19th October, 2018 (full day)
Cost: €65 per person
Technical visit of 48th WEFTA Meeting will be carried out in a microalgae production company.
Allmicroalgae has been working to achieve excellence in microalgae cultivation. Fascinated by these microorganisms that contribute in an essential way to the existence of life on Earth, Allmicroalgae's mission is to produce microalgae of high nutritional value in a sustainable way, making them accessible to those who want to benefit from their properties. The production unit of this company in Leiria, Portugal, ensures the entire production chain.
Microalgae have a long history of use as food and for the production of food ingredients. There is also increasing world movement in their exploitation as sources of bioactive compounds for use in functional foods.
Chlorella contains an impressive 60+% bioavailable protein; providing 19 amino acids including all essential amino acids in excellent proportions. It is high in enzymes, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5(niacin), B6, B12, C, E, K, an array of carotenes, especially lutein, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, iodine and exceptionally high in iron. Richest of all the edible algaes in essential fatty acids.
Alcobaça Monastery (Portuguese: Mosteiro de Alcobaça, Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça) is a Roman Catholic church located in the town of Alcobaça, in Oeste Subregion. The monastery was founded in the medieval period by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, in 1153, and maintained a close association with the Kings of Portugal throughout its history.
The Alcobaça Monastery is one of the first foundations of the Cisterci an Order in Portugal. It was founded in 1153 as a gift to Bernard of Clairvaux, shortly before his death, from the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, to commemorate his victory over the Moors at Santarém in March 1147. The foundation of the monastery was part of the strategy by Afonso Henriques to consolidate his authority in the new kingdom and promote the colonisation of areas recently taken from Moorish hands during the Reconquista.
The building of the monastery began in 1178, some 25 years after the arrival of the Cistercian monks in the Alcobaça region. Initially, the monks lived in wooden houses, and only moved to the new stone monastery buildings in 1223. The church was completed in 1252. The finished church and monastery were the first truly Gothic buildings
To attend the dinner and/or the technical visit sign up for these activities
in the Conference registration form until September 23rd
Dinner and Technical Visit
17th October, 2018
The conference dinner will take place in Páteo Alfacinha.
Páteo Alfacinha was created in 1981, featuring several spaces typical from the beginning of XX century Lisbon: a chapel, a barber shop, a tavern, a bakery, a pub, an antiquary, and houses for the “alfacinhas” (inhabitants of Lisbon). Nowadays, Páteo Alfacinha remains a multifaceted place with facilities for events such as WEFTA 18’s Conference dinner
Cost: €50 per person
Dress: Smart Casual
Ticket price includes: Welcome drink on arrival, dinner, transfers and entertainment.