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Prague’s Emergency Medicine Legacy

Prague’s emergency medicine practitioners hope hosting the 13th Congress of the European Society for Emergency Medicine will support further development of the fledgling field in the Czech Republic. Some 2,000 specialists from around the world are expected to attend the event at the Prague Congress Centre in October. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Six Key Trends and Eight Ways in Which DMCs Still Add Value

Prague in the Czech Republic is not only a major meetings destination, but also home of the AIM Group International office of Bob Novak. Novak has written a white paper, “How to Create a Truly Unique Destination Experience and the Latest DMC Trends”, which discusses the current evolution of destination management companies. From PCMA…

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Prague CC Holds Major Anti-Terror Drill

Security at the Prague Congress Centre has been put to the test during the largest anti-terrorist exercise ever held in the Czech Republic. 70 armed “terrorists” invaded a musical performance in the presence of 2,000 visitors who were freed by the intervention of elite units of the Czech police. From Association Meetings International…

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Attracting Hydrogen Meetings to the Czech Republic

The 7th International Conference on Hydrogen Technologies took place in Prague in July 2017. Work to bring the conference to the Czech Republic capital started as early as 2009. Professor Dr. Ing. Karel Bouzek (above receiving an ambassador award) was the meeting’s local champion, and reflects how it developed after the bid was won. From Boardroom…

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Prague’s O2 Universum Set to Attract Larger Congresses

The Prague Convention Bureau says operator Bestsport is building a new congress and cultural centre next to O2 Arena, the existing sports and entertainment venue. The O2 Universum is scheduled to open in mid-2019, and will have 21 halls of different sizes, the largest able to accommodate up to 4,500. From Meetings & Conventions…

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The Prague Convention Bureau Marks Tenth Anniversary

The Prague Convention Bureau is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a new campaign, PCBturns10, which it will showcase at IMEX in May. Since its foundation in 2008, PCB has helped host more than 630 events with an attendance of almost 293,000 delegates, generating 620,000 room nights and more than CZK 1.2 billion. From Meetpie.com…

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Ray Bloom Wins ICCA Moises Shuster Award

The Moises Shuster Award, highest honour of the International Congress and Convention Association, was given to IMEX Group Chairman and industry legend Ray Bloom during the 56th ICCA Congress Farewell Dinner in Prague. Bloom follows other luminaries in the win, including his own colleague Paul Flackett, who passed away just before the congress opened. From Meetpie.com…

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Incredible Impacts: Inaugural Legacies Awarded

The inaugural winners of the “Incredible Impacts” grants supported by the International Congress and Convention Association and BestCities Global Alliance have been announced at an ICCA Congress session called “A celebration of the beyond tourism impact”. The three winning international associations have each made legacy a central part of their thinking and activities. From Association Meetings International…

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Record Attendance at ICCA Congress in Prague

The International Congress and Convention Association has welcomed a record number of members to its 56th annual congress. Almost 1,300, including more than 40 association executives, travelled to Prague for four days of education, chapter meetings and networking. The destination for the 2020 ICCA Congress was also announced as Kaohsiung, in Chinese Taipei. From Association Meetings International…

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13 November 2017

Driving Destination Performance & Competitiveness Through...

In this dynamic and fun session, eight DMO/CVB leaders from around the world will share how they are implementing sustainability in their destination. They will focus on specific areas highlighting their challenges, opportunities and how they are innovating to drive destination performance and competitiveness.

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Prague Congress Centre Upgrade Enters Phase Two

Ahead of the ICCA Congress taking place there in November, the Prague Congress Centre’s renovation project has just entered phase two. After works to make the venue more environmentally friendly were finished in early Spring – installing energy-efficient heating and cooling – the focus is now on AV, a new navigation system and Internet connectivity. From Association Meetings International…

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12 November 2017

56th ICCA Congress, Prague, Czech Republic

THE ICCA CONGRESS: A MUST FOR MEETING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS! We’re committed to line up the largest and strongest ever group of expert speakers from outside the meetings industry, who will be drawn from all regions of the world. There will be a range of new networking experiments introduced to enable delegates to do better business with…

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