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Archive of the Events 2008

December 2 - 4, 2008 / GKS for Better Homes and Gardens

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

November 25, 2008 / SCP for Abbott Diagnostics

Official introduction of CEVA: Center of Education and Research Abbott (CEVA) - www.ceva-edu.cz - is a project developed jointly by Abbott Laboratories, s.r.o., Czech Republic, Medical Faculty of Charles' University in Plzen and Hospital Klatovy, a.s., with close cooperation of key experts of laboratory medicine in Czech Republic.

November 24, 2008 / Visit of UPS Prague office

CS Prague staff visited UPS office in Prague 6. UPS is an official partner of US Commercial Service worldwide.

November 19 - 21, 2008 / Medica Düsseldorf trade fair visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

November 19 - 20, 2008 / Tommy G. Thompson, former US Secretary of Health and Human Services, visit including the Roundtable with Czech Minister's of Health Reform Team at American Center

November 4 – 6, 2008 / AAIW Las Vegas trade fair visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Zdenek.Svoboda@trade.gov

October 28 – 31, 2008 / American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Conference visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Hana.Obrusnikova@trade.gov

October 24, 2008 / IPS for GMS Int. - www.genericmedicaldevices.com

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

October 16, 2008 / American Chamber of Commerce Reception

Traditional quarterly reception organized by American Chamber of Commerce (www.amcham.cz9) in the Residence of US Ambassador.

October 15, 2008 / Visit of Dr. Nausieda, Regional Parkinson Center in Milwaukee

October 14, 2008 / Participation at Business and Economy Roundtable discussion at the Forum 2000 Conference in Prague

October 9, 2008 / Moffitt Cancer Center representatives visit

October 7, 2008 / ICRC Brno Groundbreaking Ceremony

On October 7, 2008, CS Prague SCO O’Connor and CS Novakova accompanied Ambassador Graber to Brno for official “basic stone clapping” groundbreaking ceremony of International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) Brno. CS Prague participated in the seminar and ceremony along with the Czech Prime Minister Topolanek, Minister of Health Julinek and South-Moravian Region hejtman Juranek.

October 6 – 10, 2008 / Security Essen trade fair visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact luda.taylor@N0SPAM.trade.gov12

October 6 - 8, 2008 / Int. Public Transportation Expo trade fair visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Hana.Obrusnikova@N0SPAM.trade.gov7

October 6, 2008 / GKS for Katz Baron Squitero Faust - www.katzbarron.com

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

October 2-3, 2008 / U. S. Department of Commerce MAC representatives visit

CS Prague facilitated a visit of MAC Director for Central and Eastern Europe Cherie Rusnak, and Marie Geiger of the Office of European Union Affairs. Program of MAC visitors included meetings with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Industry and Trade, along with the Prime Minister's Office.

October 1 - 3, 2008 / GKS for Better Homes and Gardens

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

October 1 – 3, 2008 / Aquatech Amsterdam trade fair visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

September 25, 2008 / Opening Ceremony of Flow Int. Office for CEE (www.flowcorp.com)

Ambassador Graber, Commercial Counselor O'Connor and CS Obrusnikova took part in the opening ceremony of Flow Int. Brno office. The Flow Int. Corp. is a worldwide market leader in ultrahigh-pressure and abrasive waterjet cutting technology for the field of application "industrial cutting". Flow was represented by Mr. Charles Brown, President and CEO, Jeff Hohmann, Executive Vice President and William Wifler, Managing Director, Flow Europe.

September 24, 2008 / Health Care Seminar at Ambassador's Residence

The seminar program included following presentations: Greeting & Introduction of US CS16, Mr. Greg O’Connor, Commercial Counselor & Ms. Veronika Nováková, Commerical Specialist; Recent Stage of HC reforms17, Mr. Marek Šnajdr, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health; and Prices and reimbursement of medicines in Czech republic18, Mr. Josef Suchopár, CEO, Infopharm. As part of its initiative to support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), CS Prague prominently featured the Czech NGO Chráněná dílna sv. Prokop u červeného javoru and a project of Mental Power Prague Film Festival19 presented by Mr. Patrik Henel & Mr. David Sychra.

September 22, 2008 / Official Visit of Beroun and Loděnice

Ambassador Graber and CS Prague visited Carrier Refrigeration CR (www.carrier-ref.cz20) Beroun plant which focuses on commercial refrigeration equipment and a GZ Digital Media (www.gzdm.cz21), an independent firm with U.S. private equity investment that serves as a one-stop shop for CD, DVD, printing and vinyl record production, in Loděnice. Beroun Mayor accompanied the group during both facility tours, which combined have nearly 2,000 employees.

September 16 – 21, 2008 / Automechanika Frankfurt trade fair visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Zdenek.Svoboda@trade.gov

September 12, 2008 / Selling to the EU - Video Conference with Cincinnati EAC

Commercial Counselor Greg O'Connor will present at Selling to the EU Webinar.

September 10, 2008 / IT Seminar at Ambassador's Residence

CS Prague once again joined forces with global partner FedEx to present IT Seminar at the US Ambassador's Residence. More information about the seminar is available here23.

September 9, 2008 / Webinar with Lexington, KY EAC

Commercial Counselor Greg O'Connor presented at the Webinar.

September 5, 2008 / Video Conference with Purdue University and Indianapolis EAC

Commercial Counselor Greg O'Connor presented at the Video Conference.

August 31 / IPS for Better Homes and Gardens

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

July 28 – 31, 2008 / AACC Washington trade fair visit

CS Prague representative Veronika Novakova took part at the show. CS Novakova also participated in Health Care Team meeting and, in her role of HC Team Europe liaison, presented on European HC market opportunities.

July 14 - 16, 2008 / Int. Airshow Farnborough

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact hana.Obrusnikova@trade.gov

July 2, 2008 / 4th July Celebration at Ambassador's Residence

June 24, 2008 / AFSI new facility ground-breaking ceremony in Most

Commercial Counselor Greg O’Connor and CS Hana Obrusníková took part in of an Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. (AFSI, www.advfilters.com28) new facility ground-breaking ceremony in industrial zone located in Most. Established in 1986, AFSI is a joint venture owned by Caterpillar and Donaldson Company. AFSI supplies oil, fuel and hydraulic filters for Caterpillar. The first trial production is expected to begin in the AFSI plant in Most at the start of 2009. Once the facility reaches full capacity, it will employ 200 people.

June 24, 2008 / GKS for WorldSage - www.worldsage.com

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

June 16, 2008 / Trade Mission from Iowa

Trade mission participants include following companies: Proliant (www.proliant.com).

June 12, 2008 / GKS for Endevco - www.endevco.com

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

June 10 – 11, 2008 / GKS for CDM Corporation - www.cmd-corp.com

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

June 10, 2008 / Ceremonial opening of IBM ID Center new building in Brno

On June 10th, SCO Greg O'Connor and CS Luda Taylor accompanied Ambassador Richard Graber to Brno, to attend the Official Grand Opening Ceremony of IBM's Integrated Delivery Center Brno new building. The Center employs over 2,400 IT professionals from 70 nationalities.

June 4, 2008 / Visit to Na Homolce hospital

U.S. Ambassador Richard Graber accompanies by his wife Alex, Commercial Counselor Greg O’Connor and CS Veronika Novakova visited Na Homolce hospital (www.homolka.cz) on the occasion of of JCI (www.jointcommissioninternational.org) reacreditation process.

June 3, 2008 / U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez in Prague

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez visited Prague to hold the meetings with Czech Prime Minister Topolanek, Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg, Deputy Minister of Industry & Trade Milan Hovorka and representatives of NGOs active in the democratization process in Cuba.

May 31, 2008 / IPS for Office 1 Superstores Int. - www.office1international.com

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

May 29, 2008 / Presentation at Franchising Forum

CS Prague takes part in Franchising Forum organized by The Czech Franchise Association (ČAF). CS Ruckerova will speak about US Embassy activities in franchising and will present US franchisor Office1Superstores.

May 27 - 31, 2008 / BookExpo Los Angeles trade fair visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Veronika.Novakova@N0SPAM.trade.gov3

May 27 – 28, 2008 / GKS for W.W. Grainger, Inc. - www.grainger.com

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

May 22, 2008 / Miami Dade Trade Mission

Commercial Counselor Greg O'Connor will give the group briefing on the Czech market opportunities.

May 15, 2008 / American Chamber of Commerce Reception

Traditional quarterly reception organized by American Chamber of Commerce (www.amcham.cz9) in the Residence of US Ambassador.

May 14-15, 2008 / Ambassador Trip to Brno

SCO O’Connor and FSN Obrusnikova accompanied Ambassador Graber at the grand opening of Honeywell’s new turbolab in Brno and toured facilities of FEI and Motorola/Symbol Technologies Global Service Center in Brno.

May 12, 2008 / Trade Mission of Nutritional Supplements companies

The Global Trade and Investment office of the State of Nevada along with the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) organized a trade mission composed of six nutraceutical supplements companies. FSC worked on the preparation of the mission with U.S. Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS).

April 27 – 29, 2008 / Las Vegas Convention Center & Visitors Authority Trade Mission

On April 28, CS Prague welcomed a trade delegation that was lead by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and included six of its largest convention partners; the Consumer Electronics Association, the National Association of Broadcasters, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the Hanley Wood Corporation, the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association and the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions.

April 21 – 23, 2008 / Milwaukee Trade Mission

On April 21-23, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett led a business delegation to Prague. Coincidentally, Milwaukee is Ambassador Graber's hometown. Other notable participants in the 40-plus member delegation included; Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce Jack Fischer, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and Gail Lione, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Harley-Davidson.

April 14 - 16, 2008 / Trade Winds Conference II Istabul visit

April 11, 2008 / GKS for Lord Corporation - www.lord.com

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

April 10, 2008 / GKS for RM International, DBA Mountain Springs Spas - www.mountainspringsspa.com

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

April 8, 2008 / Visit of Mr. Guy J. Lebeau, J&J

CS Prague in conjunction with AmCham, organized a luncheon at the Ambassador's Residence featuring Mr. Guy J. Lebeau, Managing Director and Chairman of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices & Diagnostics Europe, Middle East & Africa. The event offered an informal discussion on talent management for the 40 participants drawn from the health care sector and AmCham's Board of Directors.

April 6, 2008 / IHS reception attendance

April 3- 4, 2008 / Pennsylvania Trade Mission

On April 3-4, Joe Burke, Senior International Program Manager, Pennsylvania Office of International Development,led a business delegation to Prague along with the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia as part of a trade mission to the Czech Republic and Poland.

April 1 - 5, 2008 / ICS West Las Vegas trade fair visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Luda.Taylor@trade.gov

March 27-28, 2008 / Official Visit of Mr. Paul Dyck, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe, Department of Commerce

On March 27-28, MAC Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe Paul Dyck and Czech Desk Officer Michael Rogers visited Prague to hold market access consultations with their Czech Government counterparts and U.S. industry.

March 13 -15, 2008 / Natural Products Expo West (NPEW) Anaheim trade fair visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

March 12, 2008 / GKS for Neutrex Inc. - www.neutrex.com

US company is looking for a Czech partner.

March 4, 2008 / Health Care Seminar in the Residence of US Ambassador

On March 4, 2008, CS Prague once again joined forces with global partner FedEx to present the fourth in a series of Health Care Seminars at the Ambassador's Residence.

March 3 - 6, 2008 / CeBIT Hannover trade fair visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Luda.Taylor@trade.gov

January 28 - 31, 2008 / ISE Amsterdam trade fair visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Luda.Taylor@trade.gov

January 24, 2008 / SCP for Nalico, Inc. in the Residence of US Ambassador

CS Prague organized a Single Company Promotion (SCP) in honor of Nalico International at the Ambassador's Residence. The SCP event served as the introduction of their new office - Nalico Czech in Prague.

January 21, 2008 / Official Opening of the first Starbucks Coffee in the CR - www.starbucks.com

January 7 – 10, 2008 / CES Las Vegas trade fair visit

Representative of the US Commercial Service Prague will be present at the show. If you are interested in Czech Republic country briefing or meeting, please contact Zdenek.Svoboda@trade.gov

Please note that this is not comprehensive list of all CS Prague events. The list does not include internal events, meetings and services (e.g. ICP, Contact lists etc.).