Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre is open for business after completion of the full refurbishment and expansion project. Hungexpo Budapest reopened in September to welcome exhibitors and visitors.
During the pandemic, Hungexpo Budapest, a GL events site, underwent a EUR 170m programme of expansion and refurbishment, including the enlarging of the exhibition space. The expansion programme includes a 21st-century architectural design structure, with an entry hall on the ground floor and Hungexpo offices on the 2nd and 3rd levels.
The addition of two new event halls – Hall H with 5,700sqm and Hall E with 7,300sqm – summs up to a total indoor space available to 70,000sqm. The three-level state-of-the-art Congress Centre (Hall C) on 15,000 sqm includes a plenary hall for 2,000 pax and three dozen smaller meeting rooms, plus a 2,500sqm expo area and a rooftop terrace. A kitchen and confectionery that can serve 2,000 people. With the two new exhibition halls and the new congress centre, Hungexpo has become the largest multifunctional exhibition and congress venue in Central Eastern Europe.Watch the Video
"Hungexpo Revitalization and Expansion Program 2019 - 2021"
“We are very proud to start a new chapter in our company history with the fully renewed and expanded Hungexpo, which now has the capacity to host complex events of any size in our state-of-the art facilities, which offer maximum flexibility in terms of space and services“, said Gábor Ganczer, CEO of Hungexpo and President of the Association of Hungarian Event Organizers. He added: „The development is a big step forward not only for Hungexpo, but also for the entire Hungarian tourism industry, as larger events attract additional conferences of various sizes to the capital using all tourism-related services, hotels and other venues.“
„Budapest now has everything to become a TOP destination for the European congress and meetings market.“
Sven Bossu, CEO of AIPC, International Association of Convention Centres, visited the site on the occasion of the opening: “The brand-new conference centre is not only pleasing for the eye, it also offers ultimate flexibility in terms of room capacity and set-up – including the plenary room, which can be transformed into several multi-function spaces in a minimum of time. These days, flexibility is the key success factor and Hungexpo definitely has everything it takes.”
As of September, events are returning to our refurbished and rejuvenated venue. Hungexpo Budapest, Hungary's largest venue and event organizing company, hosted the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress as the first large international congress in September. Hungexpo is working on tenders for several major international events in the coming years; Budapest is expected to host the Annual Congress of the European Psychiatric Society (EPA) with 2,000 – 3,000 participants in 2022, and the European Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) with 6,000 – 8,000 people in 2023.