Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), will be one of the featured speakers at an October 4 conference in Budapest, Hungary, to highlight business opportunities in Fairfax County and the United States for Hungarian companies.
The FCEDA and InterAccess Inc., which promotes business ties between Hungary and the U.S., are presenting â€œBusiness Success in the U.S.â€ Dr. Gordon will address the audience about the Fairfax County economy and opportunities for Hungarian companies.
Other speakers include Marianne Drain, of the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, who will speak about opportunities to export to the U.S.; Dr. BalÃ¡zs HidvÃ©ghi, Hungaryâ€™s secretary for European affairs; ErzsÃ©bet Dobos, of the Hungarian Information Technology Agency; IstvÃ¡n RÃ©czicza of the law firm of RÃ©czicza White & Case LLP; Sianturi Batara of Citibank Hungary; and IstvÃ¡n FÃ¶ldesi of InnoHungary Technology Center, an FCEDA Partner in Tysons Corner, Va.
â€œFairfax County is a great location for Hungarian companies, particularly technology companies, because world-class technologies developed in Hungary are compatible with those found here,â€ Dr. Gordon said. â€œThis event is an excellent way for Hungarian companies to understand more about the opportunities here and the challenges of locating in the U.S.â€
More than 370 foreign-owned companies, including almost 250 from European countries, have a presence in Fairfax County. The FCEDA has had a European office in Germany since 2000 and an office in London since 1998 to work with European companies interested in expanding in the U.S.