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HVCA-Portfolio Investment Conference 2018

Date: 12th June 2018   Location: Hotel Hilton Budapest (Budai Vár)

  • Financial innovation – opportunities and challenges in the fintech sector
  • Exit of strategic investors – what opportunities does the exit of strategic investors offer to financial investors?
  • Life after multinationals – a firsthand account of the Tungsram story
  • Investments beyond profit: socially responsible investments
  • The Netrisk story from investor perspective
  • Central Europe Fund of Funds - Opportunities

Our speakers among others

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Vic Arulchandran
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Joerg Bauer
President & CEO
Tungsram Group
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Bernáth Tamás
Hungarian Development Bank
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Bial Norbert
Investment Manager
Euroventures Zrt.
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Bíró Tamás
Founder and Marketing Director
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Bodnár Zsigmond
TechTeamer & FaceKom
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Hubert Cottogni
Director, Head of Mandate Management
European Investment Fund (EIF)
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Csűrös Balázs
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Eszter Elemér
Chairman of the HVCA
Chairman of the Board of PBG-FMC
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Cyril Gouiffes
Impact Investment Manager
European Investment Fund
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Nikolaus Hutter
Co-Founder and Advisor
WWF Impact Venture
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Karvalits Ferenc
Deputy CEO
Wallis Asset Management Ltd.
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Michal Košina
Mandate Officer, Mandate Management – Equity
European Investment Fund (EIF)
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Krausz Zoltán
Investment Director
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Lengyel Zoltán
Allen & Overy
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Paul Mackintosh
Senior Consultant at Capital Communications
former Managing Editor of the Asian Venture Capital Journal, and Associate Editor of Asia Asset Management
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Christian Majgaard
Former Head of Global Brand & Business Development
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Robert Manz
Senior Advisor
Enterprise Investors
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Molnár András
PortfoLion Ventures
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Seres Béla
Deloitte EMEA Corporate Finance Advisory Leader
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Szalai Tamás
Investment Director
CEE Equity Partners
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Szügyi Gergely
Investment Director
Central Fund
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Tüske Tamás
Vice-President and Country Director Hungary
Enterprise Investors
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Melinda Weber
Co-founder of Ananda Ventures, Member of THBE
Ananda Ventures
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Zsembery Levente
X-Ventures Ltd.

Why you should come?

Now in its 20th year, the HVCA Annual Investment Conference brings together some of the key investors and business figures from the world of private equity, venture capital and direct investing in CEE. Headline speaker this year will be Christian Majgaard, the pioneering brand and business culture visionary credited with transforming LEGO from a low tech plastic toy manufacturer to a 21st- century brand as Creative Genius and Head of Global Brand & Business Development at LEGO. Joerg Bauer, former head of GE Hungary and owner of Tungsram Group will present the Tungsram story: revitalization of the innovative Tungsram heritage and their pursuit for future-safe technologies. Other speakers analyse the business opportunity provided to private equity investors by strategic exits. Participants also discuss the potential and challenges of the fintech sector - from both entrepreneurs’ and investors’ points of view. Highly regarded financial and impact investors try to find the balance between IRR and social impact.



Allen & Overy, Aon M&A and Transaction Solutions, BAMOSZ, Barion, Bne IntelliNews, Budapest Stock Exchange, CEE Equity Partners, Centrál Fund, DBH Group, Deloitte, DLA Piper Horváth & Partners Law Firm, DNTNS Advisory Zrt., Enterprise Investors, Ernst & Young Tanácsadó Kft., Erős Ügyvédi Iroda / Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, European Investment Fund (EIF), Euroventures Zrt., Faludi Wolf Theiss Ügyvédi Iroda, Forgó, Damjanovic és Társai Ügyvédi Iroda, Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda, Hiventures Zrt., IEurope Kft., Jalsovszky Ügyvédi Iroda, KPMG Tanácsadó Kft., LagunTravel Kft., LEGO, Magyar Kockázati és Magántőke Egyesület, MCI Capital / Private Equity Managers, MFB Invest Zrt., MFB Zrt., NESsT Magyarország, Nivaura, PBG-FMC, PortfoLion Zrt., Raiffeisen Bank Zrt., Réczicza Dentons Europe LLP, Reditus Equity Zrt., Schoenherr Hetényi Attorneys at Law, Susterra Capital Zrt., Tungsram Group, UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt., X-Ventures Ltd., Vistra Corporate Services Kft., Wallis, WWF Impact Venture, X-Ventures Alpha Zrt.,

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Who we recommend

Our event can provide useful knowledge to those working in the following areas:
  • Managers of financial instituions,
  • Participants of the credit intermediation market,
  • Representatives of regulatory authorities,
  • Advisors,
  • Lawyers,
  • Investors,
  • Investment funds,
  • Professionals of state and supervisory organizations,
  • Entrepreneurs and companies


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  • Analyst
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