The Location: Budapest, Hungary

Hungary is one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations. The Hungarian culture, music, art, architecture, spas, unique flora and fauna, national parks, cuisine and wine attract millions of visitors every year.

Despite its small size, Hungary is abundant with natural treasures, expansive lakeside areas, thick forests, endless plains and the unrivalled treasures of the limestone region.


Budapest, with its more than a thousand year history, is one of Europe’s youngest capitals, as Pest, Buda and Obuda was joined in 1873. Budapest is rich in natural beauties and its architecture is world- famous. Numerous sights of Budapest were given the world heritage title by the UNESCO (Royal Palace area, Danube Bank View, Andrássy Avenue). It was the home for many of the pioneering scientists of the 20th century including John von Neumann.

Apart from the buildings, churches, the Danube or the Buda Hills there are various thermal baths, caves, museums and cultural programs in order to satisfy the visitors of Budapest.


Budapest is easily accessible via Liszt Ferenc International Airport that has daily flights by all the larger European carriers plus many low budget airlines and is located only 22 km from the centre.

Visitors from over 90 countries can travel to Hungary without visas. Hungary has its own currency, but credit cards are generally accepted and there are many ATMs and exchange kiosks in the city. The city has a good infrastructure with extensive public transport network. Budapest is a safe city, it is considered safer than most cities of comparable size in Europe or North America.


 

Venue: Budapest Congress & World Trade Centre

The Budapest Congress & World Trade Centre provides the largest, most modern congress and meeting facility in Hungary.

  • More than 30 years of know-how
  • Quality catering services by a dedicated team
  • Meeting in one or all of the 20 multifunctional rooms
  • Modern audio-visual equipment tailored to your needs
  • Meetings and catering from 2 to 2000 people
  • Projection screens up to 96m2
  • Maximum 4000m2 exhibition space throughout the centre
  • Lots of natural daylight in the public area and restaurants
  • Able to serve a gala dinner for up to 850 people in one exclusive dinner hall
  • Nearby Hotels

    Novotel Budapest City****

    Novotel Budapest City****

    Novotel Budapest City connects to the Congress Centre and offers 319 new Novation rooms. It is located at the Buda side of the city, 20 minutes walk from the castle and only 10 minutes from the downtown by public transportation.
    Hotel Mercure Budapest Buda****

    Hotel Mercure Budapest Buda****

    The 4-star Hotel Mercure Budapest Buda has 390 non-smoking rooms of two categories, standard and privilege. It is at 10 minutes by public transport or 20 minutes walk from the proposed congress venue.
     
    Jagelló Business Hotel***

    Jagelló Business Hotel***

    Jagelló Business Hotel is a three star Budapest hotel near to the Budapest Congress and World Trade Center. It has 28 modern rooms, private garage and a green garden area with a nice terrace.
     
     
     
     

    Useful Information

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

    Budapest’s public transportation systems are operated by the Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK). The service includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, underground trains (Metro) and above-ground suburban trains (HÉV). Buses, trams and trolleybuses run daily from 4:30 until 23:00.
    For detailed information on Budapest public transportation fares and timetables please visit www.bkk.hu. For smartphones official BKK INFO and BKK FUTÁR apps are available at Google Play and iTunes.
    CLIMATE

    The climate of Budapest is continental. In mid-July there is usually a nice warm weather with a maximum temperature of 25-38 °C, and during the night a minimum temperature ranging between 20-24 °C. Nevertheless some rainy days can be expected.
    CURRENCY & CREDIT CARDS

    The Forint (HUF), the official national currency, is convertible. The exchange rates applied in banks, official exchange offices and hotels may vary. All the major credit cards are accepted in Hungary in places displaying the emblem at the entrance. VISA and Mastercard are generally accepted in restaurants, cafés, shops, taxis and petrol stations, AmEx and JCB are less popular.


    INSURANCE

    The registration fees do not include provision for the insurance of participants against personal accidents, illness, cancellation, theft, property loss or damage. Participants are advised to take adequate personal travel insurance.
    ELECTRICITY & TIME ZONE

    The voltage in Hungary is 230V, 50 Hz AC; socket types are C and F.
    PARKING

    Always try to park your car at a guarded parking lot and do not leave any valuables in the car. Please note, that Budapest is divided into paying parking areas, with one parking meter in each street. The maximum parking time duration is 2-4 hours, tariffs may vary.