MICE in Hungary: The Budapest Buzz

The Budapest Buzz

Budapest has it all. Great venues for every kind of meeting, a wide choice of hotels, good accessibility, experienced mice-professionals, wonderful food and all that that makes Budapest Budapest, one of the most happening cities in the world.







It is not strange that mice is doing very well in the Hungarian capital.

Let’s have a look at some numbers…

1)         The numbers: 5.324 MICE events in Hungary in 2019

2)         The awards and lists:

MICE events in 2019: +10,6%

International Conferences in 2019: +28,3%

26th place on the ICCA ranking in 2019

Best airport in the region (2021 Skytrax) 2019

Budapest: European Best Destination

3)         Three World Heritage Sites (Danube embankment, Buda Castle District, Andrássy Avenue).







How to get there?

International visitors to Budapest usually arrive at Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The city centre is easily accessible via many transportations means. You can take a taxi, use the shuttle bus service or simply use public transport. Budapest’s public transport is one of the best systems of any European capital. Once you have arrived in Budapest, there are various possibilities to reach the city centre, with taxis, a shuttle bus service or car rental companies at your disposal, but you can also use public transport.







The MICE offer

The largest expo-center is HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Center. It can host events up to 15.000 people and has 50 000 sqm event area. It has 8 event/exhibition halls ranging from 700 to 20.000 sqm. It is brand new! The New Congress Center Development Project was completed in September 2021

Another large option is the Budapest Congress Center. The Plenary room welcomes up to 2.000 people and counts 4000 sqm exhibition space. There are also 20 meeting rooms. Staying the night? The center is located next to Novotel Budapest City with 319 bedrooms.







Hotels and venues

There is room for everyone, and most hotels have meeting possibilities of their own.  The Hotel room capacity in Budapest: is 15,000 rooms. And if we categorize this: 2700 hotel rooms in 5* and non-rated category, 7600 hotel rooms in 4* category and 2500 hotel rooms in 3* category. And more is to come: 4,400 new hotel rooms in the 3, 4, 5 star categories on the way by 2025. Of course there is a wonderful array of spectacular venues. Small, large, historical, trendy. Budapest has it all, for every kind of meeting.







The Budapest Convention Bureau is here to help

Due to its combination of infrastructure, intellectual capital and breath-taking beauty, we believe that Budapest is a unique location for both valuable scientific congresses and memorable business events. Budapest Convention Bureau supports the organisation processes of scientific conferences and business events coming to the Hungarian capital with comprehensive professional services through its team of experts, membership, and high-level contacts in the scientific, economic and public sectors. How they do this?

1)         Help locate meeting and event space.

2)         Check destination availability

3)         Arrange for site inspections

4)         Link you with local suppliers

5)         Distribute RFP’s to local partners

6)         Act as your neutral local source


Budapest’s cultural buzz has made it an increasingly popular mice-destination since the 2000s. It has become the kind of capital where there is something for every kind of meeting, incentive, conference or event.

Info: https://budcb.hu/

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This article is written by

Tijn Kramer