BabelFest Language Festival
Date: April 10, 2019

9.00-9.50 -Room EII.6.

Opening remarks by Dean Dr. Katalin Gulyásné Csekő - HU

Plenary speakers - HU

Language Learning in the Digital Age - challenges and opportunities
- Tibor Prievara - „TanárBlog” author, language teacher at ELTE Apáczai Csere János Secondary School

Science is not the only Common Language! - HR experts on the importance of special purpose language skills
- Dr. Ágnes Vörös– Head of HR CCE, BASF Hungária Kft.
- Fruzsina Fáni Szentkuti - HR specialist


10.00-10.50 Parallel sessions in 9 foreign languages - Rooms EII.6. Rooms in EI. - EF. and Conference room: presentations, roundtable discussions, meeting international students, etc. in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Chinese


11.00-11.45 Student competitions - Conference room

Pitch competition - EN & DE             -       „Külker got Talent” - related to various cultures

Award winning videos of the BBS-FIMB image-video competition


11.45-12.30 Cultural programme - Conference room

Guitar music- "Rock, mysticism, religion” - József Nagy, research fellow - ELTE university

Songs of 6 cultures in 6 languages - Dr. Teodóra Wiesenmayer, assistant prof. - BBS-FIMB

Gas Jeans fashion show with student models


12.30-12.40 Awards ceremony- Conference room


12.40-13.10 Snack the World - buffet - Building K. ground floor

13.10-13.45 Civilizations quiz- Conference room – HU


Side events: 9.00-14.00 - First floor gallery

  • Foreign language book fair (Klett, Oxford)
  • International Job Fair
  • Photo competition


English EII.6. - EN

  • Getting better at speaking in a language exam with the help of a dictionary?
    - Kolos Esztergályos Senior ELT Consultant & Teacher Trainer, Oxford University Press
  • Cultural dyslexia - crossing language and cultural barriers in Hungary
    - A roundtable discussion with international students at BBS-FIMB


German Clubroom - DE

  • Working environment offered by a modern logistics company
    - Lea Szalai - LKW Walter - logistics manager
  • Why you should spend a semester studying abroad? - Erasmus in German speaking countries
    - Stefánia Kulcsár (BBS-FIMB student)


French EF7-9. - FR

  • Introducing the French-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    - Agnès Ducrot, director
  • Panel discussion with Nicolas Pineau, - director - Eurodentaire


Italian EI.12. - IT

  • An Italian entrepreneur in Hungary. Property markets 2005-2019. Perspectives.
    - Alessando Aronica – CEO Isaro Srl.
  • Hungarian Erasmus students in Italy
  • Italian Erasmus students in Hungary


Spanish EII.10. - ES

  • Peru and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
    - H.E. Raúl Salazar Cosio, Ambassador of the Republic of Peru to Hungary
  • A Hungarian Erasmus student in Spain 
  • A Spanish Erasmus student in Hungary


Portugese EF46. - HU

  • A Portuguese in Hungary – a Hungarian in Portugal – passionate relations at work and beyond
    - Joaquim Pimpão -, Counsellor, Director of the Office of Commerce and Tourism (AICEP)
    - João Henriques - director, Camões Institute Hungary
    - Eszter Szántai - Lead credit control analyst, Iberia Cash coll. team, British Petrol


Japanese EI.41. - EN & HU

  • Now & the future, Japan and Hungary Business tie
    - Mr. Masahide Honda - Jetro (Japan External Trade Organization) -  CEO
  • Student life at a Japanese university - mobility report - Dorka Mák BBS-FIMB student


Russian EF 14-16. - RU & HU

  • The development of Russian - Hungarian economic relations- Alexey Drynochkin PhD., professor at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Head of Economic Department of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Hungary
  • Coming from Russia - Russian and Hungarian students report on their experiences

Chinese E.I. 23. - HU

  • The Chinese Dream coming true- Csaba Wolf – Deloitte CE - Business Development Director, former Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Hungarian Embassy in Beijing, China


Happy (Babel)festivalling!

Külker - Opening up a New World!




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