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    Budapest Conference Centers: World-Class Shows and Professional Networking

    Budapest Conference Centers: World-Class Shows and Professional Networking

    Since its return to prominence as a major tourist destination in the decades since the end of Communism, Budapest has reemerged as a true world city, one of the touristic, cultural, and night-life capitals of Europe.

    It is only natural, then, that in addition being the home of beautiful theaters, out-of-this-world restaurants, and some of the most unique and interesting bars on earth, the Hungarian capital would attract musical acts, speakers, conferences, comedians, and performances great and small. These events, ranging from stand-up performances by Louis CK to technical trade shows and symposiums, now attract guests from all around the world to Budapest. Here, then, are some of the most well-known and well-regarded conference centers located near the city’s downtown area.

     Groupama Arena

    Hungary’ second-largest stadium, the Groupama Arena is the home pitch of one of the country’s most popular football clubs, Ferencváros TC. In addition to regularly hosting sporting events, the Arena is often a venue for world-class musicians, comedians, and performers of all kinds. For example, this year alone has seen electronic band Depeche Mode and English mega-star Robbie Williams perform here in front of tens of thousands of people.

     Hungexpo

    Located next to the Kincsem Park Horse Racetrack, the Hungexpo Budapest Fair Center regularly hosts interesting and varied events. These include technically oriented expos and conferences such as Industry Days, AutoMotive Hungary, and the Budapest Boat Show. The Hungexpo Center also hosts agricultural conferences, travel expos, massive wine-tastings, and a host of other events. Last year, this colossal conference center also played host to the European Championships of the Bocuse d’Or, a cooking contest widely regarded as the Olympics of the culinary world. As an aside, the European contest’s winner Hungarian Tamás Széll currently operates one of the country’s hottest bistros, Stand 25, in Budapest.

    Accommodation

    And if you’re already in Budapest, naturally you will need a place to stay after a day or evening attending conferences and concerts; in terms of both location and amenities, Fraser Residence Budapest is a perfect choice.

    Located in the heart of Pest, Fraser Residence features 50 luxury serviced apartments ranging in size from studios to penthouses.  The Hungarian capital’s robust public transportation system means that, from Fraser Residence’s location at the Corvin Quarter, you can make your way to iconic landmarks such as St. Stephen’s Basilica, Gellert Hill, the Central Market Hall, or the Parliament Building in next to no time at all.

    In addition, Fraser Residence’s central location means that all of these conference and event centers are but a short metro, bus, tram, or taxi ride away. Rather than staying in a hotel located so far away from Budapest’s downtown that all you have time to do is go to your conference and back each day, booking at Fraser Residence gives you the opportunity to experience all of the incredible things that Budapest has to offer while still being conveniently close to wherever your conference may be held.

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     MÜPA

    The MÜPA, or “Palace of Arts”, is a surreal, magnificent architectural achievement located on the Pest side of the Danube River. Constructed in 2005, this award-winning concert and conference center is situated next to the National Theatre. With 70,000 square meters of floor space, the Palace of Arts three main facilities: the Bartok National Concert Hall can hold 1,700 people, and houses one of the largest organs in Europe, with 470 wooden pipes, 5028 tin pipes, and 1214 reed pipes. The Ludwig Museum is home to modern and contemporary art, and includes paintings by both Hungarian artists and international masters such as Picasso. The third section of the MÜPA is the Festival Theatre, located in the eastern portion of the building, which can seat 452. The center regularly hosts artistic, literary, and musical events.

     Lurdy Ház

    Located just up the road from MÜPA, the Lurdy Ház (Lurdy House) is a large shopping center and mall that is also home to the Lurdy Conference and Event Center. The smallest conference center on our list, the Lurdy is nevertheless quite a large complex in its own right, with ten conference and event centers and over 3500 square meters of floor space. It also provides parking and catering services for attendees and events. This Conference center regularly hosts corporate and trade symposiums, expos, and conferences, in fields ranging from marketing to web design to accounting, and so much more.