The Prague Convention Bureau was founded on 3rd April 2008 to strengthen the positive awareness of Prague as an ideal congress destination and, through effective assistance to foreign and local event organizers, to support the economic development of the Czech capital. This non-profit organization celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Over the last ten years, the Prague Convention Bureau has participated in acquiring more than 630 events with the attendance of almost 293,000 delegates. They have generated a total of 620 thousand roomnights worth more than 1.2 billion Czech crowns (€ 47.5 million).
The Prague Convention Bureau was founded by member entities and it followed-up on the activities of the Prague Congress Tourism Association (PAKT). Nowadays, the Prague Convention Bureau membership platform integrates sixty hotels, event organizers (DMC and PCO companies), congress and social venues and other service providers such as transportation companies, AV suppliers, catering services and restaurants, and hostessing agencies.
On its tenth anniversary, 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. The organization has also lined up several networking opportunities and events in the framework of celebrations with the representatives of Prague Convention Bureau:
The organization has long been cooperating with the key meetings industry stakeholders, including the Capital City of Prague, Ministry of Regional Development, CzechTourism agency or the Prague City Tourism. Thanks to this cooperation, the Prague Convention Bureau can offer an assistance and advice to local and foreign event organizers, or to provide administrative support, including processing free of charge public transportation passes applications, handling grant applications, or providing support letters. The Prague Convention Bureau, through its Ambassador Program, also serves as a base for so-called local congress ambassadors, professors, scientists, physicians and other professionals who act as guarantors for the events coming to Prague