eDate and time: Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 17:00 
Venue: Budapest Marriott Hotel


The British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary and the British Business Centre


are pleased to invite their members and partners to their

Annual General Meeting 2017

Date: Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 17:00 (registration from 16:30)
Venue: Budapest Marriott Hotel (1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János utca 4.)

Please note that the official part of the event is for BCCH members only, but the following Business Networking Reception is open to everyone interested.


16:30 Registration and welcome coffee
17:00 Annual General Meeting

If no quorum is present at the time of the Annual General Meeting the adjourned general meeting shall reconvene at 17:15 on 24 May 2017 at the same place and such meeting shall have a quorum as regards the matters included in the agenda of the previous Meeting, regardless of the number of Members present or represented.

17:00 Welcome speech by Mr Iain Lindsay OBE, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Hungary
17:10 Approval of the Chairman's report presented by Mr Vazul Tóth
17:20 Approval of the financial report and Auditor's report (approval of the BCCH accounts for 2016) presented by Treasurer Mr Árpád Balázs
17:30 British Business Centre report by Mr Oliver Strommer, Head of the British Business Centre
17:40 Moderated discussion with students participating in the BCCH-uSchool Entrepreneur Programme, conducted by Ms Kinga Kalocsai, BCCH Vice-Chair

17:50 Election of the Chairman and Councillors
• Explaining the voting procedure: Distribute a maximum of 9 votes in total, make only ONE vote for the chair and EIGHT for councillors. The candidates for the Chair position are in bold. The elected chair will also be a member of the Council.
• Nominees have 1 minute to introduce themselves, dr. Nóra Jekkel will read the profiles of those not present
18:25 Election of the Supervisory Board members
18:30 Approval of the modification of the Charter

Reception (also open for non-members)
18:30 Welcome Drinks
18:45 Roundtable discussion on ‘Managing Change - How do we operate in the fast changing world?’, with panellists Mr Eric Bentz, General Manager of Consumer Health at GSK Hungary & Adriatics, Mr Péter Baldaszti, Co-owner and CEO of Nanushka and Mr Antal Kerekes, Partner at PwC Hungary, moderated by Mr Robin Marshall, Editor-in-chief of Budapest Business Journal
19:25 dr. Nóra Jekkel announces the result of the election
19:30 BCCH Executive Director Ms Csilla Csurgai welcomes the newly elected Chairman and Council
19:35 Toast to the new Council / Speech by elected Chairman /Donation hand over to Chamber's nominated charity, the National Ambulance Service Foundation represented by Dr. Gábor Csató, Chief Executive Director of the Hungarian National Ambulance Service
19:45 Networking dinner
21:30 End of event

Candidates for the Chairman position

1. Vazul Tóth, Budapest Bank

Candidates for Council membership

1. Gergely Ábrahám, Grayling Hungary
2. Robert Allen, Extole Ltd.
3. Árpád Balázs, PwC Hungary
4. Zsolt Bella, BT Global Services
5. Gábor Csóti, Investors in People Hungary
6. Dennis A. Diokno, FirstMed
7. Judit Iglódi-Csató, GSK Hungary
8. Kam Jandu, Budapest Airport
9. Kinga Kalocsai, GE
10. Melinda Katona, Borealis Consulting
11. Christopher Noblet, Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells
12. Attila Somogyváry, Vodafone Hungary
13. Paul Szeman, Maltacourt Hungary Ltd.
14. Andrea Tóth, British Automotive


Each voting member company (Foundation, Full or Associate) will receive ONE voting sheet at the AGM registration desk. The voting sheet will contain the name of the candidates for the Council and for the Chair position. A total of nine votes can be cast on the voting sheets (eight for Councillors and one for the Chairperson). The eight candidates receiving the most votes will be elected to Council Membership. The Chairperson will be the candidate receiving the highest number of votes to that position, also being elected to Council Membership.  (Those ranked from 10th to 12th on the list will become Alternate Council Members.)

Members who are entitled to vote but cannot attend the Annual General Meeting will have the option to delegate by a written proxy a representative (which can be downloaded by clicking here) another BCCH voting Member with discretionary power to vote for and on behalf of them. The number of proxies that a BCCH Member can present at the event is limited to a maximum of two.

Please note:
A Member whose membership fee has not been fully paid before the AGM shall not be entitled to be a nominee, to vote, or to nominate or second other candidates. (If in doubt, please contact Piroska Csóbor, Finance and Office Manager at the BCCH). Individual and Honorary members are non-voting members, but they will be invited to attend the AGM.

Dress code:
Smart evening wear/Cocktail

Participation fee:
Participation is free of charge for BCCH members and British Business Centre invitees.
Non-members: HUF 15,000 + VAT

Participation fees (a gross amount of HUF 19,050 for non-members) are transferable to Magyarországi Brit Kereskedelmi Kamara at Budapest Bank, HU72-10102244-82717800-01004000 (Swift code: BUDAHUHB, HUF bank account) with the indication of the event title (AGM). Please note that the original invoice will be issued and sent to the email address provided in the registration process of the event once the event has taken place.

Please note the following:
We can only accept a limited number of registrations on a first come first served basis.
Your registration is automatically accepted upon submission, but confirmation is sent afterwards.
We can only accept cancellations 48 hours prior to the event.
Late cancellations and no-shows will be invoiced.

 If you wish to sponsor the AGM, please fill in and send us back the sponsorship agreement.




Registration for this event was closed at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

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