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In the Czech Republic and around the world, we are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and are thinking about how to protect ourselves and our loved ones. The Czech government has decided to close schools, most shops and services. People are encouraged to work from home, but not everyone has such an option. CBRE, the world leader in commercial real estate services, has therefore decided to financially support women from the Single Mothers Club, who are all alone in raising children and often find themselves in a difficult financial situation. According to available information from organizations supporting this group of people, financial support for single mothers may only be enough to pay their rent. This means parents who are unable to work currently are in an impossible situation.

Dear HST members and friends,

due to current situation with COVID-19 disease, we are publishing the latest information about Switzerland and Czech Republic.

Updated 20th March 2020

It was a unique opportunity to visit the scientific cluster STAR with Biocev, ELI Beamlines and HiLASE on the outskirts of Prague. Over 60 interested participants gathered on Friday morning, 6th March and were welcomed by the Chairman of the Management Board of STAR cluster and Mayor of Dolní Březany, Věslav Michalik, by Ms. Kateřina Fialková, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Switzerland, Mr. Dominik Furgler, Swiss Ambassador in Prague and Mr. Petr Očko, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade in the Czech Republic.

The Embassy of Switzerland in the Czech Republic, the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland - Czech Republic and the IDEA think tank of CERGE-EI have the plasure to invite you to a public lecture and discussion.


HST Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic in cooperation with IMD Alumni Club Czech & Slovak Republic cordially invite you to their Business Forum in cooperation with IMD.



The upcoming Crowdberry investors evening in Prague will feature profitable SMEs and fast growing startups, expanding on their domestic and international markets.

Czech Management Association and its International Club would like to invite you to a conference and panel discussion. The conference is organized in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and will be held under the auspices of minister Tomáš Petříček.

ABCD invites you to the opening reception for three photographic exhibition of Swiss photographer Mario Del Curto. 

Martin Puchwein has been the new Country President for the Czech Republic and Managing Director of Novartis since November 2018. We are glad to have the opportunity to meet him personally, to hear about his assignment and his priorities within Novartis. It will be exciting to obtain details about the Novartis Global Service Center that has been founded in 2014 and is one of the five NGSC worldwide offering complex services in IT, finance, purchasing, HR and facility management.


HST chamber of commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic and Belimo invite you to their Christmas concert.

Take the opportunity to meet the president of UEFA on November 21 at 2pm in Nyon!

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bern in cooperation with Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic HST and CzechInvest organise an afternoon business session for Swiss and Czech partners. The goal of this event is to strengthen bilateral Czech – Swiss cooperation in the field of engineering.


Deloitte is seeking the new trends in HR. Take part in the next edition of the company’s Global Human Capital Trends survey. Last year, firms in the Czech Republic quoted well-being, employee data and the changing career model to be of the greatest importance. What will in your opinion shape the world of human resources in 2019?


This year you can look forward to an exklusive tournament, that takes place on Monday, 23rd July 2018 on the golf course of Beroun Golf Club – the first not public golf club in the Czech Republic. In addition to the 18-hole tournament, a golf academy under the guidance of a professional golf trainer will be available for those of you who want to learn the basics of golf. For non-golfers and accompanying persons, there will be activities on site.


Everybody speaks about E-Mobility. Do we need to pay attention to this phenomenon? Can we be relaxed about it or should we be concerned? In our private live, in our business or regarding our society and

These are the questions we would like to discuss during the SWISS MANAGEMENT FORUM 2018.


Networking of foreign chambers of commerce.

HST Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic and IMD Alumni Club Czech & Slovak Republic Invite you to their seminar Leading Digital Business Transformation.

HST Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic and the companies Wine World a Lindt invite you to their Tasting of Swiss wine and chocolate.

HST Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic and French – Czech Chamber of Commerce invite you to skiing with the Skiers association and the cross-country skiing world champion Martin Koukal.

HST Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic In cooperation with IMD Alumni Club Lausanne kindly invite you to seminar WHAT NEXT in Family and Private Business

Are you a leader in the life science and healthcare sector? Do you have market access? Are you interested in new trends? Do you want to know how business models will transform by 2022 and what role technology will have in providing healthcare services?

Attend our conference entitled Life Science and Healthcare Predictions 2022 and find out more about future developments.

Four unique evenings to support the artistic activities of the PKF – Prague Philharmonia in close cooperati on with the Lobkowicz family.

We are pleased to announce that we have been named the 2017 winner of the Best Client Service Law Firm of the Year at the tenth annual Law Firm of the Year awards. We are deeply honoured to receive this prestigious accolade, as it represents a confirmation from our clients of the high quality of our services.


HST Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with CzechInvest, Deloitte and ABSL invites you to a joint conference, which will be held on 8 November in Zurich.

HST Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic kindly invite you to Business Lunch with Tuba Albayrak.

We invite you to discuss the topic of Brexit from both the Swiss and the Czech point of view.

HST Chamber of Commerce Switzerland Czech Republic and Switzerland Tourism kindly invite you to the Swiss Food Festival. The Festival will take place in partner restaurants and cafes during the whole week. (October 2nd – 7th). Main part is planned on Saturday at Náplavka Farmers Market. There will be prepared stands with chocolate, cheese and other Swiss products. We prepare for you a competition. You can win the week stay in Switzerland or other products with swiss topic. 


HST Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic and Companies Wine World and Swiss Cheese kindly invite you to Swiss Wine tasting.


Embassy of Switzerland in Prague and think tank IDEA at the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences invite you to attend a lecture followed by a panel discussion


Networking of foreign chambers of commerce.


Akce se koná pod záštitou 1. místopředsedy vlády pro ekonomiku a ministra financí Andreje Babiše a ministryně pro místní rozvoj Karly Šlechtové.



HST Chamber of Commerce Switzerland - Czech Republic in association with PwC Czech Republic cordially invite you to the workshop Practical impact of the Swiss VAT law changes in 2018 - special attention to foreign companies doing business in Switzerland. View into the VAT world in 2020.

It is our pleasure to invite you for business lunch with Ms. Tanja Vainio, Country Managing Director of ABB Czech Republic. You will have the opportunity to discuss current trends of digitalization of industry and to see and learn more about remarkable technologies – ABB’s YuMi® the world’s first truly collaborative robot and Microsoft HoloLens enabling you to work with your digital content as part of the real world.

HST Chamber of Commerce Switzerland - Czech Republic kindly invites members and friends to HST New Years Concert.


We are delighted to announce that PRK Parners has been awarded the overall prize for 2016 Best Domestic Law Firm of the Year in the Czech Republic at the ninth annual Law Firm of the Year awards. They have also been named 2016 Best Law Firm of the Year in two categories: Banking & Finance and Company Law.


HST invites you to a unique project Anne to view the sky without fear inspired by the story of Anne Frank brings a message about the dangers of blind hate on the scene of DISK Theatre by Prague Opera Studio.

Next year, in January 27, at the day dedicated to the commemoration of victims of the Holocaust, premiere of musical performance combining unique play of mimes with opera singing will be introduced in the theater DISK in Prague. The opera "Anne, fearless look to the sky” inspired by the fate of Anne Frank will be introduced in international Czech-Swiss casting.


HST in cooperation with Charity Advent Market Team and Fond Act for Others kindly invite you to Charity Advent Market which held 25th to 27th November.

HST Invites you to visit the 2nd of the trade fair. Scientists and innovative companies meet and discuss their possible mutually fruitful cooperation ate the Trade Fair Science Research Innovation.


Let the stories of art entice you. Take the opportunity to get to know the orchestra and the remarkable Lobkowicz heritage from up-close. Invite your friends or your business partners to share with you an unforgettable evening and at the same time support the artistic goals of PKF – Prague Philharmonia.


Dorma and Kaba are now dormakaba. Our merger underscores our commitment to you, our customer. We offer products, solutions and services for secure access to buildings and rooms – now all from a single source. With more than 150 years of experience, we stand for security, sustainability and reliability. And with this foundation we want to remain at your side as a skilled partner.


Come to taste on October 10-16 Swiss specialties, which are prepared for you in selected restaurants and cafes in Prague. On Friday evening - aperitif in front of Mosaic House with the sounds of alpine horns. On Saturday at farmers' market on Náplavka will be available stands with Swiss cheese, chocolate and other specialties.


Are you considering entering the Swiss market or developing your business relations? Then the seminar Swiss Business Breakfast prepared in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic is exactly for you. The conference includes lectures, a panel discussion and meetings with respected experts.


For the first time in its history, the Czech Republic will be the scene of one of Europe's biggest comedy festivals. The PRAHAha International Comedy Festival will target not only Czech audiences, but especially English and German-speaking fans of stand-up performances. It promises the participation of 50 comedians from all over the world.

We have much pleasure in inviting you to visit our stand A31 and to attend the workshop on Czech R&D in the life science sector that will be held as a part of the Industry Symposium at the MipTec Exhibition during Basel Life Science Week.


Dear Ladies and gentleman we would like to invite you to the concert of Swiss Orchestra Camerata Helvetica.in cooperation with Jitka Hosprová und Eva Garajová.

Concert will be held on September 9th, 7 p.m. In St. Rocha Church, Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, Praha 1
Voluntary entry.


The date of Iran-Central European Business summit 2016 was moved to March 2017.

On January 16, 2016, Iran has completed the necessary steps in a deal to restrict its nuclear program, meaning international economic sanctions are lifted. Now Iran with its 80 million inhabitants is a whole new market for European companies.



Your opportunity to do business in Eastern Europe!

Meet potential suppliers of the MEM-industries (metal processing, mechanical and electrical engineering) and meet interesting potential business partners. The Business Mission will be tailored to the needs of the participants.


Contribution of Swiss companies to the Czech companies and society: an impact assessment.


Today’s national economies need to be ever more knowledge-based and internationally integrated to retain
their competitive edge in the global environment. This year’s Swiss Management Forum will look at how
Swiss ideas and Czech skills can work together to create a successful combination.


HST Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic, French – Czech Chamber of Commerce, Netherlands – Czech Chamber of Commerce, and Italian – Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry invite you to skiing with the Skiers association and the cross-country skiing world
champion Martin Koukal.


This year, taxpayers in the Czech Republic will spend 181 days working to pay taxes, which is one day more than last year; after final recalculation, it was 180 days in 2019. According to Deloitte’s calculations, Tax Freedom Day will fall on 30 June 2019. Approximately the same case as in the Czech Republic will apply to the UK and Norway. Taxpayers will have to spend the most days paying taxes to the government in Denmark, while the fewest in Romania and Bulgaria.

The role of system architects and “Emotion AI” will increase significantly in 2020. The ever-growing influence of technology will force companies to prepare themselves for ethical dilemmas stemming from implementation of technological solutions. Those are some of the conclusions of the Deloitte Tech Trends 2020.

The Czech economy will be marked by continued slowdown in 2020, with GDP growing by 2.0%. Despite the slowdown in growth, the unemployment rate should remain at a very low level, at around two percent. The average wage will rise by the lowest percentage in three years, 5.7%. Inflation is expected to be 2.5-3.0% during 2020. These are some of the conclusions of the 2020 analysis of the economic outlook compiled by Deloitte's economic team.

The influx of tourists in Prague increases every year by an average of 300 thousand, while the number of hotel beds remains almost the same. Their number increased by only 1.4% in two years. On the other hand, the capacity offered via accommodation sharing platforms (e.g. Airbnb or HomeAway) increased by 34.1% over the same period. Those are the findings of the Deloitte's Prague Hospitality Report.

Women are still underrepresented on corporate boards. Their share has grown by 1.9 percentage points to 16.9% globally over the last two years, but men hold 94.7% of chair positions. These are the results of the sixth issue of Women in the Boardroom. The study maps the situation in 66 countries of the world including the Czech Republic, whose representation of women on boards (13.8%) lags behind the global as well as the European average (25.8%). However, compared to 2016 (9%), it is an increase of more than a half.

The share of domestic value added in the total exports of the Czech Republic amounts on average to 61%, which is one of the lowest values globally. The countries with the highest share of domestic value added in exports are Saudi Arabia and Brunei (both 95%). On the contrary, the lowest shares are recorded by Luxemburg (31%) and Malta (42%). These are the conclusions of the Deloitte study Made in the World – An Analysis of the Czech Foreign Trade and its Positon in Global Value Chains.

Deloitte launches the global Best Managed Companies (BMC) programme in the Czech Republic to award the best managed privately owned Czech firms. Having received the Best Managed Company certificate, the firms will become part of the global community of best-managed private companies.

With 24th place in the Social Progress Index 2019, the Czech Republic has moved two places up year-on-year. The annual ranking is prepared by the non-profit organisation Social Progress Imperative and Deloitte. It is based on data on social and economic development and the environment.

The 100 top luxury goods companies reported aggregate revenues amounting to USD 247 billion in 2017. It represents year-on-year growth of 10.8%. The growth is attributed to large investments in digital marketing and communication on social networks. These are just a few of the conclusions of Deloitte’s global study on luxury goods (Global Powers of Luxury Goods).

An increase in the share of renewable energy sources in the Czech Republic to more than 23% in 2030 may be achieved without placing an additional burden on public resources. In addition, it can help modernise the energy sector and support the Czech economy. This is the result of Deloitte’s study Development of Renewable Sources until 2030. The basic scenario of the current National Climate and Energy Plan (Národní klimaticko-energetický plan – NKEP) expects only a 20.8% share. A higher share is required from the Czech Republic by the European Commission.

For the second time in a row, the Central Bohemian town of Říčany can boast the highest quality of life. Přelouč in the Pardubice Region recorded the most significant improvement compared to last year – it jumped 88 places up in the ranking. The Moravian-Silesian town of Orlová took last place again. These are the conclusions of the second annual Quality of Life Index. It was prepared by Obce v datech (“Municipalities in Data”) with Deloitte as its primary consulting partner.

Despite the growth of economy, Millennials and Generation Z are increasingly sceptical. The level of pessimism has increased mainly in social and political development. The young generations show strong distrust of social media and they are afraid of climate change. These are the results of the eighth annual Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2019. The survey included more than 13,000 Millennials from 42 countries and over 3,000 Gen Z respondents from 10 countries.

The level of optimism of Czech CFOs has slightly decreased after peaking last year. According to CFOs’ predictions, GDP will grow by 2.3% on average (0.2 percentage point less than in 2018). The overwhelming majority (98%) believes that employee costs will grow again this year. The majority (73%) of CFOs in the Czech Republic admit that their team has been prepared for the implementation of artificial intelligence only partially or not at all. This is the outcome of the 10th annual Deloitte CFO Survey 2019.

The Czech corporate sector is most at risk of a possible debt crisis. Czech firms’ debt could significantly rise if EU subsidies or investments are reduced. However, Czech firms are not one of the sixteen risky areas that could become the epicentre of the next debt crisis in Europe. These are the conclusions of Deloitte’s “When is the next crisis coming?” analysis assessing the risk of European households, governments and firms running up debt and countries incurring foreign debt.

One of the major topics for Czech businesses in terms of human capital relates to employee experience with a focus on human approach and meaningfulness of work (86%). Nevertheless, only 36% of respondents believe that their business is prepared for that. These are the results of Deloitte 2019 Global Human Capital Trends study. Ten thousand respondents from 119 countries including the Czech Republic took part.

The European football market has exceeded €25bn in revenue for the first time, according to the 27th Annual Review of Football Finance from the Sports Business Group at Deloitte. The 4% increase from 2015/16 was predominantly driven by the ‘big five’ European leagues, which saw combined revenues grow by €1.3bn (9%) to €14.7bn in 2016/17. Growth was not restricted to those biggest leagues, however, with non-big five leagues also seeing revenue increases, but at an inferior rate to that seen in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Contact details, CVS, photographs and videos from corporate events only constitute a fragment of the data handled by HR specialists on a daily basis. HR departments process a large volume of personal data concerning both existing and previous employees as well as job applicants. However, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires setting new rules and verifying whether consents to personal data processing comply with the GDPR. If not, penalties may apply.

The winner of the ninth annual Act of the Year survey is the initiative for more prudent regulation of business, i.e. the ruling of the Constitutional court on electronic sales records (“EET”). The expert public’s votes ranked the Payment System Act implementing PSD2 second and the amendment to the Construction Act third. In this survey organised by Deloitte Legal, hundreds of entrepreneurs chose from five nominated legislative acts having a positive impact on business.

CFOs in the Czech Republic remain optimistic this year. They are supported by the continuously strong Czech economy, forecasting average GDP growth of 2.5%. However, they are concerned about the situation on the labour market, with 95% of CFOs citing growing workforce costs as a risk factor. In addition, more than half of CFOs (51%) are worried about the personal data protection regulation (GDPR). These are the conclusions of the CFO Survey conducted by Deloitte.

Czech banks are at the forefront of digital banking maturity in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). As a whole, they rank immediately behind the five digital champions and lead a group that is referred to as smart followers, where they are followed by Norwegian, South African, Finnish and French banks. These are the results of Deloitte’s latest Digital Banking Maturity EMEA 2018 survey. According to the survey, the most advanced digital banking market is currently Russia.

Czech firms find employee well-being to be of the greatest importance (92%). Nevertheless, only 57% of respondents believe that their firm is ready for it. These are the conclusions of Deloitte’s latest Global Human Capital Trends report. The survey included over 11,000 respondents across 124 countries worldwide, including the Czech Republic.


While almost half (47%) of students and graduates in Central Europe aspire to become experts in their respective fields in the future, Czechs want to be managers (44%). 38% of Czech students and graduates want to become experts in their respective fields and the others would like to develop in a more horizontal fashion, gaining diverse experience. 75% of Czechs and 77% of Central Europeans would be willing to move abroad for work.

A hackathon for talented programmers, a debate about the future with 8-year-olds and participation of promising students from the region – these are just some of Deloitte’s activities as part of the global Singularity University (SU) summit. The event will take place on 5 and 6 March 2018 and will be hosted in Prague for the first time. Since 2013, Deloitte has been a global platinum partner of Singularity University.

The vote for the Act of the Year has started. For the ninth consecutive year, entrepreneurs will decide about the best legal regulation with a positive impact on business. In addition to voting on the best act, this year’s edition of the project will open up a discussion among leading authorities about the development of the Czech legislation governing the business environment. The project is organised by Deloitte, a professional services firm, and its legal office, Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal. This year’s edition will be taking place under the auspices of the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Czech Bar Association.


Syscom Instruments and Ochrana životního prostředí are partnering to offer premium vibration monitoring devices and local expertise into the Czech market.

Dear clients,

Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, we have also decided to take appropriate measures that I would like to inform you about. To ensure the safety of each one of us, we have decided to work remotely in the next few weeks.

The term “dark patterns” was first used by psychologists in the year 2010 in connection with the boom in e-commerce. The term relates to the manner in which websites are designed. Dark patterns are website elements that have been programmed intentionally with the aim to deceive users and force them to do something that they do not wish to do.

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