In total 14 celebrities have become new laureates of the Order of the Laurel in which entrepreneurs express appreciation and respect for important personalities for their work. Professor Vladimír Mařík (director of CIIRC CTU) was appreciated for life-long work in the field of science.
The Order of the Laurel awarded by the Chamber of Commerce takes into account a lifelong work, the social impact and the international overlap. The Order is also awarded to personalities who proudly represent and significantly support the Czech Republic.
The event of the Chamber of Commerce and C.O.T. media s.r.o. was held under the auspices of the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman, President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic – Milan Štěch, Prime Minister – Bohuslav Sobotka, Minister of Industry and Trade – Jiří Havlíček and Mayor of Prague 1 – Oldřich Lomecký.