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General practitioners and family doctors from all over Europe and overseas arrived in Bratislava for the annual WONCA Europe 2019 conference


Jul 8, 2019

GUARANT International organized the 24th WONCA Europe Conference on 25-29 June 2019. It was the first time an event of this kind and size took place in Slovakia.

The conference was held in 3 different locations in Bratislava - the new Slovak National Theatre, the Sheraton Bratislava Hotel and Cinema City Eurovea.

A total of 1,919 delegates, exhibitors and guests came to the Slovak capital. Most participants are traditionally from Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands, and this held true again this year.

The main theme of the conference was “General practice - the Human Side of Medicine “. Its extensive scientific program included plenary sessions of guest speakers, oral presentations, one slide 5 minutes presentations, e-poster presentations and a large number of workshops.

An interesting part of the conference, for example, was a walking workshop with Slovak speed walker, and current Olympic champion in the 50 km walk, Matej Toth. The workshop was called "Walk with your GP" and took place in the early morning hours together with the participation of the Slovak public.

GUARANT International was responsible for organizing the WONCA conference several times in the past. We organized the European Conference in 1997 and 2017, as well as the WONCA World Conference in 2013. All conferences took place in Prague. In fact, preparations are already underway for upcoming WONCA European Conferences in Berlin and London.

For more information about the conference, and a short video from the event, please visit http://www.woncaeurope2019.org/.

2,000+ laboratory animal experts come to Prague for the FELASA Congress


Jun 20, 2019

GUARANT International organized the 14th FELASA congress 2019 from 10 - 13June at the Prague Congress Center.

Over 2,000 laboratory animal experts gathered in Prague to address such obvious topics as the correct reporting of animal research, animal welfare, ethics, legislation and education.

In addition to science and education, an important part of the event was a large exhibition showing recent updates in animal care materials and equipment, animal use and health programs, and research equipment.

FELASA, the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, represents over 4,000 specialists in the field of laboratory animal science from 28 countries and 21 constituent associations. In 2018, FELASA celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Read more about the congress here: http://www.felasa2019.eu/.

Light microscopy experts take part in an interactive program at BVV Trade Fairs Brno


Jun 13, 2019

In the first week of June, GUARANT International organized ELMI 2019 - 19th International European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting. Around 420 light microscopy experts visited the meeting, which was held at the BVV Trade Fairs Brno.

In addition to the regular lectures that took place in the morning, a total of134 companies held workshops. A special congress web application was used to sign up for them.

The traditional part of the event, which was not left out this year, was the "Academy vs. Industry" football match.

Read more about ELMI 2019 here: https://www.elmi2019.eu/.

MFC trusted us for the eighth time in a row to organize their conference, which was dedicated to microfinance and held in Istanbul


Jun 4, 2019

GUARANT International organized the eighth annual conference on 30 – 31 May for their client Microfinance Center (MFC). This year's 22nd edition took place in Istanbul, Turkey, and was attended by more than 400 guests.

The main theme of the conference was digitization for financial inclusion. As with every previous conference, the program included a number of workshops and panel discussions. The beautiful Bosporus Strait served as a perfect setting for the gala dinner.

GUARANT International previously organized this event in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Georgia, Montenegro, Turkey and twice in the Czech Republic.

For more information, please visit: https://www.mfc2019.org/.

We have organized the meeting of the European Obesitologists for the fourth time, which was held this year in Lyon


May 7, 2019

GUARANT International organized the 2nd IFSO-EC Symposium from 2 -4 May 2019 in Lyon, France.

The main topics of the event, which brought together 241 experts and exhibitors, included new technology, further minimization of the surgical access and advanced endoscopic procedures.

In recent years, we have organized congresses in Gothenburg (2016) and Athens (2018), and a symposium in Naples (2017), for the European Chapter of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders. Next year, the IFSO-EC congress will take place in the Vienna House Diplomat Prague.

Our Association House also provides association management services for IFSO-EC.

Please visit https://www.ifso-ec2019.com/ for more information about the event.

Our growing list of awards now includes the 50th International Chemical Olympiad. See the IChO in action


Apr 16, 2019

The 50th IChO 2018: International Chemical Olympiad won third place in the B2P category at the annual Czech Event Association awards.

From 19-29 July 2018, the Czech Republic and Slovakia hosted the 50th International Chemical Olympiad, an annual competition for 300 of the world’s most talented secondary school chemistry students coming from 76 countries.

GUARANT International prepared 3 parallel programmes for the students, 221 mentors and observers, and 33 guests. The programmes included exams, excursions and trips around the Czech Republic and Slovakia, a Reunion party on Vítězné náměstí in Prague and a Closing ceremony in Prague’s Rudolfinum..

The entire program, which was coordinated by the team of GUARANT Project Manager Romana Klukova, can be seen in the infographics section of our annual report.

The annual Czech Event Association (ČEA) awards is a national competition that officially recognizes exceptional event projects.

Two awards for GUARANT International clients: We organized the best congress and the best corporate event of 2018!


Apr 4, 2019

The Prague Convention Bureau held the Ambassador Awards Evening on Wednesday, April 3 under the auspices of the City of Prague. The ambassadors of two events that GUARANT International organized last year were awarded: doc. Jan Belohlavek for the EuroELSO 2018 international congress and Mrs. Ines Windisch from Zentiva for the Zentiva Leadership Meeting.

EuroELSO 2018 was awarded “Congress of the Year 2018”. GUARANT International organized the event in May 2018 at the Prague Congress Center. Over 1,600 experts on extracorporeal life support from 63 countries were registered and the congress featured 206 speakers.

The exceptional atmosphere of this major international congress was complemented by a rich social program and beautiful weather. In addition to the main program, there was a "Run for Health" attended by 30 runners.

Zentiva was awarded “Corporate Event of the Year” for its Leadership Meeting, which IDEAS by GUARANT International organized in November 2018 for 120 Zentiva top managers from 18 European countries. The aim of the meeting was to provide an interactive presentation of the company's new strategy.

The Ambassador Awards Evening aims to award renowned Czech scientists, top experts, professors, and doctors who represent the Czech Republic in professional international associations, actively lobby in favour of Prague and participate in the preparatory work of scientific, program or organizing committees of international congresses held in Prague. The tenth gala evening organized by the Prague Convention Bureau this year was held at the Prague Mayor’s residence.

Congratulations go out to our great ambassadors, as well as to our Project Managers Jitka Puldova (EuroELSO 2018) and Veronika Brejchova (Zentiva Leadership Meeting) and their colleagues!

GUARANT International publishes 2018 Overview


Mar 6, 2019

GUARANT International publishes summary of its activities in 2018.

It consists among others a selection of Czech and international events or information about activities of our brands: IDEAS by GUARANT International organizing corporate events, Association House providing association management services and Venue management offering rental of conference and banquet spaces.

The last year's achievements are summarized in selected numbers at the beginning of the publication. We also dedicate special page to the International Chemical Olympiad 50th IChO 2018, 11-day event which we organized in Slovakia and the Czech Republic last summer.

You can find the entire publication this link.

GUARANT started a new conference season with a workshop that included a recognized world expert on molecular pathology


Jan 29, 2019

From January 24 – 25, 2019, the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM) hosted a Workshop on Molecular Pathology in Transplantation, which highlighted recent progress in the field.

The main guest of this event was Prof. Philip F. Halloran from the University of Alberta, who is often referred to as the world's most influential organ transplant specialist and transplantation guru. Professor Halloran devoted his lectures primarily to the Molecular Microscopic Diagnostic System (MMDx).

After the event, Prof. Halloran spent the following few days sightseeing in Prague. In addition to historical monuments, he also visited the National Technical Museum and Masaryk Railway Station. One of his favourite hobbies is steam locomotives.

Seventy experts, mainly from Central Europe, attended the workshop.

For more information, visit: https://www.molpat2019.com/.

Association House in 2018: Stabilization of the team and work carried out for 23 associations


Jan 21, 2019

In a first half of 2018, four of our six Association Development Managers left the company and were replaced by four new and dynamic managers. In spite of these changes, the Daniela Kamaradova led team was very successful. Listed below are a few examples of work our colleagues carried out last year:

  • Work for 23 associations (15 Czech and 8 international)
  • Organization of 37 committee meetings
  • Representation of associations at 11 events
  • Arrangement of 2 annual meetings
  • Organization of 8 meetings with sponsors
  • Organization of 17 teleconferences with committee members
  • Organization of 2 webinars
  • Publishing of 24 newsletters
  • Creation of modern websites for 3 Czech associations
  • Upgrade of e-ballot and CLAUDiN membership

Association House provides services for the effective development and growth of professional associations. Read more about their activities on their website: http://www.asociacnidum.cz/en/

GUARANT International wishes you Merry Christmas


Dec 12, 2018

Dear Business Partners,

Thank you for your cooperation this year and we wish you pleasant Christmas time filled with joy.

We look forward to cooperation in 2019 and wish you a continued success in the coming year.

GUARANT International Team

The XXV. Congress of the Czech Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine had almost 1100 attendees


On 3 – 5 October, 2018, we organized the XXV. Congress of the Czech Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (CSARIM) at the Prague Congress Centre. An exhibition that celebrated the society’s twenty-fifth anniversary also took place during the Congress.

In addition to traditional topics, such as anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, and intensive care, the Congress also focused on current trends in these fields. These trends included the latest legal framework in anaesthesiology and intensive care, deepening of "soft skills", improvement of communication, and special topics, such as head transplants, artificial intelligence and anaesthesia.

Almost 1,100 professionals, which included many Czechs and international presenters, attended this year's edition of the Congress. In addition to medical specialists, Jan Mühlfeit, a global strategist, coach, mentor and author of the bestseller “The Positive Leader”, also gave a presentation.

The Congress was organized under the auspices of Minister of Health Adam Vojtech, Prague Mayor Adriana Krnacova, and Rector of Charles University in Prague Tomas Zima.

Click here for more information: https://www.csarim2018.cz.

Experts on the treatment of anomalies in teeth and dental arc positioning will meet in Ceský Krumlov, where modern 3D technologies will also be discussed.


Oct 3, 2018

On October 4-6, 2018, the 19th Congress of the Czech Orthodontic Society will be held in the historic Castle Riding School in Cesky Krumlov.

The main topics of this year's Congress are tooth retention, the most common distin– Class II. (deep overbites), as well as the use of 3D technology.

Delegates can look forward to a number of presentations by distinguished international and Czech experts. Prof. Adrian Becker and Prof. Stella Chaushu, a world-renowned team from Hadasah University in Jerusalem, are the main presenters and will discuss the issue of tooth retention.

In addition to the main program of the congress, there will be a specialized area for orthodontic assistants and dental technicians. The event will be concluded with a presidential gala evening, inspired by the Baroque-Rococo backdrop of the Castle Riding School.

The Czech Orthodontic Society is our long-term client. In recent years, we organized their annual COS Congress in cities such as Liberec and Olomouc.

Click here for more information: http://kongrescos.cz/.

Pediatricians meet at the premises of the Cubex Centre Prague


Sep 13, 2018

The Czech Pediatric Society, in cooperation with the Society for Primary Pediatric Care and the Association of Pediatric for Children and Adolescents has organized the 13th Congress of the Czech Pediatricians and Nurses. It is also the first GUARANT International’s event at the new multifunctional centre, Cubex Centre Prague. The Congress is being held from September 13 to September 15, 2018.

The aim of the three-day event is to introduce new knowledge from pediatrics while broadening knowledge and contacts between practical pediatric doctors and pediatricians from hospitals.

The Congress will also give out the Brdlík Prize for the Lifetime Achievement of Pediatrics, and the Prize for the Young Pediatrician.

The event takes place at the recently opened premises of the  Cubex Centre Prague, inspired by Czech cubist architecture. The venue is exceptional not only because of its innovative design approach but also thanks to the technological equipment. There is a 102 square meter large media wall for live streaming from the congress, logos, event graphics or a corporate advertising spot. The Chameleon Concept allows for multicolor lighting in any room, in the corridor to the main hall and on ceiling in the main hall.

More information about the event can be found at: http://www.pediatrie2018.cz/.

International experts of the pathophysiology field met in Slovakia


Sep 10, 2018

From September 5th to 8th, 2018, GUARANT International organized the 8th International Congress on Pathophysiology. The event was held at the Holiday Inn in Bratislava.

The Congress provided a comprehensive overview of the latest research in pathophysiology. The topics included hypertension, obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, neuro-muscular and skeletal pathologies, fertility disorders, cancer or aging.

The main aim of the Congress was to gather researchers, clinicians, leaders and experts from the research institutions and business companies from all around the world. They could discuss hot topics in this field, but also define new research trends.

The delegates participated in the plenary and invited lectures, oral presentations, and posters. Emphasis was put on contributions from young researchers.

As part of the social program, the guests enjoyed a tour of the Bratislava center and a congress dinner at the Hrad restaurant which entailed a beautiful view of the city.

More details about this event can be found here: http://www.ICP2018.com/.

GUARANT International organizes an international congress combining four meetings of leading neurosurgeons


Aug 23, 2018

From August 29 to September 2, the Prague Neurosurgical Week 2018 will be held in the Czech capital. The International Congress is a unique combination of four events in which 200 neurosurgery experts from around the world will meet in Prague.

The Neurosurgical Week will start with the meeting of the World Academy of Neurological Surgery (WANS), a members-only conference which will bring top quality faculty from the next two combined events. The International Meningioma Society (IMS) will hold its annual conference alongside the 13th International Conference on Cerebrovascular Surgery (ICCVS) outside of Asia for the first time.

The two main conferences will enjoy the presence of WANS members and a unique combination of joint plenary sessions with targeted breakfast seminars and dedicated afternoon sessions. In general, the topics will focus on meningiomas, skull base, and cerebrovascular.

The event will take place at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague and InterContinental Hotel Prague.

For more information, visit: http://www.pragueneuroweek.com/.

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Prague and Bratislava welcome over 300 students from 76 countries at the 50th International Chemical Olympiad


Jul 19, 2018

On 19-29 July 2018, the Czech Republic and Slovakia hosts the 50th International Chemical Olympiad, an annual competition for the world’s most talented chemistry students at the secondary school level.

The venue of the event is symbolic because in 1968, just before the invasion of Warsaw Pact troops, the first year of this competition for talented students took place in the former Czechoslovakia. While the first Olympiad was attended by 18 students from the three states of the current Visegrad Group, this year it will present a record of more than 300 contestants from 76 countries around the world.

Each country is represented by four students who have succeeded in national rounds. All teams will attempt to complete three practical and eight theoretical tasks and Czech team will hopefully build on the success of the last year. Previously (last year in Thailand), the Czechs took four medals in total.

"The opportunity to organize the International Chemical Olympiad is a great privilege. Last year, in Thailand, the ceremonies were held under the supervision of the Royal Family. The next year in Paris will be held under the auspices of the Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry Jean-Marie Lehn," said Karel Melzoch, Rector of the Prague University of Chemistry and Technology for Novinky.cz

The opening ceremony of the competition will take place in Stará Tržnice (Bratislava) on July 20th and the winners will be awarded at the results ceremony, which will take place eight days later in Rudolfinum (Prague).

Besides a competition, a rich accompanying program is being prepared for the contestants and their mentors, culminating at the Summer IChO Party. It will take place on July 25th on the premises of the University of Chemistry and Technology. In addition, there will be a concert of Tata Bojs, Debbi and Kašpárek v rohlíku, interactive chemical experiments, a street food market, and a fire show.

GUARANT International organizes this event with a budget of more than 40 million Czech koruna alongside with the University of Chemistry and Technology and the Comenius University in Bratislava.

More information about the event can be found at https://50icho.eu/.

The world experts on plant hormones will gather in Prague for the 10th time


Jun 27, 2018

The Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences and GUARANT International organizes a meeting of scientists examining plant hormones during the first week of July. World experts in this field shall meet for the tenth time at the Conference "Auxins and Cytokinins in Plant Development” taking place at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague.

Experts will focus on two key groups of hormones - auxins and cytokinins. These substances control or substantially affect plant development, growth, physiological processes and responses to various stresses such as heat or drought.

The event takes place under the auspices of Professor Eva Zažímalová, President of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Martin Vágner, Director of the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IEB).

"Research on the regulation of plant growth and development and plant signaling substances (hormones) has a very long history and a very good quality in the Czech Republic and in Czechoslovakia. The meeting of scientists dealing with plant hormones (especially auxins and cytokines) has a long tradition in Prague and has gradually developed into top-level meetings in this field. It is so top-notch that the representatives of the most important teams just have to be here," says Professor Zažímalová.

Over 220 scientists from 27 countries, including, for example, the USA, Australia, Japan or South Korea, will arrive in Prague. "There will be a practically complete world’s top - almost all the major scientists we have addressed have enthusiastically accepted our invitation and will lecture in Prague. We are very happy about this," says Dr. Klára Hoyerová from the Organizing Committee.

This year's conference is the tenth similar meeting of plant hormone experts organized by the IEB. The first one took place in Liblice in 1972 and was one of the few possibilities where scientists from the Communist countries could meet in person with their West European and American colleagues. Since 1999, the conference has used the current name.

For more information visit: https://www.acpd2018.org/.

Online Questions and Professional Facilitators: E&E Event 2018 in Berlin brought a new meeting format


Jun 18, 2018

On June 14 - 15, 2018, GUARANT International organized the first E&E Event. This fresh new platform follows up on the successful Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congresses, where asphalt and bitumen experts meet every 4 years.

The main theme of the first edition of the E&E Event was the preparation of the asphalt industry for the future. The event addressed important strategic issues, including the vision of asphalt industry, tightening economic conditions or new information technologies.

The event was based on an unusual format of series of professionally-facilitated sessions using debates, workshops and information exchanges, supported by online tools that allow the audience to have their own say. The entire program was led by the well-known Brussels-based professional moderator Katrina Sichel.

The event was organized by Eurobitume (European Association of Bitumen Producers) and EAPA (European Asphalt Pavement Association). The E&E Event complemented the already highly successful and well-established E&E Congress and is scheduled to run every four years within the period between the Congresses. This offers an effective platform to continue the important dialogue between key industry stakeholders including managers and road professionals as well as representatives of government, local authorities, contractors, engineers and customers.

The meeting was held at the Andel's by Vienna House Berlin. Participants also attended a networking dinner held in the unique historical industrial architecture of the 100-year-old pumping station Wasserwerk Berlin.

For more information, visit: http://www.eeevent2018.org/.

Young scientists and doctors involved in surgical research met in Madrid


Jun 6, 2018

At the turn of May and June, the 53rd Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) was held in Spain. The event took place at the Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid.

The goal of the Congress was to develop and support high-quality surgical research activities while encouraging surgical specialists to educate in this field. Every year, young scientists and physicians from around the world meet at the event to present their current research activities.

The four-day program focused on various types of surgery including orthopedic, vascular and endovascular as well as surgical and experimental techniques and approaches. Before the Congress, there were also two courses designed to prepare research staff in the conduct of clinical trials with human participants.

The event was attended by over 200 experts. Lecturers were not only experts from Europe, but also from Japan, South Africa, Iran, and the USA.

For more information please visit: https://www.essr2018.com/.

Prague as the first city in Central and Eastern Europe hosts the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering IUPESM 2018


Jun 5, 2018

From June 3 to 8, 2018, the IUPESM 2018 World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering takes place at the Prague Congress Center. This major meeting of medical physicists and biomedical engineers contributes to global awareness of the latest advances in medical technologies and encourage collaboration in science and research.

Today, advances in modern medicine are largely dependent on the development of physical and engineering disciplines and the clinical application of their knowledge. The IUPESM 2018 World Congress serves as a high-level meeting of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and professionally related specialists from other medical professions serves firstly to discuss the latest research results and technological advances in the physical and engineering aspects of medical applications. It also introduces new ideas, both in the field of medical physics and biomedical engineering.

The scientific program consists of many plenary lectures and parallel training sections. The event is attended by around 1700 scientists, health professionals and other experts from around the world. More than 950 lectures and over 800 expert papers are presented in the form of electronic posters. World-renowned scientists and specialists will perform in 23 major congress topics. For example, new possibilities of robotic surgery, electronic health records, and multi-electrode field technology for neuroscience and cardiology will be discussed.

The participants of the Congress can also look forward to a social program which includes a gala evening at the Žofín Palace and several awards announcements.

This specialized medical congress is held in different places around the world every three years. Its organizers are always three world-class professional societies (International Federation for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine) along with two specialist companies from the organizing country (in the Czech Republic, the Czech Society for Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics Member of Czech Medical Association Jan Evangelista Purkynje and the Czech Society of Physicists in Medicine).

For more information, please visit: http://www.iupesm2018.org/.

Over 1600 experts on extracorporeal life support gathered in Prague at the EuroELSO 2018


May 29, 2018

From May 23-26, 2018, Congress EuroELSO 2018 was held at the Prague Congress Center. It was the 7th European Meeting focused on the extracorporeal life support.

Every year, the goal of the event is to connect world-class professionals with an interest in advanced intensive care to create an extensive platform to share knowledge and gain new experiences with critical support systems. The Congress was divided into three core parallel educational tracks focused on adult, pediatric and perfusion/nursing topics related to extracorporeal therapies. The participants discussed everyday care, techniques, new directions or medical routines in care for the sick. In total, over 1600 participants from 63 countries were registered and 206 speakers spoke to them.

Altogether, 93 sections, 351 lectures and 80 moderated poster presentations covered all aspects of this topic. The conference also included a so-called pre-congress focused on panel discussions and meetings with experts. Workshops focused on experimental scientific work or simulation of critical conditions of ECMO treatment and pediatric population, which took place at the Institute of Physiology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague.

Besides the main program, there was a "Run for Health" was organized on Friday attended by 30 brave runners. The exceptional atmosphere of a major international congress was also completed by a rich social program and beautiful weather.

For more information, please visit: http://www.prague-euroelso2018.com/.

Tunnels and Underground Constructions were discussed in Žilina


May 28, 2018

After three years, the International Conference of Tunnels and Underground Constructions 2018 took place in Slovakia yet again. This event of the Slovak Tunnelling Association was held from May 23 – 25, 2018 and was organized by GUARANT International at the Hotel Holiday Inn Žilina.

Traditionally, the main aim of the conference is to inform the wide professional public about the latest news in the field of planning, implementation, construction and operation of the underground construction projects. Therefore, the main topics covered were the overall development of the design and construction of underground structures, their reconstruction and remediation, monitoring, and lectures on electro-mechanical equipment, operational aspects of tunnels, contractual relations and risk management.

Furthermore, the third day of the conference was dedicated to the excursions connected with the currently running tunnel structures around the city of Žilina. Participants of the conference had an opportunity to attend four technical excursions. The first two of them included tunnels Višňová, Ovčiarsko and Žilina, situated at the D1 motorway. The third excursion focused on the tunnels Diel and Milochov and the last excursion took place at the Integrated Operator Workplace in SSÚD Považská Bystrica.

The conference was held under the auspices of Arpád Érsek, Minister of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic, and the chairman of the Žilina self-governing region.

More information can be found here: https://www.tps2018.sk/.

The Obesitology Congress IFSO-EC 2018 in Athens was attended by 549 Experts and Exhibitors


May 23, 2018

GUARANT International organized the IFSO-EC 2018 Congress from 17 - 19 May, 2018 in Athens.

Congress created a platform for sharing of knowledge and new ideas. Interactive lectures included discussions on the latest developments and research in bariatric and metabolic surgery. New and experimental procedures, medicines for the treatment of obesity or legal aspects of bariatric surgery were among the discussed topics.

The meeting brought together world-class experts in the field of obesitology who took great advantage in presenting their latest research.

More information about the event can be found here: http://www.ifso-ec2018.com/.

Not only will the Royal Wedding guests gather in London during the next few days, but 560 doctors will also commence there as well at the Congress of the European Laryngological Society


May 15, 2018

The 12th Congress of the European Laryngological Society organized by GUARANT International takes place in London, England from May 16 to 19, 2018. Delegates from all over the world meet at the unique venue - the Queen Elizabeth II Centre.

The conference presents some of the latest breakthroughs in laryngology and related disciplines. The keynote lectures are focused on topics including anesthetic management of difficult airway, idiopathic subglottic stenosis (narrowing of a specific portion of the windpipe below the vocal cords) in adults, injury of recurrent laryngeal nerve after thyroidectomy (removal of the thyroid gland), or the new therapeutic fields in neurolaryngology.

The scientific programme is designed to bring together both young and experienced scientists from all regions of the world, and ideally to open up ways for research and collaborations both at regional and global levels. Delegates can also look forward to 13 instructional courses and two video sessions which will focus on the oncological methods in laryngeal surgery (as one example).

The Congress takes place at the largest conference center in London, right across from the Westminster Abbey - this excellent location of the area provides a perfect background for the leading experts.

For more information, please visit: http://www.els2018.org/.

What effect does classical music have on the epilepsy treatment? Epileptologists from around the world gathered in Brno


May 10, 2018

GUARANT International organized the 4th annual Congress of Epilepsy, Brain & Mind from May 2 to 5, 2018. This year, 180 experts participated in the event.

The four-day program covered the various aspects of epileptology and neuropsychiatry. Specialists from around the world focused on topics such as mind mapping, antiepileptic effects of art (including classical music, literature and philosophy), and the influence of mood on perception of memory and quality of life of epileptics.

Epilepsy is one of the most common cerebral diseases and is considered to be the most common child chronic brain disease. Consequently, the Congress was not only focused on the examining the disease and its causes, but also on the pitfalls and potential of social media for epileptologists.

The Congress took place at Hotel International Brno and was organized under the International League against Epilepsy and the Czech League against Epilepsy and supported by the CEITEC.

For more information, please visit: https://www.epilepsy-brain-mind2018.eu.

A record number of experts on gynecological oncology compares their medical procedures during an international video workshop


Apr 24, 2018

GUARANT International organizes the 6th International Video Workshop on Radical Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology (IVW 2018). The event will take place in Prague once more, this time from 26-28 April, 2018.

This year's event builds on a successful format of the meeting based on video presentations. This allows delegates to compare unique techniques and demonstrate practical recommendations on surgical treatment of gynecological cancer.

The three-day program focuses on practical aspects of radical surgery and the latest news from the field. The whole program includes lectures with both standard procedures such as radical hysterectomy or pelvic lymphadenectomy, as well as more unique extended pelvic resections.

This year's event will be attended by a record number of 450 experts, and not just experts from Europe and the United States. Medical teams from China, Chile, Armenia and Colombia are also among the presenters. The event will take place at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague.

The meeting is traditionally endorsed by the European Society for Gynecological Oncology (ESGO).

More information about the event can be found here: https://www.ivw-prague.cz.

Association House and Eurobitume continue in its successful cooperation by organizing “Asphalt & Bitumen Day 2018”


European asphalt and bitumen specialists come together on March 21, 2018 in Brussels.

The event is intended for participants from the bitumen and asphalt industry, road authorities (local and governmental) and service organizations such as laboratories and advisory agencies. The event takes place at the Business Centre BluePoint and shall be attended by approximately 175 participants.

Association House organized Asphalt & Bitumen Day 2018 in the framework of its long-term cooperation with Eurobitume – the European Association of Bitumen Producers. Aside from the above-mentioned meeting, the Association House will organize two more events for this client in 2018: the Eurobitume Spring Meeting in April and the Eurobitume Autumn Meeting in October.

Asphalt & Bitumen Day 2018 is also co-organized by the Belgian Association of Asphalt Producers (BVA/ABPE).

Association House provides association management services that fully utilize the wealth of experience for 15 years. Its mission is to assist in the effective development of your company by obtaining necessary funds, providing benefits for members and strengthening promotion throughout the professional and general public. More information about the Association House can be found at http://www.asociacnidum.cz/en

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The European Association of Bitumen Producers (Eurobitume) was founded in 1969 to act as a central voice for bitumen producers and marketers across Europe. More information can be found here: http://www.eurobitume.eu/home/

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Immunogenetics Specialists gather in Prague at the EWIC 2018 Conference


Mar 5, 2018

The City Conference Center hosts the 12th East-West Immunogenetics Conference which will be held March 8th - 9th, 2018.

The two-day agenda is devoted to sharing experiences in transplantation diagnostics and immunogenetic research. New important topics such as epitope matching for organ transplantation (epitope is the part of an antigen that is recognized by the immune system), Next Generation Sequencing and HLA antibody testing shall be presented

The event is co-chaired by two leading experts in transplantation immunology – Docent Antonij Slavcev from the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM) in Prague and Gottfried Fischer, Associate Professor at the Medical University of Vienna.

The conference is organized under the auspices of the European Federation of Immunogenetics (EFI) and the Section of Immunogenetics of the Czech Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology.

More information about the conference can be found at: https://www.ewic2018.cz/.

The City Conference Center (KCC) is venue for organizing congresses, conferences, training sessions, auctions, expositions and another social events located in Prague 4. More information about the KCC can be found at: http://www.kc-city.cz/kc-city-en.html/.

The Events Management Department has started the season with the ENCKEP Meeting 2018


Feb 6, 2018

From February 12 – 14, the European Network for Collaboration on Kidney Exchange Programmes (ENCKEP) took place in The Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic. The aim of the meeting was to share information and coordinate practices among planned and existing kidney exchange programs throughout Europe.

This event took place under the auspices of the COST program (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), which aims to effectively support transnational cooperation between researchers, engineers and professionals who participate in research activities in any field of science and technology.

Problems with kidney transplantation arise due to the frequent incompatibility of donor and recipient pairs as up to 40% living donors cannot be transplanted with their designated recipients. Therefore, the aim of the program is to find other alternatives and connect donors with recipients in optimal combinations for successful kidney transplantation. The first discussion forum ENCKEP 2018 in Prague supported the development of further cooperation in this field.

For more information, visit: http://www.enckep-cost.eu

A successful year for the sales department!


Our team of business managers has been quite successful this year! Here is what happened in 2017:

  • Under the direction of Business Director Petr Břinčil, the business team expanded to 6 business managers.
  • In total, managers participated in 51 congress candidacies.
  • A lot of travel occurred in relation to patricpate in candidacies including travel to Vancouver, Kyoto, Astana, Rio de Janeiro or Shanghai
  • 31 events were contracted for the years 2018 - 2023.
  • 20 of these events will be held in Prague
  • The most prominent and big projects are Icho 2018 Prague/Bratislava, INS 2020 Wien, ISPSD 2020 Wien, and Wonca 2020 Berlin
  • The furthermost scheduled event is the European Conference on African Studies and The World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons Congress which will be held in Prague in 2023
  • They successfully started a project focused on organization of events for corporate clients under the brand name IDEAS by GUARANT International.
  • The IDEAS team members organized 17 events this year in Prague, Pilsen, Brno, Olomouc, Bratislava, Martin, Banska Bystrica, Nitra, Košice and Prešov

We wish our business managers a lot of success in the next year!

Thank you for 2017


Dec 14, 2017

Dear Business Partners,

We would like to thank you for your cooperation this year and we hope you have a pleasant Christmas holiday. Cheers to 2018 and we wish you good luck, health, and satisfaction.

We are looking forward to working together next year!

We are glad to introduce you to the Prague Association Centre


Dec 15, 2017

The Prague Association Centre (PAC) is a unique platform for networking between international professional associations, business representatives, and educational institutions. The Prague Association Centre is the ideal setting (registered offices within the Czech Republic) for international associations to grow their business with Czech partners and to meet new potential members and conference participants from the Czech Republic.

  • Are you an international society?
  • Would you like to network with Czech organizations?
  • Do you want to expand your activities in Central Europe?
  • Do you want to gain new members and conference participants from the Czech Republic?
  • Do you want to lower your operational costs?
  • Would you like to receive one business meeting per year in Prague for free?
  • If at least one of your answers is YES, the Prague Association Centre is the right partner for you!

    Please check our website at: http://www.pragueac.org/

    Prague Association Centre Partners are: Hospodářská komora hlavního města Prahy, GUARANT International spol.s r.o., Association House, O2 arena, CRIF - Czech Credit Bureau, ČSOB and Medical Marketing, s.r.o.

The Events Management Department Successfully Organized 50 Events This Year, Completed At the Prague Castle With CAMN


Dec 11, 2017

From December 8th to 9th, 2017, GUARANT International organized the 3rd Central European Symposium on Nephrology and the 7th Czech-Austrian Symposium on Nephrology. This year´s event took place at the Lindner Hotel, Prague Castle.

The symposium was attended by experts working in the field of nephrology and other related medical disciplines. The aim of this symposium was to share the latest developments in the field of nephrology and kidney transplantation. Speakers from the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, France, Slovenia, Hungary and Germany presented and discussed with the participants of the Symposium on the following issues: kidney transplantation, acute kidney injury, Glomerular Diseases/Vasculitis, and chronic kidney disease.

Symposium facilities and the venue took place in a very historical 16th century building/hotel within the Strahov Monastery area, which is a beautiful area known for its convenient location near the Prague Castle.

More details about this event can be found here: http://www.camn2017.eu/

The BSOA Meeting: This Time in Prague


Nov 4, 2017

From November 2nd to 3rd, 2017 the 22nd Annual International Scientific Meeting of the British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists (BSOA), took place in Prague. BSOA is a distinguished client of GUARANT International via the Association House for the third consecutive year.

The main theme of this year’s event was Anaesthesia in Orthopaedic Surgery. The individual panels of the scientific program were focused on the pain and major orthopaedic surgeries; anaesthesia for spinal surgery from the surgical and anaesthetic perspectives; and extreme medicine and its new evidence that is shaping new practice or perioperative factors which influence functional outcome in complex orthopaedic surgery. In parallel with the event, two workshops on safer prone positioning were carried out. More than 220 delegates attended, including prominent guests and speakers such as Professor Michael Mythen, Professor Timothy Briggs, Dr. Daniel Martin and Dr. Ram Krishan.

Members of the British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists and industry experts can look forward to the 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting which will held at the UK’s largest hospital, the Queen’s Medical Center, in Nottingham next November.

CLAUDiN Membership Management System


Nov 6, 2017

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a new product created by our department Association House with the goal to help your work within the membership management of your society or association in an extremely simple, intuitive, and seamless way.

The membership management system CLAUDiN is a fully automatized and self-service on-line software system, which provides easy and quick registration/member management for your association. The biggest advantage of the system is that it allows customised settings of registration forms including automatic email notifications with instructions for membership fee payments, association contact details, and any additional content of your choice. Membership fee payments can be done through a secured on-line payment gateway or via bank transfer.

Thanks to the integration of the membership management system CLAUDiN with the website content management system, it is now possible to check information such as member access to the closed sections of the association website. This integration along with the mass mailing software enables you to contact members via personalised emails.

If you are interested in more information about the software, feel free to contact us at info@associationhouse.cz.

We are glad to help you grow.

Association House

From the traditional medical field to the volcanology industry, Association House is constantly expanding its client profiles


Oct 31, 2017

Let us introduce you to the new client of Association Houe: the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI).

It is the only global association that gathers scientists from various different disciplines connected to volcanology. Visit their website today to learn more about this unique society: www.iavcei.org. We are honoured and excited to cooperate with IAVCEI and help them reach their society potential.

#wehelpyougrow #associationhouse

KMINE 2017: Congress on Microbiology, Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases in Prague


Oct 28, 2017

From October 25th to 27th, the Congress on Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Disease and Epidemiology – KMINE 2017 took place at the City Conference Centre in Prague.

This is an interdisciplinary Congress which is held every two years in various cities within the Czech Republic. The professional guarantors of these events are three companies ČLS JEP: Society for Medical Microbiology (SLM), Society of Infectious Medicine (SIL) and Society for Epidemiology and Microbiology (SEM), whose common interest centers around quality diagnostics, therapy and prevention of infectious diseases. This year’s Congress was organized by the Committee of SEM.

KMINE 2017 aimed to create ambience for a useful and pleasant meeting of infectious disease experts. This is what the organizer achieved thanks to a high-quality professional program focused on microbiology, infectious medicine, and epidemiology.

MUDr. Pavla Křížková, CSc. summed up what all participants of this year’s event could learn: “The core themes of KMINE 2017 were: the cross-border threats of infectious disease and the possibility of their control; emerging infectious disease; health-care associated infections and their preventions; anti-infectives and resistance; infectious disease by preventive vaccination, HIV/AIDS, STD, viral hepatitis; advances in fast microbiological diagnostics and industry news.”

You Could Have Learned Everything About Obesitology In Bratislava


Oct 7, 2017

From October 5th to 7th, the 6th Central European Congress on Obesity (CECON) and the 15th Slovak Congress on Obesity 2017 took place in Bratislava. This year’s congress followed the successful footsteps of previous meetings, which took place in the Czech Republic (2008), Hungary (2009, 2015), Poland (2011) and Romania (2013).

The congress has offered an excellent scientific program and an opportunity to establish contacts with colleagues across the Central Europe and beyond. The content was mainly focused on state-of-the-art research and current treatment modalities, including lifestyle interventions, metabolic surgery and pharmacotherapy. Meeting provided also maximum opportunity for interaction between delegates to present their findings and to develop collaborations, hopefully leading to new knowledge helpful to the patients. Speakers from all over the Europe and the world performed on the stage. The program was designed to provide a diversity of insights for clinicians, health care practitioners, nutritionists, surgeons, psychologists, physical activity professionals, nurses, pharmacists and researchers who came to Bratislava. Over 200 people attended.

Delegates could also exchange their impressions and experience within the social programme which included a cruise along the Danube River and a lovely dinner hosted at the Bratislava Castle Restaurant with an amazing view of the city.

We hope that all the participants enjoyed the congress and that we are going to meet each other at future meetings in the coming years.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cecon2017.org//

The 9th European Congress For Paediatric Anaesthesiology In Our Hands For The Fourth Time


Sep 25, 2017

The 9th European Congress for Paediatric Anaesthesiology was held on September 28th – 30th, 2017 which is annually held by the European Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA). This year’s Congress was organized in collaboration with the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland and in cooperation with the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Medicine (ESPNIC) and the Academic Paediatrics Association (APA). The congress took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and was the fourth congress in a row ensured by us. In addition to organizational services for the ESPA events, we also provide association management services to ESPA for the fourth consecutive year.

The congress gathered outstanding experts in the field of paediatric anaesthesiology from all over the world and covered the latest clinical and experimental evidence in the field. On top of the scientific program (presentations, workshops, discussions, etc.), participants also had the chance to enjoy themselves at social events. The opening ceremony took place at the Radisson Blue Hotel. An event titled ‘Wine with the Lord Provost was held in one of the city’s most prestigious buildings – Glasgow City Chambers - and the Congress Dinner took place in another important historic building, the Trades Hall of Glasgow.

More information about the Congress can be found here: http://www.euroespa.com/

Krakow hosted the 46th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference


Aug 21, 2017

From September 9th to 12th the International Conference of the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association took place in Krakow, Poland. The theme of this year´s conference was titled "True Partnership and Global Approach in Management of Renal Care".

Health care professionals, service leaders, academics, researchers, people with renal disease, and industry partners were sharing the best research and innovations in the practice as well as helping in initiating and promoting quality renal research and practice around the world. This occurs not only through lectures and seminars, but also thanks to extensive publishing and digitalization programmes. Every year, approximately 1200 delegates from more than 70 countries worldwide participate.

The speakers discussed specific issues such as haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplantation, safe vascular access, paediatric renal care, nutrition, improving quality of renal care, and last but not least, e-technologies in renal care.

Visitors could participate in a variety of interesting workshops and three symposiums. Thanks to the industrial partners, delegates could get to know novel therapies, medical procedures, and the latest products from renowned companies from around the world via the exhibition.

We were delighted to organize such an unforgettable conference for the fourth time!

More details about the conference can be found here: hhttp://www.edtna-erca.com/conferences/

The 60th Anniversary Of The International Congress Of Protistology Returned To Prague


Jul 27, 2017

At the turn of July and August, the OREA Hotel Pyramida Prague hosted the 15th International Congress of Protistology.

The research of protists has a long tradition in the Czech Republic as the first congress of the ICOP series took place in Prague in 1957. We are happy that after 60 years the congress came back to place where it all began.

The congress focused on the diversity of free-living heterotrophic protists and algae, protists as parasites, the biochemistry and ecology of protists, and many others. Almost 500 specialists from around the world attended this great event.

The six-day program also included the 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Protistologists (ISOP) which entailed the Hutner Lectures, the Past President´s speech address, a members meeting, and a symposia.

The congress organizer was the International Society of Protistology.

For more information, please visit: http://www.icop2017.org/

ICOLD 2017: The Future Of Dams, Dikes And Water Reservoirs


Jun 23, 2017

A prestigious meeting of experts in the field of preparation, construction and the operation of dams and reservoirs was organized by the Czech National Committee on Large Dams in cooperation with the International Commission on Large Dams.

The 85th Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams was held at the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague from July 3rd to 7th. The preparations have been underway, since July 2014, when the Czech National Committee on Large Dams managed to secure this event for the Czech Republic. We have been involved as the organizational partner since 2015. The attendance was 900 delegates from around the world.

The Czech Republic was selected as an organizational country because, among other things, it has a long history in the development of dams. Since the Middle Age, dams have been built to ensure water supply and power. Some of the historical reservoirs are still in operation today and have also become natural reserves.

During the meeting, the topics of development and application of advanced materials, technologies and solutions in dyke technology were discussed along with many others such as improvement in the field of dam safety, site security, uncertainty and risks in designing dams.

Participants could look forward to a rich professional program, which included technical workshops, expert assignments, working groups sessions, technical committees and last but not least, the ICOLD General Assembly. An added attraction and highlight of the program were the technical inspections of specifically selected dams in five regions of Bohemia and Moravia.

The 85th Annual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams was held under the auspices of Mr. Marian Jurečka, Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.

More information about the event can be found here: http://www.icold2017.cz/

Practitioners In Prague Again At The WONCA Conference


Jun 19, 2017

The conference of general practitioners and family physicians WONCA returned to Prague after four years. The 22nd European Conference was held at the Prague Congress Center at the turn of June and July.

The WONCA Conferences have become the most influential events for general practitioners from Europe and elsewhere, contributing to global awareness of the latest clinical primary care strategies and to the development of professional issues.

The theme of this year´s event was "Growing Together in Diversity". It´s because the aim of the conference was promoting the idea that although we live in different countries with different cultures and other backgrounds, we have something to learn from each other and we can exchange experience and knowledge.

Delegates could look forward to a balanced program based on original contributions suggested by leading international professional societies and professional groups. The aim of the conference was to provide high-quality scientific content along with an interesting introduction of new knowledge and information. The latest technology were used such as a mobile application with an interactive module and possibility to question speakers.

The augmentation of the program was also a so-called exchange program where doctors from abroad could visit the Czech GPs ordinations.

The 22nd WONCA Europe Conference was held under the authority of Mgr. Adriana Krnáčová, MBA, Mayor of Prague and prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc., Rector of Charles University.

More information about the conference can be found here: http://www.woncaeurope2017.eu/

Can the uterus be transplanted or what are the limits of current transplantation treatment?


Jun 12, 2017

From June 8th to 9th, the first postgraduate symposium of the Society for Organ Transplantation CLS JEP took place in Mikulov. Experts primarily focused on the subject: "what are the limits of current transplantation treatment?“

The meeting followed the successful SOT Congress, which was held in the spring of 2016 in Špindlerův Mlýn, and was attended by 400 participants from all over the Czech Republic, Slovakia and abroad. This year´s professional meeting was held in the beautiful South Moravian town, Mikulov, at the Galant Hotel.

The program of the postgraduate symposium was divided into four blocks, all of which had common themes. Parallel interactive workshops in cooperation with a group of young transplantologists were also part of the program as well as two partner symposiums and a general meeting of members of the SOT CLS JEP.

Within the symposium, the lecture on uterine transplantation was presented for the first time to the Czech audience.

A special one-day section was prepared in cooperation with the Czech Association of Nurses for nurses and non-medical staff.

A special acknowledgement belongs to Professor Ondřej Viklický, the key person for the program which received highly positive feedback from the delegates. We also want to give thanks to all of the other speakers who added immense value to the event.

In total, 310 experts took part in SOT 2017 Symposium.

More details about the event can be found here: http://www.sot-sympozium.cz

The MFC Conference In The Hands Of GUARANT International For The Seventh Time!


May 24, 2017

From May 24th to 26th, 2017, GUARANT International is organizing the Annual Microfinance Centre (MFC) Conference, (a regular client of GUARANT) for the seventh time! The event is held in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The country venue was chosen because it is considered to have the most dynamic European microfinance sector and because the MFC will celebrate 20 years of the founding of the first microfinance institutions. In recent years, GUARANT International also organized this MFC event in Albania, Georgia, Montenegro, Turkey and twice in the Czech Republic (Prague).

The main motto of the conference is "Horizon 2037: Fair Finance for All.” As every anniversary provides an opportunity for reflection, the conference aims to use this event to imagine how major sector developments over the past two decades will serve us in the next two decades. Individual lectures will discuss how technology is transforming financial systems, disrupting traditional banking, and the foundations of our current social structures – including the role of governments.

As expected, the conference will be complemented with traditional workshops during which participants can learn about the latest news in the field of microfinance and also will have the opportunity to discuss current issues with experts from their field of practice.

For more information, please visit: http:///www.mfc2016.org/

Locksmith Experts Meet In Prague


May 19, 2017

May 19-21, 2017: The European Locksmith Federation Convention 2017 was held in Vienna House Diplomat Prague.

Delegates had the unique opportunity to get the global news discussing topics like security, modern methods of the mechanical and electrical security, new technologies and functional designer products to ensure the protection of persons and property.

The main themes of the convention were functionality, aesthetics, and design connected with simple and comfortable control.

1200 delegates from all over the world attended the Congress.

More details about the event can be found here: http://www.elf2017.com/

GUARANT International´s Clients Shined At the Gala Event Ambassador Awards Evening


Apr 18, 2017

On April 13th, 2017, the Ambassador Awards Evening took place at the Residence of the Mayor of Prague for the eighth time. The event was organised by the Prague Convention Bureau (PCB), an organisation in which Guarant International is one of the founding members.

The main goal of congress ambassador program is to increase the potential of congresses and conferences in the city of Prague and to appreciate congress ambassadors for their contribution to the meeting industry as well as for representing the city of Prague and the Czech Republic.

The event was held with the support of the City of Prague, represented by the Mayor of Prague, Ms. Adriana Krnáčová, and the Ministry of Regional Development.

OUR AWARDED CLIENTS

We are honoured that our clients won awards in four of the six categories announced!

The Award for Long-Term Contribution to Congress Tourism

This special award was given to prof. MUDr. Karel Cvachovec, CSc., MBA, Head of the Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation Clinic at the 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University and Motol University Hospital. He has been recognized for his contribution to the Prague meeting industry, especially for the successful bidding of the International Anaesthesiology Congress that is expected to host more than 10,000 delegates in Prague in 2020.

The Candidacy of the Year

Ing. Libor Přeučil, CSc. was awarded for the candidacy of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), that will be held in Prague in 2021, which is expected to attract more than 3300 delegates.

The Congress of the Year 2016 – Less than 500 Attendants

Prof. MUDr. Jiří Froněk, Ph.D., FRCS, CESSR, Head of the Department of Transplantation Surgery and Deputy Head of the Transplantation Center IKEM was given this award for the 51st Congress of the European Society of Surgical Research (ESSR 2016).

Special Prize of the Prague Congress Centre

This prize went to the Ministry of Regional Development, represented by Ing. Karla Šlechtová, for the UN Regional Conference European Habitat which hosted more than 4,000 delegates from 56 countries.

We congratulate all of the above named winners who are longstanding clients of Guarant International. We would like to wish them much success and further recognition in the future. We are proud that we could participate in all of the mentioned events.

GUARANT International wins a prestigious event to be hosted in Prague 2021


Apr 18, 2017

Prague has won a very important technological event – the IEEE/IROS Conference which focuses on Intelligent Robots and Systems. It is one of the most prestigious global conferences in the field of robotics. Prague has yet to host an event of such importance in this field; therefore, the city is not only hosting medical congresses and conferences, but will also start to focus on high-tech technology.

The conference creates a platform to spread the latest trends and innovations in robotics and intelligent systems. Together with the conference, a vast exhibition of the latest robotics technologies will take place. More than 3000 participants are expected to attend.

GUARANT International and the client worked hard on the idea of bringing this prestigious event to Prague for more than one year. The challenging preparations included creating a bid, finding and getting support for the candidacy, and also the support of the final selection. At the end of this marathon-like process, Prague was invited to Deajon, South Korea to face London in the final round. Prague won mainly because of the world-renowned Czech client, Dr. Přeučil, as well as the country's open visa policy, safety and security – and let’s not forget the astonishing beauty of Prague. Additionally, the conference would not be held in Prague without the great effort of GI business manager Michal Chmel.

Dr. Libor Přeučil (CIIRC – The Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University in Prague) has been appointed the role of the Czech Ambassador and the IEEE/RSJ will be the foreign organizer.

During the Ambassador Awards Evening organized by the Prague Convention Bureau in mid-April 2017, the Czech client Dr. Přeučil won the Candidacy of the Year 2016 award for getting this prestigious conference to Prague in 2021. Congratulations!

The 10th Anniversary of the Congress of the Vascular Access Society in Ljubljana


Mar 27, 2017

From April 6th to 8th, 2017, the 10th Congress of the Vascular Access Society took place in Ljubljana. The events was organized by GUARANT International. The attendance wass approximately 400 experts from around the world.

Modern medicine in the vascular access of dialysis patients is concentrated in more niche medical disciplines and therefore, the congress focused on vascular surgery, nephrology, cardiology, and angiology.

The scientific program of the congress focused mainly on the hemodialysis treatment and vascular accesses, the epidemiology of ESRD, interventional radiology, prosthetic implants and grafts, medications in vascular access care, hand ischemia, central venous stenosis and obstruction.

During the sessions, dozens of renowned neuroscientists and surgeons who are experts in the field of vascular access, were speaking about their related field. Among the top included Rafael Ponikvar, MD, PhD, a specialist in the treatment of acute renal failure of hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy in adults, newborns and small children. He has performed more than 3 000 vascular access surgeries.

An interesting social program was prepared for congress participants, which included a gala dinner in the ceremonial rooms of the Ljubljana Castle. There were also be a welcome reception and two lunch symposiums related to new technologies.

Delegates could also enjoy a hands-on workshop that took place before the Congress (on 5th April) in the University Medical Centre Ljubljana. The workshop was focused on the topics of hemodialysis catheters placement, preoperative ultrasonography mapping, arteriovenous fistula surveillance and vascular access surgery.

More details about the event can be found here: http://www.vas2017.org/

The 4th Webinar for the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology Organised by Association House


Mar 14, 2017

Association House organized the 4th Webinar for the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO) on March 10th, 2017.

Professor David A. Wilkie, a wonderful speaker and well renowned expert in the field, gave a web lecture on intra-op complications to 95 attendees who listened in from all over the world. Webinars provide substantial benefits for society members and AH hopes they will continue to grow. They are such a valued – added aspect for members and societies can offer them FOR FREE through the Association House management services.

Více informací o Association House naleznete zde: http://www.associationhouse.cz/

Association House organized the second meeting for their client, Eurobitume


Mar 14, 2017

Association House planned a two and a half day Eurobitume Spring Meeting for 55 participants in Brussels, Belgium during the dates March 7-9, 2017.

Members and guests came from all parts of Europe and America to attend their Annual Spring Meeting. AH handled and managed all of the logistics leading up to the event (from nametags, information emails, programmes, lanyards, hiring a photographer, plaques, certificates, detailed plan for the onsite coordination, cultural tour/dinner set up, meeting set up, coordination amongst all parties involved, etc) as well as all onsite work and team delegation. This is the second event that AH has organized for Eurobitume, and due to its strong success and collaboration, AH will now plan the third meeting in Lisbon, Portugal in October for their Autumn Meeting 2017.

From the words of the Eurobitume Director General, Aimé Xhonneux, he was ‘very satisfied’ at the work done by Association House and the trust we have been able to establish on both sides.

Planning and organizing all aspects and logistics of small to large events abroad is a lot of detailed work, which is why Association House is becoming more experienced in providing these small event services to the societies. It is a great way for members/guests to gain a new perspective by being in a different place as well as allowing them to enjoy a new culture/experience together.

More information about Association House can be found here: http://www.associationhouse.cz/

Cancer In Pregnancy - Theme Discussed In Prague


Feb 28, 2017

From February 23rd to 24th, 2016, the International Network of Cancer, Infertility and Pregnancy (INCIP 2017) took place at the 3rd Medical Faculty of Charles University Syllabova Auditorium in Prague.

The conference was attended by 100 experts, who are dealing with perinatology (a branch of medicine that focuses on managing health concerns of the mother and fetus prior to, during, and shortly after pregnancy). The session for nurses involved in cancer care had a half day programme, 40 participants attended.

The main objective of the meeting was to discuss current topics in the treatment field of young patients affected by cancer in pregnancy or cancer before ending their fertility plans.

More information about the event can be found here: http://www.incip2017.com/

Experts From The Field Of Gastroenterology Met In IKEM


Feb 15, 2017

On February 14th, 2017, the 18th Endoscopic Day of IKEM and the 7th Prague Endoscopic Day took place at the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. The event was attended by 140 experts from the gastroenterology field.

Treatments of pancreatitis, colonoscopy, confocal micro endoscopy biliary tract, esophagus RFA, RFA klatskin tumor, ESD, POEM, POEM-G, endobarriers and others were directly live streamed from the surgery rooms into the conference halls.

We had the opportunity to host Professor Alexander Meining from Ulm, a prominent endoscopist from Munich´s Technische Universitat Isar Rechts.

NetApp Partner Academy in Prague


Feb 1, 2017

The NetApp Partner Academy took place on January 25th, 2017 at the Erbia Congress Center in Prague.

GUARANT International, headed by project manager Pavla Kozakova, successfully led and organized the event with 50 participants.

Within the Partner Academy, IT professionals learned about the new products at NetApp from product teams and system engineers. They received valuable information about market news and had a unique opportunity to meet new colleagues and partners from the NetApp ecosystem.

More information about the event can be found here: http://www.netapppartneracademy.com/easterneurope/prague/

Happy New Year 2017!


Annual Scientific Meeting of Specialists in the field of Orthopaedic Anaesthesia in Oxford


Nov 18, 2016

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists took place on November 4th 2016, which was held at the Oxford Town Hall in Oxford, England. The event was organized by the British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists (B.S.O.A.), a client of GUARANT International managed by the Association House. The event was attended by 180 participants.

The main theme of the meeting was ‘Improving Patient Outcomes.’ At the conference, the world-renowned Australian anaesthesiologist, Dr.Alwin Chuan, gave a presentation focusing on hip replacements. The event was highly evaluated by the participants for the quality of the scientific program.

The day culminated with a candlelit Gala dinner held at the Grand Old Library at Wadham College, which is a part of Oxford College. A selected few were treated to a tour of the college by Professor Andrew Farmery, who entertained with tales from the medical history of Oxford.

The next events for BSOA will be held in Birmingham and Prague next year!

The British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists (B.S.O.A)

is a British National Society gathering specialists in the field of orthopaedic anaesthesia. Their aim is to ensure development in the field of orthopaedic anaesthesia in the United Kingdom and promote further education, professional links between orthopaedic anaesthetists, and excellence in orthopaedic anaesthetics. The B.S.O.A. annually organizes a spring scientific meeting and an annual scientific meeting.

ASSOCIATION HOUSE

provides association management services that fully utilize the wealth of experience we have gained since 2003, when we were the first to offer this service on the Czech market. The mission of Association House is to assist in the effective development of your company by obtaining necessary funds, providing benefits for members and strengthening promotion throughout the professional and general public. Our first client, the Czech Society of Extracorporeal Circulation and Support Systems (CZESECT), came on board in 2003 and continues to rely on our services to this day. Currently we take care for 25 Czech and International Associations.

More information at: http://www.bsoa.org.uk/

The European Congress On Paediatric Anaesthesia In GUARANT International‘s Hands For The Third Time


Oct 2, 2016

GUARANT International organized the 8th European Congress on Paediatric Anaesthesia from September 29th to October 1st, which is annually held by the European Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA). The congress took place in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, and was already the third congress in a row ensured by GUARANT International. In addition to organizational services for the ESPA congress, GUARANT International also provided ESPA, association management services for a third staight year.

The Crowne Plaza hotel was chosen as this year’s venue, since it clearly met all client requirements. On top of the scientific program (presentations, workshops, discussions, etc.), participants also had the chance to enjoy themselves at social events. The opening ceremony was enriched by the performance of a children dance group called Dance Factory (world champions in modern dance). Another band, Sedlar, played their music during the welcome cocktail and at the congress dinner, delegates could dance to Serbian music performed by the band Skala.

The responses we've heard so far have been only positive. All of the participants thoroughly enjoyed the congress and are are looking forward to next year, which GUARANT International is hosting in Glasgow in late September 2017.

More information about the congress can be found here: http://www.euroespa.com/congress/2016-belgrade/

The New City Conference Centre


Sep 30, 2016

There has been a huge reconstruction for our City Conference Center! We are excited to share it with you.

We have selected 470 pieces of new chairs called nooi from the Austrian company Wiesner-Hager, who celebrated 20 years in the Czech market last year. This nooi chair was awarded the Red Dot Design Award as an "Honourable Mention" for its very successful detail solutions. The Red Dot Award is nowadays the largest and most renowned design competition in the world. Our Conference Center is also equipped with new desks called Yuno from the same manufacturer - Wiesner-Hager. Yuno tables highly impress with their minimalist design coupled with the sophisticated technological concept. They are in colored in white, hence, they suitably complement the colourful designer chairs. The City Conference Center is the first center in the Czech Republic that offer these tables to its customers.

We have prepared for you a completely new process of of lighting in its halls: Empiria, Tower, and Panorama. The Empiria Hall is newly equipped with 139 modern lights around the whole perimeter of the hall, and also a zone of indirect LED lighting that is controlled by a touch tablet. In the Panorama Hall, we have installed the Philips Dynamic Lighting, which is used for comfortable lighting inside the lecture room. This concept uses temperature colour control by which we can stimulate the attention of participants.

We would also like to mention that we have replaced the carpets in the Empiria Hall to wooden oak floors made of solid wood. You can dance until your heart desires after your successful event on this floor.

The City Conference Centre is also newly equipped with new Panasonic projectors (type PT-EZ770ZE) with 6500lm luminance. They are known for their high brightness and superb picture quality with true color rendering and native WUXGA resolution (1920x1200px). They also simulate the DICOM mode for perfect for viewing of medical X-ray images. Furthermore, we have installed 16:9 wide-screens at the KCC, which are already predefined for both wide and long hall screenings.

We have designed this to fit the modern and efficient way to do events, and we hope that you will see how it can further your business for long term. We hope that you will like it and it will further entice you to plan your events here.

We look forward to working with you and come see us soon!

Your KC City team

3 Questions Posed To Tomáš Raboch


Sep 29, 2016

Tomas Raboch is currently working at GUARANT International for his thirteenth year. Beginning as an assistant in the sales department, over the years, his work, experience and enthusiasm advanced him to the position of senior Core PCO sales manager, which he has been operating since 2012. Presently within Core PCO services, Tomas is focusing on obtaining long-term clients and taking care of events abroad.

1. What makes Core PCO services unique?

Our Core PCO services allow clients/international associations to fully utilize the potential of their conferences and to plan for more than one conference period. We usually organize a series of three to five congresses for given international associations. Long-term cooperation is linked with knowledge of the specific requirements of clients and allows us to more effectively organize conferences with tailor-made solutions, regardless of the chosen destination.

2. What are you currently working on?

I am delighted that we recently managed to obtain a large event which is taking place in London in 2018. I personally consider this event to be a springboard for long-term cooperation with this client throughout all of Europe. I am also proud that we managed to defeat two competing PCOs based in London. We were also able to help our client secure the biggest medical event that has ever occurred in Bratislava.

3. How do you relax after work?

Of course, like most, I relax by spending time with my family and putting aside any work issues. I also find that sport works wonders. Nowadays, I do so mostly on bikes. I have always loved bicycles and cycling since my childhood. As a little boy I raced in BMX races and was successful enough to be Prague champion multiple times. If time and family permits, I try to ride two or three times a week, and even at night with good lighting. My favorite terrains are around Točná in the southern outskirts of Prague.

Nuclear Fusion Technology? Yes We Can!


Sep 16, 2016

The 29th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT) took place from September 5th till 9th, 2016 in Prague. The event was jointly organized by the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Research Centre Rez, two principal institutes engaged in the research of thermonuclear fusion and fusion technologies within the Czech Republic.

The biennial meeting was held in the Prague Congress Centre and was visited by over 950 scientists, engineers, industry representatives and exhibitors from all over the world.

The scientific program included a wide range of topics in the field and discussions about experimental fusion devices and supporting facilities as well as diagnostics, data acquisition and remote participation including the analysis of material technology and much more.

Delegates within the symposium could also participate in a competition for the 2016 SOFT Innovation Prize, which aims to reward outstanding researchers or industries trying to find new solutions (possibly with wider applications) for the huge challenges of fusion.

At SOFT 2016, a meeting of representatives of the Spanish and Czech fusion community also took place. The Spanish delegation headed by His Excellency Ambassador Pedro Calvo-Sotel presented a proposal on cooperation within the planned Czech-Spanish cooperation on the IFMIF-DONES project.

Part of the social program was inter alia, a classical concert, which was held at the Prague Crossroads, which is in the Deconsecrated Church of St. Anna in the Old Town. A Gala Dinner also took place on both floors of Žofín Palace. GUARANT International ensured comprehensive technical support for the symposium.

More information about the event can be found at: http://www.soft2016.eu/

Once, Twice, Three Times: EDTNA/ERCA Under The Care Of GUARANT International


Aug 31, 2016

We are delighted to announce that GUARANT International has already for the third time been organizing the International EDTNA/ERCA conference, which was held for its 45th year and took place from September 17th to 20th in Valencia.

The 45th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference was organized by the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association (EDTNA) and the European Renal Care Association (ERCA). The main theme of this year´s conference was “Quality versus Cost: Sustainable Renal Care”. The conference venue was the Palacio de Congresos de Valenica and the participation reached up to 1,100 delegates from around the world.

Health care professionals, service leaders, academics, researchers, people with renal disease and industry partners were all gathering at the conference to discuss the results of research and innovations that contribute to improving renal research and practice worldwide.

Thanks to our partners, the delegates had the opportunity to visit an exciting renal exhibition covering the most up-to-date technology and research in renal care.

According to the recommendation of doctors working in kidney disease prevention, most important is to keep a drinking regime, so our delegates during the conference should drink the recommended 2.5 liters of water per day.

.We were delighted to cooperate on such an acclaimed assigment.

EDTNA/ERCA is a multi-disciplinary organization of individual members. Association membership is open to nurses, technicians, social workers, dieticians, unit managers, transplant coordinators and any other professionals working with renal patients. The main aim of EDTNA/ERCA is providing continuing education in renal care and the best standard of treatment and support for patients and their families.

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More information at: http://www.edtnaerca-conference2016.com/

Spring Scientific Meeting 2016


Aug 16, 2016

The 2016 Spring Scientific Meeting of British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists took place on April 21st, 2016 at the Meliá White House in London, England with about 100 participants. The event was organized by the British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists (B.S.O.A.), a client of GUARANT International managed by the Association House.

The scientific program of the conference focused on the pre-operative and post-operative patient care in orthopaedic surgery from the perspective of anaesthesiology. The event was highly evaluated by the participants for the quality of the scientific program. GUARANT International organized the sponsoring and exhibition for the conference as well as registration, administration, website, and coordination of all activities at the venue.

GUARANT International will also participate in the organization of the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held at the Oxford Town Hall in Oxford, England on November 4th, 2016. The theme of the meeting is ‘improving patients outcomes.’ At the conference, the world renowned Australian anaesthesiologist Dr. Alwin Chuan will give a presentation focusing on hip replacements.

The British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists (B.S.O.A) is a British National Society gathering specialists in the field of orthopaedic anaesthesia. Their aim is to ensure development in the field of orthopaedic anaesthesia in the United Kingdom and promote further education, professional links between orthopaedic anaesthetists, and excellence in orthopaedic anaesthetics. The B.S.O.A. annually organizes a spring scientific meeting and an annual scientific meeting.

For the last 25 years, GUARANT International spol. s r.o. has been taking care of the success of their clients by organizing international congresses and conferences in Central and Eastern Europe. Along with perfect knowledge of the Czech and European environment, their clients are also guaranteed a high level of expertise, precision and professionalism. With a team of 50 professionals, they annually organize 60 to 80 events in the Czech Republic and abroad.

More information at: http://www.bsoa.org.uk/conference/2016-spring-scientific-meeting/

GUARANT International Organized The MFC Conference For The Sixth Time!


Jul 7, 2016

GUARANT International organized the 19th Annual Microfinance Centre (MFC) Conference, a regular client of theirs, from June 23rd to 24th. This year the event was held in Tirana, the capital city of Albania. The conference was organized in cooperation with the Albanian Microfinance Association (AMA). In recent years, GUARANT International also organized this event for the MFC in Georgia, Montenegro, Turkey and twice in Prague.

The main motto of the conference was "Microfinance in the Cloud”. The aim was to discuss, for example, questions about new funding opportunities, key trends in the field of alternative financing, improving the effectiveness of microfinance on the Internet or the benefits and risks associated with microfinance digitization. The conference was this year, as usual, complemented by traditional workshops during which participants could learn about the latest news in the field of microfinance and also had the opportunity to discuss current issues with experts from their field of practice.

An interesting social program was prepared for conference participants, which included a gala dinner in the Presidential Palace in Tirana.

The Microfinance Centre is a regional center of microfinance resources and networks. They bring together a total of 104 organizations (including 77 monetary financial institutions) from 31 countries in Central Europe and Asia, which together support more than 1,000,000 clients with low incomes. Their mission is to contribute to reducing poverty and developing human potential by promoting a socially-oriented and sustainable microfinance sector that provides adequate financial and non-financial services to a large number of poor families and micro-entrepreneurs.

GUARANT International spol. s.r.o. , for a quarter of a century now, have been taking care of the success of their clients by organizing international congresses and conferences in Central and Eastern Europe. Along with perfect knowledge of the Czech and European environment, their clients are also guaranteed a high level of expertise, precision and professionalism. With a team of 50 professionals, they annually organize 60 to 80 events in the Czech Republic and abroad.

For more information, please visit: http:///www.mfc2016.org/

Meeting Of Plant Biologists Took Place In Prague


Jul 7, 2016

A remarkable meeting of plant biologists „Plant Biology Europe EPSO / FESPB Congress 2016“ with European and worldwide importance took place in Prague during 26-29 June, 2016. More than 900 scientists from 58 countries of the whole world participated in this event. The aim of the PBE Congress was development of discussion on current challenges of plant biology of the 21st century. And it was organized by GUARANT International.

An important issue of the congress was information about finishing sequenation of pea genome in a year of 150th anniversary of publishing of turning work of Gregor Mendel on pea hybridization, which belongs to the establishment of new plant genetics.

The main theme of the PBE Congress was finding answers to questions, which are connected with a key role of plants in solution global problems, human population faces now. In the process of photosynthesis, plants are using energy of sun irradiance for biomass formation, which then serves as a source of food for all other organisms of Earth including human beings. „Congress was aimed on contribution to solution of problems connected with food security on Earth, preserving stability of composition of the atmosphere, which determines existence of life on Earth in its current forms, and preserving ecosystem functions and services during ongoing long-term climate change“, said Professor Jana Albrechtová, a President of the Plant Biology Europe EPSO / FESPB Congress 2016.

Large time was devoted to discussion on development of plant biotechnologies for food safety and effective use of plants for production of biofuels for future generations. Discussion was also directed to a strategy of science policy and transfer of scientific knowledge on plants to politicians and wide public.

It is a great honour for Czech plant science that Czech society for Experimental Plant Biology was put in charge of congress organization. The Congress Presidents were prof. Jana Albrechtová from the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague and Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR) and Professor Jiří Šantrůček from the University of South Bohemia and Biological Centre of ASCR. Jana Albrechtová is a professor of plant anatomy and physiology at the Department of Experimental Plant Biology of the Fac. Sci., Charles Univ., and works also in the Institute of Botany of ASCR. She has been for a long-term period serving as a President of the Czech Society for Experimental Plant Biology (CSEPB) and for two year a President of The Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB). Jiří Šantrůček is a professor of plant anatomy and physiology and the Head of the Department of Experimental Plant Biology at the University of South Bohemia and works also in the Biological Centre of ASCR. He has been a long-term Vice-President of the CSEPB.

EPSO is an independent academic organization that represents more than 226 research institutes, departments and universities from 30 countries in Europe and beyond. FESPB is Federation of European Societies on Plant Biology.

Article source: https://www.natur.cuni.cz

Weeds Were Discussed In Prague


Jul 3, 2016

The 7th International Weed Science Congress took place at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague from June 19th to 25th. The congress was organized by the International Weed Science Society (IWSS) and under the auspices of HE Marian Jurečka, the Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.

The congress is held every four years in popular destinations around the world. Previous events were held in Australia, Denmark, Brazil, South Africa, Canada and China. This year's event, which was held in Prague, was attended by 800 scientists, botanists, plant physiologists, ecologists, agronomists, engineers and other professionals, who interact with, or conduct activities related to weed science.

The scientific program consisted of several plenary lectures and concurrent sessions, which focused on a variety of topics within the field of weeds. The main themes of the congress were Biological Weed Characteristics, Weed Ecology, Weed Management in Crops, Herbicides and Application Technology, Weed Management on Non-agricultural Land as well as Agriculture, Economic and Societal Aspects of Weed Management and more.

As an amendment to the scientific program, excursions were scheduled in different destinations according to specific interests of attendees. Experimental facilities of academic institutions, production farms, agricultural exhibitions, countryside excursions and other locations were visited during additional cultural and social programs. An interesting social program was also prepared for the participants, which included a welcome cocktail at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague and a reception-style dinner at Žofín Palace.

The Chairman and main organizer of the congress was Prof. Dr. Josef Soukup (Congress Convenor and Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee).

More information about the congress can be found here: http://www.iwsc2016.org/

The 2016 ISPSD Conference In Prague: Discussing Changing Technologies In Semiconductors


Jun 25, 2016

ISPSD Symposium 2016: The 28th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs took place at Žofín Palace in Prague from June 12th to 16th. ISPSD is the premier forum in the field of powerful semiconductor devices, power integrated circuits and their hybrid technologies and applications.

The conference is held regularly every year around the world and once every four years it always takes place in a European city. This year the event was held in Prague and was attended by more than 400 professionals and students.

One of the important roles of the conference was to provide a platform to introduce and educate students and other young researchers in the field of power semiconductors. The organizational team therefore decided to support selected participants and twenty students were awarded a grant, which included free registration and travel assistance support. Participation offered them an opportunity to be exposed to the latest innovations as well as discussions with experienced professionals including ways on how to improve their technical skills.

The conference offered an interesting program, in which 54 lectures and 2 sections were held along with 64 poster presentations. For the first time in history as a response to the record number of abstract submissions, the four-day event expanded into one parallel section. A Sunday Short Course took place with five lectures by distinguished technical experts focused on high performance switches, low parasitic packaging and applications. The conference was also accompanied by an interesting exhibition, covering all aspects relevant to the power semiconductor community.

An interesting social program was also prepared for the participants, which included a welcome dinner at the Občanská Plovárna and a gala dinner in “Art Noveau” at the Municipal House.

More information about the conference can be found here: http://www.ispsd2016.com/