The Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (HBLF) has come to a significant milestone this year, celebrating its 25th anniversary. HBLF was founded by the personal support of HRH the Prince of Wales in 1992.  HRH Prince Charles initiative was joined by 11 visionary business leaders. Our mission is the same since the foundation, namely, to encourage companies to integrate corporate social responsibility and the principles of sustainable development into the everyday business practice.  Since its establishment, members of HBLF promote responsible leadership for the long-term prosperity of their businesses and the whole of society.

Borbála Czakó
HBLF President
H.E. Isabelle Poupart
Canadian Ambassador
to Hungary
Melanie Seymour
Head of BlackRock
András Volom
Youth Delegate
of Hungary
to the United Nations

Date: October 12, Thursday, 2017, 08:30-10:00 
Venue: Canadian Embassy (1027 Budapest, Ganz u. 12-14.)
  • Borbála Czakó, HBLF President greeting
  • H. E. Isabelle Poupart, Canadian Ambassador to Hungary presentation
  • Melanie Seymour, Head of BlackRock Budapest presentation
  • András Volom, Head of HeForShe Hungary presentation
  • EU Diversity Charter Solemn Signatory 
The European Diversity Charter of Hungary, based on significant synergies, was established in cooperation with HBLF and mtd in 2016. The aim of the European initiative, which is to support the Government of Hungary is to raise awareness and to engage the leaders and decision-makers in promoting diversity, equal opportunities and non-discrimination.
We trust that during our solemn signature your company will confirm your commitment to the Diversity Charter of Hungary.
Registration is by invitation only.
The language of the event is English, and no translation will be provided.
After the event, we serve light lunches.
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During the HBLF 25th Anniversary Week (October 9-13, 2017) we are organizing several professional programs for the business, public and civil sector representatives to summarize the past 25 years successes, lessons learned. In partnership with our members and stakeholders, we would like to use this opportunity to identify the focus and activities for the next decades to come.

The 25th Anniversary Reception is the flagship event of the Anniversary Week. During the Jubilee Week, we will organise high-level occasions, an Extraordinary HBLF Summit at the Constitutional Court hosted by President Tamás Sulyok, an Exclusive CEO Forum at the invitation of Minister János Lázár in the Parliament. The transparency work stream will organise a conference titled “In the Web of  Business Relationships”, the sustainability work stream will hold an event titled ‘Europe Ambition 2030’ and hosted by Dr. Gyula Bándi, Ombudsman for Future Generations and the diversity work stream will organise an unconscious bias training for c-level executives. During the Jubilee Week, HMA Iain Lindsay will hold a celebration dinner for HBLF.