Opening up new horizons
Ancient Portugal, with its vivid collage of landscapes, is one of the most colourful places in Europe. Few countries can boast such a rich diversity of regions, ranging from the lush green valleys of the north and the stunning beaches of the south, to the vibrant capital of Lisbon and the volcanic islands of Madeira and Azores.
Lisbon, known as ‘the white city’ thanks to its unique light, has a beauty that extends beyond its famed monuments and can be experienced on every street corner: a charm for all the senses. Boasting ultra-modern infrastructure and elegant old-world charm, Lisbon exudes an inviting warmth and geniality that most European capitals have long-since outgrown. Rich in history and culture, the region around the capital is one of the most diverse parts of Portugal. Porto, Portugal’s second city, is as popular today for its history and culture as it has long-been for its world-famous Port wine.
Portugal is a country on the move, a place where a respect for tradition and culture is mixed with a forward-looking approach that is opening up surprising new horizons.
Offering good flight access, value for money and a modern 21st Century infrastructure, Portugal has long been a desirable destination for MICE planners and organizers. Blessed with a mild year-round climate, plenty of sunshine, excellent food and wine and some of the finest congress and accommodation facilities anywhere in the world, it has all the right ingredients for a successful conference, meeting or incentive programme. Portugal is renowned for its wonderful beaches, sunshine, beautiful countryside and historical cities – all of this creates the perfect environment to enjoy the very best in conference facilities, leisure requirements and entertainment venues.
An interesting mix of modern and historic venues. From the imposing Castle of Sao Jorge and the magnificent 16th Century Jeronimos Monastery, to the FIL fairground on the former Expo ’98 site of Parque das Naçoes and the new-look Lisbon Congress Centre with a capacity for up to 4,000 delegates.
Rich in history and culture. Portugal provides extraordinary options for group itineraries and pre and post-event tours.
Golden, sandy coastlines. 832km of beaches, stretching from the Minho region in the north to the south-eastern end of the Algarve.
A wide range of conference centres. Conference venues in Portugal come in many shapes and sizes and can hold any number of delegates, either for residential or non-residential meetings.
A huge range of incentive programmes. From visits to old wine lodges on the south bank of the River Douro in Vila Nova de Gaia to surfing in the Algarve, Portugal offers a wealth of activities to suit any taste.