This is the first time Prague has offered an official subvention scheme, with the exception of ad-hoc support for conferences in the past.
The system is currently being approved by Prague City Hall’s representatives.
Talking exclusively to Association Event Planner, Martina Kavasova, marketing manager of Prague Convention Bureau, revealed that association congresses with a minimum of 1,500 delegates will be eligible to apply for funding that can be used for a welcome reception, discount on the venue or promotion of the congress.
For smaller congresses, subvention will be considered based on the number of room nights and average delegate spend.
A standard application form and conditions for applying will be available on Prague Convention Bureau’s website from January.
Kavasova said: "This step demonstrates that Prague is focusing more and more on association meetings and is aware of its contribution to the economic development of the city."