UPCOMING WEBINARSJune 4, 2020 - Webinar: Emotional agility – Key to Business Success in the 21st Century
in cooperation with Olinclusive
June 9, 2020 - Exclusive Webinar: The prospects of Slovak science within the knowledge-based economy transformation
in cooperation with Ministry of Education
Jun 10, 2020 - Webinar: Skills Expander - Upskill now and utilize your talent to succeed in the post COVID-19 era
in cooperation with PwC
June 16, 2020 - HBRP Webinar: The Experience Economy
in cooperation with Harvard Business Review Press
June 16, 2020 - Webinar: M&A contracts in the current environment and what we could learn from the last financial crisis
in cooperation with CMS
June 17, 2020 - Webinar: Leadership Communication & Reputation After COVID-19: Time for a Meaningful Restart?
in cooperation with Seesame
PAST WEBINARS – WATCH FROM THE RECORD
We monitor on a daily basis the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak as well as government guidelines. As of March 13, all AmCham Slovakia staff members have been working from home. We remain functional via Webex where our members can join committee meetings.
Regarding our AmCham events, as per public health recommendations, AmCham Slovakia has postponed all upcoming events until further notice.
As a solution, we are planning to bring some of our events online and we prepare also Webinars with useful information how to handle with the consequences of the virus within your company. Let us know, if you have some ideas or topics to share.
We invite our members to share their best practices.
Send your updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
|CISCO Systems Slovakia, Microsoft Slovakia, Aliter Technologies, a.s.|
IT companies in Slovakia (also our members: CISCO Systems Slovakia, Microsoft Slovakia, Aliter Technologies, a.s.) actively provide assistance in the form of technological solutions for companies that will make the fight against the spread of infection more effective in Slovakia:
|CISCO Systems Slovakia||Cisco responds to those needs by making following IT tools available free of charge. These offers apply to all businesses and organizations regardless of their size. They also apply to existing customers who can extend the solutions they use to more users: |
video conferencing solutions: free usage of Cisco Webex Free for individuals after registration at https://cart.webex.com/sign-up-webex
to active Cisco Webex Trial for companies for 90 days it is required to contact Cisco Slovakia sales representative via email@example.com
secure remote access to company data: free offer of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is available until July 1st, 2020
securing remote worker's computers: providing Cisco Umbrella and Duo Security free of charge after signing up - the registration is available at https://signup.umbrella.com/ and https://signup.duo.com/ and the offer is valid until July 1st, 2020.
|Squire Patton Boggs|
Squire Patton Boggs is providing support and advice to help you navigate legal issues and manage risk in order to mitigate the impact of the virus on business operations, including staff wellbeing, commercial obligations, funding, supply chain etc.
|Technical University of Kosice (TUKE)|
Technical University of Kosice (TUKE) started printing protective equipment for medical staff in hospitals:
Facebook made available for free by reviewing the account for Workplace for internal communication and project management:
Facebook has also announced that it will provide $ 100 million for small businesses in 30 countries:
ESET has set up a "Covid-19 Effective Diagnosis and Prevention Fund" with the contribution of € 300,000 and also helps with security testing of COVID-19 applications:
Google has confirmed that its employees are working to protect users from phishing, conspiracy theories, malware and false information.
The PwC network has compiled an overview of the different measures that are available to support businesses in +50 countries around the globe:
|Slovak Technical University (STU)||Slovak Technical University (STU) and the Matador Group are developing a prototype lung ventilator: ||read more|
|European Commission||Guidelines concerning the exercise of the free movement of workers during COVID-19 outbreak:||
|U.S. Chamber of Commerce||Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Government Policies||read more|
|Civitta Slovakia||Civitta Slovakia will be joining the global fight against the pandemic Covid-19. A special virtual event will be held this weekend (April 3rd-5th), where all participants will be looking for solutions to acute medical, financial, cultural, urban challenges, as well as for challenges in excluded communities. The best solutions will get a chance to take it to the next level by taking part in a 6-week accelerator program||read more|
|KPMG||KPMG Business Institute offers free online webinars on online teaching techniques and Cyber4Kids topics||read more|
|Business Europe||Overview on national measures taken by governments to react to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak.||
|European Commission||EPALE – Tips for online adult education in Slovakia (teachers, employees and citizens)||read more|
|CMS Slovakia||CMS, Law and Tax company, produced the following guides relating to COVID-19 situation with specific guidance concerning Slovakia.|
|Slovak Business Agency||SBA is currently preparing an analysis focusing on the impact of coronavirus and government emergency measures on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). The purpose of data collection is testing the impacts of the current situation on business, but also to seek solutions through regulatory adjustments that could mitigate these impacts. Please, get involved in the survey if your company belongs to SME. ||Join the SURVEY|
|Accenture||People + Work Connect: Helping people get back to work - An analytics-based platform, powered by Accenture, that facilitates continued employment. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, many companies are reducing their workforces, while others are hiring at scale and cannot fill jobs fast enough. People + Work Connect is an innovative way to map displaced workers to available jobs. It is completely free.||read more|
|TATRA BANKA||TATRA BANKA has set aside EUR 500,000 through its foundation to fight coronavirus. In the first round, they supported more than 100 health and social organizations with a total amount of EUR 170,000. In addition, TATRA BANKA paid EUR 200,000 for other high-urgency projects. The second round is focused on helping general practitioners for children and adults. More than 100 doctors asked for support.||read more|
|Amazon||Amazon has committed 0.5 million EUR to help combat the COVID19 pandemic in Slovakia. Additionally, to better support public health services and other essential workers, Amazon also donated 50,000 surgical masks to Slovakia. In total, Amazon has donated over 700,000 masks throughout Europe. In the Fulfillment Centers, workers have been supplied with their own masks since the beginning of April.|
|Slovak Business Agency||Summary of Slovak Government support measures during Covid19 pandemic||download PDF|
|Questionnaire for entrepreneurs on state assistance in the impacts of COVID-19||The Economic Crisis Staff at the Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic conducts a short questionnaire survey among entrepreneurs, the aim of which is to obtain feedback on current state aid to companies affected by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently, on the basis of this feedback, the Government will formulate recommendations for flexibility and simplification of the aid system.|
The questionnaire contains 8 questions and takes about 7 minutes to complete. The deadline for completion is Friday, May 22.
Click here to fill in: QUESTIONNAIRE
|Karpatská nadácia||Karpatská nadácia has launched crisis aid - a fund intended primarily for initiatives (NGOs, individuals, schools) that address the current education of children from excluded communities (especially marginalized Roma) who do not attend school and lose contact with the subject matter. MORE INFO.|
Many of the local initiatives can be helped by donating basic devices (laptops, tablets, desktops) which can be easily connected to internet and help the kids to bring the school to their homes. I WANT TO SUPPORT
AmCham Slovakia wants to help you, our member, to fight the current crisis and remain a relevant voice of the local business community towards the Government and public institutions. Read the full survey results HERE:
AmChams in Europe: Employment protection measures in selected EU countries
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Extensive coronavirus manual from Na Bulovce Hospital (CZ) experts
- Slovak Ministry of Health
- Slovak Government infoportal korona.gov.sk
- World Health Organisation portal
- Representation of European Commision in Slovakia - Latest reports on EU action on COVID-19
- World economic forum - the public health advice on how to protect yourself
- The Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic has launched a new subdomain, where the entrepreneurs can review in summary all the measures that concern them. It is made on the basis of a decision of a decisive tree, it is an excellent tool for all categories of companies - SZČO, small, medium and large companies. The Center for Better Regulation also collaborated on content evaluation: Read more