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Budapest Economic Forum 2012 - Debt Crisis and Growth

Date: 16th October 2012  

Location: Hilton Budapest (Buda Castle), Budapest, Hungary


  • Kell-e nekünk az IMF?
  • Mit kaphatunk az Európai Uniótól?
  • Recesszió Magyarországon - van-e feljebb?
  • Vállalati kilátások - érdemes-e beruházni?
  • Jöhet-e a credit crunch?
  • Félúton járunk az "elveszett évtizedben"?

Our speakers among others

All speakers
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Bajnai Gordon
korábbi kormányfő
Haza és Haladás
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Békés Gábor
Research Fellow, Adjunct
MTA KRTK Institute of Economics, CEU
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Anne Benoit
igazgató, vezető stratéga
Société Générale
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Chikán Attila
Corvinus University of Budapest, Competitiveness Research Centre
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Cséfalvay Zoltán
stratégiai államtitkár
Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium
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Michal Dybula
vezető elemző
BNP Paribas
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Gyévai Zoltán
(moderátor) társalapító-főszerkesztő
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Harmati László
Deputy CEO
Erste Bank
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Jelasity Radován
Chairman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO
Hungarian Banking Association, Erste Bank Hungary
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Dr. Király Júlia
IBS Budapest
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Christopher Laska
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Peter Lohmus
gazdasági tanácsadó
Európai Bizottság
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Nagy Viktor
Senior Analyst
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Oblath Gábor
kutató, főmunkatárs
MTA Közgazdaságtudományi Intézet
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Orbán Gábor
Richter Gedeon
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Polan Magdalena
Executive Director
Goldman Sachs
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Poór Zoltán
GoodMills Magyarország Malomipari Zrt.
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Rogán Antal
Az Országgyűlés Gazdasági és Informatikai Bizottsága
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Dr. Nicholas Spiro
Managing Director
Spiro Sovereign Strategy Ltd.
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Ian Stewart
partner, vezető közgazdász
Deloitte (Egyesült Királyság)
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Szalay-Berzeviczy Attila
Managing Director
Raiffeisen Bank International, former chairman of BÉT
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Szálkai András
portfolió menedzser
Raiffeisen Capital Management
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Szolyák Tamás
ügyvezető igazgató
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Tóth Gyula
EEMEA Economist/Strategist
UniCredit Bécs
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Varga Mihály
Minister for Finance
Ministry of Finance
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Waberer György
Wáberer Medical Center
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Zolnai György
Raiffeisen Bank

Why you should come?

Being heavily indebted is a problem Hungary knows only too well. The country’s debt-to-GDP ratio rose to over 80%, but the current government hopes that by the recently announced structural reform measures it will be able to reduce public debt to 65% of GDP by 2015. What is the outlook on the Hungarian economy then? And what breakout points does the country have?

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Our Sponsors




In the current stage of the global economic crisis the challenges faced by the developed world and Hungary are similar. One of the main issues that intrigue economists these days is whether the deleveraging process necessary for sustainable growth and economic activity can exist simultaneously. In an era of creditless growth and fiscal adjustments it would be important that economic growth dissipates the distress caused by the credit crisis. But there are debates as to what mixture of economic policy measures should be applied.

There is no consensus on the optimal degree of fiscal adjustment or what role monetary policy should play. There is neither a wide-scale agreement as to what competitiveness-enhancing measures should be implemented to maintain economic growth. Within this subject it also seems to be an important question how the state should approach the financial sector: whether it should treat it as a taxable economic player or as a financial intermediary that is indispensable for economic upturn. In the meantime, the patience of the funding countries and institutions will be put to the test for a long time. Hence the question arises: what environment should we expect on the money and capital markets in this peculiar period?

Besides the market environment there are, of course, a lot of other factors that determine what turn Hungary’s “détente" with the IMF/EU, which has been dragging out for almost a year now, will take.

In this respect we are seeking answers not only to why Hungary would need a financial backdrop, but also what package of economic policy measures would be necessary to kick-start growth and investments and also how a sustainably declining debt path could be ensured.

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.


Our conference can provide useful information to:

• financial directors
• financing experts
• consultants
• lawyers
• Entrepreneurs and business owners
• middle and top management of financial institutions
• players on the sales side of the sector
• private equity & venture capital investors
• corporate finance experts


AC su misura, ACG Reklámügynökség Kft., AEGON Magyarország Befektetési Alapkezelő Zrt., Agrimpex Kft., AIG/Lincoln Kft., Allianz Investmentbank AG, ARGO Hungary Consulting Kft., Aromo Consult Kft, Asia Asset Management, Ausztrál Nagykövetség, Az Országgyűlés Gazdasági és Informatikai Bizottsága, Banco Popolare, BankCom Tanácsadó Kft., BÁV (Bizományi Kereskedőház Aukció Aukciósház Zálog Záloghitel), Bezenye Községi Önkrományzat Polgármesteri Hivatala, BNP Paribas Magyarországi Fióktelepe, Brink's C.L. Hungaria Zrt., Buda-Cash Brókerház Zrt., Budapest Alapkezelő Zrt., Budapest Bank, Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem, Budapesti Erőmű ZRt., Central-Fund Zrt., CEZ Magyarország Kft., Chartis/AIG, CIB Bank Zrt., CIB Befektetési Alapkezelő Zrt., Concorde Alapkezelő Zrt., Concorde Értékpapír Zrt., Deloitte, Deutsche Leasing Hungaria Zrt., Diófa Alapkezelő Zrt., Embassy of Spain, Erste Bank Hungary Zrt., Etalon Csoport, Európai Bizottság, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, evosoft Hungary Kft., Faludi Wolf Theiss Ügyvédi Iroda, FHB Bank Zrt., Fővárosi Gázművek Zrt., GDF SUEZ Energia Holding Hungary ZRt., GEFCO Magyarország Kft., Generali Alapkezelő Zrt., Gold Energy Consulting Kft., Goldman Sachs, HAX Zrt., Haza és Haladás, HLB Klient Adótanácsadó Kft., I Concorde Értékpapír Zrt., IH Kft., InHold Pénzügyi Zrt., Institute of International Finance, Europe Department, Iron Mountain Kft., Ithuba Capital, K&H Befektetési Alapkezelő Zrt., KBC Securities Magyarországi Fióktelepe, Közpolitikai Kutatások Intézete, KPMG Tanácsadó Kft., Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Magyar Pénzverő Zrt., Magyar Posta Zrt., Magyar Záloghitel Zrt., Magyarország Kormánya, Medilearn, Medley Global Advisors, MMBF Zrt., MOL Nyrt., MTA Közgazdaságtudományi Intézet, Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium, Novartis, Óbudai Egyetem Keleti Károly Gazdasági Kar, Oriens IM, OTP Bank Nyrt., Pannónia Nyugdíjpénztár, Pannonmill Zrt., Pénzügyi Szervezetek Állami Felügyelete, Pioneer Befektetési Alapkezelő Zrt., Portico Investment, Provident Pénzügyi Zrt.,PwC Magyarország, Raiffeisen Capital Management, Rajk László Szakkollégium, Réczicza White and Case LLP Ügyvédi Iroda, Revetas Capital, Ridge Road Kft., Simonyi és Tóth Kft., Société Générale, Spiro Sovereign Strategy, Svédország Nagykövetsége, Tatár Pékség Kft., Telenor, UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt., Union Vienna Insurance Group Biztosító Zrt., Uniqa Biztosító, Varsói Értéktőzsde, Waberer's


• What can banks do for the economy?
• Debt Crisis and Growth
• Hungary and the region
• Do we need the euro?
• Hungary in 2012-2014


DATE: October 16, 2012, (9 am.-5 pm.)

PLACE: Hilton Budapest, Buda Castle (1014 Budapest, Hess András tér 1-3. HUNGARY)
Hotel Information, Map & Location

COST: HUF 69,900 + VAT / person

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


- 10% discount is available for 2 registrations,
- 20% on 3 or more.

Discounts cannot be combined!


Program - Krisztina Kovács, Analyst, tel.: +36 1/428-9061, e-mail: kovacs.krisztina@portfolio.hu

Sponsorship - Balázs AGÓCS, Deputy-CEO/Sales, tel.: +36 1/ 327-40-88, e-mail: agocs@portfolio.hu

Find out more on www.portfolio.hu/en or conference@portfolio.hu


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