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Introduction

Within the framework of Planet Budapest 2021, the common trade fair of Visegrád Countries on sustainable development and green innovations will be held under the name "The Nature Friendly Development – Sustainability Expo".

During the event, exhibitors from the Visegrád Countries will present the latest Central European developments that modernise the food industry, water management, the energy sector, waste management, transport, and cities and homes, as well as promote a shift towards sustainable development.

Ideas and solutions from start-ups will also play a key role among professional exhibitors.

The event offers excellent networking and business opportunities for professionals, decision-makers, representatives from the scientific and civil society, the financial world and various professional organisations interested in sustainable development.

The Nature Friendly Development - Sustainability Expo is co-organised with the HEPA Hungarian Export Promotion Agency.

More than 150 exhibitors.
Almost 20,000 square metres.

Please find the list of companies exhibiting at the Sustainability Expo here.

View list

Application for exhibitors

Would you like to be part of Planet Budapest 2021? We are waiting for your application!

Companies and start-ups from the Visegrad Countries committed to sustainability will have the opportunity to demonstrate how their products and services contribute to sustainable development.

Come along and showcase your business at Planet Budapest 2021.

Please note that pre-registration is required to participate as an exhibitor. To apply, please click on one of the links below and fill in the exhibitor questionnaire.

The deadline for submitting the questionnaire is 31 July, 2021 23:59 (CET). Please note that participation as an exhibitor at the Expo is subject to previous approval. Applications will be evaluated by the organisers, and the results will be announced until 15 August, 2021.

HEPA Hungarian Export Promotion Agency

E-mail:
planetexpo@hepa.hu

Phone:
+36 1 922 2626

For visitors

Participation is free of charge for our visitors for the entire duration of the event, but prior registration is required.After a quick on-site check of registration details and a security screening, the Development in harmony with nature – Sustainability Expo is open to everyone.

Venue

The venue for the Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo is Pavilion "A"
of the renewed Hungexpo Budapest Congress and Exhibition Center.

You can also view the location on the interactive map below.

Nature Friendly Development
Sustainability Expo
Nature Friendly Development
Sustainability Expo

How to reach the venue

The venue can be reached quickly and easily from both Budapest city centre and Liszt Ferenc International Airport.

In order to minimise emissions, we recommend using Budapest public transport instead of personal vehicles. We strive to enable participants to reach the event venue using as many environmentally friendly means of transport as possible:

  • • by public transport
  • • by taxi
  • • by car

Participants are eligible for a 50% discount if they travel by public transport vehicles operated by VOLÁNBUSZ Zrt., MÁV-START Zrt. or GYSEV Zrt.

Student groups and their accompanying teachers attending the Youth Programme will have their travel expenses fully covered on the condition that they travel on trains or buses of the above-mentioned public transport companies.

We will provide information on how to use the discount later.


For guests arriving by electric car, we provide free parking, subject to availability.


Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

On this page, you can read the answers to frequently asked questions about the Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo.
VISA, COVID, BORDER CROSSING

Please find below the official sources for the latest updates on visa agreements, Covid-19 and border crossing. These rules also apply to Planet Budapest 2021.

Consular servises, useful information on conditions of entry, visa agreements, consular fess and legal regulations:
konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/en

Covid-19 information:
abouthungary.hu
www.nnk.gov.hu/index.php/koronavirus/english

Information on general rules of border crossing:
www.police.hu/en/content/information-on-general-rules-of-border-crossing

Budapest Airport - COVID-19 informations for passengers:
www.bud.hu/en

What is the purpose of the Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit?

The Planet Budapest 2021 Sustaibability Expo and Summit is the common sustainability event of Visegrád Countries.

In addition to addressing policymakers and key business players, the event series aims to raise awareness of adverse environmental, social and economic practices among the general public, especially young people, and to show that these negative changes, which overshadow the future of humankind, are still reversible. To this end, Planet Budapest 2021 will line up a number of professional exhibitors from the Visegrád Countries for a week; they will promote a shift towards sustainable development through their competitive and versatile technological developments, as well as their innovative products and services.

When and where will the Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit be held?

The Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit will be held at the Hungexpo Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre from November 29th to December 5th 2021. Programs for the general public start on 30 November.

How can I reach the event’s venue?

The venue can be reached quickly and easily from Budapest city centre and Liszt Ferenc International Airport, either by public transport or by car.

In order to minimise emissions, we recommend using Budapest public transport instead of personal vehicles. We provide free parking for guests arriving by electric cars (subject to availability).

What travel discounts are available?

Participants are eligible for a 50% discount if they travel by public transport vehicles operated by VOLÁNBUSZ Zrt., MÁV-START Zrt. or GYSEV Zrt.

Student groups and their accompanying teachers attending the Youth Programme will have their travel expenses fully covered on the condition that they travel on trains or buses of the above-mentioned public transport companies.

We will provide information on how to use the discount later.

Where can I find information about accommodation?

On this page, we offer accommodation in Budapest that pays special attention to minimizing the amount of water used, improving the efficiency of electricity usage, and reducing municipal waste.

You can read the list of hotels that meet the sustainability requirements here.

Who is the event for? Who is welcome to attend?

The Summit is open to policymakers, high-ranking officials from international organisations and financial institutions, academics and key business players.

We expect companies, start-ups, professional organisations and higher education institutions from the Visegrád Countries to participate as exhibitors at the Sustainability Expo, alongside representatives of international investors and companies interested in achieving sustainable development goals.

As part of our Youth Programme, groups of primary and secondary school students can find out about the most important issues relating to sustainable development in an interactive way.

The Public Programme is aimed at a wide range of people. As part of this programme, we will present the UN Sustainable Development Goals in an engaging and informative manner.

How to attend the Summit?

Participation in the Summit is free of charge, but is subject to prior invitation and registration.

What kind of youth programmes will be held?

One of the key objectives of the event is to draw the attention of children and young people to the importance of a sustainable lifestyle. The event offers a leisure programme for groups of primary and secondary school students, as well as for families, in which disseminating knowledge and having fun go hand in hand. Through interactive play, immersive visuals and scenery, and live-action theatrical elements, our experience-oriented adventure game tells younger visitors a story about the possible future of the planet and uses current issues to show how they can influence it.

What kind of public programmes will be held?

The informative experience centre is aimed at the general population. It presents solutions that allow participants to enjoy the “everyday life of the future”, experience and discover what the home, school or city of the future will be like, and see what sustainable food we will be consuming.

What accessibility options are available for people with disabilities?

The entire site is easily accessible for wheelchair users visiting the exhibition.

Is attendance at the event subject to registration?

The Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit can be visited free of charge, but entry is subject to prior registration.

Participation in the Summit is by prior invitation only. You can register with the link and code included in the invitation, and after successful registration a photo badge entitling you to enter will be issued. Only people with badges are allowed to enter the Summit venue.

School groups must apply in advance to participate in the Heroes of the Future programmes. They will be provided with an armband that allows access.

The Your Planet programmes, the Expo and the sustainable food court pavilions are free to visit for the public after pre-registration and an on-site security screening.
For easy access, we advise you to register in advance here.

For exhibitors
Whose applications for the Expo are we waiting for?

We are waiting for the application of companies, start-ups, professional organisations and higher education institutions from the Visegrád Countries, who can be catalysts for the sustainability revolution, with their competitive, innovative and versatile products and services.

How can I apply for the Expo?

Applicants must first complete and submit an online questionnaire under the Sustainability Expo menu. Confirmation of participation will be sent out by the organizers in the summer, after which the contract will be concluded.