14th PPEPPD 2016                                            May 22-26 | Porto | Portugal 

International Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design


Reaching the Venue

The conference venue, the Hotel Solverde Spa & Wellness Center is located in Granja, near the city of Espinho.

The other two hotels that will also host some of the participants of the conference (Solverde Apartments and PraiaGolfe Hotels) are both located in the Center of Espinho. A bus transfer service will be provided between these hotels and the venue.

Porto International Airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport) is located 30 km (18 mi) from the venue, it takes about 30-40 minutes by car without traffic and a taxi will cost around 45-50€.

There is an metro line from the airport to the center of Porto (including a direct route —purple line— to its main railway station, Porto Campanhã, that takes about 35 min and costs 1.85 €).

From Porto main railway station (Porto Campanhã) to Granja or Espinho stations it is a 20-25 minute train ride. A urban train to Granja or Espinho stations costs 1.7 €. On the other hand an intercity or express train to Espinho station costs much more (11.7 or 15.9 €) and it does not save much time.  From Granja Station to the Hotel Solverde Spa is a 1.1 km (0.7 mi) walk. From Espinho Station to the Hotel Solverde Spa is a 2.7 km (1.7 mi) walk.

Lisbon International airport is 310 km south of Porto. There are express trains linking the Oriente Station in Lisbon to Espinho Station (the Oriente Station is connected to Lisbon airport by metro). The trip is about 2h45m and a one way ticket in 2nd class costs between 23.3 and 28.85 €. 

Conference Venue

The Hotel Solverde Spa & Wellness Center is one of the most attractive hotels of greater Porto. With a privileged location, 2 minutes from the city of Espinho and only 15 minutes from Porto, it stands on modern infrastructures providing a service of excellence and bringing together the ideal conditions for leisure and business tourism in the North of Portugal.

Inside a 20,000 m2 complex and with direct access to the beach, it offers a pleasant atmosphere of relaxation enriched with the aroma of the salt spray, the magnificent view of the sea and the surrounding landscape.

The cuisine is also one of the points of attraction of the first Solverde Hotel, offering a rich and varied range of the tastiest Northern delicacies.

The Spa & Wellness Center is one of the most complete and modern in the country, providing the perfect symbiosis between body and mind and featuring exclusive treatments associated to the Thalgo and Terraké brands.

Portugal and Porto

Porto: it’s in Portugal, it’s the country’s second largest city with a population of about 1.4 million, it’s amazingly beautiful, with the Douro river running through it, and has plenty of history (Portugal started there). You can Wikipedia-it or Google-image-it, both options far more helpful than the preceding sentence. We have also selected a few photos for the banners of the PPEPPD 2016 site that try to highlight the beauty of Porto. Finally, please check the links below with videos from the Portuguese Tourism site and info from the Porto City Hall site.


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