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

Komercijalna Bank Inc. Skopje Pronounced as Superbrand July 31, 2015

Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje has been proclaimed as 2015/2016 Superbrand after being awarded Superbrand Certificate by the professional council comprised of representatives from the marketing industry, academic community, the media, the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Macedonia and holders of renowned brands. “The election of the Bank as Superbrand of Macedonia for 2015/2016 […]

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Kiril Lazarov New Brand Ambassador of Euroins Insurance July 31, 2015

Euroins Insurance appointed Kiril Lazarov, the captain of the Macedonian national handball team and current player of FC Barcelona handball club, as its Brand Ambassador for the next three years. As announced on the press conference held on July 29th, 2015 in the Sport Center Boris Trajkovski, through series of printed ads and video commercials, […]

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HalkBank Skopje Will Support Macedonian Export July 28, 2015

Halkbank Skopje signed EUR 10 million agreement with EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Program (TFP) to support Macedonian export orientated companies. The purpose of the TFP is to facilitate the export arrangements of the Macedonian companies. The facility features very competitive terms including pricing, tenor and minimum amounts and has two components – short term trade loans […]

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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
Kamnik Winery with 3 International Recognitions for Ten Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2011 July 23, 2015

Ten Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2011, a premium red wine produced from the Cabernet Sauvignon variety, marked the first half of 2015 for the Kamnik winery with three highly prized international recognitions. Two recognitions for this wine arrived from Netanya, Israel in February this year. It is the prestigious Double Gold Medal and the Grand […]

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Svetozar Janevski and “Tikveš” Proclaimed as “The Best Manager and Best Company of the Year” in Southeast Europe July 10, 2015

“Tikveš” Winery and its President of the Management Board – Svetozar Janevski are the winners of the international recognition “The best manager and the best company of the year” awarded by the regional office for Southeast Europe of the European Association of Managers and the magazine “Euromanager”. For the award, which was awarded this year […]

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A Macedonian First: Pay Your Euroins Insurance Premium at a Kiosk July 3, 2015

Euroins Insurance is the first Macedonian insurance company that introduced the possibility of insurance payment through payment terminals, in this case through PayNet terminals network in the country. With this, some of the products of Euroins the customers will be able to pay directly to the terminals and to spare additional commitments. “Cooperation between Euroins […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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Export USA – American Exporters Seeking Partners Worldwide June 17, 2015

Please check the July/August 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
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 […]

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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 […]

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>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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 Seminar on “Customer Service as a Marketing Tool” with Barbara Operschall February 27, 2015

As part of AmCham’s efforts to promote good business practices and share experience from other countries, we invited Barbara Operschall, longtime CEO of Best Western Central Europe in Vienna, Austria to held a “Customer Service as a Marketing Tool” Seminar. The event took place on Thursday, February 26th at M6 Educational Centre. After the official […]

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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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