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23rd May 2018 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


The Congress Prague Introduces Its New Web with an Extensive Service Suppliers Search Tool

The Prague Convention Bureau, which acts as an official representative of the capital city of Prague in the field of the meetings industry, introduced its new web pages. The web includes general information about Prague for event organizers, as well as instructions on how to obtain free marketing and financial support for their events with the assistance of Prague Convention Bureau. The site also includes an extensive tool for searching certified service suppliers operating in the meetings industry. The new Prague Convention Bureau web was developed by the AITOM Digital internet agency.

23rd May 2018 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Legal Alert - Proposed new EU rules to help companies move across borders

On 25 April 2018 a proposal for a directive was published by the European Commission with the aim of amending the Directive (EU) 2017/1132 by proposing a change in the company law rules for cross-border conversion, division and merger. Weinhold Legal provided input to a multi-jurisdictional study (available for download here) which was a basis for the published proposal for a directive (available for download here).

22nd May 2018 / Politics / Trade and Investment


U.S. Chamber Leads Tenth U.S.-China CEO Dialogue

On May 15, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) opened the tenth meeting of the U.S.-China CEO and Former Senior Officials’ Dialogue, co-chaired by U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue and CCIEE Chairman and Former Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan. They are joined by top business leaders, former cabinet officials, and think tank experts for two days of discussions in Beijing.

22nd May 2018 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


PCB: Experience Prague Virtually

Prague is not only a historical jewel, but it is also a destination offering various ways of applying modern technologies, such as virtual reality, to practice. It has already become a part of everyday life, as shown by the ever-increasing number of subjects and activities concentrating on the virtual reality. This article presents a small sample of the most attractive virtual reality experience available in the Czech metropolis, Prague Convention Bureau writes.

21st May 2018 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


DESI: Czech Republic belongs to the cluster of medium performing countries

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises some 30 relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States, across five main dimensions: Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet, Integration of Digital Technology, Digital Public Services. The Czech Republic ranks 18th in DESI 2017. Compared to last year the country progressed in Digital Public Services and remained stable in Human Capital, but worsened its ranking in other dimensions.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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