György Matolcsy, Sándor Csányi, Tibor Navracsics, Mihály Varga – all of them have already confirmed their participation in the 60th Itinerant Conference of Economists. The Hungarian Economic Association will organise the largest annual conference of the Hungarian economics profession – with personal participation again after two years – on 22-23 September 2022 in Szeged, at the József Attila Study and Information Centre of the University of Szeged.
György Matolcsy, Governor of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank and Sándor Csányi, President of OTP Bank will open the congress on 22 September 2022 from 10 am. Since the Kecskemét conference in 2016, the Governor of the Central Bank has addressed the audience of the opening plenary session of all the itinerant congresses – including the last two years in the online space. And the CEO of OTP Bank Plc, who was a Vice President of the Hungarian Economic Association between 2002 and 2008, gave a memorable presentation on the outlook for the banking sector in the shadow of the bank tax at the 2015 conference in Miskolc. In addition, László Windisch, the recently elected President of the State Audit Office of Hungary – a member of the HEA’s Sustainability Section’s Board – will hopefully grace the opening plenary session of this year’s conference with his presentation.
The closing programme of this year’s conference will be just as prestigious on Friday 23 September 2022 from 14:00! The first presentation of the closing plenary session will be delivered by Mihály Varga, Minister of Finance. He will be followed, we hope, by Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement, on the challenges of EU enlargement. Gábor Szabó, Academician, Chairman of the Board of the University of Szeged Foundation and former Rector of the University, will conclude the plenary lectures. Among the speakers in the thematic sessions of the conference will be Tibor Navracsics, Minister of Regional Development, former Hungarian member of the European Commission; Endre Juhász, former Hungarian member of the Court of Justice of the European Union, former Minister of European Affairs; Etele Baráth, former Minister of European Affairs; László Balogh, Deputy State Secretary for Financial Policy at the Ministry of Finance, head of several banks and financial institutions; financial and capital market analysts, company executives – and many more.
The Hungarian Economic Association expects some 700-900 participants from the Carpathian Basin to attend its 60th Itinerant Congress. In addition to the two plenary sessions of the conference, participants will have the opportunity to listen to thematic sessions in four parallel rooms, including on the European Union’s economic policy challenges, the state of public finances, labour market tensions, food security, the potential of the platform economy, and more. As in previous years, the conference programme will also include a series of pre-recorded thematic roundtables on topics ranging from the economics of health to cultural finance and the climate economy.
Registration for the 60th Economists’ Migration Assembly will open soon. The conference programme and registration details are constantly evolving and can be found at https://kozgazdasz-vandorgyules.blog.hu/.