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HVCA-Portfolio Investment Conference 2019

Date: 5th June 2019   Location: New York Palace Budapest

  • How has the regional landscape of PE Funds changed, and what will the next five years bring?
  • Are succession stories still the main source for deals for PE/VC in the region, or is there a new generation of entrepreneurs who have taken over as a market for PE/VC investors?
  • What is the place for impact investment focused funds in CEE, and what exactly does impact investment mean?
  • Government and EU money in the European VC market
  • Enterprise Strategy - Capital Market Presence
  • Capitalization and commercialization of university-based innovations

Our speakers among others

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Richard Bijlard
Bijlard Technologies B.V.
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Dr. Birkner Zoltán
National Research Development and Innovation Office
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Dr. Tanja Emmerling
Berlin Office, High-Tech Gründerfonds
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Eszter Elemér
Chairman of the HVCA
Chairman of the Board of PBG-FMC
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Irene Fialka
Chief Executive Officer
INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH
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Gémesi Zsolt
Incubation at Startup Campus
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Silke Horáková
Co-Founder and Partner
Tilia Impact Ventures
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Hortobágyi T. Cirill
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Pannonhalmi Főapátság
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Katona Bence
Deputy CEO
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Edward L. Keller
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Kisgergely Kornél
Hiventures Venture Capital Fund Ltd.
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Ewa Konczal
Member of the Board, Valores
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Manager, EVPA
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Dr. Ronen Kreizman
Director of Business Development
Yeda R&D - Technology Transfer from The Weizmann Institute of Science
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Michael Laycock
Senior Investment Manager
British Business Bank
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Emilia Mamajova
Founding Partner
Espira Investment
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Robert Manz
Senior Advisor
Enterprise Investors
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Máté-Tóth István
Deputy CEO of Business Development
Budapest Stock Exchange
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Mikesy Álmos
Investment Director
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Molnár András
PortfoLion Ltd.
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Molnár Gábor
Partner, Head of Corporate, M&A, Co-Head of Capital Markets
DLA Piper Hungary
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Dr. Posztl András
Country Managing Partner
DLA Piper Hungary
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Szabadhegy Péter
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Szalai Tamás
Investment Director
CEE Equity Partners
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Tánczos Péter
Managing Partner
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Török József
Business Development Director
Széchenyi Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt.
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Brian Wardrop
Managing Partner
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Tim Wright
Partner, London, Head of Private Equity
DLA Piper

Why you should come?

Now in its 21th year, the annual international conference of the private equity and venture capital sector organized in Budapest traditionally brings together the representatives of some of the key private equity and venture capital investors, fund managers and consultancy firms in the CEE region. The participants at the conference can learn about the latest trends of the private equity and venture capital sector and assess the extent to which transactions in the region fit into the global and European trends. They can find answers to the question as to how attractive the CEE region is for venture capital and private equity investors and which deals offer the best business opportunities in the region. The conference also discusses how long state participation will be needed to boost  investor appetite and facilitate  the market launch of innovations, as well as the state involvement solutions that promise the most profit as shown by international experience. The morning and afternoon opening presentations by renowned speakers will be followed by panel discussions providing insights into the criteria applied by fund managers in the region and an opportunity for conference participants to confront different viewpoints and express their opinion.

Our Sponsors


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.,

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


HVCA-Portfolio Investment Conference 2018



Kata Tóth
  • Kata Tóth
  • Event Organiser
  • Phone: 06/1 646 43 83
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Organisation, general questions

Krisztina Kovács-Kopp
  • Krisztina Kovács-Kopp
  • Event Organizer
  • Phone: 3617707373
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