• Organizers

    The IAC 2024 Budapest will be organized by a consortium consisting of space professionals and conference specialists

  • The Consortium

    Hungarian Astronautical Society

    The Hungarian Astronautical Society - MANT is a proud member of the IAF since 1959. In the past 60 plus years, our members actively contributed to the work of the IAF. We hosted the 34th IAF Congress in 1983 in Budapest and participated in the work of many IAF committees. Recently, Dr. László Bacsárdi has been serving as our representatives to the IAF. He is member of IAF SCAN, SEOC, SSC, WD/YPP, IAC IPC, a corresponding member of the IAA, and an alumni member of SGAC.


    MANT organized numerous space conferences over the last years, including the 1st IAA Conference on Impact of Space on Society in Budapest, Hungary, 17-19 March 2005; ESA’s 2nd Symposium on Space Educational Activities in April 11-13 2018, the biannual Hungarian Space Forum (since 1972) and six editions of the International Conference on Research, Technology and Education of Space series (H-SPACE 2015, H-SPACE 2016, H-SPACE 2017, H-SPACE 2018, H-SPACE 2019, H-SPACE 2020).

    CongressLine Ltd.

    CongressLine Ltd. is a leading brand on the Hungarian Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) market. The company is a positive, motivated, sophisticated Professional Congress Organizer (PCO), Destination Management Company (DMC) and a creative event specialist agency. Among the more than 400 international and national events organized by the company since its founding in 2007, they worked with both scientific and medical congresses, conferences, corporate meetings can be found as well as various incentive events.


    CongressLine has a regular clientele of international, regional and national associations, institutions and companies, but also happily offers its services for newcomers. One of the largest convention events, and the largest medical conference in Hungary’s history, the 38th Congress of the European Association for Study of Diabetes (EASD) in 2002 with over 11.000 participants was also managed by the company’s Staff.

    HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre

    HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre is the leading exhibition and conference organizing company in Hungary and the region. The Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre, member of the French-owned GL Events Group and Hungary’s leading event management company, is the ideal venue for all types of large international congresses up to 15,000 participants. Budapest’s largest multifunctional event complex is located in the heart of the capital – about 15 km (a 20-minute drive) from the international airport and 4 km from the city center – the venue is located on 36 hectares of landscaped environment, its 8 event halls are totaling 75,000sqm indoor event space. Between 2019 and 2021, HUNGEXPO is getting a EUR 170million refurbishment, co-funded by the government and GL Events Group.

  • Our Team

    Local Organising Team

    László Bacsárdi

    Chair, Local Organizing Committee

    Vice president of MANT
    IAF YSL 2017
    IAA corresponding member
    an alumni member of SGAC

    Iván Almár

    Chair, Advisory Board

    Founder of MANT

    chair of LOC of IAF Congress 1983
    IAC IPC member,

    IAA honorary member

  • We have a Local team and an Advisory Board 

    18 members are listed in the LOC team, and 14 members in the advisory board