Start Date:9:00am, 29th September 2022
End Date:1:00pm, 29th September 2022
Location:Universidade Europeia (UE) , Campus da Quinta do Bom Nome, Quinta do Bom Nome, Estr. da Correia 53, 1500-210 Lisboa,
The tourism sector in Portugal is in a state of transformation since this summer's post-pandemic boom, and new trends, challenges, and opportunities are emerging from the wake. That's why the IPBN was pleased to host its Tourism Conference on Thursday, September 29 from 9h to 13h at the Universidade Europeia (UE) - Campus da Quinta do Bom Nome. As we look toward future continued interest in Portugal as a destination for holiday makers and digital nomads alike, the IPBN invited key industry players to explore the ways in which they intend to reposition themselves in order to ensure that Portugal remains innovative, safe, and sought after.
Thanks to our conference partners at the Tourism of Portugal and Visit Portugal in Ireland, the IPBN helped our members in Portugal and Ireland gain a better understanding of what this means for business in all sectors. We were very pleased to also partner with TNews, our official media partner, a digital media outlet covering tourism for professionals,
Special guest speakers included the President of Turismo de Portugal, the DGPC, the SATA Group, the Clink Hostels and Lagos Digital Nomads to name a few.
0830 Registration and welcome coffee
0900 Welcome message – Geoffrey Graham, Chair of the IPBN
0910 Keynote speaker - H.E. Ralph Victory, Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal – Performance and outlook for the period ahead of the Tourism in Ireland
0930 Keynote Speaker – Portugal and its regions. Luis Araujo, President Turismo de Portugal
0945 Panel conversation about “The transformation and re-positioning of the Tourism in Portugal” moderated by Geoffrey Graham, Chair of the IPBN, including Q&A, with:
1100 Coffee break
1115 Panel conversation about “How to tackle and create disruption in the Hospitality sector”, moderated by Aoife Healy, IPBN Board member.
1200 The diversity and emerging trends in the Tourism in Portugal – 15 minutes each. Guest Speakers introduced by Arnold Delville, General Manager IPBN
1245 Closing Statement - Hélia Gonçalves Pereira - Rector Universidade Europeia
The event was free of charge and open to IPBN members and non-members.