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Dear Visitor,

On 29-31 March 2017, Hungary will host the second think.BDPST conference, a unique forum for strategic dialogue on how technological development and innovation influence our economies, societies and security in a rapidly changing world. After a successful inaugural event in March 2016, think.BDPST in 2017 will focus on the challenges and perspectives of new technologies and innovation in employment, education, healthcare and medicine. Notable speakers from the business world, the academia, politics and the NGO sector will guarantee inspiring and bold discussions on these topics. Taking place in Budapest, a city with a vibrant scientific community and start-up ecosystem, think.BDPST also helps explore Hungary and the Visegrad Group as ideal destinations for innovative and future-oriented investments.

The conference is organised by the Antall József Knowledge Centre, an independent non-governmental organisation which supports the intellectual development and research activities of students, researchers and young professionals, in line with the philosophy of József Antall, the first freely elected Prime Minister of Hungary after the fall of Communism. think.BDPST enjoys the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and the International Visegrad Fund, the Visegrad Group’s common institution.

Let me extend to you my cordial invitation to this special event. Take part in think.BDPST and ‘connect to the future’.

Yours faithfully,

Péter Szijjártó
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Dear Visitors,

It is a great honour for the Knowledge Centre to be accorded the opportunity to organise the think.BDPST conference, Hungary’s strategic conference on regional development and the new perspectives of research, innovation, and future technologies realised in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and with the generous support of the International Visegrad Fund.

We were delighted that the first think.BDPST conference in 2016 captured the attention of numerous people representing the governmental, academic, and business sectors, who took part in the conference either as members of the audience or as speakers.

With the annual think.BDPST conference, the long-term goal of all the organising parties involved is to put Hungary on the map of large-scale regional conferences by organising the most significant innovation forum of the region and thereby facilitating a dialogue between the representatives of the economic, governmental, and scientific spheres. Therefore, the second instalment of think.BDPST will be organised on 29-31 March 2017 at the Bálna event centre, Budapest, Hungary, now with social innovation, healthcare and medicine, as well as future technologies in focus.

Innovation is based on common thinking. Join us in thinking forward and be part of think.BDPST in 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Péter Antall
Antall József Knowledge Centre