Billed as Europe's biggest future-focused festival, Brain Bar Budapest will return to Hungary for a third consecutive year between June 1st and 3rd. Some of the world’s leading companies and foremost entrepreneurs – including lead sponsor KPMG – will deliver enlightening lectures designed to stimulate debate and promote greater exchanges of ideas.

First launched in June of 2015, Brain Bar Budapest’s stated mission is the examination of the boundaries between man and machine by bringing together a collection of world-renowned inventors, techies, investors and academics.

2017’s lineup of speakers is expected to be the largest ever and boasts experts working on the cutting edge of their fields including:

  • Ari Popper, leader of a team once called “the coolest company on Earth” – SciFutures, a California-based innovation house – that uses a panel of 100 renowned sci-fi writers to accelerate innovation.

  • Inna Braverman, co-founder of Eco Wave Power, a startup that generates clean energy from sea waves. Inna installed her first power plant at the age of 26 in Jaffa, Israel.

  • Tomotaka Takahashi, founder and CEO of Robo Garage and professor at the University of Tokyo. Tomotaka creates, designs, and invents unique humanoid robots.

  • Marije Vogelzang, the world’s first “eating designer.” After developing and selling two experimental restaurants in Rotterdam and Amsterdam she now works on restaurant concepts and long-term medical projects for hospitals.

  • Köves Slomó, the descendant of several generations of rabbis, who is one of the most active religious leaders in Central Europe. He is the founder of the first Hebrew-Hungarian bilingual kindergarten and elementary school in Budapest.

For more details and ticket information, please visit the official website of Brain Bar Budapest 2017.