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21 Apr
23 Apr
Speaker Series: Luncheon with Pavel Bělobrádek (KDU-ČSL), April 23, 2015

Four Seasons Hotel, Veleslavínova 2A/1098, Prague 1, 12:00

29 Apr
GM Breakfast in Brno - informal meeting of General Managers, CEOs, Owners, April 29, 2015

Czech Technology Park, Purkyňova 646/107 (A Building), Brno, 09:00

30 Apr
Marketing Committee, April 30, 2015

AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1, 09:00

05 May
LinkedIn as an HR tool, May 05, 2015

AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1, 09:30

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April 10, 2015

AmCham Announcement: Board of Directors Nominating Period Open

Nominations for seats on the 2015-17 Board of Directors open this week. All members who are representatives of members in good standing may be nominated or apply. Any member representative can nominate another member representative, or themselves. Nominations must be received by email (wstacey@amcham.cz) or post (AmCham, Dusni 10, 110 00 Praha 1) by 5.00pm, Friday, April 24.

The schedule of the election is proposed as follows:

  • April 6 – April 24: nomination period
  • May 4 – May 29: Balloting (4 weeks)
  • June 18: 23rd General Assembly

April 09, 2015

2015-16 Best Office publication - ENGAGEMENT (in Czech) - time for your action

AmCham committees have defined major areas which will be covered in this year´s publication issue. Overall publication theme for 2015-16 is ENGAGEMENT. Any member company can participate on the preparation of publication´s content – best through attending one of AmCham Best Office committees where all details are being discussed and proposals made. Final material will be published and distributed as usually in September 2015. Check the last year´s issue HERE.

Member companies can also advertise their products and services in the publication. Publication is distributed all around the Czech Republic through member companies, potential members, Czech Regional Business Chambers, Regional Development Agencies, Regional CzechInvests, Trade Offices or Business Incubators. To see the advertisement options and prices please click HERE.

If your company would like to participate on creating the content of the publication or advertise in it please contact Lucie Vrbová at lvrbova@amcham.cz, 733 685 318 or Renáta Paceltová at rpaceltova@amcham.cz , 724 184 866 before May 10, 2015. For ordering the advertisement the deadline is July 31, 2015.

April 08, 2015

Promote more your products & services on AmCham networking events in 2015

Would you like to promote more your new products/services or your upcoming events, conferences or courses & seminars in 2015? AmCham offers new Product Promotional Packages where physical promotion at Business Networking Evenings is combined with online banners at www.czechmarketplace.cz. See more about the Product Promotional Packages HERE

Next Business Networking Evening where your company product or services could be promoted is planned for May 27: Cinco de Mayo

For more information about the event and the possible ways of promoting your company there, please, send an email at rpaceltova@amcham.cz or call at 724 184 866.


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April 10, 2015

Health Care Task Force meeting on April 9

AmCham members met on April 9 to discuss current development in health care. On the agenda was 1/ Report on activities in the eHealth working group at Ministry of Health Care - Matej Adam of IBM & Martin Dolezal of Ministry of Health Care, 2/ Presentation of Homecare in the Czech Republic - Tomáš Kolár of Linet, 3/ Presentation on our new Position Paper - New Framework of accessing Health care - Weston Stacey of AmCham. The date of the next meeting is May 29, where the position paper will be finalized. The draft position paper and presentations you can find attached (available under username and password).

March 16, 2015

Insolvency proceedings Position Paper - CZ&EN version

The American Chamber of Commerce Position Paper on How to Resolve Current Issues in the Area of Insolvency proposes that the competent public authorities (including public prosecutors' offices and police authorities) create, each within their sphere of responsibilities, conditions that allow them to identify and continuously assess the actual state of affairs regarding the exercise of their powers and duties in insolvency matters, and regarding the effective and timely enforcement of the rules. In this respect, the Position Paper emphasizes consistent enforcement of existing rules (as being preferable to the introduction of new rules), and therefore suggests the public authorities in the Czech Republic particularly focus on specific areas.

Czech version of PP available here.

English version of PP available here.

March 13, 2015

“Effective municipal procurement” - Mayors meeting in Brno on March 12th

Read the press release in Czech here.

Mayors of Moravian towns and cities met in Brno to discuss best practices in public procurement. Jan Farsky of TOP09, Jiri Skuhrovec of zIndex and Michal Jurka of Skanska shared their valuable experiences. Representatives of towns that achieved top results in public procurement analysis zIndex, evaluating how municipalities manage their public money, were awarded with a special certificate indicating good practices in public contracting. On this occasion, special guest H.E. Andrew Schapiro, Ambassador of the United States to the Czech Republic, handed out these diplomas to Trebic, Orlova, Velke Mezirici and Pohorelice. AmCham would like to congratulate the winners.

To view presentations from the event, please click on the name of the panelists: Jiri Skuhrovec, Jan Farsky, Michal Jurka

 

March 05, 2015

Minutes from Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee on March 4

AmCham Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee met on March 4 to discuss current news in legislation, past&upcoming plans and activities. The minutes of the meeting and presentation you can find attached (available under username and password). Next meeting of LCSAC will take place on April 27 at AmCham offices.

February 25, 2015

AmCham Policy Report on Good Governance and Economic Development - February 25

AmCham issues its periodic Policy Report on Competitiveness of the Czech Republic, Good Governance and Economic Development. This issue focuses on Amendment to the Public Procurement Act‏.

To download the report, please click here.

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April 16, 2015

Minutes from Business & Finance Committee held on April16

AmCham members discussed our 2015 best office publication - main theme & sections and how members can contribute to the content. Also, How to be prepared to the pension? was a topic of our Educational brief.
Minutes:

1)2015 best office publication -overall theme for 2015: ENGAGEMENT

  • 10 May 2015 - deadline for registering articles
  • 31 May 2015 - deadline for submissions delivery (incl. eventual request to see the article in pdf. before the print), delivery of the article is for free to AmCham members
  • Extra paid advertisement available

2) Upcoming Event: Capital contributions and profit distributions – May 14, 9.00am

3) Edu brief - April16: How to be prepared for the pension by Karin Hejmová of Swiss Life - download presentation

4) Next Business & Finance committee meeting: May 14, 10.30am  (NEW DATE & time)

Full MINUTES here

April 16, 2015

2015 Building Code Amendment - presentation by Marcela Pavlová of Ministry of Regional Development

Ministry of Regional Development is currently working on Buiding Code Amendment, which will come into force on January 2016. This amendment should accelerate licensing processes for investors. The presentation included information on preparations of the law, main new changes, simplification of licencing processes and timing of the legislation process of this law.

To download the presentation click here.

April 14, 2015

Presentations from the discussion with prof. Ethan B. Kapstein on the Socio-economic impact assessments (SEIA) for Coca-Cola

The costs and benefits of foreign direct investment has been a source of controversy for many decades. Supporters point to the benefits of adding foreign capital to domestic savings and to the employment, technology transfer, and (in many cases) exports that are generated. Detractors assert that foreign companies crowd out domestic firms and suppliers, while contributing little to government tax revenues.

The truth about the socio-economic impact can be found in belowed attached presentations.

 

April 09, 2015

Minutes from CSR Committee held on April9

CSR committee members met to plan further activities for May-September, 2015.

For June CSR committee in cooperation with HR committee is planning panel discussion on Great Place to Work. Speakers from T-Mobile, KPMG, Microsoft, Process Solutions and others will share their personal views & company strategies/companies ´culture.

Other 2 topics will be discussed & prepared in between the CSR committee meetings by committee members: CSR & Universities, and CSR Reporting.

Members involvement needed:

1)CSR Committee members are asked to recommend the NGOs from the area of employement of Employees with disabilities. Send us before May 31 name of the NGOs/contact person by email at rpaceltova@amcham.cz.

2)2015 best office publication on ENGAGEMENT (main theme) – members are welcome to be involved in this year issue – if you want to share best practice/good examples with others and write an article (for free to AmCham members) to one of the section of the publication SECTIONs, send an email with the title of the article & short summary in Czech before May 10.

Members interested in promotion specific product/service/project are welcome to order extra paid advertisement_ see conditions&prices HERE

Next CSR Committee  meeting will be on May26, 2015 – 9.00am, AmCham offices.

 

April 08, 2015

5 Myths about Cloud Computing_April8, 2015

5 Myths about Cloud Computing  - most frequent were discussed at the panel discussion moderated by Brady Clough of Southpaw Production. All speakers: Dalibor Kacmar of Microsoft, Martin Soucek of Ceske Radiokomunikace, Raymond Onuh of redtoo and Petr Dobes of TaylorWessing went through those myths:

1)Running my IT is cheaper than usin Cloud. 2) I am loosing control over my Cloud-stored data.3) I don´t know who can "legally" access my data. 4) Dependency on service quality. 5) Using cloudd raises many additional compliance issues.

5 Myths about Cloud Computing_April8

The Czech cloud market seems to be saturaded: From almost 200 companies surveyed, only 5 consider to introduce cloud solutions in the next year. See outputs including quantitative part  result summary of Microsoft survey HERE.

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March 03, 2015

Do Our Schools Support Entrepreneurship Education? | Discussion

When: 25 March 2015, 17:30 - 18:30
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
In 2014, we experienced a high rate of startup establishment, which was fueled by interest from donors who were keen to invest in fresh ideas. However, is youth entrepreneurship supported by Czech politicians and the education system? Can students in the Czech Republic learn basic rules of entrepreneurship at school?

Admission: Free, for more information and to sign up please click here here

February 12, 2015

2015 Europe Forum: “Transatlantic Deals and Disputes: What U.S. and European Lawyers Must Know Today to Best Represent Their Clients”

Westin Grand Berlin in Germany
March 26-27, 2015

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The ABA Section of International Law invites you to attend the 2015 Europe Forum: “Transatlantic Deals and Disputes: What U.S. and European Lawyers Must Know Today to Best Represent Their Clients” Conference at the Westin Grand Berlin in Germany from March 26-27, 2015. The American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic is a Cooperating Entity on this event and members can take advantage of discounted ABA Section of International Law Member Rates by registering online and selecting the “Cooperating Entity” rate.  Registration rates are further discounted for full-time law students, full time gov./academic/NGO, corporate counsel, and young lawyers (35 and under).

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

For registration please click here

 

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