27th November 2017
CBC Keynote Speaker

Ambassador Laszlo Zsolt Szabo

The Ambassador of Hungary Laszlo Zsolt Szabo is our guest speaker on 27 November.  As an economist, journalist, and diplomat, Mr Szabo’s views on doing business with Hungary and the wider EU will be relevant and most timely. Mr Szabo graduated from the Marx Karoly University of Economics in 1987.  He also holds a PhD in Economics from the Budapest University of Economics in 1991 and a postgraduate degree in Business Law from Eotvos Lorand University in 1996.

Mr. Szabo first started his career as a news editor from 1987-1993 in various newspaper publishers before becoming the Editor-in-Chief in the Weekly Business Magazine at the Duna Television Rt from 1993-1999.  He later became the Vice President of the Hungarian Television RT (1999-2001). He was the Chief Finance Officer at Echo Television Rt. 2006-2010.

In 2001, he began his diplomatic career as a Senior Counsellor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and later became a cultural attaché at the Embassy of Hungary in Canberra in 2001-2002.

He was accredited as Hungarian Ambassador to New Zealand in April 2016

Time: 12:30 pm, Monday 27th November 2017.

Keynote Topic: The Business of Hungary

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