Events

 

The German Business Club Hungary (Deutscher Wirtschaftsclub Ungarn)

 

The German Business Club Hungary (DWC) was founded in 1992 by 30 German-speaking company leaders based in Hungary, with the purpose of forming a platform for regular, informal meetings in a relaxed club-atmosphere. Since then, club-events take place at least once a month within high standard conditions. At present, more than 200 managers of leading German and Hungarian businesses are members of the Club.

The DWC aims to foster the network between the German-speaking managers in Hungary, on a private as well as on a business level, in order to raise the comfort-feeling of the members in a foreign country. Furthermore, the DWC strives to bring together the actors of business and politics in order to strengthen the dialog between these sectors and in the long run to contribute to the improvement of the Hungarian investment climate. Lastly, the DWC's goal is to represent Hungary as a desirable investment destination in the German speaking countries.

Our Managing Partner, Dr. Arne Gobert the president of the German Business Club Hungary since 2013.

For further information please visit the official website of DWC: www.dwc.hu.

 

2017

 

CHRISTMAS BALL

On the occasion of the DWC Christmas Ball Minister Zoltán Balog gave his christmas blessings as a pastor.

Zoltán Balog (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 

"THOUSANDS OF CONNECTIONS" - SPEECH OF DR. PÉTER SZIJJÁRTÓ

At the DWC event, where Dr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade valued highly the German-Hungarian economic relations, a strategic cooperation between the DWC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been announced.

 

Péter Szijjártó (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 

OKTOBERFEST 2017

At the 7. DWC-Oktoberfest organised by the German Business Club the main patron of the event was again the Ambassador of Germany, H. E. Volkmar Wenzel. The main sponsor of the event was Oberbank AG, which was represented by Peter Szenkurök, director of Oberbank AG Hungary.

From left to right: Dr. Arne Gobert, H.E. Volkmar Wenzel, Peter Szenkurök

 

INTEGRATION AND PROSPERITY - EVENT WITH ROLAND KOCH

Three days after the German parliamentary elections Former Minister President of Hessen, Roland Koch held an informative speech about the current challenges in Germany and in Europe.

Roland Koch (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 

TOP-MANAGERROUND WITH DR. JÓZSEF CZUKOR

Dr. József Czukor, advisor of the prime minister attended the top-managerround event of DWC.

 Dr. Arne Gobert (on the left), Dr. József Czukor (on the right)

 

IV. GERMAN BUSINESS BALL

Celebrating it’s  25. anniversary, DWC organised the IV. German Business Ball 2017 in the compelling building of the Pesti Vigadó. On this festive occasion DWC awarded three exceptional people with the “DWC Prize of German-Hungarian Friendship” for their long and tireless work to further strengthen the relations between the countries and its peoples:

Prof. Dr. Mária Schmidt, Chief Director of the House of Terror Museum

Balog Zoltán, Minister of Human Capacities

Frank Spengler, Head of the Budapest office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

From left to right: Zsuzsa Demcsák, Frank Spengler, Prof. Dr. Mária Schmidt, Balog Zoltán, Dr. Arne Gobert

György Matolcsy

From left to right: Dr. Arne Gobert, Judit Révész, Zoltán Balog

Dr. Gergely Gulyás (left), Dr. Arne Gobert (right)

From left to right: Dr. Arne Gobert, Leslie Mandoki, Bernard Vogel

 

Venue: Pester Vigadó

 

DR. MATEI HOFFMANN AND THE ROLE OF GERMANY AND HUNGARY IN THE OECD

In the Hungarian Academy of Sciences H.E. Dr. Matei Hoffmann, ambassador of Germany in the OECD in Paris delivered a speech regarding the activity and the significance of OECD and it's relations towards Germany and Hungary.

H.E. Dr. Matei Ion Hoffmann (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 

VISITING THE HOUSE OF TERROR MUSEUM WITH PROF. DR. MÁRIA SCHMIDT

After visiting the House of Terror Museum, Prof. Dr. Mária Schmidt gave a speech on the historical aspects and relevance of the German-Hungarian relations and friendship.

Prof. Dr. Mária Schmidt (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 


2016

 

"O' ZAPFT IS" - OKTOBERFEST 2016

The 6. DWC-Oktoberfest has been celebrated in the Festivaltent in the courtyard of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta. Main patron of the event was the Ambassador of Germany, H.E. Heinz-Peter Behr and the main sponsor of the event was Oberbank AG which was represented by Peter Szenkurök, director of Oberbank AG in Hungary.

 From left to right: Peter Szenkurök, Dr. Arne Gobert, H.E. Dr. Heinz-Peter Behr

 

DR. GERGELY GULYÁS: "GERMANY AND HUNGARY NEED NEW POSITIVE, COMMON EXPERIENCES"

Dr. Gergely Gulyás, Vice-president of the Hungarian Parliament held an inspiring speech with the title of "Hungary in a changing Europe: economical and political perspectives in the light of immigration, labor shortage and the brexit".

Dr. Gergely Gulyás (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 

III. GERMAN BUSINESS BALL

Numerous representatives from the field of economy, politics, diplomacy and culture celebrated together at the III. German Business Ball. On the festive occasion in the Pester Vigadó two exceptional personalities had been honored with the "DWC Prize of German-Hungarian Friendship": H.E. Dr. Matei Ion Hoffmann, ambassador of Germany in the OECD in Paris and Dr. Péter Edvi, founder and president of the International Children's Safety Service in Germany and in Hungary. Vice-president of the Hungarian parliament, Dr. Gergely Gulyás recognized in his speech the German engagement in Hungary.

 

Dr. Arne Gobert (on the left), H.E. Dr. Matei Ion Hoffmann (on the right)

Dr. Péter Edvi

Dr. Gergely Gulyás

 

EVENT WITH ANTAL ROGÁN

Antal Rogán, Minister of the Prime Minister's Cabinet Office delivered a speech on the current situation of the Hungarian economy, the opportunities and the preventable risks.

 

Antal Rogán (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 

EVENT ON THE GERMAN EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN HUNGARY

Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of State for Higher Education was a guest of honor of the DWC discussion regarding the education and the German educational establishments in Hungary.

Dr. Arne Gobert (on the left), Dr. László Palkovics (on the right)

 

AUSTRIA / HUNGARY / EUROPE - A CHANCE!

H.E. Dr. Ralph Scheide, ambassador of Austria in Budapest delivered an inspiring speech on the Austrian-Hungarian relations.

Dr. Arne Gobert (on the left), H.E. Dr. Ralph Scheide (on the right)

 


2015

 

MIGRATION AND TERRORISM - EVENT WITH GEORG SPÖTTLE

Georg Spöttle, acknowledged expert of security policy and terrorism informed the DWC members about the impact of immigration and it's influence on the companies as well as about the increasing risks terrorism.

Dr. Arne Gobert (on the left), Georg Spöttle (on the right)

 

THE CURRENT FINANCIAL SITUATION OF HUNGARY PRESENTED BY DR. MATOLCSY GYÖRGY 

Dr. György Matolcsy, President of the National Bank of Hungary dedicated his speech to the current financial developments in the respect of the Hungarian National Bank.

Dr. György Matolcsy (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 

4. CONFERENCE OF THE GERMAN BUSINESS CLUB

At the 4. DWC conference have been current topics highlighted such as the challenges that the CEE-region faces, brain drain of qualified labor, the importance of cyber security and the challenges of the national and European security policy. Among the well-respected speakers was Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Péter Szijjártó

Péter Szijjártó (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

Zoltán Kovács (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 

INTRODUCTION OF THE DUAL EDUCATION SYSTEM

The Kecskemét division of DWC plays an active role in organising of events. Beside Ekkehard Philipp, the CFO of Mercedes, referred Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of State for Higher Education about the introduction of the dual education system in Hungary.

 

From left to right: Dr. László Palkovics, Ekkehard Philipp, Dr. Arne Gobert

 

II. GERMAN BUSINESS BALL

After the success of the first German Business Ball in 2015 which was the year of the German-Hungarian friendship, the second DWC ball has been announced. Ulrich Bettermann, CEO of Obo Bettermann GmbH received the first "DWC Prize of German-Hungarian Friendship". Numerous artists ensured the good atmosphere, a fashion show by designer Tamás Náray and the Kállay Saunders András Band. Mihály Varga, Minister of Finance was a guest of honor.

From left to right: Mihály Varga, Dr. Arne Gobert, Emma Gobert-Édes

Ulrich Bettermann

 

OLYMPIC GAMES IN BUDAPEST

Pál Schmitt, former Head of State delivered a speech regarding the possible Olympic Games in Budapest as well as about sports and sponsoring of sports.

 

Dr. Arne Gobert (on the left), Pál Schmitt (on the right)

 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE IN HUNGARY

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade gave a summary of the economic development in Hungary.

Péter Szijjártó (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 


 

2014

 

DR. SÁNDOR FAZEKAS 

 

Dr. Arne Gobert (on the left), Dr. Sándor Fazekas (on the right)

 

LESLIE MANDOKI

 

Dr. Arne Gobert (on the left), Leslie Mandoki (on the right)

 

 OKTOBERFEST 2014

 

Dr. Arne Gobert (on the left), Schmitt Pál (on the right)

 

 ABOUT THE HUNGARIAN ECONOMY

 

 Levente Magyar (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 

I. GERMAN BUSINESS BALL

With the slogan "10 years of Hungary in the EU - 10 years of working together for Europe" the DWC announced the I. German Business Ball. In the newly renovated Pester Vigadó the long-standing German-Hungarian friendship was celebrated. The main patron of the event was Zoltán Balog, Minister of Human Capacities. The elegant event was a mixture of classic ball and modern dance music. Pál Schmitt, former Head of State of Hungary was one of the honorary guest as well as Leslie Mandoki.

From left to right: Dr. Arne Gobert, Pál Schmitt, Katalin Makray, Emma Gobert-Édes

Zoltán Balog

 

Dr. Arne Gobert (on the left), Leslie Mandoki (on the right)

 

EVENT WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE PARLIAMENT, LÁSZLÓ KÖVÉR

The recently re-elected President of the Parliament, László Kövér was a guest of DWC.

László Kövér (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 

ABOUT THE HUNGARIAN ECONOMY

Prof. Dr. Zoltán Cséfalvay, Minister of State for Economic Strategy, Ministry for National Economy, and Prof. Dr. Árpád Kovács, chairman of the Fiscal Council of Hungary presented the situation of the Hungarian Economy and the current developments in the global economy. 

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Zoltán Cséfalvay, Dr. Arne Gobert, Prof. Dr. Árpád Kovács

 

WOMEN IN THE HUNGARIAN POLITICS - EVENT WITH KATALIN SZILI

Katalin Szili, President of the Community for an Equitable Society described in her speech why there are so few women in the Hungarian politics and which consequences does this cause as well as about the methods which could change the gender proportions.

Katalin Szili (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 

MSZP-CHAIRMAN ATTILA MESTERHÁZY

Before the 2014 election, Attila Mesterházy, Chairman of the Hungarian Socialist Party delivered a speech about the current political situation in front of the DWC audience.

 

Attila Mesterházy (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)

 


2013

 

CALCULABLE AND STEP-BY-STEP MONETARY POLICY - DR. GYÖRGY MATOLCSY 

It was the first speech of Dr. György Matolcsy, after his appointment to the President of the Hungarian National Bank in front of the DWC audience.

 

Dr. György Matolcsy (on the left), Dr. Arne Gobert (on the right)