Hungary - Your Bridge to Bussiness

In 2016, Hungary entered a fourth year of dynamic growth, the number of employed people reached a 23-year high while the debt level decreased steadily with the budget level well below 3%. Join the Honorable László Szabó, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade; H.E. Réka Szemerkényi, Ambassador of Hungary; and Dorottya Mártonffy-Nagy, Economic and Trade Attaché; to learn how Hungary, whose economic outlook in 2010 starkly resembled Greece, bounced back to growth rates far surpassing the EU-average. Our guests will present the recent government policies and incentives that support a better business environment, and explain what this means for U.S. companies looking to conduct business with Hungary.


Honorable Laszló Szabó, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Hungary
Budapest, Hungary
Prior to entering government in 2014, the Deputy Minister experienced a distinguished career in the pharmaceutical/life sciences industry as CEO of Teva Hungary Ltd. and, before that, senior executive positions with Eli Lilly and Company in European, Asian and Pacific international assignments. Deputy Minister is a doctor of medicine and has served on the boards of numerous medical, pharmaceutical and innovation bodies.

Her Excellency Dr. Réka Szemerkényi, Ambassador of Hungary to the U.S.
Embassy of Hungary, Washington D.C.
Ambassador Dr. Szemerkenyi assumed her post in Washington in February 2015 as the first female Ambassador to represent Hungary to the United States. Previously, she acted as Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Hungary on security policy. The Ambassador also served as State Secretary for Foreign Policy and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and Senior Advisor to the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Hungary.

Dorottya Mártonffy-Nagy, Economic and Trade Attaché
Embassy of Hungary, Washington D.C.
The Economic and Trade Attaché has served in her position at the Embassy for just over two years. Prior to coming to Washington, she acted in a variety of positions in Budapest at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of National Economy, and the National Institute of Public Administration. With her experience and graduate degrees in International Relations and in Business Administration, the and Trade Attaché is uniquely qualified to represent Hungary in her present capacity.