Category: Professional Associations

The Hungarian Direct Selling Association (DSA) was formed in April 1993 by 8 founding member companies in order to represent the interests of the direct selling industry, to inform the public, legislators and media on direct selling, to promote the highest ethical standards of direct selling practices through the industry Codes of Conduct

The market organization of Hungarian publishing and book trade is one of the oldest professional associations in Europe. It is the civil organization with the longest tradition in Hungary which was founded fifty years earlier than the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Its first legal successor, the Body of Pest Booksellers was founded in 1795. The voluntary Association is made up of companies in Hungarian, foreign or joint ownership which represent 92% of the publications and production in the Hungarian book market. Currently MKKE has 140 members.

The ASSOCIATION OF THE HUNGARIAN RESTORERS is the professional association and interest representation of qualified restorers who hold a degree in conservation and work in the field of the protection of cultural property.

During the first ten years of its operation National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (VOSZ) used to be a representative organization of typically small- and medium-sized, Hungarian majority owned collective enterprises, even though in small number also individual entrepreneurs handling big assets and high business volume, not finding adequate and convenient services and care from the interest representations dealing predominantly with private entrepreneurs, have joined the association. After 10 years of operation significant numbers of foreign, in part or entirely state owned companies have expressed their intention or wish to become member of VOSZ.

The origin of the Organisation goes back to 1902, where the first “Federation of Industrialists” (GYOSZ) was formed as a result of a concrete need of an independent body to represent the interests of the industrial sector. In 1948 – similarly to other CEE countries – the organisation was suspended, and could only recover its status and function in 1990. Through its functions of mediating and representing the member interests, the Confederation influences economic and labour policy-making. It represents the interests on a macro level and passes on the proposals worked out by its members. It maintains contacts with the Parliament, the government and state administration and makes every effort to represent the entrepreneurs’ interests. It also prepares analyses, expresses opinions and prepares proposals on corporate and the current economic policy concepts.