Lisbon Congress Centre
Located near the Tagus river near the historic buildings of Belém quarter, Lisboa Congress Centre is an inviting space for anyone wishing to hold congresses, conferences, meetings, exhibitions and other events.
Three large entrance halls allow the holding of several and different kind of events simultaneously with maximum comfort and efficiency. The venue is served with up-to-date Audiovisual and IT Equipment and also Wi-Fi System.
In 1989, the Multi-purpose Pavilion, later known as the FIL Congress Centre and now called the Lisboa Congress Centre, was built. This pavilion, with four auditoria and five meeting rooms, used in combination with the other FIL pavilions, was a decisive factor in the sustained growth of business tourism in Lisbon and hosted the largest and most prestigious international events held in Portugal in the last 20 years.
The growth in the Lisboa Congress Centre’s activities was particularly outstanding from 1995 onwards, going from 120 events in 1995, with a total of 55,000 participants, to 250 events in 1999, with 180,000 participants. It was a fundamental factor in making Lisboa one of the most popular destinations in the world for congresses and international conferences.
When FIL moved to its new premises in Parque das Nações in 1999, it was possible to enlarge our available facilities. The Lisboa Congress Centre add another three pavilions with a total of 10,000m2 designed to host major events in excellent facilities and carry on the work of providing Lisboa with a large, modern congress centre, by remodelling and enlarging the existing premises.