Last week AmCham Macedonia’s Executive Director Dijana Despodov attended the annual AmChams in Europe visit to the US to network, exchange experiences, advocate with the US Government, and visit innovative companies. The trip consisted of two parts: an advocacy-focused part in Washington, D.C. and company visits in Chicago. In Chicago, the executive directors of the […]
Position: Policy and Communications Manager Organization: American Chamber of Commerce Macedonia Reports to: Executive Director AmCham Macedonia is a business association whose mission is to strengthen the voice of international business in Macedonia and to promote a sustainable, predictable, and competitive business landscape through advocacy and events as well as sharing best practices. Our operations […]
AmCham Macedonia “Open a Door” Internship Program Throughout the year, the AmCham Executive Office staff helps university students from low income households gain access to internship opportunities in our member organizations. Students simply need to submit a completed program application and evidence of their low income status, then we do our best to find an […]
In this issue, we focused on the Local & Global Consumer Protection Initiatives & Challenges. We also have article covering the hottest topic at the moment – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can find AmCham’s comments on 2018-2020 NERP, piece on Educational models and how to tell if they are a good fit, […]
AmCham Macedonia invites you to help build a sensory garden to serve the students and teachers at Skopje’s Dimitar Vlahov School for the Sight Impaired. The garden will be an outdoor classroom where small groups of students work with teachers to develop all of their senses to the best of their ability. It will also […]
We were pleased to welcome the following members to our Board of Directors at our 17th annual General Assembly: Jelena Arsovska, Managing Director, McCann Skopje; and Radosh Vukichevich, CEO, Tikvesh Winery. Thank you to all of the candidates as well as to the 62 member companies present at this important annual meeting. We would also like to thank […]
AmCham Macedonia’s Executive Office works hard to align its activities with member needs and priorities. This summer, we asked members to share their personal and organizational expectations. We encouraged them to send us any and all praise, criticism, ideas or suggestions toward increasing the value of their AmCham membership. Given that we received 60 responses, […]
We are happy to announce the release of the brand new AmCham Macedonia Magazine – Fall 2017 Issue. This issue focuses on the many proposed and actual changes made by the new government that are certain to impact the local business environment. These include a look at changes in taxation, FDI attraction policy, labor regulation, customs […]
Trade Winds Southeast Europe will bring over 100 U.S. companies to the region in search of business opportunities. Be a part of this two day conference and network with companies from across the U.S. representing many industry sectors. Event Information: Two day conference focused on doing business in Southeast Europe; Many networking opportunities including […]
The new Macedonian Customs Administration Director, Mr. Gjoko Tanasoski is inviting the representatives of the business community for a working meeting on September 14th at 11:00AM, at Customs Administration Headquarters (Amphitheatre). The goal of this meeting is to exchange information for better application of customs regulations and to promote better cooperation in implementation of the […]
Position: Executive Director Organization: The American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia (AmCham) Reports to: Board of Directors 1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION The American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia (AmCham) is seeking a candidate to assume the role of Executive Director (ED) starting December 1, 2017. The ED reports to a volunteer Board of Directors and leads […]
To mark the National Day of Service and Remembrance, U.S. Embassy will be hosting a blood, food and clothing event in collaboration with the Red Cross of the City of Skopje and the Institute of Transfusion Medicine, on September 12th from 09:00 to 16:00. The goal of the event is to bring together people from all […]
On August 08, 2017 Macedonia, on the National Arena Philp II of Macedonia, hosted the 42 edition of the UEFA Super Cup on which participated the actual champions of Champion League and Europe League FC Real Madrid and FC Manchester United. For this purpose the Macedonian Government promulgated special purpose Law which shall be into […]
We are happy to announce the release of the brand new AmCham Macedonia Magazine – Summer 2017 Issue. This issue focuses on advertising ethics and builds on a recent event we hosted to start a local conversation on this issue. In addition to expert articles from each of our panelists from that event, we’ve included insights in […]
The Ministry of Economy has just kicked off the competition for the 2017 National Award for “Best CSR Practices” in Macedonian companies. This year, the competition will focus on CSR activities undertaken from June 1st 2016 – June 1st 2017. We are very proud with 7 (seven) of our member companies that were recognized for their CSR practices for the […]
Could you spare a few hours to share your professional experience with university students? AmCham is seeking volunteers to speak at the UKIM Faculty of Economics and/or South East European University (in Tetovo and/or Skopje) throughout 2017. Suggested topics include: Effective search strategies to gain work experience – your first job is to find your first job! Introduce students to […]
In an effort to recognize World Intellectual Property Day (April 26), AmCham Macedonia produced a short video that explains the key role that innovation plays in the success of our patron member Wabtec MZT. The video demonstrates the importance of innovation in Macedonia’s society and economy. Check out the video on the following link!
AmCham Macedonia “Open a Door” Internship Program Throughout the year, the AmCham Executive Office staff helps university students from low income households gain access to internship opportunities in our member organizations. Students simply need to submit a completed program application and evidence of their low income status, then we do our best to find an internship that suits their […]
The Foreign Investors Council, in association with the American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia – AmCham and the Delegation of the German Industry and Commerce in Macedonia, invites you to a round table on the promotion of the vocational secondary education’s system in accordance with businesses’ needs. The goal of this round table is to […]
The P3 Impact Award was launched in 2014 by the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), Concordia, and the University of Virginia’s Darden School Institute for Business in Society to honor exemplary public-private partnerships (P3) that are improving local communities and the world. The S/GP Office is a center of excellence […]
EducationUSA in Macedonia and the U.S. Embassy Macedonia invite you to participate in the EducationUSA Fair of Higher Education in the United States of America. Representatives from American colleges and universities will visit Ljubljana, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Podgorica, Belgrade, Skopje and Prishtina as a part of EducationUSA Southeast European Tour organized for the fourth time. Representatives […]
AmCham’s “Open a Door” program will continue connecting member companies with ambitious university students from low income families for the third year. We aim to increase the number of real internship opportunities for ambitious students, promote the value of internships in general and highlight the important contribution our members are already making in this area. […]
Incubator or Accelerator: Does Your Startup Need One? Running a startup can be a lonely affair. In the last decade, thousands of incubators and accelerators have sprung up globally to provide a place where startups can co-locate, network with peers and mentors, and possibly receive investment. Learn the difference between incubators and accelerators. Understand how you […]
Finance Think (http://www.financethink.mk/) invites you to an economic forum focusing on the challenges surrounding the gender equality and gender wage gaps, as well as their influence on the economic growth. The event will take place on Monday, January 30 from 11:00-13:00 at the Marriott Hotel in Skopje. The forum is supported by the Central European Initiative and […]
Each year, the Macedonian Red Cross publishes a catalogue of its projects, in an effort to partner-up with companies whose CSR activities and projects align with theirs. At the same time, they are open for new ideas and projects that would benefit the most vulnerable categories. You can download the latest Projects Catalogue on the […]
Companies who are interested in answering this question with confidence should consider using the edplako web platform (http://www.edplako.mk/#/company) developed by FinanceThink (http://www.financethink.mk/) with the financial support of the Central European Initiative and the Austrian Development Corporation. For more information, contact: Blagica Petreski, PhD cnd. Chief Economist (CEO) email@example.com “Finance Think” Frederik Sopen 1-1/2 1000 Skopje […]
AmCham supported largest digital marketing conference in Macedonia – AllWebMK 2016. The event offered a unique opportunity for companies, brands, organizations, entrepreneurs and individuals to improve their knowledge, master their online presence, understand the market and keep a step with the ever-changing digital environment. More than 12 speakers covered topics spanning from social media, analytics, […]
AmCham Macedonia is pleased to provide an opportunity for local business people to learn about Business Expansion Strategy from Bett Mickels, an American Franchise and Operations Brand Strategist who has held leadership positions in a number of iconic US brand name companies, including Starbucks, Yum! Brands, Ford Motor Company and Jamba Juice. Ms. Mickels will […]
AmCham Montenegro hosted a two-day long gathering of regional AmCham’s on September 26-27. AmCham’s from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia participated in the gathering. This gathering is a result of an initiative started in 2013, aiming at strengthening the cooperation between AmChams and sharing experiences in order to improve the overall business environments in […]
AmCham and The Foreign Investors Council are co-sponsoring an informational session on U.S. private sector exchange programs with Keri Lowry, the U.S. Department of State’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchanges. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 27 starting from 10:00 at the Economic Chamber of Macedonia. Lowry will discuss ways for […]
Our 15th annual GA is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14th, from 10:00 – 12:00 at M6 Educational Centre featuring Board member election voting and an annual report of activities. After the business meeting, a reception will follow to mark our 15th Anniversary.
We would like to highlight the activities by our member organizations in regard with the floods that affected Skopje and its surroundings. Our patron members, including: Alkaloid, EVN, Makedonski Telekom, Pivara Skopje, OKTA; were hand in hand with the first responders, helping with the most immediate needs. In a coordinated and highly responsible manner, other […]
We are delighted to announce the launch of the “Companies Giving Back in Macedonia” Database, a tool that highlights the positive and proactive role that many businesses play in Macedonian society. AmCham Patron members, including: EVN Macedonia, Makedonski Telekom AD, Microsoft ; lead the way in trying to establish best practices and increase the impact […]
Amcham Macedonia has published its 2015 Annual Report. In the report you’ll find key AmCham accomplishments in 2015, including a summary of knowledge-sharing and networking events, advocacy efforts on policy issues over the year and year-end financial statements.
The Ministry of Economy has just kicked off the competition for the 2016 National Award for “Best CSR Practices” in Macedonian companies. This year, the competition will focus on CSR activities undertaken from January 1st 2015 – July 1, 2016. Again this year, the “Most Innovative Project/Practice” will be recognized. Since AmCham members are known […]
We are pleased to announce that Aleksandar Narashanov is AmCham’s Policy and Communications Manager, effective June 6th, 2016.
Interested AmCham members are welcomed to attend a presentation of the Draft Law on Payment Services Friday, May 27th, starting at 9:30 in the Skopje Fair’s Business Center. The draft law was prepared by the EU-funded project, Further harmonization with EU acquis in the field of movement of capital and payments and financial services – securities markets […]
AmCham’s “Open a Door” program will continue connecting member companies with ambitious students from low income families this year. Our goal is to increase the number of internship opportunities offered these students, promote the value of internships in general and to highlight the important contribution our members are already making in this area. Please contact AmCham […]
The count down to our thought-provoking CEED Annual event has begun. We will kick-off the conference on April 13 with a pre-event, organized just for international CEED members. At this event we will introduce CEED entrepreneurs to innovative and successful Bulgarian companies. The main conference starts on April 14, 2016, and we promise a full and dynamic program where you will get inspired by our speakers, connect and network […]
Could you spare a few hours to share your professional experience with university students? AmCham is seeking volunteers to speak at the Faculty of Economics and/or South Eastern University throughout 2016.
This year, the Career Fair organized by South East European University (SEEU) in Tetovo will start on April 20th 2016 at 10:00. This Fair is a good opportunity for companies, as potential employers, to directly meet with SEEU students. Also, companies can use the Fair to present their requirements, interests, mission and goals as well […]
With the recent launch of at least 3 internationally-funded reform programs, vocational high school education is the focus of increased attention in Macedonia these days. With the goal of increasing company contacts and cooperation with these schools, AmCham obtained a consolidated list of all vocational high schools in the country, including the professions and educational […]
On Thursday, March 10th, at Holiday Inn hotel, the IPA Twinning project “Support to Efficient Prevention and Fight against Corruption” is organizing a conference on implementation of Compliance Management systems in the private sector. The conference will be opened by the Macedonian Ministers of Justice and Economy, followed by addresses of the EU Ambassador, the […]
In the latest Winter issue of our Emerging Macedonia Magazine you can read about:
Grey Labor Threatens Social Security
– AmCham Comments on Macedonia’s 2016 Economic Reform Program
– Big U.S. Names Investing in Macedonia
– Recent Tax Inspection Trends and Questions
– Can Mandatory Mediation Work in Macedonia?
The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will be held in Silicon Valley (the San Francisco Bay Area, California) on June 22-24, 2016. GES 2016 will showcase the commitment to the promotion of entrepreneurship, shine a spotlight on entrepreneurs from around the globe, expand access to funders and mentors, facilitate private sector engagement with other […]
AmCham Board members, Miroslav Marchev and Emre Kozlu, stepped down from their Board seats effective January 20th. Miroslav served a total of over 3 years on AmCham’s Board, including as its President in 2014-2015. He was also a key driver of Legal & Tax Committee over the past several years, leading a number of advocacy […]
Slavko Projkoski, Chief Financial Officer at Makedonski Telekom was elected as new President of the Board of Directors on the Board Strategy session that was held on Monday, November 9, 2015. At the meeting, AmCham Board of Directors members set the new priorities for the period 2016-18. Mr. Projkoski is serving his first term as Board member (elected September 2014). […]
The U.S. Embassy will be hosting a blood and food donation event in collaboration with the Red Cross of the City of Skopje and the Institute of Transfusion Medicine, on Friday, September 11th, 2015, to mark the U.S. National Day of Service and Remembrance. Blood donors will be welcomed at the U.S. Embassy from 09:00 to 16:00. […]
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.
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 […]
In its 65th jubilee year and for the 5th time in a row, the Faculty of Economics – Skopje, at Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje in cooperation with AIESEC Skopje, cordially invites interested companies to join its International Summer School, which is dedicated this year to one of the most vital issues for a survival in […]
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 […]
The Ministry of Economy in cooperation with the National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Coordinative Body announced the call for the National Award for Best CSR Practices in Macedonia for 2014. The award is presented separately for large and small & medium companies in five categories: Employee Relations Ethical Management Supplier/Consumer Relations Environment Investment in the Community […]
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 […]
Dobredojde Macedonia Welcome Centre (DMWC) is inviting you and your friends and family to the 2015 International Charity Bazaar dedicated to the International Children’s Day that will take place on Saturday, June 6th, from 11:00-16:00 at the Gradski Trgovski Centar (GTC) in the center of Skopje. Beneficiaries of this year’s Bazaar are the children with intellectual disabilities […]
In the latest Spring issueof our Emerging Macedonia Magazine you can read about: Pro-Competition/Anti-Trust Measures: What Companies Need to Know
Also in this issue: – Macedonia’s Recent Social Contributions Fiasco; – Amphenol’s Kocani Operations; – AmChams Want Renewal of U.S. Presidential Trade Promotion Authority.
This year, the 2015 World Summer Olympic Games will be held in Los Angeles, U.S. from July 25th – August 2nd. The Macedonian delegation will participate with 18 athletes, which will compete in 4 disciplines: swimming, athletics, ping pong and unified basketball, 5 coaches and 3 delegates. The Games are a huge financial undertaking for all […]
The Government of Montenegro, together with its partners will organize a regional LGBT Business Forum that will be held on Sunday, May 10th, 2015 at Splendid hotel, Budva. The Forum is envisioned as the initial discussion platform for sharing experiences and ideas on policies and business solutions for the world’s biggest challenges in the area of Human rights, placing LGBTI rights at the top of the forum’s agenda.
As of May 1st, 2015 AmCham Macedonia’s Executive office is located at: Vasil Gjorgov 20A, 2nd floor, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia.
Are you interested in a career in international affairs? Do you want to discuss complex contemporary issues in a diverse academic setting? Are you eager to visit Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) is […]
The Embassy of United States in Croatia in co-ordination with the Embassies in the region in organizing the regional Brown Forum: Fostering the ICT Ecosystem, held in Osijek, Croatia on April 14 & 15. AmCham Croatia, along with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Croatian Employer’s Association and the Government of Croatia, is supporting this conference. […]
This year’s Canadian Days in Skopje event series, will take place on March 9th and 10th in the Multi Business Center at the Skopje Fair. The event is a result of continuous cooperation between Macedonia2025, the Embassy of Canada to Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro and several partners and institutions.
In the latest Winter Issue of our Emerging Macedonia Magazine you can read about: Southeast Europe Wants a Bigger Piece of the Global FDI Pie.
Also in this issue:
– Meet Emre Kozlu, GM at PMTKP LLc., Skopje;
– U.S. Tax Reporting Rules Will Impact Macedonia;
– Personal Liability on the Rise.
The Macedonian Customs Administration is running an anonymous online survey available in Macedonian only.
Please contact AmCham Macedonia if you would like us to submit answers on your behalf (to ensure your anonymity) and/or if you require an English translation of the survey itself.
13 member companies and their employees supported the Red Cross’ Initiative by donating funds and goods in kind: Alkaloid, EVN Macedonia, Habitat for Humanity Macedonia, Karanovic & Nikolic Employees, Makedonijaturist, Makedonski Telekom, Makstil, Nextsense Employees, Philip Morris Employees, PwC Macedonia and its Employees, Stopanska bank, Sparkasse bank Macedonia Employees and Teteks.
The international student-run organization AIESEC Skopje in cooperation with Faculty of Economics – Skopje, is organizing a Youth to Business Forum on “Leadership through skilled, bold and inspiring young individuals”. The Forum will provide a platform for mutual interaction between students and companies to exchange ideas and opinions on various related topics. The event will be held […]
Macedonian companies interested in selling products or services to U.S. Army Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo are welcomed to attend a second vendor information session organized by AmCham Kosovo in Pristina!
Date: Thursday, November 20th
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Where: AmCham Kosovo Office
Who: AmCham Macedonia member company representatives
AmCham Montenegro is organizing a Business Breakfast featuring a keynote speech from the Minister of Health, Mr. Miodrag Radunović. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 09:30 to 11:00 hrs in the Lesendro Hall of the RAMADA Hotel, Podgorica, Montenegro. Registration will begin in 09:15 hrs. Please complete the registration form […]
On Thursday September 11, the U.S. Embassy will mark the U.S. National Day of Service by hosting a blood and food donation event in collaboration with the Red Cross of City of Skopje and the Institute of Transfusiology.
AmCham Macedonia has released the summer issue of Emerging Macedonia on “Private Public Partnerships in Macedonia: Creating Synergy
AmCham Board member Makram Ghribi left Macedonia effective July 1st to pursue another job opportunity, thus will no longer be a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Ghribi has served on AmCham’s Board since 2012. We would like to thank him for his contributions to the organization and wish him all the best. Given that […]
The Government of Serbia has announced that the preliminary estimate of the damage is above EUR 1 billion. Members of AmCham Serbia have shown tremendous solidarity and so far donated, either in cash or in kind, more than EUR 6.5 million.Unfortunately, this amount represents just a small fraction of the necessary funds for the country’s recovery. Any type of support is more than welcome.
The National Council for Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in cooperation with USAID’s IDEAS Project is organizing a seminar on public private partnership as sustainable business model for Macedonian companies. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, starting at 11:00 AM in Best Western Hotel.
In the Spring Issue of Emerging Macedonia Magazine you can also read about:
– Is Volunteering a Luxury?
– Increasing Volunteerism in Macedonia
– ArcelorMittal Foundation’s Global Volunteerism Model
– AmCham Bulgaria’s Volunteering Tradition
– Transfer Pricing in Focus
The 2015 – 16 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program announcement is posted on U.S. Embassy’s website. The Program brings accomplished young and mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of combined academic (NON-DEGREE) and professional work. Fellows are selected based on potential for leadership and commitment to public service. Interested applicants may submit their applications by May 31, 2014.
Amcham Macedonia published an electronic version of the 2013 Annual Report. In the Report you may find the key AmCham accomplishments in 2013, which include summary of educational, expertise and networking events, advocacy efforts on policy issues over the year and year-end financial statements.
The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia together with the Coordinative Body for Corporate Social Responsibility announced the Call for the National CSR Award.
Deadline for submission proposals is May 21st, 2014.
AmCham Kosovo encourages AmCham Macedonia members to attend the annual Fair of Construction, Energy, Mining, Technology, Furniture and Real Estate – “EXPOKOS 2014” that will be held from 14-17 May 2014, in Prishtina, Kosovo. The newest edition of this International fair “EXPOKOS 2014” is expected to bring as exhibitors under one roof more than 300 manufacturers, suppliers, […]