HUNGARIAN TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE CENTER OPENS
The HTEC was officially opened at a ceremony October 1, 2003 at its Tysons Corner, VA headquarters. Jay Burgess, U.S. Commerce Department Director of the CEE Business information Center, Hungarian Ambassador Andras Simonyi, NVTC Executive Director Bobbie Kilburg, HTEC manager Attila Suhajda and others offered comments and presentations to a standing room only crowd. Guests included a significant Hungarian diplomatic contingent led by IHM State Secretary Dr. Csepeli György. IHM is Hungary’s Ministry of Informatics and Communication, and is funding the HTEC’s operations.
The objective of the HTEC is to identify and assist Hungarian companies seeking to compete in the U.S. marketplace.
KURT COMPUTING FOUNDER SANDOR KURTI RECOGNIZED
Sandor Kurti, president of Kurt Computing, was recognized this September by Budapest’s Central Research Development business Page 2 association for his outstanding competitiveness and competence in the field of data protection and backup. Congratulations!
ARPAD TOTH’S BUSY FALL
AHEC Board member Arpad Toth has been recognized on a number of fronts over the last few months. An interview with him was published in the September 2003 editions of Hungarian trade magazines: Internet Kalauz and Business Online. Mr. Toth discussed his experiences in high technology research and development, his vision for future technological applications in enterprise and military areas and doing business in the United States.
Dr. Toth also had a number of speaking engagements before the Internet Hungary 2003 exposition held in Tihany, Hungary October 28- 29, 2003.
FAIRFAX COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MISSION TO BUDAPEST AND HUNGARIAN MISSION TO NOVA
AHEC helped arrange introductory meetings in Budapest for a delegation from the FCEDA in September. The schedule included visits to Hungarian government officials, professional organizations IVSZ (Alliance of Hungarian Information Technology Companies) and MBSZ (Hungarian Biotechnology Alliance) and meetings with numerous private sector companies.
Separately, AHEC members met with a number of Hungarian companies who were visiting the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. region under sponsorship from the Virginia Economic Development Authority (VEDP).
Dr. Miklós K. Radványi, a highly regarded attorney with offices in Budapest, was recently retained by a client facing serious charges and immigration problems in the United States. Dr. Radványi contacted Mike Geroe for assistance and the two are now collaborating in trying to resolve the matter. If you are aware of a referral made between AHEC members, please notify AHEC for placement of the matter in an upcoming newsletter. Note that some AHEC members pay fees for referrals.
AHEC AND THE HUNGARIAN BIOTECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
AHEC entered into a Cooperation Agreement with the Hungarian Biotechnology Association (MBSZ -- Magyar Biotechnologiai Szovetseg) to explore development of a Washington D.C. area biotechnology incubator. Now that HTEC is up and running, renewed focus will be placed on this effort. Please contact AHEC if you are interested in Page 3 participating in this extremely promising project.
LASZLO HORVATH INVITED TO SPEAK AT MULTIPLE CONFERENCES
AHEC board member Laszlo Horvath was speaker at a number of conferences in this Fall, including: “Profiting in a World of Change” (Williamsburg, VA); “An International Affair” (Abingdon, VA) and the “Web Exporting Seminar” in Arlington, VA. In a New York City based November trade conference, the U.S. Department of Commerce and others invited Mr. Horvath to share his marketing expertise with attendees.
PROFILE OF YOUR BUSINESS AND BUSINESS PROJECTS
Please send us a one paragraph profile of your business, which can become the basis of an article or notice in an upcoming issue of the AHEC Newsletter. If you are undertaking a project and are seeking a partner or vendor to assist you, be sure to mention it; perhaps one of the readers of this newsletter will be able to offer assistance.
BUSINESS LAW LIBRARY AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE
Mike Geroe maintains an Internetbased library of some of his publications, with business law topics including non-disclosure agreements and electronic commerce, among others. You are invited to review and download these materials.