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FOR ARCH to support building trades and establishment of cooperation with foreign companies

One of the core topics of this year’s FOR ARCH Trade Fair, which is to be held at the end of September at the PVA EXPO PRAGUE Exhibition Centre, will be the support of vocational training. The final round of the competition presentation of building trades and crafts known as SUSO will take place within the framework of this approach as well. This event will be accompanied also by another edition of the popular bilateral business negotiations known as MATCHMAKING BUSINESS MEETINGS and by the conference of directors of European Craft Chambers. Already in a few days, on Thursday, 2 June, the conference CROSSROADS OF ARCHITECTURE will be held in the National Technical Museum in Prague focused on the topic “Cultural landscape: changes, creation, protection”.


The International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH is a project with an all-year-round impact aimed at support of the building industry as a whole. The top event of the season is the actual trade fair which is to be held also this year at the PVA EXPO PRAGUE Exhibition Centre on 20-24 September, and this year it will be for the first time when the concepts of various daily topics focused on important trends of the contemporaneous building industry is to be presented there.


One of these topics will be the support of vocational training this year, and within the framework of its popularisation also the final round of the competition presentation of building trades and crafts (SUSO) will take place. Since the arising of this competition in 1996, more than 4,500 selected apprentices accompanied by more than 1,700 teachers have taken part in the competition. Every year on average 80 schools present the art of their apprentices at this competition. The four-day final round of the competition will concern especially such branches as bricklayer, carpenter, stone cutter and stone sculptor, but at the same time the competition may include also such crafts as dry construction fitter, roofer, upholsterer and others who may present their skills there. Young apprentices must pass both theoretical and practical examinations within the framework of this Czechoslovak project. The participants will receive specific tasks for the practical part in the form of technical drawings from the Professional Jury immediately before the beginning of the examination.


Another very interesting event will be held on Thursday, 22 September, when the fourth edition of the popular bilateral business negotiations known as MATCHMAKING BUSINESS MEETINGS are to be organised. On this occasion, entrepreneurs active in the building industry will be able to find new contacts on the European market and to establish cooperation with foreign companies. The trade fair nomenclature will mostly concern design and building activities, tile setting and walling works, heating, chimney assemblies, surface protection, automation for the industry and households, as well as maintenance and modernisation of building structures, including renovation of monuments. Preparation of these popular B2B negotiations is ensured by ABF, a.s., together with the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) at the Centre for Regional Development of the Czech Republic. Other details and the registration form can be found by the Applicants on the web site On the same day, also the Conference of Directors of the European Craft Chambers known as Saxon-Czech Craft Dialogue 2016 will be held as well.


Before the FOR ARCH Trade Fair opens its gates to visitors, those interested in the building industry and architecture may visit already the eighth edition of the conference entitled CROSSROADS OF ARCHITECTURE focused on the topic “Cultural landscape:changes_creation_protection”, which is to be held already on the 2nd June in the National Technical Museum in Prague. It will deal especially with development and protection of the cultural landscape, systems of residential greenery and urban landscape, it will analyse the issues of the drawing of subsidies for improvement of the quality of landscape and it will present several domestic as well as foreign case studies. The programme will include also the speech of Karla Šlechtová, Minister for Regional Development; Pavla Melková, Director of the “Urban Detail” section, IPR Prague; Klára Salzmann, Member of the Board of Directors of the Czech Chamber of Architects; Dan Jiránek from the Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic, Leoš Anderle from the Sekyra Group specialised in development activities. As far as the discussion panel focused on subsidy programmes is concerned, participants may look forward to Pavel Sekáč, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, and Tomáš Sklenář, Director of the Land Planning Department of the Ministry of Regional Development.


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