Prague College, one of the Czech Republic’s leading English language universities, hosted the second in its popular “Master Speaker Series” Thursday, 7th April, this time with Phillip Gottweis from Škoda Auto as the guest speaker. This was a fascinating talk by the coordinator of sponsoring and cooperation at Škoda Auto, who discussed the company’s business strategy in relation to sports sponsorship, which was a great inspiration for the students and members of the public that made up the packed room. The college’s Master Speaker Series has been running since April 2010 and since its inception it has proved to be extremely popular with both students and the public due to the quality of the speakers that the college is ableContinue Reading

The myPOS solution enables merchants to accept card payments without a bank or а bank account. iPay International S.A. is looking for local partners to expand its distribution in the Czech Republic iPay International S.A., the provider of the innovative payment solution ‘myPOS’ is pleased to announce its arrival in the Czech Republic. myPOS helps small and medium-sized merchants to start accepting card payments in an affordable and more efficient way as this unique business model offers instant access to money without any form of monthly or other fixed charges, thereby breaking down the major barriers to card acceptance for micro merchants. Officially introduced last year (on the MWC in Barcelona), myPOS is already enjoying huge interest and has quicklyContinue Reading

Brammer, one of the leading European distributors of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tomáš Flajsar (40) as the new Managing Director of the company’s operations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Tomáš Flajsar replaces Ladislav Burian, who served as the Managing Director from 2010, and who has now moved on to new challenges. Tomáš Flajsar has more than 10 years experience in managing positions dealing with business development, general management, sales, purchasing and logistics in the engineering industry, with a focus, in particular, on vacuum machinery, automotive and railway markets. Before joining Brammer, Mr. Flajsar worked as the General Manager for Edwards for the Czech Republic. Edwards is partContinue Reading

Bator Tabor, the charity that organises summer camps for seriously ill children from all over Central Europe, is now accepting applications from the Czech Republic for its summer 2015 camps. Registration is open until Saturday, 14th March. The camps are a safe place for children aged 7-18 who suffer from ailments such as cancer, diabetes or haemophilia, and the experience is free of charge, and features constant but invisible medical supervision so that the children can completely forget about their illness. Bátor Tábor was established in Hungary in 2001 to offer complex therapeutic recreation programs for seriously ill children and their families. In the summer, Bator Tabor offers camps for children, and in the spring and fall it offers campsContinue Reading

Wilson & Partners, one of the Czech Republic’s leading independent law firms, announces today that it has just received the award for “Innovation & Excellence in Property Acquisitions – Czech Republic” in the “Corporate LiveWire Awards, 2015”. The Corporate LiveWire Awards champion the best companies in their respective fields, and all winners of the Innovation & Excellence awards are subject to rigorous assessment criteria, carried out by a team of experienced in-house professionals. This ensures that only the most deserving firms and individuals receive one of these prestigious accolades and gain a place in the winners’ guide that is distributed to more than 1.5 million business executives. Since its incorporation in 2007, Wilson & Partners has won many different prestigiousContinue Reading

Company Makes Strategic Investment to Support Growth in Eastern Europe and welcomes its global President and CEO, Jim Keane, to its official opening Prague, 20th January, 2015 – Steelcase Inc., the world leader in the provision of high performance workplace solutions, celebrated the official opening of its newly built plant in Stribro, Pilsen, Czech Republic. More than 180 guests, that included media, employees, senior management from Steelcase’s US headquarters and local authorities, were invited to join a range of celebratory events that took place in Steelcase’s premises on the recently opened Panattoni Logistics Park. Steelcase’s President and CEO, Jim Keane was in attendance to formally ‘cut the ribbon’. The plant in Stribro is a model plant and a critical partContinue Reading

Prague, 31.12.2014: The ski track of Prague’s skiing area, SkiPark Velká Chuchle, opens this afternoon for all those interested in cross-country skiing. “Thanks to the favourable weather conditions, the production of the technical snow could already start on 27th December and the track is now prepared. It is for the first time in the four-year history of the project that the Park will open in December. In the previous years the skiing only started in the middle of January. I am glad that the Park can open to the public much earlier than in previous years and to be able to offer to Prague inhabitants a place for winter sports without having to travel to the mountains,” said Kateřina Neumannová,Continue Reading

At a press conference held on, Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014, the Organizing Committee of the 4th annual GENERALI CEE Cup, an international football tournament for top youth teams (under 19) from Central & Eastern Europe, unveiled this year’s programme and activities for the week-long tournament, which starts, Wednesday, 23rd July 2014. The press conference was held in the new Mark Luxury Hotel Prague, and was opened by the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Roberto De Blasio, who gave a short summary of the tournament schedule and an overview of the teams taking part. Talking about the event, De Blasio said: “This year we are very excited to have 12 great clubs from across the CEE region confirmed to participate inContinue Reading

The first running of the CEE Cup was in the summer of 2011. What made you decide to organise such a tournament? The inspiration came from the Viareggio Cup, an U19 Tournament that has been held in Italy for the last 65 years. Many of the best football players that we can admire today, from Lahm to Phil Neville and of course the Italian stars Baggio and Balotelli have participated in the Viareggio Cup in the past. Our idea was to create a similar type of competition here in Prague, but giving the opportunity first to the academies from Central and Eastern Europe because we were, and still are, convinced that this region has a lot of talent but theyContinue Reading

The organisers of the international football tournament for top U19 youth teams from Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) that takes place in Prague each year, have announced today that the Generali Foundation CZE (“Generali”), the non-profit organisation of Generali Pojistovna a.s. which supports socially beneficial projects, will once again be the title partner of the event. The tournament begins on Wednesday, 23rdJuly and runs for one week until the Grand Final, which takes place on Wednesday, 30th July. This is the fourth year of the tournament, and the second time that it will be called the ‘Generali CEE Cup’. The Chairman of the Organising Committee, Roberto De Blasio, is delighted that Generali will again be the title partner, saying: “WeContinue Reading