The food industry is a priority sector of the Hungarian agricultural economy, said representatives of Hungarian Bankholding in Tusványos
The Bálványos Summer Free University and Student Camp was held for the 31st time in Tusnádfürdő, Transylvania. During the event, which lasted for almost a week between 19 and 24 July, the leaders and experts of the Hungarian Bankholding Group shared their insights in the framework of several professional programmes on topics such as the status of agricultural and food subsidies and the Széchenyi Card Program.
In the afternoon of 21 July, a panel discussion was held at the Széll Kálmán tent, where invited experts discussed the post-2023 system of agricultural and food subsidies in the Carpathian Basin. The discussion, which was moderated by Dávid Mezei, Managing Director of Agricultural and EU Relations at Takarékbank, experts like Miklós Fazakas, President of the Association of Hungarian Farmers in Romania, Mures County, András Cseh Tibor acting Secretary General of the Association of Hungarian Farmers' Groups and Cooperatives (MAGOSZ), Ilona Patasi, President of the Slovak Chamber of Agriculture (AKS) and Márton Nobilis, State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, responsible for food chain supervision, shared their experience. According to Márton Nobilis, while the Russian-Ukrainian war has highlighted the importance of self-sufficiency, the Hungarian food industry has performed well in this respect.
On Friday, Levente Szabó, Deputy Chief Business Officer of Individual Services of Hungarian Bankholding and the President and CEO of Takarékbank participated in a professional discussion with Kristóf Szatmáry, Member of Parliament, on the current situation of the Széchenyi Card Program and the development of new schemes; the discussion between the two was moderated by Gergely Giczi, Deputy Managing Director of Agrármarketing Centrum Nonprofit Kft.
„We are experiencing extraordinary interest from our customers towards the new products of the Széchenyi Card Program MAX, which will soon be available at the member banks of Hungarian Bankholding. As in the past, we intend to continue to actively participate in the provision of economic stimulus packages and loan programmes, thus contributing to the competitiveness of the Hungarian SME sector.”