exp.at’ 19 conference will take place in the Rectory Building of the University of Madeira, in the center of Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal.
The island of Madeira is located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 520km (320 miles) from the African coast and 1000km (620 miles) from the European continent.

How to get here?

A flight to Madeira takes about 1h30 from mainland Portugal and just over 3h from the main European airports. Many airline companies, including ‘low cost’ companies, fly regularly to Madeira.
Madeira Airport is located in Santa Cruz, 16km (10 miles) from the city of Funchal. It takes approximately 20 minutes to get to Funchal by car.

How to get from the airport to city center?

Taxi: The airport taxi stand is located outside the arrivals area of Madeira Airport, level 0. It is an economical option if you are traveling in a group.
Bus: The company responsible for bus transportation from the airport is SAM. After you leave the arrivals area, follow the main road and keep on the right hand side. After approximately 100 meters you will find a bus stop. The ticket to Funchal is payable on board.
Aerobus: The Aerobus is a frequent express bus service between the airport and Funchal. Prices: €5 (one-way ticket); €7,50 (roundtrip). TAP Portugal passengers can travel free upon presentation of their boarding card.
For more information, please check the Madeira Airport website.

June 11, 2019 (Pre-Conference Day)
Dinner (local to be defined)
(Included in the Special Conference Registration Fee #1)

June 12, 2019 (1st Conference Day)
Welcome reception at Quinta Vigia (Funchal)
(Included in the Basic and Special Conference Registration Fee #1)

June 13, 2019 (2nd Conference Day)
Cultural event (to be defined)
(Included in the Basic and Special Conference Registration Fee #1)

June 14, 2019 (3rd Conference Day)
Gala Dinner.
(Included in the Basic and Special Conference Registration Fee #1)

June 15, 2019 (Post-Conference Day)
9am - 5pm: Trip to different places on Madeira Island with lunch.
(Additional Conference Fee)
10pm: Musical Firework Show of the Atlantic Festival (Funchal)

You can travel to Funchal (Madeira Island) by plane.
Madeira (Cristiano Ronaldo) International Airport is served by different airlines. There are daily direct flights from Lisbon, Porto and from several European cities.
The distance between the Madeira International Airport and the city of Funchal is about 16 km. The city can be accessed by taxi or by bus.
Taxi: The airport taxi stand is located outside the arrivals area of Madeira Airport, level 0. It is an economical option if you are traveling in a group.
Bus: The company responsible for bus transportation from the airport is SAM. After you leave the arrivals area, follow the main road and keep on the right hand side. After approximately 100 meters you will find a bus stop. The ticket to Funchal is payable on board.
Aerobus: The Aerobus is a frequent express bus service between the airport and Funchal. Prices: €5 (one-way ticket); €7.50 (roundtrip). TAP Portugal passengers can travel free upon presentation of their boarding card.

Funchal has a wide choice of accommodation suitable for every budget, from 5-star hotels to hostels.
The organization of exp.at’19 has provided the following hotels in the city centre that offer special prices for participants:
- Hotel Orquídea (3*)
- Hotel do Carmo (3*)
- Castanheiro Boutique Hotel (4*)
The special prices are only available if booking is made through this HOTEL RESERVATION FORM (for more information, please contact the InterTours Travel Agency - groups@intertours.com.pt).