Health-Care Roundtable with Ladislav Dusek, Director of Institute of Health Information and Statistics
Ahead of the European elections, and in light of the difficult state of play in transatlantic trade talks, the U.S. Chamber carried out trip to Europe. Key takeaways as follows: There’s a growing divide between France, Germany, and the rest of Europe. Smaller member-states are growing frustrated by France’s hardline positioning on Brexit and reforming the Eurozone. They also feel like Germany and France are teaming up on tax, procurement, and competition policy in ways that will hurt smaller countries. This may be a sign of things to come after Brexit.
Nine candidates will be elected by a membership vote to serve a two year term beginning on July 1, 2019. Members can select up to nine candidates. Ballots are due by 5 pm, June 7. Results will be announced at the General Assembly on June 20, and confirmed by the current board. Eight other board members will enter the second year of their term on the same date.
Brno's success as a hub for information technology has created a new set of policy changes for business, university, and political leaders: how to manage the flow of talent through the region's schools to meet the demand for more quantity and more specially qualified graduates.
On April 10, Amcham held a discussion on Prague Residential Crisis, with Petr Hána, Senior Manager, Real Estate and Construction, Deloitte, Jaromír Hainc, Director of City Detail Section, Prague Institute of Planning and Development, Petr Michálek, General Manager, Skanska Reality, Ian Bryan, Managing Director, Ian Bryan Architects, and Lenka Nová, Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs.
AmCham members received the 2019 Czech Workforce Report to help them with their business planning. The report contains info on population trends, internal migration, employment, wages, and education.
AmCham hosted another roundtable with Prague City Hall representatives on transportation and affordable housing in Prague. Today we met with the ´mayor´s men´, representatives of Pirate party Viktor Mahrik and Vít Šimral.