Best Office Committees

“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.

If you are interested to participate in any of above mentioned committees please contact Lucie Vrbová at lvrbova@amcham.cz (733 685 318) or Renáta Paceltová at rpaceltova@amcham.cz (724 184 866).

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.

 
Business & Finance Committee
 

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.

Organized activities:

  • Monthly Committee meetings
  • Educational (Edu) briefs in the form of 20minute presentation on current relevant business topics followed by Q&A part.
  • Small educational workshops forFinance/Accounting/Tax/Business/Sales representatives.
  • Panel Discussions on the latest trends.
  • Preparation of Finance management/Taxation/Shared Services/Business best practices parts of Best Office publication.

Business & Finance Committee co-chairpersons: Karin Hejmová of Swiss Life Select and Martin Brix of LeasePlan Česká republika.

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
 

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.

 

Human Resources Committee
 

Meetings take place every 4th Friday in a month.

HR Committee mission is to be the platform for discussing challenges in the area of human resources and to be 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.

Organized activities:

  • Monthly Committee meetings dedicated to planning & discussing new ideas and activities.
  • Ten-minute Talks organized during every Committee meeting where a member within ten-minute talk on a beneficial topic shares knowledge, speak about new trends or shows different way of doing things. Talks are followed by twenty-minute discussion.
  • Panel Discussion on carefully reviewed topics to make sure that the latest knowledge and networking opportunities are provided.
  • Preparation of HR parts of Best Office publication.

HR Committee chairperson: Ladislav Kučera of Hays Czech Republic

 

IT/Telco Committee
 

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.

Organized activities:

  • Monthly Committee meetings
  • Educational (Edu) briefs in the form of 20minute presentation on current relevant IT & Telco topics followed by Q&A part.
  • Seminars on legal issues related to data protection, online business & internet of things.
  • Best practices from implementations of new technologies/tools - such as Cloud.
  • Preparation of IT, Logistics & Telco parts of Best Office publication

IT Committee chairperson: Richard Penson of redtoo

 

Labor Code Social Affairs Committee
 

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 veronika@amcham.cz (602 790 012)

 

Marketing & Communications Committee
 

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.

Organized activities:

  • Monthly Committee meetings
  • CEO talks organized during Committee meetings featuring selected CEO sharing his/her expectations and requirements towards company´s marketing & communications teams.
  • Seminars & workshops formats are used for sharing know-how, best practices & latest trends.

Marketing & Communications Committee chairperson: Gustavo Vizcardo of ValensGen

 

Real Estate Committee
 

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:

  1. City Development: the goal is to positively influence the development of Prague and Brno to make both cities internationally more competitive and attractive for business and better places for living
  2. Real Estate Market outlook: the goal is to educate AmCham members on the real estate market
  3. Corporate Real Estate: the goal is to educate members of AmCham on how they can improve the performance of the real estate they use for running their businesses

Real Estate Committee chairperson: Bert Hesselink of CBRE

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