Social Events


Welcome Reception

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Registered participants of the conference are welcome to take part at the Welcome Reception that will be held at the conference venue. The reception is included in the registration fee, extra ticket   for non registered participants can be purchased on-site. Price is 30 EUR/person.

Gala dinner

Thursday,  August 25, 2016

Guided walk will be provided. Meeting point in Front of the Hotel at 7pm.

The ship leaves the dock at 7.30pm from the dock of Rozmaring Restaurant.

Registered participants of the conference are welcome to take part at the Gala Dinner that will be held on a boat with a 2-hour boat trip on the river Danube. A dinner will be served for you on board. More information regarding meeting point and time will be available later.

The Gala Dinner is included in the registration fee for one person. Extra ticket for non registered participants can be ordered through the registration system. Price is 90 EUR/person.



Half Day Grand City Tour

Saturday, August 27, 2016 – 10.00-14.00

All participants are invited to take part at Half Day Grand City Tour in Budapest by bus. The tour is not included in the registration fee. Ticket for the tour can be ordered through the conference registration system. The tour will be held in case of minimum 10 people.

Tour description
Meeting point is in front of The Aquincum Hotel (venue of SPECOM 2016) at 9.45. The bus leaves at 10.00. First, you take the Margaret Bridge and drive over to Buda. You stop in the Castle District and during a short walk you can see the main attractions of the area. You walk to the Matthias Church and the Fishermen's Bastion (from where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama). Next, you drive to the Gellért Hill (Citadel) and show you the most spectacular view of Budapest. Then the bus takes you across the Elisabeth Bridge to Pest and show you the famous Central Market Hall, followed by the largest Synagogue of Europe and the City Park. You pass by Europe's largest thermal spa and the Budapest Zoo, after which you stop at the Heroes' Square (with statues of the most famous Hungarian kings and dukes). Next you take the Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest passing by the Opera House and St Stephen's Basilica. Then you get off the bus again and take an interior visit of the impressive neo-gothic House of Parliament (guided tour incl.). The tour ends in the city centre about at 14.00.

Important information
Due to the different admission fees for EU and Non EU citizens at the Parliament there are different prices for EU and Non EU citizens.
Price for EU citizens is 32 EUR/person, for Non EU citizens is 42 EUR/person.

Please make sure to choose the right price in the registration system. Interior visit of the parliament is possible only with passport or ID card. 
Cancellation for Parliament visit: 10 EUR/person