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GM Breakfast - informal meeting of General Managers, CEOs, Owners, Partners

March 14, 2014 Art Deco Imperial Hotel, Na Poříčí 15, Prague 1

During these small informal sessions (group of 13 to 15 General Managers with the representatives of the AmCham Board of Directors) you will have a chance to meet key counterparts from the business community and discuss common issues - your business plans for 2014, 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, etc.. Sponsored by: Art Deco Imperial Hotel - www.hotel-imperial.cz Agenda: Introduction Members Introduction - brief info from their sector AmCham initiatives/projects Discussion For general managers/CEOs, owners and partners (R1 representatives). Registration: by email at rpaceltova@amcham.cz.

Developing Leaders in REAL time with Will Linssen, the Practice Leader for Marshall Goldsmith SCC in Europe and Asia

March 11, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Caring for results and caring for people at the same time earmarks effective leaders who have proven to consistently deliver good business performance and engaging their teams at the same time. Will Linssen will share with you how GE, HP, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson and more than 100 other Fortune 500 companies have used a highly effective and systematic approach to leadership and talent development which measurable grows the leadership effectiveness of managers in the organization using Marshall Goldsmith's coaching methodology. Marshall Goldsmith's Stakeholder Centered Coaching process is a very time efficient on the job process where leaders engage with their teams and other stakeholders to drive the effectiveness of themselves and their teams. The effectiveness of this approach to grow and develop leaders in real time has been demonstrated in a comprehensive study among 11,000 leaders in 8 multinationals on 4 continents where 95% of leaders using Marshall Goldsmith's Stakeholder Centered Coaching process have measurably improved their leadership effectiveness. ------------- Drivers of this session: Will Linssen is Practice Leader for Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching in Europe and Asia. He travels the globe training executive coaches and business leaders in using Marshall’s methodology. For more than two decades he has been working with executive teams to measurably improve their leadership and organizational effectiveness. He has held several positions in general management and business management at multinational companies in Europe and Asia. Most of his executive clients hold international positions in a wide range of industries at Fortune 500 Cos across Asia and Europe such as Coca Cola, GSK, Novartis, McDonalds, Philips, ING, Philip Morris, BAT, LG, Standard Chartered Bank, Bayer, Syngenta, AON Hewitt and SC Johnson. Will holds a Master of Science degree in Technology Management from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and a Master degree in Business Administration from IMD, in Switzerland. Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching is a premier global coaching network with more than 800 coaches in 200 cities in 45 countries where all executive coaches are trained and certified in Marshall's unique and highly successful leadership development methodology. Furthermore Marshall is famous for 'No Growth, No Pay' coaching engagements which 'Guarantee Measurable Leadership Growth' where clients only pay after measurable leadership growth has been demonstrated by the leader being coached after a yearlong coaching engagement. With Dr. Eva Benesova, Associate Coach Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching & Owner at Principal Coaching s.r.o. Eva is the first Czech Professional Coach certified by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, an Executive Coach and Psychologist with economical, group analytical and cross cultural background. As owner at Principal Coaching s.r.o. and Managing Partner at Bright Principal s.r.o. Eva works with senior managers and talented individuals experiencing organization, career or life change to enhance their overall effectiveness and life fulfillment. ----------- Registration: For CEOs/GMs/Senior managers. Free of charge for AmCham members Online or by email - registration@amcham.cz For more information contact Renata Paceltova at rpaceltova@amcham.cz

MEASURABLY growing the talent pool in your organization with Will Linssen, the Practice Leader for Marshall Goldsmith SCC in Europe and Asia.

March 10, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Title: MEASURABLY growing the talent pool in your organization Description: Organizations that are focused on improving the leadership effectiveness of its managers not only generate sufficient effective leaders but also produce the required organizational culture outcomes such as high employee engagement, strong talent retention and nourishing high potentials. Will Linssen will share with you how GE, HP, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson and more than 100 other Fortune 500 companies have used Marshall Goldsmith's coaching methodology to develop leaders in real time. Marshall's highly successful Stakeholder Centered Coaching approach creates a very dynamic environment around the leader as (s)he interacts with stakeholders focused on immediate actions that create lasting and long term behavioral change for the leader and the organization (s)he is responsible for. Will will introduce this coaching model to you and show how 95% of leaders using Marshall Goldsmith's Stakeholder Centered Coaching have measurably improved their leadership effectiveness. Drivers of the session: Will Linssen & Eva Benešová Will Linssen is Practice Leader for Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching in Europe and Asia. He travels the globe training executive coaches and business leaders in using Marshall’s methodology. For more than two decades he has been working with executive teams to measurably improve their leadership and organizational effectiveness. He has held several positions in general management and business management at multinational companies in Europe and Asia. Most of his executive clients hold international positions in a wide range of industries at Fortune 500 Cos across Asia and Europe such as Coca Cola, GSK, Novartis, McDonalds, Philips, ING, Philip Morris, BAT, LG, Standard Chartered Bank, Bayer, Syngenta, AON Hewitt and SC Johnson. Will holds a Master of Science degree in Technology Management from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and a Master degree in Business Administration from IMD, in Switzerland. Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching is a premier global coaching network with more than 800 coaches in 200 cities in 45 countries where all executive coaches are trained and certified in Marshall's unique and highly successful leadership development methodology. Furthermore Marshall is famous for 'No Growth, No Pay' coaching engagements which 'Guarantee Measurable Leadership Growth' where clients only pay after measurable leadership growth has been demonstrated by the leader being coached after a yearlong coaching engagement. Eva is the first Czech Professional Coach certified by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, an Executive Coach and Psychologist with economical, group analytical and cross cultural background. As owner at Principal Coaching s.r.o. and Managing Partner at Bright Principal s.r.o. Eva works with senior managers and talented individuals experiencing organization, career or life change to enhance their overall effectiveness and life fulfillment. --------------------- Registration: Target group: HR senior managers Timing: 9.00 - 12.00 Capacity: 25 Free of charge for AmCham members Register online or by email - registration@amcham.cz Contact person: Kristina Svobodová ksvobodova@amcham.cz, 733670787

Future of Mobile payment

March 06, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Areas to be discussed: 1. Mobile payments in the Czech republic · Contactless payments (NFC) o Contactless payment cards o Contactless payment stickers o Payment cards in cell phones · Security aspects and requirements for mobile banking (Smartbanking) o General requirements o Authentication and authorization o Protocols and Communication o Data storage o Application behaviour · Mobile payment systems o MasterCard Mobile o Mobito and its security aspects o PaySec etc. · Security risks of current mobile platforms o Mobile devices usage o Security of individual platforms o Mobile devices security against sales o Security challenges 2. Mobile payments abroad · Google Wallet, ISIS, PayPal, Skrill, Square, Leaf, Moneybookers, etc. 3. Emerging virtual currencies with focus on Bitcoin · Legislation and regulation · Bitcoin security concept · Why to break Bitcoin · Bitcoin Pros and Cons · Potential and real attacks against Bitcoin · Management and risk mitigation concerning Bitcoin 4. Future of mobile payments - which systems will most likely prevail? 5. Discussion ----- Panelists: Jan Čížek of KPMG, Marek Deml of Deloitte Registration: Online under the company password or by email at registration@amcham.cz. FREE for AmCham members. For more info send an email at rpaceltova@amcham.cz

Innovative Thinking System (ITS)

March 04, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Motto: “ Innovate or die “ . With this program you will find out that creativity and innovations are abilities that can be learned. We will teach you how to implement your ideas in your work. You will learn how to create your own innovation in the way of creating and marketing them. Program: 8.30 - 9.00am Business Breakfast 9.00 - 10.00am Innovative Thinking, techniques & practical examples 10.00 - 10.30am Discussion, Q&A Drivers: Libor Witassek of DC Vision Registration: By email at rpaceltova@amcham.cz. CAPACITY is 15 participants. 1 representative per company. For more info send an email at rpaceltova@amcham.cz.

GM Jack Daniel´s Evening

March 03, 2014 T.G. I. Friday´s, Nádražní 110, Prague 5

During these networking sessions you will have a chance to meet key counterparts from the business community and discuss common issues - your business plans for 2014, as well as learn something about Jack Daniel´s and taste Jack Daniel´s Cocktails including the latest product - JD Honey! Hosted by Rosinter CR - TGI Friday's - Planet Sushi - www.tgifridays.cz Registration: Registration by email at rpaceltova@amcham.cz For invited GMs, CEOs, Partners & Owners Capacity is 18 - 20 Guests.

Whistleblowing

February 28, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Description: Part 1: Pannel presentations Speaker 1/ Radomil Bábek, Everesta Whistleblowing • Definition and it´s meaning. • How we can translate it into Czech (looking for the czech equivalents/translations/meanings). Whistleblowers • Types of motivation of moral, ethics, revenge, hate. • How to deal with whistleblowers, how to cope with them, focus on business side. Speaker 2/ Petr Klimeš, assistant of senator Libor Michálek and partner in Paul Peters Consulting • The case study of Mr. Michálek as whistleblower. • Dealing with the topic of whistleblowing. • Sharing the experiences (action/reaction/consequences). • Whistleblowing and Czech Republic? Speaker 3/ Lee Coles, PricewaterhouseCoopers Česká republika Hana Bártíková, PricewaterhouseCoopers Česká republika • Whistleblowing - comparison of the topic in the states of Central Europe/new EU members (laws, regulations, restrictions). Part 2: Discussion, exchange of experience of the participants and pannelists • Topics to be discussed: "Company and coruption environment" - how to cope with situation of corruption ? "Corruption inside company" "Edward Snowden topic" - leaking of NSA documents - challenging question: "Does he behave like a traitor or a hero ?" Moderator: Dušan Jílek, Everesta Duration: 120 min. Capacity: 40 participants Target group: Senior and Junior Managers Register at registration@amcham.cz . Contact person: Kristina Svobodová, ksvobodova@amcham.cz

HR Committee

February 28, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Regular meeting of AmCham HR Committee to discuss and plan upcoming Committee´s initiatives. To find out more about HR Committee´s activities please contact Kristina Svobodova at ksvobodova@amcham.cz.

Social Media Monitoring tools_workshop_Canceled

February 27, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Praha 1

An introductionary presentation of Buzzboot Social Media Monitoring platform - Buzzboot company as a driver of the session Content of the workshop: • how Buzzboot can be used to get an overview of how a topic (set of topics) is percieved on the Internet (buzz, sentiment), • how they can get collected "raw data" for further analysis, • why Buzzboot is better than other similar tools, • how Buzzboot can be integrated into their environment, • example of a typical report that can be created from the data Driver of the workshop: Csaba Csuprai of Buzzboot ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Register at registration@amcham.cz Contact person: Kristina Svobodova, (ksvobodova@amcham.cz)

Marketing Committee

February 27, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Regular meeting of AmCham Marketing Committee to discuss upcoming activities and further initiatives. To receive more information about Marketing Committee and its initiatives please contact Lucie Vrbova at lvrbova@amcham.cz

How to make managing, finding and tracking your documents and business processes easy

February 20, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Workshop on Efficiency of Documents Management Systems (DMS) on SMB companies Driver: Martin Kanyza & David Pater of Digital Resources Take the hassle out of managing, finding and tracking information and processes across your company. With M-Files DMS you can easily and efficiently automate your business processes and workflows - without expensive training and setup. File redundancy and data loss issues disappear, workflow is streamlined and information reuse is maximized. The result is improved business processes, increased productivity and lower costs. M-Files has everything you need in document management, in one affordable system. · Fast search - both "full text" file contents and metadata · Secure, metadata-driven user access permissions · Check-in/check-out with audit trail · Version management · Workflow with email notifications · Fast offline use and remote/mobile access · Support for scanned paper documents and email, OCR · Web interface · iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone apps · Robust interface for connecting to external databases such as a CRM or ERP system · Rich scripting capabilities and a complete Application Programming Interface (API). Case studies and best practices in live demo and real examples. Registration: online at www.amcham.cz under the company password or by email at registration@amcham.cz For more information, contact Renata Paceltova at 724 184 866

Finance Committee

February 20, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Regular meeting of AmCham Finance Committee to discuss upcoming activities and plan workshops for 2014 . AGENDA: 1) planning upcoming activities - workshops for April2014 2) discussing suggested topics/themes for best office publication 2014 ------ Registration: online or at registration@amcham.cz If you don´t know your password, please send us an email. ____________________ For more information about Finance Committee activities and agenda, please, contact Renata Paceltova at rpaceltova@amcham.cz

Real Estate Committee

February 19, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Meeting of Real Estate Committee to discuss and plan upcoming activities. If you are interested in getting more information about RE Committee initiatives please contact Kristina Svobodová at ksvobodova@amcham.cz.

GM Breakfast - location changed

February 19, 2014 Hotel Klárov, U Železné lávky 567/12, Praha 1, 118 00 - new location!

During these small informal sessions (group of 13 to 15 General Managers with the representatives of the AmCham Board of Directors) you will have a chance to meet key counterparts from the business community and discuss common issues - your business plans for 2014, 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, etc.. Sponsored by: ASTEN HOTELS - GROUP CONNECTING THE BEST OF BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN CENTRAL EUROPE www.astenhotels.com Agenda: Introduction Members Introduction - brief info from their sector AmCham initiatives/projects Discussion For general managers/CEOs, owners and partners (R1 representatives). Registration: by email at rpaceltova@amcham.cz.

Outlook of changes in taxes, social security and health insurance for 2014 - assessment and practical experience (in Czech)

February 18, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Several changes of taxation of individuals with negative impact on labor costs are effective as of last year. Mainly solidarity surcharge and cancellation of the maximum assessment base for health insurance contributions deteriorated the ratio between total employer’s costs and employee’s net income. In addition, significant changes have been introduced as of 2014. Based on the results of election polls, an increase in the overall direct tax burden might be expected, including taxes and charges levied on labor. Moreover, there is still the Act on Amendment of Legislation Related to Creation of the Single Collection Point which will be effective as of 2015, unless a new government re-writes it or revokes it. Its application in the current wording would raise the labor costs for most employers due to actual cancellation of the social security and health insurance assessment bases on the employer’s side. Endeavor for its amendment was halted by the government’s fall. Topics for discussion: • What were the actual impacts of the 2013 changes on employers, employees and the state budget, and what effect will the 2014 changes have? • Practical experience – from the employer’s point of view • Might the Czech employers tend to transfer their high-earning employees (and/or assignees) abroad? • Does the uncertainty impair the attractiveness of the Czech Republic from foreign investors’ point of view? • What might be expected and how should the employers prepare for potential alternatives? Panelists: Stanislav Kouba - Ministry of Finance Lucie Rytířová – Deloitte Štěpán Lukeš - IBM Registration: online via amcham.cz or at registration@amcham.cz. Contact person: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz.

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