Businesses looking to break into Eastern Europe are invited to a breakfast briefing to discover the opportunities on offer in Hungary and Romania. The event aims to give businesses a full understanding of the economies and business opportunities in both eastern European countries, prior to a market visit 7-11 April 2014. It will include up-to-date information from expert speakers about developing trading partnerships with firms in both countries as well as outlining the challenges, routes to market and helpful contacts.
Focus on Hungary Hungary has attracted more foreign direct investment (FDI) per capita than any other country in the region and received over 22bn euros of EU funding between 2007 and 2013 and English is widely accepted as a business language. The value of England’s exports to Hungary was £315m in the second quarter of 2013, of which nearly £17m was from the East Midlands.
Focus on Romania Romania is an EU market with more than 20 million consumers, offering strategic location, a skilled workforce, an emerging economy and major EU funding for the next decade.The value of England’s exports to Romania was £189m, of which nearly £11m was from the East Midlands.
Where? – East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel, University Park, The University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2RJ
George Cowcher, CEO, DNCC – Chair and host of the seminar
Katalin Haas, Economic, Investment and Trade Commissioner at the Embassy of Hungary Dr George Nagy, Chairman, Hungarian-British Chamber of Commerce
Cecilia Deaconescu, Economic Counsellor at the Embassy of Romania
Raymond Breden, Executive Chairman and Richard Reese, CEO, Romanian-British Chamber of Commerce
Kerry Bailey, Partnership Development Manager, UK Trade & Investment East Midlands
The agenda also includes a business case study, a Q+A session with the panel of experts and networking.
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