Events Club Forum 2023
In June this year, the Prague Congress Centre will be transformed into the main venue of the Events Club Forum 2023. Thanks to its accessible location, optimal capacities and the flexibility of our premises, the KCP will become the ideal place for B2B meetings and important lectures represented by experienced professionals from the field of trade fairs and other events. We can't wait to fill the halls and foyers with inspiring people!
Buddy Guy in Prague Congress Centre
Buddy Guy, legendary blues guitarist, singer, winner of eight Grammy Awards and one of the most influential musicians in history, will perform at the Prague Congress Centre on July 16 as part of his farewell tour called Damn Right Farewell. He will play the most famous songs from his rich career. Don't miss what might be his last performance!
Ukraine through the eyes of natural scientists
For more than nine months now, we have been watching the impact of Russia's aggression in Ukraine. The military conflict has brought with it not only immeasurable human suffering and humanitarian catastrophe, but also environmental impacts - widespread environmental contamination, damage to terrain and ecosystems, and devastation of resources.
That is why the Ministry of the Environment has joined with the Charity of the Czech Republic to set up a collection for post-war environmental restoration in Ukraine and installed the exhibition "Ukraine through the eyes of natural scientists", which you can see in front of the KCP building (near the Vyšehrad Business Centre) until mid-December.
Schola Pragensis 2022
Today the Schola Pragensis event started - a fair of Prague secondary schools, which has been organized by the Prague City Council at the Prague Congress Centre every year since the 1990s.
Hundreds of Prague secondary schools can be found in one place and helps tens of thousands of schoolchildren to choose a secondary school. It will run until Saturday afternoon. Come and take a look!
Change of the performance date
Dear visitors, the organizer of the performance "Swan Lake" has announced that due to organizational problems associated with the departure of the theatre artists, the tour of the Theatre "Royal Classical Ballet" is postponed. The new performance date at PCC is October the 15th, 2023. Tickets remain valid. Audience members who are not comfortable with the new dates may return tickets at the point of purchase until December 31st, 2022.
ICCA Congress 2022
Thousands of association professionals and executives will converge for a three-day program at this regular, annual ICCA event. This year's 61st ICCA Congress will be held in Kraków, from November 6th to November 9th and will be attended by representatives of the Prague Congress Centre. The event aims to promote the global industry's commitment to a more sustainable and inclusive future. In addition, the event organisers have also organised a charity collection of gifts for Ukrainian children, to which our Prague Congress Centre will also contribute.
IBTM World 2023
This annual MICE fair will take place from 29th November - 1st December 2022, in Barcelona.
Representatives of Prague Congress Centre and Holiday Inn Prague will be presenting together at the destination stand of the Czech Republic, organised by Czech Tourism.
The famous Karel Vlach Orchestra in PCC
The Karel Vlach Orchestra has been active since 1939. Josef Zíma and Yvetta Simonová have regularly performed with it. And it was them who symbolically handed over the scepter to the younger generation of singers - Tereza Mašková and Václav Noid Bárta. Since this year they will also use our building as a new home stage for rehearsals, public productions and concerts.
Looking back at the ICOM Prague 2022
In August, the 25th edition of the renowned ICOM Prague 2022 museum conference took place at the Prague Congress Centre. Every three years, since 1946, the ICOM General Conference has brought museum professionals from all over the world together to discuss the promotion of cultural exchange and international cooperation, the sustainability of museum funding models, and to share current topics and innovative solutions. This year, more than 3,300 participants came to Prague.
Mireille Mathieu - Anniversarry tour 2022
On October 22nd, French chansonnier Mireille Mathieu will perform at the Prague Congress Centre. The concert is part of a major European Anniversary Tour, on which the singer will celebrate 60 years on the music scene.
Accompanied by the Mirreille Mathieu Orchestra, she will present the most famous songs from her long career, as well as from her latest album Mes Classiques, in which she sang classical songs in special arrangements. This was created in the Czech Republic, and Mathieu even filmed a video clip for two of the songs at Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral.
We would like to update you on the upcoming ballet "Swan Lake", which will take place at the Prague Congress Centre this November. Due to the current situation the "Moscow State Ballet" will not perform and will be replaced by the "Royal Classical Ballet" from Moldova.
The Royal Classical Ballet is a classical ballet theatre. The ensemble of the theatre consists of graduates of the best choreographic schools in Moldova and Ukraine, who, in addition to a high level of technical professionalism, have great acting skills and the ability to completely reincarnate on stage. The theatre's repertoire includes full-length ballets, complete with amazing colourful sets and costumes. The theatre has successfully toured all over the world. The theatre's soloists include leading artists such as Sergei Skvortsov from Moldova and Kateryna Floria and Alexander Pokotilov from Ukraine.
Prague Congress Centre pulls back covide loss and proves its strategic importance for Prague
The coronavirus pandemic has significantly affected the functioning of the Prague Congress Centre (PCC) in 2021. This represents an increase of 11% compared to the previous year. The year 2021 was a record year for PCC in terms of the number of visitors, thanks to the location of the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre of the Capital City of Prague. This served over 100,000 people in its six months of operation. The PCC itself welcomed 34,000 participants to congresses, conferences and cultural events last year. At present, preparations for the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU are at their peak and congress operations are gradually being restored.
Opening of the charging hub for electric cars
The Prague Congress Centre, together with PRE (Prague Energetics), has opened a new charging hub for electric cars - the largest in Prague. Eight stations can operate up to 15 electric cars at once. It is a set of seven AC charging stations with an output of 2 x 22 kW, and one fast DC charging station with an output of 75 kW, which will allow fast charging. The stations will currently primarily serve the needs of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU. They will also be open to the public.
17th World Road Congress
The 17th World Road Congress, the first post-Covid Road Congress, will be held in Prague, from 02 to 06 October 2023. It may seem far but planning in advance is a norm in the congress business. The PCC team is pleased that the PIARC, the Czech Road Society and the Czech National Committee PIARC chose to hold the event i our premises. The congress is organised with the support of the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Road Association. More information about the congress can be found here.
HAUSER announces his first ever solo worldwide tour and comes to Prague
Armed with the energy and success of the latest and final sold-out 2Cellos tour, this top cellist and visual artist delivers the perfect music show – his distinctive show, which will include a romantic and witty sound, Hauser's inimitable style of playing and pyrotechnics. We are happy to host him at the Prague Congress Centre in December! Get tickets and more information on his show December 17, 2022 here.
Drink for Ukraine
We stand with Ukraine. Let's meet at our premises on Saturday June 4, 2022 to taste some of the best beers from the Czech production and help Ukraine! The gain will go to czech NGO Člověk v tísni to help people from Ukraine.
PCC Team at IMEX Frankfurt
Prague Congress Centre is happy to be present at booth G300 at IMEX Frankfurt 2022. Our team is looking forward to deal with your requests, questions, discuss your ideas and specifics of your events. We are there to help you on your path to an excellent event and we can show you what's new in our venue, what we can offer and what experience we have. Let's schedule a meeting at the IMEX portal or you can also stop by our booth and decide on spot!
New Issue of Feel The Change Magazine
We are happy to announce that a new issue of our magazine Feel The Change is out! Read about the first large congress of the post-covid era. Or get to know our new Sales and Marketing Director, Roman Sovják, and our GM of the hotel Holiday Inn Prague, Kamil Zlomek. The magazine is available here.
Open House Praha
We are happy to be part of the festival Open House Praha again. Let's meet on Saturday and Sunday May 21 and 22, 2022 from 10AM - 6PM to walk through our exceptional buidling. This year you will be able to visit the Conference Hall for the first time. This hall is very popular by film makers and photographers.
You can arrive by metro C to Vysehrad or by car and use our parking. Visit also our hotel restaurant Esprit Holiday Inn Prague and eat or drink something in the garden with a beautiful view!
Saving our Christmas tree
Once again the time has come to plant our Christmas tree! It is a tradition that our team always gets a potted Christmas tree in order to make Christmas a little bit more sustainable. In spring we plant the tree near our building to make the surroundings nicer and greener.
ESGE Days 2022 Back In PCC
The Prague Congress Centre hosted the ESGE Days international medical congress from 28th to 30th April. It is an international meeting organized by the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. The congress took place in a hybrid form, yet more than 2,000 top experts from all over the world arrived in Prague. This is the first major international congress that took place in Prague since the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
Asparagus brunch 29. 5. 2022
Treat yourself and your loved ones with spring asparagus specialties of Jan Wiesner and his team. The asparagus brunch on 29 May 2022 will be enhanced with a tasting of spirits from the Czech craft distillery Palírna Radlík. For the little ones we have supervised kids’ corner. Free parking and WiFi. Book your table via (+420) 296 895 030 or email email@example.com
. Learn more at www.holidayinn.cz/en/restaurant
The Wall in concert - change of date
Dear fans, we are sorry to inform you that the concert has been moved to February 11, 2023. Please read the note of the organizer of the concert.
"Dear Audience, we were happy to welcome you back to our concerts after 2 years of Covid to experience great entertainment again with all our artists we have signed for you.
Unfortunately, we have to postpone the concerts due to regular covid infection cases in the crew and orchestra and the resulting isolation conditions. We can now no longer guarantee that you will be able to enjoy our full program without compromises.
Therefore we postpone the concert "THE WALL IN CONCERT" at 20h in Prague Congress Center with a heavy heart, but we are already looking forward to the carefree enjoyment in the future without mask and pandemic - and hopefully our regular orchestras, which also had to be replaced due to Corona as well as the war in Ukraine. We assume that from soon on all concerts will be possible again completely and without restrictions - and we will be able to welcome you then with joy! The new date is Saturday, Feb.11th, 2023 with the same times."
Statement on the cancellation of EBTM and ELCC events
The upcoming events The 48th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow and the European Lung Cancer Congress were unfortunately moved from being held at the Prague Congress Centre (PCC) to online space, as the main Congress Hall at the PCC is currently being used by the refugee centre for people from Ukraine. After reconsidering all possibilities, including the option to hold the events in a different venue, the organizers decided to go for virtual events only. The team of the PCC is deeply sorry for all inconveniences as these conventions were long awaited and planned. The team cannot influence the security situation in Europe other than by helping the people in need.
The Rock Orchestra concert - canceled
Dear fans of The Rock Orchestra, please read bellow the statement from the organizer in regards to the cancelation of the concert.
We have been so excited to bring The Rock Orchestra to Prague next week. Sadly, due to reasons outside of our control, it is impossible for us to perform for you on the 25th March 2022. As a result, we are left without option but to cancel the concert and offer a full refund to everyone that has bought tickets.
The ticket company you bought tickets from will automatically process the refunds and there is nothing you need to do. Please allow up to 10 days for this refund to appear in your bank account.
We are heartbroken that we cannot come to your beautiful city but we promise we will be back soon.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
The Rock Orchestra
The course of congresses at the PCC in regards to the refugee centre operated at the PCC
We are proud to help in the current crisis. The Help Centre for Ukrainian Refugees in Prague has been moved to our venue. The Help Centre is limited mainly to the ground floor and depending on the current needs, it also uses the Congress Hall. We are in close contact with the organizers of events held in the next two months at the Prague Congress Centre and we solve together all aspects of hosting those events.
The PCC building has a great disposition for holding various events at the same time and the experienced PCC team excels in solving difficult situations. The PCC building has 11 entrances, and the building can be divided into 3 separate parts - Congress, Southern and Forum - so there is no interaction between participants of events held in different parts of the building.
If any changes occur, we will inform about it on our web.
PRAGUE MUSSEL WEEK 13. - 19. 9. 2021
Don't miss a 1 + 1 serving of mussels for free! In the week from 13th to 19th September 2021, you will have a unique opportunity to taste 3 types of dishes from fresh mussels of chef Jan Wiesner in the Esprit restaurant. As part of Prague Mussel Week, you can also get a voucher for 1 + 1 serving for free and the procedure is simple.
You can find more information at www.holidayinn.cz
We look forward to you!
OPEN HOUSE PRAGUE 2021
On the weekend of 7 - 8 August 2021, we will reopen the door wide for you as part of the OPEN HOUSE PRAGUE festival. Stop by us between 10:00 - 18:00 for a guided tour of the building, which includes an exhibition "From Pakul to Congress" to the 40th anniversary of the PCC.
More information about the festival can be found HERE
and about the exhibition HERE
- We ask disabled people to report to the organizers at the entrance to the building, they will be provided with an individual approach.
- It is not possible to enter the building with prams.
Come for a drink with your colleagues or friends! Happy Hour, every day from 5 pm to 7 pm. Have a selected cocktails for CZK 99 and Dačický lager for CZK 49 on the terrace or garden of the Holiday Inn Prague Congress Center
We look forward to seeing you!
ONE NIGHT IN HOLIDAY INN PRAGUE AND THE ENTIRE CITY WILL UNLOCK YOU!
The Holiday Inn Prague Congress Center has once again joined the "At home in Prague" program, thanks to which you have the opportunity to get free admission to the museum, monuments, the zoo and many other attractions. All you have to do is book your stay and enjoy a lot of experiences.
More information can be found HERE
We look forward to you!
WE ARE CELEBRATING 20th ANNIVERSARY!
Today Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre is celebrating 20th Anniversary and we would like to thank you for your continued support. Thank you!
More information about our history can be found in the spring edition of the magazine Feel the Change
EASTER TAKE AWAY
Enjoy Easter holidays and take the stress out of your Easter meal preparations by ordering our Easter Take Away. We are accepting orders prior to the 26.3.2021.
Please contact us at (+420) 739 539 119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
and get a gift on order for more than 2.000 CZK
More at: www.holidayinn.cz/en/take-away-en
ALREADY 40 YEARS TOGETHER!
On April 2nd, we will celebrate our 40th anniversary! Today we are starting the nostalgic ride. We will be bringing back all the big and unique moments, such as international conferences, concerts, musicals, movie shootings and more.
Follow us on our social media and share your memories with us, we will be very grateful!
YES, WE DID IT AGAIN!
We are happy to continue even this year our long-term and very beneficial cooperation with the Prague Convention Bureau
ATTENTION, LUCA ŠULIČ CONCERT IS CANCELED ON FEBRUARY 2!
Dear visitors, due to the epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic, the concert of Luka Šulič, planned for February 2, 2021, is unfortunately CANCELED. The organizer has not specified an alternate date yet. To arrange tickets, contact the place where you purchased your tickets. Thank you!
Czech Best 100
We are very happy that we succeeded among the elite in the nationwide competition "Czech Best 100". The award is proof that we are on the right track and that we are still leaders of our field. It is the merit of all our employees, but also of
you, business partners and clients. Thank you!
Happy New Year 2021
Thank you for your support in this difficult year and we wish you all a lot of success in the coming year 2021!
Czech Hotel Awards 2021 nomination
Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre has been nominated for the Czech Hotel Awards 2021. If you would like to support us and vote for our hotel it is very to easy to do so. Just by clicking this link
. Voting is open until February 28th, 2021 and we trully appreciate your support.
Christmas Take Away
Take the stress out of your Christmas meal preparations by ordering our Christmas Take Away. We are accepting orders prior to the 15.12.2020. Pick-up dates until 24.12.2020. Please contact us at (+420) 739 539 119 or email email@example.com and get a gift on order for more than 2000CZK. www.holidayinn.cz/en/restaurant
Traditional Christmas cookies from Holiday Inn
Starting today you can order traditional Christmas butter cookies from our pastry chef Stanislav Rojt at special price 690Kč/kg. The package includes 10 different varieties of delicious Christmas cookies including jam-filled Linzer cookies (linecká kolečka), vanilla crescents (vanilkové rohlíčky), coconut macaroons (kokosky), bear paws (pracny) and more. For orders please contact us at (+420) 739 539 119 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Martin´s Goose Take Away
Enjoy the traditional St. Martin´s Goose Menu with your friends and family in the comfort of your home. For reservations please contact us at (+420) 296 895 030 or email email@example.com. More information at www.holidayinn.cz/users_data/Svatomartinske_2020_A4.pdf
OPEN HOUSE PRAGUE 2020 in the PCC
You have a unique opportunity to look under the lid of the Prague Congress Centre building, which most of you know only as a space for major congresses and international cultural events. Come and enjoy timeless architecture, unique genius loci and artwork, which is hidden here until 200. We are open during the first weekend of September, from 10AM till 4PM. After the tour, you can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in our restaurant Reunion, which will be open for you throughout the event.
- Please note to that entry to the building will be allowed only in a face mask.
- Special tours for disabled people will be happening every top of the hour.
- Pets and prams are not allowed in the building.
See you soon!
Cultural events - autumn 2020
Due to complicated situation around corona virus restrictions we receive questions on cultural programme in autumn 2020. Please be informed that at this moment we do not have any more information from the producers. If we learn any details, additional information etc. we will inform our visitors via our webpage at the news section. Thank you for your understanding.
Press Conference on charity event - RUN for HELP
Our CEO Lenka Žlebková at a press conference on the charity run "RUN for HELP". Our hotel Holiday Inn provided the space for holding the conference and the Prague Congress Center is an official partner of this event.
Special offer - Discover Prague
Discover the beauty of Prague and spend this summer differently! With our package "Discover Prague" you can enjoy accommodation in newly renovated rooms with free upgrade, half board, early check-in, late check-out, free parking and many other services. More information
Summer BBQ brunch at Holiday Inn
The popular Sunday brunch is back. The first one starts on Sunday 28. 6. 2020 at 12:00 p.m. You can expect a first-class summer BBQ with all your favorites, burgers, fishes, sushi, selection of delicious desserts, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, activities for children and more. To book your table, please contact us at (+420) 296 985 030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Meet with Confidence at hotel Holiday Inn
Plan & Book your future group, meeting or event with flexible options should your plans change. Learn more
New dates for the musical Děti ráje
From Wednesday June 3 you will have a possibility to exchange your tickets for autumn dates. Follow Watch the website of the ticket provider https://www.ticketportal.cz/ and the website of the musical https://www.detiraje.cz/
We are hosting the conference to evaluate the coronavirus crisis
After the necessary pause due to Covid-19, today we are hosting at our premises a very important event presented by Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic. 100 physically present experts and 300 more will be connected virtually who will evaluate, analyze and summarize Covid-19. At the same time, the new infectious disease information system (ISIN) will be introduced. Published, planned online tools applications,data sets for central and regional pandemic management will be presented as well.
We are opening 25. 5. 2020
Why not pamper yourself and your loved ones? Discover the beauty of Prague and spend this summer differently. We are opening on Monday 25. 5. 2020 and looking worwad to seeing you again. More information
Weddings at Holiday Inn Prague
Are you looking for a unique place for your wedding in Prague? Discover the summer garden of hotel Holiday Inn with a beautiful view of Vyšehrad and Prague Castle. More information
PCC Virtual studio is ready!
Our Live TV studio with super modern LED screen is ready for our clients. The usage of the studio is multifunctional. It is used for live broadcasting of the conference, for filming video spots, broadcasting webinars etc. The studio was brought to life in cooperation with OneAVTeam. Are you interested? Get in touch
Rent a room as an office space at Holiday Inn
News from Holiday Inn Prague Congress Center - rent a room as an office. The rate includes room rental, coffee and tea facilities, free Wi-Fi and free parking. For more information please visit our websites - https://www.holidayinn.cz/en/room-as-an-office-space
New issue of our corporate magazine is out!
The third issue of our corporate magazine Feel The Change is here. The main theme is comfort, which is an important aspect of every congress and conference. You will discover what is the magic of above-standart catering, how comfort in our premises looks like and last but not least we will introduce you our next art work. Full magazine is available here
New article Pandemic at First - Hand
Read our new article about pandemics from the point of view of Mudr. Jana Šeblová, ambassador of the EUSEUM (Congres of the European Society of Emergency Medicine), which took place in the autumn of 2019 in our premises. Read here
Concert of Luca Sulić postponed to 12th September
Statement of the organizer: Dear friends, based on measures issued by the National Security Council, we have decided to move the concert of Luka Šulič, which was to be held on 29th April 2020 at the Prague Congress Center, to the 12th September 2020. Purchased tickets remain valid. We wish you peaceful days and good health. For further updates please follow website of the PCC or of the organizer.
Entrance to the PCC building is possible just with a face mask or a respirator
Dear tenants, the entrance to PCC building is possible just with the face mask or respirator. Thank you for your understanding.
Hotel Holiday Inn is closed
Please note, that the hotel Holiday Inn is closed until the futher notice. Thank you for your understanding.
News - Coronavirus
Don Quixote ballet and Whitney Houston hologram show are canceled. We are currently waiting for the information from the oganizers about the next steps. Anytime we obtain new information, we will post it here. Thank you for understanding.
NEWTON College is closed until the futher notice
Lenka Žlebková was appointed as the new CEO of PCC
Lenka Žlebková, former Marketing and Business Director, was appointed as the new CEO of the Prague Congress Centre. Read the full press release here
Zátiší Catering won a sustanibility Award
Our catering partner received the sustainability Award by the The French - Czech Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations!
New article about AV technologies is out!
Read our new article about mysterious AV technologies and why it is important for your event. Read article
Enjoy Maurerův Grand Restaurant Festival in Holiday Inn!
Come and taste specialities at the Esprit restaurant at our hotel Holiday Inn as part of the 9th annual Grand Restaurant Festival 2020. 89 top restaurants will participate from all over the Czech Republic. And this year focuses on the present. What does the young generation like to eat today? Are we all thinking about our planet? In addition to popular three-course tastings, the festival has an “extra offer” such as sushi school, rejuvenation packages throughout the country, commented gastronomic walks, themed brunches. It will run from 15 January to 29 February. Book your date
22nd Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine
The 22nd Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) took place in total 18 halls and lounges in the PCC. The congress visited more than 1000 experts in the industry. This years’ congress held the slogan “a growth from basic science to clinical practice” with a holistic, multidisciplinary approach and delivers high standard information from basic and clinical science to clinical practice. An entertaining iniciative was to build up a boxing ring where two experts defended their opinion on the specific topic with boxing gloves on.
What To Look Forward To
Champagne bubbles faded, the colourful fireworks became just a nice memory and we elegantly entered the new year with fresh energy. We already know that for the Prague Congress Centre the magic year 2020 will be very busy with many interesting events. So, what’s on our calendar? More major congresses with wide range of interesting topics - Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM), the World Congress of Systemic Sclerosis, the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE), the International Meeting of Psychologists (ICP), or also the Congress of Molecular Imagining. Cultural events for 2020 won’t be any less interesting. You can look forward to a magic show The Illusionists, an energetic dance sensation of STOMP, and also the World’s Largest Swan Lake performed by the Moscow Ballet is absolutely worth seeing. Event Calendar
2019 Little Flashback
The end of one year and the beginning of another deserves at least a small recap. To start with, the Prague Congress Centre had a very successful year. In its majestic premises took place numerous major congresses that organizer and visitors will remember for a long time. The year began with the European Congress of Haemophilia and Associated Disorders (EAHAD 2019) with a record number of delegates, followed by the congress of the European Academy of Sports Science with the traditional Saltin run to honor this pioneer of sports physiology. And literally life-saving annual European Congress for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM 2019) took place at the PCC. But it was not just a year of major congresses.
PCC is also a centre of cultural events. The building was shuddered with laughter caused by sophisticated humor of Jimm Jefferies, the Congress Hall turned into the Biggest Swan Lake in the world with the Moscow Ballet, our speakers were honored to spread divine voices of IL DIVO group, the singer and composer David Deyl celebrated 10th anniversary on the scene in the Congress Hall and beautiful talented Celtic Women brought the Celtic spirit onto our stage. But that is not all. We also welcomed book lovers during Humbook festival and just before Christmas we became a “window“ for Top designers during the prestigious Czech Design Week. We look forward to new challenges, many interesting artists and important congresses. We love our mission!
New Year's - PCC is closed
Please note that the PCC will be closed on the New Year's Day, January 1, 2020.
Merry Christmas from the Prague Congress Centre and loads of luck and health in new year 2020. Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to see you in our premisses at cultural events, conferences and round tables! Please see our special Christmas card.
The most generous Giving Tuesday ever
This year’s Giving Tuesday was so far the most generous in its history and a partial result of the collection in the Prague Congress Centre is a proof that helping others is contagious. Every second employee of the PCC was involved with total amount of 146 pieces of durable food, hygiene items being collected. The collection was handed over to representatives of the Czech Federation of Food Banks. It will be used in the Central Bohemia region in orphanages, asylum houses for women and day care centres for seniors. We are happy that we gave a hand to such an amazing result.
PCC is traditionally a favourite place of filmmakers. What was filmed here and who from the stars spent their time in PCC premises? You will shortly find out in our article. Read here
Second Issue of our magazine Feel The Change is out!
Second issue of our magazine Feel The Change is out! You can look forward to an interesting interview with local ambassador of the Congress of Emergency Medicine (EUSEM 2019), article about mysterious AV technologies and a detailed look at another Prague Congress Centre art peace and much more. Click here to read magazine vol.2
Catering as a main ingrediency of a successful event
Read our new article about the role of catering. Read article
PCC joined Giving Tuesday
The Prague Congress Centre joined a project called Giving Tuesday – the World donation Day. The day is strategically set on 3rd December – right after the Black Friday and its shopping craziness, and at the same time following Tuesday right after Thanksgiving. From 23rd November our employees will have the opportunity to contribute with durable food and hygiene supplies for children that will go to people in need. Join the project
TV Club for Deaf
TV Club for Deaf was filming its episode in our premises recently premiered on CT2 - Miss Deaf Europe and Mister Deaf World. It is a beauty contest for the deaf, where Czechs score. The Prague Congress Centre will host next year´s event.
Watch the video here
We had the honor to welcome a unique annual meeting of the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM), which is the most important event of it´s kind organized in Europe. In total 19 halls and saloons the Prague Congress centre hosted professionals from more than 70 countries to broaden their knowledge through the presentations of more than 200 leaders in the different fields. The congress covered wide range of topics including presentations focused on technology, treatment of various injuries and states of patients, specific care for paediatric patients and legal aspects of urgent medicine. Find the record in the video section
Newton College started the winter semester in new facilities of the Prague Congress Centre
A total number of 11 classrooms can hold up to 525 students at a time. The capacity of NEWTON College increased up to 1 250 students.
„We are very happy that we achieved to get such an interesting partner, who brings big amount of fresh energy and student spirit. To gain an academic institution as a tenant links to the new overall concept of the Prague Congress Centre and its long-time development. With new projects and conferences focused on innovations we are coming closer to young people and new ideas, so we are glad that also thanks to NEWTON college we successfully achieve our strategy of supporting educational economics,“ said Aleš Bartůněk, Chairman of the Board of KCP. „NEWTON College has grown incredibly in last years. Students look for quality education in a pleasant and inspiring environment. There is a direct proportion between the number of students and their demands on classroom equipment and facilities for study. Students will appreciate the nearby Vyšehrad park, where they can relax or do sports,“ stated MUDr. Jan Mojžíš, rector of NEWTON College.
LABOR EXPO 2019
25 th and 26 th September, the Prague Congress Centre hosted the largest domestic exposition of analytical, measuring and laboratory technology from around 90 exhibitors.The program is going to be very diverse and entertaining. Besides of laboratory equipment, workshops and movable laboratory, visitors can test own samples and experiment.
Cement Chemistry Congress
In a total number of 10 halls and lounges the 15th International Cement Chemistry Congress (ICCC) is currently taking place. The PCC welcomed over 1000 experts and students from all over the world so far. The ICCC is an internationally renowned platform that supports connection of the academic world and the cement industry. Their priority is to involve students in the discussion. Hot topics during the congress are the newest technologies and trends in the application of cement. „We are very pleased that the congress, which first event took place in 1918, is actually here,“ said Lenka Žlebková, Sales and Marketing Director of the Prague Congress Centre.
Come to enjoy cultural autumn days to Prague Congress Centre
Colorful leaves on trees, shorter daylight and more sweaters and coats on. This is a prove that an autumn takes over. The time spent with family and friends outside moves to homes, theaters, museums or exhibition halls. Thus, we invite you to the Prague Congress Centre which covers all above described.
You can look forward to many cultural experiences in the Prague Congress Centre this autumn and upcoming winter time. The international four-member group IL DIVO - the world leader in performance of mix of opera and pop songs will shine with their breathtaking show “Timeless.” David Deyl will play a piano and perform his own engaging songs together with the North Czech Philharmonic. Jim Jefferies, one of the best standup comedians worldwide, will come to the Czech Republic for the first time ever. Lovers of young adult literacy will enjoy discussions with Czech and world authors and interesting workshops during the book festival Humbookfest. Prague Congress Centre will experience thrilling love story with beautiful melodies written by P.I. Tchaikovsky in the world´s top ballet show Swan Lake. Spectators will watch two different approaches from two Russian ballet ensembles – Royal Moscow Ballet and Moscow City Ballet.
You can read more about upcoming cultural experiences under the roof of the Prague Congress Centre in the section Upcoming Events
And what is new for performers in the Prague Congress Centre? Dressing rooms and backstage relax zones were renovated to ensure comfort before, during and after performances.
Congress of Forensic Genetics
It was an honour to host the 28th Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG). In 12 rooms and meeting rooms were happening interesting presentations, useful workshops and inspirational discussions. During the congress were presented new theories and technologies that help experts from all over the world to uncover revolutionary data. What´s more, at the end of this event, the congress president Jiří Drábek handed over a donation in amount of 3000 Euros to children´s hospice Dům pro Julii.
Video from the ECSS congress
Watch the new video
from the ECSS congress that was held at the Prague Congress Centre and coorganised with Charles University.
PCC in profit in 2018
PCC achieved a profit of CZK 33 million in 2018, with a total company turnover of CZK 486 million. During the year, the modernization of technical equipment of the centre continued, and 86 hotel rooms of the Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre were modernized.
Revenues from short-term rental amounted to CZK 152.2 million and long-term leases rose to CZK 157.1 million, mainly due to the 100% occupancy of the Business Centre Vyšehrad. Significant success was achieved by the parking segment, where sales were increased by 22.5% by rationalization of operations and sales totalled CZK 20.5 million. With an increase in the average hotel occupancy to 73.9%, the Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre has increased sales to a total of CZK 155 million. According to the latest press release
company's total costs amounted to CZK 457.5 million and operating profit was CZK 35.6 million. Further development includes the vision of New Exhibition Hall construction in the coming years.
Press Conference of the ECSS Congress
We would like to invite you to the ECSS Prague press conference
, that is co-organised with the Charles University. Come to learn more about sport science from experts that gathered here in Prague for the ECSS congress. The press conference takes place on Wednesday July 3, 2019 at 6 PM in ZOOM at the Prague Congress Centre. Apart from the ECSS President, Joan Duda, you will also get to hear the Mayor of Prauge, Zdeněk Hřib, the Minister of Health, Adam Vojtěch, the Olympic Gold Medallist, David Svoboda, the Chairman of the Board of the Jedlička Foundation Institute, Taťána Waltrová, the Rector of the Charles University, Tomáš Zíma and last but not least the ECSS Prague Congress President, Václav Bunc.
Jim Jefferies comes to Prague for the first time
Prague will enjoy the provocative stand-up comedy of Jim Jefferies for the first time. Jim will come to thhe Czech Republic December 9, 2019 during his The Night Talker Tour. Until then get entertained by his TV show that airs on Comedy Central, or watch some of his podcasts. Tickets are already on sale!
24th Annual Congres of the ECSS comes to Prague
Charles University holds the 24th Annual Congress of the ECSS in Prague, Czech Republic, from 3rd to 6th July, 2019 in the Prague Congress Centre. The conference will bring experts from around the world to provide specific research in the field of Sport Sciences and the experience and vision of professionals, who are dedicated to one of the most fascinating areas of sports. In addition to the professional program, number of accompanying events are organized of which the most significant is the 5th Saltin Run in honor of the leading person of sports physiology prof. Saltin.You are welcome to join the press conference which is held on the opening day of the congress on July 3,2019 from 6 PM in the Prague Congress Centre. Read more in our press release
The famous Moscow City Ballet comes to PCC
The Prague Congress Centre will welcome on stage a great performance of the Moscow City Ballet in November. Swan Lake is a show adored by public worldwide. This is a novel about fighting good and evil, the power of love and the feeling beyond the limits of life and death. The success of this performance is based on great choreography and music. You can't describe the excitement and emotions caused by the Moscow City Ballet - you have to experience it! You can get tickets at organizer's webpage.
Changes in the management
Based on mutual agreement between the Board of Directors of the Prague Congress Centre and the Managing Director, Roman Raimund Straub, on April 17, 2019, Mr. Straub ended his role as the Managing Director of the Prague Congress Centre. The new managing director is Mr. Pavel Habarta, who remains also a member of the Board of Directors.
Prague Congress Centre defended the Superbrands title
The Prague Congress Centre was awarded with the renowned Czech Business Superbrands 2019 award in March 2019. Defending its recognition from 2018, it succeeded following the given criteria which are e.g. brand awareness, innovation or prestige. For the Prague Congress Centre this award serves as a reward for long-lasting and consistent efforts of company development. To learn more see our press release
Video from EAHAD 2019 congress
Interested in how a medical congress looks like? We have a new video from the recent EAHAD 2019 congress that was held in the Prague Congress Centre and attracted a reconrd number of visitors. See how the congress unfolded in our beautiful city covered by snow. Find the video in the video section.
EU Presidency Trial Run held in the PCC
The Government of the Czech Republic is getting ready for the EU Presidency in 2022. On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the Prague Congress Centre hosted an event called "EU Presidency Trial Run." The aim of this event was to share the experience of Slovak and Romanian Presidency with project management and to present the current audio-visual and communication technologies used in it. Read our press release
to learn more.
Pivo, Beer & Ale Expo
The long tradition of Czech brewing will also be reflected in the calendar of events of the Prague Congress Centre. The 3rd annual Pivo, Beer & Ale Expo will be held on 29th - 30th January 2019 with the participation of 70 brands. Come to taste and learn something interesting about professional beer tasting or beer raw materials. If you plan on starting your own brewery, you will surely be amazed by the equipment, devices and technology for building, spreading and optimizing breweries.
Changes in the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Prague Congress Centre has changed its members. The new members of the Board of Directors are Mr. Marek Ženíšek, Mr. Pavel Habarta and Mr. Aleš Bartůněk. Changes were also made in the Supervisory Board. The new member of the Supervisory Board and also the Vice-Chairman is Mrs. Lenka Burgerová, PhD. and Mr. Roman Bělor.
Green Christmas at the Prague Congress Centre
Celebrate Christmas with the Prague Congress Centre minding the environment. This year a potted Christmas tree can be found in the ground floor of the PCC, so it can be planted in spring and it can continue growing. And what about you this Christmas? What are you going to do for the environment?
Svetlana Zacharova will present herself in Prague and pass her experience to students of the dance conservatory
Svetlana Zacharova, the world renowned ballet artist, will present herself with leading soloists and ballet artists of the Grand Theater in a unique new performance called AMORE, which will take place January 10, 2019 at the Prague Congress Center. On stage, Svetlana Zacharov will shine next to such ballet masters of the Great Theater, such as Michail Lobuchin or Denis Rodkin. Interestingly, a master class for the students of the Prague Dance Conservatory will be part of the visit of the Russian primabalerina. Students will have a unique opportunity to get to know the artist closely.
Newly opened Café Reunion
Zátiší Catering newly opened Café Reunion. Located directly in the Prague Congress Center it is accessible through entrance no.5. Come and enjoy homemade bread, bagels or tasty cakes and warm up with a cup of hot tea or coffee. Those, who want to have a sip of wine or beer before a concert, they are also very welcomed. Kristyna looks forward to seeing you Mo - Fri from 9:30 to 17:00.
Attention - Michael Schenker Fest
We would like to point out that the concert of Michael Schenker (14.11.) will be held in the Cub ROXY.
PCC a hub for Devcon, technologically the most demanding event of the year
The Prague Congress Center became a hub for Devcon IV, the preeminent gathering for application and platform developers building on Ethereum; the largest public blockchain and smart contracting platform by nearly all measures. This event brought a number of new technological devices such as 3D printers, cryptographic mines, IOT buttons to the PCC. "Participants of the congress exposed the Prague Congress Center's IT technologies to a stress test," says Dominik Vrba, who is running the network for this technologically most demanding event of the year. The action requires an uninterrupted transmission of 2000 Mbit/s internet to the building, of which 1300 Mbit/s goes over wifi for 4000 connected active devices. The Ethereum Foundation organizes Devcon to educate and empower the community to build decentralized applications and to bring community culture to the world.
Community fridge at the PCC
Prague Congress Center launched a community fridge project in cooperation with the main catering partner Zátiší Catering to support the concept of sustainability and reduce the volume of bio-waste. Despite of careful planning to avoid excess food not everything gets consumed at congresses and for these cases of properly preserved food there is a community fridge. All employees of the PCC and Zátiší Catering can help themselves to a snack. We believe that sharing a meal is an important part of team-building, employees can chat and at the same time they can think about how become sustainable at home - as the infographic on the refrigerator door encourages them. This way, not only the idea of zero-waste is supported but the work of the chefs won’t go down the drain.
Counter-terrorist excercise of the Police of the Czech Republic at the Prague Congress Centre
The Prague Congress Center (PCC) would like to inform you about the upcoming counter-terrorist exercise held in cooperation with the Rapid Deployment Unit of the Police of the Czech Republic, under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague Mrs. Mgr. Adriana Krnáčová, MBA and the Police President Genmjr. Mgr. Tomáš Tuhý, Ph.D. The drill will take place on September 10 and 11, 2018, at the Prague Congress Center and in the immediate vicinity of the building.
On September 11, 2018 from 09:30 to 13:00 the outer space of the Prague Congress Center, the northern terrace, the southern terrace and the surrounding area of the building will be closed, including the closure of the Nuselský bridge to Pankrác, the closure of the street to Corinthia Hotel, the closing of the roundabout in front of the PCC. The street Na Pankráci will be opened as a substitute road and a rampway will be opened on the Na Pankráci street (5. května), direction Pankrác. The Vyšehrad metro will be open and the pedestrian walk will lead you under the northern terrace, park and stairs from Bučanka street to the Business Centre Vyšehrad.
Please do not call 158 nor 112, it is just a drill.
For more information, please contact us at: +420 261 171 111
Matrix Live - change of date
Matrix Live - Film in Concert will be held March 11, 2019 due to technical issues according to the statement of the organizer. A reward for those, who will wait until the new date will be a better quality of the screening. This movie will be featured in even higher quality, in 4K resolution, which is was made in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the film. More information at http://filmmusicprague.com/zmena-terminu-koncertu-matrix-live/?lang=en
The PCC´s results of the economic activities for 2017
The PCC's Board of Directors approved the annual report including the financial statements. In management the increase in total sales and pre-planned reconstruction of premises was projected together with a modernization of equipment. The Prague Congress Centre visited almost 250 000 participants in 246 events. Press release
The most important congress of medical physics IUPESM 2018 in the PCC
From June 3 to 8, 2018, the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
(IUPESM 2018) takes place at the Prague Congress Centre. This triennially organized joint meeting of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and adjoining health care professionals is a unique opportunity to liaise with their professional colleagues from all over the world, learn and share knowledge, and discuss the latest research outcomes. And we are proud that Prague as the first city in CEE hosts the IUPESM 2018. More info
Reconstruction 2017 of the PCC in the numbers
The Prague Congress Centre underwent extensive reconstruction and modernization last year, during which the premises, the technical background, the digital navigation system and Wi-Fi infrastructure were modernized. We want to show you the most interesting numbers from the reconstruction. See the infographics
Our vision and mission
Our mission is to create a great place for inspiration and also a modern and friendly place for inspiring scientific, medical, commercial and political meetings that will help new projects for a better world. The Prague Congress Centre will continue to transform into a modern, efficient, pleasant, socially responsible and technologically advanced company with first-class services and an eco-friendly operation in upcoming years. Our vision and mission
Green Prague Congress Centre
We feel responsible for the environment and therefore we draw energy from renewable resources. The purest energy is the one that we don’t consume. Our long-term goal is to reduce overall energy consumption. Since 2016, when a number of energy-saving measures were implemented in the framework of the modernisation of the Prague Congress Centre, we managed to reduce energy costs by 21 million CZK a year. More information at Green Prague Congress Centre
Prague is the World's Eighth Most Popular Meeting Destination
The Czech metropolis has succeeded in the global competition and occupied the eighth place in the ranking of the most popular congress destinations that the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) compiles every year. Prague has moved three positions up since 2016 and ranked among the world's TOP 10 meeting destinations such as Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, London and Singapore. Press release
Ballet performance Amore
Event is NOT possible to be held on the announced date May 7th, 2018 due to unforeseen technical reasons. Ballet will be performed on a NEW date January 10th, 2019 (Thursday). Tickets will be valid without need to be exchanged. All the customers who have bought tickets till now will receive CD with performances of Svetlana Zakharova as a compliment. CD will be distributed at the venue for all tickets with May date on it.
Story of the Prague Congress Centre
See how this pompous building was born and how her face is changing. Whether you are interested in the history or the future of the Prague Congress Centre, you will learn everything in our new section „Our Story
“, where you will also find an exclusive interview with Mr. Josef Karlík
, one of the four authors of the Prague Congress Centre.
The Prague Congress Centre at IMEX Frankfurt 2018
The Prague Congress Centre will be part of IMEX on 15.–17. May 2018, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. IMEX takes place at Messe Frankfurt, one of the world’s largest, most modern and connected venues, in the heart of Europe. IMEX Frankfurt 2018
is expected to be attended by more than 3 500 exhibitors from more than 150 countries around the world. We are looking forward to many new opportunities for cooperation, new business opportunities, sharing experience, new information, innovative ideas and networking. We are proud we will represent the Prague Congress Centre on such successful exhibition. Maybe we will meet you there, you can find us at stand G300, hall 8!
Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre boasts refurbished rooms
The hotel has recently undergone refurbishment, thanks to which the hotel has modern and design rooms. Specifically, the hotel boasts 58 modernized executive rooms and 76 modernized superior standard rooms. The rooms have a fresh style, combination of turquoise color and light wood, which contributes to a pleasant stay in the hotel. If you decide to enjoy stunning Prague, the hotel Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre will be the right place for accommodation even for the most demanding guest. Hotel Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre
The Prague Congress Centre was awarded the Czech Business Superbrands 2018
The Prague Congress Centre has been awarded the recognized Czech Business Superbrands 2018 award in March 2018, which is awarded according to predefined attributes such as brand awareness, branding, innovation, or prestige. For the Prague Congress Centre this award means a reward for long-lasting and consistent efforts to develop the whole company. Download Press Release
We wish you a happy Easter holidays and lots of spring energy.
Team of the Prague Congress Centre
Ambassador Awards Evening
The 9th Ambassador Awards Evening took place on 21st March on the premises of the Residence of the Mayor in Prague to honour the contributions to the meetings industry. Prague Convention Bureau
organises the ceremonial event since 2010 as a part of its Ambassador Programme. The ceremony of handing the awards over to the congress ambassadors was also honoured by the Mayor of Prague Mrs. Adriana Krnáčová. Sanjiv Suri, Lenka Žlebková and Roman Muška were awarded with the Prize of the Prague Congress Centre for the 56th ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Congress. That means the successful realization of the Congress of ICCA association, which brings together professionals from the congress industry, significantly helped to mark Prague on the map of the international meetings tourism.
Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre opened doors to its partners
The Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre welcomed its business partners from corporate sphere as well as partners from travel agencies during Doors Open Day this Wednesday. All invited guests enjoyed a presentation about a new rooms, or first class hotel´s services. Part of the afternoon was also guided tour of the Prague Congress Centre, where visitors viewed the newly renovated premises. During the event in the hotel partners enyjoyed music in a form of piano tones. Of course there was also an excellent lunch, which was a great opportunity to exchange a new business contacts. Traditional raffle could not miss as well in which it competed for stays in the European hotels of the Holiday Inn or a romantic dinners. The whole day has everybody enriched about contacts, new information and opportunities. Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre
Cancellation of the Wolf of Wall Street Conference in March
The Wolf of Wall Street conference with the original date of 10th March 2018, will be shifted by the organizer to 30th September 2018. However, tickets remain valid.
Prague Congress Centre has a new modern AV equipment
Congresses and conferences have still higher and higher requirements on technology, and therefore the Prague Congress Centre has installed high-tech audiovisual equipment according to the standards of international congresses. For example, both the Congress Hall and Forum Hall have newly installed sound console DiGiCo including the necessary digital audio, video and lighting technology. We are now able to offer more checkpoints in the hall according to the needs of the client offering large-area projection and LED walls up to 4K resolution. For conferences, we offer a complete registration system, videotaping of presentations with placement on web and fulltext search of presentations or snippets in the presentation itself. We are also able to send a stream to any built-in screen at the Prague Congress Centre and offer participants online transfer to the chillout zone so they know exactly what is happening in the main hall.
Prague Congress Centre has a new renovated premises
The Prague Congress Centre underwent significant changes in 2017. The interiors were modified both in the corridors and foyers. Big changes are especially in the Congress Hall, where a new carpet was laid and for comfort and modern design of the space the seats were repaired. In the Forum Hall was finished a restoration of the railing with parquet and painting of the walls together with the mobile partitions. There were also renovation and modernization of almost all the toilets and on the ground floor at the main entrance a new information center was created surrounded by reconstructed cloakrooms. The facade of the building was also modified. Prague Congress Centre wants to show that is modern and can provide first-class services for congresses, concerts, exhibitions and other types of events.
The Prague Congress Centre welcomed business partners at Doors Open Day
More than 200 business partners had a chance to see behind the scenes of the Prague Congress Centre during Doors Open Day. The guided tours, live music and refreshment was provided during this event. The Doors Open Day was held at the beginning of January and the aim was to show that the Prague Congress Centre is modern and can provide first-class services for congresses, concerts, exhibitions and other kinds of events. The Prague Congress Centre presented for example newly renovated premises, AV technology news, hall options and improved IT infrastructure including a new Wi-Fi network with 180 access points. According to the reactions of the participants the event was successful and the whole Prague Congress Centre thanks for their visit, interest and all the questions and suggestions they shared.
We wish you a festive Christmas season and successful year 2018.
Team of the Prague Congress Centre
Exhibition of Secondary Schools in the Prague Congress Centre
The Prague Congress Center held the Schola Pargensis exhibition, which is intended especially for the ninth-grade students of primary schools, their parents and other students interested in studying at secondary schools of all types. The first year of the exhibition took place in 1996 and until 2002 Schola Pragensis was organized in the last week of March at the time of J. A. Comenius anniversary. The schools established by the City of Prague and other entities traditionally present not only their facilities, but also the results of their work, both in the pedagogical field and in the areas of after school activities. Every year, the exhibition provides schoolchildren of the last year of basic schools with a comprehensive picture of education plans at each particular school and also their subsequent chances on the labour market. Potential prospective students at a particular school can actually see what the school offers and have the opportunity to compare with other schools. The general public can acquire a complex picture of possibilities in the region of Prague. This year's motto was "Become the director of your life" and the poster was created by the winner of the competition for the best graphic design Pavel Kuja, who is a student at the Secondary School of Design and Art, Book Culture and Economics, and who won over another 23 designs.
The 5th Marketing Festival is held at the Prague Congress Center. The best speakers, innovative ideas, newly built program, but also a great environment and excellent catering is what its founder finds as a MUST.
"Five years ago, I finally realized that there's something wrong with marketing conferences: they simply don't offer value that's on par with the ticket price. So I took a risk and decided to bring world-class know-how to the Czech Republic while trying to avoid all the annoyances of the industry's leading conferences., "says the founder of the festival.
International Federation of European Biochemical Societies heading to Prague in July 2018
The Congress of the International Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) is one of the largest European congresses on biochemistry, a platform for international scientific exchange on the latest discoveries in biochemistry, molecular biology and other related fields. In addition to lectures presented by top scientists, including the Nobel Prize laureates, the congress also includes symposiums on the latest research discoveries, poster sections, and various workshops and other activities. Expected attendance is 2,500 delegates
World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the PCC.
The Czech Society for Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics and the Czech Medical Physicists Association will organize the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the Prague Congress Centre. This joint meeting of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and health professionals from related disciplines every three years is a unique opportunity to connect professionals from around the world, learn and share knowledge and discuss the latest research and technological progress as well as new insights into medical physics and biomedical engineering. In addition to purely scientific and technological themes, the congress will focus on other aspects of professional involvement in health care such as education and training, accreditation and certification, health technology assessment, or patient safety. We expect 3,000 delegates.
Lara Fabian Camouflage Tour
Lara Fabian goes on a world tour and one stop will be the Prague Congress Centre. The new Lara Fabian tour called Camouflage will be based on her English repertoire. Lara Fabian’s first English album was released in the USA in 1999 (Sony Music). The eponymous album, written and produced by renowned producers, such as Glen Ballard and Walter Afanasieff, included several titles reaching high positions in the charts. The title “I will love again”, became a # 1 Billboard Hot Dance Chart hit. Other titles, such as “Adagio”, “Love by Grace”, and “Broken Vow” became hits in various countries, and have been covered since by many artists (Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban). Lara’s initial international success was followed by the release of a second English album, “A wonderful life” in 2004, including titles such as “Review my kisses”, written by Desmond Child, “I guess I loved you” and “No big deal”. The dance –pop song “I am who I am”, remixed by Hex Hector became an underground club hit. The tour will bring the new music of Lara from Camouflage, together with her international hits.
Concert of Evanescence
In March, the PCC will welcome the famous music group Evanescence. Double Grammy Award holders will perform with the Symphony Orchestra and will introduce their forthcoming album Synthesis, which will include the most popular songs in new arrangements. Synthesis is the fourth studio album released by the band. In addition to older favourites, it contains two entirely new songs that Evanescence will present on the tour with the orchestra. The recording was produced by the drummer Will Hunt and composer David Campbell, known for working with Justin Timberlake, Muse, Adele, Michael Jackson and others. “This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars,” explains Amy Lee of Evanescence. “I’ve always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation. This will be our first-time touring with orchestra and I’m so excited to perform this way-really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we’ve built over the years. This project really means a lot to me. Underneath the sound of drums and guitars, there are innumerable layers in our music, says singer Amy Lee.
Japan Week at PCC
In November, we are expecting a variety of events featuring the best of Japanese culture. Japan Week is a cultural event aimed at promoting Japan in the world and cultural dialogue between nations. Japanese International Friendship Foundation (IFF) has been hosting Japan Week for 31 years, each time in another country. This year, Japan Week returns for great success for the second time to the same place - to Prague (for the first time in Prague in 2002 when the attendance was about 38,000 people). The main partner Japan Week is the City of Prague. During exhibitions, workshops and performances, more than 1300 Japanese artists will be able to present traditional and modern Japanese culture and art (from the samurai show, through the traditional drums to the flower arrangement).
PCC participated in IMEX Las Vegas
CEO of the Prague Congress Centre Roman Ray Straub was in IMEX Las Vegas to present newly refurbished and digitalized PCC. “We have been to Imex for the third time. The whole event had a great attendance and offered a lot of business opportunities. Martina Fundaro, who represents Prague Convention Bureau did a great job. We attended an associations evening through ICCA and hosted a breakfast on 12.10. So far, we received at least 3 requests. I also believe that the presentation of our new to-be exhibition hall was interesting and that our new exhibition spaces which should be available within four years will bring us more interesting international meetings. The next IMEX is planned at Mandalay Bay and we are already looking forward to being able to present the PCC,” says Roman Ray Straub.