FAQs

Common questions about how are events are managed and what you can expect.

A:This event is an exclusive event by invitation only. The official invitation will be sent on 24th September 2018. Please check your email and RSVP. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. contact us.

A: We are expecting up to 300 participants representing 80+ international organizations.

A: The Roundtable 2018 is taking place in the PT Meeting Center, which is located in Parque das Nações, a modern and luxurious neighborhood on the eastern side of the city of Lisbon, Portugal.

Official website: https://lisbonvenues.pt/en/

Address: Rua do Bojador, Parque das Nações (38.7697441; -9.09485579)

A: This information will be posted in October on the following page:  Agenda.

A: This information will be posted shortly. It will be available at the following page:  Clinics.

A: The CDR offers various opportunities to be involved. As a participant, you will have valuable time attending the clinics, talking and sharing with your fellow HR professionals. You can also participate by offering a clinic, volunteering or entering the competition for awards.

Clinic Presentations: We are currently accepting offers for clinic sessions. A clinic is a breakout session that typically lasts for 1 to 1.5 hours. If you would like to host a clinic, please send a title and synopsis (less than 200 words) to Jan Weidmann at weidmann@unfpa.org, (Final deadline for submission to be determined)

Volunteers: Students and young professionals located in or near Lisbon are welcome to participate through volunteering during the conference. Please contact us for more information.

Innovation Awards: You can share your ideas and achievements within the realm of recruitment and talent development and be recognized by HR leaders in international organizations. It will help us further evolve best practices and achieve more for our organizations by working together. For more information, please see Awards.

A:The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host the 15th International Organizations Career Development Roundtable’s Career Fair with the support of UNFPA. It is the largest representation of international organizations to inform interested candidates about the opportunities, requirements and access paths to the multilateral sector.

The Careers Fair will take place at the Printworks in PT Meeting Center – https://lisbonvenues.pt/localizacao-3/.

A:We expect all participants, speakers and organizers to dress in formal or business casual attire. We recommend wearing comfortable footwear, as you will be standing a lot and walking from one room to another.

A: If you are traveling from another EU Member State, you do not need a visa. A list of countries that require a visa to enter Portugal can be found here: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/visa-required-countries.

If you are unsure as to whether you require a visa, please do not hesitate to contact us.

A:The airport has its own Metro station, aerobus, taxis and other companies that provide private transportation.

Taxi: There are always taxis outside the airport. Depending on where your hotel is located, it will take between 15 and 30 minutes to get there from the airport. The average cost for a taxi ride from the airport to the city center is 15€, which also will vary depending on the specific location of you hotel. The CDR will take place in Parque das Nações which is closer to the airport than the city center is, therefore if you hotel is nearby, it will be cheaper (around 10€). You can also use similar services provided by other companies. http://www.lisbon-airport.com/taxi.html

Metro:  You can take the Metro to go to your hotel, the Aeroporto (Airport) Metro station in the red line and it is only three stops away from Oriente (CDR event Metro Station), therefore if your hotel is nearby the event venue, this might be the most viable option. If, otherwise, you hotel is in the city center, it will take around 45 minutes to get there if you take the Metro. The ticket will cost you 1,45€ + 0,5€ for the reusable Viva Viagem card. https://www.metrolisboa.pt/en/

Aerobus: There are two Aerobus lines that make the connection between the airport and the city center, stopping by the main hotels and locations. You can take the Aerobus from 7h30am to 11pm and it will cost you 4€ if you buy the ticket on the bus and 3,6€ if you buy it online. https://www.aerobus.pt/en-GB/Home-2.aspx

More information can be found on our Lisbon Transportation page.

A:Since Lisbon is a relatively small city it is very easy to walk on foot around the city center; however, Parque das Nações is located on the East Side and it’s far away from the city center. In order to travel all around the city you can take the Metro, buses, the train or taxi.

More information can be found on our Lisbon Transportation page.

Q: Should I buy a specific transport ticket in Lisbon?

A: We recommend you to buy the Viva Viagem ticket card, it costs 0,5€ and you can charge it with bus, train and Metro trips. You can also charge it with the “zapping mode”, which allows you to charge it with money and use it for differently-priced trips.

For more information: https://www.metrolisboa.pt/comprar/cartao-viva-viagem/

A:If you are planning on staying in one of the nearby hotels you might walk about 5 minutes. If, otherwise, you prefer staying at the city center, it will take you between 15 to 30 minutes by taxi or Metro.

A:Portugal has a Mediterranean temperate climate which means that the winters are not as rigorous as in the most places in Europe, even so it can be cold and rainy, and therefore you should warm coats and umbrellas. The average temperature range in December is between 9-15° C. The average precipitation is 104mm, the second rainiest month.

A: Being Lisbon the capital city of Lisbon and an attractive tourism destination, there are a lot of activities and places to visit. Please see VisitLisboa for some suggestions to help make the most of your visit.

A: If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team will work on getting back to you as soon as possible.

 

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