Annual Congress


22 – 25 September 2024 | Marriott Budapest, Hungary

*2024 Congress registration is now open*

A valid badge is required for entry to all DistriPress Annual Congress sessions, including social networking events.



Sunday, 22 September

15h00 – 17h00 Delegate badge collection at Budapest Marriott Hotel

19h30 – 22h00 Welcome event at Kiosk Budapest


Monday, 23 September
09h00 – 10h30 Forum Session 1 at Budapest Marriott Hotel

Coffee Break

10h45 – 12h15 Forum Session 2

12h30 – 14h00 Lunch (Business Meeting hall opens at 13h30)

14h00 – 18h00 Business meetings at Budapest Marriott Hotel


Tuesday, 24 September

08h30 – 18h00 Business meetings at Budapest Marriott Hotel


Wednesday, 25 September

08h30 – 15h00 Business meetings at Budapest Marriott Hotel

10h00 – 13h00 Tour Hungarian Press Wholesaler Lapker (with shuttle transfer) details and registration form here

19h30 – 21h30 Farewell at Aranybastya



  Explore more about the vibrant city here

  Restaurant recommendations here

Who can attend

The Congress is open to DistriPress members and non-member companies.


Event Format

The DistriPress Congress has a strong history of connecting its members in the Business Meeting Hall as well as during social events and informal gatherings over 4 days.

For nearly 70 years, the annual DistriPress Congress has brought together businesses from across the globe who are engaged in the publishing, production, marketing, distribution and sales of newspapers and magazines.  Our objective is the sharing of experiences, and business development through networking.

  • Badges collection – delegates can collect their badges at the Congress main hotel 15h00-17h00 Sunday 22 September
  • The DistriPress Forum – kicks off event proceedings on Monday morning with a half-day agenda during which delegates hear from speakers and panels about industry developments and global themes impacting members
  • Business Meeting Hall and Expo –the central meeting hall houses the Expo stands and the Business Meeting tables.  Delegates meet clients and service providers from around the world in pre-arranged time slots, during which they discuss their mutual business and explore new opportunities. The Expo runs alongside the Business Meetings. Exhibitors are encouraged to showcase their products and services to attendees, the exhibition stands form an integral part of the Meeting Hall.
  • Business Meeting Tables – tables will be arranged for our Distributor and Service Provider members. Publisher members are welcome to attend these tables with meetings scheduled in advance.
  • Delegate List – the first list will be announced via email from and through our website’s Members’ area at the end of the first month after registration opens. Further updates will follow every two weeks.


DistriPress has a proud history of sponsorship support from its members, for which it is most appreciative.  Sponsorship allows the Association to continue to deliver a memorable annual experience for its delegates.

There are numerous ways in which member companies can showcase their brand and contribute to Congress – and it doesn’t have to break the bank!  Options include, but are not limited to –

  • Logos on Congress bags, branded Congress bag contents such as pens and notebooks, advertising on the DistriPress website, sponsorship of the Forum presentations and topics, contributions to evening events or goodie bag items.
  • All sponsor logos will be included on event signage and DistriPress event communications.

Please talk to the DistriPress management team about how you can get involved.


Delegate Pass Types/ Pricing

  • Pricing for 2024 is as follows:
    Member Early Bird EUR 1600 | Member Regular EUR 1995 | Non-Member EUR 2975 | Junior Member EUR 750 (NB German member companies will be subject to 19% VAT)
  • The Junior Member pass type was newly introduced in 2023 for member companies whose staff are under the age of 32 and are attending the Congress for the first time
  • Registration acceptance is subject to DistriPress’ final confirmation
  • Each delegate pass includes full access to the Congress programme: welcome event, business forum, business meetings, farewell event and lunch throughout the Congress.
  • Congress delegate passes will no longer have local VAT added at the point of payment except for German based member companies.  At the point of registration EU companies will be requested to enter their VAT number.
  • Early Bird delegate passes apply to DistriPress active members only.
  • All registrations must be paid prior to the start of the event.
  • Welcome Event tickets for the delegate spouse are available for purchase.
  • Refund terms and conditions available at the point of registration

Please talk to the DistriPress management team for any further information.