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01 Jun
AmCham Golf Team Tournament 2016 - Casa Serena - CAPACITY FULL, June 01, 2016

Casa Serena Golf Course, Roztez 1, 284 01 Kutna Hora, 08:30

07 Jun
How can implementation of MEAT quality criteria increase the efficiency of hospitals (in Czech), June 07, 2016

The Vision Care Institute, Jungmannova Plaza, Jungmannova 24, Prague 1, 10:00

08 Jun
AmCham Health Care Council, June 08, 2016

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

09 Jun
A vibrant future for Prague City Development (in Czech), June 09, 2016

Faculty of Architecture ČVUT (Janák hall), Thákurova 9, Prague 6, 13:00

16 Jun
24th General Assembly, June 16, 2016

Kostel sv.Anny, Zlatá 240/10, 110 00 Praha, 18:30

21 Jun
IT committee & Edu brief on Common Cyber Threats, June 21, 2016

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

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May 08, 2016

2016 Board of Directors Elections: Candidates Profiles & Voting Information

AmCham members should receive either 5 (Corporate Patron, Corporate) or 2 (Small Business / Entrepreneur) ballots via email including instructions how to vote sent on Monday, May 9, 2016. If you don´t please contact Lucie Vrbova at lvrbova@amcham.cz.

Ballots can be also downloaded here.

The Candidates Profiles are available HERE.

You can submit your completed ballots to the Chamber office until 5pm, June 3rd, 2016. Ballots should be sent back via email to Lucie Vrbová at lvrbova@amcham.cz or via regular mail to the American Chamber of Commerce, Dušní 10, 110 00 Prague 1.

May 05, 2016

Speaker Series: Business Breakfast with Andrej Babiš - Minister of Finance on May 5

Minister Andrej Babiš  was invited to speak about his longterm plans for Ministry of Finance, and ANO’s plans for the Czech economy. On May 5 he met with about 70 Amcham members at Mlynec Restaurant. Summary of the debate is available here. Next meetings of the speaker series is luncheon with Pavel Belobrádek on June 21, 1 pm. You can register at registration@amcham.cz.

May 05, 2016

11th Regional Tax Conference hosted by AmCham Slovakia on May 5 in Bratislava

The conference, organized shortly before the Slovak presidency of the Council of the EU, focused on attractiveness of tax systems as well as tax evasion and profit shifting. The conference brought together Visegrad group (V4) countries‘political leaders, tax experts, representatives of public institutions and the business community, as well as experts from the European Commission and the OECD. The Czech Republic was represented by Alena Schillerová, Deputy Finance Minister speaking about attractiveness of Tax Systems within the Visegrad group. Summary of the debate is available here. Conference information, brochure and photos are available here.


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May 20, 2016

Minutes from Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee on May 18

AmCham Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee met on May 18 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). For the next meeting of LCSAC or the associated events please check our activities schedule.

May 17, 2016

AmCham Policy Report: Issue 5 - May 17: US Presidential Elections: Trumped and grumpy

It became clear early that the 2016 Presidential election was to be a contest pitting Donald Trump against the Republican Party and the Democratic establishment led by Hillary Clinton against another outsider promising to renew the ideals of progressive government. Trump has won. In ways hard to imagine just a few months ago, the celebrity mogul has shredded the longtime belief that money, loyalty and a litmus test of conservative values determined who the Republicans would choose as their candidate. Trump eschewed the party’s vast fundraising network, spent less than his opponents, refused to pledge himself to the party if he lost (or won), and (aside from his position on immigration) took positions that were on the weak edge of the party’s ideology. Read the English version here.

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.

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May 27, 2016

Minutes from HR Committee meeting held on May 27, 2016

HR Committee members met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. The room was fully booked thanks to the Ten minute talk facilitated by Michal Srajer of Avast Software on Happiness at Work.
Next HR Committee will be held on June 24 and will include talk on The Future of Work (to be driven by Jiri Fabian of PurposeFly).
The Committee brainstormed the topic for an autumn panel discussion, many committee members agreed that Company Culture should be that topic. During next Committee meetings speakers and content to be defined. As for now following topics were agreed to be the part of the discussion: Feedback - giving & receiving, Different generations working together, Reverse mentorship, Service excellence.

To read the full length minutes CLICK HERE.

May 27, 2016

Minutes from Marketing & Communications Committee meeting held on May 26, 2016

Marketing Committee members met to discuss and plan upcoming activities.
Briefly:

  • Next month the Committee meets on 30 June.
  • 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.

May 20, 2016

Minutes from Business & Finance committee meeting held on May 19.

AmCham members met on May 19 to plan further activities of the Business & Finance committee.

Edu brief: Drive costs for your company cars – presented by Jiri Kot of LeasePlan and Petr Nemec of EXPENSE REDUCTION ANALYSTS

Read 10 tips to drive costs of the company fleet efficiently:

  1. Set the duration of usage to the planned mileage (e.g.180 000 km in total)
  2. Unify the fleet to the chosen brand (strengthen your buying position)
  3. Do not concentrate only to diesel engines  (It is not cheaper for small mileage)
  4. Set the mandatory and not allowed equipment (chasis, colour, safety equipment, CO2 emission, etc.)
  5. Choose or set up models based on TCO (total costs of ownership), do not use the investment as a limit
  6. Always count with the fuel consumption (expecting overconsumption)
  7. Manage the service to the chosen garages
  8. Bigger tyres will generate bigger costs
  9. Set the employee responsibility in your car policy (damages, business/private usage)
  10. Motivate employees (report, evaluate, communicate)

On June 16th/next committee meeting - we will talk about Specifics of the Czech Family Firms – What the Czech family firms are currently looking for? What they can learn from international firms? Driver: Stanislav Servus of Dvorak Hager & Partners. Members interested in this topic are welcome. The aim of the committee discussion will be to prepare a seminar/discussion for Fall2016. Other activities – under preparation:

  • Future of Banking – members involved:Ceska sporitelna, Deloitte, CSOB and T-Mobile – tbc
  • 2016 best office publication: deadline for delivery of the confirmed articles: May 31

To open full length minutes click here. Members who would like to be involved or would like to suggest new topics for Edu briefs/seminars are asked to contact Renata Paceltova at rpaceltova@amcham.cz 

May 17, 2016

Minutes from IT committee meeting held on 17 May, 2016

Members of the IT committee met on May 17 to discuss & agree on further activities:

  1. 2016best office publication – deadline for delivery of confirmed articles is May 31 – Czech version incl. English summary.  Section Automation & Outsourcing still open for 1-2 articles. Advertisement of Member companies for Extra Fee available - contact rpaceltova@amcham.cz for more info and prices.
  2. Download Interview with Justin Harvey on Cyber Security
  3. IT group of members to be integrated into council (suggested and to be approved by Board). Task Force on Workforce –  focused group of IT members on lack of IT workforce, lack of technical or soft skills, etc. will meet on June 14 or June 16
  4. Edu brief (2nd part) on EU General Data Protection Regulation deliered by Stanislav Bednar/Petr Samec of DLA Piper. Drivers identified twenty questions most frequently asked by clients in respect of the new regulation and structured the presentation on this basis. The main take-away is that, although the new regulation respects the existing principles regulating the protection of personal data, the new rules are stricter, much more detailed and introduce astronomical fines for non-compliance. Download the presentation in CZECH or ENGLISH.
  5. Next IT committee meeting – June 21, 9.00am with Edu brief on Cyber Security by Martin Pulpan of net.pointers – structure: Part1 - Attacks from the Internet, Malicious Software, Part2-Deception and Fraud, Advance Persistent Threats

For more info, how to be inolved in IT committee activities, please, send an email at rpaceltova@amcham.cz

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.

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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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