5th February 2018

CTP Invest: An investor insight into business and life in the Moravian hub - Brno

Charming history. Higher and higher on the list of 'Best Student Cities'. World-renowned Masaryk University. One of the leading strategic zones in the Czech Republic. And, it's got the best bar in the country. An investor insight into business and life in the Moravian hub - Brno.  



Connecting the World to Opportunity

Brno’s easy accessibility and cosmopolitan nature stem from its unique location: Prague, Vienna and Bratislava are at a maximum of 200 km away, and Brno itself is the metropolis of the bustling Moravia. International companies appreciate and utilize all that Brno has become, as do students and young professionals from all over the world.

In 2017, there were 29,171 foreigners – from over 150 countries – living in the city district Brno, and that number is continuously growing. Masaryk University (one of the most renowned universities in CEE), Brno University of Technology and Mendel University are among the thirteen universities that impress in the quality of preparation for the professional world, specifically when it comes to the sphere of technology and research.

At times touted as the Czech Silicon Valley, Brno includes companies like Honeywell, Avast, IBM, Microsoft, Google and Skype. These big players search for the brightest minds of today, and the most hard-working locals and expats are approached with one-of-a-kind offers. Expats who are not from the EU and therefore require a work permit, the formalities for which are usually handled by the employer, will find this process relatively stress-free in Brno, a city where work permits are highly common.


Let’s talk 2018. There’s certainly no shortage of international fairs, with topics stemming anywhere from electrical engineering (AMPER, 20. – 23.3.) to construction (Stavební veletrhy Brno, 25. – 28.4.) and research (Veletrh Věda Výzkum Inovace, 15. – 17.5.). With its easily-accessible location and an abundance of great hotels, like Courtyard by Marriott Brno, getting to and staying in Brno has become simpler than ever.

Fancy some music? JazzFestBrno is ongoing from February 1st to May 10th. The legendary Bob Dylan will be performing on April 15th. SMOKIE’s Symphony Tour comes to Brno on December 1st. And that’s just a quick taste of what’s available.

How about some sports? Excitement for Monster Energy Grand Prix of Czech Republic, on August 3rd – 5th, has already begun. As one of the biggest sport events in the Czech Republic, the event’s got a fifty-years-long history and attracts tens of thousands of fans every year. And if you’ve ever wanted to catch a glimpse of world-famous motorcycle road racer Valentino Rossi, this is a good place to try.

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the birth of an independent Czechoslovakia, Brno will be hosting the festival Re:publika from May 26th to June 17th. The celebration will take place at Brno’s fairground, the same spot where, in 1928, cheerful people joined together to celebrate a decade of independence. This year, Brno will look back fondly on remarkable moments, personalities, victories and timeless art, and attendees will share memories passed on from their ancestors, ensuring those who fought for change are never forgotten.

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Author: CTP Invest


Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic