Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the 2018 AFS Global Conference! We are glad you chose to join us at this groundbreaking event in Budapest, and are eager to work with you on setting an urgently needed agenda for global competence education across sectors.

As a part of the AFS Network that spans 98 countries and includes 59 organizations, it is our pleasure to host the 2018 AFS Global Conference. On behalf of our entire Network, AFS Hungary is delighted to welcome you to our beautiful capital city. Our dedicated volunteers will be there to support you during the conference and we hope that you will enjoy our world-renowned Hungarian hospitality.

We look forward to meeting you in September!

Rita Bangáné Jarecsni
National Director
AFS Hungary


Conference venue & the hotel

Hungary is a proud country where Eastern Europe meets the West. Its stunning capital of Budapest, once known as the “Paris of the East,” with the mighty Danube River paint a unique picture for the setting of the 2018 AFS Global Conference.

The event will take place in the Budapest Congress Center, at the heart of the this beautiful city. Discounted rates for conference attendees will be available at Novotel Budapest City, located next to the conference venue. Registrants should use the confirmation message they have received as proof of their attendance to the event when booking the hotel. AFS Hungary will provide supporting invitation letters, as needed.

Explore the conference venue    Explore the hotel

Practical information

Hungary has a climate of four seasons and in September the fall starts. The days are still warm but not as hot as in the summer. Expect plenty of pleasant, sunny days, with the average temperature of 17°C, which makes September the fourth warmest month of the year, after July, August and June.

We advise you to check the weather forecast just before departure, in order to make your packing easier and your stay in Budapest more convenient.

Do you need a visa to enter Hungary?

Hungary is a Schengen Member State. Please review the travel guidance from Hungarian authorities, as well as any rules and regulations issued by the country of your residence before booking your trip to Budapest.

Find out how to apply for a visa

Top 5 places to visit in Budapest

Panoramic cityscape of Budapest with landmarks buildings as Chain Bridge, Parliament and Matthias Church. 

Discover Budapest

First completed in 1265, Buda Castle is a magnificent historical castle and palace complex and the seat of Hungarian kings in Budapest. With a vast array of cultural sites and museums, Buda Castle and the entire Castle District are among the most well-known and frequently visited tourist attractions of the city. The Royal Palace is the seat of museums, whereas other locations such as the Fisherman’s Bastion provide a fantastic view over the city. With the awe-inspiring structure of Buda Castle in the background, the Hungarian capital’s first bridge, the Chain Bridge, is a fascinating spectacle.