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


The Yeatman aims to be the destination of choice, not only for the wine lover, but also for the gourmand and epicure.
The Yeatman is set within 7 acres of gardens in a highly privileged location within the historic district of the Port wine lodges. The architecture of the building and the grandeur of the facilities create a refined atmosphere for your event in one of the oldest and most fascinating cities in Europe.
The Yeatman has a wide variety of events rooms of many different sizes and all are elegantly decorated in a contemporary, classic style.
To add to the unique atmosphere, and the natural hospitality inherent at The Yeatman, events at The Yeatman have the additional advantage of the specialist catering service of Chef Ricardo Costa, who will provide individual and unmatched gastronomic experiences. The Restaurant at The Yeatman is the only restaurant in Porto to carry two Michelin Stars (awarded in November 2016). To top this service, The Yeatman’s Wine Director selects the wines for each event that perfectly match and harmonise with each menu.

Wednesday – Awards Dinner – Porto Cruise Terminal

foto-porto-de-leixoesThe 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.