November 27, 2009 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1
Regular meeting of HR Committee members followed by two different Roundtables - one for suppliers of HR services and one for HR Specialists, HR Managers and HR Directors of member companies - with the possibility to share experiences and best practices.
October 30, 2009 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1
September 25, 2009 Johnson & Johnson, s.r.o.- Karla Engliše 3201/6, Praha 5
Regular meeting of HR Committee members followed by two different Roundtables - one for suppliers of HR services and one for HR Specialists, HR Managers and HR Directors of member companies - with the possibility to share experiences and best practices. Topics of the roundtable for suppliers of HR services: - What is the most discussed issue with HR people nowadays? - Exchanging general information on HR business. - What has changed with the financial crisis in terms of business, clients´ expectations and candidates´? - Specific priorities of clients in the time of economic crisis. - How to defend price in the time of economic crisis. - Situation in the market of HR services - is the crisis over? - Companies priority changes in the financial crisis and how we (HR services suppliers) can help them in this situation. - Changes in HR needs of our clients and how we as an HR services supplier can modify our services and approach. Topics of the roundtable for employees in HR: - Development of HR professionals as Business Partners (in all areas of HR where there is contact with business teams or departments). - Non-financial motivation of employees. - Current issues facing HR professionals in the CR; labour market trends; corporate culture and equal opportunity programs. - Current trends on the local labor market & generic discussion on current challenger. - HR in the times of the "global crisis". - HR suppliers - the issues we are currently facing. - Company response to the Pension Insurance Act changes.
September 22, 2009 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Praha 1
Agenda: Issues and trends in industrial real estate, focus on restructuring and refinancing Cost effective solutions by TAKENAKA Corporation - Case study Where to find savings in today's industrial property market? Effective facility management - how to save money? Q & A Speakers: PricewaterhouseCoopers Česká republika, s.r.o. - Richard Jones, Director Cushman & Wakefield, s.r.o. - Ferdinand Hlobil, Partner TAKENAKA Europe GmbH - Shinsuke Baba, Design Manager - Czech Republic, OKIN GROUP, a. s. - Martin Koštíř Free of charge for AmCham members and registered guests. For more details and registration contatct Renata Paceltova at email@example.com or 724184866.
September 04, 2009 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1
August 27, 2009 Na Rovince 889, Ostrava
Briggs & Stratton Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of small, air-cooled engines for lawn and garden and other outdoor power equipment. The company is also the largest producer of generators and pressure washers in the United States. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on all seven continents. Factory in Ostrava, situated on 3 hectares in the Hrabova industrial zone, manufactures vertical-shaft petrol engines for lawn and garden applications. Production started in December 2006.
August 27, 2009 Hotel Atom Ostrava, Zkrácená 2703, Ostrava
General Managers' breakfast organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic (AmCham) and hosted by Hotel Atom Ostrava. Special guest: William Cabaniss, ambassador from the United States to the Czech Republic from 2004 until 2006 During these small informal sessions (group of 10 to 15 General Managers with the representatives of the AmCham) you will have a chance to meet key counterparts from the business community and discuss common issues- your business plans for 2009, the possible co-operation with our organization in the future - as well as learn about what AmCham is doing to improve the business climate, what are our new projects for the year 2009, in which areas AmCham can help, etc. For General Managers/CEOs/Owners/Partners of the companies only. Please send us your confirmation / R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 26, 2009 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1
Agenda: 1. Introduction of new chairperson and his plans 2. Discussion about events that were held last year 3. Promotion of HR events 4. Cooperation with other HR organizations
June 24, 2009 Grandhotel Brno, Benešova 18-20, Brno
The economic crisis that is turning the world upside down can severely damage a company’s success. Or it can be an opportunity to distinguish yourself from the competition. It can be a chance to rise to the top of the class. What does it depend on ? The leader is the difference maker during a world crisis. During a downturn, the leader must make good decisions and follow a sound strategy to survive and prosper. In order to accomplish this difficult task, the leader must have the right tools and techniques. What is the best management tool or strategy in handling an econmomic crisis? What is the one change you have made in 2009 to help your company? What is the most important thing to keep intact during the downturn? What have you learned in 2009 that will make your company stronger in 2010? speaker: Jorge Cooper, Partner, Dynargie, s.r.o., www.dynargie.cz
June 16, 2009 Mandarin Oriental, Prague, Nebovidská 459/1, Prague 1
Some cultures admire individuality; others venerate self-effacement. Some employees expect decisive action from the top with minimal discussion, others expect participation and to be heard. Some leaders seek to be challenged, some think it unacceptable. What should employees expect when working in different cultures? How should they adapt, and yet remain authentic? How should a leader behave towards teams with differing expectations? – When one leadership style will inspire some, yet frustrate others? A senior panel discussion event on the topic of Leadership in a cross-cultural environment with speakers of different nationalities on different management styles (typical values in management for different nationalities, sense of humor, etc.) followed by discussion. Come to hear about the differences of working in companies headed by different nationalities, and leading multi-cultural staff. Speakers: Ronald Adams, Chairman/CEO, TATRA Jane Gilson, General Manager, MICROSOFT Alvise Giustiniani, Managing Director, Philip Morris ČR Clemens Hoerth, General Manager, Mandarin Oriental, Prague Grégoire Pinton, General Manager, Assistance Services, Europe, International SOS Assistance (CZ) s.r.o. Mike Short, Chief Executive Officer, Plzensky Prazdroj, a.s. Adam Stranak, Director MD Office, Panasonic Sanjiv Suri, President & CEO, Zátiší Catering Group Moderator: Jan Valdinger, Managing Partner, Change Partnership Hosted by Mandarin Oriental, Prague
May 27, 2009 Park Inn Hotel Ostrava, Orchard Hotel a.s., Hornopolni 3313/42, Ostrava
1. Share deal vs. asset deal – účetní a daňové souvislosti, daňová optimalizace separování majetku, přesun funkcí a rizik 2. Možnosti daňové konsolidace zisků a ztrát Vazba na přesun funkcí / daňové řízení holdingů, fúze a změny právních forem společností, využití transparentních struktur 3. Financování Obecné pravidla daňové uznatelnosti úroků, debt push down efekty při financování projektů, specifika úpravy nízké kapitalizace, omezení daňové uznatelnosti úroků ve specifických případech. 4. Aplikace srážkových daní a možnosti jejich optimalizace Contact person: Martina Kopecna, email@example.com
May 27, 2009 AmCham Offices, Dušní 10, Praha 1
AGENDA: 1. What is the origin of the bubble? 2. Transformation mechanism of a financial crisis into an economic crisis 3. Economic growth versus development on the stock exchange 4. Development of stock prices – unprecedented crash or normal situation? 5. Should one invest into stock under the current situation? 6. How long will it take until the trend reverses and stock prices return to the levels before the crisis? 7. Conclusion & Discussion Speaker: Mgr. Ing. Václav Novotný, Managing Director, Advanced Risk Management, s.r.o. The seminar and follow-up discussion is beneficial especially for business owners, top managers and private investors. AmCham Contact person: Renata Paceltova at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 26, 2009 Rytířský sál Nové radnice, Dominikánské náměstí 1, 602 00 Brno-střed
Mayor Onderka will in his speech to AmCham members introduce city development plans, conditions for doing business in Brno and cooperation between the city and private sector.
May 21, 2009 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1
Content: - massive headcount reduction is not "business as usual" - holistic approach to lay-offs: from preparation to execution - preserving values Speaker: Ivana Watson, Hewitt Associates
May 15, 2009 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1
1. Election of new chairman/woman 2. Discussion about possible cooperation with other HR organizations 3. Discussion about past and future seminars