The Forint, the Crisis and Public Debt - Conference

Date: 8th March 2012  

Location: Budapest Marriott Hotel, Hungary


  • Hogyan tovább: IMF-fel vagy nélküle?
  • Elkerülheti-e a recessziót a magyar gazdaság?
  • Merre tovább forint?
  • Mit látnak a külföldi befektetők a magyar piacon?
  • Hitelszűkében az állam és a magánszektor? Meddig?
  • Kiigazítás megvalósítási kockázatokkal, összejön-e az idei hiánycél?

Our speakers among others

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Bod Péter Ákos
Corvinus University of Budapest
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Bódis Péter
befektetési igazgató, az igazgatóság alelnöke
Pioneer Pekao Investment Management
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Csaba László
Professor, Member of MTA
Central European University
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Pasquale Diana
former Head of Morgan Stanley CEEMEA macro
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Fellegi Tamás
nemzetközi tárgyalásokért felelős tárca nélküli miniszter
Magyarország Kormánya
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Jelasity Radován
Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO
Erste Bank Hungary
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Dr. Király Júlia
IBS Budapest
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David Lubin
vezető elemző

Why you should come?

At’s half-day conference, local and foreign decision makers, economists, analysts and corporate leaders will share their views about the deterioration of Hungary’s growth outlook and its consequences and also on the future of the national currency.

Our Sponsors

Sponsor has always considered it one of its key missions to present how global economic events and local economic policy affect business life. In the current environment, we believe, this mission has just become even more important. Therefore after the hugely successful Budapest Economic Forum we have decided to organise a half-day event: ‘The Forint, the Crisis and Public Debt’. At this conference several international and Hungarian macroeconomic and corporate experts will share their views on the prospects of the Hungarian economy.

Due to the deepening debt crisis and the erosion of confidence in Hungary’s economic policy, the forint eased to record lows in early 2012. However, the progress made in talks between Hungarian authorities, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Commission on a financial assistance package for the country have helped make the economic players’ more optimistic. So what can we expect from the Hungarian economy? And which way could the forint go?

At’s half-day conference, local and foreign decision makers, economists, analysts and corporate executives will share their views about Hungary’s growth outlook and the possible impacts of the global environment and changes in the local economic policy on the forint.

Among the speakers will welcome Tamás Fellegi, minister without portfolio in charge of talks with the IMF and the EU on a credit facility; Júlia Király, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) and David Lubin, Managing Director, Emerging Markets Economics at Citigroup.


• Tamás Fellegi, Head of Hungary’s negotiating mission, The Hungarian government
• Júlia Király, Deputy Governor, Hungary’s central bank (NBH)
• David Lubin, Managing Director, Citigroup
• Pasquale Diana, Analyst, Morgan Stanley
• Radován Jelasity, President-CEO, Erste Bank Hungary
• Péter Bódis, Vice President of the Management Board, Chief Investment Officer, Pioneer Pekao Investment Management S.A.
• László Csaba, Professor, Central European University (CEU)
• Péter Ákos Bod, Professor, Economist, Corvinus University of Budapest, Economic Policy Department
• Duronelly Péter, Investment Director, Budapest Alapkezelő


DATE: March 8, 2012 (8:30-12:00)

LOCATION: Budapest Marriott Hotel

Apaczai Csere Janos u. 4., Budapest, 1052 Hungary
Hotel Information, MAP & Location

COST: HUF 39,000 + VAT / person

Fee includes: conference documentation and coffee break.
The conference is bilingual with English-Hungarian simultaneous interpretation.


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


3G Car Kft., 21 Kft., Actavis Hungary Kft., AEGON Alapkezelő, Agrimpex Kft., Amgen Kft., Amrop Kohlmann & Young Kft., Astellas Pharma Kft., BCE Rajk László Szakkollégium, B-kontroll Kft., Bezenye Községi Önkormányzat Polgármesteri Hivatal, BloChamps Capital, BNP Paribas Magyarorszagi Fióktelep, Buda-Cash Brókerház Zrt., Budapest Alapkezelő, Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem, Budapesti Energiakereskedő Kft., Cardif Biztosító Zrt., Central European University (CEU), Central-Fund Zrt., Citibank Europe plc Magyarországi Fióktelepe, Citigroup, Commerzbank AG London, Concorde, d@m Gyöngyszem Kft., Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Leasing Hungaria Zrt., Diófa Alapkezelő Zrt., Dun and Bradstreet Hungária Kft., Embassy of Canada, Ernst & Young Advisory Limited, Ernst & Young Tanácsadó Kft., Erste Bank Hungary Zrt., Erste Befektetési Zrt., Erste Vienna Insurance Group Biztosító Zrt., Erős Ügyvédi Iroda/Squire Sanders (US) LLP, Etimo Kft., evosoft Hungary Kft., Faludi Wolf Theiss Ügyvédi Iroda, FHB Ingatlan Zrt., FHB Jelzálogbank Nyrt., Francia Nagykövetség Gazdasági Osztálya, Franklin Templeton Investmenst Ltd., Fundamenta-Lakáskassza Zrt., Gutmann Magyarország Zrt., Goldkern Kft., HAX Zrt., HOLD Alapkezelő, IBDA Projects Kft., IH Kft., IMF, Intrum Justitia Kft., K & H Kereskedelmi és Hitelbank Zrt., Kodewerk Ltd., KOTRA (Korea Trade Center), Közigazgatási és Igazságügyi Minisztérium (KIM), KPMG Tanácsadó Kft., Levendula Bt., Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Magyar Nemzeti Vagyonkezelő Zrt., Magyar Takarékszövetkezeti Bank Zrt., Magyarország Kormánya, Magyar Telekom Nyrt., MFB Zrt., MICHELIN Hungária Kft., Microsec Számítástechnikai Fejlesztő Kft., MIG Bank, Mirelta Holding Kft., MKB Bank Zrt., Montivíz Zrt., Morgan Stanley, Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (NGM), Országgyűlés Hivatala Jobbik Képviselőcsoport, OTP Elemzési Központ, Pedersen & Partners, Pioneer Alapkezelő, Pioneer Pekao Investment Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers Magyarország Kft., Provident Pénzügyi Zrt., Raiffeisenk Bank Zrt., Ridge Road Kft., Schenker Kft., Severinus Kft., Simonyi és Tóth Kft., SL Tanácsadó Kft., Spanish Ambassy, SpenglerFox, Tigáz Zrt., Tippin Corporation, UFS Group Holding Zrt., University College London, U.S. Embassy Budapest, UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt., XTB, Wrigley Hungary Kft. ...


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


•Where to go from here? With or without the IMF?
•Can Hungary avoid slipping into recession?
•Which way forward for the forint?
•What do foreign investors see in the Hungarian market?
•Shortage of credit in the public and private sectors? How long can it persist?
•Fiscal adjustment with implementation risks. Will the 2012 budget deficit goal be attained?


Program - Krisztina Kovács, Analyst, tel.: +36 1/428-9061, e-mail:

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

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