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Hungary hosts 'Hungary For Business' workshop

7th May 2008 Print

The Hungarian National Tourist Office is organising a networking workshop titled ‘Hungary for Business’ in June to showcase Hungary’s unique facilities and attractions to conference and incentive organisers in the UK.

The event will be held on the evening of Tuesday 24 June at the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary, 35 Eaton Place, London SW1X 8BY from 6pm until 9pm and will be a chance for suppliers and buyers to network and hear about the latest developments in Hungary.

Participants will include the Hungarian Convention Bureau, Danubius Hotels, Accor-Pannonia Hotels, Andrássy Hotel, Ramada Plaza Budapest, Sofitel Budapest and Europa Hotel & Congress Center, plus a number of destination marketing companies. Guests will also get the chance to sample delicious Hungarian cuisine and some of the finest wines that are produced in 22 wine regions in Hungary.

Conveniently located in the heart of Europe, Hungary is positioning itself as a conference destination that offers both originality and quality, as well as being great value for money. Hungary offers delegates unique attractions plus a rich cultural heritage and fascinating history that help make whatever event attended a memorable one.

Budapest is ranked 6th most popular congress city in the world according to 2007 figures from the ICCA’s (International Congress & Convention Association), surpassing Brussels, London and Prague. In 2007 the number of conferences held in Hungary grew by almost 13 per cent and the number of exhibitions by more than 10 per cent (

Adam Ligeti, director at the Hungarian National Tourist Office in London said: “Hungary is a unique proposition for the conference and incentive market offering a wide choice of venues - including hotels, castles, palaces and wine cellars – and excellent sightseeing options.

“These include the famous spas and sights in Budapest, the beautiful scenery around Lake Balaton plus an incredible variety of activities such as wine tasting, sailing, horse riding and golf.”

Unusual activities and themed events can also be organised to add something memorable to a conference such as a ‘canopy tour and goulash party’ at the Danube Bend, a medieval royal tournament at Visegrád, once the royal capital, and a Trabant rally, one of the classic cars of the communist era.

Hungary is well served with airlines flying direct to Budapest from nine departure airports in the UK, including many low cost flights, plus there is a direct flight to Fly Balaton Airport from Stansted for easy access to the Lake Balaton region.

For more details on conferences in Hungary log onto the Hungarian Convention Bureau web site -

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