During the first nine months of this year Hungary hosted 235 conferences that met the criteria of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), 40% more than during the corresponding period of 2009, business dailies Napi Gazdaság and Vilaggazdaság said on Monday.
The conferences were attended by over 60,000 participants as against 58,000 a year before.
Their average length has also increased, from 3.5 to 4.4 days.
83% of participants arrived from abroad. The conferences attracted representatives of 12 nations on average.
Nearly 80% of these events were organised in hotels, 9% in convention centres and the rest in universities or other venues. (MTI-ECONEWS)