Academic Sessions
Please note that although we have a provision for the academic sessions below, the Academic Agenda will remain fluid until the final agenda is provided to you at the Welcome Drinks. Academic sessions will be held on board in the conference room.

The Attendee App
We have introduced a conference Attendee App, which is where the most up to date information for the Social Agenda and Academic Program will be noted. The Attendee App will be released in the week leading up to the conference. All details below are subject to change. 

Day 1: Monday 16 September | Pre-Cruise Welcome Drinks & Dinner


19.30 to 20.00 - Welcome Drinks

Delegates will meet at the restaurant by 19:15,

Meet and greet your fellow delegates for Welcome Drinks a day prior to embarkation in Lisbon.
Cost: Complimentary
Venue: Casa do Leão , St. George’s Castle, 1100-129, Lisbon, Portugal

20.15 to 22.00 - Welcome Dinner

Delegates not attending the welcome drinks will need to meet at the restaurant by 20:00

Following the welcome drinks, enjoy a 3 course dinner whilst you enjoy the view
Cost: $95.00 AUD per person
Venue: Casa do Leão , St. George’s Castle, 1100-129, Lisbon, Portugal

Inclusions: Pre-selected 3-course dinner, wine, tea, coffee, water (please indicate any dietary requirements at the time of booking)

Day 2: Tuesday 17 September | Embarkation, Welcome Drinks & Dinner onboard

Transfer - 13:00 - 14:00

Please meet in the lobby of the Bairro Alto Hotel at 12:30 for a prompt departure at 13:00.

Venue:  Praça Luís de Camões 2, 1200-243 Lisboa, Portugal

Important Information:

·         All guests must have passenger ticket, passport and health questionnaire available (health questionnaire can be filled out on the coach from the cruise ship)

·         Guests enter through security with carry-on luggage

·         Customs and Immigration officers standing by and may ask guests questions at their discretion.

·         Guests proceed to Silversea check in desk at terminal

·         Guests receive ship security card/room key

·         Card is swiped at the gangway

·         Guests proceed to reception on ship to check in and take securing picture (this is where passports are taken)

·         Champagne, water and orange juice available at embarkation

·         Guests can provide a credit card at this time or come back at another time if they wish to make incidental purchases

·         Butlers on standby to escort guests to their suites


Welcome Drinks and Dinner on board the Silver Whisper

Enjoy your first night aboard the Silver Whisper with a lavish cocktail party in the Observation Lounge, followed by an exquisite dinner in La Terrazza restaurant with your fellow delegates.

Welcome Drinks
19:00 - 19:45
Observation Lounge, Silver Whisper

Welcome Dinner
Time: 20:00 - LATE
Location: La Terrazza, Silver Whisper

These events are inclusive in your cruise package.

Day 3 - 10 | Sailing from Lisbon to London

Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Day 11: Thursday 26 September | Disembark the Silver Whisper in London, UK

Book your activities

To book any of the above activities, please complete the Activity Registration Form that was emailed to you previously with the Social Agenda Release email. Please complete one form per delegate. If your accompanying person is also attending the conference as a delegate please ask them to complete the form that was emailed to their email address.

Please note that activities are non-refundable as we must adhere to the suppliers terms and conditions. Please ensure that you have adequate Travel Insurance - if you don't have this, then you can contact CPE Travel to purchase a policy. You can contact CPE Travel on 07 3135 9360 or email [email protected]