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PLANET BUDAPEST 2021 EXPO TO OPEN ON MONDAY WITH PRESIDENTS' ADDRESS

 

The Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo will open on Monday evening with addresses by Hungarian President János Áder and Polish President Mateusz Morawiecki, as well as a concert, the commissioner responsible for the expo told public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió. Sustainability was a key factor in organising the event, István Joó said. Access to the Budapest fair grounds is courtesy of 40 electric buses, and rubbish is being collected by electric trucks, he said. Meanwhile, the use of paper will be minimised, and most necessary information will reach the visitors through apps, he said. About one-third of the 185 exhibitors come from the Visegrad Group (V4) countries, Joó noted. While Hungary’s “strength” is in water management, Czech participants will focus on smart cities and Slovaks on energy issues, he said.
Some 4,600 students have registered to visit the expo in organised groups, Joó said. The expo offers youth programmes involving an adventure track and featuring the “latest innovations of the 21st century,” he added. The expo runs from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5.