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July 15, 2016

Reserve your Corporate table at 2016 Thanksgiving Ball

2016 Thanksgiving Ball will be held on November 26th, 2016 at Zofín Palace in Prague.

  • Gala Dinner (4 main courses), Dance, Wine & Cocktails, Refreshement during the whole Evening, Dan Bárta & Illustratosphere, DJ Schafff at Rytírsky sal, Silent Auction at Small Hall (Items donated by AmCham members) – linked with AmCham philantrophic program One World Many Voices – SA Donors2015
  • Networking/Social Event for more than 500 guests with spouses, see more details about Thanksgiving Ball 2015. & Photogallery

Please don´t miss this opportunity to invite your business partners and clients to your corporate table (10 seats). 25 Corporates tables are already reserved. To get more information about Ball and promotional benefits for buyers of Corporate tables, please, contact Petra Basovníková at pbasovnikova@amcham.cz, +420 733 389 373.

June 28, 2016

Speaker Series: Luncheon with Pavel Bělobrádek - Deputy Prime Minister for the Science, Research and Innovation on June 21

Deputy Prime Minister Pavel Belobrádek was invited to speak about his longterm plans for Science, Research and Innovation and KDU-CSL operation in the government. On June 21 he met with about 30 Amcham members at Hotel Paris. Next meetings with the speaker series are planned from October 2016.

June 27, 2016

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections!

In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter.

You can always get voting assistance from the embassy/consulate via email or by appointment in person. If you have never voted while overseas before, the process is easy ­-- just follow these steps: CLICK HERE

June 27, 2016

Visit Europe guide_July & August & September 2016

Look at the current issue of "Visit Europe" highlighting upcoming events and featuring special offers to the members of AmChams in region. To read April & May & June 2016 issue, click here.

June 17, 2016

2016 General Assembly held at Pražská křižovatka

  • Michal Nebeský of Citibank re-elected to serve as AmCham president in 2016-17.
  • New Prague promotional video unveiled.
  • Bert Hesselink of CBRE awarded AmCham Wings Award.
  • Future of Prague and Design Market a part of the evening.

During the annual General Assembly held on 16 June 2016 at Prazska krizovatka, Michal Nebeský, Citibank Country Officer for Czech Republic,  was re-elected to serve as AmCham President. New video promoting Prague as the right investment destination to current and potential investors was unveiled. As a part of the evening sponsored by Delta Air Lines selected visions of how could Prague look like and what it should be in the future were presented by a number of companies and individuals.
“I would like to thank each of you for your membership and participation in the AmCham this year, and to thank the board for again entrusting me to lead the organization for another year,” Nebeský said in his acceptance speech.

To read more, please click on the title.

June 15, 2016

Newly published Czech Republic Overview 2016/2017 - make your order by June 30

Czech Republic Overview is an informative brochure about the Czech Republic including current key economic indicators, data & information about doing business in the Czech Republic, specific sector briefings, details on tax system and other information relevant to those looking to invest and/or operate in the Czech Republic. Special feature of this publication are quotes of business leaders, which open each section. Download the Czech Republic Overview 2016/2017 here. Make your orders by email at veronika@amcham.cz by June 30.

June 13, 2016

New Membership 2016/2017

AmCham New membership year starts always in July.  Join our business community NOW  - see full list of member companies. Read more information about the membership benefits & AmCham Activities BELOW or download the application form HERE.

June 13, 2016

Newly elected members of the Board of Directors to serve 2016-2018

In May/June, AmCham membership elected 8 new members of the 17-member board for a two-year term. Each elected member will take his seat on July 1, 2015. A big thank belongs to all members who participated in the elections as well as to all candidates who decided to devote their time to become the crucial part of AmCham organization.

Re-elected members of the board:

  • Magdalena Soucek of EY
  • Biljana Weber of Microsoft
  • Ladislav Haškovec of Honeywell
  • Michal Chour of Radisson Blu Alcron
  • Erik Best of Fleet Sheet /E.S. Best
  • Michal Klimeš of Silicon Graphics
  • Josef Kotrba of Deloitte Advisory
  • David Plch of White & Case (Europe)

June 02, 2016

4th AmCham Golf Team Tournament at Casa Serena - June 1st

18 member companies teams participated on Wednesday, June 1st at Casa Serena, Roztez at the AmCham Golf Team tournament. See the list of Golf teams: 3M Cesko, AON, AV Media, Bird & Bird, Constellation, Delta Air Lines/Cordia Consulting, DFK Cab, Eaton, Foxconn GSD, Hana trading, Hays, Kinstellar, KPMG Ceska republika, Marriott Hotels International, MONETA Money Bank, Opel, Philips Ceska republika.

We would like to thank all golfers for playing with us, sponsors - Delta Air LInes & Opel, donnators of prizes, sponsor of coffee/tea: Dallmayr Kaffee, and congratulate to all winners!

Winning teams - Full Photo gallery at AmCham flickr:

  1. place: Bird & Bird team
  2. place: KPMG Ceska republika team
  3. place: Hana Trading team

Sponsors of the AmCham golf tournament:

  • Delta Airlines, Inc – presenting return of seasonal direct flight from Prague to New York …..daily from May 2, 2016
  • Opel Southeast Europe LLC – presenting new Opel Cascada  / CASCADA Cosmo 1.6 SHT (149 kW / 200 hp) MT6  

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.

May 05, 2016

Around the World with 14 Chambers - Business Networking Evening

On May 4, our members had chance to meet and network during multicultural evening at Zofin Garden where over 500 guests were present. The event started with speeches, charity raffle and Indian dance.  The chambers of commerce supported event with delicious food, great wine and luxury whiskey.

Big thank goes to our partners: Brown-Forman, House of Wine and Sheraton Prague Charles Square Hotel.

April 29, 2016

Best Cooperation of the Year 2016 - Awards Ceremony on April 28

The Best Cooperation of the Year 2016 competition organized by the Association for Foreign Investment (AFI) and the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic (AmCham) awarded together four projects. The aim of the competition is to select and honor the year’s best projects involving cooperation between companies and the research sphere.

Press release in Czech here,

Press release in English here.

April 21, 2016

Speaker Series: Business Breakfast with Dan Ťok - Minister of Transport on April 19

Minister Dan Ťok was invited to speak about his longer term plans for transportation, and ANO’s plans for the economy. On April 19 he met with about 40 Amcham members at Radisson Blu Alcron hotel. The outcome about his speech you can read here. Next meetings of the speaker series are business breakfast with Andrej Babiš on May 5 and luncheon with Pavel Bělobrádek on June 21. You can register at registration@amcham.cz.

April 21, 2016

Advertising opportunities in currently prepared publications: Czech Republic Overview, Best Office, Year-end Report

Our three major publications of this year are currently being prepared: Czech Republic Overview, Best Office and Year-end Report.

In all three publications members can advertise their products and services on limited number of publication pages. Companies interested to receive more information or to book the advertisement space can check the prices, distribution places and other specification further in the text or contact Lucie Vrbová at lvrbova@amcham.cz (733 685 318).

   

April 19, 2016

Leadership meeting on: "The Dark Side of the Leadership"

Robert Hogan, Prezident and founder of Hogan Assessment Systems, USA gave a short presentation to GMs/CEOs of member companies. He explained that leader should devote his energy to his flagship team and not to his public image. 

From all the qualities a leader should possess, the prezident of Hogan Assessment Systems stressed out most the ability of being humble – according to his findings – the winning teams do not have stars. When you enter the room, you should not notice who is the leader… Slide

April 12, 2016

AmCham Announcement: Board of Directors Nominating Period Open

Nominations for seats on the 2016-18 Board of Directors open this week. All members who are representatives of member companies in good standing may be nominated or apply. Any member representative can nominate another member representative, or themselves. Nominations must be received by email (wstacey@amcham.cz) or post (AmCham, Dusni 10, 110 00 Praha 1) by 5.00pm, Friday, April 29.

March 31, 2016

Around the World with 14 Chambers

Dear members, our chamber, in collaboration with 13 other Chambers in the Czech Republic, is preparing an event „Around the World with 14 Chambers“ which will take a place on May 4th, 2016 at Zofin Garden.

This multicultural – networking event will offer almost 400 guests the selection of finest food, drinks and culture from the world. 

To get more information about the event and registration, click here. Are you interested in which chambers are participating? Click here

March 30, 2016

Visit Europe guide_April & May & June 2016

Look at the current issue of "Visit Europe" highlighting upcoming events and featuring special offers to the members of AmChams in region. To read April & May & June 2016 issue, click here.

March 23, 2016

Jaromír Hainc of Prague Institute of Planning and Development made presentation to AmCham members

On March 24, Jaromír Hainc of Prague Institute of Planning and Development made presentation of new version of Metropolitan Plan to about 20 members of AmCham, mostly members of Real Estate Committee. Together with Petr Návrat - Deputy Director than followed with lively discussion. This event will be followed by roundtable with Petr Hlavácek - Director of IPR in late May/beginning of July. The presentation available here.

March 16, 2016

GM Breakfast at Hilton Prague

On March 16, AmCham organized another GM Breakfast for General mangers/CEOs/Owners from different sectors to discuss their business plans & overview for 2016. Many thanks to all of GMs for active participation and discussion at the breakfast and special thanks to Stefan Bauer of Hilton Prague & Christian Schwenke of Hilton Prague Old Town  for hosting this breakfast.

 

Read more about upcoming activities for General managers/CEOs/Team Leaders/ Heads of branches:

March 03, 2016

2016-17 Best Office publication - Czech Republic 2020: Strategy for Growth (Time for your action)

AmCham committees heads have defined major areas which will be covered in this year´s publication issue. Overall publication theme for 2016-17 is Czech Republic 2020: Strategy for Growth. Any member company can participate on the preparation of publication´s content – best through attending one of AmCham Best Office committees where all details are being discussed and proposals made. Final material will be published and distributed in September 2016. Check the last year´s issue HERE.

If your company would like to participate on creating the content of the publication please contact Lucie Vrbová at lvrbova@amcham.cz, 733 685 318 or Renáta Paceltová at rpaceltova@amcham.cz , 724 184 866.

By April 10, 2016 members are asked to send their suggestions of topics/themes together with the brief introduction (1 paragraph) to above mentioned contacts.

February 23, 2016

GM Breakfast on February 23 - InterContinental

On today´s GM Breakfast at InterContinental we have discussed AmCham 4 Strategic  Directions for Czech Economic Policy –  Letter on Strategy.

The objective of this document is to start a discussion of how the Czech Republic can set a strategy (allocate its current economic and political assets) in order to improve its economic performance over the next ten years. The document will be used to hold roundtables with all willing policymakers, both in the public and private sector, in an attempt to create consensus on the economic direction of the country.

We have determined at AmCham 8 questions linked to the strategic directions and as agreed on today´s breakfast there is one main question which is: SKILLED PEOPLE – Where to find skilled people, Lack of skilled people, not only IT specialists, How an IT specialists should look like in 2020, Language skills, Any Certifications, Internship, Why technical positions are not enough attractive for students?… How private business can help?

Next step – Roundtable on March 15, 2016 – 11.am. Registration by email. See more.

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