In the framework of the CORD project supported by the Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary Cooperation Programme, an international conference was organised by the Union of Hungarian Women Association at the Ministry of Agriculture in Budapest on 7th June 2019. At the event the CORD project partners presented their unique entrepreneurial Ambassador Scheme and the 6 nominated Ambassadors (3 Slovaks and 3 Hungarians). The Ambassadors will have the mission to promote entrepreneurial activity and business opportunities in the Slovak-Hungarian border region.
An international conference titled 'Innovative enterprises of exemplary rural women' was organised by the Union of Hungarian Women Association at the Ministry of Agriculture in Budapest on 7th June 2019.
Welcome speeches were held by dr. Anikó Juhász, Deputy State Secretary for Agricultural Economy, Erzsébet Nagy, Head of HEPA Hungarian Export Promotion Agency's Enterprise Europe Network (lead beneficiary of the CORD project), Walter Weidel, Head of Secretariat at the Hungarian National Country Network and Margit Batthyány-Schmidt, President of the Union of Hungarian Women Association. The CORD project supported by the Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary Cooperation Programme and the Ambassador Scheme elaborated in the framework of the project were introduced to participants, following the presentations about innovation, artificial intelligence and a special business development model based on the RISE system. The official event closed with the nomination ceremony of CORD Ambassadors, representatives of the most successful Hungarian and Slovak companies who were appointed to provide especially to women entrepreneurs in the border regions their best practices and experience. At the same time also project partner organisations will be able to improve their enterprise development and innovative activities offered to entrepreneurs thanks to the mentoring support provided by the CORD Ambassadors.
The CORD project implemented in a Slovak-Hungarian cooperation is aimed at enhancing the cross-border business activities of start-ups, potential entrepreneurs and SMEs. (The aim of the CORD project is to strengthen cooperation between organizations providing support to potential and existing entrepreneurs and to promote the cross-border dimension of the Slovak-Hungarian border region.) The partner organisations implementing the project - HEPA Hungarian Export Promotion Agency, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Győr-Moson-Sopron County, the Union of Hungarian Women Association, the Slovak Business Agency, the Regional Advisory And Information Centre in Komárno and the Association of Lecturers and Career Advisors – each nominated the representative of one company for the Ambassador Scheme. A certificate of nomination was granted to Mr. Zsolt Oltványi, owner of Vita Stilo Hungary Ltd., Ms. Csilla Mihalicz, CEO of Inter-Personnel Ltd., Ms. Erika Rácz, owner of Julius-Globe Ltd., Branislav Príbojsky, CEO of Freya Corporation s.r.o., Jana Knoppova, marketing manager of SENSONEO j.s.a. and Natália Gáplovská, founder and creator of LUMINIA s.r.o.