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, Madeira, and the Savage Islands. It features the westernmost point in continental Europe, and its Iberian portion is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain, the sole country to have a land border with Portugal. Its archipelagos form two autonomous regions with their own regional governments. In the mainland, Alentejo region occupies the biggest area but is one of the regions in Europe with a lower population density. 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
Consejo de las Asociaciones Profesionales de Ingenieros Civiles de Lengua Oficial Portuguesa y Castellana - Lisbon
International Federation of Kitesports Organizations - Cascais
World Voice Consortium - Porto
Comunidade Sindical dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa - Lisbon
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

View More profiles (143) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Portugal

2026 MeetingEuropean Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Cascais

2026 European Lupus MeetingEuropean Lupus Society - Lisbon

2025 Annual CongressInternational Fiscal Association - Lisbon

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

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

2025 Digital Humanities ConferenceAlliance 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 European Wave and Tidal Energy ConferenceEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference - Madeira

2025 Annual European Conference of Tropical EcologySociety for Tropical Ecology - Lisbon

2025 Annual MeetingEuropean Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education - Leiria

2024 Team Development ConferenceInternational University Consortium for Executive Education - Lisbon

2024 European Public Health ConferenceEuropean Public Health Association - Lisbon

2024 Annual ConferenceInternational Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes - Lisbon

2024 Annual Scientific MeetingEuropean Society of Breast Imaging - Lisbon

View More Future Events (41) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Portugal

2023 FECAVA Eurocongress – Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations - Lisbon
2023 Annual Conference – European Orthopaedic Research Society - Porto
2023 Annual Congress – World Small Animal Veterinary Association - Lisbon
2023 International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety – International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety - Peniche
2023 Annual Conference – European Union of Aquarium Curators - Horta
2023 World Seafood Congress – International Association of Fish Inspectors - Peniche
2023 Frequency and Time Conference – International Frequency Sensor Association - Funchal
2023 European Solid State Device Research Conference – ESSDERC/ESSCIRC Steering Committee - Lisbon
2023 European Solid-State Circuits Conference – ESSDERC/ESSCIRC Steering Committee - Lisbon
2023 Policy Studies in Adult Education (PSAE) Network Conference – European Society for Research on the Education of Adults - Lisbon
2023 International Congress on Neuropathic Pain – International Association for the Study of Pain - Lisbon
2023 Conference – European Society for Cognitive Psychology - Porto
2023 Congresso Internacional da História da Construção Luso-Brasileira – Congresso Internacional da História da Construção Luso-Brasileira - Guimarães
2023 Annual Conference – European Early Childhood Education Research Association - Estoril
2023 ISN - ESN Meeting – International Society for NeurochemistryEuropean Society for Neurochemistry

View More Past Events (7195) in The International Congress Calendar

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