EDC Debrecen established the Debrecen Business Expat Club for managers from other countries who would like to improve their business connections during their international assignment in Debrecen.
The aim of the Club is to organize business oriented networking events in order to connect with business people and share your experiences about the city. It helps to navigate a new city when you know others in the same boat. People arrive here would like to meet new people, would like to share their interests and questions as well as those who have been here for years and like to stay in touch with the expat community. The Business Expat Club of Debrecen is a great way to connect with business people, get help with any specific questions, and find out what is going on in the city. Our aim is to link all Business Expats working in Debrecen. Feedbacks from Business Expats can help making Debrecen a prosperous city.
We organize our events mainly at local restaurants or bars with interesting topics (e.g. International School in Debrecen, Debrecen 2030 Strategic Plan, Brand building opportunities, Strategic directions of university and vocational education, cooperation opportunities, VIP Health Care System and Services, etc.) and inviting business expats to local programmes (eg. football matches in the Stadium VIP sector) as well.
New members can always join to the Debrecen Business Expat Club.
In case you would like to get more information about our upcoming events, please contact us on the following e-mail address: and join to our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
Click here to join to our LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8512290/
Click here to join to our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/debrecenbusinessexpatclub
Key international organisations established in the city
American Corner Debrecen
Mailing Address: Amerikai Kuckó Debrecen, Méliusz Juhász Péter Könyvtár
4026 Debrecen, Bem tér 19.
Cell Phone: +36-20-448-0581
Alliance Française Hongrie
Address: 4024 Debrecen, Piac utca 68.
Phone: +36 52/536 026
Cell Phone: +36 30/631 61 26
A flourishing and bustling art life has made Debrecen the cultural hub of the region. Classical and contemporary museums, galleries, municipal and alternative theatres, concert halls, and cinemas offer events every day of the week. The variety of annual musical, literary, dance and gastronomic festivals make Debrecen’s cultural life more colourful.
The city has an extensive healthcare network, clinics and hospitals serve patients with the most state-of-the-art therapeutic techniques and diagnostic methods. Thousands of physicians and health professionals deliver a high standard in the care of in and outpatients from the city and the county. Besides public institutions, Debrecen also has a number of specialised private health centers.
Hotels and real estate
Debrecen offers 4 and 5 star hotels and a number of boarding houses in the city which can accommodate thousands of visitors, business professionals, and tourists. Magnificent new and rebuilt top category properties, downtown and greenbelt flats and houses with a garden are offered for sale at 690-1100 EUR/m2 or can be leased from 370 – 740 EUR per month.
The city boasts several first class sports teams in football, water polo, ice hockey, and handball. The football stadium with a capacity to hold 20 000 people, the sports swimming pool with a 50 metre race course, and the athletic stadium have hosted many prestigious international events. Whatever the branch of sport, from tennis, basketball, to wall climbing, everyone can find their favourite sporting outlet. Also, Debrecen offers several fitness gyms, skating rinks, and horse riding arenas.
Leisure and wellness
People seeking recreation can visit Debrecen’s thermal spa, famous for its medicinal water, open-air beaches, or the largest indoor Aqua Park of Hungary. Nature lovers can take a walk in the ‘Big Forest Park’, take excursions or a bicycle tour in the woods as well as around the lakes outside the city.
Catering and shopping
A diversity of cosy restaurants with domestic and international cuisine, cafés, wine bars and ruin pubs add to “the taste” of life in Debrecen. Every buyer can find their favourite products in artisan retail shops, primary producer markets, and also in super and hypermarkets. The shops of tailor made and world brands offer a wide array of clothing fashions, footwear, and accessories.
Hungary has a two-tier banking system, which means that the functions of the central bank and other specialized banks are separate. The National Bank of Hungary is the member of the European System of Central Banks.
The city has excellent public roads and an extensive public transport network. Local and intercity buses, trams and trolley services offer inhabitants an easy way to stay mobile. With well-coordinated services Debrecen’s public transportation helps local people get to work/home within 30 minutes. In addition, an 80 kilometre bicycle path network facilitates transport in and around Debrecen.
Hungary has a highly developed telecommunications system. The telecoms market is fully liberalised: there are numerous internet service providers and mobile network providers in Hungary. Mobile services are available from three operators, all of them have launched 3G & 4G services.
Foreigners in Debrecen
Due to the high level of education many people are attracted to the University of Debrecen, and the international companies established in the city also frequently hire foreign workforce. Most public and cultural services are available in English, and the city operates and maintains bilingual schools, international kindergarten, school and foreign language learning communities.
Trips around Debrecen
People seeking relaxation outside the city limits can find special experiences in many world heritage sites such as ‘Hortobágy’, with its infinite prairies and autochthonous animals; ‘Hajdúszoboszló’ with its thermal water, open beach and Slide Park; ‘Hegyalja’, is famous for its globally renowned Tokaj wines which offer special wine tastings; and the Bükk and Mátra Mountains with their splendid hills and peaks.