WUWM Conference in Budapest in 2015

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November 20, 2014

The next Conference of the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) will be held in Budapest, Hungary from 27-29 May 2015. The event will be jointly hosted by the city’s wholesale market Budapest Nagybani Piac and the Metropolitan Municipality Hall and Market Directorate, an organisation of the retail markets operating in the capital.

The largest city in central and eastern Europe, Budapest Mayor István Tarlós has welcomed the event “as an excellent opportunity” to introduce Budapest and its markets. The Budapest vegetable and fruit wholesale market covers some 32ha, catering to millions in Budapest and its environs. One of the largest farmers and distribution markets of the country it operates 6 days week. The Central Market Hall, completed in 1896, is one of the most beautiful indoor retail markets in Europe and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Budapest. The 3 story building covers an area of 11,000 m2 with a total area of 22,000 m2. Technical tours will be made to both the wholesale and the retail market.

Delegates will have the opportunity to visit Parliament building, the Royal Castle, undertake a guided city tour, and cruise the Danube River one evening. An accompanying partner programme will also offer visits to the nearby towns of Esztergom, Visegrad and Szentendre.

The Budapest Marriott Hotel is the official hotel and conference venue. Registration and hotel bookings will be possible from 1 December 2014 via the WUWM conference website: www.wuwmconference.org. Early-bird delegate fees (with registration made prior to 28 February) cost Euro 590, partners Euro 300. From 1 March attendance fees will increase to Euro 750 and Euro 400 respectively. In the meanwhile enjoy the attached video promoting this event!