About the Estoril Conferences

The Estoril Conferences are a one-week series of events held in Cascais in May 2017. Held since 2009, the conferences are a meeting place of thinkers and other renowned personalities to discuss the most pressing issues related to globalization. The 2017 Horasis Global Meeting marks the inaugural event of the conference week.


Since 2009, the Estoril Conferences have been dedicating themselves to the discussion about globalization. Four editions and almost ten years later, two hundred speakers including Heads of State, Ambassadors, politicians, entrepreneurs, academics and Nobel Prize laureates have shared their visions on the current world with the thousands of spectators that came to Estoril and Cascais.

Throughout all these years we reformed and innovated each new edition of the Estoril Conferences so that they exceeded the earlier in its success. In order for the same to happen in 2017, the Organization of the Estoril Conferences identified what is, for us, one of the greatest challenges not only of globalization but of the XXI Century: The largest migratory movement since World War II.

As such, and because this is a theme that involves many fields of society, the 5th Edition of the Estoril Conferences, to happen between May 29 and May 31, will be exclusively dedicated to the theme: Global Migration.


Download our Position Paper to know more about the Global Migration.