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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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Jelasity Radován
Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO
Erste Bank Hungary
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Felfalusi Péter
Intrum Zrt.
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Karvalits Ferenc
Wallis Asset Management Ltd.
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Kocsány János
Graphisoft Park
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Bod Péter Ákos
Corvinus University of Budapest
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Nagy Márton
National Bank of Hungary
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Dr. Balog Ádám
MKB Bank Zrt.
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Weinhardt Attila
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Csaba László
Professor, Member of MTA
Central European University
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Madár István
Senior Analyst
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Orbán Gábor
Richter Gedeon
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Bán Zoltán
Net Média Zrt. (Portfolio)
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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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Dr. Palkovics László
Secretary of State Responsible for Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resources
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Bernáth Tamás
Hungarian Development Bank
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Dr. Balázs Péter
Director - Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS)
Professor of International Relations - Central European University
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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
Takarékbank Zrt.
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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
OTP Bank Plc.
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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
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Jiří Jirásek
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (CMZRB)
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Peter Dittrich
SZRB Asset Management
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Molnár Balázs
Deputy State Secretary for EU issues
Prime Minister's Office
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Tomasz Matulka
Head of International Relations Office
Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Poland

Why you should come?

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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Agrár-Vállalkozási Hitelgarancia Alapítvány, Allianz Investmentbank AG, Amundi Alapkezelő Zrt., AVL AUTÓKUT Mérnöki Kft., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Poland, Bezenye Községi Önkormányzat, BISZ Zrt., BorsodChem Zrt., Bruegel Intézet, Budapest Bank Zrt., Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem, Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem, Central European University, CEU Business School, CIB Bank, Citi Magyarország & Közép-Európa régió, Concorde Értékpapír Zrt., Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (CMZRB), Danubius Hotels Zrt., Deutsche Leasing Hungaria Zrt., Diákhitel Központ Zrt., Diófa Alapkezelő, E2 Hungary Zrt., EIB, Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériuma (EMMI), Erste Bank Hungary Zrt., Eurolex, Európai Beruházási Bank, Európai Bizottság, EXIM (Eximbank Zrt., MEHIB Zrt.), FHB Bank Zrt., FHB Flotta, FHB Nyrt., Front Page Communications, Garantiqa Hitelgarancia Zrt., Graphisoft Park, Gyollai Ügyvédi Iroda, HG Media, Hiventures Venture Capital Fund Management Ltd., Hodler Capital, Intrum Justitia Zrt., MAKISZ, Iscar Hungary Kft., K&H Bank Zrt., Kisvárdai Szakképzési Centrum, KPMG, Külgazdasági és Külügyminisztérium, Magyar Közgazdasági Társaság, Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Magyarország Nagykövetsége / Rijád, McKinsey & Company, MFB Invest Zrt., MFB Zrt., Miniszterelnökség, MKB Bank Zrt., MOL Nyrt., Morgan Stanley, MVM NET Zrt., Mvük Zrt., Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda, Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium, Nomura, Ortometrica Kft., OTP Bank Nyrt., OTP Jelzálogbank Zrt., Performconsulting, Pharma Patent Kft., Provident Pénzügyi Zrt., Referendum Kft., REKONTIR BPM Kft., REKONTIR TM Kft., Richter Gedeon Nyrt., Sberbank Magyarország Zrt., Simonyi & Tóth Kft., SmartScale, Szent István Egyetem, Szikszói Ipari Park Kft., SZRB Asset Management, Takarékbank, FHB Bank, Teneo Intelligence, Trenkwalder Hungary, T-Systems Magyarország Zrt., UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt., Videoton Holding Zrt., Waberer’s International Nyrt., Winperium Zrt.

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

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