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We are counting on the leaders of tomorrow
In 2021, we continue our journey to connect people to create sustainable positive impact on people, society, and the environment. Even online there is nothing virtual about our networking, supported by our online community platform.
During the first two months of 2021 we welcomed a new Patron member: P3
In addition, Crowdberry joined as a Corporate member, and the Foundation for Education and Entrepreneurship with their project Soutěž & Podnikej as an NGO member. Welcome to the Traders by Nature!
Creating sustainable positive impact is an agenda for all of us but even more so, for the leaders of tomorrow, the young professionals of today. We are currently setting up the NCCC Young Professionals Charter with the aim to create and provide a professional platform where organisations and young professionals can meet, connect, and share the latest knowledge, experience, and best practices.
On 11 February 2021, we had our second Creative Heroes Award Czech Republic jury meeting. More than 50 candidates have already been nominated in all award categories and, with a new event date of 21 October 2021, the nominating deadline has been extended until 31 July.
Creative impact is more needed than ever before; read more in the press release about the why, how, and what.
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.
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



QuickStop event with Blake Wittman, European Business Director of GoodCall

Tuesday 9 March 2021, from 11:30-12:00 
Online via Zoom

An NCCC Traders by Nature QuickStop event is an online event with a duration of 30 minutes.

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.

The format is easy: after a short introduction by the Director of the NCCC Traders by Nature, a business member of the NCCC will present a topic that relates to their business and could help other NCCC members in theirs, in approx. 20 minutes. The QuickStop event will be closed by a short Q&A.

Our first QuickStop event will be with Blake Wittman, European Business Director of GoodCall, Recruitment Academy, Datacruit and Binary, who will share his Recruitment Tips & Tricks during a pandemic with you.

Economic Lunch Briefing: NCCC & HST

Wednesday 14 April 2021, from 11:00-12:00 
Online via Zoom

Three renowned economists will provide a macro economic outlook for the coming months with regards to the current pandemic situation and the hope of vaccination. We will be happy to welcome Vojtěch Benda (Czech National Bank), Jakub Seidler (ING Bank) and David Marek (Deloitte Czech Republic).

This Economic Lunch Briefing is brought to you by the NCCC Traders by Nature in cooperation with HST, the Swiss-Czech Chamber of Commerce.

Free your co-worker!

Exact date to be confirmed 

Creativity, leadership, and collaboration are important ingredients of success. But how to learn to think like an entrepreneur? By testing your limiting beliefs, you can transform yourself into a true innovator. During this afternoon (3-4 hours) you will boost your innovative mindset, leadership capabilities and push your productivity.

You will look at business topics from different perspectives, shape your attitudes, find new solutions and create an action plan on how to copy/paste the principles into practical next steps for you.

You can purchase individual vouchers for selected people, for small groups or for a whole department. 

Date and time will be determined once sufficient vouchers have been purchased and the epidemiological situation will allow it.

Townhall Impact Innovation Meeting (TIIM)

Exact date to be confirmed

Sharing ideas, experiences, and best practices often leads to more great ideas and best practices. Innovation happens when people meet and share, when creativity generates energy and inspiration is rewarded by positive impact on people, society, and the environment.

The NCCC Traders by Nature TIIM is a stage for our members to get acquainted with each other and share knowledge, experience, and best practices to innovate and have impact together.

Since we prefer to do this event in physical format, the exact date will be confirmed.

Creative Heroes Award Czech Republic

Thursday 21 October 2021
ŠKODA Museum Conference Premises

The Czech Republic is the first country that adopts the prestigious international Creative Heroes Award, after its first two editions in The Netherlands.

The Creative Heroes Award focuses on the impact of creative thinking. It focuses on the person that leads the change, on the person that has the courage to stand up and challenge the current status quo.

During the Award ceremony on 21 October 2021, in five categories, the sustainable positive impact that has been, and will be realised, will be rewarded. Impact on a personal scale, on a small social structure (company, school, neighbourhood), on urban and national environments and even on a global level, will be celebrated and supported.
27 April 2021, 11:30-12:00
QuickStop event with Pav Younis, Weinhold Legal
Topic: Brexit and The Services Sector

6 May 2021, 9:30-11:00
Peer Learning Workshop with Hackerly
Topic: Prioritization & Saying NO

Peer Learning Workshop: Building Emotional Resilience

23 February 2021 
Online via Zoom

This Peer Learning Workshop that we organized for you with our member Hackerly was a great opportunity to upskill yourself by learning with/from other participants who shared their experience related to big changes they had to face in their (work) lives.

The Peer Learning Workshops are designed so that everyone engages in lively discussions. In small networking groups of 3-5 people, participants learn with/from each other through a micro-video, and use meaningful discussion, exercise and reflection to solve their relevant challenges.

Creative Heroes Award jury meeting

11 February 2021 
Online via Zoom

During a jury meeting on 11 February 2021, more than 50 candidates that have been nominated until now were evaluated by the 17 creative and entrepreneurial professionals who together form the jury of the Creative Heroes Award Czech Republic.

Other points on the agenda included finetuning the nominating and judging processes, and an update on the marketing activities.

Read the latest press release 'Creative Heroes Award Czech Republic: creative impact needed more than ever'.

Learn more about the Creative Heroes Award Czech Republic.

Ahead of the curve: 2021 tax and accounting news

26 January 2021 
Online via Zoom

Thanks to our latest Corporate member, EK Partners, participants of our joint online seminar had an opportunity to get ahead of the curve.

In a 90-minute online event, Jan Kotala, Founding Partner of EK Partners & Tax Advisor, and Jan Tecl, Tax Manager & Tax Advisor at EK Partners, brought our members up to speed with the recent changes in tax and accounting regulations. The impact these will have on your business and during the COVID-19 pandemic are especially relevant.

The participants of this seminar appreciated especially its valuable contents delivered in a comprehensive way.

Shared wishes for 2021

21 January 2021
Online via Zoom

Thank you for joining the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands and us, NCCC Traders by Nature, in an online toast to the new year. We were happy to start this year of hope together with shared wishes.

H.E. Mr. Kees Klompenhouwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the Czech Republic, Pavel Iványi, President of the NCCC Traders by Nature, Maurick Schellekens, CEO of NN and Pavel Los, Country Manager Shell shared their wishes for the new year with us and toasted to it.

Warm welcome to our new patron member: P3 is a long-term investor, manager and developer of European warehouse properties in Europe. P3 is focused on providing customers with a high-class occupancy experience in key locations across the continent. P3 develops environmentally sustainable warehouses to the highest international standards.
Find out more.
We are happy to welcome a new corporate Trader by Nature: Crowdberry a.s. is a leading platform for alternative investing in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. It operates as a professional digital marketplace for entrepreneurs and private investors to provide attractive investment opportunities and support the growth of innovative Czech and Slovak companies. Learn more.
Foundation for Education and Entrepreneurship (FEE) | Soutěž a Podnikej

Finally, let us welcome our new NGO member, Foundation for Education and Entrepreneurship (FEE) which has big mission: To create entrepreneurial Czechia. In the past 5 years the FEE has become expert on youth entrepreneurship education, whom they assist to realize their full potential whether as entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs by providing them with fundamental entrepreneurship skills. Explore the FEE.


For the first time worldwide, KLM operated a passenger flight partly flown on sustainably produced synthetic kerosene by Shell. This flight was carried out from Schiphol, Amsterdam to Madrid in January 2021.
Read more about this exciting milestone.

St. Anne's University Hospital Brno started building its own cannabis research plant in Brno. The facility will be used by researchers from the International Clinical Research Center who are researching medical cannabis. Learn more.

In the area formerly known as Aglomerace, P3 will build an industrial and commercial district that will include production and storage warehouses, stores, showrooms, offices, and other facilities. Find out more!

For 2021, the Recruitment Academy has introduced an online program called 'Digital HR Leaders Virtual' consisting of 30 online courses delivered by 15 speakers from different companies. More details

Digitalization of mobility processes is a constant topic in the moving industry and it is also one of the ways the Voerman Group is finding opportunities to fine-tune the connection with an assignee and his/her family. Read more.

Albert has more than doubled food donation to the Federation of Food Banks last year. Having also supplied dozens of hospitals, affected areas and orphanages, Albert has increased the amount of donated food by 75% to 795 tons. Read more.

Mazars is introducing their publication 'Dutch GAAP versus IFRS' which provides insight into the reporting rules in the Netherlands (Dutch GAAP) and the main similarities and differences with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Explore this!


New rules of VAT for e-commerce sales beyond the Czech Republic will be placed as of July 2021. This change could decrease the sellers' administrative cost and help them to expand their operations in other countries. Find out more.

In the Netherlands it is possible for unpaid creditors to freeze the debtor's bank accounts to safeguard the debtor’s ability to pay. Read an article by Brigitte Vaňatová from VEEM Legal to learn how to proceed when facing such a situation. 

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