How do traditional crafts look like in the digitalisation era? Why must craftsmen in Germany be able to completely connect a smart household and for what purpose do they use drones? These facts and many other interesting things were presented to participants of the Czech-German Craft Dialogue, which was organised by the Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Crafts of the Czech Republic (AMSP ČR) together with the Dresden Chamber of Trades and Crafts on 22 September 2016 at the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH 2016. The event presented the latest world trends in the development of trades and crafts at participation of domestic and German masters of individual sectors, guild masters and representatives of both the governments.
The Introductory Word was presented by doc. Ing. Karel Havlíček, Ph.D., MBA, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AMSP ČR.
It was possible to attend there various speeches and discussion contributions, for example from Hermann Winkler, Member of the European Parliament; Hansjörg König, representing the Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany; Dr. Jiří Kuděla, General Consul of the Czech Republic in Dresden; Dr. Jörg Dittrich, President of the Dresden Chamber of Trades and Crafts; Ing. Jiří Koliba, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade; Petr Bannert, Ph.D., Director of the Department of Secondary and Higher Specialised Education and Institutional Training, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, and others.
The German-Czech Craft Dialogue took place one day before the publishing of the largest domestic survey focused on perception of crafts whose results were presented by the AMSP ČR at the special press conference on Friday 23 September at the Ministry of Industry and Trade.