Dear Participant,

This Two Day International Conference will explore STEM and SME opportunities to forge international business between Hungary, the CEE market and New Jersey. We will focus the conference to promote international partnerships and collaboration. Over two days we will discuss common themes through education, technology, policy, law, and finance to advance cooperation for commerce and trade between our regions. The Conference will take place at two separate locations: one at ELTE Faculty of Law on October 16, 2018 which is open to the public. The other one is an invitation only private event taking place on October 17, 2018.  Besides, several private cocktail, dinner and guided tours of Budapest will also be built into the program. There will be coordinated meetings through the American Hungarian Chamber of Commerce to allow our business and policy leaders a chance to leverage opportunity value with Hungary and New Jersey and advance commercial activity between our two regions. The core objective of this project is to allow for collaboration and promotion of new markets between New Jersey and Hungary (& the CEE Region) to support STEM and SME growth.

Tuesday, October 16
Venue: ELTE Faculty of Law, Budapest, Egyetem ter 1-3.

First Day of Program will explore explore how to build an international business that SMEs, Tech startups face from different perspectives: capital, regulation, compliance, ADR, policy, data protection, through a cross border prism. We will discuss different aspect of business risks including organizational, operational, legal, financial risks. The exchange from our panelist will include a mix of each panel including Hungarian and USA and Other Stakeholders to cover the topics of the half-day session to maximize value participation and generate ideas and new ways to address challenges for them. Following program the delegation will enjoy guided tour of city. A private reception dinner will follow that evening.

Wednesday, October 17
Venue: IBM Budapest Lab, Budapest, Andrássy út 39.

Day Two will explore STEM and business opportunities between Hungary and US with first part of day at IBM Flagship Location to present STEM startup program through ScaleZone alongside NJ Companies that could collaborate with the program.  Second Part of Day will include Roundtable Discussion with NJ Business and American Hungarian Chamber of Commerce.