Budapest Business Trip 2023


4th  5th of October 2023

The Hungarian British Business Alliance (HBBA) is pleased to invite you to the Budapest Business Trip 2023 (BBT); a 2-day event organised in cooperation with the Hungarian Embassy of London and the Hungarian Export Promotion Agency (HEPA) in order to aid business partners in making connections and establishing new opportunities for the growth of their businesses.

This exclusive trip will take place in the cultural highlights of Budapest, whilst creating an environment, where delegates can learn about conducting business in Hungary. With direct access to ministerial officials, the itinerary will include a series of in-depth business seminars, including subject matter keynote speakers about developing important business links between the UK and Hungary.

In addition, HBBA also provides fun and entertaining programs during downtime, making you get as many great impressions as possible about the Hungarian culture; cuisine, wines, architecture, history and more.

The BBT will include meetings with senior British and Hungarian business stakeholders, B2B networking with about 80 Hungarian companies and a series of in-depth business seminars, including subject matter keynote speakers sharing facts, and information and developing important business links between the UK and Hungary.

The event should be of specific interest to business leaders in technology/ innovation/startup/business services/ private equity.

Why is Hungary attractive?

  1. Aside from an excellent geopolitical location, Hungary has various benefits to offer, such as an advantageous corporate income tax rate of a flat 9%. As a part of the EU, much of Hungary’s legal business climate is in harmony with European law.
  2. Budapest is known to be the most beautiful terrace overlooking the mighty Danube and has a centre location to the East and West.
  3. Hungary has the lowest corporate tax rate within the European Union (9% flat tax).

Our Objectives

  • Provide direct connections for export-import partners on both sides on government and business levels.
  • Promote Hungary and the UK as favourable destinations for companies to invest, set up and establish their businesses.
  • Visit Budapest, one of the top locations for scale up businesses, whether it is in tech, IT or any other sector. 
  • Source well-qualified, professional, cost-effective workforce and subcontractors for the UK companies. 
  • Facilitate B2B connections, help your company raise its profile, provide valuable contacts and develop new opportunities.

Participants: 40 British businesses in the IT & AI, FinTech, Green Energy, Startups, FMCG, and Construction & Property sectors.


4th of October

Arrival – Check (recommended: Novotel Budapest Danube, where the conference will take place)

Meeting at the Novotel Budapest Danube Hotel Lounge and
travelling by coach

14.00 – 16.30
Visit Törley Sparkling Wine Manufacture (Budapest, 1221 Anna street 7) Welcoming, Tour and Sparking Wine Tasting

16.30 – 17.30
Returning to the Hotel Novotel Budapest Danube by coach

Meeting in the Hotel lounge and going to Halaszbastya Restaurant by coach

18.30 – 21.30

Welcome speeches

Susanna Toth Lee, CEO & Peter Wilcock Non-Exec Chair HBBA
Duncan Graham – Chairman British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary
Gergo Horanyi – Product Director at WISE
Music performance: Elizabeth Sillo, Opera Singer

5th of October

Registration at the Novotel Budapest Danube Hotel

10.00 – 12.30

Be a relevant player in Hungary and in the UK! HEPA Seminar, Roadmap. Develop opportunities and succeed in doing business with the UK and third countries. Learn about trading, governance issues and opportunities.

Welcome speeches:

Katalin Bihari Deputy State Secretary for External Economic Affairs

Gabor Jenei, CEO Hungarian Export Promotion Agency

Susanna Toth Lee, CEO HBBA

Panel Moderator, Peter Wilcox, Non-Exec Chair HBBA

12.30 – 14.00
B2B networking with HEPA and MKIK partner companies Buffet lunch

14.15 – 15.00
Budapest sightseeing bus tour

15.15 – 16.30
Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) – Hungary’s business climate from the foreign direct investment point of view + Afternoon snacks, tea, coffee, refreshments)

Closing speech

5 Reasons
Why the Budapest Summit 2023 is Unique

➢Meet 100+ British and Hungarian businesses Technology/ IT / Innovation, Start-up business sectors’ representatives, corporate companies, investors, angels, equity capitals

➢Obtain information about global business opportunities in Hungary and
Central Europe

➢YOUR NETWORK IS YOUR NET WORTH – making international connections is key to your success

➢Budapest is the heart of Central Europe and an ideal location for establishing your business and making strategic regional connections

➢Develop exciting opportunities to grow your business in the UK and Hungary

Hotel & Registration Fee

Registration fee includes the total 2-day program excluding travelling costs and accommodation.
Flights, airport transfers and accommodation should be arranged individually.

HBBA Members: £495 / person
Non Members: £695/ person

The recommended hotel is Novotel Danube Hotel, where the conference will take place. For reservations, download this form and return it to Novotel Budapest Danube.