Social events




- Welcome Port, 22 October

- Conference dinner, 22 October

- Networking reception, 23 October

- Spouses programme


Tuesday 22 October 2013



  • Welcome Port hosted by the AFCEA Portugal Chapter at the  Lisbon Maritime Museum (complimentary) => SOLD OUT

Museu de Marinha

Praça do Império

1400-206 Lisbon, Portugal

Tel. +351 210 977 379



Preliminary Schedule:

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)


  • Conference Dinner at Casa do Leão located in the historic St. George Castle of Lisbon => SOLD OUT

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, special 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


Preliminary Schedule:

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 entry gate of St. George Castle. 


Wednesday 23 October 2013

Networking Buffet Reception in the Exposition


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


Accompanying persons programme

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.
Returning to Lisbon we cross again the bridge and go to Belem, the most monumental and historical quarter, we pass by Belem palace, official residence of the President of Portugal. Stops at Belem Tower – icon of the Age of Discovery , the Monument to the Discoveries – evoking the maritime expansion. Close by is Jeronimos Monastery, magnificent example of the Manueline style, the most impressive symbol of Portugal's power and wealth during the Age of Discovery - stop to see the church and visit the Coach Museum, housing the best carriages’ collection in the world.



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