19th International Symposium on Inventories 22-26 August 2016
Hilton Budapest Hotel*****

Location and venue

Budapest with 2 million inhabitants is famous for its beauty, architecture and its vibrant commercial and cultural life. Academic and business life, as well as touristic spots of amusements, hot springs and baths, and certainly excellent food attract millions of visitors into the capital of Hungary.

Hilton Budapest

Address: H-1014 Budapest, Hess András tér 1-3., Hungary
Phone: +36-1-889-6600
Fax: +36-1-889-6644
GPS Coordinates: N 47°30’47” E 19°1’19”

Budapest

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is an economic, financial and cultural centre with two million inhabitants. The city, which is beautifully situated on both sides of the Danube river has a history dating back over 2000 years. There are ruins from the times of the Roman Empire as well as from the Middle Ages. Its main characteristics reflect the atmosphere of the end of the 19th century when the millennium of the Hungarian State was celebrated. It boasts a number of museums (picture gallery of the museums), theatres, concert halls, a lot of restaurants and other amenities. Several baths and thermal waters of various medicinal springs are also at the disposal of visitors. In recent years the UNESCO put several parts of the city on the World Heritage list. If you would like more information about Budapest, you may wish to visit some of the links below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest

http://www.budapestinfo.hu/index.php?id=home_en


Travel and visa information

General information

The region is in between the former West and East, there is easy access from both sides, and also from other continents. For travel to Budapest there are several good options. The international airport of Budapest (terminals 2A, 2B) connects the city directly to some overseas and to all important European destinations. The three main railway stations (Déli, Keleti, Nyugati) are either terminations or stops of many intercity trains from west and east, south and north. There are several international coach services to Budapest. Motorists can also reach Budapest easily on the European motorway network.

Travel to Budapest by air

There are daily direct flights from most European and from some North American cities. Liszt Ferenc Airport is situated on the SE margin of Budapest, 20 km from the city centre and is a popular destination for many low fare air carriers. The Airport Minibus service is relatively cheap and reliable.

Those who prefer public transport (BKK) can reach the city centre with the bus 200E from either terminal and continue with the M3 (blue) metro line from Kőbánya-Kispest station. Tickets can be purchased at the airport at ticket machines, post office, news agents, Tourinform offices. Note that passengers may transfer between metro lines with the same ticket but not between other means of transport, so reaching the city centre requires at least two tickets. A single ticket costs 350 HUF. You can find a list of all available ticket options here.

Főtaxi has exclusive rights for operation of a taxi service from (and to) the airport for fixed prices according to distance zones (hence the name) based on a contract with Budapest Airport Ltd.

Budapest airport has two terminals
(practically one large, as 2B is directly connected to 2A),

liszt-ferenc-repuloter

  • Terminal 2A: for international flights arriving from the Schengen zone
  • Terminal 2B: for flights arriving from the non-schengen zone, departure terminal for budget airlines
 

Travel to Budapest by train

Budapest has direct rail links to some 25 capitals. There are three major international railway stations in Budapest:

  • Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station), on Metro line 2 (“red line”)
    and Metro line 4 (“green line”)
  • Nyugati pályaudvar (Western Railway Station), on Metro line 3 (“blue line”)
  • Déli Pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station), on Metro line 2 (“red line”)

For information on international connections in English see the railway journey planner of the MÁV-Start Zrt. (Hungarian Railway Passenger Transport Co.) or the international railway journey planner Deutsche Bahn.

Deadlines

Submission of abstracts
31 March 2016

Application for bursary for non-European participants
31 March 2016
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Notification on acceptance of abstracts
30 April 2016

Submission of papers for the Best Student Paper Award
15 May 2016
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Early registration
31 May 2016

Suggested hotel reservation
27 June 2016

Registration deadline
31 July 2016

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