Duke of York to Undertake Official Visit to Budapest, Hungary

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The Duke of York will undertake an official visit to Budapest, Hungary from Monday 10th September to Wednesday 12th September 2018. This visit is at the request of Her Majesty’s Government.

The programme will include official meetings with The President of Hungary, János Áder, and the Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Péter Szijjártó.

During his visit, HRH will meet individuals and organisations with a specific focus on education, science, technology and engineering. This will include the opening of a conference on Civil Engineering at the Academy of Sciences, which will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the UK’s Institute of Civil Engineers – of which The Duke is a Patron. HRH will also open a new Public Social Responsibility Workshop at the National University of Public Service, establishing a new link with the University of Birmingham.

Over the course of the trip, The Duke will learn about Hungary’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunities with a visit to the Suhanj Training Centre, Hungary’s first integrated fitness centre for disabled and able bodied people. Here HRH will tour the facility, meeting some members of the centre as well as Hungarian Paralympians who competed at the London Paralympics in 2012.

At the end of his visit, The Duke will be introduced to Hungary’s science and technology start-up community as he attends the final of the first ever Pitch@Palace Hungary – an initiative founded by HRH in 2014 to amplify and accelerate the work of entrepreneurs across the UK, and now globally. Here The Duke will watch 12 companies from the world of entrepreneurship, technology, media and investment pitch their businesses to an influential Audience, followed by the opportunity to talk to successful Hungarian entrepreneurs currently investing in the UK.

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