October 16

Tuesday, October 16

Challenges companies face to operate in a global environment

Introduction Remarks

Dr. János BókaState Secretary for Cooperation in European and International Justice Affairs Ministry of Justice of Hungary
Gergő Szeniczey, Executive Director, Central Bank of Hungary
Prof. Dr. Attila Menyhárd, Dean Eotvos Lorand University Faculty of Law, Hungary
Prof. Dr. Sue Henderson, President New Jersey City University, USA

Remarks will highlight how academic institutions play an important role in promotion of cross border commerce and building international business relationships

Opening Remarks

Dr. David Weiss, New Jersey City University, USA and Dóra Petrányi, CEE Managing Director, CMS Budapest

Remarks will open the program with commentary on synergies of finance, law and data privacy/ cyber security to support SME and Innovation & Growth by improving efficiency & transparency in the market place.

Coffee break
Helping Build SME International Business

What SME companies and STEM innovation should consider to attract capital and go global and be local.

Anthony Russo, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, USA
Remarks on how to foster business and collaboration internationally

Moderator: Dr. David Weiss,  NJCU IDR

Panel members:
Laszlo Czirjak, iEurope Capital
Anikó Kircsi, Head of Corporate/M&A, CMS, Budapest, Hungary
Hon. Kim Guadagno, Esq., Partner Connell Foley, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Sriram Venkataraman,
Co-founder of Heracles Solutions, New Jersey, USA


Lunch break
Managing Risk for Cross Border Business: Mediation

What companies need to consider when managing risk and conflict how can mediation support business growth & efficiency.

Remarks on use of mediation and international business
Srdan Simac, Ph.D., Judge of the High Commercial Court of the Republic of Croatia and President of Croatian Mediation Association

Moderator: Robert Margulies, Esq, RWJBarnabas Health System , Trustee and Schumann Hanlon Margulies LLC, Attorney/Mediator

Panel members:
Jennifer H. Brandt, 
J.D., M.A. Ambassador for Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives (FSRI), developing court-annexed and private mediation programs worldwide
Dr. Erika Kovács, Chair of the Financial Arbitration Board, National Bank of Hungary
Dr. Eva Inzelt, Assistant Professor, Eotvos Lorand University Faculty of Law
Richard Steen, Esq, Past President NJ State Bar Association

Legal and financial risks / Compliance (due diligence) and risk management / GDPR – managing data privacy risks

Kenneth Rashbaum, Esq, Partner Barton LLP, USA
How New Jersey protects data and promotes business internationally through transparent policy

Moderator: Laszlo Molnar, Associate Prof., NJCU; former Amb. of Hungary to the UN

Panel members:
Dóra Petrányi, CEE Managing Director, CMS Budapest
Dr. Andras Szilagyi, President of the ADR and Legal Cordinating Department, Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kenneth Rashbaum, Esq, Partner Barton LLP, USA
Daniel Pana, Kompass International INC, North America
Gyorgy Acs,
Cisco Systems Inc, Hungary

Closing Remarks / Navigating International Disputes in Today's Global Market Place

Fast cross-border claim enforcement
Dr. Tamás Parti, 
Vice-president of the Hungarian Chamber of Civil Notaries

Kai-Uwe Karl, Global Chief Litigation Counsel, GE Renewable Energy