Activities

On these pages you will find more information on the activities taking place during the State Visit. For some activities PPT presentations will be added after the event has taken place. The activities are organised per day in chronological order.

Wednesday October 10, 2018

  1. BRIEFING OF THE PARTICIPANTS JOINING THE STATE VISIT TO PORTUGAL

    Organisation:
    Royal Palace in collaboration with the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency
    Venue:

    Royal Palace

    Date:
    Participants:

    Registered official delegation members (upon invitation only)

Monday October 22, 2018

  1. Ceremonial Welcome at the Praça do Império in presence of the President of the Republic, HE Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

    Venue:

    In front of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  2. Wreath laying ceremony at the tomb Luís de Camões in the Church of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

    Venue:

    Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  3. Visit of the Church and the Cloisters for TTMM the King and the Queen and signature of the book of honour

    Venue:

    Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  4. Arrival of TTMM the King and the Queen, welcomed by the President at Palácio de Belém

    Venue:

    Palácio de Belém, Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, 1349-022 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  5. Tête-à-tête meeting between TTMM the King and the Queen and the President, HE Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

    Venue:

    Sala de Audiências do Presidente, Palácio de Belém

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  6. Extended meeting between TTMM the King and the Queen, the Belgian Ministers and the President, HE Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

    Venue:

    Sala de Audiências do Presidente, Palácio de Belém

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  7. Lunch session: Belgium and Portugal a smart partnership - Business environment outlook, challenges and opportunities

    Organisation:
    HUB Brussels together with BNP PARIBAS FORTIS
    Venue:

    Tivoli room (Lobby Level), Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

    Date:
    Participants:

    The entire Belgian delegation (upon prior registration)

  8. Press statements by HE Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal and HM the King

    Venue:

    Sala das Bicas, Palácio de Belém

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  9. Lunch in honour of TTMM the King and the Queen hosted by the Prime Minister, HE António Costa

    Venue:

    Palacio Foz

    Date:
    Participants:

    Restricted official delegation (upon invitation only)

  10. Official meeting with The President of Assembleia da República, HE Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues

    Venue:

    Palácio Nacional de São Bento, Rua de São Bento, 1200-619 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Restricted official delegation

  11. Business meeting with the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and presentation of Lisbon development projects and challenges

    Venue:

    Salle do Archivo, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, 38 Praça do Município, 1149-014 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    The entire Belgian delegation (upon prior registration)

  12. Ceremony and Meet & Greet at the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

    Venue:

    Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, 38 Praça do Município, 1149-014 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  13. Photo opportunity in presence of HE Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal and Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon

    Venue:

    Plaza Santa Luzia

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  14. “For a Brave New Augmented Brussels”

    Organisation:
    Brussels International, Brussels Invest & Export by hub.brussels, BOZAR, Gluon Foundation, Halles St-Géry and MAAT.
    Venue:

    Museum for Architecture, Art and Technology (MAAT)

    Date:
    Participants:

    The entire Belgian delegation (upon prior registration)

  15. Wreath laying ceremony at the Monumento aos Mortos da Grande Guerra

    Venue:

    Monumento aos Mortos da Grande Guerra, Rua do Salitre 1, 1250-001 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  16. Networking dinner for the Belgian delegation offered by Belfius Bank

    Organisation:
    Hub Brussels in collaboration with Belfius Bank
    Venue:

    Condes de Sucena, located in the Palacio building of the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

    Date:
    Participants:

    The entire Belgian delegation (upon prior registration)

  17. State banquet hosted by the President at the Palácio de Ajuda

    Venue:

    Palácio de Ajuda

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

    Additional information:

    Dress code: White tie and long dress

Tuesday October 23, 2018

  1. Towards a Circular Economy: Belgian-Portuguese findings and perspectives on Waste & Water

    Organisation:
    FIT in collaboration with OVAM, VLAKWA, Vlaamse Confederatie Bouw, VLUHR, AWEX en WBI en BIE by HUB Brussels
    Venue:

    Auditorio 3 & Sala 4, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Avenida de Berna 45 A, 1067-001 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Official, business and academic delegations (upon prior registration)

  2. Visit of Oceano Azul Foundation & Oceanarium for TTMM the King and the Queen and the Ministers

    Organisation:
    Embassy of Belgium in Lisbon
    Venue:

    Oceano Azul Foundation, Esplanada Dom Carlos I s/nº, 1990-005 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  3. Seminar on Building Information Modeling (BIM), opportunities and challenges

    Organisation:
    Hub Brussels toegether with AWEX; ARIB, A+, Construction Confederation
    Venue:

    Room 1 and 2, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Avenida de Berna 45 A, 1067-001 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Official, business and academic delegations (upon prior registration)

  4. Visit to “Champalimaud Center for the Unknown”

    Venue:

    Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  5. Portuguese-Belgian Business Meeting TBC in presence of HE Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of the Republic of Portugal

    Organisation:
    Federation of Enterprises of Belgium in collaboration with the Confederação Empresarial de Portugal (CIP)
    Venue:

    Auditorium 2, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Avenida de Berna 45 A, 1067-001 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    The entire business and academic delegation (upon prior registration)

  6. Visit of the exhibition “Building Information Modeling (BIM)” followed by a walking lunch

    Organisation:
    Hub Brussels toegether with AWEX; ARIB, A+, Construction Confederation
    Venue:

    Room 1 and 2, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

    Date:
    Participants:

    Official, business and academic delegations (upon prior registration)

  7. Luncheon for HM the Queen with representatives of various sectors and groups of the Portuguese society

    Venue:

    Palácio Verride - Santa Catarina 

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  8. Lunch hosted by WBI for the academic delegation followed by a visit of the exhibition“A risky future” of the artist Nicole Callebaut”

    Organisation:
    WBI
    Venue:

    Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência

    Date:
    Participants:

    Portuguese and Belgian academic delegations (upon prior registration)

  9. Power luncheon

    Venue:

    Residence of the Ambassador, Rua Garcia de Orta 45 PT-1200-678 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official Belgian delegation and top Portugese CEOs

  10. Academic roundtables “Realizing the full potential of sustainable development through higher education, research and service to society”

    Organisation:
    VLHUR, WBC & ARES
    Venue:

    Universidade de Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Academic delegation

  11. Visit to the sewage treatment plant & water factory, Etar de Alcântara

    Organisation:
    FIT
    Venue:

    Águas do Tejo Atlântico, S.A, Fábrica de Água de Alcântara, Avenida de Ceuta, 1300-254 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Official and business delegations (upon prior registration)

  12. Visit of the Impact hub and roundtable with Belgian and Portuguese social entrepreneurs

    Organisation:
    Embassy of Belgium in Lisbon
    Venue:

    Impact Hub (R. Primeiro de Maio 103, 1300-472 Lisboa

    Date:
    Participants:

    Restricted official delegation, Portuguese and Belgian social entrepreneurs and selected Belgian CEOs (upon invitation only)

  13. Visit to the Associação Cultural Moinho da Juventude - Cova da Moura

    Organisation:
    Embassy of Belgium in Lisbon
    Venue:

    Associação Cultural Moinho da Juventude - Cova da Moura

    Date:
    Participants:

    Very restricted official delegation

  14. Official Signing Ceremony in presence of the Ministers

    During the Signing Ceremony, Belgian and Portuguese partners sign their contracts in the presence of the Belgian Ministers.
    The signing of following contracts has been announced:

    1. BELCHIM CROP PROTECTION – FITOSISTEMA LDA
    2. BELGIUM ENGINE CENTER (BEC) – PORTUGUESE AIR FORCE (MINISTÉRIO DA DEFESA NACIONAL)
    3. BROUWERIJ DE HALVE MAAN – DCN Beers
    4. CHOCOLATERIE GUYLIAN NV – PROJECT SEAHORSE
    5. FRISOMAT – SOPAC
    6. HOWEST UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED  SCIENCES – UNIVERSIDADE EUROPEIA
    7. ICHEC BRUSSELS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL – UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA PORTUGUESA, CATÓLICA PORTO BUSINESS SCHOOL
    8. JOINT VENTURE PROMIRIS SA & THOMAS ET PIRON – EFIMOVEIS IMOBILIÁRIA SA (GRUPO GFH)
    9. PXL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS – IPL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS OF LISBON
    10. STARTUPS.BE – STARTUP PORTUGAL
    11. THE BLUE CLUSTER – FORUM OCEANO
    12. UGENT – UNIVERSADADE DO PORTO
    13. UNIVERSITE SAINT LOUIS BRUXELLES – UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA PORTUGUESA
    14. UNIVERSITE SAINT LOUIS BRUXELLES – UNIVERSIDADE FERNANDO PESSOA
    15. VUB – LISBOA NOVA (2 bilateral agreements)
    16. !DROPS – IMPACT HUB LISBON
    17. FOR GOOD – GRUPO AGEAS PORTUGAL
    18. HAPPY BAGS – MARTINHAL
    Organisation:
    Belgian Foreign Trade Agency
    Venue:

    Tivoli room, Lobby level,Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

    Date:
    Participants:

    Belgian and Portugese Signees and their guests and official delegation

  15. Official Belgian concert by “Huelgas Ensemble” hosted by TTMM the King and the Queen in honour of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Portugal followed by a cocktail dinner

    Organisation:
    Embassy of Belgium in Lisbon
    Venue:

    Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Av. de Berna, 45 A, 1067-001 Lisbon

    Date:
    Participants:

    Belgian delegation and their Portuguese guests (upon invitation only)

    Additional information:

    Dress code: Uniform, Black Tie/Long Dress or Dark Suit/Cocktail Dress

Wednesday October 24, 2018

  1. Welcoming at the City Hall of Porto

    Venue:

    Câmara Municipal do Porto, Praça General Humberto Delgado

    Date:
    Participants:

    Restricted official delegation

  2. Business conference on “What does Porto mean in Economic terms for Portugal and how can Porto attract business”

    Organisation:
    Embassy and InvestPorto
    Venue:

    Palacio da Bolsa, Rua de Ferreira Borges

    Date:
    Participants:

    Business and academic delegations (upon prior registration)

  3. Visit Lipor – Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto

    Organisation:
    FIT
    Venue:

    Lipor, 805 Rua da Morena, 4435-746 Baguim do Monte

    Date:
    Participants:

    Official, business and academic delegations (upon prior registration)

  4. Seminar “Ocean Science for a Sustainable Blue Economy”

    Organisation:
    Flanders Marine Institute VLIZ, Marine@UGent Ghent University, Greenbridge Incubator, University of Liege (Belgium), The Blue Cluster (Flanders, Belgium), IBN Offshore Energy, Global Sea Mineral Resources GSR-DEME
    Venue:

    Faculty of Engineering University of Porto FEUP, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n 4200-465 Porto

    Date:
    Participants:

    Official, business and academic delegations (upon prior registration)

  5. Visit of the Museum Serralves

    Venue:

    Museum Serralves

    Date:
    Participants:

    Official delegation

  6. Lunch with businessmen in Palacio da Bolsa hosted by Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto in presence of the President of the Republic, HE Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

    Venue:

    Palácio da Bolsa, Salão Árabe

    Date:
    Participants:

    Official, academic and business delegations (upon invitation only)

  7. Perspective on the digital start up ecosystems in Portugal and Belgium’

    Organisation:
    AWEX in collaboration with FIT & Hub Brussels
    Venue:

    Meeting room Mariano Gago, i3S building, Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde Science

    Date:
    Participants:

    The entire Belgian delegation (upon prior registration)

  8. Visit to the Universidade do Porto (UPTec)

    Venue:

    Science and Technology Park of the Universidade do Porto – UPTec, Allen 455, R. Alfredo Allen, 4000 Porto

    Date:
    Participants:

    Officials and academic delegations (upon invitation only)

  9. Closing session of the seminar Ocean Science for a Sustainable Blue Economy

    Venue:

    Auditorium, Science and Technology Park of the Universidade do Porto – UPTec

    Date:
    Participants:

    Restricted official delegation

  10. Joint Networking Cocktail

    Venue:

    Outside in front of the  Science and Technology Park of the Universidade do Porto – UPTec

    Date:
    Participants:

    The entire Belgian delegation