Brno was introduced to New York
27.09.2012 / 23:15
Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan belonged to Brno on October 1st and 2nd, 2012. On the occasion of BRNO DAYS IN NEW YORK city presented Villa Tugendhat and a premiere of the movie “Destiny named Tugendhat ". Second day belonged to conference "Brno – a City of Knowledge Economy ".
Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan belonged to Brno on October 1st and 2nd, 2012. On the occasion of BRNO DAYS IN NEW YORK city presented their pride, Villa Tugendhat. Conference devoted to this pearl of functionalism, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, continued with an exhibition about the history and the current existence of the villa together with a screening of the international movie premiere of “Destiny named Tugendhat " from the production of the Czech Television. The city of Brno presented Villa Tugendhat as the outstanding cultural and architectural genius loci. All of that has been projected in conjunction with the city’s potential in commercial sphere and scientific research during the conference "Brno – a City of Knowledge Economy ", which has covered the entire second day of the event. The main goal of the conference was to strengthen existing ties with U.S. trade partners and to establish contacts with new investors. Among other speakers who presented were the representatives of the American companies and institutions already successfully operating in Brno, for example Mayo Clinic, IBM and Honeywell.
The presentation of Brno was held under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Czech Ambassador to the U.S., Mayor of the City of Brno, the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic and Czech Center New York. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic financially contributed and supported this project under the framework of the Projects to promote economic diplomacy in 2012.
For those who are interested, we attach a link to download all presentations of the second day. Link is here: http://newyork.brno.cz/downloads/ .