BEC monthly newsletter 11/2016

Mixing business and pleasure
If you're (thinking about) running a business, learn more about hiring people in the Czech Republic at our seminar. For fun you can spend a quiet afternoon at a gallery or attend one of film festivals. There's also a chance to win tickets to a Balkan music concert!  
 Expats in CZE are safe, healthy & little bit lonely
The Czech Republic is the second best country in the world for expat families according to the Expat Insider 2016 index. But we might not be as friendly to them as we'd think.

Written by expats

Arts scene: On the saints and gorgons of Brno
If you want to spend a quiet winter’s afternoon looking at a small, but beautiful art collection, go to the Governor’s Palace. OK, it’s not the Louvre or Albertina. But here are a few highlights to spark your curiosity!
It is election season, and America is going through a legendary battle. Given that the Czech Republic just had elections — be honest: did you know? — I am exploring the differences between the two systems in a non-political way.
Invitation to our events

BEC business seminar: I am hiring          
Mon, Nov 28, South Moravian Innovation Centre, Purkyňova 127, 6-8 pm
What contracts are there for new employees in the Czech Republic? How to proceed when you have to let somebody go? How to manage an international team? Following the last year's business seminar, we are focusing on hiring this time. Free of charge, please register.
Offers from our partners and referral programme members:
Work for Infosys - 30 nationalities under one roof
Do you want to work for well-known global brands, fortune 500 organizations? Are you interested in IT? Are you innovative and entrepreneurial? Then join our multinational and diverse team in Brno!

Madfinger Games - globally renowned games from Brno
Madfinger Games, one of the top players in world mobile gaming with more than 160 million downloaded games, bring console-like gaming experience to your pocket. Are you skilled graphic designer, programmer familiar with C# or are you interested in marketing? Send us your CV at

Doing business in Brno?
Regus is located in the premium location of Spielberk Business Center and offers any office solution you might need: from registered office through co-working up to private offices. All utilities and services included, offices fully furnished and ready. Contact +420 777 169 927 or

Embedded developer wanted in AC jobs
Would you like to be at the starting line of a brand new team with guaranteed growth? Is a new project in a stable multinational company your dream? Come and join us! Please send your structured CV to

Celebrating bronze in a business contest celebrate their first official recognition. The agency scored 3rd place in the South Moravia Vodafone Company of the Year 2016 Award. This great success confirms that count among prosperous and flourishing Czech companies.

Hotel International invites you for traditional Czech goose
The winter is coming and so is St. Martin’s day on November 11. It is associated with young wine and St. Martin’s goose – a traditional Czech delicacy. Stop by our restaurant for tender meat with sauerkraut and homemade dumplings paired with young wine between Nov 9 and 20!
Other tips worth your attention

Teachers' club: Talking books!
Nov 4, Moravian library, Kounicova 65a, 4 pm
Bring any fiction book you've read in English and tell others why you would (or wouldn't) recommend it. Everybody has 5 minutes to present their book. Then the participants make a list of suggestions how to encourage our students to read in English.
English country dance workshop and ball
Nov 5, Sýpka, Kytnerova 1, 10 am - midnight 
Experience a ball like in Jane Austen's times! From 10 am to 5 pm there will be an English country dance workshop and from 7.30 pm a ball with dance instructions. Previous dance knowledge is not required. Period attire is welcome but not necessary.
Win two free tickets to Balkan music  Džezvica
Nov 9, Stará Pekárna, Štefánikova 8, 8 pm 
Džezvica is a young Czech-Russian group drawing inspiration for their music from rhythms of Balkan peninsula and its surroundings. However, the band’s style is far from the typical idea of Balkan brass. Win 2 tickets to their concert in Brno!
Visions of Light film festival
Nov 10-12, Kino Art, Cihlářská 19
Festival of films whose content and structure were ahead of their time, still have their relevance, and their creators became classics and icons. Also screened will be films that have only been showed marginally or not at all in the Czech Republic.
Mezipatra queer film festival
Nov 11-18, various locations
Festival of around a hundred top-ranking films on LBGT themes, an international competition, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, discussion panels, and parties is coming to various locations in Brno. Movies at Kino Scala are completely English-friendly.
Traditional St. Martin's wine tasting
Nov 11, nám Svobody, from 11 am
You can taste tens of samples of new wine and buy a bottle of your favourite one while listening to live cymbalo music in the heart of the city centre.
Le Rendez Vous - a taste of winter
Nov 12-13, Impact Hub Brno, Cyrilská 7
A traditional market full of goodies and design with a French touch. Bring friends and family, meet people of all ages and have a wonderful winter time!
French film festival
Nov 23-30, Kino Scala, Moravské nám. 3
Annual festival of French movies is coming to Kino Scala. Films are screened in French with Czech (sometimes English) subtitles or Czech dubbing, tickets cost 100 CZK.
Next door family: looking for Czech and foreign families
Nov 27, 1 pm
Would you like to participate in a multicultural Sunday lunch? Join over 1200 families that had the courage to meet different cultures and make new friends in past 13 years in Brno. Share a meal at your home or visit another family. Please register.
More events are advertised in the BEC Google Calendar.
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