The capital city of Prague is the most attractive tourist and meeting destination in the Czech Republic. The City of a Hundred Spires on the Vltava River is known to people from all over the world and ranks among the most beautiful cities of Europe. Let Prague inspire you, just as it inspired many significant artists and scientists in the past. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who famously said, “The people of Prague understand me,” completed and first performed his best-known opera Don Giovanni here 230 years ago, in a theatre that still stands.
Prague is never off-season and with direct routes from 165 destinations, nearly 800 hotels and 92,000 hotel beds, the city can accommodate the most demanding events. The city has always been a crossroad of the most important trading routes, as well as a cultural and political centre, and boasts an impressive cultural life to this date.
In terms of meetings, the city offers a great variety of options: You can hold a meeting in one of its splendid historical palaces or in a sleek contemporary venue. Your clients can enjoy a pint in a traditional Czech brewery or savour sophisticated cuisine in a Michelin-starred restaurant. You can take in Prague’s breath-taking sights from a historical tram riding through the centre, or simply zip from point A to point B via the excellent public transit system, ranked fifth best in the world. Prague is simply an extraordinary and attractive city, ideal for all types of meetings and incentive programs.
The city has a long tradition in hosting significant international meetings, such as the Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2000, the Prague NATO Summit in 2002, and the largest congress in its history – ERA-EDTA (European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association) in 2011, which was attended by over 10,000 delegates. More recently, Prague hosted the EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) Congress for nearly 7,000 participants and the ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) congress for 2,500 delegates.
The key contact point for the meeting industry in Prague is the Prague Convention Bureau (pragueconvention.cz). Established in 2008, the organisation provides assistance to companies and associations looking for an ideal destination for their next event. Working alongside the Prague Convention Bureau on the leisure part of the business, Prague City Tourism (prague.eu) provides current and future visitors with the latest information on Prague’s attractions, experiences and services through its web site and information centres.