When: Wed 20th Oct - 6 PM

Where: LMA, Metquarter, 35 Whitechapel, Liverpool L1 6DA

Combined in-person and online hybrid event.

There’s much more Porto than port wine. So much more, in fact, that it is fast becoming one of Europes key tourist destinations, with visitors flocking to Portugals second city to bask in its stunning architecture and great parks, to eat famously good seafood and tap into its vibrant cultural scene. The historic is also a World Heritage Site – remember those?

But with an ever increasing influx of tourists, how does a city remain viable for those that live there and can a place have more visitors and protect the things it cherishes?

What can we learn about sustainable tourism from Porto, Portgual?

In this, this second seminar in a three-part series, we hear from Ricardo Valente, Porto’s Councillor for Economy, Tourism and Commerce, about Porto’s commitment to sustainability in their tourism offer. Ricardo’s contribution will be followed by responses from a panel of Liverpool City Region based experts, and audience Q&A.

Any donation you can make to offset our costs would be very much appreciated.

Notes for attendees

1. Please arrive no earlier than 5:45 PM. LMA is a working college, and students will be leaving the premises at the end of the day, so we’ll only be opening the doors once the crowds have passed at 5:45 PM. There will be plenty of time for you to find a seat before the seminar starts at 6 PM.

2. We’ll attempt to space out the seating, to maintain some distance between you and other guests, but this is not a socially distanced event. Online tickets are available for those who’d rather join from home, and online attendees will still be able to contribute to the Q&A at the end of the event.

3. In the run-up to the event, if you are told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or you develop COVID-19 symptoms, you should not attend the in-person event. Contact us and we’ll refund your ticket, and send you details for joining as an online attendee.

4. Due to COVID restrictions we won’t be offering our usual tea and coffee, but there’ll be a cold drink and a locally made snack on your chair.

5. After the seminar ends at 7:30 PM, you are welcome to join the speakers and the Engage team at the GPO, the new indoor food market just a few doors away.

6. We thank you in advance for buying a ticket or donating as much as you feel able. Engage Liverpool has no source of income other than appealing for sponsorship, and donations and ticket sales for our events. Your support through events like these really help us keep going year after year.