Sunday, 1 June 2014
Sheraton "New Yorker Bar" - Meet & Greet, Drinks and Bossa Nova

sponsored by: CMOSIS & SELEX ES

Stop in on Sunday afternoon at the Sheraton's New Yorker Bar from 19:00 - 22:00 to beat the Monday morning registration rush and have a drink with colleagues.  Don't miss this opportunity to get the discussions going!

Monday, 2 June 2014
Port Wine Cellar Tour with Conference Dinner at
Graham's Port Wine Lodge & Vinum Restaurant (business casual)

sponsored by: Thales Alenia Space

Graham's 1890 Lodge

W & J Graham’s magnificent 1890 Lodge is situated on a commanding ridge in Vila Nova de Gaia across the Douro River from Porto and only a few hundred metres from its south bank. It affords spectacular views of Porto’s historic city centre and the iconic two-tier bridge that connects the two cities of Porto and Gaia. The whole Lodge has been recently renovated by the Symington family and all its original features restored. Visitors to the Graham’s Lodge can experience the best of three centuries of craftsmanship and heritage.

Vinum Restaurant & Wine Bar
Centuries of devotion to the Douro and the accumulated knowledge of its wines has led Graham’s to create Vinum Restaurant & Wine Bar, in partnership with the Sagardi Group, international experts in wine-related gastronomy. Vinum opened its doors in February 2013 and forms an integral part of the renovated 1890 Lodge.

With only a glass screen separating the restaurant from the working Lodge, it provides an atmospheric setting in which to enjoy delicious food with some wonderful wines.

The glass atrium has one of the very best views of any restaurant in Gaia and Porto: spectacular both during the day and the night, when all the medieval landmarks are beautifully floodlit. There is also an open-air terrace, ideal for enjoying Porto’s year-round sunshine with a glass of chilled white wine, or perhaps a lightly chilled Old Tawny Port.

Round trip bus transfers from the conference venue to the welcome event will be provided.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014
GNC 2014 Exhibition and Poster Session Opening 

sponsored by: Astrium Products & Jena Optronik

GNC 2014 Exhibition at the Sheraton Porto

The Product and Poster Exhibition will have an extended dedicated session on June 3rd 2014.

The aim of the exhibition is to provide a platform for manufacturers of products used in the GNC subsystems to publicize and promote their products and for the potential users to obtain a full and up-to-date overview of the currently available and next generation products.

The exhibition opening is also an ideal opportunity to meet with colleagues at the Open Bar & Buffet, offered by our sponsors.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Douro River Cruise & Dinner Show at
"Herança Magna" (business casual)

Cruise sponsored by: Deimos
Drinks sponsored by: SEA
Dinner sponsored by: ESA


Drinks aboard a Rabelo: 6 Bridges Tour

The “6 bridges cruise“ gives you the opportunity to admire the old city of Porto, with its typical houses and the hustle and bustle of the Ribeira people, while admiring the architecture of the bridges that connect the two river banks

Points of Interest: D. Luís Bridge, Infante Bridge, Maria Pia Bridge, S.João Bridge, Historical Cask, S. Francisco Church, Stock Exchange Palace, Old Customs Building, Port Wine Museum, Massarelos Church, Arrábida Bridge, Foz do Douro, Afurada (fishing village), Crystal Palace, Tram-Car Museum, Cais de Gaia, Port Wine Cellars, Serra do Pilar Monastery

Dinner and Music at Herança Magna
"Herança Magna" emerged from the intention to promote a cultural region of excellence – the Douro region. "Herança Magna" aims to share the historic heritage and traditions of the region with the participants.

Following the tour, within an antique former cellar we will come into contact with a selection of the best culinary and musical traditions of the region, experiencing the way of life of the people who live on the banks of the Mystic River which is Douro. The venue is a testament to the roots of a hardworking people, as tough as granite, as proud as the river and as genuine as the wine that conveyed its name to the world.

Round trip bus transfers from the conference venue to the boats / dinner venue will be provided.

Thursday, 5 June 2014
Oceanside Dinner at Ar d'Mar (casual)

Sponsored by: Sodern

Ar d'Mar Beach Club
Enjoy a relaxed dinner on the beach to close off the GNC 2014 week. The Ar d'Mar Beach Club is on the newly developed seafront in Vila Nova de Gaia. Drinks, dinner and a live DJ will complement the seafront location, and promises to be a great evening!

Round trip bus transfers from the conference venue to the beach club will be provided.


1 Sep 2013
Call for Papers / 2nd Announcement
 15 Nov 2013
Deadline for Abstract Submission 
 10 Feb 2014
Notification to Authors &
Preliminary Programme 
 15 Mar 2014
Exhibition Application Deadline 
 15 Mar 2014
Early Registration &
Presenters Deadline
 28 May 2014
On-line Late Registration Deadline 
 1 Jun 2014
GNC 2014 Launch &
Early Check in 
 2—6 Jun 2014
GNC 2014