Budapest – Monday, September 24, 2018
Join us to explore Smart City solutions in Hungary
Co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Embassy of the United States of America, the U.S.-Hungary Smart Cities Forum in Budapest will focus on local government needs, financing and planning resources, and technology solutions for implementing Smart City initiatives. Panel sessions on smart mobility, smart living, and smart buildings will include representatives of U.S. technology companies. As a local government official, partner, or stakeholder, register now to secure your place at this limited event.
What You Can Expect
This forum provides an opportunity for city planning officials and key decision makers in Smart City solutions to familiarize themselves with U.S. partners and solution providers. Presenters will also explore existing case studies from surrounding cities and countries. By attending, Hungarian municipalities will be able to:
- Consider a holistic approach in strategic planning.
- Gain insights into financing options.
- Meet key solution providers and partners.
- Learn from concrete projects and case studies.
- Establish development strategies.
09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:10 Event Opening by Master of Ceremonies, Robin Hutcheson, Director of Public Works, City of Minneapolis and Vice President of National Association of City Transportation Officials
10:10 – 10:30 Welcome Remarks: Minister László Palkovics, Ministry for Innovation and Technology
10:30 – 10:55 Keynote Remarks: Jean Rice, Senior Program Specialist for Broadband, Broadband USA, Federal Smart Grid Task Force, NITRD Smart Cities and Communities Task Force, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, United States Department of Commerce
10:55 – 11:05 Hungary Municipal Outlook: Representative of the Prime Minister’s Office
11:05 – 11:35 U.S. Municipal Perspective: City Manager Marcus Jones and Executive Director Amy Aussieker, Envision Charlotte
11:35 – 11:55 Coffee Break
11:55 – 12:50 Plenary: Strategic Planning and Financing Smart City Projects in Hungary
Moderator: Peter Balik, Smart Development Adviser, European Investment Bank
- Péter Bakonyi PhD, BME, Project Coordinator – Smartpolis
- László György PhD, State Secretary for Economic Strategy and Regulation, Ministry of Innovation & Technology
- Réka Martini, Managing Director, MFB Hungarian Development Bank
- Sándor Nagy, Vice Mayor, Szeged City Council
- Karen Schelb, Project Leader, Technology Advantage Office, The Boston Consulting Group
12:50 – 13:40 Lunch Break
13:40 – 14:40 Thematic Session I: Smart Buildings
Moderator: Lili Béres, Senior Advisor, TrendEn Energetika Kft.
- Adrienn Buday-Malik, International Liaison Officer, ÉMI Knowledge Center
- Benjámin Darvas, Public Sector Hungary, Cisco Systems Hungary
- Róbert Földi, HBS Branch Manager, Honeywell
- Beáta Várnai, Economic Development Director, Miskolc Holding
14:40 – 15:40 Thematic Session II: Smart Living
Moderator: Barbara Márton, Manager Smart Cities, PwC
- Péter Füzes, Head of Public Sector CEE/MEA, Oracle
- Katalin Kovács, Director of Environmental Development, City of Kaposvár
- Ferenc Pongrácz, Business Development Executive, SEE, IBM Hungary
- Dimitrios Raptis, Director Institutional Sales Management at EMEA, Citibank
15:40 – 16:40 Thematic Session III: Smart Mobility
Moderator: Mr. Gábor Fauszt, Managing Director, IDC
- Péter Birnbauer, Sales Specialist in CEEMA region, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- Zoltán Kilián, Strategic Transformation Lead, Microsoft CEE
- László Mátyus, Smart City Senior Expert, Economic Development Center Debrecen
- Brian McGuigan, Director, Smart Cities EMEA, Itron Network Solutions
16:40 – 16:50 Event Closing by Master of Ceremonies, Robin Hutcheson, Director of Public Works, City of Minneapolis and Vice President National Association of City Transportation Officials
16:50 – 18:30 Networking Reception for Conference Participants
Hosted by David Kostelancik, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America