Refurbishment of HUNGEXPO started

Foundation stone ceremony in Budapest

Gwen Kaufmann, m+a - Friday, November 8, 2019    

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The construction works at HUNGEXPO have symbolically started with the foundation stone ceremony for the new congress centre. The city's exhibition and multifunctional event complex is getting a €170-million makeover. The project includes the expansion of the event space with the addition of two new halls. Hall D1 will be 5,700 sqm and Hall D2, 7,300 sqm. All existing pavilions will also be refurbished, with new flooring and a facelift of the exterior facade. All eight of the exhibition halls, ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 sqm and totalling 60,000 sqm of space, will be interconnected with a covered passageway providing exhibition options under one roof. In addition, a brand new congress centre will be constructed. The three-level congress centre will include a 2,000-pax auditorium and two dozen smaller meeting rooms, plus a 2,300-sqm rooftop terrace. The project is due to be completed by mid 2021. The first major international event to be hosted in the renovated and upgraded Hungexpo Budapest Convention and Exhibition Center will be the International Eucharistic Congress, scheduled for September 2020, which will welcome 15,000 guests. Furthermore, in 2021, Hungexpo Budapest will host the World Hunting and Nature Expo.

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