Chamber of Commerce Corner, April 21, 2023

In Hungary

This regular section of the Budapest Business Journal features news and events from the various international business chambers. For further information and to register for events, visit the website of the organizing chamber. If you have information for inclusion on this page, send an email in English to Annamária Bálint at

The Netherlands-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, and the Swiss-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce

Dutcham, Swisscham, and the Swedish chamber will hold a joint Afterwork Networking event to promote informal networking among the members and partners. Come for a drink and an accompanying meal while making valuable business and friendship connections in the pleasant atmosphere of Paulaner Sörház. The participation fees apply to members of Dutcham, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, and Swisscham Hungary. The prices include a drink and an accompanying meal that can be selected based on a menu. Additional consumption is to be paid individually on-site.

• When: Thursday, May 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Where: Paulaner Sörház, Budapest, Alkotás u. 53, 1123 • Cost: Members, HUF 6,000 (incl. VAT); non-members, HUF 10,000 (incl. VAT)

Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (CCCH)

The CCCH’s upcoming business breakfast will feature a presentation by BuildEXT, one of its new members. The discussion will focus on the impact of digitalization on the construction industry and how it is transforming the ways in which we build properties.

BuildEXT’s CEO and founder, Csaba Livják, will show how digitalization is changing the organization, technological approach, and processes of the sector to create sustainable, high-quality, and more efficient real estate for the investor. The session will be informative and engaging, with practical, real-life examples that showcase both the negative and positive experiences of these transformations.

BuildEXT is a team of designers, engineers, and project managers who offer end-to-end solutions from conception to building operations. The company is committed to developing cost-effective, eco-friendly projects using the latest technology, including real-life BIM (building information modeling) projects in the CEE region.

The Canadian chamber is excited to offer this opportunity to its members and guests to learn more about the digitalization of the construction industry and its impact on the future of property development. It is a chance to network with fellow business leaders and gain insights into the latest trends and innovations in the industry. Prior registration is required at the CCCH website. Coffee and breakfast with business networking included.

• When: Wednesday, May 3, 8:30-10:30 a.m. • Where: BuildEXT Office Budapest, ZenGarden Irodaház, Horvát u. 14-24, Floor 5 • Cost: Members, HUF 11,900 (incl. VAT); non-member price: HUF 20,900 (incl. VAT)

French-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFH)

The French chamber will stage a cocktail and networking bowling party and CCI France International Sports Challenge Awards Ceremony. The price includes the cocktail and unlimited use of the bowling alleys.

• When: Thursday, April 27, 6-8 p.m. • Where: Bowling City Budapest - Novotel City, Alkotás u. 63-67, 1123 Budapest • Cost: Members, HUF 18,500 HUF (+ VAT); non-members, HUF 27,700 HUF (+ VAT).

British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (BCCH)

The BCCH Annual Meeting will be held on May 17. As this is an election year for the British chamber’s board and chairman positions, sending a representative is considered compulsory for BCCH member companies. The post-vote reception will be open to all and represents a prime networking opportunity with the vast majority of the chamber’s membership and diplomatic circles represented. If you work at a BCCH member company and wish to stand for a two-year term on the next board, you can submit your application via the chamber website.

• When: Wednesday, May 17, 4-8 p.m. • Where: Kozmo Hotel Suites & Spa, Horváth Mihály tér 17, 1082 Budapest • Cost: Attendance at the event for up to two representatives per company is free for chamber members, while entry for non-members to the reception costs HUF 15,000 (+ VAT).

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