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Dear Reader,

It's been another busy month working closely with members to promote their agendas and raise their profiles. With the UK hosting COP26 in just a few days, our main aim has been to help our members seize the opportunities of a green recovery. 

Our Chamber supported the Business Ladies Day (in cooperation with ChamCham), CEE Automotive Supply Chain 2021, Overview of Slovak HR and Payroll for non Slovak speakers (in cooperation with Crowe Slovakia) and ITMA Industry Summit (in cooperation with Deutsche Telecom). And we organised two flagship events focussing on healthcare, sustainable buildings and green energy.

20 October, Piestany Spa: 
How can Slovakia build a resilient healthcare system during a global pandemic?

Through an approach that focuses on the patient; shares clear and factual information to the public; encourages collaboration between the public and private sectors; and builds back better in a more sustainable way. And to beat Covid you need to get vaccinated!

The message was clear from our inspirational speakers British Ambassador Nigel Baker, Mayor of Piestany Peter Jancovic, International Climate Policy Director Sonia Roschnik, Leading Epidemiologist Martin Pavelka and expert panellists; General Manager Daren Wilson, Cluster Director Central Europe Vaher Kuuno, Cluster Manager Andreas Schuster, Excellent Moderator Martin Smatana

Huge thanks to Piešťany & Smrdáky Ensana Spa Hotels Maria Michalcikova Igor Paulech for co-organising this event with our Chamber and to Roche Slovensko and AstraZeneca for their generous sponsorship.

Everyone enjoyed the dynamic and informative discussion, but don't worry if you missed it because you can view the recording by clicking on the this link.

27 October, SPP:
The leading role of sustainable buildings and green energy

I was particularly struck by three things at our event in cooperation with leading gas supplier SPP:

First: that we have inspiring businesspeople and companies in the UK and Slovakia who are pioneering low carbon methods that make significant savings, meet customer expectations and mitigate climate change.

Secondly: that if these companies are to achieve their full potential and help Slovakia meet its net zero carbon targets, they urgently need the support of government and parliament to put in place the right legislation.

And thirdly: sustainability is not only the right thing to do; it makes good business sense too.

Huge thanks to the following people for sharing their valuable expertise and insight; British Ambassador Nigel Baker, Nada Hartman Escoslovensko, Martin Stohl HB Reavis, Tomáš Jurdák MiddleCap, Pavol Kukura Slovak Green Building Council, Jan Karaba SAPI, Christopher LaRue, Savills

Thank you to our sponsors and partners:

You can find the link to the recording of this event here.

International Trade Survey 2021

In the run up to COP26 our Chamber can take part in the BCC UK International Trade Survey. 

Based on the outcome of this survey we can create a joint statement that defines the needs of the local business community towards the local government and the British government in order to achieve their Climate Challenge/Net Zero targets and it can be presented to both the local national government representative(s) and The British Ambassador Nigel Baker.

The International Chambers are asked to send its two most important policy asks of the UK government so that they can mention these policy needs in the BCC UK joint statement.

This is your opportunity to communicate what climate legislation you need to help you maximise your green potential 🌍🍀

Deadline to fill out the survey: 31 October 2021


Hajni Hayler
Executive Director
The British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic
COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow
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246th US Marine Corps Birthday Ball
246th US Marine Corps Birthday Ball
The Marine Security Guard Detachment at the United States Embassy in the Slovak Republic invites members of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic to join at this year's Marine Corps Ball taking place on Saturday, November 6.

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 (17:00-23:00)
Moyzesova Sieň
Vajanského Nábrežie 12, Bratislava

To purchase individual tickets (€100), please contact Gunnery Sergeant Kharl Ange Joseph at +421-918-553-024 or JosephKF@state.gov. RSVP by October 29.

Due to the current pandemic restrictions in country, all guests will be required to provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination during the purchase of tickets.


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