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2021 the most creative year ever? Just wait for 2022!

Even though we have proof the Czechoslovak-Dutch Chamber of Commerce was founded on 12 September 1936, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Netherlands-Czech Chamber of Commerce in its current form in May 2022. So, stay tuned!
 
While being conscious of the fact that 2021 was a tough year for many people, it turned out to be one of the better years for the NCCC Traders by Nature.
 
On 14 October 2021, the first ever Creative Heroes of the Czech Republic were chosen during a splendid gala award dinner at the ŠKODA Museum in Mladá Boleslav. Click the header image or this link for a video impression of this energising and inspiring evening.
The Creative Heroes Award Czech Republic programme will continue throughout 2022 and is supported by its Platinum Partners ŠKODA AUTOImpact Hub, and ING Czech Republic, and by its Gold Partners NN, Albert and Future Port Prague.
 
On 10 November 2021, we celebrated our Young Professionals Charter with an online programme focused on creativity and innovation, embedded in history. You can watch the entire programme here.
 
We hope we concluded 2021 with a BAMM! At the wonderful restaurant Lví Dvůr in the Prague Castle Gardens, our guests enjoyed good company, active matchmaking, excellent food, and drinks. Scroll down for a visual impression of our last event of 2021.
 
We would like to thank all our members, partners and friends of the house for your loyal suport during 2021. Let us continue on our journey to create positive sustainable impact together.
 
2022: here we come!

Bastiaan Brouns
Director NCCC Traders by Nature


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

New Year's Reception 2022

Thursday 20 January 2022

 

Subject to the then valid restrictions, we intend to organise our traditional New Year’s Reception. More information will follow in the beginning of January.
RECENT EVENTS

Let's conclude 2021 with a BAMM!

Thursday 9 December 2021
Restaurant Lví Dvůr, Praha 1 

Interesting people, excellent food and good drinks, the Prague Castle Gardens, and a bit of Dutch attitude: why not? (as in: why not join this event?) were the main ingredients of the BAMM! event by the NCCC Traders by Nature; Business Active Matchmaking.

We had a great time at the Lví Dvůr Restaurant, and the light snowing outside made the view of the nearby Prague Castle truly breathtaking. After this year's last event, we already start looking forward to 2022: a year when the Netherlands-Czech Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 30th anniversary! 
Check the pictures from the event

2022 Accounting and Tax News

Thursday 25 November 2021
Online with EK Partners 

Jan Kotala, tax advisor and founding member of EK Partners and Jan Tecl, tax advisor and manager at EK Partners, provided us with the most important tax and accounting news for 2022.

Business focused topics such as retroactive use of tax losses (loss carry-back) and other ways of reducing tax liability were discussed, as well as changes in personal income tax, VAT and in the Tax Code.

The Future of Us event - with the NCCC Young Professionals

Wednesday 10 November 2021
YouTube premiere 

At the Future of Us event, we celebrated our latest programme, the NCCC Young Professionals Charter.

You can watch the event here

The NCCC Young Professionals Charter is proudly supported by CTP.

The Future of Us event consisted of three parts:
Past: with Jan Henneman & Pieter Goedhart. A bird's eye overview of the rich historical ties between the Czech Republic and The Netherlands in a series of images.
Future: Live interview with Peter Olah, Head of Interior Design at ŠKODA AUTO.
Present: Interview with a selection of our Young ProfessionaAmbassadors.

In cooperation with European Youth Parliament Czech RepublicSoutěž & PodnikejISIC and College Life.

Digital customer interaction: how to create trust, security and a feeling of proximity?

Thursday 4 November 2021
Online with xitee

In this online session about new trends in sales management, Kateřina Fortelková from xitee, along with Anja Diesner and Martin Holler from xitee's partner companies provided insight into the impact of covid-19 on the sales process. The main topics were how to provide personalised and trusted consultancy online and close the valid contract immediately during the online meeting. The spekaers looked on these topics from the legal, IT and security points of view.

Economic Lunch Briefing NCCC & CAMIC

Tuesday 19 October 2021

Hotel NH Collection Prague Carlo IV - Opera Ballroom, Praha 1

With speakers:
Marek Mora, Vice-Governor, Czech National Bank
Jakub Seidler, Chief Economist, Czech Banking Association
Pavel Sobíšek
, Chief Economist, UniCredit CZ&SK

Three renowned economists came together to provide our members, and members of the CAMIC (Italian-Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry) with an economic update relating to the most burning topics of Autumn 2021: the accelerating inflation, details of price growth, overheated labour market and the policy of the Czech National Bank in response to these factors

Members of both chambers avidly used the opportunity to discuss these topics directly with the speakers and asked them a great many questions which the speakers answered as best as they could. 

Last but not least, participants enjoyed a delightful three-course lunch in a pleasant atmosphere of the Opera Ballroom of the NH Collection Prague Carlo IV Hotel.  

We would like to thank all speakers for their great presentations, with a special thank you to Marek Mora who joined us online despite being sick.
View pictures from the event

Creative Heroes Award Czech Republic 2021

Thursday 14 October 2021 

ŠKODA Museum Conference Premises, Mladá Boleslav
 

Celebrating the power of creative thinking

On 14 October 2021 at the ŠKODA Museum in Mladá Boleslav, the following five winners received awards in their respective categories of contribution to people, society and the environment.

  • In award category 1 : 1 Impact on a personal scale, the winner is Marek Vosecký with CF Hero
  • In award category 1 : 1,000 impact on a local scale, the winner is: Karolína Presová with Replug me
  • In award category 1 : 100,000 impact on a regional scale,
    the winner is: Jitka Andrlíková with Fórum pro prožitkové vzdělávání
  • In award category 1 : 1,000,000 impact on a national scale,
    the winner is: Josef Průša with Průša Research
  • In award category 1 : 1,000,000,000 impact on an international scale,
    the winner is: Cyril Klepek with CYRKL

As the Creative Superhero Czech Republic 2021 was elected Jitka Andrlíková with her Fórum pro prožitkové vzdělávání.

Platinum partners of the Creative Heroes Award Czech Republic are ŠKODA AUTO,  Impact Hub, and ING Czech Republic. Gold Partners are NNAlbert and Future Port PragueMedia Partner is Dialog Media and Design Partner is Vitra.

Jitka Andrlíková, Fórum pro prožitkové vzdělávání, winner of the Creative Superhero award said: “Being among the finalists for the Creative Heroes Award came as a big surprise for me; being the winner in category impact
1: 100,000 an even bigger one. Going home with the Creative Superhero Award gives me more strength and power to continue the educational work
we do by using playacting as a powerful tool to teach positive behaviour.

The Creative Heroes Award focuses on the person that leads the change, on the person that has the courage to stand up and challenge the current status quo. It zooms in on the creative process itself and on the people behind new concepts and innovations that have sustainable positive impact on people, society, and the environment.

The Creative Heroes Award is more than just a ceremony, it is a programme that focuses on creating sustainable social impact. The programme will now continue with an Accelerator Programme by Impact Hub for the winners and runners up during 2021 and 2022. Also, the Creative Heroes will have the opportunity to present themselves during the next edition of the Future Port Prague event in September 2022.

For more information on the Award programme and partnership benefits, please visit https://creativeheroesaward.cz or in Czech https://cenakreativnichhrdinu.cz/

NEW MEMBERS
Česká whisky - TREBITSCH
We are happy to welcome our new corporate member: Česká whisky. It is the first and only company in the Czech Republic that specializes in the production of whisky. Everything is done without compromising on quality. The main product of Česká whisky is Czech single malt whisky TREBITSCH.
Discover TREBITSCH
Taxperience
Let's welcome another new corporate member on board: Taxperience. In our current world of change, quality has become the standard. Taxperience goes beyond it. That’s why their professionals have a ‘Not So Standard’ answer to every tax, financial or legal question. They always strive to find best solutions together with their customers.
Get to know Taxperience
We look forward to welcoming two more new members in January 2022:
ABB
Dialog Media
MEMBERS' NEWS

Major success for GoodCall: the company was awarded the ABSL Diamond Award for Employer Branding & People Engagement campaign prepared for ExxonMobil during the gala evening on the occasion of the annual ABSL conference. Find out more

Martina Kneiflová, formerly a tax partner and leader of the Czech Republic’s human resources advisory team, who is responsible for mobility and immigration in the CEE region, will lead EY CR. Get the news from EY

KLM receives World Class Award as best airline for passengers
This is a new APEX award and the highest category in its global awards for the airline industry. It represents exceptional recognition of achievements in areas such as safety well-being and sustainability. Learn more 

That is exactly what the Future Port Community is about. Its goal is to be a vibrant safe place where innovators connect and share ideas on how to leverage exponential technologies to improve this world. Discover Future Port Youth

Customers together with Albert donated 1,362,000 portions of food to people in need
Big thanks belong to the thousands of customers who participated in Albert Food Collection. The food helps single mothers, seniors or kids in orphanages and make their Christmas happier. Read more

EY has managed to offset more emissions than it produces in what is another successful step in implementing the long-term emissions plan that EY has committed to through 2025. Read more

Aleš Zacha became the head of Development division, Jan Andrus was appointed the head of the Leasing division and Marek Orolín became Leasing Manager. Meet newly appointed P3 team members

According to Randstad News published in December 2021, unemployment rate dropped to 3.3% and increased in 17 districts. In the 3rd quarter of 2021, the average salary was CZK 37,499. Other interesting figures here

Three quarters of companies that have implemented a whistleblowing mechanism praise it, EY survey shows. Find out why Czech companies consider whistleblowing to be beneficial

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