The conference will be held in Sana Metropolitan Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal.
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tejo Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It is the westernmost city in continental Europe. Lisbon has an area of approximately 1,000 km2. The city lies more or less in the centre of the country, approximately 300 km from the Algarve in the south and 400 km from the northern border with Spain.
Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The pleasant temperatures in the Summer are an open invitation for a walk by the river, or to spend an afternoon in one of the many street cafés to be found all over the city.
Lisbon offers a wide variety of options to the visitor, including beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical interest only a few kilometres away from the city centre.
The charm of Lisbon exists in its strong links to the past, its renovated palaces, magnificent churches and an impressive castle mirror the city's rich cultural heritage. Its eclectic blend of neighborhoods, culture and architecture distinguish this capital city uniquely from the other European capitals and make it a truly fascinating and comprehensive city to visit.
Travel around Lisbon by using its trams and funiculars, or the modern metro, where the stations are authentic underground works of arts. Admire the Portuguese pavements, making a Lisbon walk a unique experience, and the houses covered in tiles and with wrought-iron verandas.
Lisbon is one of the European capitals where night is enjoyed to the fullest. In the Alfama and Bairro Alto, listen to fado, songs from Portuguese soul, played here in the Lisbon style.
The city set on seven hills, as the legend tells, with its cobble-stoned pavements and narrow streets full of Art Nouveau cafés promises a lot to discover.
Most popular spots in Lisbon are located around Rossio and Praça do Comércio, Baixa; situated on the hill around Castelo de São Jorge, Alfama, Mouraria, Belém and set on Tejo River. Lisbon also hosts a great number of remarkable museums of ancient and modern art.
Go up one of the hills to the view points and look over the city.
Lisbon has countless places of interest, perfectly marrying the old with the new. It is also known for the hospitality of its people.