“We serve as a platform for exchanging best practices in managing an organization.”
The purpose of committees is helping member companies to improve their organizational capabilities, serving as a resource for member companies with respect to business & finance, HR, IT & telco, marketing & communications or real estate related issues and help member companies maximize their membership and market its benefits to clients.
Committees are composed of experts in each respective area, and are charged with preparing activities and publications that will help companies enhance their intelligence, refine capabilities and improve their practices through the sharing of information, ideas and best practices various member companies have.
Committees organize events such as talks, edu briefs, seminars, panel discussions and roundtables to facilitate this sharing of knowledge.
AmCham has several committees in the area of:
These committees are composed of experts in each respective area, and are charged with preparing activities and publications that will improve members' organizational capabilities.
Meetings take place every 3rd Thursday in a month.
Activities are focused mostly on latest trends in Business & Finance management, new legislative changes in the sector (Accounting, Taxation, Banking) and opportunities for further development in this area.
Business & Finance Committee co-chairpersons: Karin Hejmová of Swiss Life Select and Martin Brix of LeasePlan Česká republika.
AmCham CSR Committee focuses on Creating Shared Value (CSV) concept – solving social issues, while increasing company competitiveness.
The Committee is a platform for exchanging experience with strategic CSR that is aligned with a company core business. The Committee organizes panel discussions and proposes articles related to CSR.
Meetings take place every last Friday in a month.
HR Committee is the platform for meetings of HR professionals. HR Committee mission is the platform for discussing challenges in the area of human resources and a catalyst of change to resolve these challenges. Activities are focused primarily on providing our members with insights, latest trends and opportunities for further development in the area of human resources. HR Committee meetings and organized activities serve as a way of sharing experience and have educational format. They shouldn´t be used as a selling point of company goods and services.
Committee is composed of the core members and observers. Member willing to be a core member applies for a core status which needs to be approved by the Committee chairman and AmCham representative. Core members attend the Committee meeting on the regular basis (at least 70% of the meetings). Core members have a decision-making power based on the opinion of the majority and respecting goals and objectives of AmCham. Maximum 20 core members of the Committee allowed (of which 50% service providers and 50% HR corporate representatives).
HR Committee chairperson: Ladislav Kučera of Hays Czech Republic
Meetings take place every 3rd Tuesday in a month.
Activities are focused mostly on latest trends in IT/Telco/Logistics, new technologies, IT tools and best practices for further development of the company.
IT Committee chairperson: Richard Penson of redtoo
Labor Code Social Affairs Committee is a forum of labour lawyers, HR experts and other business professionals, who meet every 6 weeks to discuss current development in Labour Code and other labor issues (legistation plan of ministries, business immigration, upcoming EU legislation, etc.). Main activities of the Committee organized during 2012-2013 were Civil Code Series – series of presentations, panel discussions and sessions about preparation for implementation of the new Civil Code.
LCSAS Committee chairperson: Ladislav Smejkal of Dentons Europe CS LLP
Contact person: Veronika Szentiványiová email@example.com (602 790 012)
Meetings take place every 4th Thursday in a month.
Marketing & Communications Committee mission is to create a discussion forum full of industry experts from both, client and agency side, who identify major marketing & communications issues that influence their daily operations and will be crucial for the future development of the industry and therefore should be shared with interested AmCham members.
Marketing & Communications Committee chairperson: Gustavo Vizcardo of ValensGen
Meetings don´t have exact dates agreed, the Committee meets ad hoc according to what´s agreed during last Committee meeting.
Real Estate Committees partly acts as a platform for sharing best practices & expertise and partly as an advocacy working group identifying, analyzing and advocating major legislative problems related to real estate market.
For 2016-2017 Committee agreed on 3 main activity areas:
Real Estate Committee chairperson: Bert Hesselink of CBRE