BKIK to host conference for SMEs



The Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BKIK) is hosting the British - Hungarian Business Forum, with a special focus on the Unlimited Possibilities of the British Market for Hungarian SMEs, on October 8, starting at 9:30 a.m., at its headquarters on Krisztina körút 99 in Budapest, an announcement from the BKIK published today reveals.

The conference is aimed at giving Hungarian small- and medium-sized enterprises the big picture of the well functioning, strong and demanding market of the U.K., a market with virtually no barriers and unlimited possibilities.

Presenters will provide detailed information and share their experiences on taxation, legal rulings,  regulations that help create a business friendly environment and their various interactions with Britons in the business world. They will give up-to-date information on the British and Hungarian financial infrastructures to promote  bilateral economic and commercial relations.

The conference is being organized for the second time, after its launch last year.


Registration: 9.00−9.30 a.m.

9.30−9.40 a.m. Opening: Zoltán Kiss, Vice-president, BKIK

9.40−10.10 a.m. Regulations and measures by the Hungarian government to promote British-Hungarian economic and commercial relations, to help SMEs  get into foreign markets

Presenter: Csaba Piszter, Deputy Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

10.10−10.30 a.m. Possibilities of Hungarian SMEs that are  business partners of British enterprises present in Hungary.

Services of the British Commercial Centre for Hungarian small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Presenter: Vazul Tóth, President of the  British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary

10.30−10.50 a.m. What type of governmental help a local SME is entitled to in the U.K.? What type of governmental support a Hungarian SME can make use of in the U.K.?

Presenter: Karolina Szymanek, investment adviser, UKTI – Inward Investment

10.50−11.20 a.m. Establishing, taxation, administrative obligations in the U.K.

Presenter: Éva Szabó tax representative of EVLA Ltd.

11.20−11.40 a.m. consultation and coffee break

11.40 a.m.−12.00 p.m. Services of the Hungarian National Trading House (HNTH) to promote SME export activity

Presenter: Zsanett Ducsai-Oláh, Chief Executive Officer , Hungarian National Trading House

12.00−12.20 p.m. U.K. Market Access Program- a practical guide to the British market

Presenter: Martin Williams, managing director of EBS, European Business Solutions (EBS), U.K.

12.20−12.40 p.m. Establishment and conquest on the land of no limit

Establishment, business life in the U.K., local specialties, how to choose the right place, pre-conditions and possibilities of starting a business

Presenter: Gyula Laczko, MD of Netnor Consulting Ltd.

12.40−13.00 p.m. What can BKIK  do to help you be successful in the U.K.?

Presenter: Peter Keszthelyi, President of the British-Hungarian Dept. of BKIK

13.00−13.20 p.m. Advantages of speaking business English in the U.K.

Presenter: Tímea Piroska, adult education expert, Antener Kft.

13.20−13.40 p.m. Opening a bank account in the U.K. (even from Hungary)

Presenter: (requested) K&H Bank (the Hungarian affiliate of the KBC bank)

13.40−14.20 p.m. consultation and lunch break

14.20−16.00 p.m. Q&A

Useful advice on how to be successful in the U.K.

Participants of the forum:

Eva Szabó Éva, EVLA Ltd.; Karolina Szymanek, UKTI; Gyula Laczkó Gyula, Netnor Consulting Kft.; Martin Williams, EBS; Viktor Ferenczi Figaro London; Managing directors of Hungarian SMEs with experiences on the British market (possibly 1 or 2 persons).

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