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At the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic is ideal for meetings and incentives

At the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic is ideal for meetings and incentives

The Czech Republic is a great place for meetings and incentive events

Sharing its borders with Germany in the west, Austria in the south, Slovakia in the east and Poland in the north east, the Czech Republic is situated at the heart of Europe. Made up of the historic regions of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, it is its stunning capital city Prague that is most widely used for hosting all manners of meetings and incentives. There are also 14 other tourist regions which deserve the attention of event organisers.

The Czech Republic may be small, but it has a great wealth of valuable heritage sites, 12 of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. They alone, however, are just a small fraction of what can be seen and experienced in the Czech Republic. From historic to modern, the Czech Republic offers a wide variety of conference facilities. Today meeting organisers can choose from congress centres and a vast array of hotels with the facilities to host large conferences. And there is an equally wide range of lovely and unusual venues ideal for accommodating bigger or smaller groups.

Professional congress organisers and destination management companies have a creative and innovative attitude. Size, however, is not the deciding factor, as even the smallest conference or seminar requires competent and precise organisation down to the last detail. Professional congress organisers offer high quality at competitive prices.

Czech Convention Bureau – your efficient and impartial partner

The Czech Convention Bureau is a non-profit organisation and is associated with the official national tourist board CzechTourism. The Czech Convention Bureau is here to assist your needs offering assistance and support when planning your meetings in the Czech Republic. Advice and assistance are provided completely free of charge. 

 

 

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Zdenek Giormani
Zdenek Giormani Director of Czech Convention Bureau
  • CzechTourism
  • Vinohradska 46
  • Prague
  • 12041
  • Czech Republic
  • National Languages: Czech although English is widely spoken as is German and Russian.
  • Time Zone: GMT + 1

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Transport

Easy access

No matter where you are in the Czech Republic, you can be sure you are never far from home. Václav Havel International Airport Prague, the second largest airport in Central Europe, handles flights operated by 67 airlines linking the country with more than 150 destinations around the world. The country also has excellent road and rail connections with cities throughout Europe.

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Climate & Weather

As with other countries in Central Europe, the Czech Republic has four seasons.

Winters are relatively mild with temperatures slightly below zero and summers are not very hot (the average temperaure in July is almost 20°C) - although heatwaves do occur with temperatures rising above 35°C.

 

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Public Holidays

  • 01/01/2018, Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State
  • 30/03/2018, Good Friday **
  • 02/04/2018, Easter Monday **
  • 01/05/2018, Labour Day
  • 08/05/2018, Liberation Day
  • 05/07/2018, St Cyril and Methodius Day
  • 06/07/2018, Jan Hus Day
  • 28/09/2018, St Wenceslas Day
  • 28/10/2018, Foundation of the independent Czechoslovak State
  • 17/11/2018, Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
  • 24/12/2018, Christmas Eve
  • 25/12/2018, Christmas Day
  • 26/12/2018, St Stephen's Day
**changes annually

Unusual Venues

What helps to make this destination stunningly different for the meetings market is its array of historic venues featuring high-tech equipment designed for conferences. Or use a modern convention centre set against a backdrop of the gloriously picturesque city of Prague.

Many venues suitable for congress and incentive events can be found outside the capital in towns such as Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc, Pilsen, Karlovy Vary, Pardubice, Hradec Králové or České Budějovice.

There are ancient castles including Český Krumlov, Nelahozevs, Sychrov, Mikulov, Hluboká nad Vltavou and many others that are perfect for holding incentive events and gala occasions.

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Visa Requirements

The Czech Republic became a member of the EU in 2004. The Czech Republic is part of the Schengen area in Europe, so its borders with other signatory countries are open without the need for time-consuming passport and customs controls. Everyone must carry ID at all times.

Updated information for passengers form non-EU countries is available from the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Transfers

Public transport can be found in every large city in the Czech Republic and is made up of regular links on buses, trolleys and trams, and in Prague there are three linked subway lines.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Please feel free to contact the Czech Convention Bureau team to discuss opportunities.

Activities

Your imagination is the only limit

There are many activities available throughout the year. In the Czech Republic you will discover that you are limited only by your imagination when organising an incentive event. You can confidently expect your social programme to be a talking point long after the event concludes.

Join the active life of Prague and feel its beating pulse. History is a part of the culture and both Prague and the entire Czech Republic offer a very rich cultural life.

The small size of the country is actually an advantage, as all the regions are easily accessible within a short amount of time and they all offer exquisite services. Hisorical costume dinners with private classical concerts and gala events at castles and chateaux are just as possible as receptions in a modern venue.

To discuss further incentive ideas please feel free to contact the Czech Convention Bureau Team.

 

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