One day for Budapest!

  • 6th June 2023, Tuesday
  • 1015 Budapest, Nádor utca 15.

Gergely Karácsony

Mayor of Budapest

We think in terms of an open city, where we create the channels where the knowledge existing in the city appears every day in our decisions.

Márton Ilyés

President, Budapest Enterprise Agency

Budapest has a huge amount of data assets, and we are not yet using it properly. We could make much better use of the existing knowledge and opportunities in Budapest, for which the sharing of data is an excellent opportunity.

About this year’s Forum

In the 21st century, knowledge never belongs to anyone, but always to networks, relationships, and always lies in cooperation. The first step in the path of development begins with an open mind, when we do not take it as an attack when someone asks. At this year’s Smart Budapest Forum, many questions will be asked in order for Budapest to move towards a data-centric city government in the future during its development. 


It is not easy to change old routines, and experimenting always carries risks. However, we believe that Budapest needs a cautiously experimental city government that dares to break away from the previously followed patterns and governs the city on the basis of data, taking advantage of the opportunities provided by the 21st century. The purpose of our Forum this year is to put this issue in the forefront of all of us who care about the future of Budapest. 



09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Opening speeches

10:00 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:20

Location Hot Spots – always up to date!

11:20 - 11:40

From zero to one – urban data management

11:40 - 12:00

Transformation to Smart Cities: Swiss Guide and Use Cases

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 - 14:00

Business solutions – introduction of smart city businesses

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee break

14:30 - 15:00

Municipal good practices

15:00 - 15:30

Smart BKK: BKK’s digitalisation developments to enhance customer experience and data-driven operations

15:30 - 16:00

Budapest traffic data: facts and innovative data collection, processing and analysis methods

16:30 - 19:00

Networking at the rooftop

About last
year’s Forum

A smart city is not necessarily made smart by the devices, but by the people who live and work there. If we connect these people, if we give them the opportunity to get to know each other’s work and be inspired by it, then we contribute to building a more livable, sustainable, business-friendly city. 

The first Smart Budapest Forum hosted these meetings. During the day, with the help of international and Hungarian experts, we toured the social, political, cyber security and economic aspects of smart city developments: the participants could hear a presentation on the attitudes of Hungarian society, Vienna’s inclusive urban planning, data protection, and business-friendly urban development, among other things. 


Address: 1051 Budapest, Nádor utca 15. CEU auditórium

By public transport

  • By tram: 2, 2B, 2M to the Széchenyi tér stop
  • By bus: 15, 115 to the Zrínyi utca stop
  • By subway: Take metro lines 1, 2, 3 to the Deák Ferenc tér stop

By car

Parking available in the Vörösmarty garage (Vörösmarty tér 1.), Bank Center underground garage (Szabadság tér 7.)


About us

Budapest Enterprise Agency was founded in 1993 by the Budapest Municipality. From the very beginning, our goal has been to help Budapest located businesses – primarily micro, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as startups – in order to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Budapest and strengthen domestic innovation. Budapest Enterprise Agency is the face of the capital towards businesses and the voice of businesses in the large-scale operation of the city.


Márton Áncsán

project manager

Dávid Pelek

communication project coordinator

András Lázók

project manager