Business and Sustainability – Discovering Possibilities in Charming Eger

Chargé d’Affaires Marc Dillard spent a day in Eger to celebrate the growth of a U.S. business in the area and to meet with local leaders and educators.  Although he has enjoyed the beauty of the city before, this was his first official visit as the U.S. head of mission.

CDA Dillard started the day joining business and government leaders at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Emerson Automation FCP Kft., a Hungarian subsidiary of U.S. company Emerson Electric.  The event celebrated the opening of a new plant that expands the company’s manufacturing footprint by 10,500 square meters and doubles production capacity.  The company provides = automation solutions for several of industries.  The project was an outstanding collaboration that will benefit industry and employment prospects in Eger and growth for the American parent company.

While most think of its famous castle and delicious red wine, Eger is home to so much more!  CDA Dillard spoke to Mayor Ádám Mirkóczki at City Hall, where the Mayor provided an overview of what’s new in this beautiful city.  The leaders discussed the local economy and other developments that Mayor Mirkóczki is overseeing since he took office in 2019.

Climate change and a quality higher education are two issues that matter deeply to students worldwide, and Chargé Dillard heard about the Eszterházy Károly Catholic University’s successes in both these areas during his visit with Rector Ilona Pajtók Tari, Deputy Rector Kálmán Zoltán Váczy and Head of Foreign Affairs Department Katalin Tayler. They discussed the history of the university, its programs,  and possible areas of cooperation, especially in the area of sustainability. The university’s leadership also generously showed the Chargé around the historic library, ceremonial hall and chapel.