Location: Cascais Portugal
Global Health Forum is taking place Cascais, Portugal. Cascais is situated just 30 kilometers west of Lisbon, Cascais is known for its stunning beaches, charming historic center, and vibrant cultural scene and is a home for A Smart Health Community.
Venue: Estoril Convention Center
The Estoril Convention Center is a premier venue that embodies elegance and modernity. It provides an ideal backdrop for the Global Health Forum, offering a perfect blend of sophistication and functionality to enhance the experience of participants and guests alike. The Estoril Congress Center is the only space certified as a Green Venue in Portugal (EarthCheck Gold Certification) for its commitment to green practices and sustainable business.
How to Get There:
Cascais is easily accessible from Lisbon by various modes of transportation. If you’re arriving by air, Lisbon Portela Airport is the closest international airport, and from there, you can take a direct train or taxi to Cascais. The train journey offers scenic views along the coastline and takes approximately 40 minutes. More information: https://www.visitcascais.com/en/article/how-to-get-to-cascais
How to get to the venue:
Cascais enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, making it an ideal destination year- round. In late September, Cascais experiences a pleasant climate, making it an ideal time to visit this coastal gem. As summer transitions into autumn, the weather in Cascais remains warm and inviting, offering comfortable temperatures for its visitors.
Things to Do:
Whether you extend your trip before or after the forum, we hope you make time to have an adventure while in Cascais. take some time to explore the town’s historic center, lined with charming cobblestone streets and traditional Portuguese architecture. Don’t miss a visit to the stunning Cascais Marina, where you can admire luxurious yachts and enjoy delicious seafood at waterfront restaurants. For nature enthusiasts, Cascais offers beautiful beaches for relaxation and water sports, as well as nearby natural parks and coastal trails for hiking
Indulge in Portugal’s delectable cuisine during your stay in Cascais. Sample fresh seafood dishes, including the famous Bacalhau (cod), and savor local wines and pastries.
Cascais offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every preference and budget. From luxury beachfront hotels to cozy boutique guesthouses, you’ll find the perfect place to stay during your visit.
We understand the importance of a comfortable and convenient stay during your participation in the GLOBAL HEALTH FORUM. To ensure a seamless experience, we have partnered with the Hotel Eden Estoril .
This hotel is pleased to offer a special rate for Global Health Forum Participants.
Should you decide to stay at Hotel Eden Estoril, kindly reach out to them directly by email [email protected] and mention your attendance at the Global Health Forum. Their dedicated team will be delighted to assist you with your reservation and ensure your stay is comfortable and convenient.
Registration Process and Badge Collection
After successfully registering with your invitation code, you will receive a confirmation email.
Several days before the conference you will receive an email with your personal badge which you can print at home and bring to the venue. This will help you to avoid the queues at the registration.
On the day of the event, please bring a valid identification document (such as ID or driver’s license) with you.
If you don´t print your badge at home:
Upon arrival at the event venue, head to the registration desk located in front of the entrance. The registration desk team will assist you in collecting your event badge.
Present your confirmation email and your identification to the registration host and they will provide you with your event badge.
Registration Desk and Operation Hours:
Date: 29th September 2023 and 30th September 2023
Operation Hours: From 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM on both days
Sessions are scheduled to start at 9:00 AM each day.
Early Arrival Recommended:
In light of the tremendous response and the maximum number of registrations, we kindly recommend arriving at the venue as early as possible to avoid any potential morning queues.
Our comprehensive event program has been thoughtfully curated to provide you with a diverse and enriching experience. The agenda is available on our website under the “Program” section. This program is divided into two main parts:
1. Main Stage Program:
Our main stage program covers eight thought-provoking topics that delve into the most pressing issues shaping the future of healthcare. These topics include:
- Artificial Intelligence Beyond Limits
- Rethinking the Innovation Pathway
- Global Health & Climate Transition
- Digital Health Trends & Tendencies
- Innovation Towards a Better Life
- Global Health and Global Policies
- Universal Coverage: Myth or Reality
- Health Policies: Need for a New Generation of Ideas
2. Parallel Sessions:
We also offer parallel sessions that delve into a myriad of subjects. These sessions are being updated daily and promise even more intriguing topics. With four simultaneous parallel sessions available during each time slot, you’ll have ample options to explore.
Each parallel session can accommodate up to 50 attendees, and these sessions operate on a first-come, first-served basis. So, arrive early to secure your seat and engage in thought-provoking discussions.
Please feel free to explore our website for detailed information about each session, including timings, speakers, and session descriptions. We invite you to make the most of this diverse program, enrich your knowledge, and engage in meaningful conversations.
Should you have any further questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to ensure your Global Health Forum experience is exceptional.
At the Global Health Forum, we value the power of connections and conversations. We’ve designed our event to offer you ample networking opportunities to foster meaningful interactions. Here’s how you can make the most of these moments:
- Coffee Breaks and Lunch:
Our scheduled coffee breaks and lunch sessions are more than just meal times – they’re excellent chances to connect. Grab a cup of coffee, enjoy a meal, and strike up conversations with fellow attendees. These informal settings often lead to valuable exchanges of ideas and collaborations.
- Arrive Early:
Arriving early not only allows you to secure a prime seat for sessions but also provides you with an opportunity to connect with other early arrivals. As the event begins, take the time to introduce yourself to those around you. Remember, the first few moments often set the tone for meaningful conversations.
- Use Our Networking Space:
We’ve set up dedicated networking spaces with coffee where you can engage in discussions, share insights, and explore potential collaborations. Look for designated area marked for networking, and feel free to approach others who are open to connecting.
- Engage in Q&A and Discussion Sessions:
During Q&A and discussion segments of the sessions, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts and questions. Engaging in these dialogues not only contributes to the discourse but also provides you with opportunities to connect with speakers and other engaged participants.
- Exchange Contact Information:
When you find yourself in conversations that resonate, don’t forget to exchange contact information. This simple step can lead to further discussions and partnerships beyond the event.
Remember, the Global Health Forum is not just about attending sessions; it’s about building a network of like-minded individuals who are passionate about healthcare and well-being.
So, take every chance to connect, collaborate, and leave a lasting impact.
We’re excited to see the meaningful connections that will be forged during the Global Health Forum. Enjoy the networking experience!
Language of Sessions
The Global Health Forum aims to foster meaningful discussions and knowledge exchange among diverse participants. To ensure inclusivity, sessions will be conducted in both Portuguese and English. Here’s what you need to know:
The majority of sessions will be conducted in Portuguese, reflecting the local context and participants. However, to accommodate our international audience, some sessions will be conducted in English.
Thanks to our partnership with ClusterMedia Labs, translation services will be available to enhance your experience. You can access voice or transcript translation on your smartphone through the Global Health Forum app which will be available for download very soon.
How It Works:
Simply download the Global Health Forum App (soon to be released) from your app store before the event. Once downloaded, you’ll be able to select the language you want to receive translations in. During the sessions, listen to the translation through your headphones or read the transcripts on your smartphone screen.
With translation services, you can fully engage with sessions conducted in both languages. This way, you won’t miss out on valuable insights and discussions.
Please ensure your smartphone is fully charged and has enough storage space to install the app. Also, remember to bring your headphones (in-earrs) for a seamless translation experience.
We believe that language should never be a barrier to learning and sharing knowledge. Our translation services provided by ClusterMedia Labs are here to enhance your experience, enabling you to fully participate in discussions, regardless of the language spoken
GHF2023 APP – How to use
Login: Sign in to the app using the same email address that you used for your GHF registration. Please note that the app will not work with a different email.
Translation Services: audio and transcript translations in both English (EN) and Portuguese (PT) will be available through the app. Please don’t forget to bring your own headphones (in-ears) as they will not be provided at the venue.
You can access the translation services through the app using the dedicated button.
Questions in the Main Hall: during the event you will be able to send the questions to the speakers only through this app. The questions will be delivered to the moderator who will select the most relevant ones.
To ask questions, please follow these steps:
Press the “Agenda” button on the app.
You’ll see a list of all the sessions taking place.
Select the topic which is taking place at the moment:
Select the topic that is currently happening.
Submit your question.
Your questions will be delivered to the session moderator, who will select the most relevant ones for discussion.
If you encounter any issues or have additional inquiries, feel free to reach out to our staff in the venue. We’re here to assist you throughout the event. Enjoy your GHF2023 experience!
At the Venue
Stay connected and powered up throughout the Global Health Forum with our convenient charging stations provided by our partner Vodafone. We understand the importance of keeping your devices ready for networking, note-taking, and staying informed. Here’s what you need to know:
Location: Charging stations will be strategically placed throughout the event venue, ensuring easy access during breaks and free moments.
Types of Chargers: For Portugal there are two associated plug types, C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and type F has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Portugal operates on 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Consideration: Please be considerate of fellow attendees by not monopolizing the charging stations. If your device is fully charged, make space for others who need to charge theirs.
Security: While we strive to provide a safe environment, please keep an eye on your devices while they’re charging.
Adapters: If your device requires a specific adapter, we recommend bringing it with you to ensure compatibility.
Emergency contact numbers for medical assistance: 112
Medical assistance will also be available on site. Don’t hesitate to ask a member of the Global Health Forum team for help.
Lost and Found Instructions
At the Global Health Forum, your comfort and convenience are our top priorities. If you happen to misplace an item during the event, here’s what you need to know about our Lost and Found services:
If you lost something:
Report Lost Items: If you’ve lost an item, please immediately inform our friendly staff at the Information Desk. They will guide you through the process of reporting the lost item.
Provide Details: To help us locate your lost item, provide a detailed description of the item, including its color, size, and any distinctive features. The more information you provide, the easier it will be for us to identify and return your item.
Check at the Information Desk: Our Information Desk will serve as the hub for Lost and Found services. If you’re looking for a lost item, please visit the Information Desk during the event hours to inquire about its recovery.
Identification: To ensure the item is returned to the rightful owner, you might be asked to provide identification or proof of ownership. This step is taken to maintain security and protect your belongings.
Recovery Process: If your lost item is found, we will promptly contact you using the contact information you provide. You can then pick up your item at the designated Lost and Found area at the Information Desk.
Unclaimed Items: Unclaimed items will be held for a specified period after the event. If an item remains unclaimed, we will follow our standard procedures for handling unclaimed property.
We understand that accidents happen, and items can sometimes go missing. Rest assured that we will do our best to assist you in recovering your belongings. Our Lost and Found services are here to make your experience at the Global Health Forum as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
If you found something:
At the Global Health Forum, our community values your honesty and consideration. If you have found an item during the event, here’s what you should do:
Report the Found Item: Please take the found item to the Information Desk immediately. Our staff will assist you in ensuring that the item is properly documented and handled.
Provide Details: When reporting the found item, provide as much information as possible. This includes a description of the item, its location, and any relevant details that could help the owner identify it.
Leave Contact Information: You will be asked to provide your contact information so that we can reach out to you if the owner of the lost item comes forward.
Information Desk Assistance: The Information Desk staff will take the found item from you and store it securely. They will also manage any inquiries from individuals looking for their lost items.
Matching with Lost Items: Our team will compare the details of the found item with reports of lost items. If a match is found, we will connect the rightful owner with the found item.
Return to Owner: Once the owner is identified, we will facilitate the return of the found item to them. This process helps ensure that lost belongings are reunited with their owners.
Appreciation: We appreciate your efforts in helping others by reporting and returning found items. Your actions contribute to the positive and supportive environment at the Global Health Forum.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the event environment organized and supportive. Your attentiveness to lost items is a valuable contribution to our community.
Accessibility Information for Estoril Congress Center
Ensuring that all participants have an inclusive and comfortable experience is a priority at the Global Health Forum. Estoril Congress Center is designed to provide accessibility to all attendees, including those with special needs. Here is important accessibility information:
- Wheelchair Access: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, with ramps and elevators available for easy movement. Accessible restrooms are conveniently located throughout the premises.
- Reserved Parking: Designated accessible parking spaces are available near the entrance for attendees with mobility challenges. Please ensure your proper identification for parking in these spaces.
- Seating Arrangements:
Plenary Hall: The Plenary Hall boasts a seating capacity for 600 attendees. In the unlikely event that the hall reaches full capacity before your arrival, we have arranged for a designated area equipped with screens for your convenience to follow the sessions comfortably.
Parallel Sessions: There will be four parallel sessions held simultaneously, each accommodating up to 60 participants. Seating allocation will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
- WC: Accessible WC are equipped to accommodate individuals with varying mobility needs.
- Parking: Public parking facilities are available at the Estoril Congress Center, spanning levels 0 and -1, providing a total of 160 parking spaces. In addition, you can find extra parking options on the nearby streets surrounding the venue.
If you have specific accessibility requirements or need assistance during the event, please contact our Information Desk located at the venue. We are committed to ensuring a seamless experience for all participants, and your comfort is of utmost importance to us.
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please reach out to our event team in advance or visit the Information Desk on-site. Your participation matters, and we want to ensure that your experience at the Global Health Forum is inclusive and enjoyable.
We are excited to invite you to actively participate in the online discourse surrounding the Global Health Forum 2023. Your voice matters, and by joining the conversation on social media, you can amplify the impact of the event and connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and enthusiasts.
Here’s how you can contribute:
- Use Official Hashtags: Whenever you post about the Global Health Forum on social media platforms such as Instagram, or LinkedIn or Facebook make sure to include our official event hashtags: #GHF2023 and #GlobalHealthForum. This will help your posts become part of the larger discussion and create a vibrant online community.
- Share Insights and Highlights: Share your insights from sessions, key takeaways, and memorable moments. Let your network know what you’ve learned and what has resonated with you during the event.
- Tag Speakers and Attendees: If you mention a speaker or interact with fellow attendees in your posts, consider tagging them. This encourages engagement and provides a platform for meaningful discussions.
- Use Visuals: A picture is worth a thousand words. Share photos and visuals from the event, whether it’s a snapshot of a session, a selfie with a fellow attendee, or a view of the venue. Visual content attracts attention and encourages engagement.
- Encourage Discussions: Pose questions, share interesting facts, or raise thought-provoking topics related to the event. Engaging questions often spark lively conversations.
- Connect with Fellow Delegates: Use the hashtags to find and connect with other participants who share your interests. This is an excellent way to expand your network and engage with like-minded professionals.
By participating in the online conversation, you not only contribute to the event’s impact but also create lasting connections that can extend beyond the forum itself.
We look forward to seeing your posts and engaging with you online. Remember to use #GHF2023 and #GlobalHealthForum in all your relevant posts to be a part of the global conversation.
Let’s make the Global Health Forum 2023 an event to remember both on-site and in the digital realm!
First Aid Point
Please seek the nearest GHF staff member, volunteer, or security member if you require medical assistance.
Call 112 and notify any GHF staff member or venue employee.
Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available on site during the event. More information will be provided at the venue.