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 10th-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, the Portuguese Riviera, form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, culminating at Cabo da Roca.

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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 (74 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Lisbon

2023 Annual CongressInternational Fiscal Association

2023 Annual CongressWorld Small Animal Veterinary Association

2023 Annual CongressWorld Small Animal Veterinary Association

2022 CongressEuropean Academy of Paediatric Dentistry

2022 Biennial CongressInternational Menopause Society

2021 Annual CongressEuropean College of Neuropsychopharmacology

2021 Triennial CongressInternational Association for the History of Glass

2021 World CongressInternational Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

2021 Joint MeetingEuropean Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

2021 Annual Arctic Science SummitInternational Arctic Science Committee

2020 Diabetes Complications CongressInternational Diabetes Federation

2020 ConferenceEuropean Society for Prevention Research

2020 Annual CongressInternational Psychogeriatric Association

2020 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Neuroradiology

2020 European Photovoltaic Solar Energy ConferenceEuropean Commission

2020 European Thermal Sciences ConferenceEuropean Committee for the Advancement of Thermal Sciences and Heat Transfer

2020 European Regional CongressInternational Society for Labour and Social Security Law

2020 World CongressInternational Association for Political Science Students

2020 Biennial CongressInternational Political Science Association

2020 International Symposium on Homogeneous CatalysisInternational Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis

2020 Biennial ConferenceCore Technologies for Life Sciences

2020 SymposiumInternational Society of Arterial Chemoreception

2020 International Conference on River Connectivity

2020 World CongressInternational Association of Dental Traumatology

2020 International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge Based SystemsInternational Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty

View More Future Events (27 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Lisbon

2020 Conference – Association Radiodays Europe
2020 World Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology
2020 Biennial International Liquid Crystal Conference – International Liquid Crystal Society
2019 Annual Conference – Association for Educational Assessment - Europe
2019 Annual Congress – European Organization for Quality
2019 European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies – European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
2019 Meeting on the Key Indicator Drug-Related Deaths – European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
2019 Ashtrans Europe Conference
2019 Annual Conference – European Cabin Crew Association
2019 Global Summit – International Communications Consultancy Organisation
2019 Annual General Assembly and Conference – European Adhesive Tape Association
2019 Meeting on Tissue Homeostasis in Health and Diseases – International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2019 Meeting on Drug-Related Infectious Diseases Key Indicator – European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
2019 Annual Conference – World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation
2019 Annual Meeting – European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
2019 Europe Conference – International Insurance Law Association
2019 Meeting on the Treatment Demand Indicator – European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
2019 Symposium – International Symposium Intra Articular Treatment
2019 Meeting – International Nickel Study Group
2019 Conference – Eurasia Business and Economics Society
2019 Meeting – Association of European Operational Research Societies
2019 Annual Congress – European Association for Osseointegration
2019 Annual General Meeting and Congress – Federation of European National Collection Associations
2019 General Meeting – European Council of Civil Engineers
2019 Lisbon Civil Engineering summit

View More Past Events (3682 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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