5 May: Short talks

Unique conference format

Next year we’ll have a unique conference format. On Friday 5 May, BP17 will feature a series of short talks to a single large audience, very much like TEDx talks.

The conference opens at 9:20, arrival at the venue from 8:30.   The last talk finishes around 20:00, followed by a buffet dinner at the same venue.

How the day will be structured

On this day we’ll listen to a total of 13 short talks, flanked by a short opening and a closing talk.  Twelve talks will be 20 minutes long each, the keynote speech last for 30 minutes.

BP17 Konstantin Kisin session cardOur master of ceremonies, Konstantin Kisin, will briefly introduce each speaker before the talk, then mediate a couple of questions after the talk.  This way each talk will have a total of 30 minutes slot.

We’ll have lengthy networking breaks after each set of 3 talks.   The main coffee break area is on the upper floor of the cinema, but food and drinks will also be available on the ground floor.

The idea is that after each set of 3 talks, those 3 speakers will have their designated areas where attendees may approach them with any questions they may have.  Some other areas or corners may be designated to various subjects to facilitate professional debate.

Throughout the day we’ll have a networking game that will encourage people to talk to new people they don’t know yet.  More about this later.

In addition to three coffee breaks we’ll also have a lengthy lunch break and we’ll finish the day with a dinner.


8:30 – 9:20

Arrival, badge pickup

Please arrive by 9:00, we’ll start at 9:20 sharp

9:20 – 10:50

Conference kick-off

BP17 Translation Conference Csaba Bán opening
BP17 Translation Conference Henry Liu FIT president
BP17 Translation Conference Judy Jenner How to convince clients session card

10:50 – 11:30

Coffee / networking break

11:30 – 13:00

Boosting your business

BP17 Translation Conference Dorota Pawlak blogging session card
BP17 Translation Conference Budapest David Jemielity mirror session card
BP17 Translation Conference Paula Arturo translation contracts session card

13:00 – 14:20

Lunch/ networking break

14:20 – 15:50

Enhancing your efficiency

BP17 Translation Conference Oliver Lawrence become a better writer session card
BP17 Translation Conference Michael Farrell Translators need CVs session card
BP17 Translation Conference Budapest Caterina Saccani collaborating with colleagues

15:50 – 16:30

Coffee / networking break

16:30 – 18:00

Catching up with clients

BP17 Translation Conference Nick Rosenthal customer satisfaction session card
BP17 Translation Conference Paula Ribeiro Clients session card
BP17 Translation Conference Nicole König dream clients session card

18:00 – 18:40

Group photo / Prosecco break

18:40 – 20:10

Raising the bar

BP17 Translation Conference Iwona Piatkowska Biarda wealth dynamics session card
BP17 Translation Conference Budapest Jonathan Downie you need to be visible
BP17 Translation Conference Csaba Bán closing

20:10 – 22:00

Buffet dinner

The breaks

For the first time in BP history, breaks will also be integral parts of the conference programme. With coffee breaks spanning 40 minutes, and the lunch break lasting twice as long, there will be plenty of networking opportunities with colleagues.  Here are some of the reasons why breaks will be special:

  • A proprietary networking game will encourage you to talk to new people, breaking out of your comfort zone
  • We’ll have dedicated areas where you can talk to conference speakers
  • Some more in the pipeline – and all this in a beautiful setting

The venue

The belle epoque beauty of Uránia movie is hard to beat as a conference venue.  Located downtown Budapest and easily accessible from our conference hotel. With its comfortable chairs and large screen, it offers a perfect viewing experience.  Coffee breaks, lunch and dinner will be served in the equally beautiful foyer and café area.

The address

Cinema Uránia is located at Rákóczi út 21., Budapest 1088, halfway between metro stops Astoria and Blaha Lujza tér on M2 line.  From the conference hotel it’s a 20′ trip (3 stops to Astoria on the M2 line, then backtracking one bus stop or a 5′ walk).  At the top of the escalator, turn left and left again. At street level you should be emerging at a bus stop in front of a modern office building.  If you have a 3-day travel pass it’s a good idea to hop on any bus that stop here (they come very frequently) and take it for one stop  – you’ll get off exactly at the entrance of Uránia.  Alternatively it’s a 4-5 minute walk.

There are also several direct bus routes to Uránia from many parts of town, as the cinema is right there on the city’s main east-west thoroughfare, and it’s well served with public transport.


Dinner on Friday will take place at the conference venue, and is included in all conference tickets. You may also invite spouses or colleagues by purchasing an additional dinner ticket.

Dinner starts at 20:10, and we have to leave the venue by 22:30.


You can attend the Friday talks of BP17 with the following types of tickets.  These are the images you’ll see in the webshop.

BP17 Translation Conference webshop 2 days 3 dinners

Price: 354€ + VAT

BP17 Translation Conference Budapest webshop 1 day 3 dinners

EB price: 249€ + VAT

BP17 Translation Conference webshop conference 2-day passPrice: 284€ + VAT BP17 Translation Conference Budapest 1-day pass Friday 5 May 2017Price: 149€ + VAT


BP17 Translation Conference Budapest - webshop 5 May dinnerVisitors are welcome to the dinner for 43€ + VAT.  Dinner guests can enter the cinema building at 20:00.