EVENT LOGISTICAL INFORMATION
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
It is possible to register directly at the Forum in the morning between 8:00 - 9:00 AM, with the fee of $400 (cash or credit card.)
Convento do Beato
Rua do Beato, 48
1950-427 Lisboa, Portugal
Convento do Beato is located in a historic part of Lisbon, rich in tradition and culture and close to the Tagus River. Visitor information on Lisbon can be found on their tourism website (https://www.visitlisboa.com/)
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE FORUM - THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT
To ensure that delegates to the SEforALL Forum get the most out of attendance – and to help everyone make the connections to ensure we leave no one behind – we have now launched the Forum app. The app has all the program and speaker information and allows you to personalize your Forum experience. You can customize your own agenda, discover Marketplace partners, post on the Forum social media feed and engage with sessions by participating in polls. It will also keep you notified of announcements during the Forum. And, by opting in to create and publish your profile, you can connect with other delegates.
You can download the free SEforALL Forum app from the Apple Store and Google Play.
Log in using the email address with which you registered for the Forum.
Lisbon Marriott Hotel
Avenida dos Combatentes, 45, 1600-042 Lisbon, Portugal
((Euro 181 single, Euro 191 double) bookable before 15 March 2018
Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa
R. Latino Coelho 1, 1069-025 Lisbon, Portugal
(Euro 250 single, Euro 250 double)
Lisbon Airport (LIS), also known as Aeroporto de Portela, is just 7 km from the city center and is served by the main international airlines. The airport is 15 minutes via taxi from both the city center and the Forum venue. Via public transportation, both city center and the Forum venue are about 30-40 minutes.
+ 351 218 413 000
The Metro, Metropolitano de Lisboa, is an inexpensive and quick means of transportation from Lisbon Airport into center city. A one-way ticket costs €1.45 and a 1 day passes is available for €6.30. The tickets are also good on Carris, the buses, trams, funiculars and lifts within the city.
Aerobus, the Lisbon Airport Transfer Bus, also has regular service into the city. You can purchase tickets in advance or at the airport. If buying in advance online, cost is €3.60 for adults.
TAXI and UBER:
Both taxis and Uber are available in Lisbon and the one of the most convenient forms of transportation to move around the city and reach the Forum venue.
When leaving the airport, there is a taxi stand directly outside of departure. Taxi drivers are registered and most speak English. When taking a taxi, it is recommended to agree on a metered price or set price before the journey begins and to insist on a receipt. It is also recommended to have cash available. Average fare from the airport to the city is about €15 and takes about 15 minutes. The two largest taxi companies within Lisbon are; Autocoope (Tel: +351 217932756) and Radio Taxis (Tel: +351 21811900)
Additional information on transportation from Lisbon Airport is available here: lisbon-airport.com
At the start and close of both event days will be provided from Lisbon Marriot Hotel and Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa to the Convento do Beato. Below is an overview of the schedule.
HISTORY OF THE VENUE:
The history of Convento do Beato dates back to the 15th century, when Queen D. Isabel was given authorization to construct a hospice in the chapel of S. Bento for the congregation of the “frades azuis”, the “blue monks” as they were known. Before she was able to fulfil her wish, Queen D. Isabel died, leaving 8,000 gold crowns in her will for building the hospice.
In the 16th century, Frei António da Conceição set the construction of the monastery in motion. The story goes that with just seven “tostões” (small coins like farthings) which he had received in alms, he managed to get the building of the magnificent monastery underway. The reputation of this miraculous building increased and in 1602 the people made him into a saint (he was only recognised as such by the church in the 18th century), and they began to refer to him as Beato António (António the Beatified) and his magnificent creation as the Convento do Beato.
The material used for the construction of Convento do Beato, mainly Portuguese white marble with veins of red jasper, gave it not only its very special appearance but also make it very strong, as was seen at the time of the 1755 earthquake. At that time, Convento do Beato provided a shelter for the monks from the “Convento dos Lóios”, who managed to bring a number of relics of untold value with them, which they rescued from the ruins and the flames.
At the end of the 18th century, one of the wings of the monastery began to be used as the Royal Military Hospital and in 1834 the merchant João de Brito bought part of the buildings that had meanwhile been partly destroyed by a serious fire.
In this way, the monastery began to be used for industrial purposes, and a modern manufacturing plant was installed where a steam engine operated for the first time in Portugal. 15 years later in 1849, Queen D. Maria II granted authorisation for the use of the brand “Nacional” for the products made by the company, in recognition of the industrialist João de Brito.
Recognised over the years for its magnificent construction, in 1984 Convento do Beato was classified by IPPAR (the Portuguese Institute for Architectural Heritage) as a Heritage Site of Public Interest, and it was used for holding a number of events of a cultural nature.
In 1999, the Cerealis Group, a company involved in the processing of cereals, and producing pasta, flour, breakfast cereals and biscuits, acquired “Nacional”. Aware of the incalculable value of Convento do Beato both for the City of Lisbon and the country as a whole, the company brought greater dynamism to the management of the site, with improvements being carried out and raising the profile of the building nationally and internationally as a venue for holding events.