Congress and Exhibition Venue

Budapest Congress & World Trade Center

Address: 1123 Budapest, Jagelló u. 1–3.
Phone: +36 1 372 5400
Fax: + 36 1 466 5636



  • the largest conference facility in Hungary
  • a place where the meetings can be organised in a dynamic and modern environment
  • during the 2005 refurbishment, the latest audio-visual, stage-, light-, and air-conditioning technologies were built in
  • BCWTC is connected to the Novotel Budapest Congress, which is situated at a charming chestnut park
  • has a good connection with the city centre and the historical part of the city (the castle area)

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A Few Words about Hungary

Hungary is located in Central Europe, embraced by the arc of the Carpathians. The landscape is dominated by plains and gentle hills of the Pannonian Basin. Some mountains form 600–900 m high elevation ranges. The landscape is characterized by temperate grasslands, agricultural lands, meadows and non-coniferous forests. Two major rivers: the Danube and the Tisza flow across the country from north to south and provide natural links to the immediate neighbors and the more distant European partners. Lake Balaton, the biggest still-water lake in Central Europe is a favorite touristic target because of its warm water and nice landscape. The geothermally hot Pannonian Basin provides excellent spas and cure resorts for the country. There is a geological formation on the karstic region of Aggtelek from the northern border of the country until Jósvafô. The second biggest stalactite cave in Europe has been utilizing for medicinal purposes for many years. It uses the medical effect of the cave-air. The territory of the karstic cave-world was declared a World Heritage site in 1995.


During its more than 1000 years the Hungarian state has experienced every possible historical sort. It was several times invaded by different empires, coming from the east. It survived several subdivisions, lost world wars, civil wars and revolutions. Today Hungary is a member of the European Union.
Hungary has a slowly diminishing population of 10million. The capital: Budapest is the most densely populated area with its 2 million inhabitants. Several major cities of some 100,000 inhabitants are found in county centers.
Cultural highlights as well as culinary interests are found everywhere in the country. Nice museums, monuments, spas wait to be discovered in greater cities, around Lake Balaton, in the Danube Bend and in the Puszta (Great Hungarian Plain).


Hungarian musical life became well-known and the Academy of Music has been educating musicians not only for Hungary. The Academy of Music was opened in Budapest in 1875, with Franz Liszt as its President and Ferenc Erkel as Director. This institution has been the center of Hungarian musical education ever since, and together with the Philharmonic Society (since 1853) and the Opera House of Budapest (since 1884) the workshop of Hungarian artistic interpretation. There are festivals during the year, and a lot of famous musicians make concerts from over all the world in Budapest.


Destination Budapest

Budapest owes everything to the Danube. This majestic river, here in the middle of Europe, has created history and exceptional beauty. Many of the greatest rulers of history could not resist the temptation to try to mould the city in their own image, which occasionally meant that some of the finest buildings on either bank of the river were burnt to ashes or reduced to rubble. The Danube tamed and smoothed out the eastern side of the city, Pest, by simultaneously dividing and linking it to the wooded hills of the western side.


Budapest is not an out-of-the way little town waiting to be discovered, it reveals itself right from the start. It is a city that has always attached great importance to its appearance, so that it would appear hospitable and friendly at first sight. In a single glimpse the visitor can see the World Heritage panorama with Parliament, the imposing Royal Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, the impressive Danube Embankment in the heart of the city and the bridges spanning the Danube. On Monday morning, when people go to work, the city shows its other face. While the tourists set out to explore Buda, Pest is pulling up its shutters and the pedestrian street is beginning to bustle with life again.


Many people say that Budapest is a city where the most striking feature is the charm of its buildings, but at the same time it is a real city of culture, a European city. Spending time in Budapest affords a journey through time. In some areas, a stroll of merely half kilometre is all that is needed to move from a dazzling modern architectural feat of glass-metal-halogen to the astonishing sight of a Roman monument dating back over a thousand years. Whatever the era or architectural style may be, you are certain to find a masterpiece of it in Budapest. Naturally, the history and the beauty of the city is not all. The people living here create the soul of the city and they have contributed to its vitality throughout the centuries. Whether sitting in a quiet café over a pastry, admiring one of the performances in the Opera House or perhaps relaxing in one of the numerous ancient thermal baths, it is easy for one to observe how pleasantly the time passes in Budapest, the heart of Europe.

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