The conference will be held in the beautiful city of Funchal in Madeira (Portugal), at the Hotel Pestana Casino Park, which is very convenient and well equipped for conferences in terms of facilities, transportation and proximity to other hotels.
The Municipality of Funchal extends over a large hill, arranged in an amphitheater, from the coast up to Pico do Areeiro, situated at 1818m above sea level. The human occupation of the land over time was conditioned by the steep slopes. According to the 2011 census, the municipality of Funchal has 111 892 inhabitants, spread over 10 parishes.
It’s one of the region’s oldest municipalities and Funchal became a city in 1508 by Royal Charter under D. Manuel I, and has always done well due to its strong economic, social and cultural potential.
The city of Funchal has many leisure activities on offer, you can visit the magnificent monuments, museums and gardens, shop, explore it’s pretty Portuguese-style cobbled streets or simply have a pleasant time sitting on a terrace.
Don’t miss the chance to visit the city’s old town, a picturesque historic centre that’s lively and full of colour. There, along with the various traditional bars and restaurants, you’ll find the “Open Arts Trail” project.
Unveil more of this municipality’s mysteries at www.cm-funchal.pt
Location: Madeira Island – Portugal
The Madeira Archipelago is situated between latitude 32º22’20″N and 33º7’50″N with its longitude between 16º16’30W and 17º16’38″W. The island of Madeira has a surface area of 459 square miles (741 km2), (35 miles long and 13 miles wide). The island is 310 miles from the African coast , and 620 miles from the European continent, which is the equivalent of a 1 hour 30 minute flight from Lisbon. The archipelago, discovered by the Portuguese in 1418, is made up of the Islands of Madeira, Porto Santo , and the uninhabited Islands of Selvagens and Desertas ( both Natural Reserves ) .
These islands, because of their privileged geographical position and mountainous relief, have a surprisingly mild climate. Very mild average temperatures, 24ºC in the summer, and 16ºC in the winter, and a moderate level of humidity, confer upon these islands exceptional subtropical features. The seawater temperature is also very mild, because of the influence of the warm Gulf Stream, presenting averages of 24ºC in the summer and 18º in the winter.