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Doing business

Articles, interviews, research & studies, press releases from and about AmCham member companies related to the Czech business environment.

Managing business

Articles sharing best practices and knowledge of managing a business. Shared expertise and experiences of our community are available in this section to raise the standards of operational excellence.

Prague to Gain New Long-Haul Connection This Year Thanks to Doha, Qatar Route

21.07.2017, Company: Český Aeroholding, a.s.

Qatar Airways announced an early launch of operations of its direct scheduled connection between Prague and Doha, the capital of Qatar. The carrier originally planned to launch the service during the 2018 summer season, but the first flight on the route will happen this year, on Monday, 21 August 2017. The route will then be operated on a daily basis. This is the result of intensive negotiations between the carrier and Prague Airport representatives carried out all last year.

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Successful representation of Algotech in its capital investment in HUGPORT

21.07.2017, Company: Dvořák Hager & Partners, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.

Dvořák Hager & Partners represented Algotech in its purchase of a share of HUGPORT, a start-up providing digital signage solutions. Our legal services included the complete preparation of contractual documentation and support in the negotiation process.

Tags: Awards & Achievements | Law |
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PASSERINVEST proposes a new concept for the completion of transport infrastructure in the Czech Republic and in Prague

21.07.2017, Company: PASSERINVEST GROUP, a.s.

PASSERINVEST Group has responded to a burning problem of the Czech Republic – an incomplete and inadequate network of motorways and large-capacity roads, as well as the stagnant development of the metro in Prague. PASSERINVEST brings its own concept of completing the transport infrastructure both in Prague and throughout the Czech Republic, in connection with the traffic situation and transport solutions in neighbouring countries. The project aims to accelerate the completion of the existing roads and the construction of new 644 km of motorways and 1,274 km of large-capacity roads, because a high-quality transport infrastructure is key to ensuring the prosperity of the Czech Republic.

Tags: Politics | Business Development | Real Estate |
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CBRE advises on the sale of Avenir Business Park

21.07.2017, Company: CBRE s.r.o.

  • Avenir consists of ca. 25,300 sq m of lettable area in 6 above ground floors and 519 parking spaces in 2 underground floors and outside.
  • The sale of Avenir Business Park represents a successful off-market disposal. 

Tags: Business Development | Real Estate |
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Entry of Czech Republic into Euro Area

20.07.2017, Company: Česká spořitelna, a.s.

After the Czech National Bank ended its one-sided peg of the Czech koruna to the euro, the question of switching to the euro for good has re-emerged. However, few of the major domestic stakeholders seem to support the idea. Euro adoption thus seems unlikely, unless outside pressure rises significantly.

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eDohled = online monitoring & IT committee

20.06.2017, Amcham

Download the presentation about eDOHLED prepared by Jaroslav Mráček of Vodafone  and see upcoming activities below.

Investing into older office objects is not worth that anymore, we can expect conversions to their original use

20.06.2017, Marketplace

The Czech office property market, in particular the Prague market, has recorded an intensive construction of modern office buildings in past years. During a single year 2015,  the Prague market absorbed approximately 190,000 square meters of new office space, and also for this and the next year there is expectation of new development. Due to this situation, older office objects are becoming slowly uncompetitive. 

Tags: Real Estate |

Start searching for your office space in good time

14.06.2017, Marketplace

Decalogue for companies looking for new office space 

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Can an office improve your ability to recruit people and retain them?

12.06.2017, Amcham

It sure does not hurt.

“The office is the first impression people have of how it will be to work with you,” said Ladislav Kučera, the head of Hays, and chair of AmCham’s Human Resource Committee, “and that is becoming more and more important. A few years ago, the compensation you offered counted for 70-80% of a recruit’s decision. Now, it is 60%. Where you are located, the quality and style of your building, and the atmosphere in your office is a big part of that other 40%. You should not discount how much the decision is influenced by the recruit’s first impression when they walk in the building.”

Knowing your DNA will help you improve your health, performance and appearance

7.06.2017, Marketplace

Most of us try to look our best and we use nutrition to improve our health, performance and appearance. However, how is it possible that someone benefits really well when changing their lifestyle habits, losing fat and improving their fitness? And someone else who uses the same - scientifically proven recommendations - is not that effective or is getting very slow results, which kills his/her motivation? The answer to this may be hidden in our DNA.

Tags: Health |

New AmCham Members & Upgrades in June 2017

1.06.2017, Amcham

It´s our pleasure to inform you about new companies which have decided to join AmCham: DXC Technology to join as a Corporate member in IT industry sector and Bříza & Trubač, advokátní kancelář to join as a Small Business member. Current Corporate member, ExxonMobil Business Support Center Czechia, has upgraded its membership to Corporate Patron.

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