Welcome to the meeting of ICF
EMEA chapter Leaders!
Dear EMEA Chapter Leaders,
It’s our joy to invite you to our next ELM meeting
in Budapest, 11-12 October 2013!
We hope to see you there, as major decisions need
to be voted regarding our region’s future.
The Budapest ELM is organized and hosted by
the Coordination Team of ELM and the ICF
Regional Service Centre for EMEA.
Hope to see you all soon!
Isabelle Maes, Leda Turai-Petrauskiene, Ludmila Egorova,
Dora Hegedus, Marius Hansa
Why participate at ELM?
“Dream to be here today, hugely grateful for the support we
get as the Chapter, I hear the real passion”
“Powerhouse of energy, conﬁdence and possibilities”
“Sharing purpose and connection (beyond my mind, with
my soul) with other leaders”
“A space for me as a leader to come here to be seen, heard,
(I mean: why not to join?!)
1.Fill in and send the ELM meeting registration
form (to ICF Europe).
2.Transfer the participation fee to ICF Europe.
You can save €50 if you register and transfer
before 6th September! The early bird
participation fee is only €195!
3.Fill in and send the hotel room registration form
(to the hotel).
4.Organize your travelling (individual).
5. Read ALL the documents shared with you,
and send the comments of your board / chapter
• proposal on the future system of ELM
(Regional Advisory Board)
• proposal on EMEA vs. smaller regions
• minutes from the Dublin ELM
• slides from Dublin ELM
Watch a short video on Budapeste get the feeling
and buzz: Thank You is ‘Köszönöm!’
ICF EMEA ELM !
“On the bottom step that from the wharf
I sat, and watched a melon-rind float by.
I hardly heard, wrapped in my destined
To surface chat the silent depth reply.
As if it flowed from my own heart in spate,
Wise was the Danube, turbulent and
By the Danube, Attila József (1936)
Detailed agenda will be shared prior to ELM.
10 October, Thursday
11 October, Friday
9.00-12.00: pre-ELM meeting
introductions, best practice sharing of chapters, discussion
12.00-13.00: buffet lunch
13.00-17.00: ELM meeting
18.30-19.30: Danube cruise
12 October, Saturday
8.30-12.30: ELM meeting
12.00-13.00: buffet lunch
13.00-17.00: ELM meeting
Ofﬁcial program ends at 17.00. Informal dinner, / wine
tasting , visiting the famous ruin pubs and dancing will be
organized for Saturday evening.
13 October, Sunday
• Sunday visit to the Parliament at 10 am (entrance fee: 7
euro for EU citizens, 14 euro for non-EU citizens). If
interested, pls sign up on the registration form.
• For other sightseeings and programs please refer to page 4
• 28th Budapest Marathon
12pm 11 Oct - 5pm 12 Oct
The hotel, providing a beautiful view on UNESCO
World Heritage sites of Budapest, is situated on the Danube
riverbank, at the feet of the Buda Royal Castle, just a few
minutes walk from the city center. Its innovative architectural
and interior design enabled Lánchíd 19 to be the ﬁrst
Hungarian member of design hotels™. Besides the
accustomed comfort and elegance of four-star hotels, it offers
a unique visual experience to travelers looking for creative
design solutions. The modern design milieu of Lánchíd 19
provides surprises in every corner: overhead glass suspension
bridges holding sandblasted ﬁngertips, archaeological
remains of a water tower below stairs. In Lánchíd 19 every
room has a different creative story, wedding ceremony in one,
movie in the other, dance lesson in another and so on…
Please make sure to reserve your room ASAP
via the hotel registration form!
• Standard room:
An 18-24sqm standard room either on the second or the third ﬂoor
of the hotel with limited view to the Buda Castle or the Danube.
Standard SGL/DBL room (per night): € 93/103
Original availability: 14 rooms
• Superior room:
An 18-24sqm room either on the 4th, 5th or 6th ﬂoor of the hotel.
All these rooms are facing the UNESCO World Heritage Buda
Royal Castle through a ﬂoor-to-ceiling window and small balcony.
Superior SGL/DBL room (per night): € 103/113
Original availability: 6 rooms
• Deluxe room:
A 24sqm room either on the 4th, 5th or 6th ﬂoor of the hotel. All
these rooms provide excellent view through a ﬂoor-to-ceiling
window to the Danube, the Pest riverbank and the Chain-bridge.
Deluxe SGL/DBL room (per night): € 118/128
Original availability: 5 rooms
Lánchíd 19 **** design hotel
Part of the UNESCO World Heritage
Budapest, which is nestled in the heart of
Hungary, is the nation's capital and home to more
than 1,7m residents. Its historical center was
declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The
Danube River, which carves through the city, is
the unifying force among the city's two sides that
comprise its name: Buda and Pest.
City of Spas. In 1934, Budapest was
nicknamed the City of Spas as a result of being
the national capital with the most thermal baths
and medicinal springs in the world. These thermal
waters gush 118 natural springs ranging from 70
to 172 degrees Fahrenheit and exceed 18.5 million
gallons daily. Budapest also features a multitude of
baths where you can relax in special rooms and
savor tasty mineral-rich waters. Whether it's an
original Turkish bathhouse (Rudas), a Neo-
Baroque Palace (Széchenyi) or an Art Deco
masterpiece (Gellért), there is nothing better than
relaxing in the healing waters.
Culture, Tradition, Heritage. Budapest is
famous for its cultural and historic legacies, taking
care in preserving its past and is a proud member
of the Organization of World Heritage Cities.
The capital possesses many historical, art, and
cultural museums and iconic buildings and
basilicas such as Parliament, the Fisherman's
Bastion, the Chain Bridge, and Saint Stephen's
Wine & Cuisine. Hungary produces award
winning reds and whites in its 22 wine regions.
Hip wine bars are popping up everywhere in the
city offering the best local vintages by the glass.
Putting Budapest on the foodie map is Hungary's
delicious cuisine along with some great Michelin
star and Bib Gourmand awarded restaurants and
local gems serving classic Hungarian dishes with a
Budapest's Ruin Pubs. The always-
popular Ruin Pubs remain the most unique part of
Budapest's entertainment scene. A must on every
visitor's to-do list, these pubs, located in formerly
abandoned buildings, have a great atmosphere
any time of the day.
Award Winning Nightlife. Planning a
night out? Budapest's vibrant clubbing scene is
making the headlines. Be sure to visit A38, voted
#1 on Lonely Planet's '100 great bars of the world'
in 2012, or Boutiq Bar, listed among the 'World's
50 Best Bars' by Drinks International.
Historic Buildings. With over a 1000 years
of history, Budapest's architecture ranges from
Roman ruins to Art Nouveau palaces, and is noted
for its beautiful late 19th and early 20th century
Markets in Budapest are bustling with
fresh, homegrown produce from local farmers.
The famous Central Market Hall and the
Farmer's Market at Szimpla Kert should be on
every foodie’s itinerary.
Sweet Budapest. If you have a sweet tooth
you'll love Budapest. Home to savory cakes,
delicious pastries, great confectioner dynasties and
legendary grand cafés, Budapest is a sweet lover's
paradise. Dobos cake, krémes, chestnut purée,
Szamos marzipan, kürtőskalács, pancakes and
strudels are just some of the local delicacies to try.
What do Budapest have to offer?
almost everything :-)
“I was born and
music, just as the
sons were born
and trained to hunt,
and I was lucky to
have grown up in
Hungary, a country
that lives and
that has a
passionate belief in
the power of music
as a celebration of