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04 May
Around the World with 14 Chambers - Business Networking Evening_CAPACITY FULL, May 04, 2016

Žofín Garden, Slovanský ostrov 226, 110 00 Praha 1, 18:00

05 May
Business Breakfast with Minister of Finance Andrej Babiš (in Czech), May 05, 2016

Mlýnec Restaurant, Novotného lávka 9, Prague 1, 08:00

05 May
11th Regional Tax Conference with Arthur Laffer, May 05, 2016

Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 185/3, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 08:30

09 May
Energy Efficiency Task Force, May 09, 2016

AmCham offices, Dušní 10,Prague 1, 14:00

18 May
Labor Code & Social Affairs Committee, May 18, 2016

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

26 May
Marketing & Communications Committee, May 26, 2016

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

26 May
Inbound Marketing, May 26, 2016

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

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April 29, 2016

Best Cooperation of the Year 2016 - Awards Ceremony on April 28

The Best Cooperation of the Year 2016 competition organized by the Association for Foreign Investment (AFI) and the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic (AmCham) awarded together four projects. The aim of the competition is to select and honor the year’s best projects involving cooperation between companies and the research sphere.

Press release in Czech here,

Press release in English here.

April 21, 2016

Speaker Series: Business Breakfast with Dan Ťok - Minister of Transport on April 19

Minister Dan Ťok was invited to speak about his longer term plans for transportation, and ANO’s plans for the economy. On April 19 he met with about 40 Amcham members at Radisson Blu Alcron hotel. The outcome about his speech you can read here. Next meetings of the speaker series are business breakfast with Andrej Babiš on May 5 and luncheon with Pavel Bělobrádek on June 21. You can register at registration@amcham.cz.

April 21, 2016

Advertising opportunities in currently prepared publications: Czech Republic Overview, Best Office, Year-end Report

Our three major publications of this year are currently being prepared: Czech Republic Overview, Best Office and Year-end Report.

In all three publications members can advertise their products and services on limited number of publication pages. Companies interested to receive more information or to book the advertisement space can check the prices, distribution places and other specification further in the text or contact Lucie Vrbová at lvrbova@amcham.cz (733 685 318).

   


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April 28, 2016

Roundtable with the President of the Office for Personal Data Protection Ivana Janů on April 27

On April 27, Amcham members had opportunity to discuss current developments in the field of data protection with four representatives of the Office for Personal Data Protection. The short summary in Czech you can find here.

April 07, 2016

Minutes from Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee on April 6

AmCham Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee met on April 6 to discuss current news in legislation, past&upcoming plans and activities. The minutes of the meeting you can find attached (available under username and password). Next meeting of LCSAC will take place on May 18, 2016 at AmCham offices (registration is open: http://www.amcham.cz/activities-schedule/detail/176142/ or send e-mail to registration@amcham.cz).

March 30, 2016

AmCham comments on draft amendment to Labor Code

AmCham sent comments on the draft amendment to Labor Code written by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. The Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Michaela Marksová (CSSD) would like to present it to the Government by the end of April 2016, it should come into force on April 2017. The proposed amendment includes:
- Exclusion of certain rules for scheduling working hours and overtime for senior management,
- Counting holiday by hours,
- Introducing home-office rules, in particular concretization costs paid by the employer,
- Stricter rules for work on the basis of agreements on work performed outside employment,
- Need the consent of the employee when moving to another job because of his inability to perform his/her work so far,
- Adjustments to the rules of mass layoffs and service of documents employee, who does not work.

More information here or come to join us discussion on April 6 at Labor Code and Social Affairs Committee.

March 15, 2016

AmCham Policy Report: Issue 4 - March 15: US Presidential Elections: Week of Reckoning

This is the biggest week of the primary campaign for both the Republicans and Democrats. This week marks a shift in the way delegates are awarded. Up until now, every primary and caucus except South Carolina has awarded delegates proportionally. This allowed all major candidates to accumulate votes. Starting today, the primaries shift heavily into winner-take-all contests. Second place no longer means much at all. Read the English version here.

March 04, 2016

AmCham Policy Report: Issue 3 - March 4: US Presidential Elections: Is America going crazy?

ts hard to be an American abroad these days. Almost every European asks if America has finally gone absolutely crazy. Maybe. The silver lining is that the question presupposes that the US was not already out-of-its-mind nuts. Which is progress of a sort in US and European relations.The reason for the question is that large numbers of Americans are voting for Donald Trump. He may even become the Republican nominee for President– something that the two past Republican nominees– Mitt Romney and John McCain– have decried as a disaster. Many election experts think such criticism will help Trump. So what is going on and how likely is it? Read the English version here.

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April 29, 2016

Workshop on What do salespeople must do to succeed with today's customers? By Miroslav Princ

Workshop driven by trainer Miroslav Princ focused on successful telephone prospecting attracted over 30 representatives of our member companies. Miroslav Princ shared his know-how on how to make good, impactful business phone calls, show many examples of what should be and shouldn´t be said when approaching potential client to appoint a meeting.
In summary:

  • focus on segmets
  • say why you call this person specifically, what is in it for them
  • ask and listen
  • share experiences with other customers

Read more notes from the workshop further in the text or download attached presentation.

April 29, 2016

Minutes from HR Committee meeting held on 29 April 2016

Members of the HR Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities.
To open full length minutes CLICK HERE.

Briefly:

  • Next month the Committee meets on 27 May, starting at 9am and will include the talk & discussion on Happiness at Work by Michal Šrajer of Avast.
  • HR task force which is about to be created will be responsible for designing and conducting surveys on What´s missing in the sectors of manufacturing and IT (people, skills, quality, quantity). Task force will be led by Michal Osuský of KPMG. Anyone interested to join the task force can contact Weston at wstacey@amcham.cz.
  • General Assembly will be held on 16 June, starting at 18:00 and will present the Future of Prague through the eyes of member companies visions. Companies willing to present their visions can contact Weston at wstacey@amcham.cz.
  • Committee discussed the potential topic of next big event: How to attract, retain & develop talents, right people in the future? The topic can be narrowed to manufacturing industry only. Details will be discussed during next HR Committee meeting.
  • During the Committee the talk and discussion on Effective Execution by Jaroslav Prusa of Next-L Group was held. Some notes from the talk can be found at the minutes.

April 28, 2016

Minutes from Marketing & Communications Committee meeting held on April 28, 2016

Members of MarComm Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. Next month the Committee meets on 26 May and the meeting will be followed by a workshop on Inbound Marketing (driven by Passion Communications). If you have no idea what Inboung Marketing is or you are just not clear enough about it come to join the workshop to get in the right picture.

During autumn the Committee agreed to hold a series of workshops on Website as a business tool which will start with Creating the template of the internal intention document, followed by Contracting the provider and finished by Web Content Management. Join our further meetings to participate on preparation or check our Activities Schedule for concrete dates in the near future.

In autumn we will also hold a roundtable discussion of Agencies and Customers to clarify questions one or another group might be willing to ask for a long time.

Download the full length minutes HERE.

April 27, 2016

AmCham GreenNetworkProgram 2016 – Energy savings for manufacturing sector

AmCham Energy Efficiency team prepared updated GreenNetworkProgram for 2016 – Download Program

Member companies/Plants/Industrial Co./Stores interested in this program focusing on savings in Energy/ Energy regulation & management/lighting or financial support/EU funds should contact AmCham at rpaceltova@amcham.cz

April 21, 2016

Subsidies for education of your employees & Minutes from Business & Finance committee held on April 21

Hana Soukupová of MIDA Consulting  -  www.midaconsluting.cz presented information about Subsidies for education of your employees. We mainly discussed 2 new calls and details related – who can apply, for what, experiences with procedures & communication with autorities:

  • POVEZ II – professional general education,
  • Call 43 – employees training.

Download full presentation for more info.

Next Business & Finance Committee will be focused on:  Drive Costs for your Company Car –  May 19. Questions to be discussed:

  • Which Car policy is the best one?
  • Does the company pay the right price for right goods/services?
  • Costs for company cars and its mobility can be important part of your P/L.
  • How to motivate drivers?... and many others, click on the title to read more.

Read full lenght of Minutes HERE

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October 09, 2015

Czech exporters in the USA: Examples from business environment on October 20

American Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to conference Czech exporters in USA: Examples from business environment on October 20, 2015 from 4 pm, organized by E15 with British Embassy Prague as a partner. Issues to be addressed: Success stories of Czech exporters, who have made a breakthrough in the US market and what they expect from TTIP? Will TTIP facilitate their business in the US? Venue: British Embassy, Thunovska 14, Prague 1. Invitation in Czech you can find here. Official language: Czech. Registration at konferencee15@mf.cz

September 09, 2015

Doing Business in the USA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic invites AmCham´s members at an interactive Seminar with representatives of the State of North Carolina/USA named “Doing Business in the USA”.

July 07, 2015

Internship for disadvantaged and socially excluded youth

The American Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Embassy, and Open Society Fund in Prague wish to continue our cooperation in a project focused on internships for disadvantaged and socially excluded youth. We wish to expand upon the successes of the pilot program we launched in 2013, and are seeking AmCham Member companies interested in partnering with us to improve diversity hiring and demonstrate corporate social responsibility.  Read more

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