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Eurovent Annual Meeting 2019 - Hosted by EFRIARC

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Hotel Vila Galé Collection Braga

Largo Carlos Amarante, 150

4700-308 Braga

Portugal

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BEM VINDOS!

As the 2019 host association, EFRIARC (Portuguese Association of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers) has the honour to cordially invite you to the Eurovent Annual Meeting in Braga on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May 2019.

Next to meetings of the Eurovent Board, Commission and General Assembly, EFRIARC is offering you an in-depth Thursday evening networking programme, which will allow you to discover Portugal from the local perspective.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ms Andrea Gasparova from the Eurovent Secretariat at secretariat@eurovent.eu or call +420 775 770 332.

Eurovent, EFRIARC and its members look forward to welcoming you to Portugal.

Saudações,

António Rego
President (EFRIARC)

Naci Sahin
President (Eurovent Association)

P.S. You can find impressions of last year’s Annual Meeting on the Eurovent Flickr page.


Annual Meeting Programme

This year's Annual Meeting will take place at the Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel in a traditional Portuguese setting.

When selecting your ticket, please choose the 'Annual Meeting' ticket. In case you wish to bring along your spouse or another accompanying person, please also select the 'Spouse' ticket.

Annual Meeting Programme


Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - Arrival day and welcome reception

18:30-20:00h, Meeting point: Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel (Hotel lobby / Reception)
Arrival and registration

Participants will gather in the hotel lobby to register and receive their badge, and then walk jointly to the Braga City Hall, where they are invited for a welcome drink and reception hosted by the Braga City Council President .

Braga City Hall


Thursday, 23 May 2019 - First Annual Meeting day

09:30-10:30h, Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel (Hotel lobby / Reception)
Arrival and registration

10:30-13:00h, Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel, meeting room: André Soares
Eurovent Board meeting (closed meeting)
Open to Eurovent Board members only

13:00-14:00h, Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel
Almoço de boas vindas / Welcome Lunch

14:00-17:00h, Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel, meeting room: André Soares
Eurovent Commission meeting (closed meeting)
Open to nominated representatives of Eurovent Member Associations

First Annual Meeting Day


Thursday, 23 May 2019 - Spouse programme

09:00-15:00h, Meeting point: Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel (Hotel lobby / Reception)
Porto city tour
Open to all participant's spouses and accompanying persons

Participants will meet in the hotel lobby and leave by bus to the famous city of Porto for an interactive day full of activities. The programme includes a 6 Bridges cruise on Douro river, a guided visit to Real Companhia Velha Cellar with Port Wine tasting and lunch at a local restaurant (beverages included).

At 15:00h, participants will jointly return by bus to the hotel.

Porto


Thursday, 23 May 2019 - Evening programme

19:00-23:00h, Meeting point: Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel (Hotel lobby / Reception)
Portuguese music evening complemented by dinner with a stunning view
Open to all meeting participants and accompanying persons

Organ concert
Participants will meet in the hotel lobby and leave by foot to a nearby building to experience a musical performance of the majestic instrument organ. The concert will include pieces by composers from all European countries represented within the Eurovent Association network.

Dinner followed by a 'Tuna' concert
After the organ concert, participants will jointly leave by bus to Hotéis Bom Jesus for a traditional dinner and will continue the musical experience with the concert of the famous Tuna Universitária do Minho. Both acts will be accompanied by a stunning view over the city.

'Tuna' is an old traditional student peculiar orchestra, that started to play centuries ago in the Coimbra University, which is one of oldest universities in Europe. It was founded in 1290 by the Portuguese King D. Dinis. The 'Tunas' became popular also in other Portuguese universities. In 1990, the Tuna University of Minho was founded by an irreverent group of young people, united by the taste for music and the joy of the conviviality. In May 2000, the group celebrated their tenth anniversary, which was marked by the launch of a double CD.

Around 23:00h, participants will jointly return by bus to the hotel.

Thursday evening programme


Friday, 24 May 2019 - Second Annual Meeting day

09:00-10:00h, Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel, meeting room: André Soares
International Stakeholders Meeting (Eurovent General Assembly - open session)
Open to all participants of the Annual Meeting (members of the Eurovent General Assembly, invited guests, accompanying persons)

The International Stakeholders Meeting will include an interesting presentation by a guest speaker Professor Lars Montellius from INL (International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory) who will elaborate on the topic of nanotechnologies.

10:20-13:30h, Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel, meeting room: André Soares
Eurovent General Assembly - closed session
Open to members of the Eurovent General Assembly and invited guests

  • Eurovent Board members
  • Nominated representatives of Eurovent Members, Corresponding Members, and Associate Members
  • The Chairmen, Secretary General, and staff members
  • Invited Guests

13:30-13:45h, Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel
Photo session

13:45-14:30h, Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel
Almoço de despedida / Farewell Lunch

Second Annual Meeting Day


Hotel reservation

You can book your hotel room at discounted rates only through the designated email address braga.grupos@vilagale.com. Please indicate EFRIARC / Eurovent in your email reservation to guarantee the discounted price.

Rate per night (single room)

Standard room: 102 EUR
Standard Palácio room: 119 EUR

Rate per night (double room)

Standard room: 113 EUR
Standard Palácio room: 133 EUR

Note: The room price includes breakfast. Rooms at discounted rates are available on a first-come, first-serve basis until Friday, 22 March 2019. For any special requests, please contact the hotel.

Hotel


Transport information

From most destinations, the easiest way to reach Braga is Porto airport. There is a well-priced bus transport provider of the connections between Port Airport and Braga City Centre. Read below for further information:

GET BUS
Ticket price (one way):
8 EUR
Duration: 50 min
Website: https://www.getbus.eu/en/
Telephone contact: +351 253 262 371


Ticket information

Annual Meeting: Participation fee for the Annual Meeting Programme

Price: 350 EUR

Includes:

  • Meeting refreshments
  • Coffee break snacks and beverages
  • Welcome reception in the Braga City Hall (Wednesday)
  • Lunches on Thursday and Friday
  • A banquet Portuguese 3-course dinner in a famous restaurant with a breathtaking view over the city, drinks included (Thursday evening programme)
  • Entertainment - performance of an impressive organ concert and a traditional Portuguese 'Tuna' concert of the well-known Tuna Universitária do Minho (Thursday evening programme)
  • Transport to and from the evening programme (Thursday evening programme)


Spouse: Participation fee for spouses and other accompanying persons

Price: 187 EUR

Includes:

  • Welcome reception in the Braga City Hall on Wednesday
  • Spouse programme: Visit to Porto (transport back and forth), including 6 Bridges cruise in Douro River, guided visit to Real Companhia Velha Cellar with Port Wine tasting, Lunch at a local restaurant (beverages included)
  • Transport to and from the spouse programme
  • A banquet Portuguese 3-course dinner in a famous restaurant with a breathtaking view over the city, drinks included (Thursday evening programme)
  • Entertainment - performance of an impressive organ concert and a traditional Portuguese 'Tuna' concert of the well-known Tuna Universitária do Minho (Thursday evening programme)
  • Transport to and from the evening programme (Thursday evening programme)
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Largo Carlos Amarante, 150

4700-308 Braga

Portugal

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