Porto, Portugal


Meeting Venue

Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto (Alfandega Congress Center)

Please visit the Venue page for more information.



The official language of the AEPC 2024 Annual Meeting is English. No translations will be available during the meeting sessions.


Time Zone

During the month of May, Portugal observes Western European Summer Time (WEST), which is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).



Porto has a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The average daily high in May is 20°C, while average daily lows can reach 12°C.



The dress code for the AEPC 2024 Annual Meeting is business formal or business casual for all occasions unless stated otherwise.


Currency & Exchange

The Euro is the currency of Portugal. 1 euro equals 100 cents, with the denominations 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 & 50 cents as well as 1 & 2 euro being available as coins. Euro notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euro.

Exchanging Money: Most banks offer a foreign exchange facility and generally offer the best exchange rates.

Credit & Debit Cards: Credit cards Visa and MasterCard are more widely accepted in Porto than Amex or Diners Club, which may not be accepted in smaller establishments.



The standard voltage in Portugal is 230V. The power sockets are mostly Types C and F:


Liability & Insurance

The Meeting Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or for loss of or damage to the private property of participants. Upon registration, participants agree that neither the AEPC Council, the Organising Committee nor the Meeting Secretariat assumes any liabilities.

Participants are advised to arrange their personal travel and health insurance for their trip.


Safety & Security

Bags and/or suitcases must not be left unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the meeting venue and session halls. As all hotels do, we strongly recommend that our participants use the safety deposit boxes for their valuables.

As with the rest of Portugal, please call the emergency numbers below in case of an emergency:

Police: 112

Emergency: 112

Fire Services: 112

Tourist Police: +351 213 421 623

Airport Security Police Station - Public Security Police (PSP): +351 218 444 530

Poison Information Center (CIAV): +351 800 250 250




Office: Kenes M+


Registration, Accommodation & Travel Inquiries

Ms Neyir Utugen, Registration & Accommodation Manager



Scientific Inquiries

Mr Emre Kose, Scientific Programme Coordinator



Sponsorship & Exhibition Inquiries

Mr Muzaffer Komek, Industry Liaison & Sales Manager



Marketing & Cross-Promotion Inquiries

Ms Gizem Unsalan, Senior Marketing Coordinator



General Inquiries

Ms. Lara Volkan, Project Manager