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Three programmes to drive sustainable positive impact 
Our mission to connect people to create sustainable positive impact on well-being and prosperity is coming to fruition. In addition to many events and activities, we are running three programmes aimed at different target groups to drive change:

  1. On the Road to Smart Industry
  2. Creative Heroes Award
  3. Young Professionals Charter

The programme On the Road to Smart Industry will enter its next phase. The study into Czech-Dutch cooperation in this area has been finished, resulting in the “2021-2023 Czech-Dutch Action Agenda for the Industry; Integrated Smart Industries for Recovery in Europe”. The study has been presented to and discussed between the Czech and Dutch governments. A task force will now be created, and the next steps will be announced soon.
Our second programme, the Creative Heroes Award Czech Republic is in full preparation for its kick-off event on 14 October 2021. An Impact Hub Accelerator Programme for the winners, as well as a Creative Heroes Pavilion during the Future Port Prague event in September 2022 are the next steps in this programme.
If you would like to support and associate yourself with the Creative Heroes Award programme and sustainable positive impact, please read more about the opportunities.
The setting up of our third programme, the NCCC Young Professionals Charter, is in full swing. Dedicated webpages are online and please, do not miss our launch event on 9 September 2021: The Future of Us.
During the second quarter of 2021 we welcomed a new corporate member: KOGAA Architects.
In addition, ECR joined as an NGO member. We also welcomed 12 Young Professionals! See who they are here.
Stay tuned for more, check out our events and join us on our journey to create sustainable positive impact!

Bastiaan Brouns
Director NCCC Traders by Nature



The Future of Us event 

Thursday 9 September 2021, from 17:30-21:30 
Impact Hub Praha K10, Koperníkova 10, Praha 2 - Vinohrady

The Future of Us starts in the Past. Let us explore the historical ties between the Czech Republic and The Netherlands.

With Jan Henneman, former Ambassador of The Netherlands in the Czech Republic & Pieter Goedhart, co-writer of the book Spolu 'alejí Evropy'.

Let’s switch to the Future. Car designers have to be able to look at least 10 years ahead. How do they do this and what is the impact of design and creative thinking on our future?

With Peter Olah, Head of Interior Design at ŠKODA AUTO.

Come and experience the launch of the NCCC Young Professionals Charter with the Young Professionals Ambassadors, European Youth Parliament Czech Republic, Soutěž & Podnikej, College Life & ISIC.

Prinsjesdag 2021

Tuesday 21 September 2021, from 17:30-21:30 
SmetanaQ, Smetanovo nábřeží 334/4, Praha 1

Join our traditional Prinsjesdag event and get inspired by people with personal stories, and establish meaningful connections.

We will finally invite you to SMETANAQ with its magnificent view of the Vltava river and Hradčany.

Detailed programme to be published soon.
We look forward to seeing you again at our Prinsjesdag event!

Creative Heroes Award Czech Republic 2021

Thursday 14 October 2021, from 17:30-23:59 

ŠKODA Museum Conference Premises

Let us celebrate the power of creative thinking

Creativity is the key to a positive sustainable impact on people, society, and the environment.

In 2021, on Thursday 14 October, we will organise the most impactful event the Czech Republic will see: The Creative Heroes Award event. This prestigious international event will be the start of a programme that will also include an Accelerator Programme by Impact Hub and a Creative Heroes Pavilion during the Future Port Prague Event & Exhibition.

Join us on our journey towards sustainable positive impact on people, society, and the environment. You can nominate potential creative heroesbuy a single ticket to, or even better, a table, at the event or increase your association and visibility by becoming a Creative Heroes Award Partner.


Let the Summer Begin event

23 June 2021
Garuda Restaurant

After the pandemic humdrum has hopefully left us, we finally met some of the NCCC Traders by Nature in person to celebrate what will be, hopefully, a normal summer, together. We situated the Let the Summer Begin event into our member restaurant Garuda where guests could enjoy true Indonesian refreshments.
Have a look how great time we had here.

Speed Business Meeting with 4 Chambers of Commerce

17 June 2021
Online via MYIA

During this virtual event, members of the NCCC, British, German and Swiss chambers of commerce had a unique opportunity to present products or services of their companies within a series of short one-to-one meetings.

Participants selected their meeting counterparts via a special app MYIA to make sure they make the most of this joint event. Go to event's webpage

Annual General Meeting 2021

26 May 2021
Online via Zoom

At this member-only event, we presented the Annual Report 2020 in its new format, informing about events, activities and economic shape of our chamber in 2020. Despite the pandemic, it was a very fruitful year for us: we launched new website and the online community platform, introduced brand new event formats and continued with preparations for the Creative Heroes Award Czech Republic.
Go to our website to download the Annual Report 2020
More details  

The Future Health Index 2021

QuickStop event with Tomáš Vavrečka, Country Manager CZ at Philips Health Systems & and member of the Board of Philips Czech Republic

25 May 2021
Online via Zoom

Tomáš Vavrečka shared the findings of Philips Future Health Index, a research-based platform that shows how countries around the world are shaping the future of healthcare. Tomáš explained to us how digital transformation will impact the way you interact with doctors and when Artificial Intelligence will take the healthcare stage.

The aim of a QuickStop event is to provide valuable content in a short period of time during a timeslot in the day when you are about to stop working anyway for lunch or a snack. Just before you have your lunch or your snack, you can consume half an hour of valuable content. View more details

Prioritization and Saying No

Peer Learning Workshop with Hackerly
6 May 2021
Online via Zoom

Not having time means you do not have priorities. In small networking groups of 3-4 people, and with support of a video guide, we found out during discussions with our peers that it is what you do not do that provides the space for what you can do. The key is to ask yourself the right questions that help you prioritize and navigate yourself to focus on the really meaningful things.
Go to event's webpage

Brexit and the Services Sector

QuickStop event with Pav Younis, Solicitor at Weinhold Legal
27 April 2021
Online via Zoom

Pav Younis, Solicitor at Weinhold Legal and former EY Global Law's Brexit Team Leader, shared his views on the impact of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) on the service sector outside financial services.
More details

Economic Lunch Briefing NCCC & HST

14 April 2021
Online via Zoom

120 members and friends of the NCCC Traders by Nature and HST – Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Czech Republic joined our online economic lunch briefing.

Three renowned economists - Jakub Seidler (ING Bank), Vojtěch Benda (CNB) and David Marek (Deloitte) provided the economic outlook for the world, EU and the Czech Republic, CNB monetary policy, the current assessment of the Czech financial sector as well as fiscal policy and sustainability. Their respective presentations were followed by a discussion over numerous questions placed by the engaged audience. View more

Inclusive hiring and remote onboarding

QuickStop event with Kristian Voldrich, Founder & CEO of College Life

30 March 2021 
Online via Zoom

Kristian Voldrich, Founder & CEO of College Life shared his take and research insights on the up-to-date topic of inclusive hiring and remote onboarding with us. View more

Recruitment Tips & Tricks during a pandemic

QuickStop event with Blake Wittman, European Business Director of GoodCall

9 March 2021 
Online via Zoom

During our first dynamic QuickStop event, Blake Wittman, European Business Director of GoodCall, Recruitment Academy, Datacruit and Binary shared his easy and hands-on Recruitment Tips & Tricks during a pandemic with us.
More details

KOGAA Architecture Studio
We are happy to welcome our new corporate member: KOGAA was founded in 2015 by Tomas Kozelsky, Alexandra Georgescu, and Viktor Odstrčilík in Brno, Czech Republic. The studio has now an office in Prague and gained both local and international recognition for their unique approach.

Discover KOGAA

Czech-Slovak Initiative ECR
Warm welcome to our new NGO member: Czech & Slovak Initiative ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) is a joint activity of retail chains, manufacturers and suppliers. Its main task is to increase efficiency and reduce costs in the supply chain in a sustainable way. The principle of ECR's activities is intensive cooperation of individual members to optimize processes in the retail and logistics sector.
Explore ECR
We are proud to welcome 12 new Young Professionals among the NCCC Traders by Nature!

Olga Pexídrová
Karolína Dědovská
Petra Krejsová
Linda Tejchman
Myriam Zápalová
Martin Šimáček
Šimon Appelt
Adrian Drozdek
Matěj Faltus
Vítek Janda
Karel Pivnička
Steven Slezak

NCCC Traders by Nature NEWS
Netherlands-Czech Chamber of Commerce registered as VAT payer as of 1 June 2021
We would like to inform you that the Netherlands-Czech Chamber of Commerce newly registered as a VAT payer, as of 1 June 2021. Please note that membership fees are VAT exempt.

Beauty is a pervasive element of today’s society, as confirmed by the international study Project Beauty. It originated in the Netherlands and has been conducted in 7 countries over the world until now. And how does the Czech Republic look at beauty? Find out more

P3 is building an industrial park in Myslinka near Pilsen
P3, the developer and manager of industrial properties, is in the process of preparing the construction of a modern industrial park offering built-to-suit facilities to prospective tenants. The new facility will offer 64,000 m2 and a direct connection to Highway D5. Learn more

KOGAA Studio was selected among 229 projects and participants across 27 European countries for the Young European Architects exhibition at the CA'ASI palace organized within the most important architecture event in the world: the Biennale of Architecture in Venice. Explore now!

Soutěž & Podnikej, organized by the Foundation for Education and Entrepreneurship, is a three-month after-school activity for high school students to give them direction, self-confidence, and the courage to implement their own ideas. More details

Erik Fortgens has joined ING Czech Republic as the Head of Wholesale Banking last October. On top of that, Erik has also become the Head of the ING Bank Fund of the Tereza Maxová Foundation this spring. Read more

Can you imagine that virtual reality can improve your remote collaboration, reduce costs, boost employee satisfaction, or help you innovate your business? Immerse your whole team into VR and experience teamwork in a totally new way. Show me!

During the corona crisis, Albert sent not only food help. The company repeatedly supported the Red Cross with hundreds of gift cards to Albert stores and helped their staff and volunteers to buy lunch or snacks during their daily shifts. Read the full article

As a response to the ongoing pandemic, educational institution Recruitment Academy has transferred their courses into the online world and the result is a new educational program Digital HR Leaders, containing English and Czech versions of online courses. 

Explore this!

Air France-KLM handles many forms of waste within a context of strict regulatory requirements. Across the entire supply chain, the Group strives to minimize waste and increase the proportion that is recycled. How does Air France-KLM tackle onboard waste?

Air Square by KOGAA became the main stage of dance and theatre performances of The Race & Climate Change Festival in June 2021 in Seattle. Air Square is a mobile public space which reactivates underused urban spaces by bringing them purpose. Discover Air Square

ING supports changemakers, therefore they are bringing you the collection of stories shine light on the people whose mission is to build a future proof world through collaboration and with innovative ideas. Learn more


In international trade, where parties mainly communicate by email, it regularly happens that email accounts are hacked. The question is who bears the risk if the buyer pays the price on an account of the fraudster based on a falsified invoice. Find out more

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