Practical Information

Conference and Forum dates

21, 22, 23 June 2019


Altice Arena
Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.12.01A
1990-231 Lisboa


Hotel Ibis

Olissipo Oriente


Tivoli Oriente

Tryp Oriente

Vip Arts Executive


The official languages of the conference are: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.


All participants must be registered.

The online accreditation system for delegations will be open until02 June 2019.

Visa requirements

Participants are invited to make their own travel arrangements.

All the information regarding Visa Policy for Portugal can be found at the following address:


Transportation to and from the Lisboa airport (Humberto Delgado Airport) is provided to official delegations upon request.

Useful Information

Time Zone

Portugal has two time zones and observes daylight saving time. Lisboa in June uses UTC+00:00.

Temperature in June

In June, Portugal has a spring weather, with sunny days and very few rainy/cloudy days.

In Lisboa, temperatures are pleasant, averaging around 23. C in the day and it gets cooler (15 C) at night.

Currency and Currency Exchange

The currency of Portugal is the Euro.

Most of the banks operating in Portugal offer foreign currency exchange services and quote the exchange rates of the Euro against all major foreign currencies daily. Foreign currency can also be exchanged at hotels.

ATMs and Credit Cards

Portugal has a very extensive national network cash machines (ATMs), identified by the symbol MB (Multibanco), from which cash can be withdrawn 24 hours a day.

All major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere.

Electricity supply

The electricity supply in Portugal is 220-230 volts and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

In Portugal the power sockets are of type F (also known as "Schuko"). This socket also works with plug C and plug E. Many hotels provide adaptors upon request from the reception.


Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places, as well as in restaurants, cafes and night clubs.

Opening hours

Shops normally open around 09:00/ 10:00 and close around 19:00 from Monday to Wednesday (most of them with a closing break between 13:00 and 15:00), and on Saturday between 09:00/ 10:00 until 13:00.

Shops in tourist areas, large shopping centres and department stores may stay open on weekends and public holidays as well.

Banks are open on workdays (Monday to Friday) usually between 08:30 and 15:00.

Restaurants and cafes have several opening hours, but lunch is most often served between 12:00 and 14:30 and dinner from 19:00 until late in the evening.

Portugal code phone number

Portugal: + 351.

Emergency Number

The national number for emergencies (police, fire department and ambulance) is 112. It can be dialed at any time of the day or night from anywhere in Portugal.