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July 20, 2015

Best Cooperation of the Year 2015: Call for projects by August 28

We are pleased to inform you that the Association for Foreign Investment, the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, are getting set to announce the fifth annual Best Cooperation of the Year awards. Within the competition, awards are presented in the area of cooperation between the research and application spheres leading to innovation as well as successful transfers of technologies and knowledge. The deadline for registering projects and transfers in the competition is 28th of August 2015. The grand-prize winner will receive a financial award in the amount of CZK 100,000. More detailed information about the competition, including the registration form, is available at http://www.spolupraceroku.cz/nejlepsi-spoluprace/prihlaska-2015.

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.

June 19, 2015

Michal Nebeský of Citibank re-elected to serve as a president of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic in 2015-16

During the annual General Assembly held on June 18, 2015 at National Technical Museum in Prague , Michal Nebeský, Citibank Country Officer for Czech Republic,  was re-elected to serve as the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic (AmCham). Last year Nebeský succeeded former AmCham president Dan Tok when he became the Minister of Transport.

June 10, 2015

CZECH REPUBLIC OVERVIEW 2015/2016 brochure - order your printed copy for free now

We would like to inform you that AmCham has just published its CZECH REPUBLIC OVERVIEW 2015/2016 brochure.

As a member of AmCham you are entitled to receive printed brochure for free for your own distribution:

  • Corporate Patrons – up to 1Opcs.
  • Corporates – up to 5pcs.
  • SBEs – up to 2pcs.

Any copies beyond that number would be charged by CZK 50,-/pc.

To order printed copies of the brochure, please contact Lucie Vrbová by emailing your request to lvrbova@amcham.cz by June 18, 2015.

Printed version will be distributed to you by the end of June.

 

June 08, 2015

Newly elected members of the Board of Directors to serve 2015-2017

In the past four weeks, AmCham membership elected 9 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.

New members of the board:

  • Josef Karasek of Coca-Cola Ceska republika
  • Milan Vasina of T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.
  • Jan Zurek of KPMG Ceska republika, s.r.o.

Re-elected members of the board:

  • Jan Brazda of Constellation s.r.o.
  • Radoslaw Kaskiewicz of 3M Cesko
  • Michael Mullen of PricewaterhouseCoopers Ceska republika, s.r.o.
  • Michal Nebesky of Citibank Europe plc, organizacni slozka
  • Vaclav Novotny of Merck Sharp & Dohme s.r.o.
  • Sanjiv Suri of Zatisi Group

June 03, 2015

AmCham Golf Tournament at Casa Serena - June 3

AmCham organized another Golf Tournament at Casa Serena Golf Resort . 18 corporate golf teams played at Casa Serena on June 3rd - See the list of teams below.

Thank you to all golf players for great results and congratulations to the winners!

May 28, 2015

Cinco de Mayo - Business Networking Evening

AmCham and CzechMex celebrated together Cinco the Mayo.

On May 27 more than 130 guests from both Chambers met at Obcanska plovarna at Business Networking Evening organized together by the American  & Czech-Mexican Chambers of Commerce.

AmCham sponsors of the evening: Dallmayr Kaffee, Balance Club Brumlovka. Thank you also to Mandarin Oriental, Prague, The Mark Luxury Hotel Prague, and Balance Club Brumlovka for donnating the items for the raffle.

 See photos from the evening at Flickr

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.

 

April 10, 2015

AmCham Announcement: Board of Directors Nominating Period Open

Nominations for seats on the 2015-17 Board of Directors open this week. All members who are representatives of members 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 24.

The schedule of the election is proposed as follows:

  • April 6 – April 24: nomination period
  • May 11 – June 5: Balloting (4 weeks)
  • June 18: 23rd General Assembly

April 09, 2015

2015-16 Best Office publication - ENGAGEMENT (in Czech) - time for your action

AmCham committees have defined major areas which will be covered in this year´s publication issue. Overall publication theme for 2015-16 is ENGAGEMENT. 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 as usually in September 2015. Check the last year´s issue HERE.

Member companies can also advertise their products and services in the publication. Publication is distributed all around the Czech Republic through member companies, potential members, Czech Regional Business Chambers, Regional Development Agencies, Regional CzechInvests, Trade Offices or Business Incubators. To see the advertisement options and prices please click HERE.

If your company would like to participate on creating the content of the publication or advertise in it please contact Lucie Vrbová at lvrbova@amcham.cz, 733 685 318 or Renáta Paceltová at rpaceltova@amcham.cz , 724 184 866 before May 10, 2015. For ordering the advertisement the deadline is July 31, 2015.

April 08, 2015

Promote more your products & services on AmCham networking events in 2015

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 www.czechmarketplace.cz. See more about the Product Promotional Packages HERE

Next Business Networking Evening where your company product or services could be promoted is planned for May 27: Cinco de Mayo

For more information about the event and the possible ways of promoting your company there, please, send an email at rpaceltova@amcham.cz or call at 724 184 866.

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: https://twitter.com/AmChamCZ

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 www.czechmarketplace.cz. 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 rpaceltova@amcham.cz.

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.

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