This year's top business audience was attended by more than 400 entrepreneurs, government officials and public figures, with a total of 14 personalities ranging from entrepreneurs, managers, doctors, athletes and the scientific and artistic world. The laureates include Tomáš Zima, the rector of the Charles University, or Jaromír Jágr, the hockey player.
He is also prized by Pavel Rynda's stove maker and president of the Stove Guild, whose most important work is the reconstruction of the Renaissance stones at the Prague Castle or at the Lány Chateau. At the same time still keeps the stovery.
Another award is Tomáš Zima for lifelong contribution to science and education, while Jaromír Jágr was awarded for success in the field of sport. The so-called "Prerov Bata", Paul Rausnitz, who managed to re-orient the production for the needs of the army to produce telescopes or consumer electronics lenses, received the prize in memoriam.
For a lifetime work in the field of medicine, the award was awarded to a top physician and world-renowned neurosurgeon, Vladimir Benes.
They represent their country
"Even today, one hundred years after the birth of Czechoslovakia, our ten million countries have the world to offer. And we owe it to today's award winners. Whether they are famous in business, sports, science, or art, they have one thing in common. Their actions and achievements and the fact that they know their names far beyond the borders of the Czech Republic speak for them. They represent a good reputation of our country and also help domestic business, "said Vladimír Dlouhy, President of the Chamber of Commerce.
Entrepreneurs awarding the Order of the Laureate annually express their recognition not only to entrepreneurs and managers, but also to personalities who proudly represent and significantly support the country or the personality that creates timeless values. The birth of this award was made by the former President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic Petr Kužel.
Plaque of the Order of the Laurel has the form of a laurel leaf as a symbol of success and victory. Among the awards from previous years are singer Karel Gott, actor and film organizer Jiří Bartoška or singer Lucie Bílá.