Ambassador Awards Evening celebrates the 10th anniversary of its founding this year. More than 40 Prague congress ambassadors were present at the anniversary ceremony. The event was held under the auspices of Mr. Zdeněk Hřib, Mayor of the City of Prague, who attended the ceremony in person.
Following ambassadors and events were awarded for 2018 in six categories:
In all, 42 events were awarded over the course of the Ambassador Awards Evenings’ 10 years existence. The events attracted more than 130,000 delegates to Prague, generating more than 377,000 room nights.Ondřej Špaček, expert on regional development, tourism and sport from KROKEM s. r. o. company, commented on the statistics: „Awarded events generated a consumption worth approximately three billion Czech crowns (116.5 million Euro). Public benefits from the awarded events reached 1.2 billion Czech crowns (46.6 million Euro): 0.9 (35 million Euro) of it contributed directly into the national budget and 50 million (1.9 million Euro) into the city of Prague budget.”
The 2019 award winners were chosen by an independent committee: prof. RNDr. Eva Zažímalová, CSc., Chairwoman of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic; Ing. Irena Vlčková, General Director of the Union of Trade and Tourism; JUDr. Renata Králová, Director of the Tourism Department at the Ministry of Regional Development; Jan Wolf, Councillor of the City of Prague for Culture, Heritage, Exhibitions Management and Tourismandprof. MUDr. Karel Cvachovec, CSc., MBA, Patron of the Ambassador Program.
The Ambassador Awards Evening was held with the support of Prague City Hall, CzechTourism agency and Czech Convention Bureau. The event was moderated by Veronika Paroulková.