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 takes place in Budapest 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 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.



  • Day 0 – Wednesday (22 May 2019)

    • 15:00 Hotel arrivals
    Welcome DinNer
    • 19:00 Welcome Reception of the Welcome Dinner at Kiosk
    • 19:45 Opening remarks
    • Host: Zsolt Sárecz, CEO, 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
    • 9:00-9:45 Opening and Keynotes
    • Chris Dziadul, BroadbandTV News
    • Zsolt Sárecz, CEO, Antenna Hungária
    • Péter Vári, Head of Department, Spectrum, National Media and Infocommunications Authority, Hungary
    • Dr. Gábor Mándi, Corporate Governance Director, Deputy CEO, Antenna Hungária
    • 9.45-11.00 Terrestrial challenges
    • Lars Backlund, Secretary General, BNE
    • Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB
    • Stan Baaijens, CEO, Funke Digital TV
    • Gyöngyvér Gerlei, Sales Director, Antenna Hungária
    • Mate Botica, CEO, OiV
    • Michael Wagenhofer, CEO, ORS
    • 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
    • 11:30-12:30 Towers are forever (part 1)
    • Tibor Auer, Broadcasting expert and area manager, NEC
    • Laurent Roul, Director, ENENSYS
    • Attila Pester, Sales Director, Teleste
    • Alexander Kurz, Regional Sales Director, GatesAir
    • Simon Daniels, Business Development Manager, WorldCast Systems
    • 12:30-13:30 Networking Lunch
    • 13:30-14:45 Towers are forever (part 2)
    • Pavel Kokoshka, Head of Representative Office in Russia and the Regional Sales Manager, Progira
    • Rainer Vogt, Head of Sales Europe and Middle East Broadcast, Romkatel/Kathrein
    • Luis Grela, Managing Director, TRedess
    • Zakaria Alhaddad, Product Manager - RF Solutions, EVERTZ
    • Yuri Durco, Sales and Product Manager, Spinner
    • Johannes von Weyssenhoff, CEO and Founder, STARWAVES
    • 14:45-15:15 Coffee Break
    • 15:15-16:30 OTT over the threshold
    • Andreas Halbwachs, Solution Architect, Rohde & Schwarz
    • Zan Godec, Senior Business Development Manager CEE, NAGRA
    • Yan Mostovoy, Director, C&D Solutions, Harmonic
    • Andrei Gurianov, Field Operations Manager, CEE&CIS, AWS Elemental
    • Krzysztof Wieczorek, Sales Director, East-Central Europe, Russia & CIS, Cryptoguard
    • Darren Plant, Channel Partner Director EMEA, MediaKind
    • 16:30-17:00 Coffee Break
    • 17:00-18:00 IoT to spread
    • Julian Studer, Co-Founder CFO/COO, Loriot
    • Gábor Solti, Senior Project Manager, and Christian Barte, Principal, IFUA Horváth & Partners
    • Gergő Horváth, PR & Field Marketing Manager Nissan CEE
    • Sándor Katona, System Engineer of Telecommunication Networks, Ericsson
    • Balázs Jansik, Strategy Expert, Antenna Hungária
    • 18:00-18:10 Closing remarks
    • 19:30 Departure from Sofitel to the Gala Dinner at Európa ship at port Akadémia 3.
    • 20:30 Gala Dinner
    • 20:45 Concert
    • 21:30 Organiser nomination ceremony
    • 22:30 Docking
    • 22:30-1:00 Disco & Networking
  • Day 2 - Friday (24 May 2019)

    Budapest Sightseeing
    • 9.30, 10.00, 10.30 Departure from Sofitel to the Sightseeing activity
    • 10.00-14.00 Urbango Budapest Sightseeing



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


Széchenyi István tér 2
GPS: 47.498338, 19.048071



Phone: (+36)1/2351234
Fax: (+36)1/2351361
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.

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