May 09, 2013
On May 3, AmCham held a panel discussion at the NGO Market organized by Forum2000. Five panelists discussed their experiences with creating shared value through cooperation of business and non-government organization.
April 30, 2013
On April 30th Amcham Finance committee organized a workshop on US FATCA. Click on the title for more information.
April 29, 2013
AmCham HR Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. Proposals for last 2013 Best Office publication contributions were collected (issues of HR Outsourcing, Aging Population or Recruiting through Social Media). Upcoming discussions and debates were planned - Customer Services in Prague (for May 31 - to be confirmed and announced soon) and Debates on Quotas in Management (to take place on June 14). For later this year (Q4) topics of 'What skills and qualification changes is manufacturing facing?' or 'People Testing / Assessment Centres' are planned to be discussed.
April 29, 2013
April 25, 2013
AmCham Marketing Committee met to discuss and plan next activities. Possible topic of next workshop of Effective Marketing with... series was discussed - Viral Videos (it would be held on May 30 - will be confirmed and announced soon). Information on 2013 Best Office publication contributions were shared and date of articles delivery was agreed. Committee discussed its potential involvement in planned Future of Prague conference that will be held on May 16. Further information is available in the attached minutes (can be downloaded under members´ username and password).
April 24, 2013
Outcomes from the workshop on Unleash the Power of Diversity at Work: How to Manage Gender and Cultural Differences in Your Company
The workshop included:
- scientific research-based overview of the most important gender-related challenges that affect almost every workplace
- tools to use to implement successful diversity programs
- case study for the group to apply what has been discussed
- a candid discussion about gender-related challenges participants are experiencing in their workplace
Presentation from the workshop can be found attached (available under your username and password).
April 19, 2013
AmCham Finance committee members met on April18 to discuss upcoming activities, plan further workshops and submissions for best office 2013 publication.
Members can still register to our upcoming seminar on US FATCA impacts in the Czech Republic - April30, and also to our next workshop on Optimization of accounting department (real case study by representative of Accenture and Skanska) - May20.
AmCham members can still nominate their article/case study for next issue of best office 2013 publication - send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info, click on the title.
April 18, 2013
On April 18, 2013 AmCham finance committee held a workshop on VAT in Congress Business. Click on the title to get more information.
April 16, 2013
AmCham IT committee members met on April16 to plan further events and discuss content of best office publication2013.
April 10, 2013
On April 5th AmCham held a discussion on eHealth with the representatives from Ministry of Health, KPMG, IBM, Pardubická krajská nemocnice, Euroclinicum, and Znalecký ústav Apogeo. Moderated by Karla Voráčková of KPMG. For more info, please, click on the title.
April 05, 2013
AmCham members and invited guests met at Y Soft Corporation in Brno (AmCham Patron) for a discussion on Alternative sources of financing. To get more info click on the title.
March 30, 2013
Marketing Committee met to discuss and plan next activities. Committee agreed that the whole day paid training on Leveraging Facebook Usage will be held in June. Members can still send their proposals for 2013 Best Office publication articles delivery until April 15 (MarCom perspectives of the defined trends). Committee discussed its contribution to the Future of Prague conference that is about to be held in May. It agreed that the workshop on How to make tourists stay longer in Prague (from 2 to 3 nights)? will be proposed and concrete proposals of what needs to be done will be prepared. Committee will discuss this concrete proposal during the next meeting on April 25. More information is attached in the minutes.
March 29, 2013
AmCham HR Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. New topics related to Future of... series were brainsormed (can be found in the attached document). Members can still send their submissions on selected topics for 2013 Best Office publication (until April 15). In the near future HR Committee will hold two workshops - one on Innovation in Language Learning and one on How to Tap into the Potential of your Diversity (both will be driven by famous foreign experts, you can register through our Activities Schedule) and in June the debate on Quotas in Management will take place.
March 27, 2013
March 26, 2013
March 21, 2013
AmCham Real Estate Committee met to discuss upcoming events and activities. Preparation and questions related to the briefing on Prague Master Plan and final version of the new Construction code that will take place in April were discussed and brainstormed. Committee also discussed its possible contribution to the prepared conference on Future of Prague that will take place in May and will deal with issues related to Tourism, Research & Development and Companies headquarters. Finally this year´s theme of 2013 Best Office publication - Future of Work - was discussed and committee came up with proposals of contributions related to real estate issues. Minutes of the committee including more detailed information can be found attached.
March 21, 2013
Finance committee members met to discuss further activities and plan events till June2913. Areas discussed:
1]Upcoming event: Alternativní zdroje financování - Brno/April 5 - v češtině, register online
2)Other topics discussed - planning:
Future of Mobile payments - three-way discussion: providers/banks, technology/IT tools, retailers/Hotels/consumers
VAT in Congress Business - workshop /April18
For more info click on the title.
March 20, 2013
AmCham IT committee held on March 19 a workshop on Big Data. AmCham members discussed HR aspects and IT tools to work with structured but also unstructured big data.
David Bentley, Country Manager and Tech Practice Group Leader at SpenglerFox CR
Jeff Medeiros, Professor for IT Management at University of New York in Prague
Robert Havránek, Product Manager for Application Platforms, Microsoft Czech Republic
Václav Provazník, Technology Solutions Manager at Oracle Consulting Czech Republic
Presentations are available - click on the title.
March 19, 2013
IT committee members met on March 19 to discuss further activities and plan events till June2013. Areas discussed:
1] eHealth / discussion is planning for Apr8
2] Mobile Device Management - suggest possible speakers/representatives of companies with experiences with BYOD. All suggestions for speakers, structure, please, send by email before April5
3] IT outsourcing
4] Join AmCham IT Group / subgroup on LinkedIn to follow discussion of IT committee members.
For more info, contact Renata Paceltova at email@example.com.
February 28, 2013
Workshop held on February 25 was be led by Weronika Sobolak, Client Partner Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook, Dublin. Presentation from the workshop is attached.
February 27, 2013
February 25, 2013
AmCham Marketing Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities.
2013 Best Office publication and 9 trends that will be tackled in the publication were discussed from marketing point of view as contribution of Marketing Committee to the publication. Individual trends and concrete proposals can be found in the minutes. Involvement of Marketing Committee in the preparation of the discussion on eHealth systems was discussed as well.
February 22, 2013
AmCham HR Committee met on February 22 to discuss and plan upcoming activities. Committee discussed its contribution to agreed trends that will be tackled in 2013 Best Office publication. Agreed trends can be found in the attached minutes. Topics of Quotas in Management and Assessment Centres were agreed and separate events will be organized to discuss them more closely. At the next Committee meeting which will be held on March 27 Future of... series concept will be discussed and concrete HR Committee participation will be brainstormed.
February 21, 2013
AmCham Real Estate Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. In upcoming months members will have the chance to discuss the development of the newly prepared Prague City Master Plan (April 10) or talk to Ministry of Regional Development Deputy Minister about the final version of new Construction Code. RE Committee discussed also its contribution to Future of Prague initiative and other topics. More information can be found in the attached minutes.
February 20, 2013
AmCham partnered a conference “Business's Answers to Social Issues” in January 2013. Mr. Norman Eisen, the US Ambassador, opened the conference, which then continued with discussion of Czech business leaders: Libor Malý (Adato Paradigma), Luděk Niedermayer (Deloitte), Milan Vašina (T-Mobile), Ondřej Beneš (Veolia), Dita Stejskalová (Ogilvy), Martin Hausenblas (Adler International) and Erik Tabery (Respekt). The event was concluded by practical workshops. Presentations and other materials can be downloaded here.