Hot News from Meeting Prague
Does a Future of Hybrid Events Await Us? Representatives of Key Companies Presented Their Visions at the O2 universum
On Wednesday, 26 May, one of the first hybrid events called "HYBRID – Prepare for the Return of Events" took place in the O2 universum complex in Vysočany. 40 guests participated in the event onsite, and another 90 remotely - online. Representatives of major companies and institutions across sectors presented their visions and opportunities, which they see in a hybrid model of cooperation. What do they think the post-covid period will look like for the events and meetings industry?
Education of Future MICE Professionals More Significant Than Ever Before
Summer semester at the Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE) was concluded in mid May, and so was the master's event management course, launched in cooperation of the Prague Convention Bureau with the Department of Tourism in 2016. Despite the complications associated with the coronavirus epidemic, the whole course was transferred to online environment and successfully closed within the distance learning.
New Music Galleries at the Lobkowicz Palace
The Lobkowicz Palace is bustling with new musical resonance. In the heart of its museum exhibition titled ‘Portrait in Music’ dwells a reimagined suite of two new music galleries, illuminating some of the greatest musical moments in history.
Prague Well on Way to Meet City's Goal of Planting Million Trees in Eight Years
In 2019, the Czech capital set a goal of planting a million new trees on its territory within eight years. Since the adoption of this plan, 370,000 new trees have been planted in Prague to the date. These appear in emerging forest parks, city parks, orchards and in the streets of the city.
Prague Airport’s Development Quest: Sustainable and Green
Carbon neutrality, green electricity, protection of biodiversity alongside reduction of disposable plastics. This is but a short list of steps through which Prague Airport pursues sustainability and green urbanism. The long-term development projects imbedded in the airport’s agenda are to adhere to the principles of sustainability, too.
20th anniversary of Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre
On 12 April 2021, the Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary
Virtually Explore the Lobkowicz Collections
As an antidote to pandemic-induced closures of museums and cultural institutions, the Lobkowicz Collections offers unique virtual experiences to engage with local and international audiences — including live virtual tours of the Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle. Join William Rudolf Lobkowicz as your personal guide to explore the Lobkowicz Collections, which feature world-famous paintings by Canaletto, Bruegel, and Velázquez, and hand-annotated manuscripts by many of the world’s greatest composers, including Mozart and Beethoven. Further discover the story of how one of the oldest and most prominent noble families in Bohemia returned to their native country to reclaim their confiscated possessions.
US market is Recovering while the World and Prague Celebrate Global Meeting Industry Day
In few hours – on April 8th, the World will celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), which this year takes on an added sense of urgency and hope. Many industry associations are planning annual daylong events focusing on the meeting and event industry’s efforts to rebuild the business in the aftermath of the pandemic while stressing the economic impact of the meeting and hospitality business and the importance of face-to-face business exchanges. And they are not too far away. SITE, for example, has been holding hybrid events for couple months, and in May they are holding their premier hosted-buyer educational event at Fairmont Austin, which will include hosted buyer sessions and various receptions.
Operations at Airport Prague Gradually Resume; Summer Season Starts on Sunday
During the first week of the 2021 summer schedule, which comes in effect at Václav Havel Airport Prague on Sunday, 28 March 2021, passengers will be able to use direct air connections to approximately 35 destinations in 21 countries worldwide, including charter flights. The schedule features both currently operated destinations and services re-launched from Prague by airlines after a break. The list of offered routes should continue to increase following the resumption of operations in the coming months.