Global civil society activity in Portugal

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe, and whose territory also includes the Macaronesian archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira. It features the westernmost point in continental Europe, its mainland west and south border with the North Atlantic Ocean and in the north and east, the Portugal-Spain border constitutes the longest uninterrupted border-line in the European Union. Its archipelagos form two autonomous regions with their own regional governments. On the mainland, Alentejo region occupies the biggest area but is one of the least densely populated regions of Europe. Lisbon is the capital and largest city by population, being also the main spot for tourists alongside Porto and Algarve.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Portugal is ranked #19 over a 20 year period,
with 3856 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

Portugal is ranked #12 in 2021, with 150 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Lisboa Visitors & Convention Bureau


The Lisboa Visitors & Convention Bureau markets Lisboa as a prime destination for congresses, meetings, events, incentives and business travel in general.

It is a department of Turismo de Lisboa, a non profit association (private and public bodies) responsible for the promotion of the Lisbon Region.

The Lisboa Visitors & Convention Bureau is the place to contact for anyone planning an event in Lisbon. Our 200 members include meeting facilities, hotels, event agencies and service providers of the Lisbon meetings and conventions industry.

It will be very pleased to put you in touch with their members ; DMCs, Hotels, PCOs, Congress Center...) and garantees the superior quality of their service.

Besides impartial advice and assistance to event organizers, our services include bid preparation, coordination of site inspections, ideas for social programs and identification of suitable venues for your event.

Promotional materials available on request: Meeting planner guide, presentation folders for congress bids, brochures, leaflets, shellfolders, CD-Rom, video presentation, posters and maps.

Organizations based in Portugal

International Society for Bonding Psychotherapy - Lisbon
European Peptide Society - Porto
European Cork Federation - Santa Maria de Lamas
Association pour les universités rurales européennes - Vila Velha de Ródão
International Society of Mediterranean Ecology - Lisbon
International Group for Scientific Research on Stomato-Odontology - Gandra
Federación Iberoamericana de Capacitación y Desarrollo - Lisbon
Associação das Universidades de Lingua Portuguesa - Lisbon
European Imaging and Sound Association - Lisbon
International Association of Lusitanists - Coimbra
European Microbeam Analysis Society - São Mamede de Infesta e Senhora da Hora
Associação de Farmacêuticos dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa - Lisbon
Sociedade de Filosofia da Educação de Lingua Portuguesa - Porto
Sociedad Iberoamericana para el Desarrollo de las Biorrefinarias - Lisbon
World Voice Consortium - Porto
Commission internationale de surveillance, de contrôle et d'arbitrage - Braga
Centre international de lutte contre la pollution de l'Atlantique du Nord-Est - Lisbon
International Scientific Committee for the Symposia on Phototrophic Prokaryotes - Porto
Associação Sons da Lusofonia - Lisbon
Cooperation on International Traceability in Analytical Chemistry - Lisbon
Association for European Rural Universities - Vila Velha de Ródão
International Copper Study Group - Lisbon
World Body Cursillos in Christianity - Peniche
Committee of Directors of Geographic Institutes of South American Countries, Spain and Portugal - Lisbon
Beach Ultimate Lovers Association - Parede

View More profiles (144) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Portugal

2026 CongressEuropean Association for Osseointegration - Lisbon

2026 Annual ConferenceMARQUES - Lisbon

2026 ICM Triennial CongressInternational Confederation of Midwives - Lisbon

2026 European Lupus MeetingEuropean Lupus Society - Lisbon

2026 MeetingEuropean Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Cascais

2025 Annual CongressInternational Fiscal Association - Lisbon

2025 WONCA World ConferenceWorld Organization of Family Doctors - Lisbon

2025 European Congress of Applied BiotechnologyEuropean Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences - Lisbon

2025 ConferenceEuropean Rural History Organisation - Coimbra

2025 European Symposium on Fluorine ChemistryEuropean Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry - Lisbon

2025 Biennial ConferenceWorld Council for Gifted and Talented Children - Braga

2025 Digital Humanities Conference (DHC)Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations - Lisbon

2025 International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic SafetyInternational Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety - Alcobaça

2025 CongressEuropean Society of Ophthalmology - Lisbon

2025 SubOptic ConferenceSubOptic - Lisbon

View More Future Events (68) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Portugal

2024 International Probabilistic Workshop (IPW) – International Probabilistic Workshop - Guimarães
2024 Annual Meeting – Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology - Porto
2024 Spring Conference – Association for Environmental Archaeology - Faro
2024 Ibero-American Congress of Roman Law – Ibero-American Association of Roman Law - Lisbon
2024 International Congress – Ibero-American Association of Roman Law - Lisbon
2024 Annual Conference – European Museum Forum - Portimão
2024 Annual Conference – European Relocation Association - Vilamoura
2024 IPDC Steering Committee Meeting – King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue - Lisbon
2024 European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ECTES) – European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery - Lisbon
2024 Congress – European Federation of the Contact Lens and IOL Industries - Vilamoura
2024 Meeting – International Nickel Study Group - Lisbon
2024 Europe Annual Conference – ISPE - Lisbon
2024 Biannual Members' Meeting – International Iron Metallics Association - Lisbon
2024 Congress – EMEA Synthetic Turf Council - Porto
2024 Resilience, Innovation and Sustainability for the Enhancement of Bookselling (RISE) Conference – European and International Booksellers Federation - Lisbon

View More Past Events (7432) in The International Congress Calendar

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