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1- REGISTRATION & PROGRAM
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.
- October 1 : optional ( Porto or Lisbon - discovery Day)
-October 2 morning: exhibitors can set up their demos - arrival in Cascais/Estoril of the delegates in their hotels.
-October 2 afternoon : registration opens - Ministry meetings (invitation only) Inauguration of MyBlueCity - Opening plenary
-October 2 evening: Welcome reception ate the Cidadela of Cascais
-October 3 and 4 : BioMarine business convention in parallel of MyBlueCity VIEW PROGRAM HERE
2- WHY PORTUGAL?
Message from Carlos Carreiras, 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."
3- VENUE AND HOTELS
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:
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.
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
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
4- PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
Tell us what kind of visibility and number of participants you need, and we will design special sponsor packages for you, given that you can have visibility in both areas (BioMarine Business Convention and MyBlueCity). Please contact: email@example.com