….. is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Its urban area extends beyond the city’s administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the 11th-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (which represents approximately 27% of the country’s population). It is mainland Europe’s westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost areas of its metro area form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, which is known as Cabo da Roca, located in the Sintra Mountains.

Lisbon is recognised as an alpha-level global city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. Lisbon is the only Portuguese city besides Porto to be recognised as a global city. It is one of the major economic centres on the continent, with a growing financial sector and one of the largest container ports on Europe’s Atlantic coast. Additionally, Humberto Delgado Airport served 26.7 million passengers in 2017, being the busiest airport in Portugal, the 3rd busiest in the Iberian Peninsula and the 20th busiest in Europe, and the motorway network and the high-speed rail system of Alfa Pendular links the main cities of Portugal (such as Braga, Porto and Coimbra) to Lisbon. The city is the 9th-most-visited city in Southern Europe, after Rome, Istanbul, Barcelona, Milan, Venice, Madrid, Florence and Athens, with 3,320,300 tourists in 2017. The Lisbon region contributes with a higher GDP PPP per capita than any other region in Portugal. Its GDP amounts to 96.3 billion USD and thus $32,434 per capita. The city occupies 32nd place of highest gross earnings in the world. Most of the headquarters of multinationals in the country are located in the Lisbon area. It is also the political centre of the country, as its seat of Government and residence of the Head of State.

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and one of the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal. Unlike most capital cities, Lisbon’s status as the capital of Portugal has never been granted or confirmed officially – by statute or in written form. Its position as the capital has formed through constitutional convention, making its position as de facto capital a part of the Constitution of Portugal.

CONGRESS TOPICS

RETINA AROUND THE WORLD

Make this congress yours; bring your own medical and surgical cases, series, studies….

EDITED FILMS, SCIENTIFIC POSTERS & RETINA PHOTOS

All topics are accepted.

BOOTH DISPLAY

Tables and chairs will be provided. Electric appliances will be of course supplied allowing you to plug in all your equipments. Special eqipment can be organized upon your request.

Exhibitors erecting their own displays are responsible for any costs. Exhibitors shall arrange their displays so they do not obstruct other exhibits. Aisles must be kept clear. It is forbidden to nail, tape or hang materials on any of the meeting room walls. All freestanding exhibition displays must be self-supporting and cannot utilize the Convento do Beato walls, ceilings or columns for support. Any damage to the Convento do Beato, external or internal, caused by exhibitor participation and display will be charged to the exhibitor.

SAFETY RESTRICTIONS

All display materials and contents must conform in all respects to applicable safety, health and fire codes in addition to the rules of the Convento do Beato. All materials used within the display, for decoration, or any displayed products shall be flame retardant. No smoke devices may be used. Bio hazardous materials are prohibited. Safety and fire exits and stand-related equipment must be left accessible and in full view at all times. Any operational lasers must conform to appropriate safety precautions. No unshielded laser beam delivery is permitted anywhere within the display, and must be fully housed with wavelength absorbent materials.
The EVRSC reserves the right to prohibit or require the removal of any display, exhibit, parts of a display, or products that it deems not suitable, unsafe, not in accordance with these regulations, or not acceptable with professional ethics as determined by the EVRSC.

SECURITY

EVRSC will not provide an on-premises security guard during hours when the Exhibit Hall is closed. The EVRSC shall be held harmless for any loss, theft or damage of items. No security guards will be present during the day when the Exhibit Hall is open. Companies are responsible for their own exhibition space at all hours. Neither the EVRSC nor the Convento do Beato provide insurance for displays and equipment. Private insurance of displays and contents by exhibitors is encouraged.

ASSIGNMENT OF EXHIBIT SPACE and SPACE ASSIGNMENT PRIORITY

The EVRSC reserves the right to rearrange the floor plan at any time. The EVRSC also reserves the right to relocate any exhibitors should it become necessary for causes beyond the control of the EVRSC or advisable in the best judgement of the EVRSC. The signing of the contract constitutes full agreement with these assignment policies and procedures.

INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS

Wednesday, June 26, 2019: Booth Installation (07:00 – 20:00)

All exhibits must be completely dismantled and removed on Sunday, June 30, 2019 before 20:00. Any materials and displays not dismantled by mid-night will be removed and discarded at the company’s expense.

EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS

The Exhibition will be opened as follows:

Thursday, June 27, 2018: 09:00 – 18:00

Friday, June 28: 08.00 – 18.00

Saturday, June 29: 08.00 – 18.00

Sunday, June 30: 08.00 – 14.00

NAME BADGES

All attending company representatives must register and display a name badge at all times during the meeting. Transfer of a name badge from one company representative to another is not allowed without prior authorization from EVRSC. The EVRSC shall have control over all admission policies. Badges will be used for entry into the Exhibit Hall and Scientific Sessions. There will be no refund on the exhibit fee to companies sending fewer than the number of allowed representatives. Company representative registration includes: Congress kit, access to the scientific sessions, all courses, all symposia, live surgery, coffee breaks and lunches as indicated in the program.

THE CONFERENCE CENTER: CONVENTO DO BEATO

The Convent of Beato António (Portuguese: Convento do Beato António) is a former Portuguese convent, located in the civil parish of Beato, in the municipality of Lisbon.

The history of Convento do Beato dates back to the 15th century, when Queen D. Isabel was given authorisation 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.

Foyer

The Main Cloister is clearly a magnificient piece of architecture, where coloured marble of Portuguese origin can be found and an imposing structure.

Monumental Staircase

Former Library

Upper Foyer

Cloister Gallery

Chapter Room

BOOTH RENTING PRICE / SQM

  • 6 sqm Booth (2 corporate representatives) — 7,000 EUR
    A 3-minute industrial talk inside the scientific sessions will be given for 3,000 EUR if you book a 6 sqm booth.
    In competition for the Best Industry Presentation Award.
  • 9 sqm Booth (4 corporate representatives) — 9,500 EUR
    A 3-minute industrial talk inside the scientific sessions will be given for 2,000 EUR if you book a 9 sqm booth.
    In competition for the Best Industry Presentation Award.
  • 12 sqm Booth (6 corporate representatives) — 12,000 EUR
    A 3-minute industrial talk inside the scientific sessions will be offered if you book a 12 sqm booth.
    In competition for the Best Industry Presentation Award.

If you want to have additional collaborators to attend the congress, please let us know.

OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Badgeholders (Provide badgeholders with your company name / logo) for free.)
  • Notebooks & Pens (Provide notebooks & pen with your company name / logo) for free.)
  • Delegate bags (Provide delegate bags with your company name / logo) for free.)
  • Management Software 2 000 EUR
    The presentation management software allows the personalization of the speaker ready room computers used to upload the speaker’s presentations that are automatically transmitted to the designated rooms. The projection layout is dynamic and graphically impactful and offers different visibility options to sponsors thanks to the customization of the layout with personalized backgrounds and logos.
  • Digital Signage Software 2 500 EUR
    The software is a multimedia communication system that allows to display dynamic information about the event on the venue monitors. It allows to manage and temporize sponsored info and multimedia contents. You can also customize the background graphics while viewing event program information.
  • E-Posters / E-Photos 4 000 EUR
    E-Poster / E-Photo software is the paper free alternative to traditional paper poster. It is a medical-scientific multimedia showcase in which to display all the posters / photos exhibited during a congress. The system can be customized in layout and graphics, while the hardware station can be customized with sponsor and event logos.
  • Charging Stations 3 000 EUR
    The universal charging station for mobile devices allows the display of personalized content (videos and photos) and the graphic personalization of the totem with sponsor logos.
  • 15-minute Imaging Symposium with Challenging Cases 6 900 EUR
    (10-minute presentation & 5-minute discussion)
  • 20-minute Pharmacotherapy Symposium 10 000 EUR
  • 1-hour Symposium 30 000 EUR
  • Coffee Break 5 000 EUR
    (Provide delegates with coffee during the morning or afternoon breaks and your company name and logo will appear on signage at the coffee stations.)
  • Lunch Break 15 000 EUR
    (Provide delegates with lunch and your company name and logo will appear on signage at the lunch stations.)
  • Welcome Reception 30 000 EUR
    (The Welcome Reception will be a premiere event on Thursday, June 27, 2019. EVRS will work with the sponsor to create a valuable welcome event for delegates. The industry sponsorship will be highlighted by including company advertisement on the tables or other kind of advertisement upon request.)
  • Gala Dinner 40 000 EUR
    (The Gala Dinner will be a premiere event on Saturday, June 29, 2019. EVRS will work with the sponsor to create a valuable welcome event for delegates. The industry sponsorship will be highlighted by including company advertisement on the tables or other kind of advertisement upon request.)