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Interview with Rita Szép-Tüske on mega projects on January 25

On January 25 at 14:00 (CET), we will be joined by Rita Szép-Tüske, Deputy CEO at the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) for a live interview as part of our Towards Gender Equality in FDI (TGEinFDI) initiative. The topic of the interview will be on how to win and facilitate mega projects. 

Managing director, Andreas Dressler will be asking Rita questions related to the team, services and skills required to effectively respond to and facilitate such large-scale projects. They’ll also be discussing what role geo-political relations play within these agreements and the benefit versus cost issue of public opposition to mega projects. Rita will also be providing insights on the importance or unimportance of incentives and how they calculate return on investment (ROI) estimations of taxpayer money. 

We will also be touching on the role of gender equality within FDI and the part it plays at HIPA. The interview is expected to last approximately 30 minutes and will be livestreamed via LinkedIn. To watch the interview, please join the event on LinkedIn here.   

Rita has been working on the development of the national economy, intensifying Hungarian export development efforts and promoting FDI for the past 15 years. She was part of the whole process in securing the recent BYD project from initial enquiry to confirmation. Prior to her role at HIPA, she was Head of Department for Export Development between 2017 and 2022. Previously, in the Ministry of National Economy, Rita’s main duty was industrial development. Within this framework, together with her team, she drafted the industrial strategy in 2016 that has been in effect ever since. 

This interview is the seventh interview of a monthly repeating interview series as part of the Towards Gender Equality in FDI initiative. Every month, female guest speakers will be invited to speak about a particular aspect of foreign direct investment and investment promotion. These very practical conversations will highlight best practices and explore the intersection of FDI and gender equality. 

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