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Archive of Events 2019

June 21, 2019 – Seminar FireEye – behind the scenes

On June 21, 2019, Ambassador Stephen B. King gave opening remarks at a seminar on current cyber security world challenges sponsored by American Cyber Security firm FireEye. Ambassador King highlighted the role of U.S. industry in combating these challenges: “U.S. IT security companies are among the industry leaders, creating solutions for detection and prevention of these threats.” The featured Kah-Kin Ho, FireEye Senior Director, EMEA Government who presented “The strategic view – Russia & China power projections”; Don DeBolt, FireEye Senior Manager, Consulting Professional Services with “Tales from the Frontlines – Cyber security landscape in Eastern Europe”; and Michal Ostrowski, FireEye Senior Director Eastern Europe & Damian Hoffman, FireEye SE, Easter Europe with “Train as you fight”. Founded in 2004, FireEye is a public cybersecurity company headquartered in Milpitas, California.  The company provides hardware, software, and services to investigate cybersecurity attacks, protect against malicious software, and analyze IT security risks. In the Czech Republic, FireEye is represented by Arrow ECS. www.fireeye.com; www.arrowecs.cz For more information contact Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

June 20, 2019 - Seminar on Patient Access to Innovative Treatment in the Czech Republic

On June 20, 2019, U.S. Embassy Prague U.S. Commercial Service in cooperation with the NGO Revenium, organized a seminar “Patient Access to Innovative Treatment in the Czech Republic”. Ambassador Stephen B. King hosted the event which featured presentations from top Czech healthcare stakeholders including David Smehlik, Deputy Director of General Insurance Company (VZP); Jana Prausova, Chairwoman of Czech Oncology Society; Katerina Podrazilova, Chairwoman of Drug Committee at Union of Insurance Companies of the CR; Jindrich Kotrba, pharmaco-economist; and Ivana Plechata from Pruvodce pacienta. The seminar highlighted the importance of cooperation and open discussion among all stakeholders especially in the light of new legislation being prepared to target the topic. https://www.inspirante.cz/index.php/2019/06/25/seminar-dostupnost-inovativni-lecby-v-ceske-republice/ For more information contact Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

June 10 – 12, 2019 / Czech Delegation to SelectUSA Summit in Washington

For more information contact Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

June 3 – 7, 2019 / IPW Anaheim fair visit

Representative of the U.S. Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

June 7, 2019 - United Airlines Launches New Direct Flight From Newark To Prague

Ambassador King attended the launch of new United Airlines direct flight from Newark to Prague: “A great pleasure to join United Airlines and Prague Airport for the launch of their new direct flight from Newark to Prague. This is the third direct seasonal U.S.-Czech flight. Just another way we are contributing to stronger U.S.-Czech partnership. Come Visit the USA!” For more information contact Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

May 18 – 21, 2019 / National Restaurants Association fair visit

U.S. Embassy Commercial Specialist Veronika Novakova traveled to the National Restaurant Association (NRA) fair in Chicago, representing European markets and presenting on market opportunities for U.S. manufacturers in the hospitality business. NRA showcases the top innovations ranging from ready-to-use convenience foods and cutting-edge equipment, to new point-of-sale (POS) technologies, back office systems and training programs. The innovations are targeted at restaurateurs who are looking for ways to operate more efficiently, cost-effectively, all while improving the guest experience. Apart from technology and automation taking stage as one of the main trends, food safety, sustainability, and labor issues got quite the attention. And food and beverage trends? CBD-Infused food and drink options, plant-based lemonades and “meatless meat” options like plant-based burgers represent the future. NRA is one of the world´s leading events in the hotel and restaurant business covering a wide spectrum of products from equipment and supplies to food & beverage. In 2019 the show celebrated its 100th  anniversary. Every year NRA gathers 43,000 attendees in Chicago, Illinois. NRA is a traditional participant in the U.S. Department of Commerce‘s International Buyer Program. https://www.nationalrestaurantshow.com For more information contact Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

May 9 - 12, 2019 / Book World Prague opportunity for U.S. publishers

Commercial Service Prague will introduce American publishers to the Czech market at Book World Prague 2019 on May 9—12. The U.S. companies are seeking Czech partners interested in publishing selected American books in the Czech language. Representatives from CS Prague will be available at the Fair’s Business Center for discussions. List of participating American publishers: Inkwater Press - Inkwater Press is a publisher of fiction, nonfiction and poetry for adults and children.  Since 2002, Inkwater Press has published over 1000 titles in hard copy and electronic formats. No Greater Joy Ministries, Inc. - No Greater Joy Ministries is a non-profit publishing organization that provides marriage, Contact: Zdenek Svoboda, Commercial Specialist at Zdenek.Svoboda@trade.gov

May 6 – 8, 2019 - Czech Delegation at WasteExpo v Las Vegas

U.S. Embassy Commercial Specialist Zdenek Svoboda accompanied a Czech delegation to the WasteExpo 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Czech companies were primarily interested in innovative U.S. waste recycling and waste-to-energy technologies. CS Prague also presented market opportunities from other European markets at the show. WasteExpo is the largest trade show in North America serving the $85 billion solid waste and recycling markets. The event serves the entire waste and recycling industries – private sector, public sector and waste management professionals from all industries. Contact: Zdenek Svoboda, Commercial Specialist at Zdenek.Svoboda@trade.gov

April 5, 2019 / Seminar introduction and presentation of trends in the U.S. pet market at FOR PETS Prague

U.S. companies interested in being featured at the seminar can find more information HERE or can contact Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

April 4, 2019 / How to establish an integrated treatment protocol for obesity and diabetes?

The U.S. Embassy hosted a seminar organized by the Institute for Public Discussion where leading Czech doctors, representatives of the Ministry of Health, insurance companies and international obesity centers had an opportunity to discuss issues and remedies for obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Ambassador Stephen B. King, Commercial Counselor Christina Sharkey and other distinguished guests had an opportunity to learn more about the topics from top Czech medical specialists including Martin Prázný and Martin Matoulek, General Faculty Hospital Prague; Mojmír Kasalický, General Military Hospital Prague; and Ignace Janssen, The Dutch Obesity Clinic (NOK).  Presentations were followed by a panel discussion featuring Štěpán Svačina, Czech Medical Society; Lenka Poliaková, Ministry of Health; Zdeňka Salcman Kučerová, ZPMV Health Insurance Company; Martin Hrubý, Liberec Regional Hospital; and Pavel Hroboň, Advance Healthcare Management Institute. The discussion was moderated by Miroslav Palát, CzechMed. Extreme obesity is not only a medical problem but also a social and economic challenge. It is considered to be the epidemic of the 21st century. Based on World Health Organization data up to 3,000,000 people worldwide die because of extreme obesity every year. Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

April 1 – 5, 2019 / Hannover fair visit

Representative of the U.S. Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Zdenek.Svoboda@trade.gov

March 21, 2019 / Seminar introduction and presentation of trends in the U.S. home and garden market at FOR GARDEN Prague

U.S. companies interested in being featured at the seminar can find more information HERE or can contact Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

March 5 – 9, 2019 / Natural Products Expo West (NPEW) fair visit

Representative of the U.S. Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

February 22, 2019 / Czech and U.S. Companies Discus the Future of Autonomous Driving

The U.S. Embassy Prague in cooperation with the Ministry of Transportation, organized a round-table discussion on the future of autonomous driving. Ambassador King highlighted the role of a secure platform for digital communication and importance of this area for national security. Fifteen Czech and American companies provided insight into the technical, regulatory and policy issues the industry is currently facing. The round-table also highlighted the Czech autonomous car mission to California taking place in March, which is being organized by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CzechInvest. Zdenek.Svoboda@trade.gov

February 12, 2019 / Commercial Counsellor Sharkey Welcomes NOW Foods Supplements to the Czech Republic

Commercial Counsellor Christina Sharkey welcomed the launch of NOW Foods’ supplements in the Czech market at a press event at the Emblem Hotel in Prague. Zlatica Majercikova, NOW Foods International Business Development Manager for Eastern Europe, detailed NOW Foods long development process and extensive history alongside their most successful products. The event moderated by Petra Spindlerova attracted a number of well-known guests from Czech showbusiness. The event was prepared by NOW Foods Czech partner Good Life Company that is preparing selected NOW Foods products for launch in the Rossmann drugstore chain. NOW Foods is headquartered in Bloomingdale, Illinois. The company celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. NOW Foods manufacturers supplements, sports nutrition, and beauty and health products. NOW Foods has also won a number of awards including the national U.S. Commercial Service E-Award for successful exporters. Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

February 7, 2019 / Agent and Boarding School Networking Event

For more information contact Zdenek.Svoboda@trade.gov

February 7, 2019 / Ambassador King Launches Seminar on “Transparent and Sustainable Healthcare”

Commercial Service of the U.S. Embassy Prague hosted a seminar organized by the Institute for Public Discussion on “Transparent and Sustainable Healthcare”. Ambassador Stephen King and Commercial Counselor Christina Sharkey gave remarks at the event where participants had an opportunity to hear presentations from top Czech medical specialists, including Josef Kautzner of IKEM, Ales Tomek of FN Motol, and Tomas Kovarnik of VFN. Presentations were followed by a panel discussion featuring Health Director of Oborova zdravotni pojistovna Jitka Vojtova, Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce Weston Stacey, Country Director of Medtronic Michal Vondras, and Managing Partner of Advance Healthcare Management Institute Pavel Hrobon. The discussion was moderated by Miroslav Palát of CzechMed. Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

February 6, 2019 / United States – Attractive Travel Destination

The U.S. Embassy Prague organized a discussion with representatives of Czech travel agents, U.S. hotels and airlines. The meeting focused on promoting the U.S. as an attractive tourist destination. Last year the number of Czech tourists travelling to the U.S. hit 100,000. The most popular destinations included New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the famous system of national parks. Starting this year, Czech tourists will have an opportunity to take advantage of three direct seasonal flights to the U.S. – New York – JFK with Delta Airlines, New York – Newark with United Airlines and Philadelphia with American Airlines. Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

February 5, 2019 /Commercial Section Organizes a Discussion on the SelectUSA Investment Summit

The U.S. Embassy Prague in cooperation with the Central Bohemia Region, organized a discussion on the SelectUSA Summit and market opportunities for Czech manufacturers and investors in the United States. Ambassador Stephen B. King highlighted the fact that the United States is world’s largest economy offering great business opportunities for Czech companies. Governor Pokorna Jermanova along with other 2018 SelectUSA Summit participants shared her experience from leading first-ever Czech delegation to the Summit.The SelectUSA Investment Summit is an annual event held to showcase the United States as the world’s premier investment destination.  Investors have a chance to connect with U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs), federal government officials, and service providers who are all on hand to facilitate business investment and job creation. Next year’s Investment Summit will take place from June 10-12, 2019 in Washington, D.C.  More information and the summit application can be found here. Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov


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