AmCham Slovakia

AmCham representatives met with Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport Branislav Gröhling

On June 2, AmCham representatives met with Minister Branislav Gröhling to discuss common areas of interest and present opportunities for cooperation with the Ministry of Education. 

June 03, 2020

AmCham representatives met with Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance E. Heger

On June 1, AmCham representatives met with Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance Eduard Heger, State Secretary Marcel Klimek, Value for Money Department Director Stefan Kišš and General Director of Tax & Customs Department Daniela Klučková to discuss potential areas for cooperation.

June 01, 2020

Venture Capital in Slovakia and the impact of Covid-19 on Venture Capital

We invite you to listen to very first podcast of Allen&Overy Bratislava dedicated to Venture Capital in Slovakia and the impact of Covid-19 on this industry.

May 26, 2020

Law Firm of the Year for the Seventh Time

The EPRAVO Group s. r. o. publishing house, in cooperation with TREND weekly magazine, announced the 2020 winners of the 8th edition of the prestigious Law Firm of the Year contest on 13 May 2020. RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS law firm claimed the top prize Domestic Law Firm of the Year for the seventh time. 

May 19, 2020

 

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UPCOMING WEBINARS
June 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

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June 3, 2020Webinar: Leaders Lessons - How To Be Preprared for the Unexpectedin cooperation with CSI Leasing
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June 2, 2020Webinar: COVID-19: 5 Priorities to help reopen and reinvent your businessin cooperation with Accenture

May 29, 2020Webinar: How to deal with the challenges of online educationin cooperation with Košice International School

May 26, 2020Webinar: Design your Perfect Workspace at Homein cooperation with MAUKŠ
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May 19, 2020Webinar: Slovak Healthcare: Are we ready for future challenges?in cooperation with Roche Slovensko

May 18, 2020HBRP Webinar: Can You Hear Me?in cooperation with Harvard Business Review Press
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May 15, 2020Exclusive Webinar: Are European Institutions doing enough to help during the pandemic?
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May 11, 2020Managing remote teams in times of COVID-19in cooperation with Lenovo
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May 5, 2020Webinar: Public loans and guarantees for SMEs during Covid crisisin cooperation with Squire Patton Boggs

May 5, 2020HBRP Webinar: Out - Innovate the Pandemicin cooperation with Harvard Business Review Press
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May 4, 2020Webinar: Overview of the Slovak government program 2020 - 2024in cooperation with PA Matters
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April 29, 2020Webinar: Commercial Arbitration:Efficient Tool for Dispute Resolution During Crisisin cooperation with Slovak Bar Association

April 29, 2020Exclusive Webinar: “Slovakia: Tiger again or lagging behind?in cooperation with Ivan Mikloš, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic
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April 27, 2020C-Level Webinar & Farewell: The Business Services Industry in Slovakia – Current Impressions and Suggestions For a Way Forwardin cooperation with T-Systems Slovakia

April 24, 2020Now and Here: Pressure & Stress Managementin cooperation with Restartup
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Re-invent your marketing amid crisisin cooperation with Promiseo
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April 17, 2020Labor & Employment Issues in times of COVID-19in cooperation with Allen Overy and Squire Patton Boggs

April 3, 2020Exclusive webinar with Ludovit Odor, Deputy Governor of Narodna banka SlovenskaKey Measures to Support the Economy and Financial System
slsp.jpg April 2, 2020Company financing in times of crisis. How to ensure liquidity of companies?in cooperation with Slovenská sporiteľňa
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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.




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We invite our members to share their best practices.
Send your updates to office@amcham.sk


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:

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CISCO Systems SlovakiaCisco  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 webexsk@cisco.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.

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Technical University of Kosice (TUKE)

Technical University of Kosice (TUKE) started printing protective equipment for medical staff in hospitals:

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Facebook

Facebook made available for free by reviewing the account for Workplace for internal communication and project management:

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Facebook

Facebook has also announced that it will provide $ 100 million for small businesses in 30 countries:

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ESET

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:

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Google

Google has confirmed that its employees are working to protect users from phishing, conspiracy theories, malware and false information.


PwC network

The PwC network has compiled an overview of the different measures that are available to support businesses in +50 countries around the globe:

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Slovak Technical University (STU)
Slovak Technical University (STU) and the Matador Group are developing a prototype lung ventilator: 
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European Commission
Guidelines concerning the exercise of the free movement of workers during COVID-19 outbreak:
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Government Policies
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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
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KPMGKPMG Business Institute offers free online webinars on online teaching techniques and Cyber4Kids topics
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Business Europe
Overview on national measures taken by governments to react to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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European Commission
EPALE – Tips for online adult education in Slovakia (teachers, employees and citizens)
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CMS Slovakia
CMS, Law and Tax company, produced the following guides relating to COVID-19 situation with specific guidance concerning Slovakia.

  • COVID-19 impact on lease agreements – expert guide
  • Stabilisation and restructuring initiative – expert guide
  • Competition law during coronavirus crisis – expert guide
  • Force majeure – expert guide
  • Coronavirus and contract breaches in CEE – read more
  • Coronavirus key considerations for employers in CEE – read more
  • Joint activities with other FMCG suppliers during coronavirus – read more
  • COVID–19s impact on deadlines and procedural timetables – read more
  • Corporate considerations regarding meetings - read more
    Guidance for public procurement procedures in times of COVID-19 - read more

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.
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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.
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AmazonAmazon 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
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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 nadáciaKarpatská 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




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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:

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AmChams in Europe: Employment protection measures in selected EU countries

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Extensive coronavirus manual from Na Bulovce Hospital (CZ) experts

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