Komerční banka and Asociace malých a středních podniků a živnostníků ČR [Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Crafts of the Czech Republic] signed a co-operation agreement today. The agreement was concluded as part of the International Engineering Fair at which both KB and AMSP have their representation.

Komerční banka (KB) and  Asociace malých a středních podniků a živnostníků ČR (AMSP ČR) have been cooperating for more than ten years. The two partners expect a further intensification of their partnership from the new agreement. Together with AMSP ČR, KB will participate in the unique surveys of the business environment, with the help of which AMSP ČR has been gauging small and medium-sized enterprises’ views of the current developments on a long-term basis. Komerční banka has also become a partner of the Association’s Grant Programme, which focuses on evaluating interesting business plans.

I believe that Komerční banka’s continued co-operation with the Association will be beneficial for the development of Czech firms and their competitiveness on international markets. Among other things, we therefore want our co-operation to convey important information from the European Union to Czech firms,” said Henri Bonnet, Komerční banka’s Chairman and CEO.

Banks, businesses, state administration and employees are the key players who stake out the business environment; it is therefore our duty to create the whole system together with them. Our Association cooperates with most of the major banks on a long-term basis and it strives to be a constructive consultant to their products. Our surveys indicate that Komerční banka has long been among the most respected banks for businesses, and we therefore greatly welcome the intensification of our co-operation,” adds Karel Havlíček, AMSP ČR Chairman.

On the occasion of the signing ceremony, the Association’s new magazine, Trade News, was launched; its objective is to present successful small and medium-sized enterprises. The magazine will offer business stories, economic and area-specific information from the world, and also news from the academia. The first issue premières at this year’s International Engineering Fair in Brno.

Contacts for the media:

Ing. Monika Klucová, Ph.D., MBA, Spokesperson for Komerční banka
tel.: 955 532 132, monika_klucova@kb.cz

Ing. Karel Havlíček, MBA, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors, AMSP ČR; CEO of SINDAT
tel. 731 126 001, havlicek@amsp.cz

Eva Svobodová, MBA, General Director, AMSP ČR
tel.: 737 122 551, svobodova@amsp.cz