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Central European Business Forum in Melbourne

Date: 12 August 2015 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Venue: The Sir Redmond Barry Room, ANZ Tower Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne

Presentation of business opportunities for Victorian small and medium enterprises in the region of Central Europe.


Facilitator: Dr Aron Perenyi, Lecturer, Swinburne Business School

5:00pm Arrival, meet and greet (featuring Mámor’s Chocolate Szalón)

5:30pm Opening: Mr Peter Bakonyi, Head of the Hungarian Consulate in Melbourne

Welcome: Swinburne University

5:35pm Introduction: Mr Steve Rank, Senior Trade Commissioner and Counsellor, Austrade, Warsaw

5:40pm Keynote speech: Mr Kevin Magee, Assistant Secretary, Northern Southern and Eastern

Europe Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Commonwealth of Australia

5:50pm Government panel (45 minutes)

• Facilitator: Professor Bruce Wilson, director, EU Centre at RMIT

• Panel:

o Mr Vojtech Helikar, Czech Trade, Sydney (Czech Republic)

o Ms Anna Petrasova, Embassy of the Slovak Republic, Canberra (Slovakia)

o Ms Rita Vago, Hungarian Consulate, Melbourne (Hungary)

o Mr Marek Kijewski, Embassy of Poland, Canberra (Poland)

o Mr Dan Barbulescu, Advisor to the Romanian Ambassador (Romania)

o Mr Kevin Magee, DFAT (Australia)

o Mr Stuart Rees, AusTrade (Australia)

6:35pm Coffee break (light refreshments served)

6:50pm Business panel (45 minutes)

• Facilitator: Mr Charles Kovess, Kovess International and AHCCI

• Panel:

o Mr Mirek Zarnowski, New Challenge International Consultancy and Conbelts Australia

o Dr Ferenc Birlóni, CEO of Business Sprints, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist

o Ms Tamara Bell, Director, National/International Programs, Aviation Aerospace and

Board member, Australian Chamber of International Trade

o Zsolt Zack Vigh, Owner, Korona Concierge

7:35pm Concluding remarks: Professor John Fien, Executive Director, Swinburne Leadership Institute

7:40pm Refreshments, light catering, wine tasting and networking

8:30pm Event concludes

EVENT INFORMATION: http://www.business.vic.gov.au/events/view?id=E15252

EVENT REGISTRATION & SPONSORS: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/events/departments/businesslaw/


CONTACT: CEBF2015@swin.edu.au