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About amcham slovakia

The American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic

ABOUT AmCham Slovakia


About amcham slovakia

The American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic

  • Founded in Slovakia in 1993

  • Officially authorized by the Ministry of Interior in May 1994

  • Independent and self-supporting organization, dependant on contributions from its members, companies operating inSlovakia

  • Independent of the US or Slovak government

  • The most active foreign chamber in Slovakia

  • Approximately 300 members

  • Approximately 100 events and other activities & initiatives every year


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The American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic


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Board of Directors 2010/2011

President

Igor KOTTMAN

Citi

First Vice President

George BABCOKE

U. S. Steel Košice

Second Vice President

Peter ŠKODNÝ

Accenture

Third Vice President

Marcel REBROŠ

Cisco Slovakia

Vice President of Finance

Mark EBERST

KPMG

Eric ASSIMAKOPOULOS

The Carlton Hotel & Offices

Michaela BENEDIGOVÁ

SEESAME Communication

Todd BRADSHAW

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Roman BRESTOVANSKÝ

IBM Slovakia

Stephen CAULFIELD

DELL

Peter ČEREŠNÍK

Microsoft Slovakia

Charles HACKETT

GlaxoSmithKline

Milan HÁN

IMP Consulting

Julian JUHASZ

Squire Sanders

Pavol KOPEČNÝ

Ecenter

Martin KUBALA

Hewlett Packard

Jacob PREISLER

Philip Morris Slovakia


Official mission statement

The mission of the AmCham Slovakia is to be the leading representative for U. S., Slovak and international business in Slovakia, and to promote the global competitiveness of the country.

Official Mission Statement


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Three Main Pillars of AmCham:

Contacts

Information

Advocacy


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AmCham Events - Networking

  • OUR REGULAR EVENTS

  • Business Cocktails

  • Business Breakfasts

  • Roundtables

  • Luncheons

  • Seminars and Conferences

  • MAJOR EVENTS

  • Thanksgiving Gala Charity Dinner

  • Fundraising Charity Drive

  • Independence Day Celebration

  • HR Conference

  • Job and Internship Fair


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AmCham Events

2002,2006 & 2010 - Before the 2002,2006 and the 2010 Parliamentary Elections AmCham hosted the

“Slovak Elections Political Party Speaker Series“


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Committee on Business/ Academic Cooperation

Jake SlegersAmCham Slovakia


Why are amcham member companies interested in supporting business academic cooperation

WHY ARE AMCHAM MEMBER COMPANIES INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING BUSINESS/ACADEMIC COOPERATION?


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  • Improvement of educational input

  • Benefits for universities

  • Benefits for the companies

  • Contributing to society; the right thing to do


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Member Companies involved in the Business Academic Cooperation


History

Committee on Business/Academic Cooperation

HISTORY


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Committee established in 2005

Board Executive Sponsor:

Marcel Rebroš, Cisco Systems

Committee Coordinator

Natalia Poliakova, Policy Officer

Committee Chair

František Jakab,

Cisco Systems

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011


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What are the aims of the Committee ?

Effective implementation of Education Reform;

Improved conditions for R&D, innovation and technology transfer;

Contribute to better vocational education and preparation of qualified labor force that meets business and industry needs;

Long-term support of entrepreneurshipfor enhancing Slovakia’s competitiveness;

Supportinglocal communities through workshops, conferences, educational projects and positive role models.


Legislative influence

Committee on Business-Academic Cooperation

LegislatiVE INFLUENCE


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Education Law and Law on Vocational Education

Seven out of nine AmCham comments incorporated into Educational Law.

Remaining two points are set to be incorporated into future legislation.


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Law on Vocational Education 2009/2011

AmCham contributed toLaw on Vocational Education in 2009 and is part of WG on Ministry of Education

in 2011.


Conferences

Committee on Business-Academic Cooperation

Conferences


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At request of Slovak government, AmCham organized conference in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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ICETA 2008, 2009 and 2010

  • Outcomes from Business-Academic Cooperation for 2010 presented

  • AmCham hosted representatives from Ministry and Universities for discussions


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Meeting on Business-Academic Cooperation:

Part of McMa3oshka Conference 2010

  • McMa3oshka fosters discussion on “Business-Academic Cooperation in Practice”.

  • Provides discussion forum for companies, government and universities.


University projects

Committee on Business/Academic Cooperation

University Projects


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Mentor Network Program

Provides students opportunities to receive mentoring and career advisory from business sector representatives.

YEAR 2011: 40 mentors, 40 students, 7 universities

YEAR 2010: 36 mentors, 50 students, 5 universities

YEAR 2009: 43 mentors, 29 students, 4 universities


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American Business Environment and Ethics Course at Economic University

The course providescomplex information thathelps me better understandparticular processes andactions provided by companiesand governments allaround the world.

Dominika Petrová, student


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American Business Environment and Ethics Course Economic University 2010/2011

1. Is American business environment different? – AMCHAM

2. U.S. Capitalism: Is the U.S. Number One?– US EMBASSY

4. How Business and Government Relate – DELL

5. Influencing the Political Environment – US STEEL

6. Business and Technological Change– IBM

7. The corporation and the natural environment– SQUIRE SANDERS

8. Business and the social environment– PHILIP MORRIS

9. Globalization and Global Business– ACCENTURE

6.


International cooperation

Committee on Business/Academic Cooperation

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION


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Tuesday March 31, Seattle

Visit to Microsoft Corporation, EBC Redmond

Executive Discussion: Microsoft Vision and Strategy in Education

Wednesday April 1, San Francisco, Berkeley

Visit of the UC Berkeley’s Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances

Visit of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Education, Jan Mikolaj to the United States


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Thursday April 2, San JoseCisco Systems: Customer Presentation/CNAP Contribution Award Cisco Systems: Connected Learning – New Thinking in K-12 Technology Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Technical University in Kosice and Stanford University, School of Education Visit to IBM Almaden Research Center Visit to Plug and Play Tech Center - Signing of an agreement between the Plug and Play Tech Center

Visit of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Education, Jan Mikolaj to the United States


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Friday April 3, Stanford, Palo Alto Hewlett Packard: HP Labs Overview Stanford University’s Office of Technology LicensingMonday April 6, MinneapolisMeetings with:  Alice Seagren, Minnesota Commissioner for EducationUniversity of MinnesotaNormandale Community CollegeSouthwest State University Meeting with Governor of the State of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty

Visit of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Education, Jan Mikolaj to the United States


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Visit of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Education, Jan Mikolaj to the United States

Meeting with Governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty. The highest level official visit of Slovak governement representatives to Minnesota.


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Stanford University, School of Education – Memorandum of Understanding

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Stanford University’s School of Education and the Technical University in Kosice – joint research of Mobile Learning Technologies.


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CISCO SYSTEMS HEADQUARTERS – April 2, 2009

Key Focus:

1. Awarding Minister Mikolaj with CNAP Contribution Award

2. Program: Connected Learning – New Thinking in K-12 Technology


Other projects

Committee on Business-Academic Cooperation

OTHERPROJECTS


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The AmCham Job & Internship Fair

The AmCham Job & Internship Fair opens doors for recruiting efforts across Slovakia. Annually 1300 students participate.

Bratislava from 1999 – 2008

Kosice from 2004 – 2011

Poprad from 2011


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eSkills week

IT FITNESS TEST:  Knowing how use a computer and how to work with the Internet is not enough; security is an issue as well. Initiative of the European Union - a broad new campaign to promote ICT skills.


Succesful case studies

Microsoft:

- Portal “Modern Teacher” www.modernyucitel.net

- Learn more – project Education of Teachers www.nauctesaviac.sk

- Partners in Education

Cisco:

- Networking Academy Program

U. S. Steel Košice:

- Summer Internship Program

- Merit scholarship and in-company training for students of SOUH-Saca

- Promotional activities and material support for SOUH Saca

Dell:

- ‘Accounting Counts’ Internship Program?

Gratex:

- Ask everything, you would like to know about the internet!

Whirpool:

The Whirpool University

Succesful Case studiEs


Train the trainer may 2012

TRAIN the TRAINERMay 2012


Upcoming activities

Committee on Business-Academic Cooperation

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES


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Internships in Member Companies AmCham PortalAmCham agrees to evaluate the TOP 5 best internships which will be selectedaccording to student’s evaluation on a yearlybasis.2011


Thank you for attention

More information at: www.amcham.sk

American Chamber of Commerce in SR Jake Slegers, Executive [email protected]

Thank you for attention!


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