“Historic venues, stunning landscapes combined with modern venues and conference centers, Portugal charm’s remains in its family atmosphere and unique ability to keep cultivating the beauty of simplicity”.
In the 15th Century, Portugal revealed that the world wasn’t flat. Today, impactful events in Portugal are inspired by a powerful history wrapped up in exploration, discovery and bold adventure and experience a thoroughly modern country with a beautiful year round climate.
300 days of sunshine contribute to relaxed conference programmes in a range of locations – from intriguing historic (even world heritage listed) cities, to the lush green wine terraces of the Duoro Valley in the north, the stunning beach resorts of the Algarve in the south and the dramatic volcanic islands of Madeira and Azores off the coast.
Ancient palaces and fortresses dot the countryside, providing indulgent overnight stays for incentives or exclusive venues for a special event or an alternative conference in Portugal.
Al fresco dining experiences and events in Portugal are enhanced by seafood fresh from the Atlantic Ocean and fine wine from one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world. Witnessing Portugal’s mesmerising Fado song whilst enjoying a tipple of its world famous Port Wine are privileged pleasures of enchanting events in one of the oldest and most colourful countries in Europe.
“Portugal has a fascinating mixed heritage of Roman, Hispanic and Moorish influence. It is the western most country in Europe and the closest to the USA, making it easily accessible for global conferences with some of the finest convention facilities in the world.
Lisbon is a cosmopolitan capital city by the sea defined by an elegant geniality and old-world charm that gives it great destination appeal for conferences and incentives in Portugal. Special events get to wow delegates in impressive castles, monasteries or contemporary venues and large conferences will enjoy the lakeside setting of The Parque das Naçoes or the new-look 4,000 delegate capacity, Lisbon Congress Centre.
World Heritage listed Porto, home to the delicious globally renowned Port Wine is a beautiful and unobvious MICE destination. It offers a fabulous range of very different venues for gala dinners and special events in wine caves and palaces, a modern convention centre and five star hotels converted from former palaces and direct regional flight access to 64 destinations. The airport is also only 11km from the city. Food and beverage clients in particular will gain great value from hosting an event in Porto.
Car launches and events with driving experiences are drawn to Portugal’s dramatic landscapes and 832kms of coastline, whilst relaxed conferences enjoy great value in the Algarve that offers beautiful golden beaches, azure waters and plenty of choice for meeting facilities to motivate delegates.
Sailing, surfing and beach activities complement the coastal conference experience combined and traditional Portuguese incentive experiences include learning fado music, folk dance and tile painting, winery explorations and workshops, arts and culture and exceptional cuisine. Portugal’s lively nightlife generally starts with a Caipirinha al fresco offering a taste of Portugal’s Brazilian influence and a genuine insight into the local laidback lifestyle.
Holding the firm belief that detail and inspirational touches are limited only by imagination, the team at Pacific World Portugal provides tailor-made programmes that demonstrate their love for their country and highlight the best, most unique things that Portugal has to offer for events. Drawing on a loyal and reliable bank of in-destination suppliers, Pacific World Portugal’s number one focus is always the customer experience, including value for money, creative solutions and consistency in delivery.”
Portugal is appealing to:
MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
Clients seeking a special conference venue with a difference
A castle, a winery or a palace will surprise and delight delegates in beautiful settings that are out of the norm.
The closest European country to the USA, Portugal is strategically located with excellent air access and some of the best congress centres in the world.
Programs to inspire and reward automotive industry top achievers
Portugal is a compact country that offers rich pickings for breathtaking driving experiences that link very appealing, contrasting locations.
Incentives wowed by culture and heritage
Incentives in Portugal are immersed in its history and culture – every moment is made unique – with stays in former palaces, Port tasting in ancient wine caves and dinners in heritage buildings.
Events seeking to associate with exploration and discovery
Referencing Portugal’s historic achievements as a powerful event theme, bold events in Portugal’s historic monuments – the UNESCO-listed 17th century Jeronimo’s Monastery or the Castelo de Sao George – are awe-inspiring.
Product launch events seeking dramatic and diverse scenery
Lush green valleys in the north, beaches washed by the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, and dramatic volcanic islands to the south and the west are the perfect backdrop.