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EHDN 2008 - Travel and Location - Congress & Meeting Venues -
The conference venue for EHDN 2008 is the FIL Meeting Centre (FIL - Feira International de Lisboa) in Lisbon, a large and modern exhibition centre. The Congress Center FIL and the Atlantic Pavilion are located in a newly developed area of Lisbon where in 1998 the World Exhibition took place - Parque das Nações (Expo'98). The Parque das Nações has excellent accessibility - the meeting venue is less than 10 minutes away from the international airport of Lisbon (take a cab!) and can be easily reached by Metro. 

Centro de Reuniões da FIL / FIL Meeting Centre

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The FIL Meeting Centre (Centro de Reuniões da FIL - see picture) where the EHDN Annual Plenary Meeting will take place is integrated in the International Fair of Lisbon. Please do not mistake the FIL with the huge Atlantic Pavilion (Pavilhão Atlântico) which is located opposite to the FIL.

The FIL Meeting Centre was built in 1989. The Meeting Centre houses four auditoria and five meeting rooms which can be used in combination. In 1999, when the Lisboa Congress Centre moved to the Parque das Nações, the FIL Meeting Centre was remodelled and equipped with up-to-date Audiovisual and IT equipment and also with Wi-Fi System.

The FIL Meeting Centre is located close to the river Tejo, which creates a unique charm of this meeting location. Around the Meeting Centre, smaller parks invite our participants to have a rest and to relax.

Due to the Portuguese law, all public buildings like the FIL Meeting Centre are non smoking venues.  For smokers a separate area is available in front of the building. We appreciate your cooperation.

Centro de Reuniões da FIL / FIL Meeting Centre
Rua do  Bojador – Parque das Nações
1998 – 010 Lisboa Portugal
Phone  +351 218 921 721
Fax +351 218 921 722
Internet: www.lisboacc.pt

Map of Lisbon

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Atlantic Pavilion (Pavilhão Atlântico)

The idea of creating a multifunctional hall for Lisbon was born during the creation process of the EXPO 1998. The Atlantic Pavilion was built by the Portuguese architect Regino Cruz together with Skidmore, Owings & Merril (SOM), North American architects. The architecture of the Atlantic Pavilion is one of the magnets at the Parque das Nações.

The Working Group Session will take place within the Atlantic Pavilion at the Business Centre which is to the right of the Congress Centre FIL.

The convention style booth presentations of the Working Groups will take place at the 'Espaço Fernando Pessa' (No 22). Additional oral presentations  will take place at the auditorium (No 23) and the 'Sala de Apoio' (No 24). The 'Espaço Fernando Pessa' can be separated into 11 separate 'boxes' where, corresponding to the size of the room and the size of the Working Group one or two Working Groups can present posters and hand-outs. This exhibition style was chosen to promote a better understanding of the goals and the activities of the respectives working groups, to foster cooperation between the working groups and to allow members of EHDN to make informed choices about their active participation in working groups.

Atlântico – Pavilhão Multiusos de Lisboa, S. A.
Rossio dos Olivais,
Lote 2.13.01A
1990 – 231 Lisboa
Phone:  +351 21 891 84 09
Fax: +351 21 891 84 13 / 37
Internet: www.pavilhaoatlantico.pt