The Algarve Congress Centre: a leading venue for meetings and events
The Algarve Congress Centre in the charming local town of Vilamoura, Portugal, is a large and modern facility playing host to a wide range of different events with a truly stunning Mediterranean backdrop
The Algarve Congress Centre, situated in the glamorous Marina de Vilamoura is often described in glowing terms as versatile, functional and multifaceted, but with its dedicated staff it is actually far more than this. Adjacent to the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Resort and with its own entrance though the marina, this space is available to serve the entire region and allowed us to reach a distinctive level in Europe’s MICE segment.
“From corporate gatherings, expositions, product launches and large congresses, the centre can play host to a wide variety of events, having the flexibility to adjust according to the number of participants, and always guaranteeing the comfort and safety of the guests in any scenario. The centre can host events for between 50 and 3,000 people across 22 multifunctional meeting rooms. Separate floors and entrances can be allocated for different occasions, creating a feeling of exclusivity,” writes Carina Ferreira, Director of Sales at Algarve Congress Centre.
Known for its warm weather and for receiving more than 300 days of sunshine each year, the Algarve is a gorgeous destination in the south of Europe. The region is an incredible place to unwind while taking in the picturesque golden beaches and stunning rock formations.
Heart healthy food
Food is another highlight in Portugal’s southernmost region: The Algarve, which borders the Atlantic Ocean on two sides, serves some of the best and freshest fish and seafood in the country, as well as fresh vegetables, cured meats, wines and desserts. And as an added benefit, the basis of the region’s cuisine stems from the Mediterranean diet, which is renowned for being one of the healthiest in the world. The Med is home to two of the four identified Blue Zones, known for healthy eating, a sense of community, active lifestyles and longevity.
Cuisine aside, there’s a great deal to discover in this charming corner of Europe, from museums to music concerts. Nature lovers can choose from an array of scenic walking trails, birdwatching tours and sea cave expeditions.
A host of activities
There are also sports activities to suit any visitor, from car racing on the Algarve International Circuit to playing the back nine on the internationally recognised golf courses.
In terms of exclusive events, the Algarve Congress Centre, which is strategically located between the local marina, the beach and the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura hotel, has already hosted a number of prestigious corporate, international association meetings and cultural events. The proven and varied experience of the staff means that these are always captivating, fun and immersive experiences.
From intimate outdoor cocktail parties to national congresses and international meetings for thousands, the flexibility of the Algarve Congress Centre means it can host events in almost any format. The venue’s 180-degree glass-walled meeting rooms, together with large open air terraces and breathtaking views from the rooftop, provide a stunning vista of the ocean and the marina, helping guests to make the most of the local surroundings.
When planning large-scale events for numerous guests, providing entertainment and things to do is one of the most important tasks for organisers. Fortunately, programmes taking place at the Algarve Congress Centre can be enriched by our additional venues, such as Lakeside, an indoor venue where guests can enjoy dinner by the lake, or Purobeach Vilamoura Beachfront, a beachside restaurant that serves as an oasis of relaxation with a modern feel, creating an atmosphere where the most exclusive of celebrations can be held. There is also Purobeach Vilamoura Poolside, where a cocktail by the pool can create the perfect ambience for a moment of escapism. Guests at the five-star Tivoli Marina Vilamoura can also delight in a range of restaurants and bars, or they can take some time to revivify at the indoor pool and Tivoli Shape training rooms.
The fact that the conference venue is adjoined by the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, as well as having nearby Faro airport and several other 4 and 5 star hotels, is one of its biggest highlights. The centre’s prominent and convenient location helps to reduce the logistical stress of travelling for business. In fact, we feel certain that no other venue in the region has the same degree of flexibility as the Algarve Congress Centre.
The Algarve Congress Centre remains an ideal (and idyllic) locale not just for corporate meet ups, but for events of all kinds and with a continue reputation for excellence, it looks certain to remain a leading venue for years to come.