The Moravian and Silesian Region presents in Paris

To mark the state holiday on the 28th October, the Moravian and Silesian Region presented at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Paris.

A grand reception to mark the state holiday on the 28th October held at the Embassy on the 26th October was attended by several hundred guests, including figures active in politics and representatives of French and Czech companies, the travel industry, CzechTourism, the Czech Centre in Paris, and many others.

The guests were welcomed and the reception was opened by Petr Drulák, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentionary of the Czech Republic to France, and by Senior Deputy Governor Lukáš Curylo on behalf of the Moravian and Silesian Region.

Mr. Curylo thanked the co-organisers of the event in his address. “I appreciate the opportunity to attend this event marking such an important state holiday – the foundation of the independent Czechoslovak state. I would like to thank everyone who participated in preparing this pleasant meeting, particularly the regional secondary school and its students, our Embassy employees who supported us in organising this occasion, and all the guests who came to celebrate with us,” said Senior Deputy Governor Lukáš Curylo.

The Secondary School of Collective Catering, Ostrava-Hrabůvka, the Region’s contributory organisation, and the dulcimer band Valašský Vojvoda from Kozlovice looked after catering and the excellent atmosphere.

Symbols of the Czech state and the Moravian and Silesian Region’s flag were projected directly on the Embassy’s building as part of a video mapping display to immerse guests in the occasion. The region also presented its local food and guests could sample delicacies such as Štramberk ears, Marlenka cake, and others.

In the morning on the same day, the Moravian and Silesian Region delegation also attended a Czech-French workshop for start-ups held at the Czech Cultural Centre. The specialised seminar was organised for a smaller circle of guests to support start-up enterprises. Representatives from several innovative companies and representatives of CPI (Centre for Supporting Innovations at VŠB-TUO) and MSIC (Moravian and Silesian Innovation Centre, joint stock company) attended this event on behalf of the Moravian and Silesian Region. The representatives of MSIC and CPI introduced the MSR and its current activities in supporting start-ups. French partners attending the workshop included leaders of three Paris incubators and a representative of Business France, a state institution for supporting enterprise, who introduced the French Tech Ticket program for supporting start-ups. Discussion between the presenters opened new knowledge which will be helpful in continued development for supporting enterprises in the Moravian and Silesian Region.

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