Trade fair

Freddie Mercury's stamps album is in Prague

The organizers of the Collector Trade Fair that starts today at the Prague Exhibition Ground can be proud of many collections that visitors may see at the fair. One of them is also an album full of stamps owned by the legendary singer of the Queen Freddie Mercury.

The album in a blue cover has been borrowed from the British Post Museum in London. It will be displayed in the Czech Republic for the first time on the occasion of the trade fair. The value of the album is estimated to eight thousand pounds.

The album was bought by the British Post Museum from Freddie Mercury’s estate in 1993. Freddie Mercury collected the stamps during his stay in Zanzibar when he was still a child. Even though there are not so many stamps of great value, it contains stamps from the former Czechoslovakia.

International trade fair Collector 2007 at Prague Exhibition Ground

The jubilee 10th international trade fair Collector (Sberatel) is a significant event in the field of collecting philately, postcards, numismatic, minerals, precious stones and telephone cards. More than 220 exhibitors from 35 countries of the world will present their collections, especially their stamps.

Visitors can admire collections borrowed from the British Post Museum in London, from many private collectors as well as post offices from all over the world. On the occasion of this event, several post offices have prepared special rubber stamps and other postal stationery. On Sunday you have a special change to get your letter stamped by OSN stamp.

Renown experts in all mentioned fields will be present at the fair to provide visitors with a free of charge expertise. Stands with these experts will be marked with yellow signs Poradentsvi. The fair takes place in the Industrial Palace at the Prague Exhibition Ground on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September from 10:00 – 18:00 and on Sunday 16th September from 10:00 to 16:00. This year’s fair is a preparation for the next year’s event which will be held together with the Philatelic Exhibition Praga 2008.

Book World Prague was very successful

About 30 000 people visited the international book fair Book World Prague, which ended yesterday. One of the reasons is that it was dedicated to the literature of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which met great interest of the public.

However, the biggest star of the fair was British author Wilbur Smith. He signed his books at the fair for three hours, there was a long queue of people hoping to get the autograph.

People also visited many readings and discussions. If you have missed them, you can still visit a meeting with Robert Fulghum: he will discuss and sign his books in the bookshop Luxor at the Wenceslas Square 41, today at 5 pm. The meeting will take place at the literary café in the 1st floor.

Trade fair EduSummit 2007 in Prague

Soon Prague will host the biggest trade fair in the Czech Republic about working and studying opportunities in Australia. On the EduSummit 2007 you can meet and talk with many representatives from 37 schools in Australia.

Each of the school prepared a special coupon that entitles to enroll on the school without any enrollment fees. Students can save up to 4,000 CZK. Stanislav Vlasak, famous traveller and photographer, will show there his photos from his travels in Australia.

The trade fair takes place in Jalta Hotel in Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namesti 45) on Friday 27th April between 12:00 and 18:00 and on Saturday 28th April between 10:00 and 18:00 (consisting of two blocks starting at 10:00 and 14:00). There is no entrance fee.

World of Entertainment 2007 in Prague Exhibition Ground

Amusement machines and video games, jukeboxes, laser games, electronic roulette and casino equipment, billiards, darts, football tables, inflatables, money handling machines, publications and many more items are visible these days at Prague Exhibition Ground in Prague Holesovice.

The 15th World of Entertainment takes place in the right wing and the centre hall of the Industrial Palace. Last year there were about 110 exhibitors especially from the Czech Republic. Visitors can take part in an electronic darts competition and a snooker exhibition.

The trade fair is open today until 18:00, tomorrow from 10:00 to 18:00 and on Thursday from 10:00 to 16:00. The entrance fee is 150 CZK. Young people under 18 years old are not allowed to enter.

Big exhibition in Prague for car lovers

All car lovers should not miss many car shows under the name Auto Praha 2007 in Exhibition Ground in Prague-Letnany. They can see cars of various brands, size, purpose or age. The fair is open until Sunday 22nd April.

Besides the classical show of various cars, visitors can look forward to the exhibition Offroad Praha focused on cross-country vehicles and to the specialized exhibition of car tuning.

Besides the exhibitions the fair will offer a car sale, veteran cars and shows of motor sport. Drivers can also learn about safer riding on many practical examples.

The exhibition ground in Prauge-Letnany is accessible by regular bus lines 140, 156, 158, 166, 186, 195, 210, 233, 274, 305, 348, 351 and 366 from metro stations Ceskomoravska, Vysocanska, Palmovka, Ladvi and Nadrazi Holesovice. There is also an additional bus no. 758 from Ceskomoravska, via Vysocanska and Prosek to Vystaviste Letnany.

13th Prague International Book Fair

The 13th International Book Fair will be devoted to literature written in German language and the relation between literature and multimedia.

The organizers want to attract also young visitors, therefore the fair will contain multimedia reading room where texts will be presented on many medias. The main guests of the international fair will be famous writers Wilbur Smith, Francine Prose and John Irving.

The Bookworld Prague will be held in the Industrial Palace at Prague Exhibition Ground from 3th to 6th May 2007. For more information about the fair, click here.

Prague's stand in the shape of Charles Bridge

Prague Exhibition Ground welcomes these days thousands of visitors on the fair Holiday World that introduces tourism in many countries of the world. Prague will be represented by a special stand – in the shape of Charles Bridge.

Charles Bridge celebrates 650th anniversary this year and therefore this image wasn’t chosen randomly. At the stand people can see documentary films about Prague monuments and culture.

Prague is represented in many international tourism fairs, such as those in London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Barcelona or Sidney. The representatives try to chose various shapes of the stand that measures about 50 square meters.

The first stand presenting the Old Town Square won many awards. The last one that was thematically connected with Mozart anniversary won The Best Stand Award in London last year.

Holiday World 2007

For already 16th times Prague exhibition ground Holesovice will host the fair Holiday World, the biggest show of tourism industry in the Czech Republic. Exhibitors from 47 countries of the world will present their countries to attract more tourists. The partner country of this year is Turkey.

According to the Jan Novotny, the director of the organizing agency Incheba, the fair is a “central European premier tourism industry event”. Besides the foreign exhibitors, visitors of the fair will learn more about attractive places and services in the Czech Republic.

The fair will be open to the public from 16th to 18th February 2007. It is open on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 and on Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. Besides the trams (5, 12, 14, 15, 17) running regularly from the metro station Holesovice to Vystaviste (exhibition ground), there will be also additional buses no. 751 at the same route.

Prague hosts international fairs devoted to housing

The Prague Exhibition Ground in Prague-Holesovice will host several fairs at the same time. The theme of the fairs is similar – housing at the beginning of the 21st century.

The 17th international fair PRAGOINTERIER NEW DESIGN 2007 displays furniture, flooring, home textiles, lighting and accessories. WINDOWS-DOORS-STAIRS 2007 is a specialized exhibition devoted to windows, doors, stairs, and staircases and their accessories. At PRAGOTHERM 2007 is specialized on power engineering, heating and energy saving. The last fair HOUSING 2007 (BYDLENI 2007) presents new ways of living.

All four fairs start on 1st February and finish on 4th February. You can visit them from Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 and on Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. The full entrance fee is 100 CZK, the reduced one 60 CZK.

International fair Expolingua in Prague

Prague will host XVI. International Trade Fair for Languages, Cultures and Education EXPOLINGUA Praha. This fair is meant for everybody who wants to make a good use of their language skills or who wants to learn more about culture and education in other countries.

Visitors can get information about study programmes and work abroad, language courses, e-learning, publications and textbooks and other related products and services. Accompanying programme will offer a lot of lectures, workshop and mini-language courses.

Expolingua Praha 2006 takes place in Narodni dum na Vinohradech (Namesti Miru 9 street, metro green line A, station Namesti Miru) on 10th and 11th November from 10:00 to 18:00. Entrance fee for students is 25 CZK, for others 50 CZK.

Expolingua Praha 2006 is held under the auspices of the Czech Ministry of Education and is supported by the European Commission. Here you can click for more information about the programme and themes.

Erotica Sex Praha Fair

XII. international fair of erotic culture EROTICA SEX PRAHA is a more and more popular fair of erotic goods and services as well as rich supporting programme.

The fair will offer everything that can be specified by the word erotic. The organizers Incheba Praha and Bohem production promise the biggest autoerotic show in Europe, a display of erotic photographs and paintings, competitions, piercing in the intimate parts live and much more. The fair will also sell goods that evoke erotic atmosphere.

The stars of the fair will be Bambola, Andrea Moranty and Erika Neri from Italy, Terri Summers from the USA, Robert Rosenberg, Jessica Fiorentino and Nomi from France.

The entrance fee to the fair in Prague Exhibition Grounds – Industrial Palace (Vystaviste – Prymyslovy palac) is 299 CZK. Tickets are available at the cash desks of the Fairground. Erotica Sex Praha is held from 2nd November till 5th November from 10:00 to 22:00 (Sunday only to 19:00).

Autoshow Praha 2006

Autoshow Praha is a prestigious international motorist exhibition and the biggest motorist fair in Prague. It displays more than 50 brands of private cars and utilitarian vehicles together with car designs and car accessories.

The exhibition which will be held on the area of six exhibit pavilions will introduce products of more then a hundred of exhibitors. For some cars (such as Skoda Joyster or KIA CEE´D) it will be their premiere on the Czech exhibition ground.

The exhibition takes place in Vystaviste Praha-Holesovice (Prague Exhibition Ground, from metro station Nadrazi Holesovice trams no. 5, 12, 14, 17) from 19th October till 22th October, Th – Sa 9:30 – 18:00, Su 9:30 – 17:00. Entrance fee is 120,- CZK.