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January 23, 2015

January 28: Data Privacy Day + Statement of Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová

AmCham and its Czech Industry Coalition for Data Protection (CICDP) would like to inform you, that January 28 is a Data Privacy Day. DPD is an international effort to recognize the importance of protecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. Data Privacy Day's goals are to:

  • Raise awareness and educate consumers to better understand how their personal information may be collected and the benefits and risks of sharing personal data.
  • Empower consumers to express their expectations for the use, protection and management of their personal data.
  • Inspire consumers through concrete, simple and actionable tips to more actively manage their online lives.
  • Encourage and motivate consumers to consider the privacy implications of their online actions for themselves and others.
  • Encourage businesses to be data stewards by being open and honest about how they collect, use and share personal information and clearly communicating any available privacy and security controls.

For more information, click here.

Statement of Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová: Concluding the EU Data Protection Reform is essential for the Digital Single Market

January 14, 2015

GM Evening / Wine tasting at Golden Key hotel_ January 13, 2015

AmCham started new serie of GM activites in 2015 by organizing Wine tasting for GMs/CEOs with spouses. Excellent wines were provided by an AmCham member House of Wine. Thank you to our hosts - Asten Groups & House of Wine. See photos from the GM Evening HERE

January 12, 2015

Visit Europe guide_January & February 2015

Look at the current issue of "Visit Europe Guide" highlighting upcoming events and featuring special offers to the members of AmChams in region.


January 22, 2015

AmCham Policy Report on Good Governance and Economic Development - January 21

AmCham issues its periodic Policy Report on Competitiveness of the Czech Republic, Good Governance and Economic Development. This issue focuses on the Bankruptcy Act and healthcare‏.

To download the report, please click here.

January 14, 2015

Minutes from Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee on January 14

AmCham Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee met on January 14 to discuss current news in legislation, past&upcoming plans and activities. The minutes of the meeting you can download HERE. Next meeting of LCSAC will take place on March 4 at AmCham offices.

January 08, 2015

AmCham Policy Report on Good Governance and Economic Development - January 8

AmCham issues its Policy Report on Good Governance and Economic Development. These reports are going to be issued at two weeks intervals through March. After that, we will move to monthly reports. Find the report attached under your company name and password or to download the report, click HERE.

December 17, 2014

Andrew Schapiro, US Ambassador met with AmCham members

On December 10, AmCham members met with U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. In his remarks, the Ambassador discussed the significance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), maintaining united diplomatic pressure against Russia through sanctions, and the importance of good governance and anti-corruption initiatives. He encouraged members to break the chain of corruption by remaining steadfast and united in combatting such activity in the business community, and added that an active and engaged civil society is one of the most important hallmarks of ensuring good governance.

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January 29, 2015

New HR Committee chair for 2015-16: Jeanne Trojan

AmCham members voted in Jeanne Trojan, Executive Presentation Trainer & Coach, as new HR Committee chair for 2015-2016. Jeanne won in a competition of Hana Bachárová of Change Partnership who was the other candidate.

Thanks to both candidates and congratulations to Jeanne!

January 29, 2015

Minutes from Marketing Committee meeting held on January 29, 2015

Members of Marketing Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. Full lenght minutes can be downloaded here.

Short summary from the Committee meeting:

  1. Next Marketing Committee will be held on February 26, starting at 9am and will be followed by a workshop focused on social media usage called Brand Me - using social media for personal/professional branding.
  2. For March/April the Committee prepares the panel discussion on Internal Communication of companies. As soon as the event is finalizes, it will be published on AmCham web in Activities Schedule section.
  3. Marketing Committe focuses its attention to help AmCham to improve its LinkedIn Page and Group. Committee members are asked to fill the document with their ideas and to send it by February 15.


January 29, 2015

Can Public Affairs help you achieve your business objectives and deliver to your bottom line?_Presentation from the workshop held on January 29, 2015

‘Public Affairs’ is a notoriously poorly defined term, meaning many different things to different people. Sometimes also known as Corporate, Government or Regulatory Affairs, Public Affairs Council President Doug Pinkham calls it “the most important function that nobody understands”.  

Pinkham is right that it is often misunderstood, but is he also right about its importance? And if he is, what role exactly can Public Affairs play in creating a healthy environment in which your business can operate?


January 21, 2015

Minutes from Real Estate Committee meeting held on January 21, 2015

Members of AmCham Real Estate Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. Full lenght minutes can be found attached (available under your company´s username and password).

Short summary from the Committee meeting:

  • Next Real Estate Committee meeting (24 March 2015) will include the discussion on Prague Building Regulations (PSP) and connected question on how companies should be working now without PSP in place.
  • In April Real Estate Committee will organize a discussion on implementing the new ways of working featuring Doug Lowrie, EMEA Regional Workplace Strategist at Microsoft as a key note speaker. Event will be published soon at AmCham´s Activities Schedule.
  • Real Estate task force presented an update of its efforts:
    • Update on Building Code amendment – communication with the Ministry
    • Update od EIA – Senate proposal
    • Prague building regulations

January 20, 2015

IT Committee - January 20/ MINUTES

AmCham members met on January 20 to discuss and plan further activities. MINUTES attached. Areas discussed/Next steps:

  • Lightning talks/Edu brief (10 minutes without slides) - click on the title to see topics for Feb17
  • AmCham Discussion on Cloud/preparation: Please send your inputs before Jan31 - see Minutes
  • 2nd Discussion: Startup businesses – What startups need from corporations? , planned for April2015. Deadline for suggesting/contacting potential speakers: February 15
  • Conference on Digital Economy  - February 12 - organized by the Economic Committee of the Chamber of Deputies
  • Register to our discussion: „Innovate or Die! Why Corporations Must Prepare for Positive Disruption.„ - March 25, 9.00am – online or at See more info about content/speakers: HERE, moderated by Jeanne Trojan.

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January 26, 2015

Doing business in the USA

Czech Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the US Embassy in Prague organizes round table about doing business in the USA.

Date: 5 February 2015. Venue: American Center in Prague, Trziste 13.

To view full agenda of the conference please click here

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January 21, 2015

Digital Path to Economic Growth

AmCham would like to cordially invite you to international conference organized by the Committee on Economic Affairs of the Czech Chamber of Deputies "Digital Path to Economic Growth" which aims to discuss potential and economic impact of this dynamic segment on competitiveness and development of the Czech Republic. Date: 12 February 2015, venue: Meeting Hall No. 205 of the Chamber of Deputies Snemovni 1 Prague, time: 13:00 - 18:00. Distinguished attendees: Chairman of the Economic Committee, British Ambassador to the Czech Republic, executives, politicians and international experts. To view full program, please click here.

Please register by sending an email to

January 12, 2015

Seminar on lobbying on January 23

The seminar Transparent promoting of legitimate interests or hidden lobbying? will take place on January 23 from 9am at Hotel Yasmin. The seminar will be devoted to possibilities of promoting legitimate interests, the risks of non-transparent lobbying, lobbying regulation at the European level, transparent decision-making and lobbying in the Czech Republic and ethical principles in the practice of lobbying. To see the invitation, click here.


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