CEE4Impact Day


12 October 2023



Venue: Ethnographical Museum
Budapest, 1146 Dózsa György út 35.

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Join our CEE4Impact Day this Autumn!




This conference strives to stimulate the impact ecosystem and foster more social and environmental impact investments in the CEE region. To achieve this, we all have a choice. The question is; do we have the motivation, ability, and opportunity to act and decide in a way that has a positive social impact? During the CEE4Impact Day, we wish to suggest tools and give tips in order to:


FIND THE PERSONAL MOTIVATION AND LEARN


Learning a practical approach based on experience and real-case studies is the key to developing impact-oriented decisions and actions. From juniors to seniors, from startup SMEs to seasoned leaders of multinational investors, we can all learn in order to reach a better economy.

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” ― Henry Ford


ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER


By sharing the best and less successful experiences and seeing the current trends in the world of entrepreneurship, we can support each other in the CEE region to invest and participate in more positive impact ventures. We wish to showcase to the conference participants that with mutual goals and the unity of the impact community and ecosystem, we can truly make the world a better place.
Entrepreneurs can tackle the specific problems that the world is facing and they can offer solutions via their enterprise.

MAKE ACCESS TO CAPITAL, SHAPE LEGISLATION, MEASURE PROGRESS


If the venture is for a good purpose and goals - if managed well - profit will likely come as well, considering having access to capital, market, the right tools, data, and legislation.

It is not enough to serve a good cause, the means to reaching this must be measured in the right way.

What gets measured, gets done.

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Program


11.30
Arrival, registration
12.00
Light lunch, networking
CEE4IMPACT DAY
Language: English
Location: Event Hall
13.00
Introduction
13.02
Welcome speech:
Elemér Eszter, Chairman, THBE
13.10
A global perspective of impact investing - past, presence, and future
From Microfinance to Systems Change

Dr. Karl “Charly” Kleissner, Cofounder Toniic, KL Felicitas Foundation, full member of the Club of Rome
13.40
Welcome speech
Nóra Bogsch, Executive Secretary, THBE
Housekeeping notes
13.40
Responsible Investment for Newbies and Seasoned Professionals
A guide for finance professionals with a keen interest in environmental, social and governance issues - why to engage with responsibility during our financial performance

Riikka Sievänen, KPMG Finland, Advisory, Sustainable Finance & Corporate Sustainability, Director
14.00
Sharity Impact Minutes
Farkas Bársony, Sharity, CEO
14.05
Surprise performance – “Musical Education for Everyone”
14.20
„CEE Impact Investment – Moving further East and South”
Impact investment in the Eastern European and MENA region

Elena Salamandic-Alijosiene, Katalista Ventures, Partner
Magdalena Radova, Tilia Impact Ventures, Impact & Investment Manager
Alexandru Bogdan, ROCA X, CEO
Dinko Novoselec, Feelsgood Capital, Managing Partner

Moderator: Elemér Eszter, THBE & Impact Ventures, President & Chairman of the Board of Directors
14.50
SMARTKAS – Let’s walk the talk!
The Bumpy Road of an Impact Entrepreneur - Hungarian Farm Opening

Dr. David Mészáros, SMARTKAS, Founder & CEO
15.05
Coffee break
15.30
The opportunity of Impact Investing in the Real Estate (Technology) Industry
Dirk Paelinck
European Proptech Association – Proptech House & Interoffices & Workero
Chairman – CEO/Founder
16.00
Hand-in-Hand: Proptech & Impact
Dirk Paelinck, European Proptech Association – Proptech House, Chairman – CEO/Founder
Zoltán Kalmár, ProptechZoom, Founder
András Varga, KPMG Hungary Real Estate Advisory

Moderator: Mihály Fodor, Impact Ventures, Board Member
16.20
Surprise performance – “Trust is an impact & Impact is a trust”
16.25
"Dancing with the (Impact) Stars" – Introduction
Moderator: Nikolaus Hutter, New Paradigm Ventures, Founder & CEO

"Dancing with the (Impact) Stars" Elevator Pitches
Meet the table moderators of the interactive "Talking with the Impact Stars" and make your choice of seat!
16.45
Rapid Coffee break
17.00
The Fundraising Ecosystem
Fundraising Opportunities for Impact GP Teams in the CEE Region


Anna Finizio, EIF, Investment Manager – Social Impact
Kornelia Kovács, c*funds, Associate, Investor Relations
Tibor Héjj, National Innovation Agency, Deputy CEO, Strategy and Business

Moderator: Elemér Eszter, THBE & Impact Ventures, President & Chairman of the Board of Directors
17.20
Surprise performance – “Rhythm and Team Work”
Where tradition and modernism meet in the fastest way in the World
17.35
"Dancing with the (Impact) Stars" - Topics
17.35
"Dancing with the (Impact) Stars" Topic 1:
Impact Measurement in Practice – from niche to mainstream

Showcasing of impact measurement from a variety of angles, perspectives

Dr. Barnabás Ács, London Stock Exchange Group, Global director, Sales Strategy & Execution, Sustainable Investing & Finance
Ákos Janza, MSCI Inc., Managing Director – Head of Enterprise Transformation and Global Head of Offices
Magdalena Radova, Tilia Impact Ventures, Impact & Investment Manager

Moderator: Gabrielle Habberton, Relativ Group, Co-Founder & Executive
17.50
"Dancing with the (Impact) Stars" Topic 2:
Green Fox Academy – Start-to-Exit of a true impact entrepreneurship

From the eyes of its founder, angel investor, investor and acquirer

Gergő Iváncsics, Impact Ventures
Peter Langmár, Green Fox Academy, STRT
18.10
"Dancing with the (Impact) Stars" Round 1.
18.30
"Dancing with the (Impact) Stars" Round 2.
18.50
"Dancing with the (Impact) Stars" Rounding Off
18.50
Impact Raffle & Standing Reception
Dessert and champagne
20.00
End of event

Speakers


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    KARL “CHARLY” KLEISSNER

    Cofounder Toniic, KL Felicitas Foundation
    full member of the Club of Rome

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    Riikka Sievänen

    KPMG Finland
    Advisory, Sustainable Finance & Corporate Sustainability Director

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    FARKAS BÁRSONY

    SHARITY
    AMBASSADOR

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    ELENA SALAMANDIC-ALIJOSIENE

    KATALISTA VENTURES
    PARTNER

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    ALEXANDRU BOGDAN

    ROCA X
    CEO

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    DR. DÁVID MÉSZÁROS

    SMARTKAS
    CEO

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    Dirk Paelinck

    European Proptech Association
    Chairman – CEO/Founder

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    ZOLTÁN KALMÁR

    PROPTECHZOOM
    FOUNDER

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    András Varga

    KPMG Hungary Real Estate Advisory
    Manager

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    MIHÁLY FODOR

    IMPACT VENTURES
    BOARD MEMBER

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    Anna Finizio

    EUROPEAN INVESTMENT FUND (EIF)
    Investment Manager – Social Impact

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    Kornélia Kovács

    c*funds
    Investment Analyst

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    DR. TIBOR HÉJJ

    NATIONAL INNOVATION AGENCY
    MANAGING DIRECTOR

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    DR. BARNABÁS ÁCS

    LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP
    Global Solutions Director, Sustainable Finance & Investing

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    Ákos Janza

    MSCI Inc.
    MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION, GLOBAL HEAD OF OFFICES

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    Magdalena Radova

    Tilia Impact Ventures
    Impact & Investment Manager

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    GABRIELLE HABBERTON

    RELATIV GROUP
    CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE

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    GERGŐ IVÁNCSICS

    IMPACT VENTURES
    INVESTMENT DIRECTOR

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    Péter Langmár

    STRT
    CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

“DANCING WITH THE (IMPACT) STARS”
TABLE MODERATORS


The above speakers and additionally the below (impact) stars


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    NIKOLAUS HUTTER

    NEW PARADIGM VENTURES
    CEO&FOUNDER

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    GREGOR RISS

    NEW PARADIGM VENTURES & RELEVANT VENTURES GMBH & GET WATER UGANDA
    PARTNER, FOUNDER & MEMBER OF THE BOARD

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    GYULA PLESCHINGER

    MBH BANK
    HEAD OF PRIVATE BANKING

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    CYRIL GOUIFFES

    EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK
    HEAD OF SOCIAL IMPACT, EQUITY INVESTMENTS

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    DINKO NOVOSELEC

    FEELSGOOD CAPITAL
    MANAGING PARTNER

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    PAULA PUSTIŠEK

    FEELSGOOD CAPITAL
    JUNIOR INVESTMENT MANAGER

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    EDINA CSÁNYI

    EIB INSTITUTE
    SOCIAL PROGRAMME OFFICER

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    AnnaMariaCornelia De Gersem

    RESORTECS
    HEAD OF CIRCULAR BUSINESS

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    LEVENTE RICHÁRD KOVÁCS

    HIVENTURES
    SENIOR INVESTMENT MANAGING

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    GERGELY ZÁMBÓ

    RESPRAY
    CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

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    ANDOR RÉTI

    RESPRAY
    CO-FOUNDER

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    PLAMEN IVANOV

    IMPACT PROSPER
    FOUNDER

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    GREGOIRE VIGROUX

    BONAPP.ECO
    CO-FOUNDER

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    SZABOLCS KOVÁCS

    GREENSENSE CONSULTING
    MANAGING DIRECTOR

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    MICHAEL WROCZYNSKI

    SAMURAI LABS
    CEO&FOUNDER

Hosts


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    NORA BOGSCH

    THBE
    EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
    HOST OF THE CONFERENCE

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    ELEMÉR ESZTER

    SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTORS’ ASSOCIATION
    CHAIRMAN

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    SZABOLCS VARGA

    SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTORS’ ASSOCIATION
    VICE-CHAIRMAN

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Ethnographical Museum
Budapest, 1146 Dózsa György út 35.

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