BEC monthly newsletter 04/2013

Bring your colleagues or friends & win a prize
Let your foreign friends or colleagues enjoy our free services (consultations, attending events, downloading updated Infosheets on various topics) and win one of the juicy prizes. Tickets to a luxury restaurant, Spilberk food fest, Aquapark, sporting with Cityski and more. Click here and learn how to win.

Last seats for TEDxBrno event in Reduta on May 11
Look beyond your field of expertise, meet new imaginative and communicative people, become a member of a world-wide TEDx community! Seize this unique opportunity! Register online before Apr 8, come to Reduta on May 11 and enjoy TEDxBrno 2013. Our expats have priority on the waiting list ;)

Enjoy the best Brno restaurants at one place
Dear gurmets and gastronauts, start getting ready for the Brno culinary event of this year - Špilberk food Festival 2013! A wide range of both traditional and international dishes and flavors as well as experienced chefs and an impressive view of the city from the terraces and courtyards of the royal castle will most definitely take your breath away.

Invitation to our events
BEC InformAL Meeting: Brno Voluntary
Wednesday, Apr 17, 7 pm, Untrfalk, Gorkého 12

On the 3rd (and hopefully spring-like at last) Wednesday in April we hold another meeting from our series of BEC InormAL evenings. This month´s topic concerns volunteering in Brno. Our guests (Aude Martin from the European Voluntary Service and representatives of some of the local NGOs) will talk about their experience with volunteering and give you - our expats - a few ideas about how you could do your small bits too. As usual, a short discussion will be followed by a raffle and networking with your old and new (expat) friends. The entry is free and your first drink is on us!

BEC Seminar: Pensions and Savings

Wednesday, Apr 24, 6 pm, Mayor's Lounge, Mečová 5
, Old Town Hall

How much do you know about about pensions, savings, life insurance and investments? Come to our BEC seminar on pensions and savings and learn more! Seize a unique opportunity to consult representatives of the world’s largest independent international financial consultancy providing expert advice to expat clients and investors all around the world – Peter Challenger and Chris Krajenbrink from deVere Group.

Fellow expat's voice
We want to hear from you! This month's topic: PENSIONS AND SAVINGS
We have prepared another BEC seminar tailored to your needs and chaired by real experts - this time on savings and pensions. We would therefore really appreciate your suggestions and questions concerning pensions, savings, life insurance or investments. Please, send your them to our contact e-mail address with the words “MY VOICE” as the subject of your email. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
We thank our partners:
Offers from our Referral programme members:
International School of Brno now offering Cambridge International A Levels
We are pleased to announce that the International School of Brno is now offering Cambridge International A Levels. This will allow the school to open the 11th and 12th grades, making it possible for students in Brno to complete an international high school education in English. Cambridge International AS (11th grade) and A (12th grade) Levels have widespread international recognition as high school/pre university educational qualification.

Special Blended courses in Berlitz Brno
Berlitz Brno offers special Blended courses that combine elearning lessons on our web portal CyberTeachers® and live lessons in the language centre or via Skype/phone. Learn English, German, Spanish, Italian or French in a course tailor made to your specific needs.
Contact: or 542 217 580.

Correct Language Centre - Your Brno Language Partner
How good is your Czech? Test it to find out. Try our Czech Placement Test and find out what the level of your Czech is.

Take off with GTS after your graduation
Can you speak English fluently and communicate in any other European language? Join us. We are currently looking for suitable candidates for this position: Team Leader for German team - airline SSC.

Red Hat hosting an annual Open House event
Red Hat is hosting our annual Open House event on April 17 from 13:00 - 19:00.  You're invited to come learn more about our company, listen to technical presentations, take a guided tour and participate in some coding and testing challenges.
Tips for more events
Wednesday - Saturday, Apr 3 - 27, all around the Brno centre
All lovers of French culture and the beautiful langue française, don´t miss the annual Festival of French Culture! Films, theatre, exhibitions, lectures, pétangue, gastronomie etc. Profitez-en bien!

Thursday - Tuesday, Apr 4 - 30, various clubs
Another year of the festival full of great music varied in both style and ethnic composition has started. Musicians from fourteen countries will do their best to please your ears and caress your souls. Have a look at the schedule.

Saturday, Sunday, Apr 13,14, Mikulov area
With the warm weather coming, finaly!, you should get out of the city and visit the countryside. What better invitation you need than 35 wineries and 350 wine bottles waiting for your degustation glass!

Saturday, Apr 13, Brno Exhibition Centre, Výstaviště 1
An exhibition of historical vehicles organized twice a year (April and October) by the Veteran  Automoto Club in Brno - something no car lover should not miss.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 7:30 pm, Kabinet Múz, Sukova 4, theatre performance in English moderated by Don Sparling from the BEC
Experience the communist past of the former Czechoslovakia. Get the feel of the hunger for freedom, truth and morality all expressed in an open letter dissident and future President Havel wrote the Communist President Dr. Husák.
Tuesday - Saturday, Apr 16 - 20, some of the Brno theatres
A must for all thetre-goers: an international festival of theatre schools with a twety-two-year long tradition organised by students of the Theatre Faculty of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. Have a look at the programme.

Saturday, April 27, 7 pm, Sýpka, Kytnerova 1, Brno - Medlánky (tram no.1)
A well sought-after event with a Scottish dance caller, live music, pipers and drummers, whisky and lots of fun! If interested, beware, ticket sale starts on 8 April 10 am and usually does not last more than 3 days.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 3 pm (the area open from 1:30 pm), Riviera, Bauerova 322/7, Brno-Pisárky

If you like rock music, this might be the right place to go to. Let the rhythm rock your world! 

All events are also advertised in our BEC Google Calendar.

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