Frequently Asked Questions


What is think.BDPST?

think.BDPST is a strategic conference on regional development, future technologies, perspectives of research and innovation, with the involvement of professional lecturers and renowned experts.

What are the short-term goals of the event?

Our goal is to provide a forum where key stakeholders, decision-makers, company leaders, startups, and innovators have the opportunity to engage with each other and the public to discuss the challenges that Hungary and the V4 region are facing in the fields of innovation and technology.

What are the long-term goals of the event?

Our long-term goal is to establish Budapest as an informal hub for involving outstanding actors in the field of innovation to share and develop their ideas. With think.BDPST, we proudly support the intent of the Government of Hungary to make Hungary a regional power in innovation.

Why Budapest?

Each Central Eastern European capital has its defining conference – with only Budapest having been absent from the list heretofore. We contribute to the Hungarian government’s effort to make Hungary the regional centre for innovation by organising a large-scale conference in Budapest that meets the expectations of the 21st century and enlists the greatest innovators and professionals.

Who organises the conference?

On behalf of and in cooperation with the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, think.BDPST is organised by the Antall József Knowledge Centre, with the generous support of the International Visegrad Fund.

Who can I meet at the conference?

think.BDPST provides an opportunity to meet Czech, Slovak, Polish and Hungarian decision-makers, Council of Europe experts, representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, as well as executives from Airbus, Gedeon Richter, TerraCycle and other dynamically expanding companies and promising startups.

Is the conference open to the press?

The event is public, with a limited number of press passes available. In order to receive press authorisation, preliminary registration—including a list of publications in related fields—is required.

How much does attendance cost?

There are different packages for aspiring participants. For further information, please visit

How do I register?

You can register at

How can I participate in the Young Leaders’ Forum?

The think.BDPST Young Leaders’ Forum hosts young professionals and students involved in innovation and new technologies. Participants are selected based on the application materials provided, which should include your CV, a cover letter, and your list of publications in related fields, submitted via email. For further information, please visit

Where I can turn with further questions?

Questions not discussed here can be forwarded to the organisers of think.BDPST at

What to do if I am note sure my YLF registration is fully completed?

You can submit your registration to the Young Leaders' Forum through the following link: Please note that, upon submitting your application, the registration form goes blank. It may take up to a day for your confirmation email to arrive. If it is not the case and the confirmation email is not even in spam, please contact Please wait for further instructions before reapplying.