Social Programme

Sunday – Welcome cocktail
18:00 - 20:00 h - Welcome cocktail at the Foyer/Reception of HF IPANEMA PORTO. Some refreshments and light snacks will be served for an informal get-together at initiating the 18th ICFIA.


Tuesday – Port wine cellar visit and Douro River cruise
17:40 - 20:45 h - At the end of the scientific program on Tuesday, the participants will be taken from HF IPANEMA PORTO to a guided visit tour to a Port wine cellar where they are all invited to taste a glass of Port. Later, the participants will board on a traditional rabelo boat at the Douro River for the six bridges’ cruise (50 min). Light snacks and drinks will be served during the cruise. Transportation by exclusive bus during the tour is included. The cost is 20 euros per person.


Wednesday – Conference tour
8:00 – 17:00 h - Departure from HF IPANEMA PORTO, by coach, with English-speaking guide, to Guimarães. The historic town of Guimarães, 55 km away from Porto, is associated with the emergence of the Portuguese nationality in the 12th century and was considered a World Heritage location by UNESCO. The participants will visit the medieval castle of Guimarães and the historical city center: Rua de Santa Maria; Palace of the Dukes of Bragança; St. Francisco Church. Afterwards, a traditional lunch will follow at the nearby “Quinta da Torre”. The cost is 40 euros per person (lunch included).


Thursday – Gala dinner
19:30 - 23:30 h - Departure from HF IPANEMA PORTO, by coach, to the gala dinner venue in Gaia, on the left bank of river Douro.


Important Notes: Social Programs on Sunday and Thursday are included in the registration fee. The Port wine cellar visit and Douro River cruise has a 20 Euro fee. The Wednesday excursion will cost 40 Euros (lunch included).

Registration for each event of the social programme should be made until September 5, 2013 at the website personal area-fees. Payment can be made on the website or at the front desk by request.

Important Dates
Website Opening
January 31st, 2013

Registration and Abstract Submission Opening
March 1st, 2013

Deadline for Abstract Submission
June 7th, 2013

Abstract Acceptance Notification
June 14th, 2013

Deadline for Early Bird Registration
June 28th, 2013
Deadline for Social Programme Registration
September 5th, 2013