Portofino Social Agenda

Past Europe Asia Conference 

25 June - 2 July 2018


Arrival Coach Transfer 

For those delegates travelling from Milan to Santa Margherita on Monday 25 June, we have arranged for a luxury 54 seater coach with ample space to start your journey off in comfort and style. Details are as follows: 

Date: Monday 25 June
Pick up: Rosa Grand Milan - Starhotels Collection, Piazza Fontana, 3, 20122 Milano MI, Italy.
Drop off: Hotel Continental, Via Pagana, 8, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure GE, Italy.

Seats are subject to availability and will be on a first come first served basis. 

Academic Sessions

Please note that although we have provisional dates for the academic sessions below, the academic agenda will remain fluid until the final agenda is provided to you at the Welcome Drinks.

Day 1: Monday 25 June | Welcome Drinks & Dinner

Welcome dinner and drinks on conference in Portofino 2018 with CPE Conferences

Welcome Drinks

Join your fellow delegates for a welcome drink to kick off the exciting conference week ahead.
Venue: Hotel Continental
Inclusions: As this is a complimentary event, your drinks are included.

Welcome Dinner  

Following the welcome drinks, enjoy a traditional Italian dinner with your fellow delegates at one of the very few restaurants in Santa Margherita located right on the water. 
Venue: Ristorante La Darsena (5 minute walk from the Hotel Continental) 
Inclusions: Dinner includes 6 antipasto dishes, 1 pasta dish, 2 secondi dishes and dessert. House wine, water and coffee also included. 

Day 2: Tuesday 26 June | Academic

Academic Sessions

Venue: The conference room of the Hotel Continental

Day 3: Wednesday 27 June | Social & Academic

Guided Snorkeling and Kayaking Tour
10:00am - Meet in the foyer of the Hotel Continental

This 2.5hour tour will take you around Portofino's protected marine area, on one of the most beautiful coasts in the world. The kayak tour will allow you to visit some beautiful attractions such as Paraggi's ecosystem, Portofino's lighthouse and village, and the 18th century Church of San Giorgio. The snorkeling tour allows you to dive inside the bay of Paraggi which is famous for its Posidonia Meadow, and will also take you to the Park's safeguard - very rich in flora and fish fauna. At the end of the tour, enjoy the stunning view over Paraggi Bay while having an aperitivo of focaccia tasting and local organic wine.

Location: Niasca Beach, Portofino
Inclusions: Both snorkeling and kayaking tours, and lunch.
Note: Due to high demand this tour will also be running on Friday 29 June. You will be able to choose which day you would like to do this tour when you complete your activity registration form, however please note that the dates will be on a first come, first served basis.

3:30pm to 7:45pm - Academic Session

Venue: The conference room of the Hotel Continental

Day 4: Thursday 28 June | Social

Charter Boat Tour around Cinque Terre
9:00am - Meet in the foyer of the Hotel Continental

A day trip on a privately chartered boat around Cinque Terre, the most famous and characteristic Italian coastal resort. Also included is lunch at a restaurant in the town of Monterosso, overlooking the gorgeous Ligurian Sea.

Location: Cinque Terre, Italy
Inclusions: Return private boat charter from Santa Margherita pier, trains and boat transfers between selected villages and a degustation lunch in Monterosso with wine, water and coffee. Due to the unique nature of this private tour, certain aspects may not be confirmed until closer to your departure date.

Day 5: Friday 29 June | Academic

Academic Sessions

Venue: The conference room of the Hotel Continental

Day 6: Saturday 30 June | Networking Day

No social activities or academic sessions have been scheduled for today.

Day 7: Sunday 1 July | Academic

Academic Sessions

Venue: The conference room of the Hotel Continental

Day 8: Monday 2 July | Departure Day

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 the activities within the social agenda are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel, please let a member of the CPE Conference Team know and we will do our best to accommodate this request.

If you have any issues with booking these activities please contact our conference team at [email protected]