Welcome to the 104th Rotary International Convention

Our challenge takes more than to hold a Rotary International Convention.

Our challenge is to have in Lisbon a milestone International Convention ever.

Portugal loves challenges:

In the 15th century someone said that the world ended in Cape of Good Hope, and we proved that there was a way to India.

In the 16th century we discovered Brazil, went to Asia, China and Japan, and spread our culture of tolerance, and sympathy to all people that we met.

Our Rotary Convention in Lisbon will be our harbor for peace, building new friendships and setting the path for Rotary’s success.

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  1. May I know where will the Lisbon Convention will be held? Please give me the name of the convention center and address.

    thank you

    • Thank you you for your email!

      The convention will take place in

      Feira Internacional de Lisboa
      Parque das Nações

      If you need more information contact us


      HOC website

  2. Could you please tell me the nicest hotel that is closest to the convention site. Thank you

  3. Could you please tell me the nicest hotel that is closest to the convention site. Thank you

  4. how many toatal attendees are you expecting in Lisbon for convention?

    • 25.000

      See you in Lisbon

  5. I am in charge promoting the Convention for Distrikt 1800. Will it fit in with the plenary sessions to arrive June, 23rd ant to leave Jun 26th? Will it be possible to book the first / second seating to get the flights needed? Thank you – Joachim Vice President Goettingen-Muenden, Distrikt 1800

  6. Given that the convention site is away from the city centre, will there be shuttle transport back and forth? We are very keen to come. Any pre-excursions planned?

    Ian Foster

  7. How soon can we get the list of Hotels and their rates?

    • Thank you for your post!
      5th of May RI will announce the room block.

  8. Um novo Districto 9102 sera officialmente chartered em Lisboa o Districto involve 4 paises Ghana ,Benin ,Togo, Niger com 48 clubes e 1400 Rotarios . O primeiro governador deste novo districto e do Ghana ,como tal a participacao maxima de membros deste Districto e de enorme importancia .
    Como Rotario e Portugues residente no Ghana o Chartered Governador pretende que eu comece a coordenar logistics para 2013 , como vou estar em Lisboa de 11 de Abril a 20 de Abril gostaria de ter um contacto pessoal para comecar a por um plano em perspectiva …posso obter um contacto pessoal .

    estimados cumprimentos

    Rtn Antonio Fernandes PHF
    Consul Honorario de Portugal no Ghana

    • rotary@lisboa2013.org

      HOC Lisbon 2013
      Digital Marketing

  9. Please advise the web site link for all the hotels in Lisbon for the 2013 Convention.

    My wife and I would to register now. Where and how do we register?

    A number of our members are palnning to be in Lisbon and would like to register early.

    Yours in Rotary
    Jameel Rahman
    Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise, CANADA

    • Hi Jameel,

      Kim from East York Rotary. There are about 15 members from our club planning to attend. If you want details of where we are staying you can email me at kim.brown@eastyorkrotary.org

  10. How do we go to Lisbon from the Philippines?

  11. hiii
    we from rotary cochin downtown Dt 3201 are coming for RI convention

  12. Rtn MPHF NNK Menon, Asstt Governor RI Dist 3201 says:

    As usual we shall be attending the Convention 2013 at Lisbon. Our]
    initial activities have started. When can we get the Program details like
    inaugural function and the chief guest etc

    • We should have more details from RI concerning Program details very soon. Most likely still during July.

  13. I would like to know more details of RI Convention in Lisbon including registration fees, deadline etc. Thank you

  14. There appears to be two different dates showing for the RI Convention in 2013, some sites indicate June 23rd to June 26….others show June 26th to June 29th. Does Portugal operate on a different Calendar? (JOKING!) Here is a sample of a google search..RI Convention

    http://www.riconvention.org/Register and plan your trip to the 2013 Rotary International Convention, June 26- 29, in Lisbon, Portugal. Get the latest schedule, program, housing and travel …

    When you actually open the link it shows the 23rd to 26th! I think someone needs to review what’s being communicated…and advise on correct dates…I’m about to change my hotel reservations again!!

    I’d hate to miss everyone!

    Kim Brown East York Rotary

  15. I would like to the nearest hotel to the venue of the RI Convention 2013 Lisbon
    to enable start booking my acoomodtion

  16. Hola! saludos a todos desde Venezuela! Estamos preparando en nuestro Club el viaje a Lisboa. Por favor necesitamos saber si es cierto, que existen planes de hospitalidad Rotaria o cuales son las otras opciones de alojamiento distintas de hoteles, como pensiones o apartamentos para grupos grandes. Lisboa allá vamos! Un abrazo!
    Hello! Kind regard for everyone from Venezuela! We are preparing our trip to Lisboa. Please, we need know about if is true, its possible to enjoy of Rotarian Hospitality or… which are other options differents like apartments to a big groups. Lisboa her we gooooo! Kisses!

  17. I am PP of Rotary Club of Kathmandu, NEPAL. I believe in family exchange program to promote friendship and exchange of cultures of two countries. Me and my wife are interested to participate in the forthcoming RI Convention in Lisbon. Could you please arrange us to become the family guest of any Rotarian of Lisbon under family exchange program?

    PP Kamal Dahal

  18. Hello,
    We’re currently helping USA members to go to Travel the convention. We have a wide range of Portugal packages, self-drives and tours for pre and post convention.
    Feel free to contact us in the USA at 800-652-9151
    Portugal.com Travel

  19. When is the opening session scheduled? I am making travel arrangements to arrive in Lisbon on the 23rd and I would like to know when I need to arrive in order to attend the opening session.

    Thank you.

    • Dear Bill, the Preliminary program is already online but further detail is not yet available. We’ll post it online as soon as RI approves it.

  20. Hi, Our company is a leading cultural non-profit organization that takes care of support cultural exchanges
    We will be very interested in participating to the event promoted by you in Lisbon next June and we would appreciate to have more information about the possible acquisition of an exhibition space, we would like to promote, if possible, tourist – cultural itineraries,
    Could you please let us know more information?

  21. Please send me Hotel recommendations at the Convention site or close and information about the Convention.
    Marcos A. Vidal
    San Juan Puerto Rico Rotary Club
    President 2011-2012

  22. i have been in the rotaract club since 2008 and served in my club (rac itahari ,zone -i RI dist.3292 ) as a president during the rota year 2011-12.i wish to attend international convention going to be held in lisbon ,portugal.

  23. This is certainly the fourth blog post, of your blog I read.
    Nonetheless I really enjoy this specific one, “Welcome to the 104th
    Rotary International Convention | Rotary 2013” the most.
    Regards -Rickie

  24. Help! The link to the various airline sites is not operating. How do I get the discount? We are registered and already have our hotel. I would like to use the Star Alliance.
    Rahla Lindsey, Crescenta Canada Rotary, California USA

  25. I have misplaced my registration details. Kindly let me know how to go along to get a duplicate of my registration details.

  26. Dear Mr.Bettencourt

    We are a group of 20-25 Rotatrians planning to attend the Convention in Lisboa.
    We have approached several travel companies for the travel packages but they informed that all the hotels during the Convention are blocked.Can you please suggest any hotel. We are looking forward to meet you during the convention.

    It would be kind of you if you could get us some accommodation.Planing for 3N-4D.
    My mail: kishore13october@gmail.com

    Rivercity Rotary,Rajahmundry,A.P

  27. I am travelling alone to the RI convention and staying from 22ndJune to 26th June. Can you help me with hotel reservation?

  28. We will be camping at Monsanto during the convention, arriving on the Friday. Have been trying to figure out the bast and quickest way to get to the convention site. Will there be a shuttle, or do you have suggestions for transport to and from the Camping?

  29. Caro Governador LuĂ­s Miguel Duarte,

    Saudações do Rotary Club Guarulhos-Sul – Distrito 4.430/Brasil.
    Gostamos imenso de vossa mensagem e teremos muito prazer em estar presentes na Convenção da Paz Através do Servir, de 23 a 26 de junho.
    Estamos em uma comitiva de aproximadamente 100 pessoas representando nosso distrito, ficaremos hospedados no Hotel Mundial e participaremos ativamente das atividades propostas nesta convenção.
    Como um filho da terra e embaixador do distrito para esta convenção sinto-me honrado em fazer a ponte entre Brasil e Portugal.

    Até breve.

    Antonio Abrantes dos Santos e esposa, Maria Helena Guerrero dos Santos.

  30. If I stay in the Bairro Alto district, is that close enough to the convention site?

  31. How far is my hotel the Olissipo Castelo on Rua Costa do Castelo 126 to the
    Convention center?


    Gerald Sussman

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