Join us, HMA Mr Paul Fox and our board noimnees on the 25th of May for our AGM either online or in person!
Date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 16:00-18:00
Venue: Marriott Budapest or online via MS Teams
The event is free of charge for BCCH Members and we request all members have a representative either online or in person.
You can either join us virtually via MS Teams, however due to the improving circumstances, we are also planning to hold this as a hybrid event. If you wish to join us and the Board live at the Marriott, please email your request to us as soon as possible. With restrictions still in place and taking the required precautions, we can only offer a very limited number of live spots due to the on-going government regulations limiting the maximum number of attendees to 10 participants!
Our decision to change the date to the 25th of May is to accommodate members who may wish to join us live for the AGM with refreshments being served at the Marriott Hotel. We do hope it will not prove to be an inconvenience to any potential attendee planning to attend either virtually or in person.
Please note that given the special situation, we need all our member companies to attend via a delegate to make sure we meet the quorum for a valid AGM.
In line with the BCCH Charter, we will elect a new Council and a Chairperson for the Chamber who will serve on the Board for 2 years.
20-21 May – Links to the AGM will be sent out via email. (If you were to register later, you will receive the link by the day after registering)
The email will also contain a copy of the speeches and reports as well as the voting sheet.
15:45 – MS Teams room goes live (Please stay in the lobby until admitted to the room)
16:05 – Welcome speech by Her Majesty’s Ambassador HE Mr Paul Fox
16:15-16:30 – Fireside Chat with Mr Sándor Baja, Managing Director of Randstad Hungary, moderated by Kinga Kalocsai
16:30 – Chairman’s report, presented by Mr Duncan Graham and vote on accepting the Chairman’s report – You will be sent the report via email before the event.
16:40 – Financial Report and Auditor’s Report (approval of the BCCH accounts for 2020) presented by BCCH’s Treasurer Mr Douglas Arnott and vote on accepting the reports including BCCH annual budget for the upcoming year – You will be sent the report via email before the event
16:45 – Vote on accepting the Chairman’s and Financial Reports – You will be sent the reports via email before the event.
16:50-17:30 – Election of the Chairman and the Council
• Explanation of the voting procedure: Distribution of a maximum of 8 votes in total, make only ONE vote for chairperson and seven for councillors. The elected chair will also be a member of the Council.
• Nominees have 2 minutes to introduce themselves, Dr. Csongor Tompa, representative of CMS Cameron McKenna will read the profiles of those not present
17:35-17:40 – Election of the Supervisory Board members
17:40-18:00 – The results are announced, then the moderator closes the AGM
Please find below the final list of candidates, whose profiles and motivations for joining the board you can find on this link.
Candidates for the Chairman position
1. Duncan Graham, G&G Wealth Limited
Candidates for Council membership
1. Douglas Arnott, EDMF Language Services
2. Michael Glover, Taxually
3. Kinga Málnási, FirstMed
4. András Módos, EY
5. Kinga Kalocsai, PAV Hungary
6. Károly Oelberg, AACM Central Europe Ltd.
7. Tamás Simonyi, KPMG
Voting and attendance information
Participation at the official part of the AGM is for members only and free of charge, but please note that only a maximum of two people from any member company may attend, and each voting member company will have the right to one vote only.
Voting on the reports will be conducted via the poll feature in Teams. The votes will remain anonymous, will be tallied by BCCH’s staff and presented to the Chairman and the Executive Director privately.
In voting for the Chairman and Council Members, each voting member company will receive ONE voting sheet via email a day before the event. The voting sheet will contain the name of the candidates for the Council and for the Chair position. A total of eight votes can be cast on the voting sheets (seven for Councillors and one for the Chairperson). Whilst conducting the vote, we will ensure anonymity and excercise full discretion, as is required.
The candidates receiving the most votes will be elected to Council Membership.
If no quorum is present at the time of the Annual General Meeting, the adjourned General Meeting shall convene at 16:15 on 25 May 2021 at the same place and such meeting shall have a quorum as regards the matters included in the agenda of the previous Meeting, regardless of the number of Members present or represented.
Members who are entitled to vote but cannot delegate anyone from the company to attend the Annual General Meeting will have the option to appoint a representative of another BCCH voting member with discretionary power to vote for and on behalf of them with a written proxy, a form for which is available here. The number of proxies that a BCCH member can present at the event is limited to a maximum of two. (Please note that the proxy form has to be presented only if the delegate works for another member company, it is not needed if the delegate works within the same firm).
A member whose membership fee has not been fully paid before the AGM may not be entitled to attend and vote, so if in doubt please contact our colleagues at the Finance Department of the BCCH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual and Honorary members are non-voting members but have the right to attend and observe the AGM.
If you wish to join the event as a sponsor, you can find the sponsorship agreement here. If you decide to offer your support, please fill it in and send it back to us by 21 May, 2021.
BCCH members – free of charge
(only a maximum of two people from any member company may attend free of charge, and each voting member company will have the right to one vote only)
To inquire about participating in person, please send us an email to email@example.com. We will allocate a maximum of 10 places on a first-come, first-serve basis in line with all safety regulations in place.
Please confirm your attendance as soon as you can and by Monday, 24 May 2021 the latest.