AmCham Slovakia

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Continual development of the business environment in Slovakia through Committees and other initiatives.


AmCham Slovakia has a powerful and direct legislative impact in Slovakia, supporting the continuous improvement of business environment in Slovakia for more than 25 years.

AmCham Staff Change

We would like to inform you that Veronika Yorumez, Corporate Relations Manager responsible for membership, will be on maternity leave from April 2020 until March 2021.

April 01, 2020

Pillars



AmCham´s mission is to improve the business environment in Slovakia and increase the country´s competitiveness. By combining our members´ focus and expertise with most crucial areas for the country we focus our advocacy efforts on the following four pillars:  

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Institutional Capital

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Regional Capital

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Innovation Capital

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News and Updates

AmCham Staff Change

We would like to inform you that Veronika Yorumez, Corporate Relations Manager responsible for membership, will be on maternity leave from April 2020 until March 2021.

CMS European M&A Study 2020: Seller remains king in Europe while industry benefits from artificial intelligence

Europe continues to be a sellers' market. All countries across Europe now apply “seller-friendly” risk allocation techniques, while the US continues to firmly favour the buyer.

Elite Language Center is 100 virtual

Elite Language Center, in response to the current situation around COVID-19, has made all of its services available online. 

Slovakia’s competitiveness must be a priority for the new Slovak Government

AmCham together with 15 partner business associations and chambers of commerce addressed a call to the new Slovak government to ensure Slovakia remains a competitive economy.

Dentons launches 2020 edition of its ‘Investing in renewable energy projects in Europe’ guide

As we start a new decade, the forces shaping the European renewables sector are familiar enough, but the longer-term future in each market is becoming harder to predict.

AmCham Staff Change

We would like to inform you that Veronika Yorumez, Corporate Relations Manager responsible for membership, will be on maternity leave from April 2020 until March 2021.

Slovakia’s competitiveness must be a priority for the new Slovak Government

AmCham together with 15 partner business associations and chambers of commerce addressed a call to the new Slovak government to ensure Slovakia remains a competitive economy.

Slovak.AI calls on the new government to support research and development of artificial intelligence at a national level

Slovak.AI calls on the new government to support research and development of artificial intelligence at a national level and encourage Slovak companies to accelerate innovation and link up with the Academy.

AmCham Board of Directors Elections: NOMINATION PERIOD

AmCham Slovakia would like to announce the official opening of the nomination period for the AmCham Board of Directors. All members in good standing have the right to nominate candidates to the AmCham Board of Directors and take part in voting!

Advertise in AmCham’s largest publication!

AmCham Slovakia will soon publish the 18th edition of its annual "Directory of Members" yearbook. Take part and became our partner!

CMS European M&A Study 2020: Seller remains king in Europe while industry benefits from artificial intelligence

Europe continues to be a sellers' market. All countries across Europe now apply “seller-friendly” risk allocation techniques, while the US continues to firmly favour the buyer.

Elite Language Center is 100 virtual

Elite Language Center, in response to the current situation around COVID-19, has made all of its services available online. 

Dentons launches 2020 edition of its ‘Investing in renewable energy projects in Europe’ guide

As we start a new decade, the forces shaping the European renewables sector are familiar enough, but the longer-term future in each market is becoming harder to predict.

Coronavirus – key considerations for employers

The situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is still developing and is being followed worldwide with great interest and obvious concern. In this briefing, we consider some of the key issues that employers should be considering.

The SelectUSA 2020 Investment Summit

The SelectUSA 2020 Investment Summit held on June 1-3, 2020 in Washington DC, promotes the United States as a global investment destination and links qualified foreign companies with US Economic Development Organizations to facilitate business investment and job creation.

Dentons advises GIC on €950 million Maximus portfolio acquisition

Dentons and Kirkland & Ellis represented GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, on the acquisition of the Maximus logistics real estate portfolio from Apollo Global Management, a US-based private equity firm. 

March 06, 2020

Legislative & Policy Update - February 2020

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February 27, 2020

Legislative & Policy Update - January 2020

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January 29, 2020

Legislative & Policy Update - December 2019

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December 19, 2019

Legislative & Policy Update - November 2019

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November 18, 2019

Legislative & Policy Update - October 2019

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October 31, 2019

Legislative & Policy Update - September 2019

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Policy process

Work in Committees and Task Forces
Voluntary participation, no entitlement for compensation.Voluntary participation, no entitlement for compensation.
 
Chairperson – elected by members of the Committee, approved by the Board
Vice Chair – assists with coordination, in the absence of the Chair takes over the leadership

  • Meetings – should be on a regular basis, preferably once a month
  • Agenda – prepared by C. Coordinator 5 working days in advance
  • Minutes – Actions and Decisions – sent to C. members within 7 working days after the meeting

Preparation of Advocacy Plans and Lobbying Strategies
Every advocacy/lobbying initiative should be accompanied by an Advocacy Plan, available at the members only website area, containing:

  • Lobbying Tool – Position Papers, Policy Briefs, Press Releases
  • Target Audience – Government, Parliament, Stakeholders
  • Timeframe – adapted to the AmCham rules and procedures, legislative process or other processes of concern
  • Possible Coalitions – Foreign Chambers of Commerce in SR, business alliances, organizations or federations
  • Leadership and Issue – Ownership - Chairs, Vice-Chairs, Spokespersons

Approval of Position Papers and Position Letters
Standard approval procedure

  • First stage - pre-draft of a Position Statement, written by a member or committee coordinator is circulated among AmCham members that have expressed interest in the given topic. Comments to be submitted within 5 working days.
  • Second stage -  members’ suggestions incorporated and an appropriate wording of the position formulated. The second stage shall not exceed 3 working days.
  • Third (final) stage - final draft circulated among members and AmCham Board Members for their review. Conflicting requirements to be resolved by the coordinator. The final stage must not last more than 5 working days. Not responding within this timeframe is considered as an approval.
Fast-track procedure

In case an urgent Position of AmCham needs to be released – two working days. The fast-track procedure has been amended on the Board Meeting in Oct. 2007.

  • First phase (24 hours –  one working day): AmCham consults the proposed Statement (and enclosed Advocacy Plan / Lobbying Strategy if applicable) with Members of the Board Policy / Advocacy Standing Committee; potential comments and subsequent approval of at least three Members of the Policy Standing Committee and at least one Member of the AmCham Executive Committee are needed within a 24-hour period.  In addition, an Executive Sponsor from within the Board must be identified for each initiative.
  • Second phase (48 hours – two working days): AmCham sends the draft of the Position Statement in the version approved by the Policy Standing Committee to the full Board. This stage should not last more than two working days. Not responding within this timeframe is considered as approval. Unless a member involved in the process is not happy with the final version, the position paper can be released.

Testimonials

The Business Academic Committee is one of the most active groups at Amcham and our members have contributed many ideas that have turned into actions and concrete results with a very high success rate. We have a constant dialogue with the Ministry of Education and influence decisions that have an effect on all Amcham members. We provide forums where the best and brightest students from our Universities can find their match in the Business world. We bring Deans and Professors in the same room with CEOs to exchange ideas and foster communication. We have success stories that speak for themselves: students turned into interns, interns turned into new hires and on their path to be our future leaders.

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Martin Kardoš, CSI Leasing