Porto, Portugal

OceanX 2nd Annual General Meeting

18-21 November 2020

The Venue

The town that gave the country (and port wine) its very name, Porto is Portugal’s second-largest metropolis after Lisbon. Sometimes called Oporto, it’s an age-old city that has one foot firmly in the industrial present. The old town, centred at Ribeira, was built on the hills overlooking the Douro River, and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 14th-century São Francisco church is the main attraction, as are the local port wine cellars. There are thousands of charms and corners that are worth discovering in Porto.

The history, heritage, gastronomy and landscape are just a few reasons to embark on a memorable business trip. Apart from that, Porto has also leisure, fun and nightlife. It offers not only the opportunity of direct contact with the perfect combination of tradition and modernity but also the opportunity to enjoy that harmony by engaging in a series of very interesting activities. You can expect to be charmed by the monuments, the modern award-winning and internationally renowned architectural masterpieces, and indulge in excellent food, overlooking the ocean, the fabulous river between the hills, while at the same time enjoy the best Port, Douro and Minho wines.

Its the perfect scene to bring together our amazing family of members and some exciting guests.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in November!


Located in the city of Porto, 3 km from the centre of one of Portugal’s most vibrant regions, the Palácio do Freixo, classified in 1910 as a National Monument, is a unique example of Baroque architecture, with about 10 thousand m2 of gardens and green spaces offering breathtaking views of the River Douro.

The setting of an excellent Urban Resort, it is a member of the exclusive consortium The Leading Hotels of the World and provides you with an unparalleled experience that marries traditional values with contemporary comfort.

The Pestana Palácio do Freixo is characterised by its sumptuous eighteenth century architecture. It was built by Nicolau Nasoni, one of the most important architects that helped Porto become a World Heritage Site.

Reserve your room at:

Pestana Palácio do Freixo, Porto

For assistance please contact
Haze Zhang haze@oceanx.network


Airport transfer

Ride from airport to hotel takes 45’.

When it comes to airport transfer, the most reliable is St. Regis Concierge:

Round trip is $4180PESOS / USD240/vehicle (6 persons/SUV)
Airport pick up: $2350pesos / USD 118/vehicle
Airport drop off: $1830 pesos / USD 78/vehicle

The difference between pick up and drop off is due an airport fee the must be paid for each pick up once the driver arrives to the airport.
For car bookings : concierge.puntamita@stregis.com

For bookings it will be very necessary to provide following information:
Name, airline, flight number, arrival date and time, name of passengers in order to confirm your reservation.

It is not recommended to take a taxi from the street as they will have different rates and may be more expensive.

All payments must be made directly to the driver with credit card or cash (USD or pesos).


Please note that upon completing customs you will be passing through a sliding crystal door where you will observe time-share counters on both sides. We do not recommend that you stop in this area. One should continue walking through to the next sliding door you will see Flap’s restaurant, after passing the restaurant you should keep walking through the second glass door which will lead you to the outside area, lastly you will go to your left where you will see the driver waiting with a “The St. Regis Punta Mita” sign board.

At the airport guest will be able to find a regular taxi. As soon as you arrive to the Puerto Vallarta airport your will go directly to pick up your luggage. You will pass the next sliding door where you will find some Taxi Stands from different companies. This stands are inside of the airport, not outside. The cost will be approximately $1400 pesos /70USD in car or $2,000 pesos/100USD in SUV.

Conference venue

Pestana Palácio do Freixo, Porto

Useful Information

Reservations Phone: +351 218 442 001
Reservations e-mail: guest@pestana.com
Distance to/from airport: Porto: 18 km; 12 miles