The onference will take place at the VIP Executive Art's Hotel. This hotel is a four-star hotel that is strategically located in the Parque das Nações area, Lisbon's modern business centre, offering an easy access to several leisure, restaurant and entertainment areas. The hotel has 300 rooms, restaurant, bar, several conference rooms and an auditorium with capacity for up to 165 people.
The hotel address is the following:
Avenida D. João II, nº 47
Phone: +351 210 020 400
The Parque das Nações area has a lot to offer: many restaurants and bars, the Lisbon's Oceanarium, a Casino, a big shoping mall, leisure areas where you can walk and enjoy the view over the Tejo river and the Vasco da Gama bridge.
Transportation to the Venue
The hotel is located near Lisbon Oriente train station (8 minutes on foot) and a short distance from the Lisbon airport (10 minutes by taxi or 20 minutes by subway).
At the airport, there are taxis right outside the arrivals hall. However, given that the ride to the hotel is quite short, it might be a good option to go up one floor at the airport, to pick up a taxi at the entrance of the departure area. It is usually easy to grab a taxi droping people (which is perfectly legal) and the drivers will be happy to pick you, despite the short ride. If you really prefer to take the subway or a bus, then you can also do it. The entrance to the subway is right outside the arrival area at the airport. The ride will be from the Airport station (which is a terminal station) to Oriente station (two stops). The cost wil be 50 cents for the metro card (which you must purchase in a ticketing machine and fill up with enough money for a single ride, or for multiple rides) and a single ride will cost 1.45€.
Arriving in Lisbon
By Plane - Aeroporto de Lisboa (connection with subway red line)
- Exit at Gare do Oriente (connection with subway red line)
- Exit at Santa Apolónia (connection with subway green line)
Lisbon can be accessed from six main highways. Coming from the south (A2) or east (A6 - the main route from Madrid), there are the two bridges:
- From/to south: The A2 goes all the way to the 25 de Abril bridge, which usually has lots of traffic getting into Lisbon, especially on weekday mornings.
- To north / to east: If you branch from the A2 into the A12, you'll get to the Vasco da Gama bridge.
- From/to north and the airport: Coming from the north, there is the A1, that connects Lisbon to Santarém, Fátima, Leiria, Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto.
- From the west, there is the A5, which connects to Estoril, Cascais, and the IC19 that crosses all the suburbs and ends near Sintra.