Building the Economy of the Future: Central Europe in a Post-Brexit World

What does it take to build a resilient economy in the 21st century—one that is powered by innovation, productivity and a new interpretation of global trade? On June 13, Bloomberg Government, the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency and the Hungarian Consulate will bring together top investors, government and business leaders and innovative entrepreneurs to examine the challenges and opportunities as countries in Central and Eastern Europe respond to Brexit and other geopolitical and economic realities while transforming their economy from one reliant on low-cost manufacturing to one increasingly powered by technology and high-value products and services.

June 13, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bloomberg LP 120 Park Ave New York City, NY 10017, US Map
Speakers
Topics

Globalization 2.0: Navigating the New Geopolitical and Economic Realities

As the world appears to hit the reset button on globalization, we’ll sit down with Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade to discuss how the geopolitical and economic realities impacting its top trading partners—the United States and Europe—could affect Hungary and the region as a whole.

How is Hungary preparing for a shift in globalization that increasingly favors local investments and jobs? Have the standards of measuring competitiveness changed, and how does Central Eastern Europe stack up?

 

Positioning for a Post-Brexit World: How Central and Eastern Europe Stands to Gain

As Britain starts its two-year process of exiting the European Union, we’ll examine the impact of restrictions to the flow of skilled EU workers to Britain post-Brexit, and whether talent will head east. How are capitals in Central and Eastern Europe leveraging potential opportunities and preparing for new economic realities?

Do businesses and investors view Central Europe as a region in the midst of transformation from low-cost manufacturing to high-value services? How attractive is the region post-Brexit?

 

When Technology and Talent Intersect: Becoming Central Europe’s Start-Up Capital

Where will Europe’s next startup hub be?  Beyond Germany and the UK, we’ll examine the startup ecosystem that’s beginning to take root in Central and Eastern Europe. What are the challenges of transforming a startup into an established company—including funding sources and building economies of scale? Are tech companies in the region benefiting from a two-way street to Silicon Valley?

Agenda
4:00 PM Registration
4:30 PM

Welcome Remarks

Eric Wagner, Vice President, Bloomberg BNA

Opening Remarks

Robert Esik, President, Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

4:35 PM

Globalization 2.0: Navigating the New Geopolitical and Economic Realities

 

Speakers:

Levente Magyar, State Secretary for Economic Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary

Moderator :
 Kathleen Hays, Global Economics Editor, Bloomberg TV and Radio

5:00 PM

Positioning for a Post-Brexit World: How Central and Eastern Europe Stands to Gain

 

Speakers:

Karan Bhatia, Vice President and Sr. Counsel, International Law & Policy, General Electric

Levente Jánoskuti, Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company Hungary

Kevin Murray, Managing Director & CEO, Central Europe, Citibank

Moderator:
Elena Popina, Reporter, Emerging Markets, Bloomberg News

5:40 PM

When Technology and Talent Intersect: Becoming Central Europe’s Start-Up Capital

Speakers:

Gyula Feher, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Ustream, IBM

Miklos Santa, Partner & Principal, Ernst & Young

David Wiernik, Co-Founder & President, NNG Kft.

Moderator:

Anurag Rana, Senior Analyst, Technology Services and Software, Bloomberg Intelligence

6:20PM

Sponsor Spotlight: Chain Bridge Budapest Award Presentation

Ferenc Kumin, Consul General, Consulate General of Hungary in New York

6:25PM Closing Remarks
6:30PM Networking Reception
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