Lisbon

Why Portugal is on the rise for MICE business

‘Desenrascanço’ describes the Portuguese national virtue of finding unconventional solutions to demanding situations – a useful trait when creating an adaptable MICE industry, as Ramy Salameh discovers.   Lisbon, Porto and Braga’s city-break tourism industries are booming. New airlift, especially from national carrier Air Portugal (TAP), as well as renewed confidence and investment in v...

IACC Europe Knowledge Festival reports record first-time attendees

The IACC Europe Knowledge Festival, which took place in Lisbon from 5-7 October, recorded its highest ever number of first-time attendees, at over 40%. Over 130 delegates attended, from IACC-certified conference and meeting venues throughout Europe, Australia and the Americas. The strongest contingent was from Sweden, closely followed by the UK. First time attendees included Lane End Conference Ce...

IACC serves up Europe Copper Skillet award winners 

The annual IACC Europe Copper Skillet culinary competition winners were revealed at the IACC Europe Knowledge Festival, which took place at Dolce CampoReal, Lisbon, 7 October 2018. Claudio Costea (pictured above), Senior Chef, De Vere Oxford Thames (UK) and Niclas Jansson (pictured below), Junior Chef, Sigtunahöjden (Sweden) were crowned the European champions for their outstanding dishes. Costea’...