AHEC is delighted to welcome Monarchia Matt International as
its newest member. Monarchia is a Hungarian wine importer which
operates a winery in Eger, Hungary, and distributes high quality,
small production wines from various regions in Hungary.
Arpad Toth, Senior Technologist
of GTSI Corp. and Chairman of the InteGuard Physical Security
Alliance, organized a conference for security solutions vendors
attended by over 300 guests. Speakers included Dendy
Young, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GTSI;
Bill Jacobs, Senior Manager of
Security, Technology and Systems for Cisco Systems; and Jack Johnson,
Chief Security Officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Virginia Governor Mark Warner invited AHEC’s Laszlo Horvath to join the Governor’s April 24 to 29, 2005 business delegation to India. The delegation will visit New Deli, Bangalore and Mumbai. For further information, please contact Laszlo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHEC MEMBERS ENCOURAGE HUNGARY PARTICIPATION IN EUROPEAN UNION HOSTED EARTH OBSERVATION SUMMIT
Thanks to the efforts of several AHEC members, the Hungarian
Government will participate as an observer in the Earth Observation
Summit III, to be held February 16, 2005 in Brussels, Belgium.
SANDOR VEGH’S HAF LAUNCH HUNEX KNOWLEDGE PORTAL
Dr. Sandor Vegh, President of the HungarianAmerica Foundation (HAF), announces the launch of a new “job and knowledge mobility portal” at www.hunex.org. The HungarianAmerica Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), taxexempt organization, incorporated in the District of Columbia in 2003, for charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes. For more information, please visit Hungarian-America Foundation.
RON DOCKSAI ASSISTS IN BUSH RE-ELECTION
Ronald Docksai, Vice President,
Federal Government Relations, Bayer Corporate and Business Services,
was a designated “George W. Bush Pioneer” in 2004,
as he had been in 2000, spearheading fundraising efforts on behalf
of the president.
BARNABAS NEMETH RETURNS TO HUNGARY
AHEC expresses warm appreciation to Hungarian Trade Commissioner Barnabas Nemeth, who is returning to Hungary after nearly a decade of dedicated work in Washington D.C. and New York developing U.SHungarian business ties. Mr. Nemeth has been supportive of AHEC initiatives, including the Hungarian Technology Center in Virginia. AHEC wishes him all the best in his future endeavors in Budapest and, in recognition of his accomplishments, is awarding him an honorary AHEC membership.
The American-Hungarian Executive Circle is excited about the development of a new Web site for 2005. AHEC Members are invited to submit, in MS Word format, a biography in 12 point Times New Roman font, of up to one page, to email@example.com.
MINISTER JANOS KOKA RESPONDS TO AHEC
Dr. Janos Koka, Hungarian Minister of Economics and Transportation, has received the letter of congratulations earlier sent by AHEC. Minister Koka is former chair of AHEC's sister organization in Hungary, IVSZ (Informatikai Vallalatok Szovetsege). In his reply letter, he thanked AHEC and expressed his desire to work closely with American- Hungarian professionals. The text of his letter is reproduced below:
“Köszönettel fogadom kedves gratulációtokat
kinevezésem alkalmából. Az Egyesült
Államok, mint hazánk egyik legnagyobb befektetési
partnere kiemelt figyelmet élvez a minisztérium
munkájában, és e kapcsolat fejlesztésének
az egyik legfontosabb hajtóereje az amerikai magyarság
lehet. Kiváló szervezetetek, az AHEC, amelynek nem
egy vezetõjével személyesen is módomban
állt megismerkedni, reményeim szerint kulcsszerepet
játszik Magyarország imázsának javításában
és a kölcsönös gazdasági kapcsolatrendszer
erõsítésében. Örömmel vettem
hírét, hogy Szekfû
Balázs, a Magyar-Indonéz Üzleti Tanács
elnöke amerikai magyar vezetõ személyiségekbõl
álló független tanácsadói team
megszervezésébe kezdett. Bízom e kezdeményezés
sikerében és abban, hogy e testület tovább
erõsítheti a két nemzet kapcsolatát.
JOE BALINTFY HELPS ORGANIZE OCT. 2004 VICTOR ORBAN VISIT
Joe Balintfy, Communications Director of the North American Network, Inc., helped plan the communications strategy for a visit in Oct. 2004 by Victor Orban. Balintfy helped Sandor Nagy’s Center for Hungarian-American Congressional Relations (CHACR) in development of the strategy. Orban, a former Hungarian Prime Minister, was visiting Cleveland, Ohio to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Mr. Nagy is President of the CHACR. The North American Network aids in radio focused public relations. For more information, see http://www.radiospace.com.
SUCCESSFUL CAPITOL HILL EVENT BY AHF/CHACR
Bryan Dawson of Webenetics
reports the American
Hungarian Foundation and the Center for Hungarian American
Congressional Relations collaborated to organize a December 2,
2004 event thanking Capital Hill staffers representing the 25
Members of Congress belonging to the Hungarian American Caucus,
for their support for Hungarian causes.