“One With Nature” – Year’s largest nature world exhibition to continue with a variety of programmes

The opening weekend of the ‘One with Nature’ World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition was brought to a conclusion with a highly successful concert performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra. At the gala held in the Müpa Palace of Arts, Minister of Human Capacities Miklós Kásler welcomed members of the audience.

Already on the first two days, almost 30,000 people visited the HUNGEXPO fair centre, the central venue of the largest nature exhibition of 2021. In addition to the diverse programmes of the pavilions, visitors were also able to attend other colourful programmes, spectacular displays, pop and world music concerts.

As part of the World Conservation Forum, a number of interesting speeches were delivered, including speeches by Vice President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Ali Kaka, Ugandan Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Tom Butime, and Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Vladimir Rakhmanin.

On Sunday afternoon, a series of events was also opened in one of the World Exhibition’s top venues in the countryside, in Vásárosnamény. At the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén drew attention to the importance of the connection between nature conservation and sustainable hunting. At the Vásárosnamény venue, visitors can view a newly-opened hunting display, the private collection of Zoltán B. Kiss.

On Monday, the International Pavilion hosted the Polish National Day which was opened by Deputy Minister Edward Siarka. As part of the World Conservation Forum, Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) delivered a speech entitled ‘Bird Day’. The 67th General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) continued with professional programmes.

The first participants of the Fátyol (Veil) School Programme will arrived and on Monday more than 70 student groups and 3,000 students visited HUNGEXPO. The children were able to acquaint themselves with the spectacular and equally informative contents of the pavilions within the framework of guided walks. So far almost 40,000 students have enrolled for the Veil School Programme, but we continue to encourage teachers and schools to take this opportunity and enrol.

The FeHoVa PLUSZ, the biggest trade event of the Carpathian Basin’s hunters, anglers and nature enthusiasts – which can be attended with the ticket purchased for the World Exhibition – will begin on Thursday.

The organisers recommend the use of public transport so that visitors to the World Exhibition can reach HUNGEXPO, the central venue of the event as swiftly as possible. Before leaving, please inform yourselves about access options on the World Exhibition’s website. In order to prevent a backlog of vehicular traffic, during the 20 days of the event, Albertirsai út, the road leading to the HUNGEXPO site will not be open to passenger cars. OWN offers a number of options for smooth transport to the World Exhibition, focusing on sustainability and environmental protection. There is free transport available on the electric buses operated by the coach company Volánbusz which travel on 5 different routes between 8.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. daily.


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