EU Funds 2017

2017.03.23

Topics:

  • Direction and content of new tenders
  • Main trajectory and objectives of economic development
  • Main characteristics of the new tender and procurement systems
  • Business opportunities that may be drawn from strategic directions
  • Methods of being well-prepared
  • The role and outlook of the business and EU funding consultancy market
  • Tender-related funding opportunities
  • Opportunities created by businesses’ lower energy consumption
  • Directions of using Research & Development & Innovation funds
  • The situation of the tender and procurement market from a corruption point of view

The Hungarian government intends to launch all EU tenders by the spring of 2017. Amidst such an intensive period it is crucial to have a clear view of the ongoing processes and their impacts. Portfolio’s traditional summit ‘EU Funds’, which is to be held for the third consecutive year, with the participation of Hungary’s key development policy makers, is to address the above issues.

Why is the cabinet in such a hurry and how will it be able to allocate 9 trillion forints worth of funds by 2019? What economic and financial impacts will this abundance of funds have, and what will happen to Hungary after all available funds are drawn? What financing opportunities are there to see the planned developments through, and what consultants can do to help ensure sustainable developments? What changes must be kept in sight during pubic procurements, and how will Hungary switch to a fully-fledged e-procurement system? What are the main requirements at Research & Development & Innovation, and at energy efficiency tenders? What opportunities do direct EU funds offer and how are they different from the usual EU tenders?

These are hugely important questions, to which the answers await you at the top-notch ‘EU Funds’ conference, which offers you not only a high-quality professional agenda, but also an excellent networking opportunity.

 

SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:

  • János Lázár, Minister, Prime Minister's Office
  • László Domokos, Chairman, State Audit Office of Hungary
  • Gergely Fábián, Director, Magyar Nemzeti Bank
  • Nándor Csepreghy, Deputy Minister, Prime Minister's Office
  • Alina Tanasa, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Luxembourg
  • Gábor Dányi, Deputy State Secretary, Prime Minister's Office
  • Tamás Karsai, Deputy State Secretary responsible for the economic development programmes, Ministry of National Economy
  • Dr. István Csányi, Deputy State Secretary responsible for public procurement supervision, Prime Minister’s Office
  • Dr. Ádám Balog, CEO, MKB Bank Zrt.
  • Zsolt Halász, Policy Officer - Budapest Office, European Investment Bank Group
  • Zoltán Kovács MSc, Managing Director, Rekontir BPM Kft.
  • Tamás Bernáth, Chairman-CEO, MFB Zrt.
  • László Krisán, CEO, KAVOSZ Zrt.
  • Viktor Tóth, Deputy Chief Executive, Head of Commercial, Budapest Bank
  • István Fetter, Head of Trade Finance, Municipalities and EU Services, CIB Bank
  • Zoltán Bánfi, Managing Director, MKB Bank
  • Dr. Roland Dányi, Leader of Lending Unit, MAPI Magyar Fejlesztési Iroda Zrt.
  • László Vulcz, Managing Director, OTP Hungaro-Projekt Kft.
  • Zsombor Essősy, CEO, MAPI Magyar Fejlesztési Iroda Zrt.
  • János Lukács, Managing Director, Vanessia Kft.
  • Zsolt Monszpart, Vice-president, National Research, Development and Innovation Office
  • István Miklós, Director, Vanessia Kft.
  • Szonja Csuzdi, Leading expert, National Contact Coordinator, National Research, Development and Innovation Office
  • Dávid Váczi, Head of Product Sales Support, Budapest Bank
  • Nándor Kadlok, Managing Director, Equinox Consulting Kft.
  • Gábor Balás, Executive Director, Hétfa Kutatóintézet
  • Dr. Pál Varga, Director, AITIA International Informatikai Zrt.
  • Csaba Mészáros, Chairman - Owner, evopro Holding Zrt.
  • Dr. Márton Beck, Manager, Femtonics Kft.

 

PARTICIPANTS OF THE EU FUNDS 2017 CONFERENCE:

ABC Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., AITIA International Zrt., Állami Számvevőszék, ALTEO Nyrt., Asseco Central Europe Magyarország Zrt., Bezenye Községi Önkormányzat, Bódai Műanyag Kft., Budapest Bank, CIB Bank, Delta Systems Kft., Deutsche Leasing Hungaria Pénzügyi Zrt., Enrawell Kft., Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Informatikai Kar, Equinox Consulting Kft., Ernst & Young Tanácsadó Kft., Erste Bank Hungary Zrt., EURAM Kft., Európai Bizottság, DG EcFin, Luxembourg, European Conformity Check Kft., European Investment Bank Group, evopro Holding Zrt., Femtonics Kft., Garantiqa Hitelgarancia Zrt., Geometria Kft., Glósz és Társa Pénzügyi, Gazdasági, és Innovációs Tanácsadó Kft., Hétfa Kutatóintézet és Elemző Központ, Honvédelmi Minisztérium, HTM Stabil Építő és Szolgáltató Kft., Hungária Med-M Kft., HungaroSzalma Kft., ILCSI Szépítő Füvek Kft., Incubator Kft., Innoprofit Kft., KAVOSZ Zrt., Kollégium a Jövőért Közhasznú Alapítvány, Kormánybiztosság, KPMG Tanácsadó Kft., Magyar Bau Holding Zrt., Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Magyar Posta Zrt., Magyar Vállalkozásfejlesztési Alapítvány, MAPI Magyar Fejlesztési Iroda Zrt., MAVIR Zrt., MFB Zrt., Microsoft Magyarország Kft., Minerva Zrt., Miniszterelnöki Kabinetiroda, Miniszterelnökség, MKB Bank Zrt., MKB Consulting Kft., MNKH Magyar Kereskedelem-fejlesztési és Promóciós Kft., MOL Nyrt, MultiContact Consulting Kft., MVM NET Zrt., Nati Kft., NAVEX, Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium, Nemzeti Fejlesztési Minisztérium, Nemzeti Kereskedőház, Nemzeti Kutatási, Fejlesztési és Innovációs Hivatal, Nitrogénművek Zrt., Országos Roma Önkormányzat, OTP Agrár, OTP Hungaro-Projekt Kft., OTP Jelzálogbank Zrt., OXO Ventures Zrt., Pannonia Ethanol Zrt., PÁTOSZ, Perlit-92 Bányászati és Feldolgozó Kft., Raiffeisen Bank Zrt., Rekontir BPM Kft., Rekontir Hostess, Soter Line Oktatási Központ Kft., Stanton Chase Hungary Kft., Swietelsky Magyarország Kft., Szabó-Vasvári Kft., Szerencsejáték Zrt., Szervin Kft., Szikszói Ipari Park Kft., Takarékbank, Tender-Network Zrt., TendEx Group Kft., Transparency International Magyarország, Vanessia Kft., Világgazdaság...

 

THE EVENT:

DATE: 23rd March 2017, Thursday (08:20-17:30)

PLACE: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest (1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 7.)
Hotel Information, Map & Location

We cannot provide free parking space.

COST: HUF 84.900 + VAT / Person

Early bird tickets: HUF 74.900 + VAT / Person - in case of registration prior to 9th March 2017 24:00. The participation fee following this date is  HUF 84.900 Ft + VAT / Person.

DISCOUNTS: 20% on 5 or more registrations

Fee includes: conference documentation, full lunch and coffee breaks. The conference is bilingual with English-Hungarian simultaneous interpretation.

Number of participants: 200-220

 

Our conference is expected not only to provide an opportunity to expand the participants’ knowledge base, but also to create an excellent forum for high-level networking and the forging of new professional relations. Our goal is more than just to organise another cut an dry event; we strive to make this conference a regular, interactive and international forum that keeps its finger on the pulse of the market.

Our goal is to create a forum where decision makers, academics, economic experts, market players and corporate leaders can discuss these issues together, evaluate the situation and have a debate on what short-term and long-term solutions they find best.


Who should attend?


The conference may provide essential information to
  • economic and business policy makers
  • state and municipal policy makers
  • representatives of regulatory and supervisory bodies
  • operators on the banking and funding markets
  • tender experts, project managers
  • leaders of businesses planning investments and developments
  • representatives of consultancies
  • players on the procurement market
  • development policy experts
  • representatives of the R&D&I sector
  • representatives of energy efficiency companies
  • officials of professional organisations
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Program:
Attila Weinhardt , Analyst, Phone: +36 1 428 9060, E-mail: weinhardt@portfolio.hu

Sponsorship:
Sándor Takács , Commercial Director, Phone: +36 1 428 9094, E-mail: takacs@portfolio.hu

Organisation, general questions:

EU Funds 2017

2017.03.23

Moderators:

István Palkó

Senior Analyst, Portfolio

Mr. István Palkó graduated at the Department of Finance of the Corvinus University of Budapest in year 2007 and at the Dronten Professional Agricultural University in the Netherlands in year 2008. For a short time he worked as the analyst of Morgan Stanley, and since January 2009 he has been the analyst of Portfolio.hu, where his professional field is the finance sector. He is the responsible editor of the Financial Alamanac, and he plays a key role in organizing the insurance and credit conferences of Portfolio.hu from professional aspects. He was awarded a Junior Prima prize in the press category in 2011.

Attila Weinhardt

Analyst, Portfolio

Attila Weinhardt has been working for 8 years for Portfolio.hu as a macroeconomics analyst, and his job mainly covers the analysis, assessment of processes of the Hungarian foreign exchange and government securities market, as well as various Hungarian and global economic processes. He is regularly interviewed in television and radio, and his work merited the highest-level professional prize awarded to young people, the Junior Príma Prize. He wrote the latest professional brochure of the Portfolio.hu Füzet series, entitled “Kereskedési stratégiák egyszerűen” (Trading strategies for dummies).

Speakers:

Gábor Balás

Executive Director, Hétfa Kutatóintézet

Dr. Ádám Balog

Chairman-CEO, MKB Bank Zrt.

Dr. Zoltán Bánfi

Managing Director, MKB Bank

Dr. Márton Beck

Manager, Femtonics Kft.

Tamás Bernáth

Chairman-CEO, MFB Zrt.

Dr. István Csányi

Deputy State Secretary responsible for public procurement supervision, Prime Minister’s Office

Nándor Csepreghy

Deputy Minister for Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister's Office

Szonja Csuzdi

National Contact Coordinator, National Research, Development and Innovation Office

Gábor Dányi

Deputy State Secretary, Prime Minister's Office

Dr. Roland Dányi

Legal and Public Procurement Director, MAPI Zrt.

László Domokos

Chairman, State Audit Office of Hungary

Zsombor Essősy

CEO, MAPI Magyar Fejlesztési Iroda Zrt.

Gergely Fábián

Director, National Bank of Hungary

István Fetter

Head of Trade Finance, Municipalities and EU Services at CIB Bank

Zsolt Halász

Policy Officer - Budapest Office, European Investment Bank Group

Nándor Kadlok

partner, Equinox Consulting Kft.

Tamás Karsai

Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of National Economy

Zoltán Kovács MSc

Managing Director, Rekontir BPM Kft.

Kovács Zoltán közel egy évtizede foglalkozik kiemelt fejlesztési támogatásokhoz kapcsolódó pályázati projektmenedzseléssel, illetve teljes pályázati projektbonyolítással. Az Oxford Brooks University magyarországi képzésén előbb üzleti szakon BA (2004), majd nemzetközi üzleti tanulmányok szakon MSc fokozatot szerzett (2007). Számos európai és amerikai egyetemen folytatott továbbképzés mellett, 2007-ben saját céget alapított, mely megalakulásától kezdve dinamikusan fejlődött, s mára komplex projektmenedzsment szolgáltatásával egyike a hazai piacvezető cégeknek. A napjainkban már cégcsoportként működő vállalat, közel egy évtizedes tevékenysége során több mint száz - az Európai Unió által támogatott - borászati, turisztikai, logisztikai, élelmiszeripari és innovációhoz kapcsolódó beruházás, illetve infrastrukturális fejlesztés megvalósításában vett részt. Az ügyvezetőt 2012-ben a Vállalkozók Országos Szövetsége az „Év Vállalkozója” címmel tüntette ki.

László Krisán

CEO, KAVOSZ Zrt.

Since 2003 he is the president of the Commerce Section of VOSZ. Since 2009 he has been a titular associate professor at the Budapest Economic College. In 2012 he was elected member of the presidential committee of MKIK, president of the European Union Board, as well as executive co-president of VOSZ. He is member of the Steering Committee and the Board in the Eurocommerce organization, assembling the commercial associations of 31 countries. He was awarded the Pro Hungarian Economics Prize in 2004 and 2010, and he received the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic. According to his professional creed, the support given to truly competitive and innovate small and medium enterprises is vital to Hungary, since these companies play an indispensable role regarding the economy of a country, and every effort needs to be made in order to foster the development of the SME sector.

János Lázár

Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister's Office

János Lázár was born in 1975, in Hódmezővásárhely. He studied law in Szeged, at the Faculty of Law of the József Attila University, from where he graduated in 1999. From 1995 he was a legal intern for the Town Hall of the Municipality of Hódmezővásárhely, and then he was an associate of the then mayor, András Rapcsák, between 1997 and 2002. He was the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely between 2002 and 2012. He was elected Member of the Parliament in the constituency number 6 of Csongrád County in 2002, where he was re-elected in 2006, 2010, and 2014. He was the notary of the Parliament in 2002-2004. Between 2006 and 2010 he was president of the Parliament’s Defense and Law Enforcement Committee. He has been a member of Fidesz since 2000, from 2005 he was the party’s Csongrád County president, and between 2006 and 2010 he was deputy head of the Fidesz parliamentary group as well as head of the Defense Cabinet of Fidesz-KDNP. He was the head of the Fidesz parliamentary group between 2010 and 2012. Since September 2013 he has been vice-president of Fidesz. From 2 June 2012 he was the state secretary leading the Prime Minister’s Office, and from 1 August 2013 he was also the government commissioner in charge of heading the National Development Agency. Since June 2014 he has been the minister leading the Prime Minister’s Office. He is married with two children.

János Lukács

Managing Director, Vanessia Kft.

Csaba Mészáros

Chairman - Owner, evopro Holding Zrt.

Csaba Mészáros has obtained a degree of electrical engineer from the University of Technology. He is founder of the internationally renowned evopro group and its president-owner, as well as president of the Innovation Division of Hungarian Commercial and Industrial Chamber. Main pillars of the portfolio of the Hungary-based international company group: engineering services and innovative developments, IT solutions. While building companies he led several successful large-scale acquisitions for multinational customers. Last year Accenture acquisitioned the industry and embedded software solutions business of evopro group. In order to build on the engineering knowledge provided for the most renowned car factories (Audi, Daimler, Suzuki, BMW, Opel) the company group was installed in the former Mátyásföld factory site of NABI, to produce the Modulo bus product line with electric drive, modular build, and composite structure which was presented last year.

István Miklós

Director, Vanessia Kft.

Zsolt Monszpart

Vice-president, National Research, Development and Innovation Office

Alina Tanasa

Deputy Head of Unit, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Luxembourg

Viktor Tóth

Deputy Chief Executive, Head of Commercial at General Electric, Budapest Bank

Viktor Tóth has close to two decades of experience in banking. From 1991 he was working for Iparbankház Rt., and then for four years from 1995 for Általános Értékforgalmi Bank (ÁÉB). From 1998 he has been a Budapest Bank associate, where he held a branch manager position for the first four years. He fulfilled various posts in company sales between 2003 and 2006. After that he was working in the retail business unit for two years, where he was managing the field of commodity credits; one of his tasks was to form the financial institution new commodity credits strategy. From early 2008 he went back to assisting the operations of the company business unit; as head of sales he played an important role in adapting to the economic challenges, in preserving the satisfaction of company clients. Having obtained a degree from the finances/financial institutions program of the Financial and Accounting College, he continued his studies in the internal trainings of the bank’s owner, General Electric Company, and also expanded his leadership experience by attending management courses.

Dávid Váczi

Head of Product Sales Support, Budapest Bank

Dr. Pál Varga

Director, AITIA International Zrt.

László Vulcz

Executive Director, OTP Hungaro-Projekt Kft.

EU Funds 2017

2017.03.23
2017.03.23

Registration

Section I – Main directions of Hungary’s development policy

08:20 - 08:25

Opening and official welcome

08:25 - 08:30

Video message - Corina Cretu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission

08:30 - 08:50

Macroeconomic impacts of EU funds – Sustainability aspects of large investments

Speaker:
László Domokos, Chairman, State Audit Office of Hungary

08:50 - 09:10

The role of the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB) in development policy, and the system of refundable funds

Speaker:
Tamás Bernáth, Chairman-CEO, MFB Zrt.

09:10 - 09:30

After FGS, during intense EU tendering – Bank financing opportunities

Speaker:
Dr. Ádám Balog, Chairman-CEO, MKB Bank Zrt.

09:30 - 10:10

Panel discussion: Experience of using EU funds – Alacrity and/or sustainability?

Moderator: Attila Weinhardt, Analyst, Portfolio

Conversation participants :
Gábor Balás, Executive Director, Hétfa Kutatóintézet
Nándor Csepreghy, Deputy Minister for Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister's Office
Nándor Kadlok, partner, Equinox Consulting Kft.
Zoltán Kovács MSc, Managing Director, Rekontir BPM Kft.

10:10 - 10:30

Coffee break

Section II – Development policy and financing – A cornucopia of opportunities

10:30 - 11:00

The importance of EU funds from the viewpoint of the National Bank

Speaker:
Gergely Fábián, Director, National Bank of Hungary

11:00 - 11:30

Development policy priorities until 2020

Speaker:
János Lázár, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister's Office

11:30 - 11:50

Bank financing opportunities amidst an EU tender spree

Speaker:
Viktor Tóth, Deputy Chief Executive, Head of Commercial at General Electric, Budapest Bank

11:50 - 12:10

The final sprint for EU funds – Opportunities and challenges in EU tenders

Speaker:
Gábor Dányi, Deputy State Secretary, Prime Minister's Office

12:10 - 12:50

Panel discussion: The situation of the funding market in light of EU tenders

Moderator: István Palkó, Senior Analyst, Portfolio

Conversation participants :
Dr. Zoltán Bánfi, Managing Director, MKB Bank
Dr. Roland Dányi, Legal and Public Procurement Director, MAPI Zrt.
István Fetter, Head of Trade Finance, Municipalities and EU Services at CIB Bank
Dávid Váczi, Head of Product Sales Support, Budapest Bank

12:50 - 13:10

Opportunities for SMEs – Now or never?

Speaker:
László Krisán, CEO, KAVOSZ Zrt.

13:10 - 14:00

Lunch break

Section III – Intense tendering and its key characteristics – Is this a last-ditch effort?

14:00 - 14:20

Economic development tenders and the lessons learned

Speaker:
Tamás Karsai, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of National Economy

14:20 - 14:35

Changes to public procurement rules and related experiences – Preparing for the e-procurement system

Speaker:
Dr. István Csányi, Deputy State Secretary responsible for public procurement supervision, Prime Minister’s Office

14:35 - 14:50

Rural Development Programme implementation experiences

Speaker:
László Vulcz, Executive Director, OTP Hungaro-Projekt Kft.

14:50 - 15:05

How to improve Hungary’s competitiveness radically with the help of EU funds? – Is it possible at all?

Speaker:
Zsombor Essősy, CEO, MAPI Magyar Fejlesztési Iroda Zrt.

15:05 - 15:20

Energy efficiency tenders – Useful tips by experts

Speaker:
István Miklós, Director, Vanessia Kft.

15:20 - 15:55

Panel discussion: Key characteristics of an abundance of tenders – Lessons learned inside and outside

Moderator: Attila Weinhardt, Analyst, Portfolio

Conversation participants :
Zsombor Essősy, CEO, MAPI Magyar Fejlesztési Iroda Zrt.
Tamás Karsai, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of National Economy
János Lukács, Managing Director, Vanessia Kft.
Zsolt Monszpart, Vice-president, National Research, Development and Innovation Office
Dávid Váczi, Head of Product Sales Support, Budapest Bank

15:55 - 16:15

Coffee break

Section IV – New financing opportunities on the horizon

16:15 - 16:35

The “Juncker Plan” and its importance for Hungary

Speaker:
Zsolt Halász, Policy Officer - Budapest Office, European Investment Bank Group

16:35 - 16:55

The second pillar of the “Juncker Plan”: the Advisory Hub (EIAH) and the Project Portal (EIPP)

Speaker:
Alina Tanasa, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Luxembourg

16:55 - 17:10

The system of direct EU funding and the key opportunities

Speaker:
Szonja Csuzdi, National Contact Coordinator, National Research, Development and Innovation Office

17:10 - 17:40

Experiences of H2020 winners and the role of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office

Moderator: Attila Weinhardt, Analyst, Portfolio

Conversation participants :
Dr. Márton Beck, Manager, Femtonics Kft.
Szonja Csuzdi, National Contact Coordinator, National Research, Development and Innovation Office
Csaba Mészáros, Chairman - Owner, evopro Holding Zrt.
Dr. Pál Varga, Director, AITIA International Zrt.

17:40

Closing remarks

EU Funds 2017

2017.03.23
84 900 HUF + VAT/person

275 EUR + VAT/person
-20% discount



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