Business Days September 16-20, 2019; Day 0 – September 16, 2019

Business Days September 16-20, 2019; Day 0 – September 16, 2019

Parliamentary Affairs

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17–20 September 2019. 0th Day: 16 September Tapolca, Hotel Pelion

Extraordinary session:
Debate on the economy in the parliament Scheduled and unscheduled contributions, interpellations, debates and conciliation talks with the participation of every group from the FMCG market, in Hungarian and English language

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0th Day 216 September 2019, Monday, 13:00

Economic summit: sustainability, environmental protection, climate change Some of the most urgent issues that have in impact on every segment of the food industry, from agriculture through food producers to retailers, what is more, they are also present in the daily expectations and actions of consumers. We invite food companies, retailers, service providers and interest representing organisations to the presentations and roundtable discussions, to talk about the current situation and the opportunities of the future.

11.30–13.00 Arrivals, registration, welcome reception
13.00–13.10 Inaugural session
Members of Parliament (MPs) are welcomed by Zsuzsanna Hermann – Speaker of the House, managing director and editor-in-chief of Trade magazin
Chair of the afternoon session: Szilvia Krizsó – member of the jury at the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH)
13.10–14.40 Individual contributions
Presentations about the future trends in climate change, sustainability and waste management
13.10–13.40 dr. lstván Bart, climate expert, founding director of the Climate Strategy 2050 Institute
13.40–14.00 Miklós Nagy, secretary general of the Hungarian Association of Packaging and Material Handling (CSAOSZ)
14.00–14.20 Paolo Bray, president of WSO Group (World Sustainability Organisation)
14:20–14:40 Roman Postl, TOMRA, Sales Director Austria, Croatia and Eastern Europe
Our speakers will join the roundtable discussions in the afternoon.
14.40–15.00 Stand-up reception
15.00–17.00 Meeting of the Committee on Sustainable Development
Roundtable discussion with product manufacturers, retailers, service providers and representatives of trade associations about the current situation and future trends
Participants:
Ildikó Balázs, Auchan Retail Magyarország – head of corporate affairs; National Trade Association (OKSZ) – co-chair
Gergely Bálint, Nestlé – director of corporate sales
Izabella Bauer, BS Plastic – commercial director
László Békefi, Coca-Cola HBC – managing director
Zoltán Fekete, Branded Goods Association Hungary – secretary general
Nóra Hevesi, Tesco – head of communication
Ottó Németh, Henkel Beauty Care – general and marketing manager
Orsolya Nyilas, Coca-Cola HBCexternal communications manager
Attila Sófalvi, MARS – market director
Réka Szöllősi, Alliance of Responsible Food Producers (FÉSZ) – managing director and leader of the Hello Food programme
Csilla Zombory, SPAR – head of quality and environment

Special meeting for MPs in Sümeg Castle
18.00 Departure to Sümeg
18.30–21.00 Entertainment programmes and dinner
21.30–24.00 Arriving to hotel Pelion, live music by Vagabond Trio

1st Day 17 September 2019, Tuesday, 09:00

Agenda: petrol station shop, pharmacy, supermarket In the last few years the number of pharmacies offering more and more off-the-shelf FMCG products increased, just like that of  petrol station shops turning into convenience stores where fresh products can also be bought; at the same time there are also more supermarkets where in-store technology and digital solutions make shopping easier. We will be discussing the opportunities lying in transforming points of sale, and the challenges they pose in daily operations, starting from the macroeconomic environment and arriving at store-level information, with input from suppliers and retailers.

9.00–10.00 Unscheduled hearings Presentations by experts about the current market situation and future trends
MPs are welcomed by Zsuzsanna Hermann – Speaker of the House, managing director and editor-in-chief of Trade magazin
Chairs of the day’s programme: Dr. Gábor Csirszka and Dr. Béla Fischer – members of the Chain Bridge Club
9.00–10.00 dr Imre Porkoláb colonel, representative of NATO and The Pentagon
10.00–10.30 Stand-up reception
10.30–12.00 Individual contributions
10.30–11:00 dr Zsolt Feldman, Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture
11.00–11.20 Balázs Győrffy, NAK (National Agricultural Chamber), president
11.20–11:40 Tamás Éder, Federation of Rresponsible Food Manufacturers (FÉSZ) – president
11.40–12.00 Laszló Krisán, KAVOSZ – CEO and National Assocation of Enetpreneurs an Employers (VOSZ) – president of the trade department
12.30–12.30 Honours presentation
Presentation of the Commercial Awards of Excellence for Hungarian Products
Patron of the competition: dr István Nagy Minister of Agriculture
tHe awards are Presented By dr Zsolt Feldman, Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Eszter Benedek, managing director of Hungarian Product Nonprofit Kft. and Zsuzsanna Hermann editor-in-chief of Trade magazin
12.30–13.30 Lunch
13.30–15.10 Committee hearing – Proposals
Presentations by experts about the current market situation and future trends
13.30-13.50 Speeches by MPs
13.50–14.10 Ildikó Balázs, National Trade Association (OKSZ) – co-president
14.10–14.40 Erik Vágyi, Nielsen – sales director Presenting the results of the exclusive research for Business Days (omnibus and focus group) on convenience
stores, petrol station shops and pharmacies
14.40–15.10 Andrea Harcos, Kantar Hoffmann – head of qualitative. They will present the results of the survey on the demands, needs and expectations of various shopper types, which has been made exclusively for the Business Days
15.10–15.30 Stand-up reception
15.30–18.00 Meeting of the Committee on Welfare
Roundtable discussion with retailers and manufacturers about the current situation and future trends
Participants:
Tibor Balogh, OMV Hungária – managing director
Szabolcs Forgó, Patika Management – business development director
Zsolt Gyelán, CBA – vice president
Péter Gyúrós, Shell Hungary – business development director
Tamás Jenei, Hell Energy – commercial director
Richárd Kalmár, Auchan – regional sales director
János Mezei, CO-OP Hungary – member of the executive body
György Sóskuti, Bonafarm – corporate sales director
Zsolt Szalay, SPAR – managing director
László Szili, Reál – commercial director

18.00–20.00 Lobbying time
Special meeting for MPs in the restaurant

20.00–24.00 Dinner and Babos Duo, cocert by Károly Nyári Raffle

2nd Day 18 September 2019, Wednesday, 09.00

Agenda: wholesale, Hungarian-owned retail chains, franchise, national tobacco shops What is the biggest challenge in the world of wholesale and the most important customers of wholesalers – independent shops, Hungarian-owned retail chains, franchises and tobacco shops? Everyone needs to cope with the problem of the workforce shortage: in wholesale this causes logistics problems, while for small shops daily operations might suffer. The fact that salaries are increasing doesn’t help either. On this day we are analysing channels that are very important for suppliers, examining every aspect of the market.

9.00–10.00 Unscheduled hearings
Presentations by experts about the current market situation and future trends MPs are greeted by Zsuzsanna Hermann – Speaker of the House, managing director and editor-in-chief of Trade magazin
Chair of the day’s programme: László Szlágyi
9:00-9:30 dr. Gábor Karsai, GKI Economic Research Co. – COO
9:30-10:00 dr. Michalis Christou, RetailZoom – CEO for Europe
10.00–10.30 Stand-up reception
10.30–12.30 Meeting of the Committee on Budget
Roundtable discussion with product manufacturers and retailers about the current situation and future trends
Participants:
dr. Richárd Andrejszki, Chef Market – CEO
István Dobi, Dél-100 – managing director
Zoltán Házi, Budapest Wholesale Vegetable and Fruit Market – CEO
László Hovánszky, METSPA – managing director
Csaba Kanizsai Tóth, FÁN Group – commercial director
István N. Szabó, Z+D – managing director
Zoltán Noszlopy, CBA – procurement director, PartnerLog – managing director
Ferenc Szász, Mastercard – business development director
(further participants will be announced soon)
During the discussion special contribution will be delivered by: Dániel Herich, MarChe Logistics – managing director
12.30–13.30 Lunch
13.30–15.10 Committee hearing – Proposals
Presentations by experts about the currentmarket situation and future trends
13.30-14.00 Dr Mária Töröcsik, university professor, Trend Inspiráció – director
14.00–14.20 Katalin Neubauer, Hungarian National Trade Assocation (MNKSZ) – general secretary
14.20-14.50 Tünde Turcsán, Gfk – research director
14.50-15.10 Péter Mondovics, Mastercard –marketing director, presenting the results ofthe latest consumer satisfaction survey
15.10-15.30 Honours presentation
The Mastercard – Trader of the Year Awards are presentedby Péter Mondovics, marketing director of Mastercard.
The awards ceremony is hosted by Szilvia Krizsó.
15.30–16.00 Stand-up reception
16.00–18.00 Meeting of the Committeeon National Unity
Roundtable discussion with product manufacturers andretailers about the current situation and future trends
Participants:
Dr Michalis Cristou, RetailZoom – CEO Europe
Zsolt Gyelán, CBA – vice president
Gabriella Heiszler, SPAR – managing director
Péter Kurucz, Nielsen – retail director
Dr István Rédei, CO-OP Hungary – member of the board of directors
László Szili, Reál – commercial director
Zoltán Tóth, Trafik.hu – managing director
Gyula Vidács, Hungarian Franchise Association – president
Csaba Zádor, National Tobacco Shop

During the conversation special contribution will be delivered by:

Zoltán Tóth, owner of DigInStore and operator od TrafikTV
Klára Tihanyi, Hungexpo – exhibition director
Representing the most important party: The Customer
18.00–20.00 Lobbying time

Special meeting for MPs in the garden
20.00–01.00 BBQ Dinner and entertainmentprogrammes, Live music by György Korda and Klári Balázs, sponsored by Rossmann, DJ Nieder

 

3rd Day 19 September 2019, Thursday, 09:00

Agenda: hypermarket, discount supermarket, drugstore, e-commerce The ever-bigger product selection, innovations based on new trends and multichannel presence influence the ability of retail channels to acquire and keep customers. Today portfolio expansion by suppliers primarily means entering new segments and categories, staring to go in new directions. On this day we are analysing these expansions, innovation directions and the related consumer expectations.

9.00–10.20 Unscheduled hearings
Presentations by experts about the current market situation and future trends
MPs are greeted by Zsuzsanna Hermann – Speaker of the House, managing director and editor-in-chief of Trade magazin
Chair of the morning session: Zoltán Fekete, general secretary of Branded Goods Association Hungary and Bálint Zsinkó managing director of HD Group
9.00-9.40 György Jaksity, Concorde – president
9.40-10.20 dr. Ákos Kozák, Gfk – managing director
10.20–10.30 Honours presentations
Introducing Chain Bridge Foundation – a special report on the Foundation and introduction of its supported students by Zsuzsanna Hermann, president of the foundation’s board of trustees and Tamás Csongovai, member of the foundation’s board of trustees
10.30–11.00 Stand-up reception
11.00–13.00 Meeting of the Committee on Entrepreneurship Development
Roundtable discussion with product manufacturers about the current situation and future opportunities, focusing on innovation and new strategies
Participants:
Gabor Békefi, Dreher – CEO
László Békefi, Coca-Cola HBC – managing director
Ágnes Fábián, Henkel Magyarország – managing director, Branded Goods Association Hungary – president
Zoltan Gazsi, Eisberg – managing director
Csaba Kálmán, Dr Oetker – managing director
Péter Noszek, Nestlé Hungária – managing director
Gergely Pókos, PICK Szeged – president of the board
Péter Szautner, FrieslandCampina – CEO
Zoltán Venter, Essity – managing director
(further participants will be announced soon)
13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–15.30 Committee hearing – Proposals
Presentations by experts about the current market situation and future trends
14.00-14.30 Ágnes Szűcs-Villányi, Nielsen – managing director, presenting the results of the exclusive research carried out for Business Days on innovation, range expansion and e-commerce (focus group)
14.30-15.00 Sándor Nagy, Ecommerce Hungary – chairman, G-Roby – head of ecommercer
15.00-15.30 Emese Antal, nutritionist, sociologist, leader of TÉT Platform Association
15.30–16.00 Stand-up reception
16.00–18.00 Meeting of the Committee on European Affairs
Roundtable discussion with product manufacturers, retailers and service providers about the current situation and future opportunities
Participants:
Ferenc Czigány , Eurofamily – commercial director
János Dorogi, Auchan – commercial director
László Flórián, Rossmann – managing director
Gabriella Heiszler, SPAR – managing director
Mariann Józsa, dm – managing director
James McQuillan, CEO  of kifli.hu
Bernadett Strasser-Kátai, Real Nature – owner and managing director
Anita Szabó, Reckitt-Benckiser – commercial director
Tünde Turcsán, Gfk – customer relations director
Other particpants to be announced soon

18.00–20.30 Lobbying time

Special meeting for MPs in the banquet hall
20.30–04.00 Reception: gala dinner, honours presentation and entertainment programme, Vegas Show Band feat. “Queen magic” by Zoller Zsolt

Special meeting for MPs in the banquet hall
20.30–04.00 Reception: gala dinner, honours presentation and entertainment programme

4th Day 20 September 2019, Friday, 10:00

Final sitting of the parliamentary cycle: corporate culture, heritage, generation change, new generations
Change doesn’t only mean a new direction in sustainable operations, launching new innovations time after time, and new consumption and buying trends, but also the appearance of the new generation in the business sphere. A different kind of thinking, a new focus and new opportunities. What is the value of traditions and the power of the new for the next generations? On this day we are discussing these topics.

9.00–10.00 Moving out of Parliament
10.00–12.00 Unscheduled hearings
Presentations by experts about the current situation and future trends MPs are greeted by Zsuzsanna Hermann – Speaker of the House, managing director and
editor-in-chief of Trade magazin
Chair of the morning session:Szilvia Krizsó, member of Chain Bridge Club
10.00–10.20 Gergő Soltész, takarék Jelzálogbnk – member of the board of directors and Ostoros Family Winery – owner
10.20–10.40 Baja Sándor, Randstad Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, managing director
10.40–11.00 Judit Szalókyné Tóth Boyden – partner
11.00-11.20 Anita Mekler, Pricewaterhouse Coopers – partner and Róbert Bencze, Pricewaterhouse Coopers – people and organisations Consulting director. The speakers will also join the roundtable discussion after the award ceremony.
11.20-11.40 Award ceremony:
Best of FMCG Employers Excellence Award 2019. The Best of FMCG Employers
Excellence Award 2019 Students’ Choice was established by PwC Hungary and Trade magazin in 2017, and it is presented by PwC director Róbert Bencze and Trade magazin managing director and editor-in-chief Zsuzsanna Hermann.
11.40–12.00 standing reception
12.00–13.30 Meeting of the Committee on Culture
Roundtable discussion with experts
Participant include:
Losó József és Losó Andrienn, the owners of Mirelite Mirsa
Olga Pavlova and Péter Koósa , the owners of Detki Keksz
Zoltán Soós and Brigitta Soós, the owwners of Soós Tészta

13.30–14.30 Lunch

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