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26 May
CSR Committee, May 26, 2015

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

27 May
Business Networking Evening & Cinco de Mayo_CAPACITY FULL, May 27, 2015

Občanská plovárna, U Plovárny 8, 118 00 Prague 1, 18:30

28 May
Marketing & Communications Committee, May 28, 2015

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

28 May
Health Care Task Force, May 28, 2015

AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1, 13:00

29 May
HR Committee incl. How Mgmt Views HR, May 29, 2015

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

03 Jun
AmCham Golf Team Tournament 2015 - Casa Serena _ CAPACITY Full, June 03, 2015

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

05 Jun
Future Great Place to Work (in Czech language), June 05, 2015

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

09 Jun
Labor Code & Social Affairs Committee, June 09, 2015

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

10 Jun
Business & Finance committee , June 10, 2015

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

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May 11, 2015

2015 Board of Directors Elections: Candidates Profiles & Voting Information

The Board of Directors consists of 17 member representatives elected by the membership. Directors serve two-year terms with no limit on the number of terms served.

AmCham members should receive either 5 (Corporate Patron, Corporate) or 2 (Small Business / Entrepreneur) ballots via email including instructions how to vote sent by Weston Stacey on May 11, 2015. 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 5th, 2015.

 

 

May 11, 2015

Visit Europe guide_May-June 2015

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

Below see this issue´s Czech country lead you can join and attached the rest of the offers from Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania.

April 23, 2015

Luncheon with Pavel Bělobrádek on April 23, 2015

AmCham members met at Luncheon with Pavel Belobrádek, Deputy Prime Minister for the Science, Research and Innovation, Leader of KDU-CSL on April 23, 2015. Pavel Belobrádek summarized his opinions and ideas on research and development, possible future development of the Czech Republic in area of R&D in his key note speech, shared views on trends in science 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.

 


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May 20, 2015

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

Ministry of Interior 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.

May 19, 2015

Letter to MEP Jan Keller regarding TTIP

We are writing in response to your public comments concerning TTIP made during the European elections and recently in Právo. Your opposition to the treaty, and perhaps to economic system of the United States of America, is clear; what we are missing are facts and credible economic, social or political arguments with which to consider your claims.

Letter is available here.

April 28, 2015

Minutes from Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee on April 27

AmCham Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee met on April 27 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) or here. Next meeting of LCSAC will take place on June 9 at AmCham offices.

April 20, 2015

AmCham Policy Report on Good Governance and Economic Development - April 17

AmCham issues its periodic Policy Report on Competitiveness of the Czech Republic, Good Governance and Economic Development. This issue focuses on one year of Sobotka´s Government and Ron Adams case.

To download the report, please click here.

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).

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May 21, 2015

Minutes from IT committee held on May 19

AmCham IT committee members met to discuss final structure & further steps in preparation of our upcoming discussion on Startups: Meet the Innovators - June 15, 4.00pm. See the list of Startups, supervisors of selected areas/obstacles for growth of startups business and register online or by email at registration@amcham.cz if you want to be in the audience. Other topics - such as Finding IT Talents, MPS Next Generation are on the list and will be discussed on September.

IT committee chairperson Election -Nomination period open till May 22

Two candidates: Dalibor Kacmar of Microsoft and Ondrej Krajicek of Y Soft. Their profiles & Ideas how to run and develop activities of IT committee will be published next week. Voting till June 16. Results of the elections will be published by June 18.

IT committee members are welcome to come to AmCham 23rd General Assembly - June 18. Next committee meeting for all AmCham committes is July 30, 9.00am -Summer Committee pique-nique

May 19, 2015

Minutes from Business & Finance Committee meeting held on May14

AmCham members met on May 14 to agree to plan further activities - articles for 2015-2016 best office publication, preparation of next seminars/planning for Fall2015. Committee members will meet on June 10 (instead of June18) to brainstorm new topics, hot issues, and latest trend which members and their cliecnts see on the market. Topics such as Motivation of new investors coming to the Czech Republic, lessons learned from new HQs, SSC - why to select CR?...are already on the list of potential topics for discussions. Join our meeting on June 10, 9.00am, AmCham offices if you want to be more involved in AmCham activities prepared for Fall.

May 14, 2015

Seminar on Capital contributions and profit distribution

This morning AmCham hosted  a seminar on Capital contributions and profit distribution prepared by Patrik Przyhoda of CMS and Pavel Fekar of Baker McKenzie. Main topics discussed:

  1. Priplatky mimo základní kapitál
  2. Úvery neúrocené obvyklým úrokem
  3. Mnohost podílu, kmenové listy
  4. Výplata podílu na zisku a jiných slozek vlastního kapitálu
  5. Zálohy na podíly na zisku
  6. Role statutárního orgánu pri výplatách zisku                                                                                                                          

AmCham Business & Finance committee will discussed on the next committee meetings other topics interested for CFOs, Finance Controllers, Managing directors related to the business/finance/legal issues. All inputs, suggestions from AmCham members are welcome. Contact us by email with your inputs first – rpaceltova@amcham.cz

May 13, 2015

Minutes from Real Estate Committee held on May 13, 2015

Members of Real Estate Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. Next regular meeting of RE Committee will take place on September 16, 9.30am. Meanwhile the committee members are invited to attend AmCham´s regular Summer Committee pique-nique (Jul 30, The Mark Luxury Hotel Prague). The event will be published soon in our Activities Schedule. The full lenght minutes can be downloaded here.

The committee plans to organize a discussion on How to make money on residential investment? The meeting of the preparational group will take place on Jun 17, 9.30am at AmCham. If you feel you could contribute to the discussion please feel free to join this meeting. The discussion itself should take place in September this year.

Other topics the committee plan to further discuss are: Should I lease of should I own? (question of owning an office building or renting it); Return on Investment into increasing Energy Efficiency; or Converting commercial buildings into the place serving other purposes.

May 12, 2015

The Role of Internal Communications Grows, Becomes More Strategic in Czech Companies

(text prepared by the moderator of the discussion - Cristina Muntean, Media Education CEE)

On April 22, 2015 the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic (AmCham) organized a panel discussion on the value of internal communications for companies and its strategic role in employee engagement. As work-life balance is becoming more and more work-life integration, the AmCham guest speakers emphasized the tools and means Czech companies have to turn internal communications into a strategic instrument for healthy, sustainable development.

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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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