Friss hírek, aktualitások - Diplomacy&Trade Friss hírek, aktualitások - Diplomacy&Trade hu GE Supplier’s Forum GE Hungary keeps on seeking Hungarian companies which could successfully join its supplier's chain. For this purpose, more than 70 SMEs presented themselves to GE representatives at the GE Supplier's Forum organised together with the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) and the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) in Budapest. Finnair introduces third daily flight to Budapest Finnair, the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, has announced at a joint press conference with Budapest Airport that it will have three daily flights between the Hungarian and Finnish capitals in the summer period this year. Arconic expands in Székesfehérvár Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products, producer of Alcoa Wheels, as a global key actor that serves the commercial transportation and city bus market with a range of fully forged aluminum wheels, announced another expansion in Hungary to double the capacities of its Székesfehérvár plant. Battery plant construction begins in Komárom Construction works have been launched for South Korea’s third largest company SK Innovation to build a plant manufacturing batteries for use in electric cars in the industrial park in Komárom with an investment worth HUF 97.5 billion. The steppe in my heart! In the WittyLeaks series, Diplomac&Trade regularly publishes the personal accounts of ambassadors and other diplomatic mission leaders accredited to Budapest. this time, the departing Kazakh ambassador shares his 'sacred memories of a friendly Hungary'. Bakery sector producer Zalaco triples capacity A significant player in Hungarian food industry, the Western Hungarian company of Zalaco expands with greenfield investment in Zalaegerszeg. Having plants in Ajka and Sopron, too, this company is an important representative of the domestic bakery sector as it produces several hundred types of products and more than 100 million product items altogether every year, reaching both the Hungarian and the regional markets. As a result of this investment, 150 new jobs are to be created in the county town of Zala. ibis Styles Budapest Airport Hotel opened Hungary’s first airport hotel with direct terminal connection was officially opened this Wednesday. The ibis Styles Budapest Airport Hotel, built by the Hungarian company WING Co. Ltd. for HUF 3.2 billion has 145 rooms and is able to accommodate 300 guests. MVM to build Hungary's largest solar power plant's-largest-solar-power-plant.html The town of Felsõzsolca in northeastern Hungary has accepted the proposal of state-owned Hungarian Electricity Works (MVM), which envisages the construction of the largest solar power plant in the country, with installed capacity of 20 MW. Linamar develops production at its Hungarian premises Canadian-owned Linamar Hungary Cls. will be creating two hundred new jobs in provincial Hungary at three locations with an investment of HUF 8.64 billion (EUR 27.5 million), 119 in Orosháza, 71 in Békéscsaba and ten in Gyöngyös. Thyssenkrupp opens new factory in Hungary A new factory was opened by the automotive component and raw material supplier thyssenkrupp Component Technology on Friday in Jászfényszaru, E Hungary. The unit produces overhead camshafts and electro-mechanical power steering (developed in the company's competence center in Budapest) for the international auto industry. Historical similarities and strong willpower Maintaining an active political dialog, strengthening economic cooperation and promoting cultural ties, especially people-to-people contacts; these are the goals of the Ambassador of Latvia to Hungary, Vilmārs Heniņ¹. In a recent extensive interview with Diplomacy&Trade, he discusses political, economic and cultural ties with Hungary, including the development of tourism because it facilitates people-to-people contacts between the two nations. Working closely with like-minded countries This February, the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop paid a short visit to Budapest, where she met her Hungarian counterpart as well as representatives from the business community. Diplomacy&Trade talked to her afterwards about the main topics of discussion in those meetings and what tangible results could come from them, in the near future, in trade and other aspects of bilateral relations. Upgraded Hungarian banknote Upgraded 1,000-forint banknote denominations can appear in cash payments in Hungary from March 1, 2018. In addition to their renewed appearance, the banknotes have been brought up-to-date with regards their security features. JTB launches own app In Japan, it is often not easy to get around as a simple tourist, especially if you are trying to get from point A to point B without a guide. In 2017, there was a record number of people arriving in Japan, with some 28.69 million people choosing the island as their recreation or business trip destination – 80% of them organizing their travels individually. JTB Hungary's parent company, JTB Japan, therefore came to the conclusion that it is necessary to create a pocket-aid that helps travelers create their own travel plans. For this, they only have to touch their mobile phone. Startup Campus V4 Global Tour launched in Istanbul The World Business Angel Forum in Istanbul marked the launch of the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour. At the conference, five Hungarian and two Polish innovative startups introduced their ideas to key sponsors and partners such as Türk Telekom and Celebi. REHAU expands business in Hungary REHAU, the world's market leader automotive polymer supplier is building a new manufacturing plant in Hungary. Provider of polymer-based solutions, REHAU will manufacture lacquered external components in the new plant for the automotive industry. Hungarian conductor shares prize with former Beatle Hungarian conductor Ádám Fischer has been named – along with former Beatle Paul McCartney – as the recipient of Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize in the music category. The Wolf Foundation called Ádám Fischer “an inspirational conductor and eloquent defender of human rights,” while McCartney “is one of the greatest songwriters of all time.” Real estate awards for HB Reavis The HB Reavis real estate development group has won two prizes at the prestigious Gala Awards with its AGORA Budapest project. Its Agora Park and Showroom was named ‘Best Community Place of the Year 2017’ among 35 entries while the Agora Budapest project, itself was voted as ‘Best Planned Commercial Real Estate Project of the Year 2017’. Hungarians help develop Olympic analytic system Hungarian and American software engineers of GE Healthcare developed the analytic management system of the Olympic Winter Games. Designed in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the digital analytical system allows doctors and healthcare professionals get real-time data on the health status, injuries and possible illness of the competitors. V4 carnival in Budapest Concerts, gastronomic and children's programs, light painting and fireworks - a whole-day of family programs were held on Sunday at the Várkert Bazaar and its neighborhood on the occasion of the anniversary of the establishment of the Visegrád Four (V4) Group.