Program

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Tuesday’s schedule

Afternoon / Early evening

Arrival to Budapest, Hungary

Accomodation

Danubius Hotel Gellért****
H-1114 Budapest, Szent Gellért tér 2

 

The accommodation in Balatonfüred is included in the registration fee.
For booking your accommodation in Budapest at Hotel Gellért, please follow this link.

 

For cheaper accommodation at walking distance from Hotel Gellért you can check: ibis Budapest Centrum Hotel or Boutique Hotel Budapest

Built in wonderful Art Nouveau-style and opened in 1918, the impressive Gellért hotel shares the building with the world-famous Gellért Thermal Bath and Spa, located on the Danube riverbanks, at the foot of Gellért Hill. Metro line M4 stops right next to the hotel, at Szent Gellért Tér, while the city centre and the business areas are also reachable in a 10-minute walk.

The Panorama Restaurant and the terrace at Hotel Gellért offer superb views over the Danube and Budapest. The restaurant features masterpieces of Hungarian cooking, as well as the finest wines from famous cellars to complement the dining experience. Béla Berki Jr. and his gypsy band provide entertainment in the evenings. On Sundays a buffet brunch is available with special family discounts. The Gellért Espresso café offers homemade cakes and pastries served with freshly brewed coffee or tea.

The hotel facilities include a business centre, a souvenir shop, laundry and babysitting services, as well as free WiFi access throughout the hotel. Public areas and most rooms are non-smoking, while smoking rooms can be arranged upon request.

Wednesday’s schedule

Morning

Opening
Plenetary talks
Parallel presentations

Afternoon/Evening

Walking tour: Lights of Budapest

Budapest is a fantastic place, filled with incredibly architecture, but for us its beauty truly shines once the sun sets and the million lights of the city flare to life. At night Budapest gets a whole new look, a robe that was invisible during the sunlight and an impression of extravagance becomes ever stronger.

The Chain Bridge, seen above with Buda Castle perched behind it, is a great location for a nighttime stroll in Budapest. It is pretty centrally located, affording great views of the waterfront up and down the Danube River.

The Hungarian Parliament Building is probably the most iconic building in Budapest. The ginormous building is pretty awesome during the day but it’s absolutely stunning at night; an architectural gem burning brightly against the darkness. Certainly one of the must see buildings in Budapest at night.

Thursday’s schedule

Morning

PRESENTATIONS AND LABORATORY VISITS ON THE ÓBUDA UNIVERSITY

Afternoon/Evening

TRANSFER TO BALATONFÜRED AT LAKE BALATON (HUNGARY)
Accomodation: Hotel Annabella Beach Resoirt Superior***
DINNER AT THE HOTEL ANNABELLA

The Óbuda University, a major player on the higher education market, provides human focused, high quality and competitive service, training and education with lasting affects in the fields of engineering, information technology, economics, technical and teacher training in Hungary with international outreach.

Situated on the famous Balaton lakeside promenade, the Hotel Annabella offers panoramic views of the lake and of the village of Tihany, a private beach, and indoor and outdoor pools. A sauna and a solarium is there as well and massages are offered for ultimate relaxation. All rooms in the Annabella hotel feature a balcony with superb views and a satellite TV. Some units provide air conditioning.

International cuisine and Hungarian specialities and selected wines from regional growers are served in the restaurant. The beer garden with its friendly setting invites you to enjoy cool draught beer and occasional accordion music.

Friday’s schedule

Morning

PRESENTATIONS IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE HOTEL ANNABELLA

Afternoon

GUIDED TOUR TO HEREND, TIHANY AND BALATONFÜRED

The first stop of the tour is the Herend Porcelain Manufactory. Apart from producing fine porcelain, the Manufactory also provides ideal conditions for popularising this special profession and technology as well as to pass on the tradition of applied arts. In the Minimanufactory the visitors can get an insight into the secrets of porcelain-making while the Porcelain Museum offers a permanent exhibition and temporary shows, renewed in every season, to highlight the history of the Manufactory. The Victoria Brand Shop provides the possibility to purchase your own Herend Porcelain souvenir.

The tour continues with a visit to the Tihany Benedictine Abbey, established by King Andrew I in 1055. After a short walk in Tihany we return to Balatonfüred which is one of the most popular resort towns of Hungary situated on the north shore of the lake. It is considered to be the capital of the Northern lake shore and has significant yachting life. It is also a favorite location for coarse fishing, carp being the most common catch. Participants can take a walk along the old-fashioned Tagore promenade which is surrounded by tall trees and has got many shops, restaurants, cafés and ice cream parlors.

Saturday’s schedule

Morning

TRANSFER BACK TO THE DANUBIUS HOTEL GELLÉRT BUDAPEST, VISIT TO THE THERMAL BATH AND SPA

Early afternoon

LUNCH AND CLOSING CEREMONY

The famous Gellért Thermal Bath and Spa Budapest, connected to the Danubius Hotel Gellért, offers relaxation and recuperation to guests. The thermal bath and spa, together with a wellness complex, offer a unique experience. The spa area offers an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and wave pool in summer, hot tub, thermal baths, a sauna, a steam room and Thai massages. A beauty salon and a terrace are available as well.