Monday – Welcome Reception – Ateneu Comercial do Porto
Founded in 1869 and always identified with Porto and its civic and cultural movements. It has a rich artistic heritage of oil paintings, sculpture and pottery as well as coin and medal collections. However, the “crown jewel” is the library itself which is considered one of the best private libraries in the Iberian Peninsula. Its bibliographic content is of great value as it has a collection of more than 40,000 titles and 80,000 volumes. Highlighted, from among the many rarities, is the first edition of “The Lusiads”, an edition of the Bible dated from 1500, and some writings from Portuguese chronicler Fernão Lopes.
Tuesday – Social Event with Dinner – Yeatman Hotel
Wednesday – Awards Dinner – Porto Cruise Terminal
The Porto Cruise Terminal (South Cruise Terminal) is the largest project ever for the opening of the Port of Leixões to the city and an important gateway of the region. It is situated at the South Mole of the Port of Leixões, just 3 Km from the city of Porto. Designed by Luís Pedro Silva, Architect and Professor of the School of Architecture of the University of Porto, the main building was open on April 2011.
Besides that, the main building also comprises the Science and Technology Park of the Sea of the University of Porto, which includes the Maritime Research Centre in the New Cruise Terminal Building.