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July 07, 2015

Job position at AmCham: Assistant/Event Coordinator

AmCham CR is looking for an Assistant/Event Coordinator who will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and other colleagues and handle the execution of AmCham events. Click on the title to read more. For more info contact Renáta Paceltová at  rpaceltova@amcham.cz.

July 03, 2015

American-Helenic Chamber of Commerce votes YES in the upcoming referendum

The Executive Committee of the American-Helenic Chamber of Commerce, at an extraordinary emergency meeting, following the recommendation of the President and the Secretary General of the Chamber, decided the following: read MORE

July 02, 2015

Visit Europe guide_July-August 2015

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


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June 17, 2015

AmCham Policy Pipeline - June 18

Citibank’s Chief Economist Willem Buiter explores the many different ways Europe and the world can work for or against Czech business:
excerpts from his presentation at the June 16th Competitiveness event - “What is the Czech Republic’s place in Europe and what is Europe’s place in the world?” you may find in our newest AmCham Policy Pipeline.

June 11, 2015

AmCham comments to Insolvency (Bankruptcy) Act by Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice opened Draft Insolvency Act for internal commentary procedure by June 12. AmCham represented by members expert´s group  published document with comments to the Ministry proposal. The document is available here. In March AmCham also published and communicated with Ministry of Justice and Government Position Paper on Insolvency Proceedings in Czech available here.

June 09, 2015

Joint Position Paper by 8 Chambers of Commerce on Temporary Employees´ issue

AmCham in cooperation with the Association of Personnel Services Providers, British Chamber of Commerce, German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce, French-Czech Chamber of Commerce, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency and Nordic Chamber of Commerce published/submitted to Ministry of Labor joint position paper in Czech on the temporary employees’ topic, which responds to the proposal of Ministry of Labor within the Employment Act amendment. The joint position paper, which summarizes the main issues: limiting chaining of employment contracts for a specified period of time and the introduction of quotas is available here. Television interview with Minister of Labor Michaela Marksová on related topics is available here.

May 29, 2015

Temporary employees´ position paper open for comments by June 5

AmCham in cooperation with the APPS has created draft position paper in Czech on the temporary employees’ topic, which responds to the proposal of Ministry of Labor within the Employment Act amendment. The document (available under your company name and password), which summarizes the main issues: limiting chaining of employment contracts for a specified period of time and the introduction of quotas. AmCham members are welcome to send comments by June 5, 2pm to veronika@amcham.cz or you can join us to finalize it at Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee on June 9.

May 20, 2015

Insolvency (Bankruptcy) Act by Ministry of Justice open for comments by June 1

Ministry of Justice published Insolvency Act for internal commentary procedure. AmCham calls its members to send comments by June 1, 2016. To receive documents or to register for the internal meeting, please contact veronika@amcham.cz.

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June 29, 2015

Minutes from HR Committee meeting held on June 26, 2015

Members of HR Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. 10min talk on Diversity issue took place as part of the Committee meeting (read the minutes to find out what will be the next steps related to the issue).
For autumn/winter 2015-16 HR Committee plans to organize discussions on following topics: Compensation & Benefits (to be held as part of September´s Committee meeting & to be facilitated by Deloittee), Mentoring Best Pracitces, How to Manage International Teams, Burn-out, Measurement & Performance Management. Based on the May´s HR Committee talk focused on How Management Views HR the Committee agreed to possibly organize a panel discussion featuring mix of CEOs and HRs to discuss the topic.

To read the full length minutes click here.

June 25, 2015

Minutes from Marketing & Communications Committee held on June 25, 2015

Members of the Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. Talk on "Mobile Friendly Websites" facilitated by Michal Spevacek of Spevacek vzdelavaci centrum (click to see the presentation) was took place at the end of the meeting. Next time the Committee meeting which will be held on September 24 will include the talk on Using technologies for companies´ marketing campaigns (facilitaded by Emil Jimenez). During autumn the Committee will organize two workshops: "Using the potential of LinkedIn for reputation management" (by Josef Kadlec) and "Facebook pages of small companies" (by Eliska Vyhnalkova). As soon as the workshops are confirmed they will be published on our website.

Read the full length minutes HERE.

 

June 22, 2015

New IT committee Chairman for 2015/2016

Ondrej Krajicek of Y SOFT was elected as new IT committee chairman for the next membership year. The result of the elections has to be approved by the AmCham Board of Directors.

On behalf of AmCham IT committee members I would like to thank you to Dalibor Kacmar of Microsoft for chairing & leading AmCham IT committee for 4 years. Thanks a lot for building the IT committee from zero to this level, for creating group of active members related to IT sector.

Click on the title to see Ondrej Krajicek´s profile and to read more about his vision for developping the activities of the committee.

Next meetings of IT committee members:

  •  JULY 30 - Summer Committee pique-nique - for all active representatives of AmCham committees
  • every 3rd Tuesday in a month starting Sep15th

June 15, 2015

Meet the Innovators_June15

Representatives of Startups & Corporations met on AmCham discussion & mini workshops at Y SOFT Prague.
Supervisors of the workshops/from the Corporate wold: David Hruska of Pedersen and Partners,  Petr Biskup of IBM, Ondrej Peterka of Fleishman-Hillard, Radek Muska  of Deloitte, Juraj Striezenec of Y Soft Ventures, and Stanislav Bednar of DLA Piper.

4 main areas were discussed:

  1. How to find  & manage people
  2. How to position/market product/service
  3. How to finance the business/growth
  4. Legal issues - getting your business started, protect ideas,innovations..

See more from our workshops: PHOTOS and click on the title to read more..
 

June 10, 2015

Minutes from Business & Finance Committee held on June 10

Business & Finance Committee members met for the last time this membership year to brainstorm topics/new trends & hot issues which could be prepared as workshops or discussions for Fall 2015.
Topics suggested by members:

  • Robotics in administrative processes – Driver: Tomas Frkal/Process Solutions, Oto Kulhanek/Accenture
  • Digitalisation/case studies, examples of printing solutions for companies - Driver: Pavel Krejci/Xerox
  • Automation – What will offer? New business perspectives, new challenges for startups, New positions within the companies? – Driver: Matej Lukac/ Unifer & HR comp.
  • Operational programme Entreprise and Innovation/ OPPIK – Driver: Ondrej Beranek/eNovation
  • Where and How to invest these days? What´s new after the crisis, any changes? – Drivers: Romana Krizova/TradeandFinance.eu, Karin Hejmova/Swiss Life, & bank
  • Responsibility of the statutory body – Driver: Lenka Sklenarova/DLA Piper

Drivers are asked to work on structure, content and prepare more info for the September´committee meeting.

 

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July 07, 2015

Internship for disadvantaged and socially axcluded 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

July 07, 2015

Job position: Assistant/Event Coordinator

AmCham CR is looking for an Assistant/Event Coordinator who will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and other colleagues and handle the execution of AmCham events.. Click on the title to read more. For more info contact Renáta Paceltová at  rpaceltova@amcham.cz.

June 03, 2015

EU-Taiwan Economic Cooperation Agreement: Challenges and Opportunities for the Czech Republic

International expert roundtable organized by the Association for the International Affairs (AMO) in cooperation with the Taipei Economic and Culture Office in Prague that will be held on June 8, 4.00pm-6.00pm at CERGE-EI.

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