Prague Congress Centre Boasts High-Tech Upgrades

Prague may be a very old city, but its convention center -- the Prague Congress Centre -- has some very new technology. The facility last week announced a series of upgrades designed to give meeting groups the latest in venue technology.

Among the Prague Congress Centre's new features is a self check-in system that consists of automated registration kiosks. Attendees who did not pre-register for an event can use the kiosks to register onsite, while those who did pre-register can check in by scanning a QR code that is emailed to them when they submit their registration online beforehand.

Another addition to the facility is a new content management system that makes it easy for event organizers to collect speakers' presentations and distribute them to designated meeting rooms. Presentation information can be emailed to attendees or displayed on monitors outside the meeting room. The system has three different modules for three different user groups. Designed for trained technicians, the "Administrator" module can be used to project, record, and edit presentations. The "Organizer" module, meanwhile, can be used by meeting planners to create and manage the event's schedule. Finally, there's the "Participant" module, which shares event information with attendees via a mobile app that can also be used to communicate with speakers and complete event evaluations.

The facility now offers holographic technology, which allows images to be broadcast onto a stage to create special effects, such as a conversation between speakers and holographic clones.

"We want [clients] to have a feeling that organizing a congress, conference, or culture event can go smoothly and effectively, that they have received top-quality services from us, and that they will gladly come back," said AV technology manager Milan Svoboda. "Our service offer includes rental of our own technology equipment as well as products from reliable suppliers. We choose those who offer special solutions, simplifying event management."

The Prague Congress Centre originally opened in 1981 and offers approximately 140,000 square feet of exhibition space for groups of up to 9,300 people.

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