AFI Annual Conference

Targeted investments as the best vaccine for the Czech economy

September 21, 2021

2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Targeted investments as the best vaccine for the Czech economy

AFI Annual Conference

Basic information

  • September 21, 2021
  • 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The congress centre of the Czech national bank

About conference

The AFI Annual Conference is one of the key events aimed at supporting the investment environment in the Czech Republic. This year, the second edition of the event will take place on 21 September 2021 at the Czech National Bank in Prague. Program includes two parts - conference part and evening gala.

The conference part of the event will comprise four moderated panel discussions in which experts will talk about current trends and the latest issues in the economic and investment environment. Among others speakers will be present for example, Miroslav Singer, former governor of the Czech National Bank; Luděk Niedermayer, MEP and former deputy governor; Petr Očko, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade or Tomáš Sedláček, economist and philosopher.

The main aspect of the evening gala will be the presentation of:

  1. the Award for Long-Term Personal Contribution to the Investment Environment;
  2. the Award for Significant Achievement in the Field of Investment.


After the awards ceremony, there will be time and space for networking with top representatives of the private and public sectors.

Programme

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Registration
2:00 pm – 2:10 pm Opening
2:10 pm – 3:10 pm 1st panel - Investment outlook of the Czech Republic after the election
3:10 pm – 4:10 pm 2nd panel - How can the government support companies' reinvestment during the economic recovery?
4:10 pm – 4:45 pm Coffee break and networking
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Presentation of the AFI survey
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 3rd panel - Fortress Europe – Decarbonisation – Green Deal: Are we ready?
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 4th panel - New trends: Investment and the online environment
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Welcome drink and opening of the evening gala
7:45 pm – 8:30 pm Award ceremony 
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Music performance by Ondřej G. Brzobohatý and Matouš Kobylka
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Evening gala and networking

The moderator of the event will be Michala Hergetová.

The music performance will be provided by Ondřej Gregor Brzobohatý and saxophonist Matouš Kobylka.

Investment outlook of the Czech Republic after the election

Lukáš Kovanda

Chief economist of Trinity Bank

Luděk Niedermayer

Member of the European Parliament

Tomáš Sedláček

economist, philosopher, university teacher

Miroslav Singer

Chief economist of Generali CEE Holding

Lukáš Kovanda

Chief economist of Trinity Bank

  • Czech economist and author of economic literature
  • He works as the chief economist of Trinity Bank
  • Member of the National Economic Council of the Government

Luděk Niedermayer

Member of the European Parliament

  • Czech economist, former member of the Bank Board of the Czech National Bank and Vice Governor of the CNB
  • Member of the European Parliament
  • First Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON)

Tomáš Sedláček

economist, philosopher, university teacher

Tomas Sedlacek(1977) became known through his book Economics of Good and Evil (OUP 2009) that was translated into 21 languages and won many prestigious prices in economic literature for original philosophical contribution to economics. He is a former advisor to Czech revolutionary president Vaclav Havel. He was listed among the top 100 most influential global thinkers (Top100 Thought Leaders, GDI). He was a member of ProgrammeCouncil for New Economic Thinking of World Economic Forumthat meets in Davos and advisedECpresidentBarrosoon New Narrative for Europe. Heis a sought after speaker, debater and frequentinternational commentator. He works for the largest Czech bank as a chief macroeconomic strategist. He lectures at Charles University and sits on boards of many non-profit ganizations.

Photo: Tisophoto

Miroslav Singer

Chief economist of Generali CEE Holding

  • Chief Economist Generali CEE Holding
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Generali Česká pojišťovna and Generali Poisťovňa in Slovakia. Vice-Chairman of MONETA Money Bank
  • Former Governor of the Czech National Bank

How can the government support companies' reinvestment during the economic recovery?

Zbyněk Frolík

Founder of the global company Linet Group

Petr Jonák

Member of the Board of Directors of the Confederation of Industry and Transport

Věslav Michalík

Deputy Governor of the Central Bohemian Region for Finance

Petr Očko

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade

Zbyněk Frolík

Founder of the global company Linet Group

  • The founder of the global company Linet Group SE and the CEO of the parent company Linet Holding s.r.o.
  • Served in several Councils of the Government of the Czech Republic (RVVI, RVLZ, RVHRK), scientific councils of CTU, ÚVN and supervisory and advisory boards of various companies

Petr Jonák

Member of the Board of Directors of the Confederation of Industry and Transport

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Confederation of Industry and Transport
  • Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at T-Mobile
  • Member of the National Economic Council

Věslav Michalík

Deputy Governor of the Central Bohemian Region for Finance

  • Deputy Governor of the Central Bohemian Region for Finance
  • He worked as a nuclear physicist at the Academy of Sciences, then as an investment banker at Austrian and German banks
  • Mayor of Dolní Břežany, the deputy governor of the Central Bohemian region for finance.

Petr Očko

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade

  • Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade for the Digitization and Innovation Section
  • Former advisor to the Deputy Minister of Finance for the financial market and CEO of CzechInvest

Fortress Europe – Decarbonisation – Green Deal: Are we ready?

Viktor Hanzlík

Partner in the Prague office of McKinsey

Zuzana Krejčiříková

Director of the Public Affairs Department of ČEZ

Anna Pasková

Director of the Department of Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development at the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic

Radek Špicar

Vice President of the Confederation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic

Viktor Hanzlík

Partner in the Prague office of McKinsey

  • Partner in the Prague office of McKinsey
  • Leading the global McKinsey group of energy transmission and distribution networks

Zuzana Krejčiříková

Director of the Public Affairs Department of ČEZ

  • Director of the Public Affairs Department of ČEZ, a.s.
  • Former Director of the European Agenda Unit and the Brussels Representative Office of ČEZ
  • From 2003 to 2006 she worked at the European Court of Justice
  • Specializes in European law with an emphasis on energy, environment and competition law

Anna Pasková

Director of the Department of Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development at the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic

  • Director of the Department of Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development at the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic
  • Responsible for coordinating the implementation of important national concepts, such as the Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development - Czech Republic 2030, the State Environmental Policy of the Czech Republic and the National Action Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change

Radek Špicar

Vice President of the Confederation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic

  • Vice President of the Confederation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic for Economic Policy and Export
  • Former Deputy Prime Minister for the Economy and later a member of the Škoda Auto management

New trends: Investment and the online environment

Hana Caltová

HR director at Czech Radiocommunications

Samuel Huba

CEO, Shoptet

Michal Menšík

Founder of the technological and logistics startup DoDo

Jaroslava Rezlerová

Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Czech Republic and Slovak Republic

Hana Caltová

HR director at Czech Radiocommunications

  • HR director at Czech Radiocommunications
  • Works as a mentor in the Minerva 21, Equilibrium programs at the British Chamber of Commerce and in the #suHR community
  • In the role of HR Director, she worked at U & Sluno and Kofola ČeskoSlovensko

Samuel Huba

CEO, Shoptet

  • Managing Director at Shoptet
  • In the past, he led international expansion, set business strategies and managed operations in several technology companies and startups
  • He acted as a managing partner with the Impulse Ventures fund

Michal Menšík

Founder of the technological and logistics startup DoDo

  • Founder and CEO of V-Sharp, which was established to focus on sustainably increasing the efficiency of e-commerce projects
  • Founder of the technological and logistics startup DoDo

Jaroslava Rezlerová

Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Czech Republic and Slovak Republic

  • Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Czech Republic and Slovak Republic
  • Founding member and since 2010 President of the Association of Personal Service Providers - APPS
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the People Management Forum and since 2018 also a member of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic

AFI Awards

As part of the gala evening, two prizes will be awarded: the AFI AWARD FOR LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTION TO THE CZECH INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT and the AFI AWARD FOR SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD OF INVESTMENT with the aim of recognizing organizations, personalities, activities or projects that have positively contributed to investment and business development in the Czech Republic.

I want to nominate

Anyone can nominate for award. All you have to do is to fill out this Nomination form and send it to lenka.kocianova@afi.cz.

You can find the award rules here.

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Lenka Kociánová
Project Manager
+420 725 379 969
lenka.kocianova@afi.cz

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