Posts Tagged ‘Slovakia’

DSB – International Event of the Week @ Budapest

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Around the World from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Intercontinental Hotel – Budapest

The Diplomatic Spouses Budapest (DSB) was founded as a non-political and non-religious community of spouses of Ambassadors, such as: Italy, Great Britain, USA, Slovenia, Thailand, Finland, Tunisia, Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Ukraine, Malaysia, Morocco, South Africa, Kuwait, Slovakia, Ecuador, Mongolia, India and many more countries contributed at this special event. Budapest open its door to strengthen relations of the foreigner countries heritage in culture, gastronomy, interests in traveling to these countries by the Hungarians.
At the international tables were eye-catching rich in flavors of yummy foods, sweets, drinks  and so forth. The children’s corner was busy all day long with activities that stimulate children’s imagination. Having the experience of the day will be hard  to imagen to have at the Intercontinental Hotel in the 5 Halls to arrange  in the coming year the DSB cause it was so full by visitors that no place to even even drop a pin. Certainly, the house was full. Won’t be enough space in the future to arrange the 10th DSB gathering.

The annual charity fair has arranged an awesome daily event for supporting Hungarian children organisation for the needy.

Well done by the DSB organizing team – Mrs. Elda Spasse President and Mrs. Rasa Dagiliene DSB Fair Coordinator.

Slideshow giving an insight to the hustle and bustle!

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

ACMA India delegation visited Hungary 2019.

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“A delegation of Automotive Component Manufacturer’s Association (ACMA) visited Hungary on 5th February 2019. During their stay they had a meeting with H.E. Ambassador Kumar Tuhin at the Embassy of India. Then the delegation visited the Hungarian Parliament and had a meeting with Mr. Péter Cseresnyés, President of the Hungarian-Indian Parliamentary Friendship Group, followed by a guided tour in the building. Thereafter, they had a B2B Meeting organized at the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency. On this occasion the delegation also signed a Letter of Intent with the Hungarian Automotive Component Manufacturers Association.” (Embassy News)

A “Networking Seminar” took place at the Budapest’s Marriott Hotel organized by the India Embassy ended the day with the presence of H.E. Ambassador Kumar Tuhin –  Embassy of India, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry for Innovation and Technology – Péter Cseresnyés, Dénes Szabó -Major of Nagykanizsa and a body of 10 professional leaders from Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA). The auto component leaders of tomorrow said the automotive market is witnessing rapid technological transformation, therefore to fulfill further required needs,  their visit is looking for technological whereabouts, where both countries can implement. At the meeting was present the major of Nagykanizsa, who talked about the possibilities and the intellectual capacities of the region.  It was also said by president of ACMA Mr.Ram Venkataramami their study visit to Hungary is mainly collecting market data and the whereabouts in the territory of Hungary to assess the possibilities to establish a base for ACMA here in Central Europe where in the future production of the required components are feasible. Also added that in Hungary, Poland and Slovakia gaining overall information will be forward to the 633 members to the association and they will evaluate and decide on the future. It was also said to keep in mind that in a little over a decade or two from now digital technologies will make up hold the value of an automobile. Mechanical complements will give way to electrical, electronic and digital systems presenting new opportunities to both incumbents firms and new entrants. The consumer will ultimately benefit with a range of choices hitherto unseen in the industry…Exciting times are ahead.

Beside visiting Hungary, the group had visited in the same theme Poland and will head from Hungary to Slovakia to assess the opportunities.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Alza Showroom Open October, 5. 2018. – Budapest

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To-day before the official opening the journalists and business partners were able to look around at the newly opened Alza showroom in Budapest. Alza Czech web store continue to expand. The huge two floored space store cover almost 5000 square meters which is the biggest e-shop in Central-Eastern Europe. The items, objects, equipments, supplements can be easily viewed on the shelves tastefully placed. In 2017 Alza eshop was ranked  8th in Hungary.

The thought and label Alza has started in 1998 at a student compas –  at Blanice – Praha. Has been operated in the Czech Republic market for over 24 years. Annual turnover grew to over €820 million (255 Billion HUF) excluding VAT in 2017. The company now has over fifteen hundred employees, offers more than 200,000 products across EU, and operates with super modern logistics facilities. The company is present with its Showrooms and Stores in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic, but also offers products across the EU as well.

Their top categories are computers, electronics, appliances The High figures show the interest in small home appliances such as: coffee machines, mixers, etc, also Smartphones (Xiaomi, Samsung, Huawei, iPhones, the Accessories (monitors, external drives and so forth. Alza … the company´s … extraterrestrial plush toy mascot is a distinctive figure and very popular among children.

This coming Friday on October, 5. 2018. – 8 a.m. for the public opening the new Alza Showroom at District, XIII., 54-58.  Róbert Károly Blvd. There will be a rich program for the adults and children.

Jaromír Řánek, Business Development Director at Alza.cz.  welcomed the guests and press individuals by saying: Q.: “Our focus is to bring an excellent customer experience. We offer cutting edge products – all the super innovations, and of course, unique services, perfect delivery, as well as providing customers with professional consultancy. We want our customers to be able to purchase all of our goods and services as easily and as quickly as possible. Turnover is on track to 10 billion HUF by the end of 2018 in Hungary. Customers have rated Alza.hu very high via Arukereso.hu very high – 4,5* out of 5*.”

Alza has stepped strongly into the future and has made significant steps in the field of innovation in Hungary, the Total investments exceeded €2 million (approximately: 646 million HUF). Customers can see 1500 top-notch products exhibited.  There are 15000 products in the warehouse available right away. The exposition’s highlights are VR, the Intel Gaming zone, the Microsoft XBOX and PS4 Zone, the Alza SmartHome, and future products. Alza has provided customers with 5 new AlzaBoxes as well. These storage boxes are available weekly throughout 24/7.

Alza.hu accepts payment via crytocurrency (Bitcoin, Litecoin), and offers a wide variety of products including TESLA – sale of electric cars, various services and delivery options, as well as attractive events such as Black Friday. The company also operates with social responsibility, helping non-profit organizations (approximately 40 non-profit Czech organizations per year). In Hungary, Alza has started to give aid to the Bornemisza Péter School and at the press opening the headmaster and a couple of students were present and was handed over to each one a notebook by the Alza CEO. As was said the school puts great emphasis on the modern, efficient development and support of children and they wish to join in the field of supporting them.

Alza delivers its goods and has open stores during the weekend. Customers can pick up their orders at a wide network of self-service AlzaBoxes. The company also offers a unique Alza Premium club program, supports start-ups, has opened Alza TechZone in Holešovice for gaming enthusiasts and hi-tech enthusiasts, has launched the shop of the future, has opened a professional photo studio, SmartHome, and constantly expands its product portfolio. Alza awards : „The Most Trusted Brand“E-shops“, „Crystal Lupa“, „MasterCard Dealer of the Year“. The company behaves responsibly – last year it supported over 40 nonprofit organisations.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

 

First International Beer Festival – Gyula – Part1

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Need not go to the doctor to get a prescription to heal, relax, watch the world go by before attending to the First International Beer Festival in the City of Gyula. Not-so-secret goal was by many beer and concert lover visitors to attend, taste the smooth craft  and artisan beer enjoying their time. A 4 days event with good live music concerts, food, playground for children and most of all not just the official juries to jury the craft beers and breweries  but the visitors were welcome to taste the smooth craft beers and to have a ball.

Gyula used to be the capital of the county, until the First World War. For mainly visiting Gyula in the first place is its healing hot spa and whilst in the city visiting other main attractions such as the Almássy Palace, the former home of count Almássy and the adjacent Medieval Castle. Since the 19th century in its current form, but the original structure dates back to the 17th century. The city was the main home of the Almássy Family until the World War II.. The size of the city is 255.8 km2 (98.8 sq miles) and the population is cca. 40 thousand. Taking into account of the size of Gyula, visitors beside visiting the so-called “liquid bread”  i.e. beer, were most probably witnessing many touristic venues not even expected.

The fan off Thursday welcoming the audience was by Dr. Ernő Görgényi  – major of Gyula and prominent members of the beer business. Within opening the festival spoke about the aim of the competition jointly with the festival to bring beer culture, a chance to introduce itself at  Gyula. The goal was to get acquainted with several small breweries products and their members. At the opening ceremony was urged the prizes to be handed over to the beer winners award on Saturday. Also added that there are two breweries operating in Gyula and in Békés County aBékésszentandrás distillery as well, This beer festival from now on will also call the tourists visiting Gyula whilst  healing at the hot spa to have an unforgettable memory happening at Gyula in  Békés county. This tipical event was organized for 17 years at Békéscsaba. This year, the event will not take place there. The local government of Gyula was immediately next to having the beer festival. Therefore, to the new venue an agreement was made between the major of Gyula  and Varga-Bora to organize the beer festival surrounding the Castle of Gyula. Most probably not on my own by saying there is no other Beer Festival in Hungary and maybe in Europe that is arranged in the heartbeat of a Medieval Castle, not to mention  having its peaceful hot spa just steps away from the event and many other attraction.

The 4 days of the craft beer masterpieces and street food dishes were the focus of attention, as well as publication of the Central European Beer Awards 2018 competition. The beer competitors came from Hungary, Belgium, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to participate in the international beer festival, namely small brewery breweries and homemade breweries in the competition. It was in 16 categories with 167 samples examined by international jury, with Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian members.  Exactly 15 people tasted the liquid bread jointly 3-member commissions. The competition director was László Kovács from Slovakia who said,  lot of very good quality beer had arrived. He explained that drinks were thoroughly criticized for fragrance, taste, overall impression and other aspects using a state-of-the-art computer program, according to an American system.

To be continued … part 2

report and snaps Aggie Reiter

The 33rd International Palace Games at Visegrád – 2017.

International Palace Games at Visegrád – 2017.

July, 7 – 9. 2017.

Hungary’s largest celebration event at the unique and credible historical environment indeed will be showing a slice of Hungary’s medieval history, commemorating for 33 years. Replaying the 1335 Visegrád kings meeting, when Róbert Károly called the Czech and Polish rulers to the courthouse where was held a huge celebration with medieval dances for the guests and their entourage. This was one of the most important events of medieval Europe.

Calling Hungarians and foreigners to travel back in time for almost 700 years, as around 1,000 people from almost 10 countries in Europe dressed in traditional costumes appear at Visegrád. During the three days kings, battlefields, street comedians and dancers overwhelming the streets. The event also holds three different international tournaments, which will be held 10 times during the festival’s 3 days in the original course of the Royal Palace. On horseback tournaments, Europe’s best traditions show battle scenes, horse and pedestrian battles, falconer and archery shows, dance shows, and also traditional canals such as costume archery and live racing. In addition to the knights tournaments, there are more than 100 programs in the city that await visitors during the event. On the open-air stage, era’s music concerts, medieval dance shows, comedy shows and a children’s puppet theater are waiting for the audience between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day, and handicraft fair with more than 100 merchants ont he spot. Throughout the day, street enthusiasts and comedians entertain the guests all day, and as in the past, they will also be able to showcase craftsmen’s shows. On Friday and Saturday, after the evening torch tournaments, the Royal Wine Yard will host a party at 2 p.m., where concerts and dancing parties await guests. The V4 street, where the countries of the Visegrád Co-operation are presenting themselves, promise to be a specialty in the cozy piano line.

Visitors with only one ticket can enter and view the exhibitions at the Royal Palace and the Solomon’s Tower, the colorful programs taking place there, and the programs of the Wine Yard’s open-air stage, the fair and the city park. To the knights tournaments need to have a special entry ticket.

Visitors can enjoy a number of ticket discounts: ticket sales and tickets for knight tournaments as well as pre-announced group ticket purchasers are provided free of charge by day-ticket organizers. The same is true of those who wish to travel by on boat to Visegrád can take an excursion boat on the River  Danube to the International Palace Games of Visegrád (any three days). During the festival there will be free parking in the city area, but keep in mind those interested to visit the venue better to arrive early.

The International Visegrád Palace Games were held for the first time in 1985. Today, the festival has become to be a massive performance, attracting international attention to the most important historical sites of Hungarian culture and European culture. In the history of the festival, it is an important milestone that the Royal Heritage of Visegrád was awarded the European Heritage title in 2009 as one of the most important historical monuments. The prize is a priority in European history that has played a prominent role in the European dimension of buildings, memorials and cultural goods. In 2015, the International Festival of Visegráds won the EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) award for the best festivals in the European Union’s most important cultural and artistic event. Performers from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia, Austria, Transylvania and Russia will attend the event. According to surveys for tourism, the festival is the second best known attraction in Visegrád. The Visegrád International Fireworks is organized by Pro Visegrád Cultural Service Provider Nonprofit Ltd. The main sponsors of the event are: International Visegrad Fund, National cultural Fund, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs, OTP Bank Ltd., Gambling Nonprofit Kft.

For a detailed program of Visegrád International Palace Games and ticket information,  visit http://www.palotajatekok.hu

Update Aggie Reiter

XXIII. International Book Festival Budapest – 2016.

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Millenáris Park – 4 Days!

April, 21. – April, 24. 2016.

Venue: Budapest –  District II.,  16-20 Kis Rókus Street.

After the previous year’s invited country’s guest of honor, being highly successful Guest of Honour presentations  of Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Canada, China, Romania, Israel, Turkey, the European Union and the Nordic Countries they are here again to introduce the literature and the publishing industry of their country.

In 2016  we will presenting Slovakia as the Guest of Honour Country.

Dates and Opening Hours 21. April,21 – Noon – 7 p.m., 22. April, 22. 10 a.m. – 7 p-.m.,  April, 23. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.,  April, 24. 10 a.m. 7 p.m.

A great festival for book lovers. The Budapest’s International Book Festival hosts representatives of world literature and of domestic intellectual life. During the week-end can meet 100 authors from 25 countries and more than 400 Hungarian authors, scientists, and artists who will be on the spot. Therefore, a  fine occasion meetings with authors, signings sessions, book premiers and presentations, roundtable discussions, concerts, theater performances, exhibitions and films. Also meet many Hungarian and foreign authors.

Children’s Kingdom will be organized especially for young generations with promotion of children’s books and special programs for kids.

Last year opening day was dedicated to Shakespeare and Cervantes, having been commemorated the anniversary of the death of the two great poets.

More than 300 new publishing, a host of international and local authors and around 350 cultural programs make the International Book Festival in Budapest truly  worthwhile event for both locals and  foreigners staying in Hungary and naturally the tourists are  welcomed as well.

Ticket price: 500HUF (if you buy a book at the festival the entry fee will be deducted).

Update by Aggie Reiter

The Xth Volvo Cup – Győr – January – 3 to 5 – 2016

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The Sporty Year 2016 begins with the splash-off at Győr when it becomes Capital City of Water Polo.

Our men’s national team this time will not be in Budapest, instead at Győr on the Xth Volvo Cup before the European Championship.

At the press call was present: Dénes Kemény – President – Water Polo Association, Gábor Bodrogai – Managing director of Volvo Car Pty Ltd, Dr. Tivadar Somogyi – Győr city’s deputy mayor.

Dénes Kemény –  president of the national sports federation said  the  tournaments in the past was totally designed as to help the whole Hungarian water polo, ia to be held annually in different provincial scene. The past year was an exception, when in the capital was arranged for the teams at the BVSC on the Szőnyi road  the water pool games. In 2016  again the city of Győr will be the home for the polo-games.

He added that the Volvo Cup has been entrenched in the national team program, in the past decades. The President said, Q.:  „They have been involved in the preparation of the tasks”

Tibor Benedek  said that between this year’s opponents, Italy and Spain teams is also important that the Hungarian team will obtain the Rio Olympic quota. The main goal is that at the Volvo Cup to have that team, which is also to be listed in the European Championships . Also mentioned that a day before the tournament in Győr will be having a sparring waging with the Spanish polo team.

Gábor Bodrogai – managing director of Volvo Car Hungária Ltd. and the title sponsor, said, they continue to support the homeland’s water polo new generation. This means at this year’s tournament there will be supporting financially the performance for goals. This means after every Hungarian ball hits the net, the Hungarian association will receive one hundred thousand HUF. offered by the car company.

The Hungarian national team also consider this event as THE prolusions to the European Championship.

The Volvo Cup is a superb opportunity to bring together from across Nation and other countries water polo lovers to be supporters of their own teams. At the Volvo Cup the audience may experience water polo members to win or the otherwise yet the event surely will guaranty an experience of unforgettable moments around the swimming pool.

The opponents will be beside the Slovak national team the Italian and Spanish teams.

Schedule: Sunday, January, 3. – 5 p.m. – Slovakia-Spain and 7 p.m. – Hungary-Italy. Monday, January, 4. – 5 p.m. – Spain-Italy and 7 p.m. – Hungary-Slovakia. Tuesday, January, 5.- 6 p.m. Slovakia-Italy and 8 p.m. Hungary-Spain.

At the Volvo Cup press meeting Dénes Kemény – President of the Hungarian Water Polo Association announced the day’s good news by saying, the  tournament tickets are already out now. From to-day can be purchased through the www.tex.hu or personally in Győr at the ticket office. The price to all the seven water polo games is 9900HUF, and for the time being can only be bought passes.

Let’s cheer Together!

Update and snap by Aggie Reiter