About the Conference

Organised annually in Budapest by the Antall József Knowledge Centre in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and with the support of the International Visegrad Fund, think.BDPST is a strategic conference focusing on perspectives of research, innovation, and future technologies. Featured topics of the 2019 event include smart home, smart solutions, and digitalisation and challenges associated with it.

One Venue Three Events

In April 2019, Várkert Bazár will host the fourth instalment of think.BDPST, a regional innovation conference, and two of its side events, the Young Leaders’ Forum and the Start-up Expo. Not only will it feature prominent figures of the CEE innovation scene, but it will also involve a larger delegation from the United Kingdom, given its special status as the guest country of the event.  

Side Events

Start-up Expo is an exhibition, providing innovative enterprises and innovators with the opportunity to meet, share ideas, and present themselves to an international audience.

The Young Leaders’ Forum welcomes young professionals from the CE region to discuss innovative initiatives, improve their leadership potential, and learn new skills.

Recommended Programme

Opening Remarks

Panel I

Innovation Driven Solutions for an Interconnected Visegrad Region and Beyond

Panel IV

Securing Our Democracies in the Digital Realm


Budapest Várkert Bazár

1013 Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 2-6.
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Originally constructed in the 19th century, Várkert Bazár is one of the most beautiful and imposing building complexes of Hungary, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

A Glimpse into the Future