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Budapest Economic Forum 2019

Date: 16th October 2019   Location: New York Palace Budapest

  • Interrelation between climate change, energy, and technological changes
  • Downturn or recession? – The consequences of global macroeconomic developments for economic policy
  • The place of the CEE region and Hungary in Europe
  • Hungary’s economic policy goals and outlook: The next three years of fiscal and monetary policies;
  • Decoupling, high pressure – Prospects for the region
  • Changes to the geopolitical map, new balance of power and its impacts from trade conflicts to Brexit
  • Booming lending, skyrocketing investments – Will these last forever? Objectives of the local banking sector and its outlook
  • Past EP elections, before Brexit (?) – The business environment of the Hungarian economy
  • How long can Hungarian wages grow so rapidly? Hungarian companies gripped in a vice of labour shortage and competitiveness

Our speakers among others

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András Bence
senior member, Financial Services Advisory
EY Hungary
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Balog Ádám
MKB Bank Zrt.
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Bán Zoltán
Net Média Zrt. (Portfolio)
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Pasquale Diana
former Head of Morgan Stanley CEEMEA macro
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Vazil Hudák
Vice President
European Investment Bank - EIB
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Steen Jakobsen
Chief Economist, Chief Investment Officer
Saxo Bank
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Jánoskuti Levente
McKinsey & Company
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Jelasity Radován
Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO
Erste Bank Hungary
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Juscsák György
Executive Director
JP Morgan Asset Management
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Christian Ketels
Chief Economist
Boston Consulting Group
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Móró Tamás
Chief Strategist
Concorde Értékpapír Zrt.
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Kevin A. Murray
Citi Magyarország & Közép-Európa régió
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Nagy Márton
National Bank of Hungary
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Orbán Gábor
Richter Gedeon
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Nick Price
Team Leader
Fidelity’s Emerging Markets Equity
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Rákossy Balázs
Ministry of Finance
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Rózsai Rezső
KPMG Hungary
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Yoel Sano
Head of Global Political and Security Risk
Fitch Solutions
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Simák Pál
CIB Bank
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Vida József
Takarékbank Zrt.
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Világi Oszkár
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Wolf László
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Banking Division
OTP Bank Plc.

Why you should come?

Portfolio is holding its economic summit for the ninth time, an event where economic decision-makers, top executives, EU experts, economy policy experts, and domestic and foreign market analysts can meet and discuss the Hungarian and global situation and outlook. At the Budapest Economic Forum, everything that really concerns representatives of the business and finance sectors will be discussed.

Our Sponsors


Agrár-Vállalkozási Hitelgarancia Alapítvány, Amundi Alapkezelő Zrt., Atradius Crédito y Caución S.A. de Seguros y Reaseguros Magyarországi Fióktelepe, AutSoft Zrt., BIB Zrt. (Budapest Institute of Banking), BISZ Zrt., Boston Consulting Group, Budapest Bank Zrt., Budapest Lízing Zrt., Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem, CBRE, CGP Europe LLC, CIB Bank, Citibank, Commerzbank Zrt., Concorde Értékpapír Zrt., CÉH Zrt., Deutsche Leasing Hungaria Zrt., De Lage Landen Finance Zrt., DryCom Kft., EBRD, EVK Szakkollégium, EY Magyarország, Erste Bank, Európai Beruházási Bank, Eximbank Zrt., Federal-Mogul Systems Protection Hungary Kft., Fidelity’s Emerging Markets Equity, Fitch Solutions, Forestay Alapkezelő Zrt., Front Page Communications, G3 Consulting, Groupama Biztosító Zrt., Generali Alapkezelő Zrt., Grundfos South East Europe Kft., Gránit Pólus Management Zrt., HEPA Magyar Exportfejlesztési Ügynökség, HM CURRUS Zrt., Hús Depó Kft., ING Bank Magyarország, Intrum Justitia Zrt., JP Morgan Asset Management, K&H Bank Zrt., KDB Bank Európa Zrt., KPMG Magyarország, KPMG Tanácsadó Kft., Kandra Consulting Kft., Lapker Zrt., MEHIB Zrt., MFB Zrt., MKB Bank, MOL, MTB Magyar Takarékszövetkezeti Bank Zrt., Magyar Kereskedelmi és Iparkamara, Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Magyar Posta Zrt., McKinsey & Company, OKFON Zrt., OTP Bank Nyrt., OTP Jelzálogbank Zrt., Online Üzleti Informatika Zrt., Oriens, Palotási Mg. Zrt., Press-Inform, Property Market Kft., Pénzügyminisztérium, REKONTIR Cégcsoport, Raiffeisen Bank Zrt., Richter Gedeon Nyrt., Roth Immoinvest GmbH, Saxo Bank, Sberbank Magyarország Zrt., Slovnaft, Sopron Bank Burgenland Zrt., Szent István Egyetem, Takarék Csoport, Techwave Hungary Zrt., Trans-LTL Kft., Trans-Sped Kft., UTC Overseas Kft., UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt., Uniomedia Kommunikációs Ügynökség, VLG Kábelkereskedelmi Kft., VOLÁN Egyesülés, VOLÁNBUSZ Zrt., Videoton Holding Zrt...

Who we recommend

Our event can provide useful knowledge to those working in the following areas:
  • Top executives and businessmen
  • Representatives of banks
  • Investment fund professionals and investors
  • Experts of regulatory and supervisory authorities
  • Representatives of venture capital funds
  • Business and finance managers
  • Consultants
  • Lawyers


Organisation, general questions

Gábor Ócsai
  • Gábor Ócsai
  • event organizer
  • Phone: +36 1 472 2095
  • Email:


Sándor Takács
  • Sándor Takács
  • Commercial Director
  • Phone: 428-9094
  • Email:
Csilla Kiss
  • Csilla Kiss
  • Key-Account Manager
  • Phone: +36 20 287 3256
  • Email:
Judit Lippai
  • Judit Lippai
  • Key-Account Manager
  • Phone: 06/30 311 87 02
  • Email:


István Madár
  • István Madár
  • Senior Analyst
  • Phone: 428-9063
  • Email:
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