Speeding up CEE – Growth engines of the region

On the heels of the European elections and just ahead of Hungary’s EU Council Presidency is time to discuss how digital economy can grow in Hungary and EU-level as well. Join us for the invitation-only Speeding Up CEE conference, an event designed to equip business leaders and government executives with the insights and strategies needed to thrive in this dynamic market!

What you can expect: 

  • You’ll learn from IVSZ’s brand new study how the spread of cloud technologies contribute to the economic growth and competitiveness of Hungary, how they enable AI solutions, and why it is benefitial for both the government and the companies to walk the road to cloud transformation. 
  • You’ll get an overview on the current state and growth potential of the ICT sector in the region from CEE Digital Coalition, a significant digital economy trade association in the region 
  • The Digital Trade Association is going to give you insight through national and international best practices how e-commerce can become the growth engine of the region 
  • You can build valuable connections with other industry leaders and government representatives, while discovering the power of technology and the potentials in developing digital economy 

 This invitation-only event is free to attend, but registration is required due to limited seating.  

Date: 18 June 2024, 9:30-14:00
Venue: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest (1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 7-8.)

Detailed agenda:

9.30 – 10.00 – Registration
10.00-10.05 – Welcome
  • Balázs Vinnai, Chairman, IVSZ
10.05-10.20 – The Path Towards a More Competitive Hungary 
  • Gergely Fábián, Secretary of State, Ministry of National Development
10.20-10.35 – The ICT sector in CEE – findings of CEE Digital Coalition’s report and digital priorities for the new EU institutions   
  • Csilla Stéger, Senior Manager, PwC
  • Michał Kanownik, Co-Founder, CEE Digital Coalition
10.35-11.05 – Powering Up CEE: Unveiling the Region’s Digital Growth Engines   
  • Michał Kanownik, CEE Digital Coalition
  • Bence Horváth, B2B Coordination CoE Lead, Magyar Telekom 
  • Csaba Kelemen, Head of Department, Ministry of National Development
  • Sebastian Kęciek, Ambassador of Poland to Hungary
  • Raluca Manea, Public Affairs Manager, ANIS Romania 
11.05-11.20 – Coffee break  
11.20-11.35 – Building the Future with Cloud and AI – Results of IVSZ’s Cloud Economic Impact Study 
  • Miklós Zaránd, Partner, Deloitte   
11.35-12.05 – Data, Cloud, AI: The Digital Trinity Driving Economic Growth 
  • Éva Derzsényi, Head of Public Policy and International Relations, IVSZ
  • Péter Szabó, Managing Director, Microsoft Hungary 
  • Zoltán Kaszás, Group Level Digital Executive Director, OTP Bank
  • Csongor Ádám, IdomSoft, Chief Product Officer
  • Denys Petrov, CEE Enterprise Manager, Google Cloud
  • Miklós Zaránd, Partner, Deloitte
12.05-13.00 – E-commerce & Beyond: Unlocking the Full Potential of Digital Trade in CEE 
  • Pál Bíró, Country Manager, Google Hungary 
  • László Szabó, Managing Partner, Growww Digital 
  • András Fischer, Head of Innovation, OTP Bank
  • Bálint Lévai, BioTechUSA, CEO
  • Kinga Daradics, Managing Director, eMAG
13.00-14.00 – Lunch, networking