Our venue for this year’s conference is a five-star hotel that meets all of the expectations for our annual extraordinary gathering, with its luxurious and stylish event spaces. Furthermore, It is the ideal base from which to explore this noble yet thoroughly contemporary European capital. It combines elegance and modernity with breathtaking views over the 18th Century Aqueduct and the beautiful Monsanto Natural Park.
The Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is a short distance away from Lisbon International Airport, just 7 km away. Set in the city centre, the hotel is close to main public transportation which will help you get around Lisbon very quickly. Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is easily accessible by Lisbon’s metro and train station, which are within walking distance.
Farewell of a Pioneer
This September InterDirect’s founding father Pieter van den Busken will have his last InterDirect meeting. Of course, his farewell will not go by unnoticed so during the upcoming InterDirect meeting in Lisbon we want to give him the farewell party he deserves.
During the dinner on Saturday the 30th of September we will look back on what Pieter has meant to InterDirect. It will be a night with current and old members which will be filled with lots of good memories and warm words. The evening program is dedicated to the theme “How a pioneer became legend”. We will take Pieter on his InterDirect journey once again, of course ending with the IDN-Awards.
Customer Experience Masterclass
Bring your young marketers to one of the most exciting Customer Experience Masterclass in this year’s IDN Event! A unique training available for FREE only for IDN Members! (original selling price – 350 euro!)
The CX Masterclass is a high-powered morning seminar, brought to us by IDN Ireland’s Michael Killeen, that will deliver key CX insights to time-poor business owners, managers and customer-facing staff. Over 3.5 hours, you’ll hear how to:
- Differentiate your business without additional cost
- Lock in your best customers
- Find out how you compare with Ireland’s and the world’s best CX companies
- Implement organisational change so staff members get behind a new CX culture
- Persuade current customers to amplify your message amongst friends, family and colleagues
- Segment and design remarkable customer journeys
- Develop new relationships with like-minded professional business people
More about Michael’s CX Masterclass, here.
Best attractions in Lisbon
Tram 28 takes riders on a tourist-friendly route, passing through some of the city’s most notable neighborhoods including Graça, Baixa and Bairro Alto, ald also popular attractions such as St. George’s Castle and Alfama.
Many of Lisbon’s trams, including some used on the Tram 28 route, are the same that were used in World War II, so don’t expect air conditioning, or a smooth trip up and around the area’s hills. But don’t worry, recent travelers said it’s all part of the tram’s charm.
Torre de Belém (Belém Tower)
Built in 1515 as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon’s harbor, the Belem Tower was the starting point for many of the voyages of discovery, and for the sailors it was the last sight of their homeland.
It is a monument to Portugal’s Age of Discovery, often serving as a symbol of the country, and UNESCO has listed it as a World Heritage monument.
Miradouro de Santa Catarina
Behind Camões Square, Rua do Loreto separates Bairro Alto from the neighborhood of Santa Catarina. This area of endearing streets with pastel-painted houses has a few restaurants and bars but is mostly known for its garden with a terrace offering river views. Facing the terrace, the river, and 25 de Abril Bridge is a stone figure of Adamastor, a mythical sea monster from the epic poem “The Lusiads.”
Monastery of St Jerome
The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, also known as the Monastery of St. Jerome or the Jerónimos Monastery, is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Lisbon’s Belém district. Exemplifying Portugal’s Manueline style – a highly ornate style of architecture named after the king of the time (Manuel I) – the monastery was built during the Age of Discoveries to honor explorer Vasco Da Gama, as he and his crew spent their last night in Portugal at the site before embarking on their famous journey to India in 1498.
Considered the best aquarium in the world by Tripadvisor, in 2015, Oceanário de Lisboa creates emotions through the oceans and its 8,000 marine creatures. Among these, rays, coral reefs, sharks and sea otters. Touring through the permanent exhibition is an exalting experience for the senses. A big central aquarium, with five million litres of saltwater, symbolizes the Global Ocean.
Although covering 10 acres, this enchanting botanical garden in the Principe Real district is almost invisible from the surrounding streets.
Laid out between 1858 and 1873, it was once considered the best botanical garden in Southern Europe.
Today, although showing some clear signs of neglect, it still has one of the largest collections of subtropical vegetation in Europe.