BCCH Annual General Meeting, Budapest, 7 May

  • 29 Apr 2019 12:18 PM
BCCH Annual General Meeting, Budapest, 7 May
From British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary: "The BCCH’s Annual General Meeting is the most prestigious event of the year, where members elect a new Council and a Chairperson for the Chamber.


16:45 - Registration opens
17:15 - Welcome speech by Her Majesty’s Ambassador HE Mr Iain Lindsay OBE
17:30 - Approval of the Chairman’s report, presented by Vazul Tóth
17:40 - Approval of the Financial Report and Auditor’s Report (approval of the BCCH accounts for 2018) and approval of the BCCH annual budget for 2019 by BCCH’s Treasurer Árpád Balázs
17:50 - Election of the Chairman and Councillors
• Explanation of the voting procedure: Distribution of a maximum of 7 votes in total, make only ONE vote for chairperson and six for councillors. The elected chair will also be a member of the Council.
• Nominees have 2 minutes to introduce themselves, a representative of CMS Cameron McKenna will read the profiles of those not present
18:35 - Election of the Supervisory Board members
18:40 - Vote on charter modification - You can find the charter with the amended parts highlighted here (EN) and here (HU)

The moderator then closes the AGM.


18:45 - Registration for invited guests and non-BCCH members, Welcome drinks
19:00 - Fireside Chat with guest speaker Melanie Seymour, CEO of BlackRock Budapest and Kinga Kalocsai, BCCH Council member
19:30 - A representative of CMS Cameron McKenna announces the results of the election
19:45 - The outgoing chairman toasts to the new Council and Speech by elected Chairman
20:00 - Dinner begins
22:00 - End of event

Details of the event are available on our site, which will be updated regularly.


Please find below the final list of candidates, whose profiles will soon be available on the BCCH website.

Candidates for the Chairman position: 
1. Duncan Graham, G&G Wealth Limited

Candidates for Council membership: 
1. Douglas Arnott, EDMF Language Services
2. Paul Fegan, Ecosse World Logistics
3. Péter Gyúrós, Shell Hungary
4. Judit Iglódy-Csató, GSK Hungary
5. Kinga Kalocsai, FirstMed
6. Károly Oelberg, AACM Central Europe Ltd.

Voting and attendance information: 

Participation at the official part of the AGM is for members only and free of charge, but please note that only a maximum of two people from any member company may attend, and each voting member company will have the right to one vote only.

The following Business Networking Reception is open to everyone interested.

Each voting member company will receive ONE voting sheet at the AGM registration desk. The voting sheet will contain the name of the candidates for the Council and for the Chair position. A total of seven votes can be cast on the voting sheets (six for Councillors and one for the Chairperson). The candidates receiving the most votes will be elected to Council Membership.

If no quorum is present at the time of the Annual General Meeting, the adjourned General Meeting shall convene at 17:15 on 7 May 2019 at the same place and such meeting shall have a quorum as regards the matters included in the agenda of the previous Meeting, regardless of the number of Members present or represented.

Members who are entitled to vote but cannot delegate anyone from the company to attend the Annual General Meeting will have the option to appoint a representative of another BCCH voting member with discretionary power to vote for and on behalf of them with a written proxy, a form for which is available here.

The number of proxies that a BCCH member can present at the event is limited to a maximum of two. (Please note that the form has to be presented only if the delegate works for another member company, it is not needed if the delegate works within the same firm).

A member whose membership fee has not been fully paid before the AGM shall not be entitled to attend and vote, so if in doubt please contact our colleagues at the Finance Department of the BCCH at finance@bcch.com.

Individual and Honorary members are non-voting members but have the right to attend and observe the AGM.

If you wish to join the event as a sponsor, you can find the sponsorship agreement here.

If you decide to offer your support, please fill it in and send it back to us by 25 April 2019.

You can register for the event here

Participation fee:
BCCH members - free of charge
(only a maximum of two people from any member company may attend free of charge, and each voting member company will have the right to one vote only)
Non-members - HUF 14 000 + VAT (reception only)

Please confirm your attendance by noon, Friday May 3 the latest.

Participation fees (a gross amount of HUF 17 780 for non-members) are transferable to Magyarországi Brit Kereskedelmi Kamara at Budapest Bank, HU72-10102244-82717800-01004000 (Swift code: BUDAHUHB, HUF bank account) with the indication of the event title (AGM reception). Please note that the original invoice will be issued and sent to the email address provided in the registration process of the event once the event has taken place.

We hope to see many of you at the event."

Best regards,
The BCCH Team

Date: Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 17:00 (registration from 16:45)
Venue: Eiffel Palace, PwC Academy (Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 78.)

Please note that the official part of the event is for BCCH members only, but the following Business Networking Reception is open to everyone interested.

Click here to visit BCCH online

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