2016 General Assembly held at Pražská křižovatka

  • Michal Nebeský of Citibank re-elected to serve as AmCham president in 2016-17.
  • New Prague promotional video unveiled.
  • Bert Hesselink of CBRE awarded AmCham Wings Award.
  • Future of Prague and Design Market a part of the evening.

During the annual General Assembly held on 16 June 2016 at Prazska krizovatka, Michal Nebeský, Citibank Country Officer for Czech Republic,  was re-elected to serve as AmCham President. New video promoting Prague as the right investment destination to current and potential investors was unveiled. As a part of the evening sponsored by Delta Air Lines selected visions of how could Prague look like and what it should be in the future were presented by a number of companies and individuals.

“I would like to thank each of you for your membership and participation in the AmCham this year, and to thank the board for again entrusting me to lead the organization for another year,” Nebeský said in his acceptance speech.

The president´s initiatives are supported by the Executive Committee of the AmCham Board of Directors. Each of them is responsible for certain area of AmCham activities. This year the Executive Committee consists of the following vice-presidents:

  • Jan Brázda of Constellation
  • Václav Novotný of Cordia Consulting
  • Michal Chour of Radisson Blu Alcron
  • Sanjiv Suri of Zátiší Group

Prague, Rising Above video

“We believe we need to join our city development plans and our national economic strategy together. Cities create regional economies, and regional economies are what construct national economies.  We need to urge that our strategies are built from the bottom up, not the top down. And, since our cities are the driving force of our economic success, we need to do more to make them creative and entrepreneurial centers of not only this country, but the continent. That is why we decided to make a promotional video that companies and officials can use to inform and attract people to come and do business in Prague,” explained Nebeský the reason for creating the new video promoting Prague as a great investment destination.

Wings Award

The time and talents of AmCham members are what make the organization thrive. Without the voluntary efforts of dozens of members throughout the year, our organization would not be able to advocate new reforms, organize insightful seminars, and make the connections that bring greater prosperity to the country.
2016 General Assembly recognized members’ acts of social responsibility by awarding the third annual Wings Award for a member who has made significant contributions to AmCham activities in the recent past. These acts not only brought a benefit to the AmCham, but to the business community as a whole. This year the award went to Bert Hesselink of CBRE.

Future of Prague

During the General Assembly members could see the visions and products of some people and companies who have an idea of how the city can be better. “The theme tonight is the Future of Prague. And the future will be determined by the kind of people it attracts, and how well those people can work together to make the sum of what we create much greater than our individual contributions,” explained Nebeský.
List of hand-made products presented:

  • CYDWOQ shoes
  • CLONKA Japanese wooden jewelry
  • SUIT & ME tailor-made suits
  • PageFive bookstore 
  • Lady AnnaHell pin-up dress
  • Paola Desiderio Italian crocheted dress

List of companies presenting future ideas:

  • PRAGUE AIRPORT BUS / Czech Aeroholding 
  • RADOTÍN CENTER / Czech Green Building Council
  • MASARYKOVO NADRAZI / Penta Investments 

The review of activities and successes during past membership year 2015-16 can be found at current Year-End Report here.


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