Why Lisbon? 
Paula Oliveira, Executive Director of Lisbon Visitors & Convention Bureau
Did you know?
+ Spread across seven hills overlooking the majestic River Tagus, Portugal’s historic capital Lisbon is a key business centre and MICE powerhouse. Its ever growing choice of world class venues, hotels and incentives options make it a popular choice for major international events while centrally located Lisbon airport offers connections to all major European cities as well as the US, South America and Africa.
+ Visitors to the city will also discover a major cultural centre blessed with a mild, sunny climate, a fascinating melting pot where historic influences such as its rich maritime past are interlaced with modern trends and lifestyles.
+ Thanks to its close proximity to other tourism highlights such as coastal Cascais, the World Heritage Site of Sintra village and the Arrábida Mountains Lisbon is often called a ‘resort city’. From championship golf courses to the excellent shopping and world class gastronomy there’s a staggering choice of incentive activities on offer in the city and the surrounding ocean, beaches, mountains and rivers for delegates.
Where to meet?
Lisbon has a variety of venues for events. For example:
+ The Lisboa Congress Centre is located at the riverfront with a total area of 29,000sqm. Including 8 auditoria, 5 pavilions and 34 meeting rooms.
+ Conference Centre at CCB (Centro Cultural de Belém) is located between the Tagus river and the Jerónimos Monastery – the biggest auditorium has capacity for 1,400 pax.
Where to stay?
Total of Hotels in the region: 270. There are 40 Five Star Hotels, 113 Four Star Hotels and 63 Three Star Hotels.
Examples of which you can find:
+ Corinthia Lisboa has an auditorium for 800 pax
+ Epic Sana Lisboa has an auditorium for 870 pax.
+ Myriad by Sana has capacity for 680 pax
+ Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisboa has capacity for meetings for 500 pax
+ Hotel Cascais Miragem has capacity for meetings for 650 pax
+ Tivoli Lisboa has capacity for meetings for 320 pax
+ Marriott Lisboa with a total of 2,000sqm of meeting space
How to get there?
Lisbon International Airport receives all international flights. it is located 7 km from the city centre and it is connected by bus, underground and taxi. Being in the city it saves passengers time and money travelling to and from the airport.
Do you offer any special services/assistance for associations?
We provide free services during the bidding stage such as:
+ Production of Bidding Books
+ Suggestion, contacts and proposal for the most suitable meeting facilities;
+ Sponsoring, organization and escort of site inspection visits in Lisbon;
+ Suggestion of PCO´s and DMC's;
+ Suggestion of venues for the social program;
+ Promotion of the event in our online channels and production of a brochure – Lisbon Invites
Whom to contact?
Turismo de Lisboa – Visitors & Convention Bureau
Rua do Arsenal n. 23, 110-038 Lisboa.
Tel. +351 21 031 2700
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