The IMC Conference is held in Bucharest, Romania.
Bucharest is located in the southeastern part of Romania, at an altitude of 60-90 m, on the rivers Dambovita and Colentina. It is located about 60 km from the Danube, 100 km from the Carpathians Mountains and the 250 km from the Black Sea. The city is divided into six administrative urban areas and has a total area of 226 square kilometres. With 1.7 million inhabitants in the city proper and 2.2 million in the urban area, Bucharest is one of the largest cities in Southeastern Europe.
Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, ornate Belle Époque buildings, unique monumental districts and the unmistakable imprint of the Communist era, Bucharest is Romania’s capital and its largest city, as well as the most important political, economic, industrial, educational and cultural centre of the country.
Called in the past “Little Paris of the East” for its elegant architecture and the brightness of its cultural life, Bucharest is today a bursting metropolis mixing the old with the new, western architectural ideas, eastern imagery, 20th century totalitarian megalomania and buzzing nightlife.
The Parliament Palace Built by Communist Party leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, the colossal Palace of the Parliament is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. It took 20,000 workers and 700 architects to build and it boasts 12 stories, 1,100 rooms, and four underground levels.
The Romanian Athenaeum Renowned worldwide for its outstanding acoustics, the Romanian Athenaeum is the city’s most prestigious concert hall and home of the Romanian “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Arch of Triumph Initially built of wood in 1922 to honour the bravery of Romanian soldiers who fought in World War I, the city’s very own Arch of Triumph was finished in Deva granite in 1936.
Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue) Calea Victoriei is the city’s oldest and arguably, most charming street. It hosts some of the most stunning buildings in the city, including the Cantacuzino Palace, The Military Club, and the National History Museum.
Old centre Located in the heart of the city, the old Bucharest centre is a remainder of the times when the city used to be called “little Paris”. After a long period of neglect, it has started to be brought back to life, being restored and modernized over the last years. „Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum The Village Museum is one of the largest and most valuable ethnographic museums in the world. The museum extends to over 100,000 m2, and contains 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania.