ABOUT MBT

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.

 

Agenda*

  • Day 0 – Wednesday (22 May 2019)

    • 15:00 Hotel arrivals
    Welcome DinNer
    • 18:30 Departure to the Welcome Dinner from the hotels
    • 19:00 Welcome Reception of the Welcome Dinner (Kiosk)
    • 19:45 Opening remarks
    • Host: András Tóth, Head of Communications, Antenna Hungária
    • Guest speaker: Mate Botica, CEO, OiV
    • 20:00 Welcome Dinner
    • 20:45 Concert
    • 21:45 - 24:00 DJ & Networking
  • Day 1 - Thursday (23 May 2019)

    Exhibition & Conference
    • 8:00-9:00 Registration, Networking Coffee
    • Conference MC: Chris Dziadul, BroadbandTV News
    • 9:00-9:10 Opening speech by Antenna Hungária
    • 9:10-10:40 Keynotes
    • Dr. Károly Balázs Solymár, Deputy Secretary of State, Infocommunications, Ministry of Innovations and Technology, Hungary
    • Péter Vári, Head of Department, Spectrum, National Media and Infocommunications Authority, Hungary
    • 9:40-10:40 Theme A – DTT Challenges
    • Mate Botica, CEO, OiV
    • Michael Wagenhofer, CEO, ORS
    • Lars Backlund, Secretary General, BNE
    • 10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
    • 11:00-12:00 Theme B. Towers are forever (part 1)
    • Roul Laurent, Director, ENENSYS
    • Attila Pester, Sales Director, Teleste
    • Andreas Halbwachs, Solution Architect, Rohde & Schwarz
    • 12:00-13:00 Networking Lunch
    • 13:00-14:00 Theme B. Towers are forever (part 2)
    • Vogt Rainer, Head of Sales Europe and Middle East Broadcast, Romkatel/Kathrein
    • Luis Grela, Managing Director, TRedess
    • Edictum/Amiko
    • Progira
    • 14:00-14:20 Coffee Break
    • 14:20-15:20 Theme C. OTT over the threshold
    • Zan Godec, Senior Business Development Manager CEE, NAGRA
    • Harmonic
    • EVERTZ
    • 15:20-15:40 Coffee Break
    • 15:40-16:40 Theme D. IoT to spread
    • Julian Struder, Co-Founder CFO/COO, Loriot
    • IFUA
    • Ericsson
    • Nissan
    • Antenna Hungária
    • 16:40-17:00 Coffee Break
    • 17:00-18:00 Theme D. Radio future
    • Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB
    • Simon Daniels, Sales Manager, Worldcast Systems
    • 18:00-18:10 Closing remarks
    • 19:30 Departure to the Gala Dinner from the hotels
    • 20:00 Welcome Reception of the Gala Dinner (Europa Ship)
    • 20:30 Dinner and concert
    • 21:45 Organiser nomination ceremony
    • 22:00 Docking
    • 22:00-2:00 Disco & Networking
  • Day 2 - Friday (24 May 2019)

    Budapest Sightseeing
    • 9:30 Departure to Sightseeing activities from the hotels
    • 10:00-13:00 Sightseeing

 

*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.

Venue

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.

 

Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

Address

Széchenyi István tér 2
1051 BUDAPEST
HUNGARY
GPS: 47.498338, 19.048071

 

Contact

Phone: (+36)1/2351234
Fax: (+36)1/2351361
E-mail:H3229@sofitel.com
Web: Sofitel Chain Bridge

From the airport

Take a cab or a shuttle bus

From Keleti, Nyugati and Déli Railway Stations

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.

Parking is available at the venue or at the following locations in downtown Budapest.

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.

Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge*****

Luxury rooms and suites offering superb views and five star hotel facilities:
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge


Mercure Budapest City Center****

Freshly designed rooms in a completely renovated hotel within walking distance from the conference venue:
Mercure Budapest City Center


Mercure Budapest Korona****

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.

Contact Us

Via email:


mbt2019@ahrt.hu