The business of BVV Trade Fairs Brno builds on a tradition established in 1928 by the Exhibition of Contemporary Culture in then Czechoslovakia. In the 1950’s the first Exhibition of Czechoslovak Engineering was held in the exhibition grounds and since then the exhibition activities have continued to grow to the present shape of a Central European Exhibition Centre. No wonder the City of Brno became the epitome of trade fairs and exhibitions for the Czechs and their neighbours. In Czech, the word “Brno” is synonymous with “trade fair”.
At the moment, the Brno Exhibition Centre offers more than 130,000 sq m of net exhibition area thus ranking among the world largest exhibition centres. Brno Exhibition Centre first opened in 1928 commemorating the first decennium of independent Czechoslovakia founded in 1918. Brno as a location for the new exhibition centre was chosen on purpose being conveniently situated between Prague and Bratislava. A number of exhibition halls on the fairground are referred to as true jewels of functionalist architectural style. The latest addition to the fairground complex is the P Hall opened in June 2009 offering over 10,000 sq m of net exhibition area.
Brno is Czech's second largest city. It's a place full of peaceful country folk who drink more wine than Bohemians, their Czech friends to the west. Brno hasn't been trampled by many tourists, so it has quite a different character than the capital city, especially from the eyes of a visitor.