Practical Information

How to reach the Global CEO Summit venue

The GCS 2023 official hotel and conference venue is the Pestana Palace Hotel, a 19th century classified "National Monument" 
located in a residential area of Lisbon.
The international airport - Humberto Delgado Airport- is located 12.5 km away. 
Taxis can be found outside of the airport terminal. The journey by taxi should take around 20-25 minutes, depending on traffic. 

Welcome Reception

Meet your peers and spend a relaxed evening networking.

Join us in room Lusitano II at the Old Stables, across the street of the Pestana Palace Hotel on Wednesday 1 February at 19:30. 

UFI Sports Club

Join the early risers for an easy morning run along the Tagus River for some "sight running" or meet our Yoga coach for a relaxing session that will help you improve your balance and focus, and reduce stress.
Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a beginner, this session is designed to challenge and inspire you. So, join us and take your fitness to the next level!

Meeting point: Pestana Palace Hotel lobby on Thursday 2 February at 06:45.

Registration – Badges

Kindly note your event badge will be delivered directly to your hotel room at the Pestana Palace Hotel on Wednesday 1 February.

Badges can also be picked up
at the registration desk of the main conference room Belém from Thursday 2 February at 9:00. 

GCS Dinner


Meeting point: Pestana Palace Hotel lobby on Thursday 2 February at 19:15.
Dress Code: Jacket & Tie, Cocktail Dress

Dress Code

Business Casual

UFI Events App

Download the official mobile app to get the most up-to-date information on the Global CEO Summit 2023.
Easily access the programme, speakers line up, social gatherings, practical information and more!
Network with your colleagues and peers attending the event.

Once you downloaded the event app, follow these steps:

1. Enter your email address, the one you used to register for the event
2. You will then receive a code by email
3. Submit it in the dedicated box
4. Select the Global CEO Summit on the provided list of events
5. ENJOY!

Your safety is our priority

The Global CEO Summit 2023 will take place in accordance with all the health & safety guidelines set out by the local authorities.

As of 1 July 2022, passengers entering national territory (including Azores and Madeira) are no longer required to present proof of a test with a negative result for COVID-19 or to present a COVID-EU digital certificate or vaccination or recovery certificate issued by third countries, with the exception of passengers arriving on flights from China, which from 7 January 2023, who will be subject to random, but mandatory, testing on arrival in Portugal.
More information here.