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Chamber of Commerce Corner

In Hungary

We are delighted to introduce a regular section that will feature news and events (and particularly social events) from the various international chambers of business. If you have information for this page you would like us to share with our readership, send an email in English to our editorial assistant, Annamária Bálint, at annamaria.balint@bbj.hu

Canadian Chamber Holiday Tradition

As an annual tradition, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hungary held its Christmas reception at the Embassy of Canada in December. Celebrating the upcoming holidays while toasting successes through the year together hasbecome a memorable event.

As tradition holds, Canada’s Ambassador to Hungary, Caroline Charette, greeted members with an inspiring speech. CCCH expressed “huge thanks” for the support of its sponsors throughout the year, as well as to members and guests for their participation. “We are looking forward to our events together in 2023,” the chamber said.

Swisscham Christmas Reception

“We spent a great evening at Bárkert Bistro in the company of our members and partners at our Christmas reception,” says the Swiss-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce (Swisscham Hungary).

“Punch and hot chocolate awaited the guests, who soon started lively conversations with a few delicious bites. After greetings from Swiss Ambassador Jean-François Paroz, Dr. István Béres, president of our chamber, and Júlia Lipovecz, its director, in addition to networking, the raffle got a lot of attention. We received a lot of offers from our members and partners, and we thank them for their contributions. Through the Sharity application, our participants donated to The World is Better With you Foundation – Let’s raise children to be happy,” Swisscham adds.

If you are interested in finding out about the chamber’s upcoming events, you can do so via its email newsletter and website or by following it on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn). To subscribe to the newsletter, please contact rendezveny@swisscham.hu.

German Chamber Advent Networking

The latest networking event of theGerman-Hungarian Chamber ofIndustry and Commerce (DUIHK) was held in December at the Kozmo Hotel Suites & Spa. DUIHK CEO Barbara Zollmann delivered a review of 2022 and outlined the chamber’s plans for its30th anniversary in 2023.

As always, new and long-time member companies were given achance to present themselves at the event, while the Yellowblue Force Foundation highlighted asuccessful fundraising campaign itran in cooperation with DUIHK and CMS for a hospital in Kyiv.

Forthcoming Event: Economic Outlook for Hungary 2023

The Netherlands-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce (Dutcham), in association with the French-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and its partners, Swisscham, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, and Belgabiz, will be hosting an upcoming business lunch with Minister for Economic Development Márton Nagy.

The event will be held at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest (1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 7-8) on January 24, from noon until 2 p.m. (registration is from 11:30 a.m.)

The event will be held in English without translation. Tickets will cost HUF 25,000 + VAT for members of participating chambers and HUF 37,000 Ft + VAT for non-members. The fee does not cover parking.

Cancellations can be accepted until Monday, January 16. Late cancellations or no-shows will be invoiced. For more information, contact the French chamber at info@ccifrance-hongrie.org

This article was first published in the Budapest Business Journal print issue of January 13, 2023.

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