ALTICE ARENA, LISBON 
23-25, APRIL 2020

LISBON IS WAITING FOR YOU

Find out all you need to know about travel, visas, hotels and a lot of usefull tips to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

ABOUT
LISBON

Lisbon always offers something special to it’s visitors and dispiting the many descriptions you have read, you will only know if Lisbon is yours once you have arrived here. We will share the climate, colors, gastronomy, history, diverse culture life and the breathtaking landscape in the surroundings of your visit.

 As ‘O Observador’ said, “Lisbon itself changed, phoenix-like, into a more modern and colorful city”. Lisbon is an historic capital, a potpourri of unusual character and charm, where 800 years of cultural influences mingle with modern trends and lifestyles creating spectacular contrasts.

LOOKING FOR A COOL
PLACE TO STAY?

WE CAN HELP YOU.
FIND OUT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

PWG has appointed Leading as its official agency for hotel reservations.
As Lisbon is a highly popular tourist destination Leading has pre-blocked a limited number of rooms in different price categories.

Due to the high demand for accommodation, we strongly recommend you to book your hotel accommodation as early as possible. Rooms will be allocated on a first come – first served basis.

You can book your hotel when registering online for the event. However, you can come back later to your personal registration area to reserve the hotel of your choice.
In both cases you will be able to book and pay online. A confirmation letter will be sent at your attention.

Requests for more than 10 rooms are handled separately and proposals are made on request. Please make your request online (coming soon) or contact Leading Your Congress Organiser by email to planetiers@leading.pt

We will do our best to send you a proposal corresponding as much as possible to your needs.

Leading – Your Congress Organiser
Rua Diogo Couto 1B
2799-537 Linda-a-Velha | Portugal
T. +351 215 870 920

All changes to hotel reservations must be made by e-mail to the congress secretariat: planetiers@leading.pt

Written cancellation received until 20 January 2020 = total refund will be granted, deducting an administration fee of 30,00€.

Written cancellation received from 21 January until 20 February 2020 = 50% of total booking value will be refunded,  deducting an administration fee of 30,00€

Written cancellation received after 21 February 2020 = no refund of room reservation cost will be granted.

Should a participant depart before the final date of the hotel reservation, the hotel is entitled to charge the whole period of the reservation. All costs arising in connection with cancellations and/or alterations of hotel reservations will be charged to the participant.

IN NEED FOR SOME
WINGS
TO SAFELY FLY TO US?

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Our (super) partner TAP Air Portugal, the biggest portuguese airline company, offers a 15% discount, valid either in Economic & Business Class, to all PWG’s participants, who make their flight booking and buy their ticket through TAP’s website.

In order to benefit from the discount, you must follow three simple steps through your booking proccess. 

– Enter at www.flytap.com
– Select flights & dates
– Insert the event code in the Promotion/Congress Code Box, located on the left side of the webpage

VISA INFORMATION 

PASSPORT & VISA

To enter Portugal, you may need a Passport and/or a Visa, depending on the country you live in. Citizens from the European Community don’t need a Visa for entering Portugal. Portugal is also a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement.

Passports must be valid for up to six months (depending on your nationality) and are required by all, except by European Union nationals and nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Norway and Switzerland holding valid national ID cards. British, Australian, Canadian, American and Japanese need a valid passport.

Although it is not obligatory to have a return ticket, it is advisable to have one because, if you don’t, you may have to prove sufficient means of financial support to return.

HEALTH & VACCINATION

You will not require any vaccinations to visit Portugal unless you are coming from an infected area. The most likely infection being ‘Yellow Fever’. Make a point of checking with your tour operator or local Portuguese Embassy if in any doubt.

EU citizens can obtain a refund of most medical costs by using form E111, which is available from Post Offices, Health or Social Security offices in your country.

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YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION

International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever is required only when traveling from an infected area and when the traveler is more than one year of age.

USEFUL
INFORMATION

OFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language is Portuguese.

CURRENCY

Portugal is a member of the European Monetary System, and the previous currency Escudo was replaced by the Euro on January 2002. 

EXCHANGE

Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants. Travelers’ cheques and currency can be changed at exchange bureau or at hotel receptions. Automatic changing and cash dispensing machines linked to international networks are also widely available. 

SALES TAX

Sales tax (VAT) is included in prices quoted. For non-EU residents, tax free shopping schemes are available in many shops, which give substantial savings to visitors. 

CLIMATE

The average maximum daily temperature and average minimum temperature in the Lisbon area in April are 15ºC (high) and 10ºC (low).  Please take in consideration that Lisbon is located by the river and the ocean, and therefore can be windy in the late afternoon or evening. A sweater or a lady’s pashmina may be necessary. 

TIME ZO

The time zone in Portugal is GMT+00 (Lisbon, Dublin, London).

ELECTRIC CURRENT

Portuguese standard is the European type, 2 pin sockets with 220 volts AC at 50 cycles. The phase 380-volt current is normally available in meeting rooms and exhibition halls. 

ACCESSIBILITY

Lisbon International Airport (Portela) is located close to the city centre (7 km), about 15-20 minutes transfer to most of the centrally located hotels. The Airport is served by daily direct flights operated by the traditional air lines as well as by many of the low-cost companies operating in Europe.
The Lisbon Underground (Metro) has a station inside the airport. There is also an Airport shuttle bus (AeroBus) with several stops in the city centre, every 30 minutes (last stop: Cais do Sodré).

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The joint fleet of the two public transportation companies Carris (buses and trams) and Metro (underground) covers the entire city with regular bus and tram routes as well as underground lines.

TAXIS

The city is served by 3.500 taxis and a taxi ride from the airport to the city centre should cost between 8.00 € and 15.00 €.

The usual urban taxi fares are:
Day (06.00h to 21.00h) – 3.25 € + 0.10 €/km
Night, weekend and holidays: 3.90 € + 0.10 €/km

Taxis are widely used by the locals, and in comparison to the taxi fares in other countries, the Lisbon taxis are still to be considered a rather inexpensive means of transportation.
T: +351 214 660 101 /+351 214 659 500  

 

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

With the exception of vaccination certificates for persons coming from areas where yellow fever is endemic, at the present there are no special health requirements.

MEDICAL CARE

Clinics and hospitals provide 24 hours emergency service.

The national emergency phone number is 112. Hotels have a doctor on call through the reception. Reciprocal E.C. cover is available at out-patient departments, otherwise private consultation fees are charged.  

HOTEL CHECK IN&OUT POLICY

Normal check in time at hotels is 15.00h. The established check out time is 12.00h. Should you need guaranteed occupancy before 15.00h on the day of your arrival, the previous night should be reserved. 

GRATIFICATION

The gratification is optional, but usually we give 10% in taxis, restaurants and cafeterias. 

PHARMACY

The pharmacies are usually open on weekdays from 09.00h to 19.00h (some may be closed between 13.00h and 15.00h) and on weekends from 09.00h to 13.00h.

An illuminated green cross indicates that pharmacy is open after hours. For further information regarding the after-hours pharmacies please consult: www.farmaciasdeserviço.net

 

 

SMOKING

The Portuguese law, in accordance with Regulations in force in most of the European Countries and the USA, does not allow smoking in any public transportation or in any closed public areas. (However, some restaurants, bars and discos may have a designated smoking area).

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