Sustainability and the economic, national economic and social challenges resulting from the climate change will be in the focus of the annual conference of the 125 year old Hungarian Economic Association (HEA). The 57th Itinerant Conference of Economists taking place at the University of Nyíregyháza on 5-7 September 2019 is expected to attract 800-900 professionals from the Carpathian Basin and the Visegrad countries. 

The largest annual conference of Hungarian economists will return to the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county seat after five years.  Back then, the conference focused on the 10th anniversary of Hungary’s EU membership: the approximately 500 participants and more than 100 speakers discussed the role of commitment and openness in economic growth.

This year the economic-social sustainability and the fight against climate change will be the recurring subject of the opening and the closing plenary sessions on 5th and 7th September, and the section meetings and presentations to take place in between. The plenary speakers who have already confirmed attendance include János Áder, President of the Republic of Hungary, György Matolcsy, Governor of the MNB, Mihály Varga, Minister of Finance, Andrea Bártfai-Mager, Minister without Portfolio for National Asset Management, István Nagy, Minister of Agriculture, László Domokos, President of the State Audit Office, and Nicolas Beaumont, Michelin Group’s Vice President for global sustainability, in addition to numerous other renowned speakers of national and international business.

Section meetings will take place on 6th September: the planned seven full day thematic section meetings will focus on the following subjects: I. Macroeconomics; II. Money and Capital Markets; III. Labour Market, Vocational Training and Employment; IV. Sustainability; V. European Integration; VI. Innovation; VII. Lifestyle. The speakers of the section meetings will include government officials, senior executives of domestic money and capital markets and business, as well as practising business managers, economic researchers and university lecturers.

Registration for the conference is expected to commence in mid-July, and the detailed programme will be available at the website Further information on the events of the Hungarian Economic Association can be accessed via the website