Following several years of lobbying, Prague City Council has approved grants for non-profit organisation congresses with more than 1,500 delegates. The annoucement was made today (19 November) at EIBTM in Barcelona.
Of these delegates, at least 50% must be from abroad. Organisations can acquire up to £34,000 towards the cost of the venue or welcome reception. The criteria also state that delegates must stay for a minimum of two nights in Prague.
Two years ago, Prague City Council launched a scheme offering congress organisers free public transport for delegates attending large events of more than 500 people.
Lenka Zlebkova, managing director of Prague Convention Bureau, said: "Incentives for large international conferences are highly appreciated in today’s competitive environment. Without them, it would be much harder for Prague to attract significant and lucrative events."