Spotlight issue

13th February 2018 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Meeting Star Awards 2017/PCB: Prague ranks 7th out of 78 destinations, 1st in New Europe region

Meetings Star Awards ranking, compiled annually by Slovenian Kongres magazine, evaluates the European meeting destinations regarding their meeting infrastructure, marketing activities and a set of other factors. Among the XL meeting destinations capable to host more than 2,000 delegates, Prague ranked seventh with the 4.55 points out of 5.00 possible. In the New Europe region, the Czech capital occupies the first rank, Prague Convention Bureau writes.

13th February 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Randstad: 2018 theme will be flexibility, artificial intelligence & automation to have a bigger impact on labor market

The persistent shortage of employees will cause higher investments by companies into human capital and automation. Employers will also focus more on analyzing employee behavior in order to better understand their preferences to ensure their loyalty. Extending of flexible working models can also be expected. This are results of an analysis of the labor market trends for 2018 by HR consulting firm Randstad.

13th February 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

AmCham R&D Factsheet: Where does the Czech Republic stand? (updated)

According to Eurostat, the Czech Republic has 11th highest number of R&D personnel and 17th highest R&D expenditure per capita in the EU and they have been dropping. The Government has taken measures to reverse the trend.

13th February 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

AmCham CZ: GE invests in ČVUT

(Česká verze v článku.) To enter into the global economic elite, the Czech Republic will need to become better at turning Czech ideas into Czech exports. Today's announcement of an agreement between CVUT and GE Aviation builds the capacity to do just that.

13th February 2018 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Prague office property market in Q4 2017

Demand significantly increased and annual gross demand reaches a new record. Five new office buildings were completed, vacancy decreased to just 7.5 %, and prime headline rents were higher.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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