V. AmCham-HIPA Business Meets Government Summit

ABOUT THE 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 four 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, Minister Szijjártó, Minister Varga and Minister Palkovics and had a number of meetings with our partners at the Ministry for National Economy, Ministry of Innovation and Trade, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry of Human Capacities. 

In 2019 we organize the fifth 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 will focus on exploring the current workforce challenges.

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

OBJECTIVES OF THE SUMMIT:

  • Provide opportunity for our members to shape our advocacy focus for 2020
  • Continue dialogue with the government at a ministerial level
  • Discuss topics to include in AmCham’s next Cooperation for a more competitive Hungary recommendation package in 2020

The official language of the Summit is English with translation to Hungarian.

AGENDA:


Host of the event: Dr. Farkas Bársony, CEO, Partner, Kondor Holding; President, AmCham Hungary

08:30-09:00: Arrival and Welcome Coffee

09:00-09:05: Opening Remarks by Dr. Farkas Bársony, CEO, Partner, Kondor Holding; President, AmCham Hungary

09:05-09:25 Welcome Remarks by Kevin A. Murray, Vice President, AmCham; CEO for Central Europe and Country Head for Hungary, Citi and Róbert Ésik, CEO, HIPA 

09:25-09:45: Keynote Speech by Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

09:45-10:50: Matchmaking in the Labor Market - Roundtable Discussion with Governmental Partners & Other Stakeholders

Our expert panel will discuss the constituents of a competitive workforce and examine whether Hungary meets these criterias. How do we measure up to the other OECD countries? What are the necessary steps to take to improve our labor pool?

Moderated by Ferenc Pongrácz, Chair, AmCham Investment Policy Task Force; General Manager – Innovation, Tungsram Group.

Panelists:

  • Sándor Baja, Managing Director, Randstad 
  • Magdolna Csath, National University of Public Service; Member of the National Competitiveness Council 
  • Zoltán Marczinkó, Deputy State Secretary for Labour Market and Corporate Relations of the Ministry of Finance
  • Zoltán Maruzsa, State Secretary for Public Education, Ministry for Human Capacities
  • Zoltán Szabó, Managing Director, BT Regional Operations Centre 

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

10:50-11:20: Coffee break

11:20-12:50: Workshops hosted by different stakeholders:

Business Dynamism and Capabilities with

  • Róbert Ésik, CEO, HIPA
  • Botond Besesek, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Finance
  • Zoltán Marczinkó, Deputy State Secretary for Labour Market and Corporate Relations of the Ministry of Finance

Moderated by Botond Rencz, CMP, EY.

The discussion will be held in English without translation.

Future-proofing Education with

  • Dr. Zoltán Gloviczki, President, Educational Authority (confirmed)
  • Gabriella Hajnal, President, Klebelsberg Institute (confirmed)
  • Tünde Kis, Deputy CEO, HIPA (confirmed)
  • László Kucsák, President, National Institute of Vocational and Adult Education (confirmed)


Moderated by Róbert Bencze, People and Organizations Director, PwC.

The discussion will be held in Hungarian without translation.

Innovation without Limit – with Limited Resources with

  • Dr. István Szabó, Vice President, National Research, Development and Innovation Office (confirmed)
  • Márton Szabó, Deputy CEO, HIPA


Moderated by Joerg Bauer, President & CEO, Tungsram.

The discussion will be held in English without translation.

Filling the Digital Skill Gaps with

  • Dr. László György, State Secretary for Economic Planning and Regulation, Ministry for Innovation and Technology (confirmed)
  • Dr. Gábor Csiszér, Head of Department, Deputy State Secretariat for Infocommunication, Ministry for Innovation and Technology (confirmed)
  • Tamás Jankó, Advisor, Centre for Digital Pedagogy and Methodology (confirmed)


Moderated by dr. Ildikó Taksz, Partner, KPMG.

The discussion will be held in English without translation.

12:50-14:30 Lunch and Networking

HOW TO REGISTER:

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.

Participation fee: AmCham members in good standing: HUF 20,000 /person excluding VAT (HUF 25,400 including VAT).

To guarantee your seat, please register by e-mail to anita.arvai@amcham.hu by Wednesday, October 9. Please indicate which of the closed-door discussions listed above you would like to participate inOn-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 October 9 receive a full refund. Late cancellations or “no-shows” will be charged.

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Event information

Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
Registration: 08:30 - 09:00
Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Budapest Marriott Hotel, 1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János utca 4.

The event is only open for members. AmCham members in good standing: HUF 25400 /person

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 20,000 /person excluding VAT (HUF 25,400 including VAT).

To guarantee your seat, please register by e-mail to anita.arvai@amcham.hu by Wednesday, October 9. Please indicate which of the closed-door discussions listed above you would like to participate in. 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 October 9 receive a full refund. Late cancellations or “no-shows” will be charged.

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Anita ÁRVAI

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