Welcome Drink Porto

We will welcome you in the traditional Porto style in Europe’s Best Destination!

The Welcome Drink will take place at the Ferreira Borges Market on the day prior to the start of the 4th EIP Water Conference.

The emblematic building of the Ferreira Borges Market was built in 1885 to substitute the former Ribeira Market. Its name pays tribute to the Portuguese legal consultant and politician José Ferreira Borges.

The market is in downtown Porto, a stone’s throw from the Ribeira area and next to the Bolsa Palace.

The Welcome Drink will be a gathering for all participants who arrive on the day prior to the 4th EIP Water Conference. This will be an ideal opportunity for participants to discover the area where the conference will be held, since it is near Alfandega and the Bolsa Palace (where the Innovation Dinner will be held).

We will be offering amazing views over Porto’s Ribeira (riverfront area) and of the Douro River, to be savoured with delicious delicacies and a variety of cocktails.

This will be an opportunity to relax to ambient music and to mingle with other participants.

Date: 26 September 2017

Location: Mercado Ferreira Borges, Porto (here)

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Free (through advance enrolment in the event’s website)

Networking Breakfast

Have breakfast while making connections

The Congress Centre of Alfândega do Porto will host the 4th EIP Water Conference on the 27th and 28th of September, where the water sector’s major innovation challenges will be discussed.

One of the conference’s main objectives is to encourage participant networking at specific occasions and areas to intensify the sharing of information, knowledge and experiences.

The congress will kick off with a Networking Breakfast, offered by the event’s organisation at the foyer of the Congress Centre.

This will be an ideal occasion to welcome participants who will enjoy the marvellous view of the Douro River whilst savouring a regional and international breakfast.

The event’s reception will open during the Networking Breakfast for registration of participants and confirmation of their respective credentials.

Date: 27 September 2017

Location: Congress Centre of Alfândega do Porto (here)

Time: 09:00 - 10:30

Free (through advance enrolment in the event’s website)

Innovation Dinner

The organisation of Porto Water Innovation Week 2017 is honoured to invite all 4th EIP Water Conference participants to the Innovation Dinner to be held at the end of the event’s first day.

The Innovation Dinner will take place in one of the most prestigious and majestic building in the city of Porto, more precisely at Pátio das Nações of the emblematic Palácio da Bolsa palace.

Palácio da Bolsa is a national monument owned by the Porto Trade Association, where it maintains its head office. The building was designed by Joaquim Costa Lima in 1842 during the neoclassic period.

Located in the city’s historic centre, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions, especially for its famous Arab Room and the grandiose Pátio das Nações.

Palácio da Bolsa is a truly unique scenario for holding high level events and initiatives, the reason for which it was selected for this dinner.

Located a 15-minute walk from the conference site, Palácio da Bolsa is one of the city’s official landmarks and will certainly be one of the best memories participants will maintain from their visit to Porto.

The organisation of Porto Water Innovation Week 2017 also joined the Associação Mundo a Sorrir (World Smile Association), a non-profit association that promotes oral health and general health as a universal right.

The Innovation Dinner will thus make a special contribution, seeing as all funds raised from dinner enrolment fees will be donated to this association to promote general health within the scope of water resources.

Date: 27 September 2017

Location: Palácio da Bolsa, Porto (here)

Time: 19:30 - 23:00

40€/person (through advance enrolment and payment in the event’s website)