Welcome words from the Minister of the Sea of Portugal
"It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to Portugal, for the International BioMarine Business Convention. Portugal’s existing added value (geo- strategic location, highly skilled human resources, existing infrastructures and ocean natural resources) makes our country a natural option for blue economy business at global level.
The traditional maritime sector and the emerging sectors, like the marine biotechnology, are highly valuable assets for Portugal as they enable our economy to innovate and develop. This is an ambitious strategy that aims to support our knowhow, in order to develop the enormous potential of our maritime space in a sustainable way that is not only respectful of the ecosystems, but also profitable for the economy.
Fortunately, Portugal is facing a reorganisation of several groups working on the marine sector that understand that together they are stronger and more competitive. This is the case of a cluster of players (companies, research groups, associations) working in the marine bioresources and blue biotech value chain. I truly believe in cross collaboration between activities and sectors of the blue economy, nationally and internationally. This is why Portugal is supporting the Organisation of this Convention in 2018, promoting Portuguese companies and providing a privileged space to stimulate sustainable business in the marine bioresources area. This is an exceptional opportunity to set the groundwork for fruitful new partnerships, benefitting both our societies and our environment.
Therefore, it is my honour to invite all of you to come to Portugal to share the latest developments regarding the Ocean and the evolution and opportunities that our country offers for a sustainable blue economy."
Welcome words from the Mayor of Cascais:
"Globalization by sea was driven by Portuguese sailors, explorers and adventurers.
For the first time the entire world was connected and Cascais was in the front seat of Discoveries. We are proud heirs of that past. But we keep our eyes on the future.
We keep the tradition safe as we stand for sustainable oceans exploration. We inspire the spirit of adventure as we secure law enforcement on resources protection.
We look at the sea today as we did in the past: pledging for security and education and science through oceans.
Now is the time to globalize solutions for our maritime resources.
Cascais is the right place to invest and test ideas. We invite all innovative partners to join us in developing the blue economy.
BioMarine and Cascais will certainly do it over, at least, the next four years."
-October 1 : optional ( Porto : BLUEandGREEN Legacy Conference organised by CIIMAR ( more information coming soon) / or site visits in Lisbon )
-October 2 morning: exhibitors can set up their demos - arrival in Cascais/Estoril of the delegates in their hotels.
-October 2 afternoon :
-October 2 evening: Welcome Reception ate the Cidadela of Cascais
-October 3 and 4 : BioMarine Business Convention in parallel of MyBlueCity VIEW PROGRAM HERE
One to one pre_scheduled meetings will open mid-September
Biomarine mobile application will be useful to get all information about speakers, panelists and also to connect with onsite biomarine delegates.
BioMarine Business Convention area is restricted to attendees with a full pass. A full pass includes:
Your registration for BioMarine means that you have read and understood these terms and conditions.
Note: Portugal VAT of 23% is payable on all conference fees. Certain EU regulations permit VAT paid in Member countries to be reclaimed. For further information, please contact your tax authorities.
BioMarine Business Convention 2014 will take place in Estoril Congress Center, Avenida Amaral. 2765-192 Estoril, Portugal. Estoril is part of Cascais Municipality.
HOTELS : Early October is holiday season in Cascais/Estoril.
Be advised that if you do not use the room blocks and check the deadlines, you may not find an accommodation!
ENTRY FORMALITIES (Passport and visas)
A valid travel document, such as a passport is mandatory and and a visa may be required. For additional information regarding entry formalities please visit HERE. Visa deliveries may take several weeks so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.
FACTS & INFORMATIONS about venue:
Location : 30 minutes drive from Lisbon international airport - 30 kilometers from Lisbon. Sintra a World Heritage Site is close-by
Currency : Euro
Electricity : Electricity is supplied at 220 volts and the plugs follow the European system (with two pins).
Climate : 265 days without rain per year - The Local Climate is Atlantic and therefore mild all year round.
By Air : It is very easy to arrive in Lisbon International airport. It is a short flight away from most European cities and 6/8 hours from North America. Lisbon International Airport has daily nonstop flights to and from the major cities in the world. Besides Portuguese airlines, TAP – Air Portugal, all major International airlines offer regular flights to Lisbon. Some low cost in Portugal: Easyjet, Vueling, Central Wings, German Wings, Monarch, Aerlingus, Flybe, XL, Helvenic, Norwegian,Ryanair
How to arrive to Estoril congress center? read HERE
Historical Overview : Long before the region was chosen as the Summer residence of the Royal Family, this area and its surroundings had already staged important episodes in Portugal's history being the defense area of Lisbon and its harbour. Since the end of the eighteenth century medical doctors from several countries of Europe had advocated the therapeutical advantages of sea baths. Seaside season becomes a social event and the Portuguese Riviera transformed itself in a fashionable seaside resort and the summer residence of the Portuguese Kings and court. Combining glamour, luxury and tradition, to Estoril would come members of the European high society, such as exiled kings, writers, famous artists and bankers during the Second World War. It also became the main destination for British, Japanese and German spies. Indeed this was the scenery for the creation of one of the most popular characters of the movie industry: James Bond. During your visit you will discover the sceneries wandered by its creator, Ian Flemming and the life of famous spy Dusan Popov, the character who inspired him to create the 007 agent in the novel, "Casino Royale" in 1952.
Seven Golf Courses : The region now has seven 18-hole courses, offering a variety of options all with a unique design. Fine Fields Country Club, Golf in Estoril, Lisbon Sports Club, Quinta da Beloura Golf, Quinta da Marinha Golf, as well as Penha Longa Atlantic and Quinta da Marinha Oitavos Golf, both of which are ranked among the 50 best courses in Europe
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