Lively Lisbon incentives
Our World | On 07, Dec 2011
On a recent inspection trip to the city, we went in search of dinner venues for our client that needed to reflect the profile of the participants, as well as having a Portuguese flavour. After a number of viewings, on-site discussions and recommendations from our Lisbon DMC, the idea of combining dinner with an activity began to surface, given that the group profile was young and contemporary. Each dinner also needed to be distinctive, and reflect the ‘cooler’ side of Lisbon.
The first event took the format of a sailing regatta during the afternoon, which culminated with beach activities around football and volleyball and a party with dinner at the Praia Cafe – very interactive and requiring team effort. The beach was transformed into a ‘club area’ with loungers and sofas.
For the second evening we took a more glamorous approach, using the popular and trendy Kais restaurant down on the river. The evening had a strong circus theme, with jugglers and contortionists, which provided entertainment throughout dinner as the entertainers could mingle with the diners rather than perform from a static location. Then the group moved to the Kais nightclub next door to spend the evening with Lisbon’s party animals.
The response was extremely positive. The events really captured the imagination and preferences of the audience, showing them the modern side of this surprising city, which never ceases to impress with its versatility. The results were perfect. The restaurants were exactly what we wanted, the staff were fantastic and very proactive, and last minute changes to some arrangements and timings made on-site were easily accommodated by the venues.
Overall I can’t praise Lisbon enough; it’s a vibrant and fashionable city. With good access and some great hotels such as the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz. The local people are helpful and professional and helped us deliver a great incentive event. Lisbon can honestly satisfy the needs of a young and trendy group that are looking for excitement and a thrill.
Pia Zeyss, Events Team