The CBRE Meeting Room of the Year competition first took place in 2014, becoming a prestigious office event over the past four years. Its ambition is to present to the public the entire corporate premises, but also the overall atmosphere of office life and industry trends. From its outset, CBRE Meeting Room of the Year has been more than a competition! Its aim is to also educate the professional and non-professional public about the importance of a quality work environment. The competition originated in the Czech Republic and has already gained an international dimension (it is held in 5 additional European countries). A large number of companies participate every year and the quality of the office space of the participants is constantly increasing, while the number of registered office designs in the competition is growing. The success of the event and the idea is confirmed by the interest in this competition, whether by the participants, the media or the public, and the increase in the quality of the offices that have registered. More and more companies are aware of the positive impact the work environment plays not only on the health and well-being of employees, but also on their performance and satisfaction. New offices are heavily focused on employee comfort and enhanced internal communication within the company, aided by technology. Quality work environments play a significant role in recruiting new workers, especially new talent that are in great demand now in the job market.
The competition is announced and hosted by CBRE, the world leader in commercial real estate services. Since its inception, more than 325 companies have joined in and the jury has selected 135 finalists. The president of the jury is world-renowned architect Eva Jiřičná. Top companies in their fields join the competition every year, offering the opportunity to work with companies that showcase the latest trends in office space, meet interesting people, get a huge dose of inspiration and interesting business contacts and opportunities, but especially to be written into the annals of the modern history of the working environment.