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Budapest Economic Forum 2017

Date: 5th October 2017   Location: Hotel Sofitel Budapest

  • A two-speed Europe? Where do the region and Hungary belong to?
  • Economic expectations and their impacts on the capital market in the region and in Hungary.
  • Development policy in the region and in Hungary.
  • Hungary has published all EU tenders, but will it do a fat lot of good for the country? Will it be able to put to use the last abundance of EU funds to improve competitiveness?
  • Competitiveness with the help of the MNB? Round table of central bank governors.
  • Lending, growth and the current status of the banking sector – Round table of commercial bankers.
  • Labour shortage in Europe and in Hungary – Demography, migration, education, corporate management strategies.

Our speakers among others

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Urbán László
Visiting Professor ,
CEU Department of Economics and Business
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Darvas Zsolt
Senior Fellow ,
Bruegel Institute
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Pasquale Diana
Executive Director, Head of CEEMEA Economics ,
Morgan Stanley
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Andor László
Head of Department ,
BCE, former Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of EU
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Peter Attard Montalto
Executive Director and Senior Emerging Markets Economist and Strategist ,
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Dr. Simák Pál
Chairman-CEO ,
CIB Bank
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Jelasity Radován
Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO ,
Erste Bank Hungary
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Karvalits Ferenc
Economist ,
Former Vice-President of the Hungarian National Bank
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Kocsány János
Graphisoft Park
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Bod Péter Ákos
Professor ,
Corvinus University of Budapest
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Nagy Márton
Vice-President ,
National Bank of Hungary
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Csaba László
Professor, Member of MTA ,
Central European University
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Orbán Gábor
General Manager ,
Richter Gedeon
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Csepreghy Nándor
Deputy Minister for Prime Minister’s Office ,
Prime Minister's Office
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Krisán László
CEO, KAVOSZ Zrt., President, BCCI ,
Vice-President and Chairman of the Committee for EU-Sources, HCCI
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Lázár János
Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office ,
Prime Minister's Office
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Dr. Palkovics László
Secretary of State Responsible for Higher Education ,
Ministry of Human Resources (under confirmation)
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Bernáth Tamás
Chairman-CEO ,
MFB Zrt.
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Balázs Péter
Professor, CEU ,
Vice-president, Hungarian Economic Association, former Secretary of State
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Virág Barnabás
Managing Director ,
Hungarian National Bank
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Nánássy András
Managing Director ,
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Vida József
Chairman-CEO (Takarékbank) ,
Chairman (FHB Jelzálogbank)
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Móró Tamás
Chief Strategist ,
Concorde Értékpapír Zrt.
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Lajkó Ferenc
Waberer’s International Nyrt.
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Kevin A. Murray
Citi Magyarország & Közép-Európa régió
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Hujber Tibor
Country Manager, Chief Sales Officer ,
Trenkwalder Hungary
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Wolf László
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Banking Division ,
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David Moucheron
K&H Bank
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Otilia Dhand PhD
Senior Vice President ,
Teneo Intelligence
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Vazil Hudák
Vice President ,
European Investment Bank - EIB

Why come on?

Portfolio is going to organise its economic summit for the seventh time this year. The event offers an extraordinary opportunity for economic policymakers, corporate executives, EU experts, domestic and foreign market analysts to meet and exchange views about the current state and future of the country and the world. Everything that is important for the players of the financial and economic sectors will be on the agenda at the Budapest Economic Forum.

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Who we recommend

Our event can provide useful knowledge to those working in the following areas:
  • Private equity & venture capital investors
  • Financial directors
  • Middle and top management of financial institutions
  • Players on the sales side of the sector
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Financing experts
  • Consultants


Budapest Economic Forum 2016


Program: István Madár, Senior Analyst, Phone: 428-9063, E-mail: madar@portfolio.hu

Sponsorship: Sándor Takács, Commercial Director, Phone: 428-9094, E-mail: takacs@portfolio.hu

Organisation, general questions: Kata Tóth, Event Organiser, E-mail: toth@portfolio.hu

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