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Let us celebrate the power of creative thinking
To escape the humdrum of the COVID-19 pandemic there is even more need for optimism that can lead to new creativity and new energy. Creativity generates the necessary energy to innovate. Without creativity, there is no innovation. Without innovation, impact does not exist. Without sustainable positive impact, a society, its people, and the environment they live in, cannot prosper.
 
Creativity needs meaningful connections. Creativity feeds on collaboration. The power of creativity is fuelled by people. Inspiration, different ways of thinking, vision, entrepreneurship, craftmanship, and ground-breaking scientific thinking lead to solutions to societal, economic, political, or social problems.
Creativity is the key to a positive sustainable impact on people, society, and the environment.
 
Our events and activities are always aimed at connecting people to generate this impact. In 2021, 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. The Creative Heroes Award event will take place at the ŠKODA AUTO Museum Conference Premises in Mladá Boleslav on 24 June 2021.
 
Join us on our journey towards sustainable positive impact on people, society, and the environment. You can nominate potential creative heroes, buy 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.
 
The NCCC Traders by Nature wish you good health, a safe and heart-warming festive season and lots of creativity in 2021.

Bastiaan Brouns
Director NCCC Traders by Nature


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Townhall Impact Innovation Meeting (TIIM)

Tuesday 1 December 2020, from 16:00-17:00 
Online via ZOOM

In a series of TIIMs, we provide a platform to our NCCC Traders by Nature members to present their ideas, creations, research outcomes, whitepaper thoughts, concepts, new products, or services to other members, friends, and guests. This is not a company documentary nor a sales pitch; the (expected) sustainable positive impact of the innovation will be leading in the story.

In this first TIIM, Oldřich Šil, CEO Integrated Retail Solutions will introduce the topic Digitalised Food Safety. He will be followed by Blake Wittman, European Business Director GoodCall, with Redefining recruitment - Rent to Hire. Last but not least, Robert Nešpůrek and Dalibor Kovář of Havel & Partners will share their Best practice in using digital signatures in the Czech Republic.
Don't miss this inspiring session and register at our Community platform.

Ahead of the curve: 2021 tax and accounting news

Thursday 10 December 2020, from 11:00-12:30 
Online via ZOOM

Did you know that?
  • Your company probably pays more taxes than it is required to?
  • Corporate income tax ranks 3rd in the national budget tax income?
  • More than 50% of companies do not pay any corporate income tax?
Jan Kotala and Jan Tecl from EK Partners will bring you up to speed with recent news and changes in tax and accounting regulations. Get ahead of the curve and join this online event with our latest Corporate member, EK Partners. Register at our Community platform.

Creative Heroes Award Czech Republic

Thursday 24 June 2021
ŠKODA Museum Conference Premises

The Creative Heroes Award is coming to the Czech Republic under the name Cena kreativních hrdinů. This prestigious international award is taking a different approach with a strong focus on the power of creativity and putting the human factor at the centre. The Creative Heroes Award is looking further than the result of a creative process. Instead, the focus is on the process itself and on the people behind new concepts and sustainable innovations that have sustainable positive impact. Check the event's website for more details.
SAVE THE DATE
21 January 2021
New Year's Reception 2021
A traditional joint event of the NCCC Traders by Nature and the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands.
SPECIAL OFFERS

Enjoy your next holidays & trips with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France with an exclusive discount for members of the NCCC Traders by Nature!
Valid in the period 1.12.2020 - 31.1.2021. More details

12 delicious Czech and Indian specialties. Unlimited consumption of Prosecco, wine, beer and soft drinks.
Price 1,490 CZK; Zátiší Club members 1,090 CZK.
Reserve your table & ask for NCCC-member discount.

RECENT EVENTS

Economic Lunch Briefing NCCC & BritCham

25 November 2020
Online via ZOOM

Lukáš Kovanda, Chief Economist at Trinity BankMarek Mora, Vice-Governor of the Czech National Bank, and Michal Skořepa, Economist at Česká spořitelna shared with us their view of the current economic situation, its potential future development, as well as its impact on the unemployment and labour market. The three renowned economists answered a number of challenging questions coming from the numerous, engaged audience consisting of members of both the Netherlands-Czech and the British Chambers of Commerce. Find out more on our website.

Let us talk about your future mobility

24 November 2020
Online via ZOOM

NCCC Traders by Nature, namely the representatives of KLM, Shell Czech Republic, AutoBinck Group, and Business Lease shared with us their approaches to the future mobility, in response to rapidly changing conditions - not only in connection with the current extraordinary situation. This online workshop will be followed by a seminar in spring 2021, in which we will discuss several scenarios of your future mobility. Stay tuned and check our website.

Impact is the new profit:
How to measure, and account for sustainability?

3 November 2020
Online via ZOOM

We managed to bring two important players in helping companies to becoming sustainable on one 'online stage': the Dutch Impact Institute and the Czech Impact Hub. The core topic was how to integrate sustainability and impact in your business and provide full transparency about it at the same time.
Read more on our website.

The City as a Source: "Wearthy Appraisal"

6 October 2020
Online via ZOOM

In this joint event with The Czech Green Building Council, New Horizon The Netherlands, CBRE Global Investors The Netherlands, and CYRKL CEE, speakers offered the members of the NCCC Traders by Nature a new perspective of looking at buildings in our environment. More on our website.

Speed Business Meeting with 6 Chambers of Commerce

30 September 2020
Online via MYIA

NCCC Traders by Nature got the opportunity to meet online members of six organizing chambers of commerce at this event. Each participant had 8 one-to-one online networking meetings. Everyone could download a special app to make sure they would make the most of this joint event by selecting their counterparts. Visit our website for more information.

Peer Learning Workshop & Networking: Foster Belonging & Inclusion

23 September 2020
Online via ZOOM

During this session and thanks to our member Hackerly, we experienced a unique Peer Learning Method used by Harvard, Fujitsu or Square, exploring the best practices in making everyone belong.
Find more on our website.

Sailing through Brainport Industries Campus Eindhoven

22 September 2020
Places Albatros 
Prague | Online via ZOOM

Following the kick-off event "On the Road to Smart Industry" on 9 June, we organized another meeting on 22 September - both online and physically at Spaces Albatros Prague - to continue our journey. We were again accompanied by the Ambassador, H.E. Kees KlompenhouwerPeter van Harten, Smart Industry Ambassador at smartindustry.nl, and this time we had a unique opportunity to sail through Brainport Industries Campus Eindhoven thanks to a virtual tour. Take a look at our website.

Prinsjesdag 2020

15 September 2020 
Impact Hub Praha K10

Thank you for joining our Prinsjesdag 2020 event, which we organised in the garden of our member Impact Hub Praha K10 in Prague - Vinohrady.

We kindly ask you to donate to the D.O.M.A. project that was presented during the event. Any amount is welcome to support our elderly in these times of even greater need than usual.

We started with the opening speech from Pavel Iványi, NCCC President, and the Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Kees Klompenhouwer, who summarized the ‘Troonrede’. Simona Bagarová from Management pro neziskovky, our charity partner, shortly introduced the D.O.M.A. project. And finally, we learned 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.

Check the visual impression of the event on our website.
NEW MEMBERS
MEVI-CZ
We are proud to welcome a new Trader by Nature on board: MEVI-CZ. For more than 20 years, they invent, develop and produce precision parts & modules by the hundredths of millimeters. They are located in the city of Zlín, a traditional manufacturing center in the Moravia region. Read a MEVI-CZ article on our website.
EK Partners
Warm welcome to EK Partners (EKP), a consulting company which helps their clients mainly with the taxes and accounting-related issues. The clients of EKP are mostly small or medium-sized legal entities, as well as start-ups, for whom the outsourcing of accounting and tax services is the most efficient solution.
Weinhold Legal
We cordially welcome Weinhold Legal, a company that boasts a team consisting of several dozen highly qualified Czech, Slovak and foreign lawyers, bringing together the international know-how and detailed knowledge of the local legal environment. Weinhold Legal has offices in Prague and Brno. 
The International Clinical Research Centre at St. Anne's University Hospital in Brno (FNUSA-ICRC)
We are also happy to welcome a new NGO member FNUSA-ICRC, which is a next-generation research and development center that focuses on finding new methods, technologies and medicines used to prevent, diagnose and treat cardiovascular and neurological diseases and disorders.
International School of Brno (ISB) 
Warm welcome to another NGO member, the International School of Brno. The ISB is a safe, family-oriented school with the mission to provide Kindergarten to High School students from all over the world with the necessary tools to become successful in their academic, professional, and personal lives. 

NEW PERSONAL MEMBER
We cordially welcome Mr. Johannes van Wijk.
 
MEMBERS' NEWS

Buy a voucher for 100 Kč and support a particular homeless person who will be able to spend a night in the warmth of the Salvation Army’s night shelter.
Find out more on our website.

Part co-working space, part serviced offices; located in the Vlněna business park in the centre of Brno. CLUBCO aims to provide a flexible workspace where you can find everything in one place. Take a look

For a leading domestic automotive group, this year’s investment in Prague and Karlovy Vary marks a significant milestone in business activities in the territory of the Czech Republic. Find out more

Discover the RA Full Pass that features online courses with 8 renowned professionals and thought leaders including global strategist Jan Mühlfeit for a fraction of the usual price of a full-day training. More details 

Hiring employees who can speak two or more languages is an increasingly popular tactic. With their Complete Guide to Multilingual Recruitment in 2020, College Life will help you understand the value that lies behind its popularity. More details & Guide link

With the outbreak of the second covid wave in mid-October, Albert has restarted the food donations to medical staff in hospitals. Albert also donates its gift vouchers to the Czech Red Cross. Learn more

Having maintained its presence on the DJSI Indices for the 16th consecutive year, Air France-KLM is recognized for its sustainable commitments, with the highest score on environment in 2020. Find out more

The EY survey has generated interesting findings about the purchasing habits of Czech drivers. Find out that the biggest obstacle to buying an electric car is the high purchase price, and more on our website.

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