Part of the city’s life since 1959, the International Engineering Fair once transformed Brno into a cosmopolitan metropolis full of foreigners, technological innovations and consumer goods ‑ eagerly sought out by hundreds of thousands of visitors who flocked into the Brno Exhibition Centre every year.
Although the prestige of the International Engineering Fair certainly endures, today the event is primarily a professional platform enabling the most influential figures in Central European and world engineering to get together. But why can’t the whole of Brno enjoy the occasion as a holiday like it once did?
The City of Brno and BVV Trade Fairs Brno (Veletrhy Brno) have put together a project that recalls the time when the whole city lived and breathed the trade fair and was full of hustle and bustle – activities for visitors, exhibitors as well as citizens of Brno.
BRNO FAIR CITY aims to reawaken in Brno’s citizens pride and a respect for tradition of the engineering fair, which has been contributing to Brno’s prosperity and glory for more than half a century. Visitors and exhibitors will then have access to everything Brno offers and will be enticed away from hotel rooms into the lively city centre.
Where can we get a good meal? This is one of the most frequent questions posed by visitors and exhibitors to the International Engineering Fair. BRNO FAIR CITY provides an overview of partner restaurants offering the pick of Brno’s finest food, as well as the benefits for the fair participants.
Where can you go and relax after a day at the fair? To a gym, sauna, swimming pool, perhaps for a massage... Whatever comes to mind, you’ll find it in the BRNO FAIR CITY guide. Thanks to priority reservations and extended opening hours, there’s no need to waste time checking for opening hours or availability.
How do you get downtown from the exhibition grounds? Take up the offer from our partner carriers. Whether you’re travelling by taxi or by public transport, the BRNO FAIR CITY project will make it easier for you to get around the city. You can use a similar offer even if you’re travelling to Brno from outside.
Where’s the fun? Brno is full of great bars and clubs. The city’s most popular venues are preparing for the fair’s visitors a special programme – set out in the FAIR CITY GUIDE, making it the perfect way to find the best place to relax in the evening.
The Brno Fair City project is designed for all participants of the International Engineering Fair, which will be held at the Brno Exhibition Centre from October 9 to October 13, 2017. Benefits can be enjoyed by both visitors and exhibitors. Nor have we forgotten about those involved in the extensive preparations of the fair before it even starts – from transporting materials to building stands.
To enjoy all the advantages it is necessary to have a special pass, which serves to identify fair participants. It is simple to obtain the pass at the BRNO FAIR CITY Info Point (Outdoor Area A) during the fair after submitting a valid ticket for the International Engineering Fair 2017. All exhibitors have to do is to submit a valid visitor’s pass at the Info Point.