The Conference took place in a conference centre of the Hotel Clarion in České Budějovice, region of South Bohemia, Czech Republic. The South Bohemian region is rich in various types of wetlands, to which mid-conference trips will be organized. Participants of the conference had an exceptional opportunity to visit wetlands of international importance Třeboň fishponds and Třeboň peatlands and numerous other wetlands.
The city of České Budějovice celebrates this year 750 years of its existence. It has a well preserved historical centre with interesting architecture from Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and the 19th century period. Not far from České Budějovice (approximately 30 km) is located the town of Český Krumlov – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.