Prague Convention Bureau celebrates turning ten

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Prague Convention Bureau celebrates turning ten

The Prague Convention Bureau celebrates its tenth anniversary this year – a period in which it helped acquire 630 events (with the attendance of almost 293,000 delegates) and generated a total of 620,000 overnight stays, valued above CZK1.2bn (US$58.2m).

The Prague Convention Bureau membership platform integrates 60 hotels, event organisers, congress and social venues and other service providers, such as transportation companies, AV suppliers and catering services.

As it embraces turning ten, the Prague Convention Bureau is launching a campaign named PCBturns10, planning to present milestones of the meetings industry in Prague, but also significant events related to the capital and the Czech Republic.

Roman Muška, director of Prague Convention Bureau, said: “Prague’s meetings industry is one of the major economic sectors of the city. It contributes 1.1% of the capital’s GDP and 15% of the overall tourism sector.

“Since 2014, when grants for the meetings industry were introduced, the City of Prague has provided CZK23m for a total of 49 congresses and conferences on the territory of the Czech capital,” added Muška.

The bureau has also lined up several networking opportunities and events. These include: Prague Convention Bureau Educational Seminar (5 April 2018); IMEX Frankfurt (15–17th May 2018); Association Evening at the Prague House in Brussels (26 June 2018); IMEX America (16–18 October 2018); and IBTM Barcelona (27–29 November 2018).

Through its Ambassador Program, the bureau also serves as a base for professors, scientists, physicians and other professionals to get involved in bringing events coming to Prague.

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