Venue

Congress Center VidaMar Madeira

Estrada Monumental 175-177, Funchal 9000-100, Madeira, Portugal

The Madeira Digital Transformation Week will be held at the VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira.

Perched on top of a cliff and surrounded by lush green gardens, VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira benefits from an exclusive location that offers its guests magnificent panoramic views over the Atlantic and part of Funchal Bay, as well as a dedicated Congress Center.

The Vidamar Resort Hotel Congress Center is located right in front of the hotel entrance.

Accommodation

Funchal is famous for its outstanding and pleasant hotel accommodation. The conference is organized near the city centre with an easy access to all major sights, shops and the ocean.

MDTWeek organizers selected some hotels in Madeira to help participants on their accommodation.

If you want to take advantage of exclusive prices for MDTWeek participants, please contact us at mdtweek@digit-madeira.pt with the subject "accommodation". Please note that the available rooms are limited, so they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Hotel 1

VidaMar Madeira

MDTWeek venue

Hotel 2

Vida Baleira Funchal

250m

Hotel 3

Terrace Mar

260m

Hotel 3

MeliĆ£ Madeira Mare

600m

Hotel 3

Pestana Promenade

850m

Hotel 3

Pestana Casino Park

1500m

Travel Guide

How to get here

Madeira International Airport in Santa Cruz is the main gateway to the region and is used regularly by the main European airlines.

It takes around 1hr 30 min to fly from Madeira to any of the Portuguese airports and a little over three hours approximately, to get to some of the main airports in the centre of Europe.

To check the most convenient flights, you can see the flights arriving to Madeira International Airport.

Shuttle: The Aerobus departs from the Arrivals area towards Funchal City center, with stops near several hotels for your convenience. And if your flight is delayed, the Aerobus will wait for you, for up to a maximum of one hour. The trip takes around 30 minutes. Check the aerobus schedule here.

It takes around 1hr 30 min to fly from Madeira to any of the Portuguese airports and a little over

Funchal, Madeira Island

Madeira island is one of Europe's most beautiful travel locations with many thousands of tourists returning year after year. Madeira offers not only an all year-round summer climate and wonderful fauna and flora - Madeira is also virtually crime free and one of the safest holiday destinations in the world!

From wonderful parks and gardens with exotic flowers to seascapes with blue ocean, and towering cliffs to rustic villages in quiet valleys to seriously good views and sheer mountains whose lofty peaks are higher than Scotland's! Funchal is a modern, cosmopolitan, rejuvenated city, well known for its many top class restaurants, stunning new 4 & 5 star hotels and warm all year-round climate and of course its most famous export, world class footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

The city itself is nestled in a great natural amphitheatre, facing the blue Atlantic with a backdrop of dramatic mountains. Located in the stunning south of Madeira, on its sunniest coast amidst banana plantations and wonderful gardens where flowers bloom all year round in the shelter of the verdant mountains, it is an extremely lush, green and relaxed city by day but scratch Funchal's surface and you will find it to have a vibrant and varied nightlife scene with multiple personalities.

Funchal's history goes back over 5 centuries when early Portuguese settlers colonised the coast of a bright and sunny bay where fennel (funcho) grew in abundance, giving its name to the new town of Funchal. Over the years, the population grew, with international trade attracting the attention of all of Europe.

VISA Information

All international participants must possess valid identification and travel documents before entering Portugal. Each participant is responsible for arranging their own visa, as per the applicable laws of the country.

The organisers strongly recommend that all participants check, as soon as possible, the rules for entering the country that are applicable to them. Additionally, the organisers strongly recommend that visas are requested at least 2 months before travelling. There have been cases in past conferences where late visa applications from participants led to their inability to attend the conference.

The most common visa for short stays (up to 90 days) for tourism or business purposes is the Schengen Visa. It allows its holder to enter and free circulate in the Schengen Area: a zone where 26 European countries have abolished their internal borders for the free and unrestricted movement of people.

Visa invitation letter

A visa invitation letter can be issued by the MDTWeek organisers upon request from the participant if all the following criteria are met:

  • The participant plays a role in the MDTWeek (author of accepted paper, session chair, moderator, panelist, etc.);
  • The participant has paid the registration fee.

Send your request for visa invitation letter to mdtweek@digit-madeira.pt.

The letters will be issued in digital format only. The MDTWeek organisers will not be held responsible for any visa-related issues or delays, nor are they able to speed up visa issuing within the embassies, consulates or the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.