• APTEA 2018
    20 – 22 September 2018, Brno, Czechia


Dear APTEA Fellows Worldwide,

On behalf of the Czech APTEA Alumni as well as the Congress Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to thank all of you currently registered and invite others from the APTEA community considering participation to attend the 14th APTEA Alumni Congress that will be held from 20th September to 22nd September 2018 in Brno, South Moravia, Czechia.

The Congress will take place at the Hotel Continental, a hotel with a long tradition and top services, which is located in a prime area just a few minutes from the city centre.

In line with previous congresses, this will be a place for challenging and enriching debates about what has happened in our community over the past two years. When we were creating a program, we were looking for such topics to get you interested and actively involved in the program.

Brno is a rather cosmopolitan city, the capital of modern high-tech businesses, which was recently considered the most liveable city in Central Europe. Having a history of over one thousand years this city will show you its treasures, old and new, and will help you to understand our South Moravians jauntiness and hospitality. Our local organization team is fully devoted to help you feel in Brno as if you were at home and, let us be a little ambitious, perhaps even a little better...

Please open your diary and underline the date 20-22 September 2018 and we can promise you will not regret it!

It’ll be our pleasure to welcome you in Brno for this fourteenth Congress!

Warmest regards,

Jiri Rusek, Congress Organizing Committee Chairman
Jiri Devat, Congress Organizing Committee Vice-chairman


The Australian Program of Training for Eurasia (APTEA) was established by the Australian Government in 1990. The aim of the program was to assist countries of Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia in their transition to the market economy by educating young professionals in the area of modern business. Participants came with a diverse background from a variety of sectors (both private and public), they obtained a degree from Swinburne University of Technology and were given the opportunity of an internship in an Australian company.

The APTEA Fellows network on a regular basis since their return from Australia. The idea of an APTEA Congress was initiated in 1994 by Hungarian participants of the very first group. This event was followed up by Czech participants in 1996 who organised the 2nd Congress of APTEA Alumni in Kutna Hora. Since then the Congress became a regular event. It provides a great opportunity to build professional and business network and also personal friendships among the Fellows. The series of APTEA Congresses is a central event for the Alumni who have remained very close in spite of long years passed and the fact that members are scattered all over Europe, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada and other countries. So far, congresses have been held in:

  • 1994 Budapest, Hungary
  • 1996 Kutna Hora, Czechia
  • 1998 Krakow, Poland
  • 2000 Poiana Brasov, Romania
  • 2002 Riga, Latvia
  • 2004 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2006 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2008 Melbourne, Australia
  • 2009 Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2011 Ohrid, Macedonia
  • 2014 Zadar, Croatia
  • 2015 Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2016 Budapest, Hungary

The Czech Organizing Committee is looking forward to welcoming the APTEA Fellows in Czechia again after twenty-two years.