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Tájékozódjon eseményeinkről 6 iparágban: Offline és Online konferenciák

Budapest Economic Forum 2020

Date: 8th October 2020  

Location: Marriott Hotel, Budapest


  • How will the world change after the coronavirus pandemic?
  • Who will be the winners and losers of this change?
  • The recipe and lessons of successful crisis management
  • Bank executive roundtable: the coronavirus in Hungary's lending sector
  • The coronavirus and challenges in credit management in 2020
  • Corporate finance during the coronavirus crisis: CFO roundtable
  • Announcing the CFO of the Year 2020

Our speakers among others

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Balázs Gábor
PwC Hungary
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Bán Zoltán
Net Média Zrt. (Portfolio)
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Bencsik László
OTP Bank
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Bertalan Sándor
Head of SME Sales Network and Director of Corporate Strategy and Business Development
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Boór Klára
Swiss Klass
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Dr. Csorbai Hajnalka
Head of Strategy
Opten Kft.
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Danny Kaltenborn
President of Swiss Credit Association
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Darvas Zsolt
Senior Fellow
Bruegel Institute
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Dienes Péter
Danubius Hotels
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Egerszegi Ádám
Vice President, Deputy CEO
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Fülöpné Bogdán Krisztina
Commerzbank Zrt.
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Gary Steadman
Head of Business Services Associated British Ports
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Dr. Heinz Ottó
Head of the Financial Law Division at European Central Bank
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Pernille Henneberg
Citibank Global
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Alan Iny
Partner and Director, Creativity & Scenarios
Boston Consulting Group
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Kelliár Zsolt
CEO, Co-Founder
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Kisgergely Kornél
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Kovács Péter
Head of Credit
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Madár István
Senior Analyst
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Christopher Mattheisen
Country General Manager
Microsoft Hungary
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Nagy Márton
economic adviser of the prime minister
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Németh Dávid
Senior Analyst
K&H Bank
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Orbán Gábor
Richter Gedeon
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Prohászka Balázs
Kométa '99 Zrt.
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Robert Dyrcz
Polish Institute of Credit Management
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Rózsai Rezső
KPMG Hungary
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Sáska Zoltán
IT manager
Credit Management Group
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Schmidt Ákos
Member of the Board
Hungarian Credit Management Association
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Sebők András
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Wizz Air
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Dr. Simák Pál
CIB Bank
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Sinkó Ottó
Videoton Holding ZRt.
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Soóki-Tóth Balázs
Head of Sanofi Business Services Budapest Center
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Suppan Gergely
Senior Analyst
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Teresa Czerwińska
Vice-President of the EIB
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Tordai Péter
E2 Hungary
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Tóth István
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Török Zoltán
Head of Reseach
Raiffeisen Bank Hungary
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Varga Mihály
Minister for Finance
Ministry of Finance
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Veronika Spanarova
Citi’s CEO for Hungary
Citi Hungary

Why you should come?

Portfolio is holding its economic summit for the tenth 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.

The Budapest Economic Forum will be complemented by a special event this year as we will announced the winner of the CFO of the Year 2020 prize, the award for the best corporate financial officer of the year. The award is traditionally given out at our Business and Finance Summit, which has been cancelled this year due to the pandemic, but we have dedicated two separate afternoon sections to discuss the challenges of credit management in 2020 and the current issues in the CFO trade at the BEF. The conference will be concluded by a panel for CFOs from big corporations and then finally the award ceremony.


In 2021, we are offering all visitors to our conferences, new or old, a more flexible ticket purchase system than ever before. Depending on the pandemic situation and the related legal regulation in effect, we are offering online, offline and hybrid events to our customers. Are you unsure how the current situation will develop, or if you are free the day of a given Portfolio event? We will adapt to you.
You may change the type of your purchased ticket, i.e. the mode of your participation, on one occasion at least 10 days before the event. To do so, please let us know at rendezveny@portfolio.hu.
Changing from online to offline ticket:
On-site tickets cost more, so you will need to pay extra to make this change.
Changing from offline to online ticket:
Virtual tickets are cheaper, so we will refund you the difference after the event.

Secure your spot now and make the decision later! We will adapt to you.

Our Sponsors

Sponsor of the CFO OF THE YEAR Award



Credit Management Group

Gold Sponsor

KPMG fehér háttérre

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

In association with

The sponsor of maximum health and safety

Information about physical participation

IMPORTANT NOTE: We care about our guests and care about safety!

We are preparing for your arrival with extra safety (anti-coronavirus) measures and conditions at our conference. We would like to kindly ask you to only attend the event if you feel completely healthy in order to protect everyone.

Of course, we must keep in mind that we are living in the shadow of the coronavirus and will continue to do so not just this autumn but probably for the next year or two. As such, the Portfolio team is preparing not just a professional programme but also well-considered safety measures devised with the cooperation of experts.

Our international speakers will log in online, and we will further limit attendance in order to guarantee proper distancing.

In addition, we will also focus on on-site services (such as safe catering), which will be provided by the ultra-premium event locations we have been working with for years. Being part of recognised five-star franchises, these locations take extra care to ensure the safety of their guests as well as ours.

Information about online participation

Online conference with extras! Unique networking opportunities, live contact, private video calls, interactive rooms, professional sections – the only thing missing is clinking glasses in person. Online tickets are available in unlimited numbers.

To participate, all you need is the following:

  • Chrome web browser and a stable internet connection
  • a computer or smart device (PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device)
  • the virtual venue of the conference will be hosted on an online conference platform
  • we will send you a link to enter in the days preceding the event
  • you can join in after a quick registration

To view the technical requirements for viewing the conference online, click here.



Let’s watch out for each other!

Please follow our safety instructions

  • Please keep 1,5 m distance from others!
  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly!
  • Please use the provided hand sanitizer!
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it out and wash your hands!
  • Avoid handshakes, greet with elbow bumps!
  • We recommend to wear a mask during the conference!

Thank you for your cooperation!

Let’s be safe together!

We are looking out for you!

We ensure maximum safety of our events!

  • The number of attendees at our events are limited
  • Ozone air disinfection method is used in conference rooms
  • Disinfection and air purifier machine is operated during the whole day
  • Contactless, safe entry is guaranteed by QR code
  • Body temperature is checked with thermal imaging camera at entrance
  • Staff and hostesses are wearing masks and working in gloves at all times
  • Hand sanitizer and masks are provided for our attendees
  • Seating arrangements made with the appropriate distance

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

The following companies participated in last year’s conference

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


Organisation, general questions

Andrea Barabás
  • Andrea Barabás
  • Phone: +36 1 646 4383
  • Email:


Zoltán Schultz
  • Zoltán Schultz
  • Phone: +36 20 319 9024
  • Email:


Károly beke.karoly
  • Károly beke.karoly
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