Together with our host Ocasião Edições Lda. in Portugal, we’ve put together an exciting social programme for you, to give you a taste of Portugal. The costs for these unique social events are included in the General Meeting registration fee (except for the Gala Party which is charged separately). Make sure to register for the social events on the ‘registration page’.

Thursday 3 May
Meet and Greet lunch

Get reacquainted with your fellow ICMA members and prepare yourself for a jolly afternoon of wine tasting.

Afternoon – Wine tasting at the cellars in Colares


In this small village you will find one of the most beautiful wine cellars in the Lisbon area. The region of Colares is famous for its “Ramisco” vines that are planted in deep trenches that are dug out of the sandy dunes to protect them from the Atlantic winds. Join your fellow members for an afternoon of trying different wines, and find out if your group masters the skills of wine tasting!

Evening – Welcome Reception and Dinner at the Hotel Cascais Miragem

After an educational afternoon, come and join us for the Welcome Reception and Dinner, your opportunity to catch up with your fellow members

Friday 4 May
Dinner at the restaurant Mar do Guincho

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You cannot visit Portugal and leave without having eaten in a typical Portuguese fish restaurant. So join us for dinner at Mar do Guincho, a cosy and well known restaurant, located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Here you can let your hair down, try the local food, and of course the delicious Portuguese wines!

Saturday 5 May
Gala Party


Hosted by Ocasiâo Edições Lda., this will be a very exciting evening for you at an extraordinary venue! Located in a beautiful National Park, the venue for the Gala Party, Penha Longa, sits like a jewel in a green oasis. Built as a monastery in the 14th century and once the retreat of Portuguese nobility, it has been restored by master craftsmen and is a cherished part of Portugal’s heritage. The Penha Longa is now owned by one of the country’s premier hotels and is the perfect location to celebrate the Gala Party.

Tickets for the Gala Party are separate from the General Meeting Registration Fee.