IX. AmCham-HIPA Business Meets Government Summit


AmCham Hungary and the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) organize the Business Meets Government Summit, the flagship event of our organizations, for the ninth consecutive year. The Business Meets Government Summit has become a key platform for connecting investors with policy-makers and is a leading advocacy forum in Hungary. It aggregates the expertise of 150+ leaders from top investors, government leaders, think-tanks and academia. We come together annually in the Fall since 2015 with the agenda to make Hungary more sustainable and competitive.

In 2023, we will focus on how business leaders adapt to economic and geopolitical challenges, how they can deliver constantly increasing business targets while facing recession, issues on the labor market and uncertainty.


08:15-09:00: Arrival & Registration
09:00-09:10: OPENING REMARKS by Zoltán Szabó, President, AmCham and István Joó, CEO, HIPA
09:10-09:30: KEYNOTE I. – Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (confirmed)
09:30-09:50: KEYNOTE II.  – Global Economic Outlook: Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Director, Bruegel (confirmed)
09:50-10:40: PANEL DISCUSSION – European Business Outlook – Regional Speakers
10:40-10:50: Introduction of the Breakout Topics 
10:50-11:30: BREAK

  • Business Environment 
  • Healthcare 
  • The Impact of AI on Employment and the Labor Market
  • Energy Security, Sustainability

13:00-14:30: LUNCH & NETWORKING

The agenda is subject to change. AmCham reserves the right to make changes without notice.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Born on 30 October 1978 in Komárom.

In 1997, he graduated from the Czuczor Gergely Benedictine Gymnasium in Győr, after which in 2002 he received a degree in Foreign Affairs from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration.

He has been a Member of Parliament for Fidesz since 2002, and in 2018 began his fifth term in Parliament.

From 2006 to 2010 he was Fidesz Communications Director, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson from 2010 to 2012, and was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations at the Prime Minister’s Office from 2012 to 2014. In June 2014 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and since 23 September 2014 has served as Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Director, Bruegel
Jeromin Zettelmeyer has been Director of Bruegel since September 2022. Born in Madrid in 1964, Jeromin was previously a Deputy Director of the Strategy and Policy Review Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Prior to that, he was Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow (2019) and Senior Fellow (2016-19) at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Director-General for Economic Policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (2014-16); Director of Research and Deputy Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2008-2014), and an IMF staff member, where he worked in the Research, Western Hemisphere, and European II Departments (1994-2008).

Jeromin holds a Ph.D. in economics from MIT (1995) and an economics degree from the University of Bonn (1990). He is a Research Fellow in the International Macroeconomics Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a member of the CEPR’s Research and Policy Network on European economic architecture, which he helped found. He is also a member of CESIfo. He has published widely on topics including financial crises, sovereign debt, economic growth, transition to market, and Europe’s monetary union. His recent research interests include EMU economic architecture, sovereign debt, debt and climate, and the return of economic nationalism in advanced and emerging market countries.
Budapest Marriott Hotel
1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János u. 4.
Registration Deadline
Member Participation Fee
59.990 HUF + VAT
Non-Member Participation Fee
79.990 HUF + VAT