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Collaboration serves innovation; impact follows people

Now that the end of summer is near, let us continue our journey to create sustainable positive impact together.
 
On 15 September, after many months of online being, we hope to connect and share inspiring stories during our annual Prinsjesdag event.
 
Supported by our online community platform, we have embarked On the Road to Smart Industry together with the Netherlands Embassy, Smart Industry Netherlands, the Czech Ministry for Industry & Trade, and IDC. The aim is to build a strong network of business, government, and academia to create the value proposition Czech Smart Industry 2025 and identify practical steps to get there.

Join us at our next event On the Road to Smart Industry on 22 September and experience yourself what a Smart Industry Field Lab in The Netherlands looks like.
 
On this journey, we will no doubt come across many innovative ideas and the creative heroes behind them: on 18 March 2021 we will be applauding them during the Creative Heroes Award ceremony. Supported by ŠKODA AUTO, the Creative Heroes Award journey also includes an Accelerator programme that will be executed by our Patron member, Impact Hub.
 
You can join any of the NCCC Traders by Nature events to learn, bring knowledge, share experience, to challenge, gain positive energy, and get innovate ideas that will ultimately lead to sustainable positive impact on people, society and the environment.

Bastiaan Brouns
Director NCCC Traders by Nature


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Prinsjesdag 2020

Tuesday 15 September 2020, from 17:30-21:30 
at
SmetanaQ, Smetanovo nábřeží 334/4, Prague 1

We will start with the opening speech from Pavel Iványi, NCCC President, and the Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Kees Klompenhouwer, who will summarize the ‘Troonrede’. Simona Bagarová from Management pro neziskovky, our charity partner, will introduce the D.O.M.A. project. And finally, we will learn How a commercial business becomes market leader by having a sustainable positive impact on people and poverty presented by Ynzo van Zanten, Chief Evangelist at Tony’s Chocolonely.
We look forward to meeting you at this year's Prinsjesdag more than ever!

Reserve your seat now at our Community platform.

Sailing through Brainport Industries Campus Eindhoven

Tuesday 22 September 2020, from 10:00-12:00 
Hybrid event: online & in person: at Places Albatros, Na Pernštýně 342/1
Prague 1

Following the kick-off event “On the Road to Smart Industry” on 9 June, please join us on our journey and participate in our next event “Sailing through Brainport Industries Campus Eindhoven”. The date of 22 September is still subject to final confirmation, please follow us.

If you like to join in person, please email us at office@nlchamber.cz. Otherwise register at our online Community platform and we will inform you about the final date decision.

Speed Business Meeting with 6 Chambers of Commerce

Wednesday 30 September 2020, from 15:00
ONLINE

Together with other 5 Chambers of Commerce we cordially invite you to 8 one-to-one networking online meetings. Choose who you want to meet via a special app to make sure you will make the most of this joint event!

Registration will open soon, please follow our website.
SAVE THE DATE
23 September 2020
Peer Learning Workshop: Foster Belonging & Inclusion with Hackerly
6 October 2020
Urban mining and Wearthy Taxation of building materials with New Horizon, CBRE Global Investors, Czech Green Building Council and CYRKL
14 October 2020
Inside Rembrandt with the Netherlands Embassy and the National Gallery Prague, guided tour
21 October 2020
Economic Lunch Briefing with BritCham
RECENT EVENTS

 

End-of-Summer BAMM!

After the long period of online events we were happy to see you again face-to-face at our Business Active Match Mixer which took place on 25 August at the cosy space of Přátelé Wine Friends. Have a look at our website to see how we had a good time together.

Peer Learning Workshop & L&D Networking: EXPERIMENTATION MINDSET

In this 2-hour online Peer Learning Workshop by our Corporate member Hackerly that took place on 26 June, we immersed ourselves in Peer Coaching and best practices on the topic of Experimentation Mindset. This high-energy meeting brought us the opportunity to experience unique Peer Learning Method used by Harvard, Fujitsu or Square, while having a good time and sharing inspiring experience with other participants at the same time.

Economic bring-your-own lunch briefing #3

Wednesday 17 June saw our monthly economic lunch briefing event. We were going Dutch - and online - again, so participants had to bring their own lunch. Jakub Seidler (Chief Economist ING Czech Republic) and Petr Krpata (Chief EMEA FX and Rates Strategist at ING) shared the latest Macro Economic Update, Monetary Decisions Impact and Outlook Expectations for the Czech Republic and in a global perspective with the audience.

On the Road to Smart Industry

On 9 June the first of the series of events "On the Road to Smart Industry", organised by The Dutch Embassy in the Czech Republic, The Czech Ministry of Industry & Trade, Smart Industry The Netherlands, IDC Czech Republic and the Netherlands-Czech Chamber of Commerce, Traders by Nature took place. Watch the video impression on YouTube:
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How to move beyond the corona crisis from a business perspective?

From a business as well as a legal perspective, this online seminar of 4 June focused on the world post-corona, to support our members in their scenario planning and decision-making processes. With our members EY, TMF and Havel & Partners, we discussed topics as business and labour support by the Czech government, travel regulations and restrictions, economy rebound scenarios, liquidity management and business risks.
Please visit our website for more infomation.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning: opportunities and risks from a legal perspective

During this joint event of the NCCC Traders by Nature and Havel & Partners that was held on 2 June, participants learned what artificial intelligence and machine learning are from the perspective of the law, when we should care about the legal regime of used or processed data or how to deal with input data for machine learning.
For more details please check our website.

Economic bring-your-own lunch briefing #2

On 13 May, we hosted another online version of our economic lunch briefing event. We could not serve a real lunch to our guests but we were happy to invite Jakub Seidler (Chief Economist ING Czech Republic) and Petr Krpata (Chief EMEA FX and Rates Strategist at ING) to summarize the latest Macro Economic Update, as well as current developments in monetary policy of the Czech government for us. For more details please check our website.

NEW MEMBERS
INTERNATIONAL DATA CORPORATION (IDC)
We cordially welcome our new corporate member, International Data Corporation (IDC) which is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. More about IDC at https://www.idc.com/.

NEW PERSONAL MEMBER
We cordially welcome Mr. Radek Navrátil.
 
TRADERS' NEWS
 

On Thursday 28 May, the NCCC Annual General Meeting took place, for the first time online. During the meeting, we provided our members with an overview of our activities during 2019, including financials. Also, the Board composition was on the agenda, as well as current activities.

MEMBERS' NEWS

The EY Resilient Enterprise tool accurately identifies the most risky areas of business and finds room for improvement. Find a link to this free online tool on our website.

Quarantine did not significantly influence shopping habits of Czechs. Read the customer survey conducted by CBRE in the period from 5 to 14 May 2020, more on our website.

The research analyses three key areas of business operations - rules, regulations and penalties; accounting and tax; and hiring, firing and paying employees. Read details from GBCI 2020.

Huisman Manufacturing started the production of lifting equipment, that will serve as a prototype of an innovative gravity electricity storage system. More at our website.

KLM aircraft are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, ensuring high-quality, clean cabin air that is regularly circulated. More at our website.

Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson of India-based Biocon Limited, was named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2020 at a virtual award ceremony. Read more about Dr. Kiran.

With most of the staff still working from home ING announces 2Q2020 result before tax of €542 million. More on our website.

13 delicious Czech and Indian specialties. Unlimited consumption of Prosecco, wine, beer and soft drinks.
Price 1.590 CZK, Zátiší Club members 1.090 CZK.
Special offer for NCCC members: 10% OFF!
Reserve your table and ask for an NCCC-member discount.

TECHO implements a new concept for ČEZ Customer Centre in Pilsen. The utmost emphasis is on the comfort of clients. More on our website.

Voerman is one of the leaders of the so-called global mobility industry and agrees that it needs to change ecologically. Read how Voerman endeavours to be the first with a C02 neutral move in 2021.

Albert's new supermarket in Jesenice features fresh inspiration and convenience under one roof. Read more about innovations like a dry misting, self scanning with mobile app and hand devices and self checkouts zone.

GoodCall is partnering with Microsoft to train and find top sales talents for their partners. Read more about this unique structure on our website.

Looking for a shared office in Brno? At Impact Hub Brno, Cyrilská 7 near Vankovka shopping mall you'll find everything you need. Don't miss your opportunity in the largest Impact Hub in the world, Impact Hub Brno.

In October the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will reach 91 European and 61 intercontinental destinations. However the capacity lags far behind. More on our website.

College Life has already helped some of the international big names to rethink their hiring processes. Read more and contact College Life.

What does the Chief of Staff Innovation & Strategy and Head of Sustainability at Philips identify as the three of the key approaches to drive down emissions? Learn in an article by Robert Metzke.

Court-granted building freeze to a renovation of real estate intended by a developer in Amsterdam and what you should take care of before starting a renovation of real estate. Read an article by Brigitte Vaňatová.

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