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Prague Awards Congresses and Their Ambassadors Again
After an enforced coronavirus pause, Prague honoured outstanding Czech scientists, professors, doctors, and other top experts for their contribution to the meetings industry in the Czech capital again. This year, the Prague Convention Bureau, organisation providing umbrella to the Prague meetings industry, acknowledged the efforts of congress ambassadors over the previous three years at the 11th Annual Ambassador Awards Evening. The ceremony of presenting 11 awards took place on 6th September 2022 at the Residence of the Mayor of Prague.
How did the Prague Congress Centre prepare for the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU?
It has already been two months since the Czech government took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU. In that time, thousands of personalities from the world of politics and economics have visited the Czech Republic.
National House of Vinohrady Will Host Two Symposiums in the Second Half of the Year
First symposium to be held is 31st Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics which will be followed by 10th HbbTV Symposium and Awards in the beginning of November.
Occidental Praha Acquires Green Stay Sustainability Certificate
Occidental Praha, a member of the Barceló Hotel Group, is now a proud holder of the Green Stay Initiative certificate awarded by the HRS company. The hotel even received the highest award, the so-called A grade. Various parameters were evaluated in the process of certification. Among the most important criteria were the hotel's carbon footprint, water consumption, electricity consumption and the hotel's waste strategy.
The First Almanac X Prague Hotel Room Unveiled
The renovation of the Alcron Hotel in Prague, to be reopened under the Almanac X brand towards beginning of 2023, will see the start of a new era at one of the Czech capital’s most famous hotels.
Reconstruction of the Spiral Theatre is in Full Swing, New Multifunctional Space Will Offer Unique Revolving Stage and High-Quality Acoustics
The reconstruction of the iconic Spiral Theatre at the Prague Exhibition Grounds has progressed to the next phase. Originally a panoramic circular cinema, rebuilt into a theatre, it will be transformed into a multifunctional space Nová Spirála (the New Spiral), which will offer not only the circular hall with a unique revolving stage and seating for more than 750 spectators, but also an additional hall for smaller musical, theatre or dance performances. Improved statics, water retention tanks for irrigation of the surrounding greenery, nineteen suspension tensile units with a load capacity of several tons, top technology and acoustics. These are just some of the advantages that the future leader among multifunctional European spaces will offer. The new Spiral should open to the public in the first half of next year. Complete renovation will cost more than 200 million Czech Crowns.
Prague Airport Will Distribute 18 Million Crowns to Neighbouring Communities
As the flights from the Prague Airport have resumed, so has the direct financial support to the neighbouring communities. Through the recently announced transparent grant programme “GOOD NEIGHBOURS”, the Airport will distribute CZK 18 million to public benefit projects.
The ninth World Archeological Congress (WAC-9) returned to Europe after many years
The World Archaeological Congress (WAC) returned to Europe after fourteen years, directly to the capital of the Czech Republic. Prague had the honour of hosting this world-renowned congress at the beginning of July under the auspices of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The World Archaeological Congress has been held regularly every four years since 1986. However, the original date of the ninth edition was postponed twice until this year in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Prague Wins "Data Oscar"
The Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR Prague) has won one of the world's most prestigious awards in the field of data and geography. Esri, an international provider of georgraphic information systems (GIS) software, recognized Prague for its long-term work with data and its use in urban planning. At the Esri’s annual conference in San Diego, USA, watched by over 30,000 spectators, Prague's ability to effectively transform data into ecological and economic solutions that improve the quality of life in the city were highlighted.