4th International Conference on
INTEGRITY, RELIABILITY & FAILURE
(Funchal, 23-27 June 2013)
The conference will be held in the beautiful city of Funchal in Madeira (Portugal), at the Hotel VIDAMAR Resorts Madeira***** (formerly Hotel CS MADEIRA & SEA SPA*****), which is very convenient and well equipped for conferences in terms of facilities, transportation and proximity to other hotels.
The city itself is nestled in a great natural amphitheatre, facing the blue Atlantic with a backdrop of dramatic mountains. Located in the stunning south of Madeira, on itís sunniest coast amidst banana plantations and wonderful gardens where flowers bloom all year round in the shelter of the verdant mountains, it is an extremely lush, green and relaxed city.
Funchalís history goes back over 5 centuries when early Portuguese settlers colonised the coast of a bright and sunny bay where fennel (funcho) grew in abundance, giving itís name to the new town of Funchal. Over the years the population grew, with international trade attracting the attention of all of Europe. Nowadays Funchal is a very modern city with over 104.000 inhabitants. It is one of the safest and cleanest cities in Europe and is a place that takes real pride in itself. The perfectly cobbled streets in the centre mixed with the modern shopping areas, cafes, bars, restaurants and of course tourists, make Funchal a city that is both interesting and exciting.
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