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1st CSOB Czech – Asian Business Forum was held on March 5, 2007 in Best Western Hotel Kampa belonging to the Euroagentur network. The event was visited by 122 Czech participants representing various Czech businesses and 37 foreign participants coming from numerous Asian countries, while 27 of them represented the business sector and the rest Embassies and governmental agencies of the participating Asian states.

Investment contract representing an investment of CZK 45 millions into Czech – Mongolian gold mining project was signed by 1st Primossa Corporation and their Mongolian partner at the Forum. Further, the following organizations introduced their programmes directed at international business cooperation between the Czech Republic and Asia: Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic, CzechTrade, CzechInvest, Chamber for CIS countries and CSOB bank. Specifics and business advantages of their countries were presented by representatives of Embassies of the following states: Armenia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Singapore, and Vietnam.

Panel discussion aimed at exchanging views and experience on particular projects between the Czech Republic and Asia was held in the beginning of the afternoon session. These people participated at the discussion: Martin Tlapa – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of CR, Pavel Moravec – CEO 1. Primossa Corporation, Michal Bakajsa – Director of Export and Structured Trade Finance of CSOB, Josef Husek – CEO Inekon Group, Marine Tunyan – Business Development Manager of Infosys, Masao Nagase – Administrative Director of Toyoda Gosei. The panel discussion was moderated by Eva Rybkova, CEO of Image Conference & Consulting, www.BuildingBridges.cz, organizer of the 1st CSOB Czech Asian Business Forum.

1st CSOB Czech – Asian Business Forum was monitored in details by Czech Television; the report from the event was broadcasted 4 times. Czech Television also devoted several studio entries to the 1st CSOB Czech – Asian Business Forum: two of them in Dobre rano on March 5 (with Jaromir Drabek of the Economic Forum of the CR, Eva Rybkova of the organizer and Michal Bakajsa of CSOB), one in the afternoon edition of Economic News on March 5 (with Martin Tlapa of Ministry of Industry and Trade of CR and Michal Bakajsa of CSOB), one in Udalosti, komentare on March 5. Also, whole edition of the talk show Pred polednem on March 6 was devoted to the 1st CSOB Czech Asian Business Forum, and that with Jaromir Drabek of the Economic Chamber of CR, Josef Husek of the INEKON Group.

Please contact info@buildingbridges.cz if you are interested in receiving film covering the whole program of the Forum.

2nd Edition - for more information click here:
ČSOB CZECH-ASIAN FORUM, business, cultural and educational exchange
2nd Edition, March 3 - 4, 2008, Hotel Kampa Prague