After 33 years, the ERA-EDTA (European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association) Congress is returning to Budapest in 2019. The event was held in the Hungarian capital in 1986 and since then Budapest has changed significantly.
Every year, one of the most prestigious associations of nephrology worldwide rotates its European congress and seven years ago, HUNGEXPO together with the support of the Hungarian Society of Nephrology submitted its bid to host the 2019 congress. Back in 1986, the congress with 3,000 attendees was already quite an important event for the Hungarian capital. Since then, the number of delegates has tripled. During the four day congress, 9,000-10,000 international guests are expected in Budapest from 13th to 16th June 2019.
At the host venue, HUNGEXPO a plenary hall for 2,500pax and 7 additional section rooms with a capacity of 500-1,000pax will also be set up, bringing the total space requirement to 40,000 square metres.
Last week, in preparation for the event, nearly 70 representatives of the congress sponsor companies arrived for a two-day visit to Budapest for the booth selection meeting. After a short familiarisation tour of the city, they looked at the 8,000-square-metre future exhibition area and met with the HUNGEXPO project team as well.
The official website of the congress is: http://www.eraedta2019.org/
and the invitation video of the event can be viewed at: