September 21, 2015
This year’s 15th NATO Days and 6th Czech Airforce Days, which were held at the airport in Ostrava – Mošnov this weekend, drew a record number of visitors and were once again accompanied by a closed meeting of world army and police leaders at the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava.
“Nearly the entire hotel was occupied by NATO Days participants. We organised a conference for roughly 70 people. Given that we were hosting the leaders of Czech and foreign security forces, appropriate security measures had to be taken. All employees had to be equipped with accreditation cards to gain access to the hotel and to move around it. Furthermore, on Friday night, the country’s First Lady Ivana Zemanová, who also attended the security show, was a guest at our hotel. This shows our hotel had to meet a very high standard,” said Radim Beneš, Director of the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava.
The conference rooms at the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava hosted, for example, a meeting of V4 Airforce commanders this year.
In previous years, the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava also hosted, for example, a conference from which a report on the state of cybercrime in the European Union was published, as well as the presentation of the Czech and Slovak Transatlantic Awards for people who had made a significant contribution to freedom and democracy in Central Europe.
NATO Days draw many visitors from the Czech Republic and abroad every year. This year, the main attraction was the return of the legendary US ‘B-52 Stratofortress’ strategic bomber and the premiere of a dynamic presentation of the AH-64 Apache battle helicopter.