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01 Apr
CSR Committee, April 01, 2015

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

07 Apr
The Future of Office Space with Douglas Lowrie, Microsoft - Regional Workplace Strategist EMEA, April 07, 2015

PHILIPS Česká republika, River Garden II, entrance A, Rohanské Nábřeží 21, Prague 8 , 09:30

08 Apr
09 Apr
Health Care Task Force, April 09, 2015

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

14 Apr
15 Apr
10th Regional Tax Conference, April 15, 2015

Budapest Marriott Hotel, Apáczai Csere János u. 4., Budapest, Hungary, 09:00

16 Apr
Business & Finance Committee, April 16, 2015

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

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March 27, 2015

AmCham Response to Allegations Concerning Former President

Read AmCham Response in Czech.

We have been asked our view on the recent news report concerning former AmCham President Dan Tok and a contract between his former company and a partner in a consortium. Czech Radio insinuated- without supporting evidence- that this contract was related to corrupt public procurement. Mr. Tok’s former company has since denied the accusation- both locally and globally- and released material related to the deal and their internal audit. The company then hired Deloitte to investigate the matter. Our view is that the available evidence makes the denial more credible than the accusation. Read more.

March 23, 2015

Luncheon with Miroslav Kalousek on March 23, 2015

AmCham members met at Luncheon with Miroslav Kalousek, First Vice-President of TOP09 on March 23, 2015. Miroslav Kalousek summarized his opinions and ideas on possible future development of the Czech Republic in his key note speech, shared macroeconomic views and then answered questions from the audience. As a background document Amcham summarized policies we believe will increase the country’s economic potential, either by increasing the capabilities of the country’s people or by improving the efficiency with which government provides services and makes investments. The document in Czech can be found here. AmCham also published Position Paper on Insolvency Proceedings  in Czech available here.

March 19, 2015

ELDORADO at ROYAL theatre cinema cafe - March18

More than 70 guests enjoyed our  Business Networking Evening with Roman Pokorný´s band & ELDORADO. Thank you to sponsors: Two Tales, Delta Air Lines, Park Lane International School & Armada Spasy for their support of this event. See PHOTOS and also more on twitter: https://twitter.com/AmChamCZ

Roman Pokorny´s band_ March 18


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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

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.

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.

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March 27, 2015

Minutes from Marketing Committee held on March 26, 2015

Marketing Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. On April 22 the Committee organizes a panel discussion on Internal Communication feat. Biljana Weber, CEO of Microsoft, Stanislav Gálik, CEO of Unifer and many more. The Committee plans to organize more events focused on social media and its usage for business such as Twitter and its usage for marcom, How to set up LinkedIn company page properly, LinkedIn group engagement, Facebook pages of small companies, Social platforms matrix etc. Once the events are planned they will be published in our Activities Calendar.

The Committee discussed the 2015-16 Best Office publication and its contributions. The overall theme for this issue is ENGAGEMENT. Individual chapters and detailed information can be found here.

Full lenght minutes can be downloaded here.

March 27, 2015

Minutes from HR Committee meeting held on March 27, 2015

HR Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. New topics the Committee will focus on are: Compensation & Benefits (to be prepared for May´s Committee meeting), LinkedIn as an HR tool (to be prepared for May) or Diversity Management (to be prepared for June). Once the events are planned they will be published in our Activities Calendar.

The Committee agreed to reinvent the Core/Observer group of members to maintain the continuity of meetings and planning. Members of the Committee willing to be on any of those two lists please contact Lucie Vrbová at lvrbova@amcham.cz by April 23.

Full lenght minutes can be downloaded here.

The Committee discussed the 2015-16 Best Office publication and its contributions. The overall theme for this issue is ENGAGEMENT. Individual chapters and detailed information can be found here.

March 25, 2015

Innovate or Die! _ March25, 2015

Innovate or Die! Why and How Corporations must prepare for positive Disruption – those and many other questions were posed at the AmCham discussion this morning moderated by Jeanne Trojan.

Pannelists: Jan Muehlfeit, Sona Krausova of Dupont, Ondrej Bartos of Credo, Irena Prasilova of Merck and Jarmila Placha of Wayra.  With nearly 60 people in the audience  - from different sectors, from corporations & startups we had an inspirational discusssion. Few thoughts: Jan Muehlfeit - Young generation will be quicker in decision making process. Schools are killing potential creativity. We work on weeknesses not on strength. Sona Krausova: Innovation is not a job. It ´s all about the employees. Irena Prášilová of Merck: Pharma sector is not about drugs but about IT innovations. We finished right before the lunch. Maybe a question at the end: Is the Czech Republic Innovative Country?  We can continue our discussion on Twitter https://twitter.com/AmChamCZ  or LinkedIn

AmCham Discussion at Merck: Innovate or Die! _March 25

 

March 25, 2015

Minutes from Real Estate Committee meeting held on March 24, 2015

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

Next topics the Committee will work on:

  1. Does private investments into Real Estate pay off?
  2. Return on Investments into increasing Energy Efficiency
  3. Subsidies for creating new working place for new employee

Real Estate Committee invites other AmCham members to join The Future of Office Space with Douglas Lowrie, Microsoft - Regional Workplace Strategist EMEA that will be held on April 7 (9.30-11.30) at Philips, River Garden II, Prague 8 - Karlín.

Next meeting of Real Estate Committee will take place on May 13, 9.30am at AmCham offices.

March 19, 2015

Minutes from the Business & Finance committee meeting held on March 19, 2015

AmCham members met to discuss business & finance related topics, plan further activities - workshops and 2015 best office publication. Areas discussed:

1)2015 best office publication

  • introduction of main theme for 2015: ENGAGEMENT
  • any suggestions regarding possible sections of the publication could be send by email before April2nd

2) Planning: TOPICs for seminars/workshops in 2015 - selected topic for May: Capital contributions and profit distributions

3) Edu briefs (15 minutes talk/info):

  • March 19: Commodity Spread Trading as Less Risky and More Profitable Trading with commodities by Romana Krizova of TradeandFinance.eu
  • For April16 selected: How to be prepared for the pension by Karin Hejmova of SwissLife

4) Next committee meetings: April16, May21, June18

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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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