HVCA-Portfolio CEE Private Equity, Venture Capital and Corporate Finance Conference 2017

Location: Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel
Date: 2017.06.01



  • The dynamic relationship between business and academia
  • Challenges in private equity sector
  • The role of women in the private equity sector
  • New financial system of Europe. What are the changes after Brexit?
  • How does the state involvement influence the venture capital market?


Portfolio and the Hungarian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association once again organize a regional conference concerning the industry. This event is one of the most important meetings with regards to company financing, corporate finance, venture capital and private equity professionals.

What will be the status of and the challenges facing the Eastern and Central European Venture and Private Equity Industries in 2017?

At the venture capital, private equity and corporate finance conference, taking place on 1 June 2017 in Budapest, the challenges of the region’s venture capital and private equity industry will be discussed through domestic and foreign presentations and panel discussions.
The conference agenda will include items that engage the attention of the conference participants: What transformations have taken place in the private equity industry? What effects will Brexit have on this sector? Why is the proportion of women in this industry low? Can we expect change in the future?
In recent years, a new phenomenon has emerged, i.e. the emergence of large companies financing innovative new companies. Is this a temporary phenomenon, or has a new structure emerged? What is the ideal role of the European Union in terms of financing early-stage companies? This year, we will also discuss the opportunities of raising capital in the sector, new and successful investment strategies, exit opportunities, and the changes in the regulatory environment.


  • Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of Central European University
  • Dr. Júlia Király, Professor of IBS Budapest
  • Hassan El Khatib, Managing Director Equity, EBRD
  • Marzena Bielecka, Partner, Experior Venture Fund
  • Magdalena Magnuszewska, Partner, Innova Capital
  • Andrea Lauren, Investment Partner, Rockaway Capital
  • Nikolaus Bethlen, Partner, Mid Europa Partners
  • Ingo Ramesohl, Managing Director, Robert Bosch Venture Capital
  • Robin Vaudrey, Head of Region, CEE, Regional Business Development, EIF
  • Ben Luckock, Head of Policy , British Embassy Budapest
  • Alexandra Reich, CEO, Telenor, Hungary 
  • Dörte M. Höppner, COO, Riverside Europe Fund, Riverside Europe Partners GmbH.
  • Kornél Kisgergely, CEO, Hiventures
  • László Czirják, Partner, iEurope Capital
  • József Kövér, Partner, 3TS Capital Partners
  • Dr. György Bacsa, Senior Vice President of Group Strategy and Business Development, MOL Group
  • Krisztina Havas, Partner, Bancroft Private Equity
  • Margaret Dezse, Leading Partner Transaction Advisory Service, EY
  • Levente Zsembery, Chairman of the HVCA and CEO of X-Ventures Ltd.
  • Hugh Owen, Partner, Allen & Overy 
  • Zoltán Lengyel, Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Anikó Kircsi, Partner, Head of Corporate M&A, CMS 
  • Éva Talmácsi, Partner, International Corporate M&A (Hungary and CEE), CMS 
  • András Molnár, CEO, PortfoLion Venture Capital Fund
  • Cosmin Ochisor, Investment Partner, Hubraum
  • Krisztina Förhécz, CFO, AImotive
  • István Sűdy, Entrepreneur in Residence, NN Insurance Hungary
  • Andrew Byrne, Correspondent, Financial Times

Participants of the event in 2016:
3TS Capital Partners, ABC Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., Allen & Overy, Alliance Jura-Hongrie Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., Andrékó Kinstellar Ügyvédi Iroda, ARX Equity Partners, Ascendant Capital Advisors, B2Holding, B2Kapital, Baker&McKenzie, BAMOSZ, Belgian Chamber of Commerce, BNE, Bonitás Kockázati Tőkealapkezelő Zrt., BSE, Buran Venture Capital, Capital Communication, CEE Equity Partners, Central, CIB Bank Ltd., CMS Cameron McKenna Llp., Concorde MB Partners Kft., Corvinus Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., Darby Private Equity, Deloitte Zrt., Dentons, Docler Investments Kft., EY, EBRD, Egis Pharmaceuticals Plc., Enterprise Investors, Erős Ügyvédi Iroda/Squire Patton Boggs (US) Llp., Euroventures Zrt., EverSrping Capital Partners, Faludi Wolf Theiss Ügyvédi Iroda, FINATECH Capital Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm, Grant tHornton Corporate Finance Kft., Hemsley Wynne Furlonge Llp. , Horváth és Társai Ügyvédi Iroda, HVCA, iEurope Group, Indotek, Infogroup Menedzsment Kft., International Investment Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., Invescom Corporate Finance, K&H Bank Zrt., Karanović & Nikolić, KBC Securities, Konvergencia Consulting, KPMG Advisory Ltd., Lakatos, Köves and Partners, Lengyel Allen & Overy, Lohn Ügyvédi Iroda, Lombard Invest Kft., M27 ABSOLVO, Magyar Telekom Nyrt. , MARK Magyar Reorganizációs és Követeléskezelő Zrt., medres.tech, Mentor Equity Llc., MFB INVEST Befektetési és Vagyonkezelő Zrt., MFBInvest, Mid Europa Partners Kft., MINERVA Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., MOL Vagyonkezelő Kft., NESsT, Noerr & Partners Law Office, OSVALD International Kft., Partos & Noblet Hogan Lovells, PortfoLion Zrt., Primus Capital Zrt., Private Equity Partners, PSIK, PwC Magyarország, Raiffeisen Bank Zrt., Regina Maria, Rockaway Capital, Speedinvest, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) Llp., Széchenyi Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., Szecskay Ügyvédi Iroda, The Riverside Company, TriGranit , UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt., Union Press, US Embassy, Venturio Zrt., Vistra Corporate Services Kft. , Waulis Motors Ltd., Weil, Gotshal & Manges Llp., X-Ventures Alpha Zrt., X-Ventures Béta Zrt. …


DATE: June 1, 2017 (Registration: 08:30-09:00, Programme: 09:00-16:00)

PLACE: Sofitel Hotel Budapest
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COST: HUF 137,300 + VAT / person or EUR 443 + VAT
Fee includes: conference documentation, full lunch and 2 coffee breaks.


  • 30% discount for HVCA members
  • 30% discount for Partners of Allen & Overy
  • 20% discount for for EBAN, BAMOSZ, NESsT and Hungarian Association for Innovation members
  • 15% discount for NVCA partners (AVCO, PSIK, CVCA, LTVCA)
  • 10% discount for Partners of EY, CMS, PortfoLion, OTP Group

Discounts can not be combined.
The conference is in English with Hungarian simultaneous interpretation.

Our conference is expected not only to provide an opportunity to expand the participants’ knowledge base, but also to create an excellent forum for high-level networking and the forging of new professional relations. Our goal is more than just to organise another cut an dry event; we strive to make this conference a regular, interactive and international forum that keeps its finger on the pulse of the market.

The Portfolio conferences are highly renowned for their great opportunities of networking and building business relationships, merely not just giving new professional knowledge. Our aim is not to have a one time occasion event, but creating a yearly international interactive forum about the changes of the market.

Who should attend?

The conference may provide essential information to

  • private equity and venture capital investors,
  • corporate finance professionals,
  • company owners willing to sale or acquire companies,
  • finance directors,
  • pension funds,
  • lawyers,
  • entrepreneurs and company owners.

Additional information:

Ibolya Pintér , Executive Secretary, HVCA, Phone: +36 1 475 0924, E-mail: ibolya.pinter@hvca.hu

Ibolya Pintér , Executive Secretary, HVCA, Phone: +36 1 475 0924, E-mail: ibolya.pinter@hvca.hu

Organisation, general questions:
Kata Tóth , Event Organiser, Phone: +36 20 386 0751 , E-mail: toth@portfolio.hu