Business Forum with János Csák, Minister of Culture and Innovation

Business Forum with Minister János Csák

On September 15, AmCham will host János Csák, Minister of Culture and Innovation.

Our event with the Minister will mainly focus on 3 major question areas: 

  • The Ministry's portfolio: what are the focus areas and major goals for the next four years?
  • Reorganization of Hungarian universities into foundations: According to the Ministry's assessment, what are the main outcomes of the university reorganization? Has the model change fulfilled expectations and where is there room for further improvement?
  • Workforce: What is the Government's strategy for the long-term sustainability of the labor pool (women's participation, number of future teachers,   STEM- professions, etc.)

After the Minister's speech, you will get the chance to ask your questions!

Date: September 15, 2022 (Thursday)

  • 09:15-10:00: Arrival and breakfast
  • 10:00-11:00: Welcome notes, speech, Q&A

Location: Budapest Marriott Hotel

The event will be held in English with no translation.

János Csák, Minister of Culture and Innovation
János Csák (born 1962, Budapest) holds an MSc in Finance and Sociology from the (now) Corvinus University of Budapest (1987), and completed the Challenge of Leadership Program, INSEAD (France, 2000) and the Executive Programme at the University of Michigan Business School (USA, 1996).
He was a visiting fellow in political economy and energy security at The Heritage Foundation in Washington DC in 2009 - 2010 and at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids.
During his career he has served as CEO and board member of several companies in Europe, North America and Australia. He worked as finance director at Matáv (1993-2000), president of the MOL Group (1999-2000), president of T-Mobile Hungary (1997-2001), board member at Creditanstalt Investment Bank, Budapest Bank (GE Money Bank), Falcon Oil and Gas Ltd., Wildhorse Energy Ltd., and independent member of the board of directors at Gedeon Richter Plc. (2014-2019).
In 2011-2014 he served as Hungary’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
In 2016-2019 he was part-owner and Chairman of Design Terminal, a non-profit international innovation agency focusing on entrepreneurial development, and of Brain Bar, a major European festival on the future.
In 2003 he founded the Széll Kálmán Foundation, an association of Hungarian business leaders.
Honorary professor at Corvinus University, and a keen literary translator.
He was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary and the Knight Grand Cross of Merit of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George; Honorary Citizen of the 20th district of Budapest.
Married with four children and six grandchildren.
Budapest Marriott Hotel
1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János u. 4.
Registration Deadline
Member Participation Fee
20.000 HUF + VAT
Non-Member Participation Fee
25.000 HUF + VAT