To raise awareness of sales practices at demonstrations of products, to offer concrete advice on how not to succumb to the pressure of dishonest salesmen and to have a discussion on how senior citizens could spend their free time. These are the main goals of an informative seminar called "Senioři v akci: Společně proti šmejdům" which is organised by Hotel Černigov Hradec Králové in cooperation with a local union of the Czech Trade Inspection.
"A social discussion starting after last year's premiere of the film Šmejdi warned people about practices applied during demonstrations and also contributed to changes in legislation. The information campaign has quietened down a little recently, we wanted to support the debate once again as it should not be only limited to issues with salesmen, but it should be focused on support of communication with senior citizens and their free time activities," said Vít Kotě, hotel director at Hotel Černigov. He added in connection to organisation of demonstrations:
"Our hotel has its hands tied and has a limited chance to find out if a company that cooperates with us and which rents our premises is an honest business or not. We have no capacity for checking everything in detail and we have to work on the assumption of what companies tell us." It is necessary to understand senior citizens' problems of becoming victims of salesmen at demonstrations of products or succumbing to pressure of door-to-door salesmen in a broader social context.
"We all have to start trying ourselves; today's senior citizens are slightly on the outside looking in. We should communicate with them more not only about their families, but also support their activities so that the demonstrations of products are not the only social event they can attend. Hotel Černigov would like to join this positive trend, we are planning more events for our senior citizens," added Vít Kotě.
The information seminar "Senioři v akci: Společně proti šmejdům" will be held on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at 5 pm at Hotel Černigov. Apart from representatives of the Czech Trade Inspection and other guests, a senior group of male majorettes Artróza will have a performance at this event.
FREE entrance and refreshment prepared by Hotel Černigov.