Centro Cultural de Belém: where meetings and culture come together
Designed by architects Vitorio Gregotti and Manuel Salgado, next to the Jeronimos Monastery and Belém Tower, two icons of the Portuguese capital, the CCB area has a remarkable diversity of spaces. Rooms, foyers and auditoriums that can be transformed to meet the requirements of each event
What makes CCB's services different regarding meetings and congresses?
Our personalized service, because each event is accompanied from the start by an event manager. It is the event manager who establishes the link between the client and all the necessary services, whether they are provided by CCB or our partners.
How can the organizers benefit from the cultural context surrounding the daily CCB activities?
The intense and diverse CCB cultural programming includes concerts, performances, workshops and exhibitions, and often intersects with the work of our customers. If organizers wish backstage or rehearsal visits, they can be arranged, but we may also include a show or a concert in the event program, especially designed for the customer. This is surely one of the greatest benefits of CCB.
Can you name some of the most important international events that you have hosted?
In these 21 years of activity, we were pleased to receive various types of international events, such as the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Summit, the world premiere of the Alfa Romeo 157, the Laureus World Sports Award or the Lisbon departure of the Dakar Rally. We regularly rely on the presence of International Congresses in various areas and highlight the most recent, the IX Iberoamerican Congress of Psychology and 2nd Congress of the Portuguese Psychologists, with over 2500 participants.
How do you manage the provision of other services to the organizers, like audiovisuals and catering?
We provide those services. Our rooms are equipped to enable an easy and efficient use of various equipment of sound, image and light. Incidentally, we have recently replaced some of the video projectors. In catering, CCB offers coffee break, lunch, Port of honour, cocktail, dinner and supper services, which are provided based on previously prepared menus, customized according to the client's request and appropriate to the specificity of each event. We offer other services, non-exclusive, ranging from the decor to the hostesses, translators and interpreters, etc., enabling the customer, if he wishes it, a turnkey event.
CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELÉM
Praça do Império
Phone: +351 213 612 697