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Annual Conference 2021

Panels and panelists


PANEL 1 - Investment perspectives of the Czech Republic after the elections

How to start the Czech economy and investment from a macroeconomic point of view? What can and cannot the new government do? Identification and development of key/strategic sectors - is it the way forward? What should be the vision of the Czech Republic?

  • Miroslav Singer
  • Ludek Niedermayer
  • Tomáš Sedláček
  • Lukáš Kovanda

PANEL 2 - How can the state support the reinvestment of companies in the recovery of the economy?

Government investment x private investment: How to motivate investors to reinvest? Investment incentives: version 20.22. The motivation of municipalities/cities / regions for joint strategic cooperation with new investors (municipal and private business zones, securing financing also by changing the tax system for decentralization and correct allocation of money)

  • Zbyněk Frolík
  • Petr Jonak
  • Věslav Michalík
  • Petr Očko

PANEL 3 - Fortress Europe - Decarbonisation - Green Deal: are we ready?

Impacts of the Green Deal on the Czech Republic and positive examples of the use of this trend for Czech companies. What is the role of the government, and therefore the state administration? In which areas should support be focused? Analysis of the impact of "Fortress Europe" on Czech companies and the economy and the resulting opportunities.

  • Viktor Hanzlík
  • Zuzana Krejčiříková
  • Anna Pasková
  • Radek Špicar

PANEL 4 - New trends: Investment and online environment

Retail vs. e-commerce.- change of customer preferences and its impact on retail - how will consumer behaviour change after the end of the coronavirus period? - effective transition to e-commerce and preconditions for its expansion - trends and opportunities in the Czech e-commerce market - are stone shops dead? - the future of Czech retail - online, warehouses, deliveries?

Human Resources - Can You Work Effectively Online? - Is COVID's impact on the education system and labour availability - positive? - the need and reality of a more flexible labour market - do employees want to work from home or the office? - Is it easier or harder to hire people now? Why?

  • Hana Caltová
  • Samuel Huba
  • Michal Menšík
  • Jaroslava Rezlerová

AFI Awards

AFI has awarded two AFI awards for a significant investment achievement to two investors. The first of these was the BMW Mobility Development Center in Sokolov, which will be the first development centre in Eastern Europe and will transform this area into a centre of attractive and modern technologies. The second winner was the Czech company producing 3D printers Prusa Research, which is currently the second-largest manufacturer in the world and at the beginning of the pandemic reacted flexibly to the situation and certified and subsequently distributed hundreds of thousands of printed face shields.

Karel Dobeš, Government Commissioner for Cooperation with the European Satellite Navigation Agency GSA and Chairman of the Board of the Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Self-Employed Persons (AMSP CR), received the award for his long-term contribution to the investment environment.

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Annual Conference 2020

Panels and panelists

PANEL 1 - Tax policy and investment support, budget determination of taxes

  • Ladislav Minčič
  • Pavel Sovička
  • Petr Toman
  • Radka Vladyková

PANEL 2 - State investment policy, EU recovery fund and National Development Fund

  • Filip Drapák
  • Jiří Jirásek
  • Silvana Jirotková
  • Radek Špicar

PANEL 3 - Czech economy in context: micro and macro view

  • Aleš Michl
  • David Navrátil
  • Ludek Niedermayer
  • Miroslav Singer

PANEL 4 - Green Deal: Investment and the green economy - opportunities await

  • Miroslav Havránek
  • Martin Jahn
  • Zuzana Krejčiříková
  • Vladislav Smrž

AFI prices

Biocev - Biotechnology and Biomedical Center of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Charles University for the development of the anti-cancer substance MitoTam won the AFI award for a significant investment. MitoTam is an anti-cancer drug from the workshop of Czech scientists, which has been tested on humans for almost a year. The new drug targets the mitochondria of tumor cells. The results of the first phase of the clinical study show that patients tolerate the treatment well. It has a very positive effect in patients with kidney cancer. The study involved cancer patients in whom all treatment methods failed. Her representative prof. Jiří Neužil.

The AFI Award for long-term contribution to the investment environment of the Czech Republic was awarded to Martin Jahn, ŠKODA Auto. Martin Jahn has previously served as Deputy Prime Minister for the Economy. He was primarily responsible for coordinating the Czech government's economic policy. He also became chairman of the Government Council for Research and Development. In 2006, he became a member of the Board of Directors of Škoda Auto in Mladá Boleslav, where he was responsible for the management of the personnel department and relations with public institutions. Two years later, he moved to another carmaker, specifically Volkswagen, Germany, where he worked as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FAW-Volkswagen in Changchun, China.

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