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Tájékozódjon eseményeinkről 6 iparágban: Offline és Online konferenciák

Business and Finance Summit 2019 – CFO of the year

Date: 12th September 2019  

Location: Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel

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08:00-08:30 Registration

SECTION I: Hungarian businesses in a slowing global economy and in the shadow of Brexit

Moderator: Antal Kerekes, Partner, PwC Hungary

08:30 - 08:35

Welcome and keynote speech


08:35 - 09:05

Recession or renewed momentum? – The state of the global economy

Speaker: Dr. Ralph Solveen, Deputy Head of Economic Research, Commerzbank AG

09:05 - 09:30

The cornerstones of competitiveness and innovation at Hungarian businesses and in the national economy

Speaker: Dr. László György, State Secretariat for Economic Planning and Regulation, Ministry for Innovation and Technology

09:30 - 09:45

The future of finance and the transformation of the CFO role

Speaker: Péter Lajtai, Senior Manager, PwC Hungary

09:45 - 10:35

Executive roundtable: the financial and operational challenges of successful Hungarian companies

Conversation participants:

10:35 - 11:05

Coffee break

SECTION II: Financing in practice – From the National Bond Scheme to acquisitions

Moderator: Krisztina Bogdán, vezérigazgató-helyettes, Commerzbank Zrt.

11:05 - 11:25

The first practical steps and initial experiences of the Growth Bond Scheme

Speaker: Viktória Nagy, Director, Hungarian National Bank

11:25 - 11:45

Challenges of Midcap Rating

Speaker: Olaf Tölke, Head of Corporate Ratings, Scope Ratings

11:45 - 12:05

Rating methodology and procedure at midcap companies

Speaker: Francois Bourgeois, Managing Director, EulerHErmes Rating GmBH

12:05 - 12:25

Trust wealth management in Hungary

Speaker: DR György Antall, Board Member, Apelso Trust

12:25 - 13:45

Lunch break

Section III: Roundtable of CFOs and Award Ceremony

Moderator: Krisztina Bogdán, vezérigazgató-helyettes, Commerzbank Zrt.

13:45 - 14:45

CFO roundtable: M&A, financing, bank relations

Conversation participants:

14:45 - 15:20

CFO Award Ceremony

15:20 - 15:40

Coffee Break

SECTION IV/A: Credit managament in Hungary: towards optimal practice

Moderator: Tünde Bujdosó, kockázatkezelési igazgató, Euler Hermes Hitelbiztosító

15:40 - 16:00

Financing opportunities in the Hungarian fodder market, or risk management challenges at Cargill Takarmány Zrt.

Speaker: Tamás Beer, Regional Counterparty Risk Cluster Lead, Cargill Magyarország Zrt.

16:00 - 16:20

The effects of centralised international receivables management on a decentralised business

Speaker: Gábor Andrási, AR Manager, Howden Finance Centre

16:20 - 16:40

Smart Credit Management - Supporting sales growth and reducing risks with credit tools in the international trade

Speaker: Klára Boór, Managing Director, Klass Academy

16:40 - 17:00

Celanese Credit Management: where chemistry works

Speaker: Judit Bénard-Morva, Regional Credit Manager EMEA, Celanese

17:00 - 17:15

Continuous change is the foundation of stability - The impact of external economic processes and business cycles on risk management

Speaker: Dr. Hajnalka Csorbai, Head of Strategy, Opten Kft.

SECTION IV/B: Transition in the car industry, loss of momentum in Hungary?

Moderator: Gábor Várkonyi, Automotive Expert

15:40 - 16:00

Mobility trends and market expectations

Speaker: Mihály Nagy, Head of Focus Country, Continental Group Hungary

16:00 - 16:20

Golden era ends for traditional car manufacturers - New era kicks off with huge challenges

Speaker: Levente Szandányi, Chief Editor, Portfolio

16:20 - 17:15

The end of a decade-long success story, or will the Hungarian car industry maintain momentum?

Conversation participants:


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Organisation, general questions

Krisztina Kovács-Kopp
  • Krisztina Kovács-Kopp
  • Phone: +36 1 770 7373
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Renáta Szekeres
  • Renáta Szekeres
  • Event Organizer
  • Phone: +36 1 646 4367
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Sándor Takács
  • Sándor Takács
  • Commercial Director
  • Phone: 428-9094
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Judit Lippai
  • Judit Lippai
  • Key account sales partner
  • Phone: 06/30 311 87 02
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István Palkó
  • István Palkó
  • Senior Analyst
  • Phone: 06/1 428 90 65
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