Balazs Kovacs (MBA, MSc.) is CEO and Partner at GD Consulting. He is Member of Global Sustanainable Tourism Council and former Director of the Hungarian National Tourism Agency in Vienna. He had represented the Hungarian tourism sector in Austria for the last 10 years and during this time he had executed around 1400 marketing and business activities with his team in order to support the tourism und business connections between Hungary and Austria. Balazs Kovacs belongs to the most influential tourism managers in Hungary & Austria and has first hand experience of crafting the image of an entire county and various large corporations on a foreign market. Balazs Kovacs and his team organised a large number of unconventional B2B meetings and large scale B2C events in the biggest Austrian cities to support the marketing and business objectives of the Hungarian Tourism Agency in Austria.


Using his comprehensive and up-to-date overview about recent market conditions he has founded GD Consulting who specialise in assisting entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs and multinationals targeting the Austrian, Hungarian & CEE markets. Mr Kovacs offers useful knowledge, practical skills, and a vast network of influencers and decision makers in order to allow market entry or expansion without initial obstacles by easy adaption to Austria’s or Hungary's unique business attitude.