we come back to you with our regular monthly newsletter so that you have an overview of events and invitations at hand. We believe that the first month of the new year went as well as possible for you and that the upcoming week will be inspiring thanks to the news from our Chamber.
GET READY! - 2023 ACTIVITIES OUTLOOK
Dear BritCham members,
the Board of Directors of our Chamber approved the activities for the year 2023 at the January Board meeting. This year will be special for us because our Chamber is going to celebrate its 25th anniversary in June. Such a milestone! It is unique to us. The celebration will be a combination of business topics and networking.
A novelty for CEOs will be the LEADERS2LEADERS event, an exclusive platform for a joint meeting of the highest representatives of our member companies, even with the participation of an interesting guest. In addition, it will be accompanied by the handing over of annual membership certificates.
We will present a regular People Forum, a space for discussion on one of the topics that resonated the most last year - and that is people, leaders and experts, those from manufacturing and non-manufacturing companies - how to acquire, maintain and develop them.
I believe that we will also see you at the first event of its kind that we support and which was patronized by H.E. Nigel Baker, the British Ambassador, at the CSR conference Corporate volunteering, what next?
There will also be the popular British Breakfast format on current topics. Some of the months will be in the spirit of supporting diversity (we will start in March), and others will be tuned to the topic of well-being, including the protection of health and safety at work (April), we will also continue to support successful partnerships (Compliance Days in May, or the Newmatec international conference in April ) and we will not leave out topics such as sustainability and ESG.
You can continue to use the benefits of Member2Member, i.e. member provides the member with discounted offers of services or products.
Traditional popular events such as Golftrophy, Business Ladies Day, and Speed Business Meetings are also ahead of us.
And what if we went out together on bicycles, horse polo, the 100th Košice Marathon, or rugby? Yes, we are already working on that too, depending on how such activities appeal to you. 😊
Not long ago, I met with representatives of the Business Center of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the General Director and his team from SARIO. We are already working together to be able to connect you, our members, with new investors who would like to visit Slovakia. We have also already agreed with our parent headquarters, the British Chamber of Commerce, to prepare presentation material about Slovakia and the possibilities of cooperation with you, our members, and present it to regional chambers in selected parts of the United Kingdom online, while the possibility of personal meetings in the UK is also open.
This is just the first taste of the upcoming events we are currently working on. We will certainly not stay only in Bratislava, after Nitra (in March) Košice will follow!
The Chamber is what we will create together - I believe that we can develop it together with ideas, and involvement, and it will also be a great help if you support us with 2% of the tax
. Thanks to you, your membership and every form of support, we can be successful!
On behalf of the BritCham Board of Directors
the Chairwoman of the Board
ON MARCH 16, 2023: CONFERENCE - CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING AS A PATH TO EMPLOYEES AND COMMUNITIES
Even before we invite you to the conference, let us ask you one question: How much do you invest in recruiting the right employees? It will certainly take a lot of energy and resources. The support of engagement plays an even greater role. We invite you to an event in which we participate for the first time.
On March 16, 2023, experts on corporate volunteering will meet in Nitra. Volunteering has great potential in supporting employee engagement not only in community events but also in the companies themselves.
The patronage of the event was taken over by H.E. Nigel Baker, the British Ambassador to Slovakia and our Honorary President, as well as Branislav Becík, the Chairman of the Nitra self-governing region and Marek Hattas, the Mayor of Nitra.
Join us or involve your leaders and experts from HR, marketing, or other departments. Experts from non-governmental organizations will share their valuable experience in the role of speakers, as well as representatives of BritCham members - strategic partner of the event and our Patron Member Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia (Igor Franček, HR Director), partner of the event and our Patron Member TESCO STORES SR (Katarína Pšenáková, Communications and Campaigns Manager) and Robert Trgiňa, CEO of ASO VENDING. We thank them for their energy, time, and support of this unique event.
We are thinking of you!
If you would like to share your experiences with corporate volunteering, we have one open speaker spot in the panel discussion. Let us know by February 21 at email@example.com, please.
TOGETHER WITH ASSECO CEIT, WE LAUNCHED THE FIRST ONE OF THE SERIES OF WEBINARS
You can look forward to the first professional webinar on February 23, 2023. Asseco CEIT, a.s.
offers solutions for the Design and optimization of production and logistics processes. How to save?
If you are in charge of production and assembly processes in your company or you cover logistics, you may be busy with the following questions:
- how to properly design a new production and assembly process, or redesign an existing one?
- how to eliminate waste within the entire logistics chain?
- how to optimize material flows?
- how to prepare and verify the capacities of the warehouse layout design?
Answers to these questions and much other information will be provided by a free webinar. It will be held in English.
Use an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge. The webinar is especially suitable for industrial engineers, production technologists, planners, layout specialists, logistics workers, logistics process planners, operational logistics and ergonomics workers.
We are looking forward to meeting you online.
PRESENTING PEOPLE FORUM- INVITATION
We are launching a new format - People Forum. We would like to initiate joint informal meetings of leaders - be it CEOs, HR directors, or leaders who manage their teams, and companies from various segments, from staffing companies to manufacturing companies.
The goal is to create a working group that would meet periodically and exchange experiences, opinions and practical tips on how to attract new talents to companies, how to retain them, what benefits to offer, how to consolidate and strengthen the employer brand, or how to plan and implement a successful recruitment campaign.
The first meeting will take place in March and we will inform you about the details.
Are you interested in presenting yourself or getting more information about a specific topic? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, please.
WE ARE LAUNCHING WOMEN IN BUSINESS PLATFORM
The diversity of both the teams and the leadership represents a benefit and enrichment. We want to open a space for this topic not only in March, which is associated with International Women's Day.
We perceive this topic as an opportunity for meeting, exchanging experiences and developing - both personally and as a team. We will contact you soon regarding the preparation of this platform and the ways in which you can use it, as well as how to get involved.
If you already have examples of how you succeed in supporting diversity in your company or team, including the development of the talent of female leaders or successful experts, we would be happy if you would contact us at email@example.com
THIS YEAR'S FIRST SPEED BUSINESS MEETING HAD A RECORD ATTENDANCE
On January 31, 2023, this year's first Speed Business Meeting took place, a popular networking event of ChamCham, an informal association of chambers of commerce in Slovakia.
This time, we were again among the chambers whose members and sympathizers showed the greatest interest in establishing new contacts. The room was filled.
For about two hours, the room with tables arranged in a circle for the participants turns into a lively place full of conversations. Each 1:1 meeting lasts 10 minutes for participants to find out if their businesses overlap and if there is room for new business opportunities.
We look forward to the next meeting. We will inform you about the date in time.
|CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN BRITCHAM|
We would like to bring to your attention that we have a unique career opportunity in our team: an open position of Executive Director.
The position description and more information can be found HERE
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of the business community and support it in its success, and thus the success of all of us.
We will be happy if you also let potential candidates know through your network of contacts!
ŽANETA KÚDELOVÁ HAS TERMINATED HER WORK AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BRITCHAM
Our executive director, Žaneta Kúdelová, ended her one-year tenure at the Chamber in January 2023.
She brought new initiatives to the operation of the Chamber and its activities, and during the entire period, she fulfilled the mission for which the Chamber was established and operates.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks for her inspiring approach to work, for her great ideas, as well as for all the energy and time devoted to the members and supporters of our Chamber and for her ever-present sense of humour, which helped to overcome barriers and deepen partnership relations with our members and sympathizers.
Žanet, we wish you a lot of success in your next career path.
VISIT OF LEO DOCHERTY IN SLOVAKIA
Photo: Archive of the British Embassy Bratislava
Bratislava, January 24, 2023
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and Slovakia, Leo Docherty, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) visited Slovakia.
In the premises of the University Library in Bratislava, several important guests and friends from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office met on this occasion. Former Slovak Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavol Demeš presented his latest book "Slovakia and the United Kingdom. The first 30 years".
Current Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Rastislav Káčer also took part in the event. The guests at the joint discussion were welcomed by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Slovakia, Nigel Baker, who stated that Britain's relations with the Slovak Republic are extremely deep, be it relations between politicians, citizens or business ties. According to him, the challenge for the coming years is to deepen mutual relations even more.
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