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
How to get to the main venue GONG? Detailed information for every hotel is mentioned in the Hotel Section located under the Conference tab on the TBEX Europe 2018 Event Page at tbexcon.com. In general, you will want to take either of the tram no.1, 2, 6 and 10 and get off at the Dolní Vítkovice tram stop. It depends on what direction you are coming from, you may need to transfer at Náměstí republiky tram stop to get on tram no. 1 or 2. Or just ask your hotel reception call you a taxi or use the Liftago app.