AGM Porto
2016

November 5th (Saturday)


Arrival of the delegations´ participants from the invited member cities.
Check-in at the selected hotel.




November 6th (Sunday)


Starting at 09:00 Accreditation of the delegations’ participants at the official hotel of the Annual General Meeting the Intercontinental Hotel Palácio das Cardosas
10:00 Porto City Tour
Departure from Intercontinental Hotel Palácio das Cardosas and guided panoramic bus tour of the city.
Arrival at the Cathedral and guided tour along the historic centre’s narrow streets by electric tuk tuk.
12:30 Welcome cocktail at Intercontinental Hotel Palácio das Cardosas
14:00 Avenida dos Aliados - Inauguration of the urban art mural created especially to welcome the member cities of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network
14:30 - 18:00 Working sessions by the committees at the City Hall (walking distance from Intercontinental Hotel Palácio das Cardosas)
Executive Committee
Best of Wine Tourism International Jury
Tourism Committee
Communication Committee
Travel Network Committee
Business & Education Committee
16:30 Coffee Break at the City Hall Atrium
19:30 Welcome Reception and Dinner under the Port Wine theme at the restaurant Vinum, preceded by a guided visit to the cellars of Caves Graham’s (Best of Wine Tourism 2014 and 2015)


November 7th (Monday)


09:00 Transfer to Jardins do Palácio de Cristal (Crystal Palace Gardens) | Almeida Garrett Library from Intercontinenatl Hotel Palácio das Cardosas by tram.
09:00 - 12:00 Official Opening ceremony and “Wine and Nature” Conference at Almeida Garrett Library.
10:30 Coffee Break
13:00 Lunch at the City Hall Atrium
14:30 - 18:00 Plenary session at the City Hall including the presentation by the winner of the International Research Grant.
Working sessions by the committees at the City Hall.
Tourism committee.
Communication Committee.
Business & Education Committee
16:00 Coffee Break at the City Hall Atrium.
19:30 Dinner under the theme Vinho Verde, with award-winning wines of Best of Wine Tourism at Casa da Música restaurant.
Cultural moment with Fado.
Transfer by Metro (subway) to Casa da Música and back to Intercontinental Hotel Palácio das Cardosas

November 8th (Tuesday)


09:00 Civic Tour by the Executive Committee, followed by lunch at Feitoria Inglesa
(British Factory House)
09:00 Working sessions by the committees at the City Hall.
Tourism Committee.
Communication Committee.
Business & Education Committee.
11:00 Coffee Break at the City Hall Atrium
13:00 Lunch at the City Hall Atrium
14:30 Working sessions by the committees at the City Hall
Tourism Committee
Communication Committee
Business & Education Committee
16:30 Coffee Break at the City Hall Atrium
20:00 International Wine Tasting in combination with a variety of culinary selections at The Yeatman Hotel & Restaurant - Best of Wine Tourism 2013 and 2014 and Michelin Star

November 9th (Wednesday)


09:00 Technical wine tourism tours at Best of Wine Tourism award-winning estates (Quintas), including experiences in different sustainable tourist transport means: train (with an entertainment event), boat, bicycle, ebikes, …
Douro Landscapes The trip to the Douro will be made by train. There will be musical entertainment on board with a traditional tasting and Port wine. Visit and lunch at Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo. Douro river cruise in a Rabelo Boat. Visit and tasting at Quinta da Roêda.
Douro Art and Architecture The trip to Douro will be made by train. There will be musical entertainment on board with a traditional tasting and Port wine. Visit to Museu do Douro. Visit and lunch at Quinta do Vallado. Visit and tasting at Quinta do Seixo.
Vinho Verde Experience Visit and tasting at Quinta das Escomoeiras. Bike tour in Bastos bike path. Lunch at Monverde Wine Experience Hotel. Visit and tasting at Quinta da Aveleda.
Dinner at participants’ discretion. A variety of locations and atmospheres will be recommended for dinner with and without evening entertainment

Douro Landscapes
Douro Art and Architecture
Vinho Verde Experience

November 10th (Thursday)


09:00 Working sessions by the committees at the City Hall

Tourism Committee
Communication Committee
Travel Network Committee
Business & Education Committee
10:00 Executive Committee meeting

Committees will present their projects to the Executive Committee.
Selection of projects and budgets for 2017
13:00 Lunch at the City Hall Atrium.
16:00 Closing ceremony. Conclusions and presentation of AGM 2017
20:00 Gala dinner and Best of Wine Tourism Porto 2017 Awards Ceremony at São Bento da Vitória Monastery.
Cultural moment by the Porto Municipal Theatre – Rivoli, prior to the start of gala dinner.
Awards ceremony after-party.


November 11th (Friday)


Return home or departure to post AGM tours



Organization