Competitiveness / Business and Industry

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

24th August 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry Czech Republic - Business Customs

An attempt to accomplish business with a flurry of quick meetings and barrage of emails is more likely to result in failure. Czechs prefer to get to know someone, learn about the person’s background and firm, and then, if they are comfortable, get down to deal-making around the dessert course, or even at a follow-up meeting. Most Czechs want to build long-term, two-way business relationships and will be put off by too much emphasis on an immediate sale.
View more

19th October 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry Is the CEE region about to steal the outsourcing crown from India?

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of chairing a panel of thought leaders and industry experts at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, says Tom Quigley is director of outsourcing at Emerging Europe. The subject matter was centred on the ICT industry in the Ukraine specifically, and the broader Central and Eastern European (CEE) region in general.
View more

11th October 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

EY: 76% of Czech manufacturing companies continue to see Industry 4.0 as an opportunity to grow business

EY Czech Republic published their survey on Industry 4.0 in the Czech Republic. Almost half of companies plan to significantly change their current business model over the next 3 years, under the influence of Industry 4.0, which is 7 percentage points higher compared with last year results. 
View more

26th September 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Manufacturing Roundtable at Moduslink Brno

The representatives of the main manufacturing companies located in Brno accepted an invitation by Weston Stacey from the American Chamber of Commerce to meet and discuss two topics connected to their business, these being Automation & Industry 4.0 and the challenging situation in the labour market.
View more

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic