15th annual conference of the Association of American Clubs in Lisbon – October 19 – 22, 2017

15th Annual Conference of

Lisbon, Portugal: 19th – 22nd  October 2017

 

 

Dear ACR Members,

Further to our earlier “Save the Date(s)” announcement, we can now confirm details (below) of the actual conference to be held all-day on Friday 20 October with events and activities on the preceding evening and over the weekend – all planned by our hosts: The American Club of Lisbon (“ACL”)  They should delight those of you who have never been to Lisbon, as well as those who have.

Through 2013, these annual meetings were historically only for the Presidents of each Club (there are some 50 throughout the world), where they shared ideas, best practices, and future plans.  But the meetings of 2014 in Paris, 2015 in Geneva and 2016 in Monaco were open to any member of any American Club who wished to attend, and many did!

We will be actively coordinating with the ACL to ensure that a great time is had by all, and that we also spend some enjoyable times with its members. The actual Conference on Friday is informal, thus permitting the sharing of experiences from all the Nationalities who are members from around the world. These interactive discussions have often been illuminating and have helped AAC clubs to better serve their members.

Please note the hotel booking form on the document below, and be sure to process as soon as possible to ensure your accommodations. In addition, I ask that those of you who will be attending kindly inform me (see contacts below).  For your information, Jackie and I will flying to Lisbon on Wednesday 18 October and returning to Nice on Monday the 23rd – both on TAP Portugal airline.

I look forward to being with you in Lisbon this October.

Burton Gintell
Co-President of The American Club of the Riviera
Member of The Association of American Clubs Steering Committee
Tel: 04 93 38 22 24 / Port: 06 20 40 11 28 / e: president@americanclubriviera.com

 

15th Annual Conference of

Lisbon, Portugal: 19th – 22nd October 2017

PROGRAM
Thursday, 19thth October – Arrivals & Welcome to sunny Lisbon
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Attire: Smart casual
Location: Turim Liberdade Hotel
Cost : Complimentary

Welcome reception and cocktails at Turim Avenida Liberdade Hotel
(on the main avenue of Lisbon)

Turim Av Liberdade Hotel
Av da Liberdade, 247
1250-143 Lisboa
Portugal
Tel.: +351 211 589 270
Fax: +351 211 589 279
Email: turimavliberdadehotel@turimhoteis.com
http://www.turim-hotels.com/ho teis/turim-av-liberdade-hotel-

Friday, 20th October – AAC Conference – Hotel Turim Avenida Liberdade
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Attire: Casual
Cost : Complimentary

(The annual conference will take place at the Hotel Turim Avenida da Liberdade, where you will be staying)

The meeting room will be equipped with: screen, beamer, flipchart, lectern, laptop and mineral water.

Morning: Coffee/tea break
Lunch: Buffet
Afternoon: Coffee/tea break

Cocktail reception at the home of Patrick Siegler Lathrop, incoming ACL president, in beautiful Cascais (Qta da Marinha) followed by dinner at an ocean side Seafood restaurant called Furnas do Guincho.

Time: 6:00 p.m. meet at the hotel lobby
Cocktail: 6:45 p.m.
Attire: Casual chic
Cocktail reception at the home of Patrick Siegler Lathrop * Free of Charge
ACL will be responsible for all transfers

Dinner at an ocean side Seafood Restaurant – Furnas do Guincho

 

Dinner: 8:00 p.m.
Attire: Casual chic
Cost around € 45 per person (3 course dinner, including mineral water, wine and coffee)
Location: Estrada do Guincho
2750-642 Cascais, Portugal
http://www.furnasdoguincho.pt/

Saturday, 21st October
Guided tour at the Fronteira Palace. Beautiful gardens and spectacular tile-work.
ACL will provide Transfers
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Attire: Casual
Cost: € 15.00 per person

Fronteira Palace is located northwest of the city in the suburb of Benfica. Built in 1640, it is still one of the most beautiful residences in Lisbon, containing splendid rooms with 17th and 18th century decorative tiles, frescoed panels and oil paintings.

It is most famous for its stunning formal gardens with even more tiles (some of the country’s finest, depicting hunting, battles, and religious scenes), statuary (figures personifying the arts and mythological figures as well as busts of Portuguese kings), and fountains. It is still privately owned, and a guided tour conducts visitors around the rooms and gardens.  http://www.fronteira-alorna.pt

 

Time : 1:00 p.m.
Lunch at Darwin Café in Belém area
Cost: € 40.00 per person
http://www.darwincafe.com

 

AAC Reception & Gala Dinner celebrating the American Club of Lisbon 70th Anniversary with
Guest of Honor H.E. the President of the Republic of Portugal
Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa
Time: 8:00 p.m
Attire: Black tie optional
Cost:  € 90 per person
Location: R. Latino Coelho 1, 1069-025 Lisboa   (00351) 213120000
ACL will provide Transfers
http://www.sheratonlisboa.com
Payment : You can pay by Credit Card (until 3 days before)

 

Sunday, 22nd October
Pena Palace Tour in Sintra and Lunch at Sintra downtown.

Join us for a private tour at the Pena Palace in Sintra
http://www.parquesdesintra.pt/en/parks-and-monuments/park-and-national-palace-of-pena/
Time: 09:30 a.m. meet at the hotel lobby
Attire: Casual
Cost:  €47,50 per person (visit to Pena Palace and Lunch at downtown Sintra)
ACL will provide Transfers

SINTRA Morning
Lunch at downtown Sintra
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Attire: Casual

Return to hotel by 4:00 p.m.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

HOTEL

Turim Av Liberdade Hotel
Av da Liberdade, 247
1250-143 Lisboa
Portugal
Tel.: +351 211 589 270
Fax: +351 211 589 279
Email: turimavliberdadehotel@turimhoteis.com
http://www.turim-hotels.com/ho teis/turim-av-liberdade-hotel-

€ 151/night/single room incl. breakfast, taxes & service
€ 162/night/double room incl. breakfast, taxes & service

Hotel registration form:   CLICK HERE

TRANSPORTATION

By air: Fly to Lisbon * Airport Humberto Delgado.
https://www.aeroportolisboa.pt /en

And then to the Hotel:

Turim Av Liberdade Hotel
Av da Liberdade, 247
1250-143 Lisboa
Portugal (Continental)
Tel.: +351 211 589 270
Fax: +351 211 589 279
Email: turimavliberdadehotel@turimhoteis.com
http://www.turim-hotels.com/ho teis/turim-av-liberdade-hotel-

By Subway: Enter at the Subway Airport station ( Red Line ) and take the Yellow Line ( 2 stations ) till Hotel Avenida da Liberdade  (around 15m) http://www.metrolisboa.pt/eng/

By car: take a Taxi (or Uber / Cabify) (around 15m)

Contact for further information
Executivedirector@americancluboflisbon.com
Anne Taylor
+351 93230 66 00 or +351 934848961

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