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December 19, 2014

AmCham offices will be closed

Dear Members, let us inform you that AmCham offices will be closed from December 22nd, 2014 till January 2nd, 2015.

AmCham team & Board of Directors wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to our further cooperation in 2015!


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

Congratulations.

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 lpokorna@amcham.cz 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.

September 03, 2014

2014 Best Office Publication - Future of Innovations: order your printed copy for free now

Fourth edition of AmCham publication Best Office, this year with the subtitle Future of Innovations has been recently published. Electronic version of the publication can be downloaded here.
Printed copies of the publication can be ordered via email at lpokorna@amcham.cz.

  •  As a Corporate Patron member you can get 5 printed copies free of charge
  • As a Corporate member you can get 3 printed copies free of charge
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  • As a Small Business member you can get 2 printed copies free of charge
  • One copy of the publication will be sent to companies which won´t specify their interest in receiving the publication. This copy will be sent directly to company GM/CEO.

August 12, 2014

CZECH REPUBLIC OVERVIEW 2014/2015 brochure - order your printed copy for free now

We would like to inform you that AmCham has just published its CZECH REPUBLIC OVERVIEW 2014/2015 brochure.

As a member of AmCham you are entitled to receive printed brochure for free for your own distribution:
Corporate Patrons – up to 15pc.
Corporates – up to 10pc.
SBEs – up to 5pc.

Any copies beyond that number would be charged by CZK 35,-/pc.

To order printed copies of the brochure, please contact Markéta Simkovičová by emailing your request to marketa@amcham.cz by August 31.

July 03, 2014

New Membership year / New AmCham bank accounts

We would like to thank you to all AmCham members for their support and cooperation in the past membership year (July1, 2013 - June 30, 2014) and we look forward to continuing our cooperation next year.

Please note that AmCham has new Bank Accounts - to see more click on the title.

 

June 27, 2014

Photos from Golf Tournament - Casa Serena 2014

Photos from the event available Here.

June 26, 2014

Dan Ťok of Skanska elected to serve as a president of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic

During the annual General Assembly held on June 19, 2014, Dan Ťok, CEO of Skanska,  was elected to serve as the new President of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic (AmCham).

June 26, 2014

2014 AmCham Golf Tournament - Casa Serena

16 teams participated on AmCham Golf  Team Tournament at Casa Serena Golf Course  - one of the world’s most prestigeous championship golf courses. More info & Team winners - click on the title.

June 19, 2014

New Plus Club Members - June 2014

AmCham: The Plus Club

Strong communities are built by the efforts of those people who can balance self-interest with public good. The AmCham Plus Club was created to aknowledge such peolple and the good deeds they have done for all of us. Members of the Pus Club receive a lapel button that they are asked to wear to remind each of us that the health of our society does not begin in the prime minister´s office but in the actions of every one of us each day.

We are grateful to those individuals who received thier pin this year and we look forward to the day when our entire country bears one on their breast.

June 2014: New Plus Club Member: Martin Brix of Lease Plan Česká republika, Bert Hesselink of CBRE, David Hruška of Pedersen & Partners, Václav Mach of Microsoft, Zbyněk Pardubský of Huawei Technologies (Czech), Michal Slavíček of Provident Financial, Michal Spěváček of SPĚVÁČEK vzdělávací centrum, Filip Šváb of AT&T.

 

June 19, 2014

AmCham members at the European Helicopter Show 2014

AmCham members joined an unique event - European Helicopter Show 2014 organised by DSA.

At the EHS 2014 visitors have a great opportunity, at one superb location, to meet experts from across the helicopter industry. On the 19th – 21st June 2014 at Hradec Králové, Czech Republic sees the latest aircraft, products and services available from across the following sectors: Private and Corporate, Air-med and Rescue, Security and Military, Fire Fighting, Forestry and Survay and UAV. The following Amcham members took active part in the exhibition: Bell Helicopter Textron, DSA a.s. and Honeywell, spol. s r.o.

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