The European Federation of Associations of Locks & Builders Hardware Manufacturers

The ARGE Conference
2013 - Budapest

Social Programme


Often referred to as the ‘Paris of the East’ Budapest offered beautiful scenery set against the stunning backdrop of the World-famous Danube and a rich cultural heritage. The perfect location for this year's conference. 

As the country’s capital, Budapest is the most visited tourist destination in Hungary. Home to an array of cultural sites, from museums and galleries to churches and concert halls, Budapest’s Jewish quarter and celebrations also attracts visitors from around the world.

Other city highlights include Central Market Hall, Europe’s largest thermal spa, Heroes’ Square and St Stephen’s Basilica.

Visitor's to this year's conference were also able to enjoy the following social activities...

AUDI Fabrication Plant, Gyor

At the Hungarian plant in Gyor, AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. develops and manufactures engines for AUDI AG and other companies of the Volkswagen Group.

With plans to produce 125,000 complete cars per year from the Gyor site, the factory is one of the regions largest employers.

Featuring a 5,000 square metre Technical Centre, with a state-of-the-art test rig, the plant has doubled its testing capacity in recent years, supporting the development of internal combustion engines. Plus The Engine Startup Centre has been investing in experimental engines since 2010.

Inter Conti Hotel, Budapest

With panoramic views of the Chain Bridge, Danube and former Royal Palace, the Inter Conti Hotel has over 400 well-appointed and modern rooms. Featuring a spa, Club Lounge and business facilities the Inter Conti is a relaxing venue with excellent facilities and breathtaking views of the city.

The stylish rooms all feature LCD TVs, high speed internet access and WiFi and views of the Chain Bridge or Royal Castle.