„Education meets Business” – the idea of edubiz 2017 is to bring together the education sector and internationally active enterprises of the automotive sector (particularly of Central and Eastern Europe) to encourage the dialogue between them.

The open conference and exhibition format of edubiz is a joint initiative of CEEPUS, the academic exchange network of Central and Eastern Europe and local global, a Stuttgart based media company. It will take place at the exhibition “Automotive Hungary” in Budapest.


  • Meet experts and representatives of the worldwide automotive industry
  • Learn about relevant sector developments in the CEE region
  • Initiate new cooperations between the corporate and the education sector

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18 - 20.10.2017 Automotive Hungary

Organized by Hungexpo
Matchmaking & Trade Show:
individual interviews and talks of exhibitors and visitors

18 - 20.10.2017 Automotive - Techtogether

Competition for Students
More information here

18. - 19.10.2017 EUSDR Annual Forum

Organized by EUSDR, European Commission and Danube Transnational Programme

19.10.2017 edubiz Symposium

Organized by CEEPUS and local global

20.10.2017 On-Site-Visits

Bosch Group in Budapest

Review Edubiz Budapest 2017


  • AUTOMOTIVE HUNGARY is an exhibition at HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center with over 250 exhibitors from 10 countries and a record number of almost 10,000 professional visitors
  • Major business forums are held simultaneously by exhibitors, in which major global brands such as Daimler, AUDI and Bosch are involved. The 2017 event will take part between 18 and 20 October.
  • Central and Eastern European [CEE] is a hub for automotive production on a global scale. One of the major challenges for global manufacturers and suppliers is the availability of skilled workforce. Corporate education and qualification are one of the main topics to be discussed.







Alternatives to European brain drain – opportunities for the corporate sector in Central and Eastern Europe

Best Practice:

Internationally active industrial enterprises sharing their experience: case studies of successful regional R&D, corporate education and HR projects


Presentation of concepts and solutions, tools and instruments of corporate education

Business Models:

How to implement and finance public-private R&D or corporate education projects



Looking for regional growth and innovation strategy

Economic policy makers:

Education as the main driver of economic development and innovation

Universities, Massive Online Courses (MOC):

Ready for international cooperations – cross-border, with Germany’s globally active “Mittelstand”

Education service providers:

Technologies and concepts for corporate education

Students, Graduates & Young Professionals from Central and Eastern Europe:

New opportunities at home instead of brain drain

The Program

edubiz conference 2016
edubiz conference 2016

edubiz Symposium 19.10.2017, Room “Türkiz”

10.00 Greeting CEEPUS & Hungexpo

10.15 Key Notes: Automotive Investment in CEE vs. European brain drain:

  • Róbert Ésik, President of Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency HIPA
  • Olivia Schubert, Audi Hungaria
  • Gábor Jóo, Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Hungary
  • András Somogyi, BOSCH Hungary

11.00 CEE Universities – Contributions to the European Future of Mobility

  • The digital future of Driving: Prof. László Palkovics, Minister of State for Higher Education, Hungary
  • Transport science in Budapest: Evolving links between research, education and industry: Daniel Hörcher, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Secure and reliable Systems in the Automotive Industry: Miran Rodič, University of Maribor

14.00 Visit of Automotive Hungary, Matchmaking – CEEPUS interdisciplinary network

15.00 CEEPUS Essay Challenge on Future of Mobility and Production

15.30 Students ask, HR experts answer: Career opportunities in the automotive technology

17.00 Get-together

Róbert Ésik

Róbert Ésik

President of Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency HIPA

Gábor Jóo

Gábor Jóo

Responsible for Education & Master Trainer, Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Hungary

András Somogyi

András Somogyi

HR Director, Bosch Hungary

Olivia Schubert

Olivia Schubert

Head of Educational & Academic Cooperations, Audi Hungaria

Prof. László Palkovics

Prof. László Palkovics

Minister of State for Higher Education, Hungary

Daniel Hörcher

Daniel Hörcher

Faculty of Transportation and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Dr. Miran Rodič

Dr. Miran Rodič

Institute of Robotics, University of Maribor