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Sándor Laczkó

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Hungarian children leaving for the Netherlands by children's train at the Keleti railway station

Multi-Level Bonds

This year marks the 100th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties between the Netherlands and Hungary, and so, it is an excellent occasion to enlist examples in history that make up a multi-level bond between the two countries and the two peoples. When I say our common history dates back to centuries, I mean it. Perhaps […]

The Public Needs to Experience Emotions

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 24, 2020

The August edition of Diplomacy&Trade carried an interview with Placido Domingo Jr. who was working on the main theme for the Hungarian-developed classical music TV show ‘Virtuosos’ in Budapest. The theme has been orchestrated by Brazilian maestro Sergio Kuhlmann. This time, it is the maestro who talks about the joint project as well as his […]

United for Global Excellence in Dentistry

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 18, 2020

Every vision has its story. Straumann’s began more than 60 years ago. Since then, their innovations and achievements have become landmarks in dentistry worldwide. Straumann began as a family-owned business, grew into a publicly owned holding, and today, is comprised of a number of international companies around the world. The story of the Hungarian Branch […]

The 2020 Tree of the Year in Hungary

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 18, 2020

The Judas tree in Mélykút, S Hungary was elected as the Tree of the Year in Hungary this year in an online voting held by the the Ökotárs ('Eco companion') Foundation. Ökotárs has been organizing the Hungarian Tree of the Year contest since 2010. They are are searching for the most lovable tree, a tree with […]

‘Urban Mining’ in Szigetszentmiklós

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 12, 2020

SungEel Hitech Co. Ltd. of South Korea has grown into one of the world's leading secondary battery recycling companies since its founding in March 2000 with the philosophy of “finite resources as infinite resources to preserve the green environment.” The plant of its Hungarian subsidiary was inaugurated in March 2019 in Szigetszentmiklós, just south of […]

Close to the Customers

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 10, 2020

A leading electrolyte supplier for major battery makers of South Korea, Dongwha Electrolyte is planning a business expansion in Hungary. Dongwha Electrolyte is the first South Korean company to domestically produce electrolyte products for Lithium-ion batteries and is currently operating production facilities in Korea, China, and Malaysia. Due to EU legislation setting mandatory emission reduction […]

KDBE, the Faithful Business Partner

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 8, 2020

KDB Bank Europe Ltd. (KDBE), a subsidiary of the South Korean Korea Development Bank, has been present on the Hungarian financial market since 1990. KDBEPresident&CEO, Min In Hwan tells Diplomacy&Trade how the bank developed over these three decades and theservices it offers its clients today. Explaining how many of the bank’s original objectives have been […]

Providing a Seamless Experience

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 7, 2020

LG Electronics Hungarian subsidiary acts as a regional center, its office in Budapest not only supervises the company’s activities in Hungary but is also responsible for the coordinated commercial activity of ten other countries in East Central Europe and the Western Balkans. As LG Electronics Hungary Managing Director, Hyeong Tae Kim explains to Diplomacy&Trade, “LG’s […]

Welcoming Korean investors to Hungary

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 6, 2020

Last year, the Republic of Korea was the largest source of foreign direct investments in Hungary. The Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) played a pivotal role in many of these investment projects as its CEO, Róbert Ésik explains to Diplomacy&Trade. He points out that 2019 was another successful year for Hungary in terms of foreign […]

Bringing Korea’s Culture to Hungarians

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 4, 2020

Last fall, coinciding with the 30-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Hungary and the Republic of Korea, the Korean Cultural Center in the Hungarian capital, the second largest worldwide and the largest inEurope, was officially re-opened at a new location. “Hungary is one of the most important countries for the Republic of Korea. When Korea […]

Doing Now What Patients Need Next

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 3, 2020

Providing medical solutions that improve people’s quality of life on a daily basis, while also constantly working on the innovations of the future – this dual mission of the Swiss multinational healthcare company Roche is also the driving force for the management and staff of the Hungarian subsidiary established back in 1984. Roche is the […]

Lotte Aluminium Managing Director Sang Fab Park

Supplying the Region

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 2, 2020

It was announced in February this year that Lotte Aluminium will soon produce aluminum anode foils for batteries near Tatabánya, west of Budapest. The company will serve enterprises that manufacture batteries for electric vehicles, and plans to supply them with some 18,000 tons of foil annually. “The EU is strategically pursuing an eco-friendly policy and […]

A Gateway for Korean Investment and Trade

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 1, 2020

The Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) is both a Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) and an Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) representing the Korean government. The organization opened its Budapest office (Korea Business Center) in 1988, at the start of Hungary’s economic (and political) transformation. “Because of our early arrival, we have a deep understanding […]

A Good Location for Swiss Business

Sándor Laczkó
Sep 30, 2020

Earlier this year, two Swiss companies announced that they had chosen Hungary to invest in: Sensirion is establishing its first European production site outside Switzerland in Debrecen, while Flisom chose Kecskemét for the location of its first plant of industrial capacity. As the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Switzerland in Budapest, István […]

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