Wednesday, 14th of October 2009

(From 19h to 21h)
We are pleased to invite all participants to the welcome reception that will take place on the 14th of October at the magnificent Palácio da Bolsa.
Being the headquarters of Porto's Commercial Association, the Palácio da Bolsa, in its almost two centuries of existence, is a magnificent architectural specimen of neoclassical style located right in the heart of the old town.
It is here that every official reception to Statesmen in visit to the northern region are held.
Bus transfer from the Conference Venue (FEUP) to Palácio da Bolsa. Upon arrival guided visit to the several rooms of the building followed by a reception.

Thursday, 15th of October 2009

(From 19h to 23h)
The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite all participants for the Conference Dinner that will take place at the Port Wine Lodge Graham’s on the 15th of September.
In a privileged position overlooking the historic Douro river, the Graham’s Lodge enjoys unparalleled views of the spectacular Porto waterfront. The Port Lodge, dating back to 1890, houses one of the world’s great wine cellars. These countless pipes of ageing port provide a dramatic and privileged backdrop for the Graham’s dining room, ensuring an unforgettable experience.
Bus transfer for FEUP to Graham’s. Guided visit to the wine lodge and tasting of three of Graham’s very fine Ports – Graham’s White Port, LBV and 10 year old Tawny – followed by dinner at the main room with astonishing views over the river and the old town of Porto.



Friday, 16th of October 2009

(From 15h to 23h)
The mystery of the landscape is the very spirit of the Douro region, an ecological sanctuary, where not only Port, but also some of the finest wines in the world have been produced for generations. UNESCO has recognised its cultural value and beautiful countryside as a matrix in these times of globalisation, designating the historic wine growing countryside “Douro Vinhateiro” as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity.

The program features comprehensive guided tours to the vineyards, Lagares (traditional wine-pressers) and lodges; introduction to the art of fine winemaking presented by the “Quinta” – Wine producing Estate - owner or wine-makers and the ultimate pleasures of fine dinning & wining with selected menu and wines that create a perfect match for each appetizer, starter, main course or dessert.

The month of September is when the harvest starts, and is the ideal time to visit Douro region. Is when the vines are replete in their golden and ruby fruits, and when the labour and happiness of harvest time bring forth that romance.

Price per person: 80,00 € (please contact: The House of Events,, +351 22 834 8940)

(Includes transportation, English speaking tour guide, tour to the vineyards, wine tasting and dinner with wines and beverages included)

General Terms and Conditions:

- Tours are subject to availability;

- Each tour must have a minimum of 20 and maximum of 49 paying participants;

- Quotations include all applicable taxes;

- Cancellations until the 15th of September will be accepted and refund of 100% will be applied;

- Cancellations after the 15th of September will not be refunded.