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March 27, 2015

AmCham Response to Allegations Concerning Former President

Read AmCham Response in Czech.

We have been asked our view on the recent news report concerning former AmCham President Dan Tok and a contract between his former company and a partner in a consortium. Czech Radio insinuated- without supporting evidence- that this contract was related to corrupt public procurement. Mr. Tok’s former company has since denied the accusation- both locally and globally- and released material related to the deal and their internal audit. The company then hired Deloitte to investigate the matter. Our view is that the available evidence makes the denial more credible than the accusation. Read more.

March 23, 2015

Luncheon with Miroslav Kalousek on March 23, 2015

AmCham members met at Luncheon with Miroslav Kalousek, First Vice-President of TOP09 on March 23, 2015. Miroslav Kalousek summarized his opinions and ideas on possible future development of the Czech Republic in his key note speech, shared macroeconomic views 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.

March 19, 2015

ELDORADO at ROYAL theatre cinema cafe - March18

More than 70 guests enjoyed our  Business Networking Evening with Roman Pokorný´s band & ELDORADO. Thank you to sponsors: Two Tales, Delta Air Lines, Park Lane International School & Armada Spasy for their support of this event. See PHOTOS and also more on twitter:

Roman Pokorny´s band_ March 18

March 13, 2015

Business Reception in Villa Tugendhat on 12 March 2015

Following the workshop for mayors on effective municipal procurement, AmCham has organized Business reception in Villa Tugendhat. AmCham members and invited guests from business, academic and political spheres informally discussed public procurement, future projects for Brno and possibilities of cooperation and synergies.

AmCham Board member Michal Klimes of Silicon Graphics welcomed all distinguished guests, especially H. E. Andrew Schapiro, Ambassador of the United States to the Czech Republic, Petr Vokral, Mayor of Brno and Michal Nebesky, Country Officer of Citi Bank and current President of AmCham Board of Directors.

March 06, 2015

Brief for Finance Minister Andrej Babiš & Insolvency proceedings Position Paper

AmCham members met at Luncheon with Andrej Babiš - the First Deputy Prime Minister for the Economics, Minister of Finance on March 6, 2015. 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.


March 05, 2015

Visit Europe guide_March-April 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.

February 17, 2015

New Product Promotional Packages launched for better promotion of Member´s products, Services & Events

Would you like to promote more your new products/services or your upcoming events, conferences or courses & seminars in 2015? AmCham offers new Product Promotional Packages where physical promotion at Business Networking Evenings is combined with online banners at See more about the Product Promotional Packages HERE

For more information, any questions how we could better promote your specific services, events, products during the 2015 - contact Renáta Paceltová at 724 184 866 or at

January 23, 2015

January 28: Data Privacy Day + Statement of Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová

AmCham and its Czech Industry Coalition for Data Protection (CICDP) would like to inform you, that January 28 is a Data Privacy Day. DPD is an international effort to recognize the importance of protecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. Data Privacy Day's goals are to:

  • Raise awareness and educate consumers to better understand how their personal information may be collected and the benefits and risks of sharing personal data.
  • Empower consumers to express their expectations for the use, protection and management of their personal data.
  • Inspire consumers through concrete, simple and actionable tips to more actively manage their online lives.
  • Encourage and motivate consumers to consider the privacy implications of their online actions for themselves and others.
  • Encourage businesses to be data stewards by being open and honest about how they collect, use and share personal information and clearly communicating any available privacy and security controls.

For more information, click here.

Statement of Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová: Concluding the EU Data Protection Reform is essential for the Digital Single Market

January 14, 2015

GM Evening / Wine tasting at Golden Key hotel_ January 13, 2015

AmCham started new serie of GM activites in 2015 by organizing Wine tasting for GMs/CEOs with spouses. Excellent wines were provided by an AmCham member House of Wine. Thank you to our hosts - Asten Groups & House of Wine. See photos from the GM Evening HERE

January 12, 2015

Visit Europe guide_January & February 2015

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

December 11, 2014

My Prague Photo Contest 2014

Thanks to our sponsor Huawei Technologies, AmCham organized Photo contest for its members taking smartphone pictures of their favorite places and interesting events in Prague.

The three best photos have been awarded at Christmas Committee Mixer on 10 December where all guests could vote for the best photo.

1st price: Ascend P7 - Markéta Šebková, Hilton Prague Hotel
2nd price: Ascend G7 - Jacky Damwani, Suit and Me
3nd price: Ascend Y530 - Lenka Koláriková, Squire Patton Boggs


December 09, 2014

9th December: International Anti-Corruption Day

The 2014 International Anti-Corruption Day's theme is Break the Corruption Chain. 5 ambassadors in the Czech Republic are applauding the Czech government in an open letter to step up the fulfillment of the anti-corruption commitments. A day for raising awareness of corruption and highlighting the role of the UN’s Convention against Corruption. Corruption is a global challenge that reduces our prosperity by 5% of global GDP every year ($2.6 trillion - World Economic Forum). Corruption also undermines the stability of societies, and governments’ ability to meet the needs of their citizens. Our governments are committed to battling corruption in all its forms at home and abroad.

December 05, 2014

Michal Nebeský of Citibank voted in as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic

By unanimous vote, the AmCham Board of Directors has approved Michal Nebeský. Country Officer for Citibank, to serve as President until July 2015. Nebeský replaces Dan Ťok, who left the private sector for public service.

Nebeský has served on the board of directors since 2013 and was vice-president of finance since July 2014. He has been active in our advocacy efforts, particularly with our meetings with politicians after parliamentary elections and prior to Prague’s municipal election.

November 24, 2014

AmCham Thanksgiving Ball raised CZK 478 036,- to fund projects that will support local associations and schools in making their community a better place to live and work

On Saturday, November 22, AmCham organized its traditional Thanksgiving Ball for its members and their clients at the Žofín Palace. The evening was in the spirit of social responsibility. Thanks to the ball´s attendees CZK 258 036,- was raised during the Silent Auction. Together with CZK 220 000,- donated by members when purchasing corporate tables the total raised was CZK 478 036,- for AmCham One World, Many Voices program.

All proceeds raised will be granted to local associations and schools to help make their communities better places to live and work.

Active participation in our communities is not only beneficial for our society, but also helps building trust among people, which is crucial for democracy.


November 21, 2014

Letter of Resignation of Dan Ťok as the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic

Dear Member of AmCham,

After lengthy consideration, I have accepted the offer to serve as the Minister of Transportation, starting December 4, 2014. For this reason, I must resign as President and member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic.

My final act as President will be to attend and the address the Thanksgiving Ball on November 22nd. As of today, I have asked AmCham first vice-president Zdenek Vilimek to carry out my other functions, and I will recuse myself from any discussion of AmCham policy. A new president and a new board member will be appointed in a short time; you should receive more information in a separate communication.

[more information]

November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Ball´s guests can make a donation by bidding at the Silent Auction

All guests can bid at the Silent Auction of 2014 Thanksigiving Ball this Saturday, November 22nd.

November 20, 2014

Videos and photogallery from the awards ceremony Best Cooperation of the Year 2014

For photos from the awards ceremony, click HERE.

Video of the 1st place winner - Threaded Motion Mechanism - Joint research and development project by the Czech Technical University in Prague and a joint stock company Kulickove Srouby Kurim:

For videos of 2nd, 3rd place and TAČR prize, click HERE.

November 19, 2014

Notes of the Vice President’s Meeting with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka

Vice President Joe Biden met on November 18 with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka to discuss bilateral relations, the crisis in Ukraine, and European energy security. The Vice President expressed appreciation for the Czech Republic’s contributions to international security in Afghanistan and Iraq, and discussed the importance of strengthening the NATO Alliance to respond to emerging challenges.

November 05, 2014

Awards Ceremony Best Cooperation of the Year 2014 and its winners

AmCham, AFI, Czech Innovation and the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic are proud to announce the winners of the Best Cooperation of the Year Award 2014. The awards ceremony took place on November 5 at ZOOM Unique Place at Prague Congress Centre. A total of 22 projects from 7 universities, 8 research institutions and 28 private companies were submitted for the main prize - check for CZK 100 000. The high level of participation proved that companies are increasingly interested and engaged in the potential of academia developing innovative technologies that can be translated by business into real-world solutions.

Click here to download press release in English.

Click here to download press release in Czech.

Photo of the winners - Milan Dobeš - Kuličkové šrouby Kuřim, Vladimír Andrlík - ČVUT Praha with František Dostálek, AmCham (left) and Kamil Blažek, AFI (right).

October 30, 2014

Visit Europe guide_November & December 2014

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

October 20, 2014

AmCham 2014 One World, Many Voices program winners

Thanks to AmCham member companies that participated at the Thanksgiving Ball Silent Auction donations or corporate table purchases last year, AmCham could give a tremendous opportunity to students to compete with their projects for the One World, Many Voices grant. Based upon specific criteria such as positive effect on community and cooperation of children with local government, AmCham expert commission selected 8 schools to receive a fund. To view all photos from last year projects click here.

October 14, 2014

My Prague project: AmCham Photo Contest - deadline for sending photo: December 5th

Share with us your best photo of Prague and you can WIN 1 of 3 Huawei smart phones!

October 06, 2014

2014Thanksgiving Ball - reserve your Corporate table or Individual tickets now!

American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic invites all members to the 2014 Thanksgiving Ball, which will be held on November 22nd at Žofín Palace, Slovanský ostrov - Prague 1.

The AmCham Thanksgiving Ball is one of the highlights of Prague’s social calendar with over 500 top businesspeople in attendance that is held annually in the wonderful Žofín Palace. The traditional Thanksgiving dinner is a big part of the Thanksgiving Ball. Then it continues with dance at the Grand Hall, Silent Auction at the Small Hall, Jazz Lounge at the area of the Restaurant, and  My Prague Photo Contest sponsored by Huawei Technologies (Czech).

More than 35 Corporate tables already sold out! Please don´t miss this opportunity to invite your business partners/clients to your corporate table (10 seats).

Starting October 1st you can buy Individual tickets at the Gallery.  The capacity is limited! Just send an email at for more information & prices.

September 25, 2014

Community Leader Nominations for AmCham Wings Awards - 2014

AmCham members have a unique opportunity to nominate outstanding community leaders for the annual AmCham Wings awards.

We are accepting nominations until 17 October 2014.

The final approval of the recipient will be made by the AmCham Board and the person will be awarded during the AmCham Thanksgiving Ball on 22 November 2014.

September 08, 2014

Visit Europe guide_September & October 2014

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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