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IBF Seminar – ‘Hospitality in Crisis?’ – Wednesday, 10th November, 2021

Next up will be one of the very popular IBF seminars, this time entitled ‘Hospitality in Crisis’.  The seminar will take place on Wednesday, 10th November, 2021 in Mlynec Restaurant, Novotného lávka 9, Praha 1.   Doors will open at 09.30 and a full programme, including lunch, will run through until 14.30.

The effect of the Covid Pandemic on many of our businesses has been enormous, but there is no doubt that it has hit those working in hospitality and tourism the hardest .  The IBF is therefore delighted to be able to welcome some of the Czech Republic’s biggest names in hospitality and its related businesses to talk at this next seminar, including Sanjiv Suri, the President and CEO of the Zatisi Group, and Lenka Zlebkova, CEO of the Prague Congress Centre.

The full programme and list of speakers will be published shortly, and registration is directly through   Numbers will be limited, and as this is sure to be a very popular event, we advise you to get your registration in as soon as possible.

IBF Members: Kc 600

Non-Members: Kc 1,000

We look forward to seeing you.


The 6th Annual IBF Residential Real Estate Seminar entitled ‘Unchartered Territory’ took place on Thursday, 2nd September, 2021, very kindly hosted, for the 6th year running, in the offices of KPMG.

More than 35 members and guests turned out to listen to a fascinating series of presentations given by six experts in their field.  First up was Dr Stefano Cavagnetto, the Dean of the School of Business at Prague City University (formerly Prague College), who gave a really detailed (and surprisingly positive) overview of the European economy as things stand right now and as can be expected in the future.   He was followed by Pavel Kliment, a partner at KPMG, who drilled down into the effect of Covid on the Czech economy and the real estate sector in particular, and then we heard from Peter Visnovsky, a director at Lexxus, who explained why the residential real estate market in the Czech Republic continues to boom.   After a short coffee break, we heard from Igor Klajmon, the COO of the Sekyra Group, on the issues that developers are facing right now, and then Faical Orakzai of Easybnb explained the difficulties that all AirBnB hosts are having just now.  Finally, Lars Klett, a partner at UEPA law office clarified the new construction law and how that might affect the residential market and, in particular, the speed in getting building and construction permissions.   The whole event was wrapped up by a lively Q&A session, which left many of us feeling a little bit more positive.  Not only that, but the pleasure that everyone had in finally meeting up again in person was clear to see!

If you are interested in viewing the presentations from the event, please let us know on


On Thursday, 22nd July, 2021 the IBF held its first event for more than a year; an after-work networking evening at the new ‘Danielas by Barock’ restaurant in central Prague.  The weather was great, enabling everyone to congregate outside, and clearly people were happy to finally have the chance to get together, with more than 35 members and their friends turning out.  A few photos of the event can be seen below: