Digital Labour Market 2017

The shortage of workers with digital skills is fast becoming a critical factor impeding the competitiveness of both the Hungarian national economy and individual businesses. The estimated lack of some 22,000 IT specialists is only the tip of the iceberg, as the digital economy has an urgent need for several hundred thousand professionals with advanced digital skills.

Without these key workers, implementation of the Irinyi Plan and the IPAR (Industry) 4.0 initiative, the technological development of Hungarian SMEs, and efforts to attract new investors to Hungary and retain existing ones could run into serious problems.

The purpose of the event is to establish a broad-based forum for debating proposals aimed at alleviating the digital labour shortage, with the participation of the government, professional organisations, trade unions, chambers of commerce, the major consulting firms and businesses. The event also presents the ideal occasion for unveiling the Digital Labour Programme (DLP),which will provide a framework for the short, medium and long-term measures to be implemented.

Speakers at the Digital Labour Market 2017 event:

  • Mihály Varga, Minister for National Economy
  • Tamás Deutsch Prime Minister’s commissioner, Digital Success Programme
  • Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, member of the European Commission
  • Farkas Bársony president, American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)
  • Tamás Laufer chairman, ICT Association of Hungary
  • Dale A. Martin chairman, German-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry(DUIHK)
  • László Parragh chairman, Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Following the plenary session, the conference will continue in four breakout sections.
The detailed programme is available on the: website of the event.


Invitation (HU+EN)