The organisers welcome some 1200 participants from all over the world to the Budapest Water Summit 2016. No registration fee is charged, the objective is to ensure the participation of a broad range of participants. Water ministers from the United Nations member states and high-level representatives of UN specialised agencies and other international organisations will be invited to the Plenary Session of the Summit.  

The number of representatives of governments and international organisations is 600, which allows for three participants (head of delegation + 2 delegates) per day from each government and international organisation.

On the margin of the session meetings, representatives of the scientific community, civil society, women and youth organisations will confer together at 100-person forums. The organisers of the forums look forward to receiving applications at a later stage. The participants are selected by the organisers of each forum, in agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary. The organisers welcome and encourage other governments to provide travel and accommodation grants to admitted participants where possible, thus to support their contribution to the work of the Budapest Water Summit 2016.

However, participation in the Expo is not free of charge. For further information about leasing booths, please visit our website: Water Expo

The organisers of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 provide on-line registration to invited participants and the approved applicants of the Forums. Participation in the Summit is only possible after the applicant receives confirmation of the registration.

Those interested please, visit the page on application to the Forums.  

Should you have further enquiries, please contact the Secretariat of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 at:


Should you need a visa for entering the Schengen area (including Hungary), you can find useful information on the visa application procedure at the FAQ Section of our website. 


The organisers of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 recommend 44 hotels in Budapest located within 1 to 5 kms from the Summit venue, with special rates for the Summit participants. Please note that travel and accommodation expenses shall be borne by the participants.

At the booking links provided by the recommended conference hotels, you will find special rates for Budapest Water Summit 2016 participants. Some of the special hotel rates are available with the promotion codes given or by sending an e-mail to the address indicated by the hotel.

1. Summary table
2. Detailed description of hotels