The Hungarian Astronautical Society (MANT) in collaboration with HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre and CongressLine Ltd. proposes to host the 75th International Astronautical Congress in Budapest, in October 2024. Our proposal is supported by the Department of Space Research and Activities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Municipality of Budapest and a number of Hungarian stakeholders.
The proposed date for IAC 2024 is September 30 - October 4, 2024, and the proposed venue is the exhibition site of HUNGEXPO in Budapest. There are several hotels nearby, including Expo Congress Hotel on the site itself. For those having accommodation outside of the Congress Site we offer regular, free shuttle buses from the nearest metro station as well as a free public transportation pass for the whole city during the conference week.
We are proud that MANT was the host of the 34th IAF Congress in Budapest in 1983. It would be a great honor to host the 75th IAC in 2024, just a bit more than 40 years after the former one. Our Advisory Board benefits from the support of numerous Hungarian stakeholders, while the President of our Advisory Board – Prof. Iván Almár – has a long and distinguished history with the IAF, as he was the main organizer of the 34th IAF Congress in 1983. Our Local Organizing Committee is full of enthusiastic professionals, and led by Dr. László Bacsárdi, IAF YSL 2017.
Executive summary is available as a document and as a presentation at:
Why is Budapest the best location for the IAC 2024?
Our proposal has support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
"Our actions and results clearly show our commitment for Hungary to play
its part more than ever before in the peaceful use of outer space. This
is not only in our foreign policy, but also in our economic interest.”
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
"My first activity was to prepare the 1983 Congress in Budapest, Hungary. Fortunately, Dr. Ivan Almar, Vice-President of IAF and President of the Hungarian Astronautical Society made a marvellous job and the organisation during the Congress in Budapest was perfect.”
Roger Chevalier, President of IAF (1983-1984)
From: IAF: The First 50 Years (International Astronautical Federation 2001, page 121)
This bid website has been supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Trade and by the Budapest Convention Bureau (BUD CB).
CongressLine, BUD CB, HUNGEXPO, MANT.
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