Logistics Information

This page includes important information regarding the conference venue, Gala Dinner, dress code, visa requirements, etc.


Nova School of Economics

Campus de Carcavelos, Rua da Holanda
n.1, 2775-405 Carcavelos, Portugal


Conference sessions on November 6-8 will be held at the Nova campus.

The Welcome Reception on November 7, 2019 will be hosted by the Nova School of Business and Economics.

  • entrance

  • library
  • terrace
Palace of the Rock of the Conde d’Óbidos

Jardim 9 de Abril 1 a 5, 1249-083 Lisboa, Portugal


The Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner will be on November 7, 2019 19:00 – 21:30 at the Palace of the Rock of the Conde d’Óbidos.  The Palácio do Conde d’Óbidos, in Lisbon, is a markedly historic area with a breathtaking view over the Tagus River.

Dress Code

The dress code is cocktail attire or national dress.


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The dress code for the conference is business casual.

The weather in Lisbon in November is mild with temperatures between to 12 – 18°C. Afternoons are relatively warmer with average high temperatures reaching 24°C. Overnight temperatures are generally cool with an average low of 13°C.

Suggested clothing includes warmer medium-weight items and raingear as well as an extra layer for cool evenings.

The month of November in Lisbon experiences variable weather conditions. There are fluctuations between sun and showers, with the sun shining an average of 5 hours a day.



To enter Portugal, you may need a Passport and/or a Visa, depending on the country you live in. Citizens from the European Community don’t need a Visa for entering Portugal. Portugal is also a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement.

Passports must be valid for up to six months (depending on your nationality) and are required by all, except by European Union nationals and nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Norway and Switzerland holding valid national ID cards. British, Australian, Canadian, American and Japanese need a valid passport.

Visas are required by all for stays of up to 90 days, with the exception of:

  • The above mentioned; nationals
  • Nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Hungary, Israel, Korea (Rep. of), Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela

Nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dom Rep), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia and Sri Lanka always require a transit visa, even when not leaving the airport transit area.

Types of Visas
Schengen Short-Stay visa

Transit and short-term stay visa (visa C) – issued for transit and short-term stays in the Schengen area. These visas are valid for a total of 90 days within a six-month period, allowing one, two or multiple entries. The most common types of short-stay visas issued are the Portuguese tourist visa and the business visa.

Limited Territorial Validity (LTV) visas – a special visa that allows travel to only one Schengen state, or to certain other Schengen states if specified when applying for the visa. This type of visa may be required in emergency situations where the traveler doesn’t possess a valid travel document.

Airport transit visa (Visa A) – allows transit within the international area of an airport, from one flight to another, without entering the Schengen area. This visa is mandatory for all passengers that change flights in a Schengen country airport, unless they are exempt from requiring an entry Portuguese visa.

Long-Stay Portuguese Visas: temporary stay visas

This is a Portuguese visa that allows a temporary stay for a four-month period with multiple entries. Long-stay Portuguese visas can be granted on any of the following conditions:

How to Obtain a Visa?

There are a few simple steps to follow when applying for a business Schengen visa:

  1. Check at which Embassy/Consulate you need to apply. In order to file your business visa application at the right place, you will need to know which country should issue you a business visa (if you are planning to visit more than one Schengen state). Then you need to check, what body of that particular country handles visa applications or whether it has outsourced visa submission to another party.
  2. Schedule an appointment at the embassy / consulate / visa center.
  3. Attend the visa interview. Take all of the required documents for business visa with you.
  4. Wait for a response. In the meantime, the embassy will process your visa, which will go through EU security systems as Visa Information System and Schengen Information System.
When to Apply for a Business Schengen Visa?

The earliest time to apply for a Business visa is three months before your planned trip and the latest is at most 15 working days before your intend to travel to Europe for business purposes.

Please note, GBSN will not issue visa letters until registration is completed and payment is received.


Time Zone: noon Universal Coordinated Time (UCT +0) = noon Western European Time (WET)

Currency: Euro

Telephone Area Codes: 351 (Portugal country code); 21 (Lisbon city code)

Ethnic Composition: 95% ethnic Portuguese. One of the largest minority populations is African, largely composed of Cape Verdeans, or people from the Atlantic island chain of Cape Verde off the west coast of Africa.

Climate:  Warm temperate, Mediterranean climate

Elevation: 372 meters (1,220 feet)

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and largest city in the country with a population of 500,000. Lisbon is located in western Portugal on the Tagus River where it broadens to enter the Atlantic Ocean; a major port, and Portugal’s political, economic, and cultural center.

From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.

Lisbon is a bustling and exciting city, that boasts a wide choice of activities and fascinating tourist attractions. The city has a welcoming and liberal atmosphere, while still embracing its deep-rooted heritage and extensive history.