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March 06, 2014

Future of Mobile Payments_presentations

On March 6, 2014 AmCham IT & Finance committees organized a discussion on Future of Mobile Payments - trends, what will work for CR, & Mobile security, smartbanking, virtual currencies.

Speakers: Jan Čížek of KPMG & Marek Deml of Deloitte, moderator: Dalibor Kačmář of Microsoft, IT committee chairman

March 04, 2014

Innovative Thinking System (ITS)_presentation

AmCham members met on new innovative program presented by Libor Witassek of DC Vision: Innovative Thinking System (ITS). Click on the title to see more.

March 03, 2014

Presentations from the workshop - Whistleblowing; held on Feb 28

Speakers:

  •     Radomil Bábek, Everesta
  •     Petr Klimeš, assistant of senator Libor Michálek and partner in Paul Peters Consulting
  •     Lee Coles, PricewaterhouseCoopers Česká republika
  •     Hana Bártíková, PricewaterhouseCoopers Česká republika

 

 

March 03, 2014

Real Estate committee chairman 2014/2015 - Elections

AmCham RE Committee runs elections for 2014/2015 RE Committee chairman.

March 02, 2014

Minutes from HR Committee meeting held on February 28, 2014

AmCham HR Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. See some of the topics HR Committee will focus on during the next months: How to use social media for recruiting; Company Culture: The value of values and discussion about the survey “The Future of HR”.

 

February 28, 2014

MR Committee meeting held on Feb_27, 2014_Minutes

AmCham Marketing Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. MR Committee members were invited to contribute to Best office publication. If your company would like to present and share innovative best business practices/innovations/ case studies please send us: Title of the submissions + brief content in English before March 30, 2014.

February 21, 2014

Presentation from workshop on M-files_February 20

AmCham members interested in "How to make managing, finding and tracking documents and business processes easy" met on workshop to get more information, see live demo and hear real examples. To download the presentation click on the title.

February 20, 2014

Minutes from Finance committee meeting held on February 20

AmCham Finance committee members met to discuss and planned further activities for 2Q of 2014. Next committee meeting will be postponed for afternoon: March 20, 2.00pm, AmCham offices.

2014 best office publication: Members are asked to send their proposals for articles delivery (title of the submission + brief summary) before March30. To see more, click on the title.

February 20, 2014

Minutes from Real Estate Committee held on February 19

Real Estate Committee met to plan further steps, discuss current hot issues, and brainstorm topics/main themes for 2014.

Full lenght minutes can be found attached (available under member´s username and password).

February 18, 2014

Minutes from IT committee held on February 18

AmCham IT/Telco committee members met on Feb18 to discuss and plan further activities - plan workshops for April/May 2014 and work on new issues of best office publication. Workshops on financing Innovations and Small/Big data - effective data management are planned. To see more  -click on the title.

February 14, 2014

Presentation from the workshop Mobile marketing held on February 12

On February 12, AmCham held the workshop Mobile marketing driven by Mr. Bela Papp of Microsoft.

February 12, 2014

Minutes from CSR Committee meeting held on February 11

CSR Committee met to to discuss further activities:

·         New AmCham person responsible for CSR Committee agenda

·         Prirority areas, draft activities and issues for 2014

·         2014 Best Office publication - themes proposal

More information available in the attached minutes (available under member´s username and password).

If you are interested to receive more information about CSR Committee please contact ksvobodova at ksvobodova@amcham.cz

February 05, 2014

Presentations from AmCham discussion on Limits & consequences of unethical behaviour in finance

AmCham Finance committee organized on February 5, 2014 discussion on Personal liability from legal and finance profession view with regards of new civil law.

Panelists: Dita Chrastilová & Alice Šrámková of Komora certifikovaných účetních, David Lejček of Advokátní kancelář Balcar Polanský Eversheds, Jan Molín of VŠE.

Click onthe title to get more info.

February 03, 2014

Minutes from HR Committee meeting held on January 31

HR Committee met to to discuss further activities.

Following workshops are planned: Whistleblowing; How to use social media for recruiting? or Company Culture: The value of values. This year Best Office publication and its focus was also a part of the discussion.

More information available in the attached minutes (available under member´s username and password).

January 31, 2014

Minutes from Marketing Committee meeting held on January 30

AmCham Marketing Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities.

January 31, 2014

Presentation from the workshop on How to deliver compelling presentation?

AmCham held the workshop focused on "How to communicate in the right way and reach your target?" driven by Magdaléna Prunerová and Pavel Hrubeš of Mg Consulting s.r.o.

Effective presenting and communicating is not only about using Power Point or write an email. Actually, it is often the less important and the easiest part.
The key to success and expected effect is to know exactly what I want to reach, what is the main message that I want to communicate….and who is my communication partner.

Find the presentation from the workshop attached (available under your username and password).

January 23, 2014

Practical experience in the field of transfer pricing_presentations

The transfer pricing issue is recently becoming one of the main concerns of the tax administration within the EU. The newly established Specialized Financial Authority in the Czech Republic is focus on transfer pricing matters as well. Would you like to be ready for the tax inspection in the field of the transfer pricing?
On the workshop we learned how to effectively set the transfer pricing policy in the company and how to minimize the risks of tax inspection. David Borkovec, Partner of Tax Department at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Alena Banye, APOGEO Valuation Institute Manager, shared experiences from their everyday practice. In addition, Chief Financial Officer Martin Brix described the transfer pricing solution in LeasePlan.

January 23, 2014

Finance Committee meeting held on Jan23_Minutes

AmCham Finance Committee members met on January 23, 2014 to plan further steps, discuss current hot issues, and brainstorm topics/main themes for 2014best office publication: topics like budgeting, competitiveness,customer&supplier' s relationship, how to work with young generation, outsourcing...were mentioned.

If you want to read more, please, login under the company password (right upper corner) and download Minutes.

 

January 21, 2014

Changing role of CIOs _ presentations

Current needs of most businesses are changing, therefore requirements for internal IT departments are changing too. IT with cooperation of HR committee organized a discussion with CIOs to hear their experiences, new challenges they face.

Panelists: Roman Hošek, CIO of AAA Auto  & Vladimír Vojtíšek, CIO of Newton Media

To see their presentations, please, login under your company password (Right upper corner) and download the files.

January 21, 2014

IT Committee meeting held on Jan21, 2014_Minutes

AmCham IT Committee members met to plan other workshops & discussions for 2014 and brainstorm new themes for 2014 best office publication.

Short educational Brief on Trade Secrets - under the new EU Directive provided by Lenka Koláriková of Squire Sanders (US) LLP. If you want to get full Minutes from the meeting, please, login under the company password (right upper corner) and open the file.

January 15, 2014

RE Committee met on January 15th

Real Estate Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. Discussed topics: Overview of the current Real Estate market and discussion of market outlook for 2014, Real Estate questionnaire survey (Q&A), Opening nominations for the Real Estate Committee Chairperson.
To see more click on the title and open Minutes under company name and password.

December 19, 2013

IT Committee met on December 17th

IT committee members met to discuss and plan further activities. Topics planned: for January 2014 - IT as a strategic tool/Changing Role of CIOs. Other topics planned: Future of Mobile payments, Economic Benefits of Indirect government support of Industrial R&D. For more info click on the title.

December 16, 2013

The Future of HR Survey

AmCham together with its member company Everesta prepared the survey finding out the view of Czech managers on the area of human resources as well as how they see its future in companies.

At the same time we would like to find out what are current HR trends and challenges HR employees will have to deal with in the near future.

Please take 5 minutes of your time to fill in the survey in Czech or in English on below links:

One survey respondent will win a dinner voucher provided by Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel chef Roman Paulus for 3course dinner with the bottle of wine for 2 persons in La Rotonde restaurant.

Thank you!

December 05, 2013

Presentations from the Overview of the current Real Estate market held on December 5

Speakers:

  • Deloitte Advisory - Brent Watkins (view on investment outlook and market activity)
  • CBRE - Richard Curran (market activity summary for the commercial markets)
  • JLL - Iva Nováková - (residential markets and outlook)

November 29, 2013

Minutes from Marketing Committee meeting held on November 28

AmCham Marketing Committee met to discuss and plan upcoming activities. During the year 2014 the committee plans to focus on following issues: Presentation skills, Microsoft Mobile Platform, Social Media Monitoring tools, Video Strategy / Video Management, Website updates and modernization, Digital Strategy, Media Monitoring and many more.

If you are interested in reading full lenght minutes open the attachement.

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