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Automotive Industry 2018

Portfolio-MAGE conference

Date: 12th April 2018   Location: Aquaworld Resort Budapest

  • Which are the breakout points and areas that could help Hungary’s automotive sector gain a leading role both regionally and internationally?
  • What changes OEMs and certain agents in the supply chain need to be prepared for in the short and medium term?
  • What automotive technologies and related services could be crowded out of the market and which are the ones that could be in ever greater need in the future?
  • What relevant solutions exist to manage and resolve the chief problem of the automotive sector, namely labour shortage?
  • How can Industry 4.0 (digitalisation, robotization, automation) can help improve the competitiveness of the Hungarian automotive sector?
  • What kind of vehicle should we buy today to make sure the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is the lowest possible?

Our speakers among others

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Rábai Dániel
Managing Director of Continental Hungaria Kft. ,
Head of focus country, Continental Hungary
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Kalmár Ákos
Chief Officer, Large Enterprices Vertical Solutions Division ,
T-Systems Hungary
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Kilián Csaba
Association of the Hungarian Automotive Industry (MAGE)
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Dr. Urbán László István
Association of the Hungarian Automotive Industry (AHAI): Chairman of the Supervisory Board ,
Magyar Suzuki Corp. Ltd.(MSC): Deputy CEO
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Szincsák Attila
General Manager of Business Administration ,
DENSO Manufacturing Hungary Ltd.
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Nyírő Ferenc
Head of PLM/CAD/CAM ,
S&T Consulting Hungary Kft.
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Takáts Zsolt
Manager ,
Raiffeisen Bank
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Rédai István
Plant Manager ,
Titán '94 Kft.
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Dr. Péhl Tibor
Plant Manager ,
Arconic-Köfém GRP-BCI
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Nagy Mihály
HR Manager ,
Dana Hungary Ltd.
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Novák Tibor
Head of HR ,
BPW - Hungária Kft.
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Szerdahelyi Róbert
Head of SME Business / SME Directorate ,
Erste Bank
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Virág Aladár
Business Operations Manager ,
T-Systems Magyarország
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Gulyás Gusztáv
Head of Development Electrical Drives ,
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Dr. Lakatos István
Head of Department, Department of Automotive and Railway Engineering ,
Széchenyi István University
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Dedéné Novotni Anna
Vice President of Board ,
CEO of HAJDU Autotechnika Plc.
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Charles Wassen
General Manager, Country Operations Lead ,
Dana Hungary Kft.
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Ács István
i4.0 Representative of Bosch Group in Hungary, General Manager ,
Bosch Rexroth Kft.
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Őszi Csilla
Vice President ,
ZF Hungária
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PhDr. Matus Andor
Procurement Director ,
Tom-Ferr Zrt.
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Mándli Péter
Managing Director ,
BPW - Hungária Kft.
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Szászi István
Vice President, Automotive Electronics Division ,
Robert Bosch Kft.
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Molnár István
Digital Factory Engineering Leader, act. Lean and Productivity Engineering Leader ,
Continental Automotive Hungary Kft.
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Markus Strothjohann
Head of HR ,
Continental Group Hungary
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Bolyki Ferenc
Head of Industrial Engineering ,
AVENTICS Hungary Kft.
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Dr. Hanula Barna
docent ,
dean of the AHJK
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Péter Attila
Sales Manager ,
National Instruments Hungary Kft.
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Rózsa Tamás
Managing Partner ,
Top Tier Consultants
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Somogyi András
Country HR Director ,
Bosch Group in Hungary
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Bodnár Sándor Márk
Director- Permanent Recruitment ,
Hays Hungary
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Baginé Kovács Szilvia
Termékbiztonsági szakértő ,
QFD Mérnöki Tanácsadó Iroda Kft.
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Mesics Olvia
Personnel Manager ,
Opel Szentgotthárd
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Bencze Róbert
Director ,
PwC Magyarország
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Szabó Péter
Managing Director ,
S&T Consulting Hungary Kft.

Why you should come?

Hungary’s automotive industry has been developing dynamically over the last few years, in parallel with which the number of employees in the sector has also been skyrocketing. These are taking place in a period when the more than 100-year-old business model of vehicle manufacturing is shaken to the core by the spread of alternative drive technologies, and the appearance of networked and increasingly autonomous vehicles and car sharing systems.

That is why the specialist conference organised jointly by Portfolio and the Association of the Hungarian Automotive Industry (MAGE) for the 5th time aims at providing a comprehensive overview with the help of local and regional players and experts of the key global trends and challenges which could meaningfully impact the business models of automotive companies.

This year, the presentations and panel discussions in the morning will be complemented by a thematic networking section in a roundtable fashion in the afternoon programme. Expert moderators will be assisting the practical work at the thematically grouped interactive roundtables, answering questions and urging participants to give answers to open issues. Make your pick of the available topics that tickle your imagination and take part in the interactive exchange of views right at the table!



Alap Európa Kft., Alap Inspektor Kft., Arconic-Köfém GRP-BCI, AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt., AVENTICS Hungary Kft., BASF Hungária Kft., BECK and PARTNERS Tanácsadó és Szolgáltató Kft., Bosch Rexroth Kft., BPW - Hungária Kft., Bridgestone Tatabánya Termelő Kft., CAD-Terv Mérnöki Kft., CAD-Terv Simulation Kft., CCL Design Magyarország Kft., Continental Automotive Hungary Kft., Continental Csoport Magyarország, Dana Hungary Kft., Debaru Kft., Denso Gyártó Magyarország Kft., Energotest Kft., Erste Bank, Fémalk Zrt., Flow Dry Kft., HAJDU Autotechnika Zrt., Hays Hungary Kft., HBPO Automotive Hungária Kft., Image-Science Kft., ING Bank N.V. Mo-i Fióktelepe, Ispiro Consulting, KPMG, Kühne+Nagel Kft., LGI Hungária Logisztikai Kft., Magyar Gépjárműipari Egyesület, Magyar Járműalkatrészgyártók Országos Szövetsége, Magyar Suzuki Zrt., Microsoft, Miell Quality Kft., National Instruments Hungary Kft., NIPÜF Zrt., Nissho Hungary Precíziós Kft., Nord Consult Kft., Opel Szentgotthárd, OTP Bank Nyrt., Pirelli Hungary Kft., PwC Magyarország Kft., QFD Mérnöki Tanácsadó Iroda Kft., Raiffeisen Bank, Robert Bosch Kft., S&T Consulting Hungary Kft., Sberbank Magyarország Zrt., Smart Qality Bt., SMC Hungary Kft., Széchenyi István Egyetem, Taiwan Trade Center, Titán '94 Kft., Tom-Ferr Zrt., Top Tier Consultants, T-Systems Magyarország, Unicredit Bank Hungary Zrt., ViveLab Ergo Kft., Vonalkód Rendszerház Kft., Weinberg 93 Kft., Work Force Kft., ZF Hungária...

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Who we recommend

Our event can provide useful knowledge to those working in the following areas:
  • The senior management and experts of Vehicle manufacturers – System integrators – Technology suppliers – Raw material producers from the areas of Manufacturing, Engineering, R&D&I, Procurement, Supplier Development, Quality Mangement and HR
  • Logistics companies
  • Fintech, insurtech, IT-developer and IT-security companies with connections to the motor vehicle industry
  • Banks, financial institutions, the representatives for fund providers
  • Law firms, consultancy firms
  • Organizations, clusters, regulators from the automobile industry


Automitive Industry 2017


Program: Kata Tóth, Event Organiser, Phone: 06/1 646 43 83, E-mail: toth@portfolio.hu


Organisation, general questions: Fruzsina Koncsek, Event Organiser, Phone: 327-4088, E-mail: koncsek@portfolio.hu

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