AmCham 2020 General Assembly: Debating the key questions facing your business and the Czech economy - Outline

The COVID19 pandemic has disrupted economic equilibrium, and will continue to. Business leaders face more unknown unknowns than at any point in the last half century. With its General Assembly series of events, AmCham will attempt to pose the questions you need to guide your business successfully through the pandemic and beyond, and rely on the unified expertise of its members to find the answers that will enable us to become a top ten economy in the EU by 2025.



Questions answered:





December 10, 2020 at 8.45 am. What role will the automotive industry play in our future economy? 

Can the Czech Republic maintain- or improve- its competitive position as the automotive industry transform the automobile- and how it is made? A panel discussion featuring Martin Jahn of Volkswagen and Tomáš Vondrák of Continental. Moderated by Petr Knap of EY.






December 7, 2020 at 4.30 pm. How will the Biden economic policy impact the world?

A special AmCham intelligence session debated the shape of American economic policy over the next four years with former Speaker of House John Boehner and former Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Joe Crowley.



November 27, 2020 at 9 am. What is the future of the employer and employee relationship?

Who will work for us, and where? Discussion on the key changes in workforce wrought by the crisis. We addressed three hypotheses: A majority of people will work from anywhere.(Pros and Cons) Organizational culture will change dramatically as the connection to a physical office declines. The emotional “agreement” between employer and employee to supersede the legal contract. Led by Rebecca Grattan of Avast, Jaroslava Rezlerová of ManpowerGroup Czech Republic and Rainer Bogner of ExxonMobil, moderated by Andrea Hepnerová.

Contact Nelly Tomcikova for recording of the discussion.



November 26, 2020 at 2 pm. How can the pandemic help us become The Country for the Future? 

A discussion with Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček, Deputy Minister Petr Očko, Milan Šlapák of GE Aviation, Tomáš Kolář of Linet, Ondřej Krajíček of Y Soft Corporation, Michal Klimeš of HPe and Martin Jahn of VW on how we can use the changes caused by the pandemic to achieve our common goal of being a leading tech economy. AmCham brief with KPIs and policy recommendations introduced.



November 10, 2020, 2 pm. What type of private investment will spur recovery AND accelerate the country's transformation into a high-tech research-based economy? 

Public investment in salaries and loan guarantees is stabilizing the economy. Private investment, especially those which can multiply the effect of EU funds, will be what determines how well economies move out of the crisis. The AmChams of CEE have put together a roster of the leaders (including Dalibor Kačmář of Microsoft Czech Republic, Ondřej Vlček of Avast Antivirus, Milan Šlapák of GE Aviation and Michel Perret of Carrier Refrigeration) of companies that have made pathbreaking investments in the region. They will make the business case for those investments and discuss the potential for such investments to multiply.

Contact Nelly Tomcikova for recording of the discussion.



November 5, 2020, 9.30 am. Czech Residential Market: When should I buy, when should I sell? 

Discussion led by Real Estate Council Chair Bert Hesselink of CTP Invest, with presentations by Michal Skořepa of Česká spořitelna, Blanka Vačková of JLL, Lenka Preslová of PASSERINVEST GROUP, Petr Hána of Deloitte and Jan Adámek of Jan Hospitality

Contact Nelly Tomcikova for recording of the discussion.



About Amcham

country profile

Twitter feed