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24th May, 2023

City For The Future Budapest 2023 – CEE Expo & B2B Forum for Sustainable and Smart Urban Development. The Exhibitor and Participant registration is now open for this unique and one-of-a-kind event in Hungary!


The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Budapest, CzechTrade office in Budapest, Brno Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Hungarian National Association of Local Authorities (TÖOSZ) and the Óbuda University joined forces again and organized City for the Future Budapest 2023 - Smart City Expo & B2B Business Forum for Sustainable and Smart Urban Development.

New technologies have been and will be a key for the development of modern cities. Having this in mind, we have brought together leading Czech and Hungarian companies supplying municipalities of all sizes to present their most promising innovations and solutions that could help to achieve our ultimate goal: to turn urban areas into places where people thrive, feel at home and desire to spend their lives.

This year we put a special focus on energy efficiency and best practices of settlement how to combat the surge of energy prices.

During the City For The Future Budapest 2023 - CEE Expo & B2B Forum for Sustainable and Smart Urban Development participants learned more about the current technology trends in the field of energy efficiency and energy savings, sustainable urban management and development projects and met innovative Czech, Hungarian, Slovak and Romanian smart city providers.

The event was attended by more that 580 participants, 25+ speakers and 45 exhibitors from 5 countries.

Enjoy our highlight video.

CEE Expo & B2B Forum for Sustainable and Smart Urban Development

One of the main features of the event was the expo presenting Czech, Hungarian and regional solutions. The aim was to introduce these technologies to the participants in practice and to simulate a functioning smart city that no longer represents the distant future at all. The event welcomed 45 exhibitors, including selected integrated solutions focused precisely on issues that are the daily work topic of mayors and municipal services.

Our exhibitors:
- A-EN Batteries s.r.o. (SK)
- AG Data s.r.o. (CZ)
- Agrolánc Kft. (HU)
- ASION NEW s.r.o. / ASIO Hungária Kft. (CZ)
- Bravogroup Rendszerház Kft. (HU)
- Brno / South Moravian Innovation Centre - JIC (CZ)
- Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HU)
- ČEZ / ETS Kft.
- CleverFarm s.r.o. (CZ)
- CzechMath s.r.o. (CZ)
- Cassovia New Industry Cluster (SK)
- Cyklohub s.r.o. (CZ)
- Czech Elements for Smart City Export Alliance (CZ)
- Data From Sky s.r.o. (CZ)
- Delta Group Zrt. (HU)
- DruIT (HU)
- eCafe Bike (CZ)
- Elastic Consulting Magyarország (HU)
- Elektro-Kamleithner (HU)
- En.Go CZ s.r.o. (CZ)
- LEDEOS s.r.o. (CZ)
- Kuube Hungary Kft. (HU)
- MAKE - Hungarian Association of Public Service Providers (HU)
- Mikroelektronika s.r.o. (CZ)
- MORAM CZ s.r.o. (CZ)
- mmcité a.s (CZ)
- Munipolis s.r.o. (CZ)
- M-U-T Hungária Kft. (HU)
- NRG Car Kft. (HU)
- Óbuda University (HU)
- Orbitrex-SDM Kft. (HU)
- Iterait s.r.o. (CZ)
- Pearl Energies kft. / Okoszebra
- Porsche Hungária (HU)
- Platio (HU)
- RSE s.r.o. (CZ)
- Seres Gépipari és Kereskedelmi Kft. (HU)
- Solar Eco Systems S.R.L. (RO)
- Thermowatt Kft.
- Urban Institute Kft. (HU)
- Vision Craft s.r.o. (CZ)

Main sponsor of the event: MVM





HUNGEXPO Hall C & Congress Center
1101 Budapest, Albertirsai út 10.

Please find more information on the following webpage:


HUNGEXPO C-Congress Center, Ground Floor, Exhibition Area

9:00 –9:30 Registration, expo visiting & networking coffee break

9:30 – 9:45 Official opening speeches
Jenő Schmidt, President, TÖOSZ
H.E. Tibor Bial, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Hungary

9:45 – 10:00 Cities as centres of new territorial development
Dr. Tibor Navracsics, Minister for Regional Development

10:00 – 10:15 Presentation of State Secretary Regő Lánszki
Regő Lánszki, State Secretary for Architecture, Ministry for Construmstion and Transport

10:15 – 10:30 Elements For Smart City Czech Export Alliance supported by CzechTrade, ARCHIMEDES
Radomil Doležal, General Manager, Czech Trade Promotion Agency
Antonín Koplík, President, Elements For Smart City Export Alliance

10:30 – 10:45 Leading Hungarian Urban Development Solutions for Export
Gábor Jenei, General Manager, Hungarian Export Promotion Agency

10:45 – 11:00 Networking coffee break

11:00 – 11:20 INTERREG: A tool for building Smart City innovation ecosystems & PilotInnCities project proposal
Miroslav Scheiner, Special Projects Manager, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

11:20 – 11:30 Smart City activities of BKIK
Ákos Csókay, Secretary General, Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry

11:30 – 12:00 Sustainable city - sustainable business solutions - A discussion on some of the best practices of the Hungarian Business Leaders Business Community (MVÜK)
András Kárpáti, Founder at Park&Roll
Máté Gallai, Managing Director, Kuube
Tamás Ercsey, CEO, Head of Business development & Sales, energo hungary Kft., MERSZ
Moderator: Mandy Fertetics, MVÜK, Head of Sustainability

12:00 – 12:20 Óbuda University’s Concept Regarding Smart City Developments
Dr. Imre Felde, Vice-rector for Industrial Relations, Óbuda University

12:20 – 13:00 Discussion panel by the invited MPs
Zsófia Koncz, Member of Parliament
László Horváth, Member of Parliament
Attila Tilki, Member of Parliament
Moderator: Zoltán Somogyi

13:00 – 13:35 Discussion panel – Future of our cities
Mgr. Ing. Jaromír Beránek, Member of the Prague City Assembly, Chairman of the International Relations and EU Funds Committee
JUDr. PhDr. Martin Příborský, Member of Brno City Assembly for Strategic Development, Metropolitan Cooperation, and ITI
Mgr. Miroslav Žbánek, Mayor, Olomouc
László Papp, Mayor, Debrecen
Budapest - TBC
Moderators: Tibor Bial, Ambassador of the Czech Republic and Zoltán Somogyi

13:35 – 13:55 ORBITREX
Kristóf Győri, CEO, Orbitrex-SDM Kft.

13:55 – 14:15 Energy efficiency in public buildings, sustainable solutions
Zoltán Balogh, CEO, Elektro-Kamleithner Kft.

14:15 – 14:30 Global challenges – local responses: the role of municipalities in a climate crisis
Petra Csizmadia, Project Manager, Municipal Coordination Office of the Ministry of Interior

14:30 – 14:45 Visegrad Cities - International Visegrad Fund grant opportunities
Dániel Péter, Project Manager, International Visegrad Fund

14:45 – 15:00 Funding opportunities under Hungary-Slovakia Interreg Programme for 2021-2027
Silvester Holop, Deputy Head of Secretariat, Széchenyi Programoffice Nonprofit Ltd.

15:00 – 15:15 Solar Future in Hungary
Ernő Kiss, President, Hungarian Solar Association (MNNSZ)

15:15 – 15:30 Towards the green heating of cities - unlock the geothermal potentials
Annamária Nádor, Geoscience Expert, Supervisory Authority of Regulatory Affairs

15:30 – 15:45 Digitalisation and sustainability in the operation of Budapest Waterworks
Gábor Brandstätter, Director of Development, Sustainability and Innovation, Budapest Waterworks

15:45 – 16:00 Raffle

TÖOSZ – Assembly of Delegates
HUNGEXPO C-Congress Center, Ground Floor, Conference room F6
Executive Chairman: Jenő Schmidt President of TÖOSZ

11:00 - 11:15 Edenred the partner of the municipalities- Possible solutions for the challenges raised by the inflation
Eszter Ceglédi, Public Sector Group Leader, Edenred Magyarország Kft.

11:15 - 12:15 Report on the activities of TÖOSZ and its departments over the past year
TÖOSZ. closing of the annual accounting of 2022
TÖOSZ financial planning of 2023
Amendment of the articles of TÖOSZ
Amendment of the Rules on honour awarding of TÖOSZ
Toasting of Béla Pásztor
Expectations and initiatives of TÖOSZ
Speakers: Jenő Schmidt, President and Dr. Ferenc Gyergyák, Secretary General

12:15 - 13:00 Lunch for the delegates of TÖOSZ and VIP guests

13:00 - 13:15 Greetings from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Reform to TÖOSZ (video)

13:15 - 13:35 Comparative analyses of good democratic governance for the municipalities
Alina Tatarenko, Head of the Good Governance, Expert Center of the European Council

13:35 - 13:55 Government view of the situation of local governments
Dr. Miklós Dukai, Local Government Secretary, Ministry of Interior

13:55 - 14:15 Financing of local municipality tasks in the draft of the 2024 central budget
Dr. Ábel Berczik, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Finance

14:15 - 14:45 Presentation of the main work branches of the TSI project:
1: Local government data platform (LGDP), reference values
Gábor Péteri, Leading Expert
2. Public law ethics and capacity building
Dr. Katalin Pallai, Leading Expert

14:45 - 15:00 Learning from each other: The present trends of the Slovak local governments focusing on finances and/ or datas
Daniel Klimovsky, Slovakia

15:00 - 15:15 Announcement of the European Good Governance Label (ELoGE) and Best Local Government Practices 2023 programs
Dr. Ferenc Gyergyák, Secretary General, TÖOSZ

15:15 - 15:30 Hungarian local government aspects and conclusion
Jenő Schmidt, President, TÖOSZ

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Dora Egressy
Head of CzechTrade Budapest

Petr Michálek
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Hungary, Economic Diplomat