Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.4 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of 2.2 million. The city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.

Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of central Europe complete with a really rich history. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras, Prague was the capital of the kingdom of Bohemia and the main residence of several Holy Roman Emperors, most notably of Charles IV (r. 1346–1378). It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city played major roles in the Bohemian and Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years’ War and in 20th-century history as the capital of Czechoslovakia, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The city has more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas and other historical exhibits. An extensive modern public transportation system connects the city. Also, it is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including Charles University in Prague, the oldest university in Central Europe.

Prague is classified as a “Beta+” global city according to GaWC studies and ranked sixth in the Tripadvisor world list of best destinations in 2016. Its rich history makes it a popular tourist destination and as of 2014, the city receives more than 6.4 million international visitors annually. Prague is the fifth most visited European city after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome.

 

THE CONFERENCE CENTER:  RUDOLFINUM

Rudolfinum is an im­por­tant ar­chi­tectu­ral mo­nu­ment of Pra­gue. The Neo-Re­naissan­ce bu­il­ding on the bank of the Vl­ta­va is as­so­ci­a­ted with mu­sic and art sin­ce its ope­ning in 1885. To­day it is a seat of the Czech Philhar­mo­nic, as well as the Ga­le­rie Ru­dol­fi­num and the re­cent­ly re­no­va­ted Cafe Ru­dol­fi­num.

One of the architecturally most remarkable buildings in Prague was erected in 1876–1884. Designed by architects Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz, it was conceived as a multi-purpose cultural centre combining exhibition rooms with concert halls. This plan was carried out to perfection and Rudolfinum still fulfils its role in the 21st century.

Dvořák Hall

The world-famous concert hall has been the home stage of the Czech Philharmonic since the orchestra’s very first public performance on 4 January 1896, when it played here under the baton of Antonín Dvořák.

Ceremony Hall

The central hall of the gallery building was designed as the main official entrance to the upper-floor gallery.

Suk Hall

The most recently added Rudolfinum hall was built between 1940 and 1942 under the project of architects Antonín Engel and Bohumír Kozák.

CONGRESS TOPICS

STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL AND SURGICAL RETINA

Make this congress yours; bring your own medical and surgical cases, series, studies….

EDITED FILMS, SCIENTIFIC POSTERS & RETINA PHOTOS

All topics are accepted.

BOOTH DISPLAY

Tables and chairs will be provided. Electric appliances will be of course supplied allowing you to plug in all your equipments. Special eqipment can be organized upon your request.

Exhibitors erecting their own displays are responsible for any costs. Exhibitors shall arrange their displays so they do not obstruct other exhibits. Aisles must be kept clear. It is forbidden to nail, tape or hang materials on any of the meeting room walls. All freestanding exhibition displays must be self-supporting and cannot utilize the Rudolfinum walls, ceilings or columns for support. Any damage to the Rudolfinum, external or internal, caused by exhibitor participation and display will be charged to the exhibitor.

SAFETY RESTRICTIONS

All display materials and contents must conform in all respects to applicable safety, health and fire codes in addition to the rules of the Rudolfinum. All materials used within the display, for decoration, or any displayed products shall be flame retardant. No smoke devices may be used. Bio hazardous materials are prohibited. Safety and fire exits and stand-related equipment must be left accessible and in full view at all times. Any operational lasers must conform to appropriate safety precautions. No unshielded laser beam delivery is permitted anywhere within the display, and must be fully housed with wavelength absorbent materials.
The EVRSC reserves the right to prohibit or require the removal of any display, exhibit, parts of a display, or products that it deems not suitable, unsafe, not in accordance with these regulations, or not acceptable with professional ethics as determined by the EVRSC.

SECURITY

EVRSC will not provide an on-premises security guard during hours when the Exhibit Hall is closed. The EVRSC shall be held harmless for any loss, theft or damage of items. No security guards will be present during the day when the Exhibit Hall is open. Companies are responsible for their own exhibition space at all hours. Neither the EVRSC nor the Grimaldi Forum provide insurance for displays and equipment. Private insurance of displays and contents by exhibitors is encouraged.

ASSIGNMENT OF EXHIBIT SPACE and SPACE ASSIGNMENT PRIORITY

The EVRSC reserves the right to rearrange the floor plan at any time. The EVRSC also reserves the right to relocate any exhibitors should it become necessary for causes beyond the control of the EVRSC or advisable in the best judgement of the EVRSC. The signing of the contract constitutes full agreement with these assignment policies and procedures.

INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS

Thursday, August 30, 2018: Booth Installation (09:00 – 14:00)

All exhibits must be completely dismantled and removed on Sunday, September 02, 2018 before 20:00. Any materials and displays not dismantled by mid-night will be removed and discarded at the company’s expense.

EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS

The Exhibition will be opened as follows:

Thursday, August 30, 2018: 14:00 – 18:00

Friday, August 31: 08.00 – 18.00

Saturday, September 01: 08.00 – 18.00

Sunday, September 02: 09.00 – 14.00

NAME BADGES

All attending company representatives must register and display a name badge at all times during the meeting. Transfer of a name badge from one company representative to another is not allowed without prior authorization from EVRSC. The EVRSC shall have control over all admission policies. Badges will be used for entry into the Exhibit Hall and Scientific Sessions. There will be no refund on the exhibit fee to companies sending fewer than the number of allowed representatives. Company representative registration includes: Scientific Sessions, EVRS APP, Refreshment Breaks, Daily Lunches, Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner & Gala Dinner.

EXHIBITION AREA

BOOTH RENTING PRICE / SQM

  • 6 sqm Booth (2 corporate representatives) — 7,000 EUR
    A 3-minute industrial talk inside the scientific sessions will be given for 3,000 EUR if you book a 6 sqm booth.
    In competition for the Best Industry Presentation Award.
  • 9 sqm Booth (4 corporate representatives) — 9,500 EUR
    A 3-minute industrial talk inside the scientific sessions will be given for 2,000 EUR if you book a 9 sqm booth.
    In competition for the Best Industry Presentation Award.
  • 12 sqm Booth (6 corporate representatives) — 12,000 EUR
    A 3-minute industrial talk inside the scientific sessions will be offered if you book a 12 sqm booth.
    In competition for the Best Industry Presentation Award.

If you want to have additional collaborators to attend the congress, please let us know.

SPONSORSHIPS

  • Badgeholder (Provide badgeholders with your company name / logo) for free.)
  • Notebooks & Pen (Provide notebooks & pen with your company name / logo) for free.)
  • Advertisement inside the congress bags — 900 EUR per brochure
  • EVRS APP Advertising: Text, images & videos: 2,500 EUR
  • Welcome Cocktail — Different levels of support are available from 2,500 EUR until 10,000 EUR 
    (The Welcome Cocktail will be a premiere event on Thursday, August 30, 2018. EVRS will work with the sponsor to create a valuable welcome event for delegates. The industry sponsorship will be highlighted by including company advertisement on the tables or other kind of advertisement upon request.)
  • Welcome Reception — Different levels of support are available from 5,000 EUR until 15,000 EUR 
    (The Welcome Reception will be a premiere event on Friday, August 31, 2018. EVRS will work with the sponsor to create a valuable welcome event for delegates. The industry sponsorship will be highlighted by including company advertisement on the tables or other kind of advertisement upon request.)
  • Gala Dinner — Different levels of support are available from 10,000 EUR until 30,000 EUR 
    (The Gala Dinner will be a premiere event on Saturday, September 01, 2018. EVRS will work with the sponsor to create a valuable welcome event for delegates. The industry sponsorship will be highlighted by including company advertisement on the tables or other kind of advertisement upon request.)
  • Coffee Breaks — Different levels of support are available from 500 EUR until 4,000 EUR (Provide delegates with coffee during the morning and afternoon breaks and your company name and logo will appear on signage at the coffee stations.)
  • Lunches — Different levels of support are available from 1,000 EUR until 8,000 EUR
    (Provide delegates with lunch and your company name and logo will appear on signage at the lunch stations.)