Why Lisbon

Nominated European Green Capital in 2020
6th most requested city in the world for congresses

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and its largest city, with a population of over 500,000. Located on the southeast coast, it is the country’s main port and its political and commercial centre.

Lisbon has experienced significant challenges in the past, particularly in 1755 when an earthquake demolished the entire city. More recently, the global economic downturn of 2008 greatly affected Portugal but despite such challenges, Lisbon has made strides in cementing the city’s environmental sustainability strategy and in turn enhancing the quality of life of its citizens, showing that environmental protection and economic growth can go hand in hand.