We intend to mobilise and motivate potential event organisers to bring their projects to Porto and the North of Portugal, offering a range of support services and rewards, among which:
- Know-how and support of specialised professionals.
- Preparation of applications for international congresses.
- Presentations of the destination.
- Provision of promotional material to the event participants.
- Letters of support and welcome letters by institutional bodies, including the City Hall of Porto.
- Support of the disclosure of events.
- Offers of prestige to special guests and speakers.
Porto and the North of Portugal is a very competitive destination since it represents an excellent offer in terms of quality/price.
The destination of Porto and North of Portugal combines tradition and modernity, which is why one can find congress centres of various competencies and different styles, and a hotel offer that comprises a diverse range of properties of 3, 4 and 5 stars, most of them equipped to host conferences and seminars, and capacity to host several events.
Additionally, support services available range from catering to audiovisuals, PCOs, stand assembly, decoration, hostesses, simultaneous translation and transport, all with the guarantee of high standards of professionalism.
Social events benefit from a wide variety of gala venues in the city and nearby locations, including palaces, restaurants, private manor houses, beach bars, museums and casinos.
There is also the possibility of organising dine-around programs in Ribeira and Foz and it is also possible to make the transfer an event itself, aboard a boat, train, tram or bus.
The destination of Porto and North of Portugal has favourable geographical features such as the existence of river and sea in the city of Porto, the green hills of Minho region, the terraced landscape of Douro, the plains Trás-os-Montes and the proximity to Galicia, in Spain. This allows a high variety of complementary activities. Regarding tours, this Destination is home to four World Heritage sites by UNESCO: the Historic Centre of Porto, Guimarães, the Douro Valley and the rock engravings of Foz Côa.
The wealth of history, culture, heritage and nature of the entire region is vast and the diverse landscape provides creativity in the development of tourist programs. Programs of cuisine and wine are increasingly popular as well as incursions to the most genuine populations, often comprising workshops, cooking, crafts, participation in harvest, traditional festivities, or in a more urban perspective, a tour “best buys” of Porto, with a prepared itinerary through the trendy and vintage shops.