Social & Optional programs

Social programs

Welcome reception

Thursday, 2 November, 2017, 19.00-21.00

Venue: Hilton Budapest Hotel 

Included in registration fee / accompanying fee 

Come together with your colleagues at the historical Castle district and enjoy the view of illuminated Budapest. Refresh yourself after travelling, with Hungarian wines and finger food at the congress venue.

ECEIM Annual Dinner

Friday, 3 November, 2017, 19.00-23.00

Venue: Lázár Equestrian Park / Gödöllő 

Included in registration fee / accompanying fee
Departure: 19.00 from Hilton hotel

This evening excursion will take us to the picturesque Domony Valley, which is a developing agricultural and entertainment site approximately 35 km from Budapest. This valley features the neighborhood of Gödöllő, an area of environmental protection. The nine hectares of this beautifully maintained farm is owned by the 12 times horse coach driving World Champion Lázár brothers, and features Hungarian heritage breeds such as the wooly racka sheep and the puli, the corded coated sheepdog. The welcoming atmosphere will feature horses, live music and the best of Hungarian hospitality, dishes and wine. A visit all around the Equestrian Park and a horse show are all included.

ECEIM-run

Sunday, 5 November 2017, 8.00-10.00

Venue: Margit-sziget (Margaret Island)
Meeting point: in front of Margitszigeti Atlétikai Centrum (Margaret Island Athletics Center)
This program is free of charge.

Margaret Island is an approx. 1km2 large island in the middle of the Danube river. It is mostly covered by landscape parks, and is a popular recreational area, including a rubber-coated, 5.35 km long running track, which is popular among both locals and tourists because of its superb quality and easy access.
As a closing event for the ECEIM 2017 Congress, join your colleagues for a refreshing morning run in the heart of Budapest!

Accompanying persons’ programs

Sightseeing tour with lunch at Grand Market Hall

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 10:30-14.30 (departure from congress venue) 

A half-day sightseeing tour highlights the most attractive features of the capital city. The participants can visit the impressive House of Parliament where the Coronation Regalia can be seen. The Central Market is a must see for anyone who enjoys the sights and smells of markets. There are almost 200 stalls on 3 levels, with cafes and restaurants on the top floor. There are stalls with fruit and vegetables, meats and sausages and plenty of souvenirs. In the basement is a supermarket for everyday needs. The 19th century architecture is worth the visit even if you are not a shopper. Transportation is provided by bus, English-speaking guide, entrance fees and lunch are included.

Budapest Bath Tour – Széchenyi Bath

Friday, 3 November 2017, 09.00-13.00 (departure from congress venue)

Enjoy the Széchenyi Bath, the largest thermal bath in Europe, which is located in the city park of Budapest. The Széchenyi bath is supplied by two thermal water sources with a temperature of 23°C to 38°C. The bath was built in 1913 in neo-baroque style and is named after Count István Széchenyi, a 19th century Hungarian politician, theorist and writer. The baths are accessible by public transportation. English-speaking guide and entrance fees are included, please bring appropriate swim wear & towel!

Budapest Art Tour

Friday, 3 November 2017, 09.00-13.00 (departure from congress venue)

A half-day visit to the Hungarian National Gallery or the Hungarian National Museum. Short walking tour and introduction to Budapest’s Art Nouveau architecture. Transportation by bus, English-speaking guide, entrance fees and refreshments are included.

Optional programs

Evening Danube Cruise & Dinner

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 20.00-23.00

Price: 70 EUR/person (Minimum number of participants: 30)

Departure: TBA

During this evening sightseeing tour on the River Danube, you will be welcomed with a drink and enjoy a light dinner served on the boat. During dinner, a Hungarian jazz band plays the classics. The boat travels from Margaret Bridge, past the National Theatre and along the Palace of Arts, a truly unique way to enjoy the glittering sites of illuminated Budapest.

Pub Crawl

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 21.00-24.00

Price: 30 EUR/person (Minimum number of participants: 15) 
Departure: from congress venue

Join us for one of the most unique Budapest experiences, a visit to the famous ‘ruin pubs’ full of retro decor, strange furniture, and looping art house cinema. Regularly rated as some of the top bars in the world, these former tenements and disused public buildings have been turned into squatter’s pubs and entertainment spaces of the new wave. English-speaking guide, public transportation and limited drinks are included.