Global civil society activity in Lisbon, Portugal

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Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Lisbon's urban area extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the 11th-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, which represents approximately 27% of the country's population. It is mainland Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost portions of its metro area form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, which is known as Cabo da Roca, located in the Sintra Mountains.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Lisbon is ranked #17 over a 20 year period,
with 2180 meetings since 1998.

Top 25 in 2018

Lisbon is ranked #11 in 2018, with 142 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 Lisbon

Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries Est. 1996

Associação dos Operadores de Correios e Telecomunicações dos Paises e Territórios de Lingua Oficial Portuguesa Est. 1993

European Council of Police Unions Est. 1988

European Association for Internal Communication Est. 1955

European Centre on Urban Risks Est. 1998

European Studies Institute, Lisbon Est. 1980

Sounds of Lusofonia Association Est. 1996

International Federation of Pedestrians Est. 1963

International Centre on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Est. 2003

Amilcar Cabral Centre of Information and Documentation Est. 1974

International Volunteers for African Development Est. 1992

Oriente Foundation Est. 1988

International Movement for a New Museology Est. 1985

Cooperation on International Traceability in Analytical Chemistry Est. 1993

International Cerebral Palsy Society Est. 1954

International Medical Assistance Foundation Est. 1984

Union of Luso-Afro-America-Asiatic Capital Cities Est. 1985

Latin Languages Speaking Allergists and Immunologists Est. 1971

Portuguese Institute for International Relations and Security

Tropical Science Research Institute

International Society for Rock Mechanics Est. 1962

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction Est. 1993

Instituto de Estudos para o Desenvolvimento, Lisboa Est. 1979

European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Est. 1986

Centro Internacional de Formação dos Trabalhadores da Indústria e Energia Est. 1995

View More profiles (73 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Lisbon

2023 Annual CongressWorld Small Animal Veterinary Association

2023 Annual CongressWorld Small Animal Veterinary Association

2022 CongressEuropean Academy of Paediatric Dentistry

2021 Triennial CongressInternational Association for the History of Glass

2020 Annual CongressInternational Psychogeriatric Association

2020 Global SummitCreative Commons International

View More Future Events (6 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Lisbon

2019 Annual Conference – European Cabin Crew Association
2019 Europe Conference – International Insurance Law Association
2019 Annual Congress – European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
2019 Global Summit – Creative Commons International
2018 EMINENT : Expert Meeting in Education Networking – European Schoolnet
2018 EMINENT : Expert Meeting in Education Networking – European Schoolnet
2018 Meeting – European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
2018 Congress – Party of European Socialists
2018 International Multidisciplinary Congress – European Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia
2018 EQUASS Conference – European Platform for Rehabilitation
2018 Conference – Interaction Design Association
2018 Triennial Congress – International Christian Union of Business Executives
2018 World Congress – International Federation of Camping, Caravanning, and Motorcaravanning
2018 Triennial Congress – International Federation of Women in Legal Careers
2018 European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems – European Commission
2018 Annual Conference – European Association of Public Sector Pension Institutions
2018 International Ferroalloys Conference
2018 Annual Meeting on Drug-Related Deaths – European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
2018 Conference – International Conference on Building Resilience
2018 International Conference – Red Iberoamericana de Estudios Internacionales
2018 Convention – International Convention of Exhibition and Fine Art Transporters
2018 Annual World Vaccine Congress
2018 Congress – European Association of National Builders' Merchants Associations
2018 Sustainable Retail Summit – The Consumer Goods Forum
2018 Meeting – Dyes in History and Archaeology

View More Past Events (3577 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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