A special plenary programme is in store for the participants of the 61st Itinerant Conference of Economists: at the opening plenary session of the conference, György Matolcsy, Governor of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank, the Central Bank of Hungary, and Mihály Varga, Hungarian and Mihály Horváth, Slovakian Finance Minister, will discuss current economic policy issues in a round table discussion. The Hungarian Economic Association (HEA) is expecting around 700 Hungarian economists from the Carpathian Basin to attend the largest annual conference of the Hungarian economists, which will be held in Eger on 21-22 September 2023.

After six years, the congress returns to Eger. This year, there will be also a rich professional programme, with two plenary sessions and 16 on-site sessions. The opening plenary session will feature László Windisch, President of the State Audit Office of Hungary, and the closing plenary session on Friday will focus on inflation, with Márton Nagy, Minister of Economic Development; Gábor Valkó, Deputy President of the Central Statistical Office; Gabriella Heiszler, President and CEO of SPAR Hungary and member of the Board of the HEA’s Trade Section; and Péter Ákos Bod , Professor, Vice President of the HEA.

In addition to the plenary sessions, the congress will address the economic challenges of the post-covid era, the war, the energy crisis and artificial intelligence in 16 thematic sessions in Eger. Over the two days, parallel sessions will be held in four rooms on macroeconomics, finance and capital markets, business competitiveness and innovation, demography and European integration etc. Sections will cover the medium-term outlook for the Hungarian economy, artificial intelligence, the state of the Hungarian wine sector and the first results of the 2022 census, while the sports economy session will feature a meeting with Olympic champions. Speakers in the sessions will include leading companies, banks and financial institutions, top Hungarian business leaders, renowned economic researchers and analysts, as well as senior officials from the Central Bank and various ministries. This year, the programme will be complemented by a dozen of pre-recorded sessions, which will be published on the website of the congress at the beginning of the conference.

The programme and registration link for the 61st Economists’ Congress is available at https://kozgazdasz-vandorgyules.blog.hu.