Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is by far one of Europe's most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities. It is a place inextricably linked to the sea in both its culture and the lifestyle.
Why exhibit there?
With almost 45% of the Portuguese GDP constituted by Lisbon alone, the city is not just the political centre of Portugal, but also the financial and commercial center too.
The south bank in Lisbon is heavily industrialized and many multinational companies are headquartered in Lisbon, increasing the ease of trade across the region.
More importantly though, a very large number of exports and imports pass through Lisbon’s harbour.
The easiest way to get to the centre of Lisbon is via the metro. Take the red line to Saldanha station (the financial center of Lisbon) in just 15 minutes and the city centre (a change of line is needed) in about 25 minutes.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are no unusual restrictions limiting what you can bring into Portugal. Check their list though, just in case.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
Castelo de São Jorge is an iconic landmark. It commands a glorious position near Alfama on the crown of a hill overlooking the Portuguese capital.
Another must see site is the 16th-century Jerónimos monastery - one of the great landmarks of Portugal, this church is a stunning monument well deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage Site accolade.
- Belcanto highlights include the Skate Jackson Pollock, a delicious seafood dish presented in the style of the late Abstract Expressionist, and an Inverted Martini, in which the traditional cocktail is turned inside out and upside down.
- Estrela da Bica is a mixture of Portuguese and Brazilian styles, with the occasional fusion twist thrown in. Their Dim Sum of the Day, a fried ravioli dish, is a particular highlight.
- Local currency is Euro.
- The official language is Portuguese.
- Visa - if you’re from within the EU you don’t need one, outwith the EU you’ll have to check the list
- Plug sockets are the two prong European type.
- There are no real cultural sensitivities so to speak, but advice for conducting business meetings:
- The business culture in Portugal is conservative and formal, however the Portuguese are warm and friendly people.
- Status and hierarchy are important, and there is great deference to authority.
- Decision making is usually concentrated at the highest level and often by a single individual.