Bus.Uni. Cooperation

Business – University Cooperation Breakfast

Procurement event

The Procurement Profession: Trends and Challenges

CSR Workshop

“CSR Project Design & Management” Workshop

Doing Business_2015

Doing Business with Foreign Investors in Macedonia

PACK EXPO Las Vegas/Pharma EXPO 2015 August 27, 2015

PACK EXPO Las Vegas (September 28-30, 2015), collocated with Pharma EXPO, will focus on the latest developments in packaging machinery, processing machinery, converting machinery, materials, packages and containers, and components. The most prominent companies in the industry will be exhibiting and making product introductions at the show.

Announcements
Save the Date! 15th Annual General Assembly on Thursday, October 8th August 21, 2015

Please mark your calendars for our 15th annual GA from 10:00 – 14:00 featuring Board member election voting and an annual report of activities.

Members interested in serving on AmCham’s Board of Directors, should submit a 2015 Board member application form by 5:00 pm on Monday, September 14, 2015 to director@amcham.com.mk.

Events
Learning Session on “How the Cloud can Make Your Business Better” August 21, 2015

On August 18th, 2015 our member company Neocom held a learning session on “How the Cloud can Make Your Business Better” led by Jane Antov, System Integration Executive Manager and neoCloud Chief Operation Officer. During the session, Mr. Antov explained the benefits from integrating cloud solutions in companies’ work, pointing out that these solutions can provide faster services […]

Events
UACS Professors Published the 1st Business Case on Macedonian Company August 18, 2015

UACS faculty professors Ilijana Petrovska, PhD and Makedonka Dimitrova, MPPM are the authors of the first business case on Macedonian company,  that was published in an International Book of cases “Entrepreneurial Icebreakers: Insights and case studies from International Successful Central and Eastern European Entrepreneurs’”. The book is a collection of 15 cases of CEE entrepreneurs […]

Member News
Export USA – American Exporters Seeking Partners Worldwide August 18, 2015

Please check the September/October 2015 issue of Export USA.
Contents: Trade Shows Special Section; Health and Beauty/Fashion; Franchise; Building/Construction/Hardware; Business Services; Safety and Security; Automotive/Aviation/Marine; Industrial Equipment, Services & Supplies; Medical/Scientific Products & Supplies; USA Product Showcase;

Announcements
Macedonia2025 Economic Summit 2015 August 17, 2015

The Macedonia Economic Summit that will take place in Skopje in November is titled “Sustaining Economic Growth, Investments and Exports in an Inclusive Society.” This title reflects the point where Macedonia is at right now in economic terms. The country has seen foreign investments which have brought economic growth and exports. What Macedonia needs to […]

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Re-branded “Cevitana” for Ordinary Superheroes August 7, 2015

The re-branded  “Cevitana” from “Vitaminka” features new innovative design, package  and appearance. This instant vitamin refreshing drink, was created in 1988, is satisfying the daily vitamin requirements for all generations. “Cevitana” is one of the most recognized brands from “Vitaminka” food industry in Prilep and has experienced several transformations since its creation, the latest one is […]

Member News
Halkbank Decreases the Interest Rate for Eco Loans August 5, 2015

Halkbank, a green finance pioneer in the Macedonian market, began its EE lending activities in 2010 after obtaining its first loan from the GGF. With the support of the GGF Technical Assistance Facility, Halkbank developed specific retail and business EE loan products (Eco loans) and executed a sustainable sales and marketing strategy for EE lending. […]

Member News
New Emerging Macedonia Magazine on Internship Success Stories Released! July 24, 2015

In the latest Summer Issue of our Emerging Macedonia Magazine you can read about:
It Takes a Village to Realize Internships’ Potential
Also in this issue:
– Bureaucratic, Inflexible Visa & Work, Residency Permits Process
– New IP-related Customs Measures
– Public Revenue Office Launches a Standing Business Association Forum

Announcements
Learning Session on Hidden Risks from an Insurance Perspective June 30, 2015

On Tuesday, June 30th, AmCham members from various industries gathered on morning learning session on Hidden Risks from an Insurance Perspective, led by representatives from our member company Euroins Insurance. Euroins Insurance’s CEO, Ralitsa Guberova opened the session by giving overview of the topics that will be covered and introduced her colleague Maja Nonevska Hristovska. […]

Events
AmCham’s 2015 Internship Program “Open a Door” June 29, 2015

After hosting the first matchmaking event (May 21st) and approaching several member companies from specific industries, we managed to place 16 students as part of our Internship Program “Open a Door”. The call for applicants is still open. AmCham continues to work on placing the additional 7 students within member organization in the coming moths.

Advocacy News
Business – University Cooperation Breakfast June 26, 2015

On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 AmCham Macedonia hosted representatives from the business community, local universities, government officials and student organizations to discuss the models of cooperation between the businesses and universities that will enhance country’s workforce. The first hour networking opportunity was followed by an official opening by H.E. Jess L. Baily, U.S. Ambassador to […]

Events
Updated Visa & Permits Guide for Foreign Nationals Working in Macedonia June 19, 2015

The AmCham Macedonia team has completed an update to its Visa and Permits Guide for Foreign Nationals Working in Macedonia. The Guide provides current and potential foreign investors with practical information on the Macedonian visa, residence and work permit application processes in plain language. We would especially like to thank Ana Todorovska at PwC Macedonia for her […]

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IPR Enforcement Expert Meeting June 17, 2015

On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 AmCham hosted Jenifer Blank, Attorney-Adviser, from the Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an IPR Enforcement Expert Meeting to discuss a wide variety of intellectual property enforcement-related topics with representatives from member companies. Participants shared their challenges during regular communication with state institution, and all agreed that raising […]

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Learning Session on Efficient Legal Risk Management June 12, 2015

On Thursday, June 11th, 2015 AmCham members gathered for an interactive learning session on Efficient Legal Risk Management with Ljupka Noveska and Leonid Ristev, Attorneys at Law, at Karanovic & Nikolic. During the session, they gave introduction on the doctrine and comparative approach on efficient legal risk management and presented the results of the regional research on legal risk management […]

Events
Doing Business with Foreign Investors in Macedonia June 12, 2015

AmCham Macedonia hosted its second annual gathering on increasing the cooperation between the foreign investors and the local suppliers in Macedonia on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015, at Skopje Fair – MBC Diplomatic hall. This year, we invited procurement professionals from the metal industry: ArcelorMittal Skopje, Feni Industri Kavadarci and Wabtec MZT Skopje to present their procurement […]

Events
>35 Internships Offered to Low-Income Students June 8, 2015

Over 25 AmCham Macedonia companies have pledged their support of AmCham’s “Open a Door” program by creating at least 35 internship opportunities for students from low income households. AmCham aims continuously to gather applicants, so please help us spread the word! To apply, students must submit the following documents to AmCham’s Executive Office via info@amcham.com.mk: a fully […]

Advocacy News
2015 Case for Investing in Europe June 2, 2015

AmChams in Europe, the network of 44 chambers across Europe, launched the 2015 Case for Investing in Europe during its annual US Conference in May, this year. The report is prepared by Joseph P. Quinlan, Transatlantic Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins, and the German Marshall Fund, Washington, DC. In a world in perpetual […]

Announcements
10 Member Companies Part of AmCham’s First Matchmaking Session May 26, 2015

On Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at Pivara Skopje’s training facilities, 18 students met with representatives from 10 member companies to discuss internship opportunities as part of AmCham Macedonia’s internship program “Open a Door”. The Program was developed  for students from low income households and officially launched in April 2015. In the first hour, our member company Motiva […]

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Introductory Training on Transfer Pricing May 18, 2015

On Friday, May 15th, 2015 representatives from four consulting companies (Deloitte, EY, KPMG & PwC) members of our Legal and Tax Committee, offered Introductory Training on Transfer Pricing for 23 inspectors from Public Revenue Office.

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Members Invited to Join AmCham M2M Learning Series May 15, 2015

Starting this May, AmCham Macedonia began encouraging interesting member companies to share their expertise with relevant member organizations. These sessions are both educational (e.g., introducing attendees to trends in your industry) as well as promotional opportunities. Our plan is to host 1-2 such sessions per month in AmCham premises, recruit relevant attendees and cover all logistics and related costs. Presenting members just need to come prepared to […]

Events
AmCham New Address April 30, 2015

As of May 1st, 2015 AmCham Macedonia’s Executive office is located at: Vasil Gjorgov 20A, 2nd floor, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia.

Announcements
IPR Enforcement Training April 30, 2015

In honor of World IPR Day, on April 28th from 9:00 – 13:00, members of AmCham’s IPR committee offered IP enforcement-related training to local police and market inspectors. The event helped raise the basic awareness of market inspectors and economic police to maintain attention on this area of their work, given that it is just one […]

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“CSR Project Design & Management” Workshop April 2, 2015

On Wednesday, March 31st, AmCham hosted a “CSR Project Design & Management” Workshop with Lisa McIlvenna, Deputy Managing Director, Business in the Community Northern Ireland.  The event was officially opened by Valerie Colby, Public Relations Officer, U.S. Embassy Skopje and Nikica Kusinikova, Executive Director, Konekt. During the interactive workshop, Ms. McIlevenna offered AmCham members practical and actionable […]

Events
AmCham Roundtable on “The Procurement Profession: Trends and Challenges” March 2, 2015

AmCham convened a round table discussion on “The Procurement Profession: Trends and Challenges” on Wednesday, March 4th at Holiday Inn hotel – Millennium 1 hall. This high profile event started with an opening address from the U.S. Ambassador Jess L. Baily, who pointed out that in public procurement it’s important to secure equal conditions and […]

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AmCham Member Benefits & Services Offered Throughout Europe December 17, 2014

AmCham Macedonia members can benefit from activities and services offered by AmChams in Europe Network at a discount or free of charge. These include attending other AmChams’ events, organizing country briefings given by local AmCham staff and/or executive referrals.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this offering, please contact the AmCham Macedonia Executive Office.

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