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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.

Plzeňský Prazdroj: Business Fit for the Future

19.08.2019, Company: Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s.

For 177 years we have been using the best ingredients to brew our legendary bottom fermented, triple-mashed Pilsner Urquell beer. We are proud to say that our beer has become a symbol of tradition and quality, and we do our best to make sure that many future generations will also enjoy it. We take sustainability very seriously and it has become a key part of our business. To read more about our latest achievemement, click here.

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Clifford Chance advises Technistone, a manufacturer of quartz stone, on the sale of the company to Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces

19.08.2019, Company: Clifford Chance Prague LLP, organizační složka

Clifford Chance advised the owners of Technistone on the sale of the company to Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces.

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GDPR consequencies and Marcom competencies

15.08.2019, Company: Vysoká škola finanční a správní, a.s. / University of Finance and Administration

The competent marketing professionals and skilled specialist (especially data analyst )  are always ( today more than ever) on high demand.Combination of hands on approach and strong theoretical background  including the ability to work under the time pressure is needed. Apart from that GDPR implementation has brought  into the end-to-end marketing communication process not only number of new challenges( for ex. for Direct Marketing) , but  new level of complexity as well. The solution exist –to study at the University of Finance and Administration.

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RENOMIA continues to grow significantly and teams up with strong partner to support long-term development

15.08.2019, Company: RENOMIA, a. s.

RENOMIA, the leading insurance broker in Central and Eastern Europe, continues to strengthen its position for further successful long-term and dynamic development. Gallagher, a leading risk management consulting firm and the fourth largest insurance broker in the world, with sales of over USD 6 billion and 30,000 employees, will join RENOMIA as a 30% minority shareholder. The majority shares will stay with founders of the company. RENOMIA will continue operation under the same brand name, under the management of its current shareholders and executive team and will carry on its present course towards achieving its vision and strategy. RENOMIA will continue its expansion in all segments across the CEE region and improve the way it provides services to its clients. RENOMIA and Gallagher share the same values, both are built on professionalism and run by family shareholders. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.

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Employee sickness now more costly for employers in the Czech Republic

15.08.2019, Company: bnt attorneys-at-law s.r.o.

The three-day waiting period for sick leave compensation has been abolished as of 1 July 2019, and ailing employees thus receive payments from the first day of sickness.

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AmCham President Michal Chour outlines 2019 agenda

13.08.2019, Amcham

Michal Chour has been involved in AmCham's tourism advocacy for over a decade. He recognizes that this industry, like so many others, now needs to transition from a volume business to a value-added one. His goal as AmCham president is to help align interests so the sum for the country is greater than all the parts.

International Survey on retirement: Sleepwalking into retirement poverty?

8.03.2019, Marketplace

People in Europe, the USA and Australia could be sleepwalking into long-term saving and spending problems. The ING International Survey Savings 2019, the eighth in an annual series, confirms that 61% of people living in 13 European countries worry about having enough money in retirement. Responses are similar in the USA and Australia.

AmCham Leadership Case Studies: Revenue today vs. Revenue tomorrow

27.11.2018, Amcham

Success in the hotel business is governed by the RevPar rate: the amount of revenue the hotel generates per available room per month. To succeed, you need to fill as many of your rooms as possible at the maximum possible rate. The challenge is this: if you fill all of your rooms all of the time, the rooms begin to show signs of wear. And if you want to raise rates as much as possible, you have to have quality rooms with the latest technology and equipment. To keep the rooms fresh and modern, you have to refurbish them regularly. How do you maintain revenue and occupancy while still keeping your rooms and conference facilities above market standard? 


AmCham 2018 Thanksgiving Message: Delivered by Magdalena Soucek, EY, Past President and Board Member

24.11.2018, Compete

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family, to share memories, and express gratitude to those who have helped us along the way.

Customers are looking for largest warehouses in Plzeň and Ústí regions

21.06.2018, Marketplace

CBRE, a global leader in commercial real estate services published its latest CBRE REAL DEMAND BAROMETER – a study monitoring demand for warehouses all over Czech Republic over past two years. It shows large differences between regions (kraje) – while in Karlovarský region was the typical (median) request for warehouses exceeding 13 thousand square meters, in Olomoucký region the median demanded warehouse floor space was only 600 square meters.

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Loosening the Belt: Number of Overweight Czechs Significantly Rising

12.03.2018, Marketplace

Christmas is long behind us and we are already several weeks into the New Year. Weeks during which – according to statistics – the majority of us lose interest in or the will to keep their New Year’s resolutions, including probably the most frequent one – to lose weight and start exercising more. This is a pity considering that 71% of men and almost 57% of women in the Czech Republic are suffering from excessive weight or obesity: the highest percentages ever recorded. 

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