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Welcometo PortugalAround 800 delegatesfive days of meetings

27 SEPT 2022- 01 OCT 2022

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NAU – Salgados Palace Hotel, Algarve


27 SEPT 2022- 01 OCT 2022


Over 90 Speakers


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Our Association

European Association of Zoos and Aquaria

European Association of Zoos and Aquaria

Formed in 1992, EAZA’s (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) mission is to facilitate cooperation within the European zoo and aquarium community towards the goals of education, research and conservation.
We believe that zoos and aquaria have a strong role to play in protecting nature and wildlife both at our institutions and out in the field, by:

  • Providing funding and manpower to in situ conservation projects aimed at protecting animal populations and their habitats.
  • Maintaining viable populations of animals in human care to ensure their survival over the long term.
  • Educating our visitors about animals and their habitats and providing them with the knowledge and opportunities they need to live sustainably as part of nature.
  • Researching all aspects of animal biology to improve our understanding of animals and how they live and interact.

By ensuring that its member zoos and aquariums achieve and maintain the highest standards of care and breeding for the species they keep, EAZA empowers European citizens to learn about and contribute to global biodiversity conservation goals. It is estimated that more than 140 million people visit EAZA members each year, equivalent to approximately one in five European citizens.


Our Host

Pedro Lavia
Founder and President of the Board

Message from the host

Zoomarine Algarve, in Portugal, is an internationally renown theme park that celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021. Having first opened its doors back in August 1991, it is today one of the main attractions of Portugal’s main tourist region.

To promote knowledge and environmental preservation and education in a fun and passionate way. Transporting adults and children to a world of dream and fantasies, creating unique emotions and sensations that touch hearts and awaken mentalities.

To educate

Provide unique experiences that create a link with nature and awaken the passion to learn. Make today’s young people into tomorrow’s knowledgeable adults.

To have fun

Transport adults and children to a world of adventure and fantasy. Awaken smiles, dream and bring emotions to life.

To preserve

Understand, raise awareness and participate actively in the conservation and preservation of the life of the oceans, their species and their habitats.

To expand knowledge

Investigate, learn and share the secrets of ocean life. Promote knowledge, integrating and collaborating with scientific, national and international communities.

Create bonds and strengthen roots with our community, value individuals and actively contribute to economic and social development.


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Together we protect

Since its foundation Zoomarine actively engages in the conservation of ocean life, its species and their habitats.

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100% Plastic free conference

The EAZA Annual conference 2022 is free of single-use plastics, and all unwanted conference materials will be reused or recycled.

Locally sourced produce

All food is local and/or from sustainable sources.

Please, helps us to be a more sustainable Conference

With the EAZA Annual Conference fast approaching, Zoomarine is making some extra efforts towards turning this meeting even more green and sustainable.
As such, our 2022 Conference already has a fully dedicated web app(lication), where all attendees will have FREE, EASY, FAST and DETAILED access to all the information one may need:

  • the conference programme (always on your smartphone, ipad, et cetera)
  • direct contacts of the members of the Organizing Committee
  • emergency contacts
  • list of all the attendees (and their contacts, if one so desires)
  • list of all the exhibitors (and their contacts)
  • interactive maps of all relevant locations
  • an online forum (for all those “house-keeping” messages…)


We will have printed copies of the traditional Programme… But this APP intends to be a flexible and ecological replacement for the printed booklet, allowing all attendees to be kept informed, and constantly updated throughout the 5 days event.

You CAN but DO NOT NEED to download the APP… Being a web application, those attendees who would like to use it just need to register and get direct access, without the hassle of installing it. Yes, it is VERY SIMPLE!

This tool also works when there is no internet access – the web APP saves all the data after the first download and updates it as soon as a connection is available again [yes, the venue will have fast-speed Wi-Fi].

Attendees can also personalize their own agenda simply by scrolling through the programme and highlighting their favourites (people, events,  talks/meetings) – the software will remind you when you need to be somewhere and HOW TO GET THERE.

Since this conference is all about networking, the APP also allows attendees to easily search for other attendees via the “Delegates List” and, should you wish to send private/direct messages within the chat functionality [talk about making sure you do not miss that colleague with whom you really need to grab a coffee with, because of THAT specimen!…]

And because nowadays everything is just a click away, to access the APP, just log in with your e-mail and choose a password. If you have any difficulty logging in, do not hesitate to contact your favourite Portuguese team, at

Welcome to a new world within the EAZA Annual Conference!


Palácio de Congressos do Algarve – Hotel Salgados Palace
Herdade dos Salgados
8200-424 Guia, Albufeira

The largest Congress Center in the Algarve and one of the largest of the Iberian Peninsula.

Time Tables

Tuesday, 27 September11:00 - 19:30
Wednesday,28 September07:30 - 20:00
Thursday, 29 September08:00 - 16:00
Friday,30 September08:00 - 20:00
Saturday, 01 October08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday, 27 September12:30 - 21:00
Wednesday,28 September08:30 - 22:10
Thursday, 29 September08:30 - 20:00
Friday,30 September08:30 - 20:00
Saturday, 01 October08:30 - 17:30
  • EAZA2022


EAZA 22 will have over 800m2 of exhibition area ready for all the corporate members to network and engage with the delegates. Exhibitors and sponsors information will be sent to all the corporate members before the end of February.

If you would like to purchase exhibition space please contact us via:


  • #0- Zigong Lantern Group
  • #1- Ticket Base
  • #2- Crossborder Animal Services
  • #3- China Light Festival B.V.
  • #4- Sander
  • #5- Zoopoli
  • #6- Species 360
  • #7- Carl Stahl Arc Design + Build
  • #8- Africa Style
  • #9- Kiezebrink Focus On Food
  • #10- HMJ Design
  • #11- Saint Laurent
  • #12- Dutrie SAS
  • #13- Foto Memories Group “Fotografica”
  • #14- Granovit Ag
  • #15- Immotion
  • #16- Billings Production Inc
  • #17- Zooprofis



For the EAZA Annual Conference 2022 a special deal was signed with Salgados Palace and Salgados Palm Village hotels. Due to to extremely high demand, both hotels are now FULLY BOOKED.

New accommodation opportunity in the center of Albufeira, 10 to 12 Kms from the Exhibition Center. The organization is trying to arrange transfers. For now, the value of transport has a one way cost/pax of € 10 for uber and € 7-12 a taxi.

Please note that the value of the accommodation will depend on their occupancy rate at the time of booking.

Real Bellavista Hotel, whose price ranges from 93 € to 110 € (today’s values). The reservation would be direct through the Hotel’s mail or website

Luna Hotel Group (Luna Hotel Oura and Luna Solaqua).
This group has an estimated value for the dates of the event between 84 € and 150 €, and can use promotional code EAZA22 (with a 10% discount) on the public sale price value of the website ( The reservation can also be made by e-mail (, but without the possibility of using the Promo Code at the indicated prices.

Should you still need to book your lodging, you may want to refer to the list below for futher hotel suggestions (not officially associated with the organization).

The host will offer daily transfer from the center of Albufeira to the conference venue (07h30-10h00) and return trips (end of day).

Airbnb options are also available in the area – however, do consider that, in this situation, breakfast and transfers (if not in the center of the city) will not be included.

Most Airbnb prices in the region will be in the same range as the recommended hotels.

Price per night. - 1 pax
Price per night. - 2 pax
NAU SALGADOS Palace Hotel *****131€ (SPECIAL PRICE for EAZA delegates)140€ (SPECIAL PRICE for EAZA delegates)* *Normally 300€Same Hotel as the event venueINCLUDED
NAU Salgados Palm VillageFrom 131€From 140€0.3Km (3 min walk)INCLUDED
Vidamar Resort AlgarveFrom 205€From 205€2.2km (5 minute drive)NOT INCLUDED
NAU São Rafael SuitesFrom 182€From 184€5.1km (8minute drive)NOT INCLUDED
Holiday Inn AlgarveFrom 163€From 163€7.6km (12 minute drive)NOT INCLUDED
Albufeira Sol Hotel and SpaFrom 210€From 210€10km (18 minute drive)NOT INCLUDED

DISCLAIMER: Please understand that the room booking is the responsibility of the delegates, make sure to check room booking regulation and cancellation policy.

*please note that these transfers will only be available on specific days. These transfers are from Faro airport to NAU Salgados Palace Hotel, which is the same place as the event venue and to Albufeira City Centre. To use theses transfers please register with us at



All delegates will have free access to transfers from Faro airport to NAU Salgados Palace hotel and also back to Faro airport from the venue.
You only need to book in advance, through

How to get to the EAZA 2022 conference

The closest airport is Faro airport which is around 49km from the event venue. Faro airport connects with all major european destinations and Airlines such as British Airways, AirFrance, Easyjet, TAP, Swiss International and more.

Check flights to Faro

You may also fly to Lisbon airport and make your way to the Algarve by public transport. Follow these steps:


Get the subway/metro from Lisbon airport to Estação do Oriente (red line)
Price: 1,50€
Duration:6 minutes (3 stops)


From Estação do Oriente get the train to Albufeira- Ferreiras
Price: from 22€
Duration: from 3-4 hours (around 12 stops)


From Albufeira-Ferreiras you can make your way to NAU Salgados Palace (event venue) by bus*, uber or taxi.

*Fastest route is around 35 minutes: get bus 17 from Ferreiras to Albufeira (centro de saúde), then a 7 minute walk to “Centro de saúde” bus stop, where you can get bus 13 towards Portimão to “Vale Parra”. This will leave you 1km from the event venue (12 minute walk).

Plan your journey

How to get to the venue & explore the Algarve

All delegates will have access to free transfers from Faro airport to NAU Salgados Palace (event venue). These transfers are only available on specific dates.

Please find the details on the “pick-up” and “drop-off” locations on the EAZA 2022 dedicated application (APP), which can be found at

By Uber

Uber from Faro airport to NAU Salgados Palace: around 40€

Taxis in Albufeira

Taxi from Faro Airport to NAU Salgados Palace Hotel (Event Venue):
Approximately 55€

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Rent a car at Faro or Lisbon’s International Airports or in Albufeira. Drop-off can be done at the Airport of departure (Faro or Lisbon) or in Albufeira

  • 6 day rental, pick up and return at Faro airport: from 300€;
  • 6 day rental, pick up and return at Lisbon airport: from 350€;
  • 6 day rental, pick up and return at Albufeira: from 250€

You can explore the Algarve and Portugal by train

Check train to Faro

And while in Portugal…

All EAZA member associations including Zoomarine will be opening their doors for your free visit by presenting your EAZA badge. If you would like to visit any of these associations before the conference begins, please let us know!

© Erika Almeida.

Grupo Lobo

© Pedro Pina | Oceanário de Lisboa.

Oceanário de Lisboa

Aquário Vasco da Gama

Zoo de Lourosa

© Laura Dourado F

Zoo de Lisboa

Zoo de Santo Inácio

Zoo de Lagos

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The closest airport is Faro airport, 49km from NAU Salgados Palace hotel.

Contacts and information

The Algarve in September is warm and beautiful, with average temperatures of between 20 and 25 degrees.

For more information:

Accuweather Guia, Portugal

IPMA portugal

Portugal’s official currency is the Euro.

All banks are open from 8h30 to 15h00 (no lunch break), except on weekends and holidays. If you are arriving from outside Europe or from the UK and need to use exchange traveller’s checks and/or Eurochecks, have your passport with you when cashing them.

You can use major credit cards in the ATM; for safety reasons, one is limited to a maximum withdraw of 400€/day.

You’re welcome at Zoomarine, any day, any time. For admission, simply present your identification badge at the park reception office. If you need transportation to go to Zoomarine after the meeting, just let us know in advance.

There is wifi access both at the hotel and at Zoomarine.

The local organizing committee would like to promote a positive attitude towards carbon offset. It is a way to try to compensate the fact we all will produce extra CO2 to organized and attend this event…

As such, in order to contribute to a Portuguese NGO involved in nature conservation and carbon off set, we will ask each participant to contribute with a donation. If you don’t wish to donate, there is a designated area where you may specify this on your registration form.