TBEX Europe 2018 in Ostrava will take place at a very unique convention centre called the GONG, a former gasometer built in 1920s.
The object was used for gas storage until 1990s when it became a brownfield as the result of industrial and mining recession in the region. In 2011, an ambitious renovation of the whole object led by a Czech architect Josef Pleskot began and gave it a new purpose.
The first visitors entered GONG in May 2012. Since that time it has become an important and valued site in Ostrava. The whole building is an outstanding example of how an industrial construction can be transformed into a cultural centre where many international conferences, workshops and exhibitions take place every year.
Large capacity together with top audio-visual technologies make it one of the best convention centres in the whole country. There is a multipurpose gallery on the ground floor, variable conference rooms on the first floor, a foyer and a great auditorium with a capacity of 1,500 spectators on the third and fourth floors.
The whole building is wheelchair accessible and there is a parking lot on the premises.
Do you want to see it for yourself? Come for TBEX Europe to Ostrava!
Address: Ruská 2993, 703 00 Ostrava-Vítkovice, Czech Republic