Budapest will host the first Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in Europe on May 19-20, the director of the Center for Fundamental Rights (AK) said on Thursday.
The CPAC is an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States and beyond. CPAC is hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU). The first CPAC took place in 1974.
The 2022 conference was held on February 24 to 27 in Orlando, Florida. Speakers included former U.S. president Donald Trump, Florida governor Ron DeSantis, and former Democratic congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard.
Miklos Szánthó told a press conference that AK would organise the event jointly with the American Conservative Union, adding that Prime Minister Viktor Orban was asked to be a keynote speaker.
Guests will include former Republican senator Rick Santorum, who ran for the Republican nomination in the 2012 US presidential election, former Czech President Vaclav Klaus, head of the Freedom Party of Austria Herbert Kickl, and head of the Belgian Vlaams Belang Tom Van Grieken.
The event will also be attended by MPs and MEPs from Austria, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, and US congressmen. US media personalities Ben Ferguson and Candace Owens have also accepted invitations.
The conference will be joined online by British politician Nigel Farage, head of Spain’s VOX party Santiago Abascal and US media personality Tucker Carlson.
The event was originally scheduled to take place in late March but has been postponed due to the war in Ukraine.