2017 Annual Meeting: Prague
We have selected Prague as the location for our 16th Annual Network Meeting. Regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, the stylish capital of the Czech Republic is brimming with grand historical and cultural sights.
The city's Gothic and Bohemian Baroque architecture provides a magical setting in which to experience Prague’s contemporary art, dining and entertainment. Over 65 airlines fly to Prague on regular routes from 140+ destinations worldwide.
Our event will take place from 7-9 May 2017 at the Prague Marriott Hotel, conveniently located in the Old Town providing easy access to many of Prague's most notable attractions, including Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge.
Representatives from all major world markets are expected at our conference which will consist of a City Tour, Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner, Dinner Excursion and 1-2-1 Business Meetings. See our growing Delegate List.
With over 20 years’ experience of organising international freight conferences, UFO management are aware that face-to-face meetings are integral in developing and maintaining business. Our online Meeting Manager system enables each delegate to schedule over 30 individual business meetings before they arrive. Please click here to view our Agenda.
|SUN 7 MAY 2017||MON 8 MAY 2017||TUE 9 MAY 2017|
|14:00-17:00 City Tour||09:30-17:30 Official Meeting||09:30-17:30 Official Meeting|
|19:00-22.30 Gala Dinner||19:00-22:00 Dinner Excursion||17:30 Meeting Ends|
WELCOME RECEPTION & GALA DINNER
At 19:00 on Sunday 7 May we will gather to collect name badges, meet fellow delegates and enjoy a Welcome Reception. We will then settle at our tables for an elegant Gala Banquet with live music and a Marriott Open Bar.
Our evening dinner excursion will be to Kolkovna Celnice, a local restaurant that accentuates the pride in the long and famous tradition of Czech beer brewing. Owned by the Pilsner brewery, the venue is decorated with period photos and brewing equipment. We will enjoy camembert cheese on white toast with cranberries, toasted almonds and rocket salad followed by grilled chicken with steamed broccoli and baked jacket potato with chive sour cream and finishing with homemade rhubarb cake with almond crumble and mint sour cream. Accompanying our dinner will be traditional Czech beer, wine and soft drinks.
All registered delegates gain access to our online Meeting Manager program, developed especially for UFO so that 20-minute business meetings can be arranged prior to arrival. During these important sessions, delegates were able to introduce their company and highlight their specialist areas, discuss cross trade and potential collaborations as well as providing information regarding their country’s regulations and requirements. These crucial meetings also provided an opportunity to share key import and export trade information.
ACCOMMODATION & AIRPORT TRANSFER
Our guests can book directly with the hotel online booking system, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
OPTIONAL 3 HOUR CITY TOUR
We will travel in groups of 30 guided by professional licensed English speaking guides. The walking tour will start at our hotel and will include the Municipal House, Powder Tower, Na Příkopě Street, Theatre of the Estates. At the bottom of Wenceslas Square (Můstek) we will learn about the historic period between 1968-1989, then we'll go to the Old Town Square to see the famous Astronomical Clock, Týn Church, Monument of John Hus, Kinsky Palace and St. Nicholas Church. Then we will walk through Paris Avenue where we will learn about the Metronome on the other side of the Vltava River and then explore the Jewish Quarter where we will see the oldest synagogue in Central Europe. We will then return to the Old Town past St. Nicholas Church and continue to Mariánské Square to see the City Library and the New Town Hall and then we'll go through the complex of Klementinum passing the Chapel of Mirrors and the National Library on the way to the Charles Bridge with beautiful views of the Prague Castle Complex, Straka Academy and the National Theatre. We'll cross over to the Lesser Town and walk to see the John Lennon's wall, French Embassy and the Church of Our Lady under the Chain. Then we will walk through the Kampa Island along the Kampa Museum to Vítězná Street where buses will be waiting to take us on a round trip to see the Strahov area, passing the Royal Garden down to the river along the Bílek's Vila and back to the hotel. The tour is suitable for most people and there are no major hills. View flyer and confirmed participants.
The majority of UFO Members recognise the importance of supporting and actively contributing to those who are less fortunate. We are aware that a small effort from each Member can make a big impact to those in need. The UFO Foundation provides the opportunity for Members to be able to make a difference to people’s lives through annual fundraising and has raised over US $25,000 since it began. Read more.
The Tanzanian Diabetes Association (TDA) support 30 Type 1 Diabetes clinics and statistics show there are 1,700 children and adolescents registered and many of those children come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Read more.
UFO are currently partnering with TDA to support the Type 1 diabetes programme provided by their clinic to disadvantaged children which includes education and a kit containing insulin, glucometer and strips, lancets and syringes.
We aim to include as much in the Registration Fee as possible in order to keep each delegate's expenses to an absolute minimum. This year the fee of US $790 per delegate includes all of the following:
- 3 Hour City Tour (Sun)
- Welcome Reception (Sun)
- Gala Dinner including Marriott Open Bar (Sun)
- Dinner Excursion including traditional Czech beer, wine and soft drinks (Mon)
- Meeting Room Hire including AV Equipment (Mon & Tue)
- Unlimited soft drinks and mineral water in the Meeting Room (Mon & Tue)
- Morning and Afternoon Coffee Breaks with Sweet & Savoury Snacks (Mon & Tue)
- Buffet Lunch including soft drink and coffee or tea (Mon & Tue)
- Conference Bag & Administration
- Access to Meeting Manager System
- Official Group Photograph
Upon receipt of your Registration Form, we will email you a link to the hotel booking system so that you can reserve your room directly with the Prague Marriott Hotel at our special group rate.
If you would like to bring your spouse or partner with you, they can join us for the 3 Hour City Tour, Welcome Drinks and Gala Dinner on Sunday and Dinner Excursion on Monday for US $200. Please note that anyone attending our 1-2-1 Meetings will need to pay the full rate of US $790. The Registration Fee is non-refundable. However, you may change the name of your representative at any time.
The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union (EU) and of the Schengen area. Visas are not required for stays up to 90 days by citizens of many countries. However, as requirements will vary from nation to nation, we would suggest that you contact the local Czech Republic Embassy within your own country or a travel agent specialising in visa applications.
Please follow this link to visit their Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Please contact the UFO Head Office for an official invitation letter.