It is a great pleasure for us in the Organizing Committee of the 40th World Congress of Poets (WCP), to extend to you our warmest invitation to attend the Congress that will be held in Budapest,  the capital of Hungary.

Date of the congress: 21-25. September 2020.

Post Tour is 25-27. September – the events of Janus Pannonius Literary Days and wine tasting in the countryside, Pécs, a fantastic medieval city, a treasure-box actually one of the Cultural Capitals of Europe. Post Tour is optional.

As autumn is a high season in Budapest with different festivals and conferences at the same time and due to the short period we are facing in organizing, the registration period had to be shortened between 3rd February and 30th April. After that we cannot guarantee any room in the same hotel or anywhere else in the city!

Poem is a Bridge between Nations” is our metaphor to express and paraphrase our basic spiritual needs in a world, where vast amount of human beings, animals and plants, climate and surrounding have been alike in real danger.

In an age when our Earth, thus the future of our lives seem to be in jeopardy, poets should find the right words to unite people and lead them in the right direction.

We invite you to share these words in the heart of Europe – Budapest.

You will find all the general information of this Congress in our website . You will also find there more information on Hungary, the places visited during the Congress, post Congress tour, fees and other topics of interest, as well as the registration form.

We will be in touch with you until we meet at the 40th World Congress of Poets.

With our best wishes,


Member of the Board WAAC/WCP
President of the 40th WCP


General Manager of the 40th WCP


Honorary President of the 40th WCP
President of P.E.N. Hungary


Day 1 – 21st September (Monday)

Arrival and registration at the Conference Hotel

4 PM – WCP Board meeting

6 PM – 9.30 PM  Dinner at the hotel

8.30 PM – 10 PM Welcome meeting at the Sky Bar of the Hotel


Day 2 – 22nd September (Tuesday)

10.30 AM – 12.30 Opening ceremony in the hotel’s conference room

Lunch at the hotel restaurant

3 PM – 5 PM  Poetry sessions in the hotel (in three languages)

5.45 PM buses leave for the Petőfi Literary Museum

6.30 PM – 7.30 PM Cultural program at the Petőfi Literary Museum

7.30 PM – 9.30 PM Dinner reception at the Museum

9.30 PM – buses back to the hotel

Day 3 – 23rd September (Wednesday)

10 AM – buses leave for the Heroes’ Square

11 AM – 12.30 guided tour in the Museum of Fine Arts by Heroes’ Square

12.30 – 2 PM Lunch

OPEN READING events in different institutes of the city ( details later)

7.30 PM Dinner in downtown


Day 4 – 24th September (Thursday)

Sightseeing tour in Budapest – Visiting the House of Parliament

Lunch in the hotel

3.30 PM – 5.30 PM Poetry Sessions in the Conference hotel

6.30 PM Buses leave for the venue of the Closing Ceremony

7.30 PM – 10.30 PM Closing ceremony, cultural program and dinner

10.45 PM Buses back to the hotel


Day 5 – 25th September (Friday)

10 AM – 10.30 AM Farewell greetings at the lobby of the Hotel

Those who carry on for the POST TOUR take the bus to the countryside


Language of correspondance & organizing is ENGLISH only!
  • On arrival to Budapest airport you have to contact 40th WCP Budapest
  • You will have prearranged transfer from the airport to the congress hotel.
  • On the day of arrival (21st September) first meal is dinner at the congress hotel.
  • WCP membership fee should be arranged for non-lifemembers directly to the WAAC treasurer who will be in the registration area of the hotel
  • Registration fee for the congress will be 700-750 USD in double rooms of 4-star hotel not far from the city. The fee covers the whole event from the arrival till the farewell (guides, tour operation, transfer, top cultural and touristic events).
  • 750 USD fee includes the anthology also, but not membership fee.
  • Post Tour is 150 USD extra, buti t is optional.
  • Official registration period starts on the 3rd February when the webpage  opens.
  • Flight itinary should be sent asap to
  • About the Anthology you will find detailed information


  • Our travel agent can arrange flight tickets for you. If you need this special service, you should send a request to the e-mail. This service is available only after the registration fee has been transferred to the given bank account.
  • Our travel agent offers you – if visa for Hungary is necessary – help. He can provide you with verification about accomodation, meals & programs.

If you need his free of charge assistance, do not hesitate to contact . This service is also available only after the registration fee has been transferred to the given bank account.


If you want to participate in the Anthology, you should mark it on the Registration form.

It will cost you 50 USD and you will get 1 copy at the congress.

All materials should be sent in English to the e-mail .

Photo : a good portrait, that will be published in black&white (size:800x800px)

Short CV – maximum 750 down-beat

The Poem: maximum 55 lines & 75 down-beat in one line (together with spaces).


DEADLINE: 1st July 2020


Registration fee for the 40th WCP is 700 USD in a double room, including all the programs, meals and transportation.

Registration is complete when the fees are transfered to the bank account of 40th WCP Budapest. Confirmation will be sent in an e-mail.

Participating in the Anthology of the Conference costs 50 USD extra.

If you choose to be alone in the hotel room (single), you should pay 250 USD extra.

Post tour is optional, if you choose to participate, you should pay 150 USD.

Each participant should register separately.

If you have any questions or problems, do not hesitate to contact us

Please, read all the notes carefully, before you  finalize registration.


Personal data

Hotel accomodation / Alojamiento

* If you chose SINGLE, you should add 250 USD tot he registration fee.

* Give the name with whom you want to share the double room. Do not forget to register him/her separately!

* De el nombre de con quien desee compartir habitacion. No olvide de registrarlo el/ella


* If choosing YES, you should add 50 USD tot he registration fee

* si elege SI debera agregar 50 USD a su cuota de Registro

* If choosing YES, you should add 150 USD tot he registration fee

** If choosing YES, you take note of arriving back to Budapest on the 27th september (Sunday) at lunch time, 1 PM.

Bank: K&H Bank

Bank address: 1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 20,

Company Name : B2Sky Utazasi Iroda Kft.


Account number: HU62 1040 5004 5052 6852 6888 1017


Do not forget to write your personal code-number into the communication box of your money transfer!

You will find your personal code number in the confirmation e-mail after you completed your registration.

After receiving the fees, our travel agent will send you a receipt ont he name & address of WAAC/WCP

No olvide de escribir su codigo personal en la casilla de su transferencia bancaria(numero) !

Usted encontrata su codigo personal en el correo de confirmacion que usted recibira despues de haber completado su registro

Flight itinary should be sent asap to

If you need help in booking flight tickets or in getting visa for Hungary contact our travel agent .

See also our Special Services

In case of cancellation of the Congress all paid fees would be reimbursed.

Itinerario de vuelo debe ser enviado lo mas pronto posible a:

Si usted desea ayuda en la reserva de sus boletos de avion u obtener visa de Hungria (si fuera necesaria), contactar a nuestro agente de viajes:

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