FULLY BOOKED: III. Business Meets Government Summit


In 2015 AmCham - together with HIPA and the most prominent business leaders - launched the Business Meets Government Summit to make Hungary an even better place to invest and to reinvest.

The first two Summits sparked a meaningful dialogue with the government that AmCham and HIPA kept in motion throughout the years. We had the opportunity to meet Prime Minister Orbán and Minister Szijjártó, and had a number of technical meetings with our partners at the Ministry for National Economy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry of Human Capacities and the Ministry for National Development. 

In 2017 we organize the third Summit to carry the momentum outlined by our “Cooperation for a more competitive Hungary” strategic working plan, incorporating our commitments and recommendations based on the discussions of the previous Summits and to further explore key challenges and priorities for improvement and to help develop a coherent national strategy to make Hungary more competitive. The enhancement of competitiveness, we believe, will not only result in an increased level of attracted FDI into the region and to Hungary, but will also make smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Hungary possible.

The event is co-organized with our strategic partner, the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA).


  • Provide opportunity for our members to shape our advocacy focus for 2018
  • Gain commitment from the participating investors to contribute to the implementation of the recommendations
  • Continue dialogue with the government at a ministerial level
  • Discuss AmCham’s Cooperation for a more competitive Hungary recommendations at the state secretary level

The official language of the Summit will be English.


Host of the event: Irisz Lippai-Nagy, CEO of AmCham Hungary

08:30-09:00 Arrival and welcome coffee

09:00-09:15 Welcome remarks AmCham President Dr. Farkas Bársony & HIPA President Róbert Ésik 

09:15-09:45 Opening remarks by Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

09:45-10:45 Hungary, from an investor’s perspective - Plenary panel discussion with invited State Secretaries and Government partners (60’) – Please note that the panel will be held in Hungarian, with translation to English.

Moderator: Ferenc Pongrácz, Lead of AmCham Investment Policy Task Force 


  • Dr. József Pálinkás, President, National Research, Development and Innovation Office 
  • István Lepsényi, State Secretary for Economic Regulation and Development, Ministry for National Economy 
  • Dr. Zoltán Viktor Maruzsa, Deputy State Secretary for Education, Ministry of Human Capacities 
  • Gáborné Pölöskei, Deputy State Secretary for Vocational Training and Adult Education, Ministry for National Economy 
  • Dr. Tamás Deutsch, Prime Ministerial Commissioner for the Digital Success Programme 
  • Róbert Ésik, President, HIPA 

Please note that the panel will be held in Hungarian, with translation to English.

10:45-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:15: Closed-door discussions between government decision-makers and corporate CEOs in the following topics: 

  • Business Environment 
  • Competitive Workforce
  • Competitive Education
  • Innovation and R&D
  • Digitalization

12:15-12:30: Summary of break-out discussions 

12:30-12:35 Closing remarks by Péter Gerendási, Board representative of the Investment Policy Task Force

12:35-14:00: Lunch and Networking


Please note the event is fully booked, registration is now closed

We would like to call your attention that the primary target audience of the summit is C-level executives and we can accept two registrations per company.  The event is only open for members and for invitees of HIPA. AmCham members in good standing: HUF 19,050 /person including VAT.

To guarantee your seat, please register by e-mail to peter.kovacs@amcham.hu by Friday, September 22. On-line registration for this event is not possible. Capacity is limited, registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Written cancellations made by September 22 receive a full refund. Late cancellations or “no-shows” will be charged.

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Event information

Thursday, 28 September, 2017
Registration: 08:30 - 09:00
Time: 09:00 - 14:00

InterContinental Budapest
1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János u. 12.

The event is only open for members. AmCham members in good standing: HUF 19050 /person

Registration is now closed

Participation fee includes VAT.

The event is open for AmCham members and invitees of HIPA. We would like to call your attention that the primary target audience of the summit is C-level executives. Capacity is limited and we can accept max. two registrations per company. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Written cancellations made by September 22 receive a full refund. Late cancellations or “no-shows” will be charged.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT. For more information on registration please see event page below.


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