Titanic Exhibition

Submerged in the Arctic Ocean

The Titanic is the most famous ship in the whole world. Since 1997, when the eponymous film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet came out, everybody claims to know the story of the tragic…

16 November 2017 - 12:11 PM

Hungarian ‘Matyó’ folk art is embroidery of a traditional community

More than a pretty pattern – part of life itself

The colourful, ornamented and floral pattern dominated by a very distinctive shade of red is certainly recognised as the traditional Hungarian folk design. However, probably less known is its place of…

04 January 2018 - 08:01 PM

T-Systems-Symposium

Building a digital future

T-Systems Magyarország organised the two-day “Symposium” conference for the sixth time, presenting the latest trends of the ICT World. The focus of the conference, where almost 2000 guests were…

04 January 2018 - 08:01 PM

Foreign trade promoter EXIM at the 16+1 Summit

Three contracts signed

As the Hungarian government is working on intensifying the economic relationship with China, the Hungarian foreign trade promoter EXIM is playing a key role by the realisation of these targets. EXIM…

04 January 2018 - 08:01 PM

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