Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the conference take place?
Praça das Indústrias
How do I get to the Lisbon Congress Centre?
Praça das Indústrias
1300-307 Lisbon | Portugal
This lot located right in front of the entrance to the Congress Centre and is composed of two floors, a
ground floor and another underground level, with a capacity of parking for 500 cars, 250 per floor.
This lot is composed of two underground floors with a capacity of 600 spaces and is located in the far
west of the Congress Centre. This parking lot enters and exit by the Rua da Junqueira, across from the
Institute of Tropical Medicine.
The Lisbon Congress Centre is located in the heart of Lisbon, in an area easily accessible by bus, tram and taxi and about 15 minutes from the airport. Please click here for additional information about public transportation (and route schedules).
Lisbon airport (LIS) also known as Lisbon Portela Airport, is the main international gateway to Portugal. Being one of the largest airports in Southern Europe, Lisbon Airport has two main runways and continues to expand.
various destinations from the airport.
city center. They charge a minimum of €2.35 during the day and €2.50 at night.
take an average of 15 minutes to the city center. Sometimes is better to pre-book your transfer
One way fare between the Congress Centre and the airport is €15, on average.
*Hotels: Hotel Vila Galé Ópera, Lisbon Marriott Hotel and Sheraton Lisbon Hotel & Spa.
The local taxis work with two main rates: Rate 1, during the week between 6am and 9pm; Rate 2, at
night from 9:00PM to 6:00AM and on weekends. Rate 2 is 25% more expensive. The fare outside of
the city is calculated on a kilometer basis upon leaving the city limits, about 0,40€/km. Any highway
tolls are paid by the client. When taking a cab, try to enquire about the price to your destination
first. Save your receipt and check if the license plate matches the receipt details. Check if the meter
is running and rate code is correct. The rate code is displayed on the top of the car.
Taximeter starting rates are:
Luggage: 1,60€ (bigger than 55x35x20cm).
There will be a coat check available on Level 0 (ground floor), Foyer C on 22 - 24 October.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE – Where can I find a schedule of events?
Portugal utilizes the Euro as their mode of currency. The current exchange rate can be viewed by clicking here. Please note the exchange rate is subject to change.
DEMOGRAPHICS – What is the expected demographic breakdown of attendees?
DRESS CODE – What is the dress code for booth personnel?
- BUDGET – As an exhibitor, how do I work with a tight budget?
- COSTS – As an exhibitor, what other costs can I expect in addition to my booth space?
Most Exhibitors will incur/need:
EXHIBITOR LIST – Who is exhibiting this year?
EXHIBITOR SERVICE MANUAL – When will I receive my exhibitor service manual?
EXPOSITION SCHEDULE – What are the installation, dismantling and show hours?
EXHIBIT STANDS – Can we bring our own exhibit stands?
HOTEL RESERVATIONS – How can I make hotel reservations? What are cut-off dates and what are the room rates?
Registrations are available through the TechNet International website. Attendees are required to provide credit card at time of registration.
All registrants will receive a confirmation notice. Your badge will be available on-site at the AFCEA registration desk located on the 1st floor of the Lisbon Congress Centre. Everyone must wear this badge at all times whist attending the event. Official identification will be requested for badge collection.
Please click here to register to attend the CONFERENCE.
- BADGES (exhibitors and sponsors) – How can I register our booth personnel? How many badges is our company eligible for and what do they give us access to?
- BADGES (visitors) – How can I register as a Visitor?
Conference fees for TechNet International include conference sessions, coffee breaks, lunches and Networking Reception on Wednesday 23 October.
The following is a breakdown of the conference fees for attending:
SOCIAL EVENTS MENU SHORTCUTS
Tuesday 22 October 2013
WELCOME PORT & DINNER AT CASA DO LEAO ARE SOLD OUT.
Museu de Marinha
Praça do Império
1400-206 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel. +351 210 977 379
1600 – Shuttle buses begin to make rounds to the Lisbon Maritime Museum (pick up from the Lisbon Congress Center, the Hotel Vila Galé Ópera, the Lisbon Marriott Hotel and the Sheraton Lisbon Hotel and Spa)
1630 - 1730 Guided tours of the museum
1730 – Reception to mark the 25th anniversary of the AFCEA Portugal Chapter
1830 – Shuttle bus trips begin to bring guests back to the main conference hotels
(dropping off in a loop to the Hotel Vila Galé Ópera, the Lisbon Marriott Hotel and the Sheraton Lisbon Hotel and Spa)
Restaurante Casa do Leão
Castelo de São Jorge
1100-129 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel: +351 218 880 154
This AFCEA conference and networking dinner will be an evening for the senses where you will enjoy local cuisine, entertainment and beautiful views. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase (110 EUR) and can be purchased during the registration process (first-come, first-served).
Saint George's Castle can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. Its oldest parts date from the 6th century, when it was fortified by the Romans, Visigoths, and eventually the Moors. It served as a Moorish royal residence until Portugal's first king Afonso Henriques captured it in 1147 with the help of northern European crusaders on their way to the Holy Land. It was then dedicated to St. George, the patron saint of England, commemorating the Anglo-Portuguese pact dating from 1371, and became the royal palace until another one (that was destroyed in the Great Earthquake) was built in today's Comercio Square.
1930 – Shuttle bus pick-ups begin in a loop from the main conference hotels (from Hotel Vila Galé Ópera, The Sheraton and The Marriott)
1950 - 2015 – Arrival at the gate of the St. George Castle. Guests can enjoy the views and take in the architecture.
Attention: There is a short walk up hill to the restaurant upon arrival at the castle gates. The pavement is cobblestone and can be uneven at times.
2045 - 2220 – Dinner and entertainment
2230 – Shuttle buses begin return trip to main conference hotels (to Hotel Vila Galé Ópera, The Sheraton and The Marriott). Pick-up is at the gate of the entry of St. George Castle.
Wednesday 23 October 2013
At the end of the conference program on the first day, the exhibitors and sponsors will have the pleasure to welcome you for a buffet reception in the Exposition Area of the Conference (located in Pavilion 4, Level 1 of the Lisbon Congress Center)
1800 - 1930
This is a half day Lisbon visit tour, departing from all hotels on Wednesday 23 October at 0900 and returning at 1300.
Price per person is 35.00 EUR.
Registration and payments will be done through the Personalized Booking: click here
This visit crosses the central Marques de Pombal square and go down by the XVIII century boulevard called Liberdade avenue to the popular Restauradores and Rossio squares; it's the heart of Lisbon since Roman times, and the Pombaline downtown which has been the shopping area for more than 2000 years. The majestic waterfront Comercio square, facing the extraordinary estuary of the river, once the welcome gate to seafarer and caravels. Close by is the nucleus of ancient Lisbon. Visit the oldest quarter, Alfama, with the structure of the medieval city, with labyrinthine narrow streets, steep stairways and alleys, tiny squares.
The tour continues along the riverside by the harbour with sights of one of world's leading cruise destinations. Cross the 25 Abril bridge for a superb panorama.
Lisbon is the United Kingdom time zone and five hours ahead of US EST.
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