For the last 16 years, the Meeting of regional Broadcasting organizations and Transmitting equipment manufacturers (MBT) has been the most important yearly event of the industry in Central and South Eastern Europe. In 2019, the event will take place in Budapest and will be hosted by Antenna Hungária Zrt.
Broadcasters, regulators, system integrators, distributors and other key players in the value chain from the region all consider this event a must. The MBT conference often attracts participants from international organisations and industry players such as the EBU, ITU, Broadcast Networks Europe and WorldDAB as well.
Facing a growing number of challenges, traditional free-to-air and pay-tv business models need to be adapted to new content channels and consumer trends. Where do the real business opportunities lie and how should broadcasters react? Come to Budapest in May and listen to the views of C-suite members and experts on ‘the future of the towers’, meet with fellow colleagues, feel the vibe of the city and experience first-hand the Hungarian culture.
*This is a preliminary version of the agenda. Sections, topics and speakers are subject to change, as we are still working on finalizing it in the upcoming weeks.
The MBT 2019 Conference will be hosted by Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel, which boasts spectacular views of the famous Chain Bridge over the Danube River and the Castle in the heart of Budapest, in a prime location in the city center. The state of the art function rooms are accompanied by a French-Hungarian restaurant and sophisticated French design - a Swarovski water fountain, original art, an airplane suspended from soaring ceilings – merging high end technology and personal service to ensure the five star quality of the event.
Take metro line 2 (M2, red line) to Deák Square and walk on József Attila Street to the hotel in Széchenyi Square.
From Nyugati Railway Station take metro line 3 (M3, blue line) to Deák Square and walk on József Attila Street to the hotel.
Please find below our recommendations for accommodation at the venue or in the vicinity – we have negotiated special single, double and/or twin room rates for the guests of the MBT 2019 Conference at the following hotels:
Please note that Novotel Budapest Danube and Mercure Budapest Korona has reached their maximum booking capacity, however, Mercure Budapest City Center is still open for the guests of MBT 2019. We strongly advise you to make your booking at your earliest convenience as Budapest is quite busy in late May.
Luxury rooms and suites offering superb views and five star hotel facilities:
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
Freshly designed rooms in a completely renovated hotel within walking distance from the conference venue:
Mercure Budapest City Center
Experience the harmony created by the future and the tradition of Hungary within walking distance also:
Mercure Budapest Korona
Please note that all bookings should be made at the links found above. Availability of the rooms is guaranteed until March 15, 2019.
Should you need any further suggestions or require more information, please contact the organising team.