Top Meeting Hotel in Europe by industry-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, Cvent. The globally recognized Cvent Top Meeting Hotels lists were published on May 23 and spotlight properties that prioritise planner collaboration and attract significant MICE business value.
Prague Retained International Congresses and Conferences in 2022, Ascending to the Top 5 Sought-After Meeting Destinations
Prague welcomed almost four thousand events with 616,000 delegates last year, according to aggregated data from the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) and the Prague Convention Bureau (PCB). Although this was an increase of several hundred percent compared to the years of pandemic, meetings Prague has not yet come close to the record years of 2018 and 2019. In international comparison, however, it has improved. In the ranking of the most sought-after congress destinations in the world by the International Congress Association ICCA, the Czech capital has landed on the fifth place in 2022, leaving Madrid, Berlin, Athens, Brussels and London behind.
Fashion Arena Prague Outlet Opened 20 More Places for Charging Electric Cars
In mid-May, the Fashion Arena Prague Outlet centre in Štěrboholy successfully opened 20 new parking spaces for charging electric cars. This initiative is a response to the growing trend of e-mobility and at the same time promoting eco-friendly travel options for the outlet centre's customers. This is the second phase of building spaces for electric vehicles and a significant expansion of capacities in the network of approximately two hundred charging stations in Prague.
Prague Hosted IAPCO Council Meeting
From 17 to 20 May 2023, the IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) Council Meeting was held in Prague with participation of ten council members. Prague Convention Bureau had the honour to organize the Meeting.
Innovative Prague VI
Prague is not only an amazing historical city with a wealth of monuments, excellent gastronomy, cordial residents, and a wide range of events. It is also a modern and innovative science hub. Prague excels in many fields, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, biomedicine, low-carbon technologies, data technologies and selected creative industries, providing ideal opportunities for holding conventions and conferences with the matching topics.
Prague Sets Its Eyes on the Deep of Space
Only few people know that the eyes of space experts are also often set on Prague. And what are the reasons behind it? The city of a hundred spires, whose fame will touch the stars, as princess Libuše predicted the future of Prague according to a legend, has a few reasons. In addition to this, many globally important congresses and conferences related to this topic were held in this city. So how is it with the stars in Prague?
Two-Billion Increase Year-on-Year
Prague Airport reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of 2.2 billion crowns last year, representing a significant increase compared to 2021, when this indicator was at 190 million crowns. In terms of net economic results, the Company recorded a profit of 283 million crowns in 2022, which is a significantly better outcome compared to 2021, when the Company closed its books with a loss of almost a billion CZK, mainly due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pilsner Urquell: The Original Beer Experience opens in Central Prague
Pilsner Urquell: The Original Beer Experience, a new brand home for Pilsner Urquell, just opened in the heart of Prague. This immersive Experience tells the story of the world’s first Pilsner beer, celebrating Pilsner Urquell’s central place in Czech history and culture.