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Dear Subscriber, 
Hope you have great days! We would like to share with you the latest news from the British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic.
Highlights

  • We moved! From May, you can visit us in our new location: a fantastic coworking space HubHub, Twin City C, Mlynské Nivy 16, Bratislava.
  • Welcome new members to BritCham
  • Membership certificate is on the way to you
  • Getting together with our members to learn about their achievements and plan new projects
  • Past events
  • Upcoming events
  • How can you benefit from the membership  
British Ambassador Nigel Baker visited our new office in Twin City C, hosted by HB Reavis
  • May 9, 2022
Our mission is to bring people together, create new business opportunities, bring new ideas and support the ideas that our members are bringing.
 
Therefore, we decided that the ideal place for our work would be a coworking space. From May 2022 you can find us in HubHub, Twin City C, Mlynské Nivy 16, Bratislava.
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We thank our member, HB Reavis Slovakia, for the unique background and endless possibilities that HubHub provides.

The building meets the principles of sustainability, as our Honorary President Nigel Baker, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Slovakia, was convinced, together with Ivana Winbladh, Slovakia´s Country Director at the Department for International Trade, who visited us in the new premises.

Miroslava Remenarova, Chair of the Board of BritCham, and Žaneta Kúdelová, Executive Director of BritCham, acquainted both guests with the Chamber's work plan.
 
We also were honoured that Rene Popik, CEO, HB Reavis Slovakia, together with Martina Slabejova, Group Leasing Director, HB Reavis Slovakia, presented to both our guests a unique project Nové Nivy in a pleasant warm atmosphere.

We look forward to seeing you, our members, in our new location!
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We are happy to welcome new members who joined BritCham in May 2022
We are pleased to announce that GetBid, a personnel & consulting company, joined BritCham as a Patron Member.

We are also exploring new communication and partnership opportunities for you and thus it is great news to share that BritCham has grown with a new Media partner .týždeň.sk 

Welcome!
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Celebrating our partnership: your Certificate of Membership is on the way to you!
We have prepared membership certificates for all BritCham members, signed by Nigel Baker, British Ambassador in Slovakia and Honorary President of BritCham, as well as Žaneta Kúdelová, Executive Director of BritCham. 

We have already started to distribute them. Stay tuned, you will receive your Certificate soon.
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Thank you for your engagement: we are preparing new activities to drive your membership
During May, we have outlined our future cooperation & activities with:  
New projects and activities as the outcome will be offered to you so that you can benefit from our partnership.

Recently, we are also working on planned social events, a round table discussion on the shortage of skilled labour force and piloting a new educational project which should also help companies attract the right people with skills needed for the future, at the right time.
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Past Events
Speed Business Meeting in the Lindner Hotel, Bratislava - live event 
  • May 5, 2022 
Once we are in post-pandemic time, social events and in-person networking are back. It was great to meet our members in person again!
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Slovak Compliance Days, Bratislava
  • May 10, 2022
Britcham has been present in the Slovak Compliance Days event which has been organized by the Compliance Circle in Bratislava. 110 participants joined a series of panel discussions with respected business representatives. Sustainability, 5G technologies and innovation, as well as Greenwashing were the main topics.

Miroslava Remenárová, Chair of the Board of BritCham, as a guest speaker in a panel discussion together with the President of the Slovak Automotive Association presented the recent industry challenges including Brexit's impact on the mutual SK-UK trade, transition to zero-emission and opportunities it brings.

Besides panel discussion, a brand new book – Slovak Compliance Standards – has been introduced, a book which presents a summary of standards for the responsible business. If you are interested, contact us at info@britcham.sk, please.   
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KPMG webinar The Power of Microsoft Power Platform
  • May 12, 2022 
We are grateful to KPMG, our Patron Member, for hosting a great online event. All who joined could learn how the MS Power platform gives businesses the freedom to develop applications, and reports and automate their processes.

Do you have any exciting topics too? Let us know and we can work together!
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Slovak Cooperation Exchange, panel discussion by SARIO, Nitra
  • May 25, 2022 
"A New Dimension of Industry Resilience" was a key topic of the panel discussion organized by SARIO, Slovak Investment and Development Agency as a part of the programme of the Slovak Cooperation Burse at the well-known Machinery Fair in Nitra.

We shared experiences from the United Kingdom including the recent rise of the energy prices in the UK and how it is impacting industry and economy, in the light of Slovak industry, risks and opportunities.

Several topics including the availability of a skilled labour force, electrification and transition to a green economy have been addressed by Miroslava Remenárová, Chair of the Board, BritCham, and a vision and new opportunities from the European Commission perspective by Vladimír Šucha, Head of EC Representation in SR, as well as current vulnerable situation and trends regarding energy sourcing by Ján Petrovič, General Director, Section of Energy, Ministry of Economy.
Other speakers talked also about the financing of green projects and the role of universities in making Slovakia prepared for the future.
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Upcoming Events
BritCham is a part of a global network: do not miss the opportunity to learn what is new in our business and other BritCham offices across the globe.



BCC UK Global Annual Conference 2022
BCC UK Global Annual Conference 2022

date

Jun 30, 2022
(8:30 AM - 5 PM)
(GMT+2)
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      Register      
 
We are also preparing for the General Assembly of all members which will be held in September 2022. We are going to send you more details, soon after the upcoming Board of Directors approves its agenda (June 22, 2022).
 
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BritCham gets spotted. We are happy to share your news online on our webpagewww.britcham.sk as well as on our social media Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

We can also support you through events, round tables, business consultancy and many other ways – approach us and we will find a way!
 
If you have any interesting news, contact us, please, at info@britcham.sk.
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The June Newsletter will come to you in the first week of July 2022.
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