In Southern Moravia, congress tourism is primarily concentrated in its capital city, Brno. Important events of international significance are often held here.
Scientific and medical conferences
AUM 2011 International Conference, Brno
The international conference was held by the Central European Institute of Technology – CEITEC and the National Centre for Biomolecular Research of Masaryk University. 180 renowned scientists from all around the world attended the event. The main theme of the congress was the development of spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and scientific cooperation in the field of structural biology.
Nationwide Conference on DNA diagnostics 2011, Brno
The conference was sponsored by the Czech Medical Association of Jan Evangelista Purkyne (ČSL JEP) and the Czech Medical Chamber (ČLK). The main themes of the 14th nationwide conference were for example Genetics in oncology or Forensic genetics and more.
MEKA Congress (Disaster Medicine) 2009, Brno
MEKA Congresses (Disaster Medicine) have been held in Brno since 2006. The event is organised by the Trauma Hospital in Brno, under the support of the Department of Health Emergency Preparedness of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic and the World Health Organisation.
Prince Charles’ visit, Brno 2010
The British Crown Prince Charles visited the campus of Masaryk University at the end of March 2010, where he received the Grand Gold Medal for interest in the environment and sustainable development, and for his activities in charity. He debated with students on the subject of research and successes of Brno scientists and even about global issues. The Prince also visited environmentally friendly village Hostětín in the Region of Uhersko Hradište.
Meeting of the Special Agricultural Committee of the EU Council, Brno 2009
An informal meeting of the Special Agricultural Committee of the EU Council was held in Brno in May 2009. The informal meeting became the top event bringing the Czech Republic’s Union presidency to an end. Representatives of departments of agriculture from all member states gathered in Brno with hundreds of experts in agrarian policies. The main theme of the meeting was the future resemblance of Common Agricultural Policies.
Summit of 15 Presidents of EU Member States 2007, Brno
The summit of 15 top government representatives of certain European Member states took place in Brno in May 2007. Not only did they discuss the expansion of the European Union, but also controversial themes such as the independence of the south Serbian province Kosovo, or the abolition of visa requirements for Macedonia.
Brno awarded by FDI – City of the Future, 2005, 2007 and 2011
In 2011 Brno gained the "City of the Future 2010/2011" award for the third time in the assessment organized by fDi magazine published by the Financial Times group. Brno won equally high awards as early as in 2005 and 2007 when it took the 1st place in the Visegrad region and the Central European City categories. (source 1; source 2)
Brno awarded FDI – 1st place in the category “Influx of foreign investments – Eastern Europe” 2010
In 2010, Brno defended its position and at the MIPIM Trade Fair in Cannes France and at the FDI competition is once again placed 1st in the category “Influx of foreign investments – Eastern Europe.” Thereby, Brno has drawn attention to how it successfully manages to attract investors. At the same time, Brno belongs among the Top 10 best cities in Eastern Europe.
The sunniest region in the CR – referred to as the Czech Provencal
In 2008, the American magazine US Today recommended Southern Moravia as one of the five cheapest places in the world for a pleasant holiday with extensive history and beautiful viticulture villages. It compares the region to French Provencal.