About us

The joint-stock company Rapid is one of the oldest Czech advertising agencies. Its beginnings reach back into the period after the founding of Czechoslovakia in the early 1900s, when it was founded as an agency for print advertising that later began to operate as a full-service advertising agency. During the years 1989 – 2002 the company underwent a number of transformations, and since the end of 2002 it has been a private joint-stock company.

Rapid has long been one of the providers of high-quality, comprehensive exhibition services, especially for securing the participation of Czech firms at international exhibitions and trade fairs, and it is one of the five most important companies in the Czech Republic in the given segment of the domestic market with respect to the range, volume, and quality of production. It organizes the participation of the Czech state or of individual firms at international exhibitions and trade fairs. It is one of the regular business partners of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic for the arranging of official participation of the Czech Republic at foreign exhibitions and trade fairs, of the Czech Chamber of Commerce for the arranging of joint participation in the programme OPPI, and with the agency CzechTourism. Rapid also cooperates with the agencies CzechTrade and CzechInvest. For its clients, it secures complete exhibition services, i.e. besides the actual construction of stands, it also arranges auxiliary programmes such as press conferences, seminars, workshops, and Public Relations.

Our company is the representative of several foreign trade fair administrations for the Czech Republic – IF Plovdiv (Bulgaria), VEFAC Hanoi (Vietnam), ROMEXPO Bucharest (Romania), The Siberian Fair (Novosibirsk) and IFP Group Ltd. Erbil (Iraq).

An integral part of our offering is the providing of full service, especially for small and mid-sized companies, graphics and printing services, securing of gift and advertising items, and the securing of outdoor advertising – neon lights, billboards, advertising on rooftops, bridges, and municipal navigation and information systems.

Rapid belongs to several professional associations – the Czech Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Exhibition Companies, the Association of Fair and Exhibition Organizers of the Czech Republic, the Outdoor Advertising Association, the Czech Association of Travel Agencies, the Chamber for Commercial Relations with the Confederation of Independent States, and the Czech-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In 2007 the company earned a quality management system certificate in accordance with the international norm ISO 9001:2001 for the processes of Advertising and Marketing and of Holding Exhibitions and Trade Fairs. Each year, the company’s certification has undergone a successful audit.