BAO Systems is excited to welcome you to the annual Impact First Summit on October 10-11, 2024 in Lisbon, Portugal. The summit will convene speakers and organizations from the global health and development sector where together we explore the possibilities of achieving impact through technology and data innovations.
We believe digital technology is core to the future of the development sector, capable of improving development outcomes, driving economic growth, and lifting millions out of poverty. The rapidly changing data and technology landscape means that we have more information, evidence and insights than ever before, but
efforts must be coordinated to ensure all countries have the tools, knowledge, and
resources to use information effectively. By understanding the broad application of technologies across agriculture, health, education, governance, and environmental sectors, we can make meaningful gains.
The venue offers excellent spaces for presentations, networking and in-depth discussions, not to mention the scenic location by the waterfront in Lisbon. Join us as we spend two days discussing cutting-edge technologies and approaches to address the world's most pressing development challenges. The Summit will feature plenary and breakout sessions, panel discussions, exhibitor tables, and networking opportunities. The Impact First Summit will be a fully in-person event. Please note that it will not be possible to participate virtually.
The event was a great opportunity to learn from other organizations innovating in technology in service of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as to connect with people struggling with many of the same challenges we are in CARE.
Registration extended until midnight May 1, 2023.
In what time zone does the event take place?
The Impact First Summit takes place in the Lisbon, Portugal time zone (GMT).
Can I participate remotely?
The Impact First Summit 2023 is a fully in-person event. It will not be possible to participate remotely.
Visa and entry into Portugal
You will need a Schengen visa in order to travel to Portugal if you are a citizen of a non-Schengen country without a visa-free travel agreement with Portugal, or if you have been refused for visa-free travel. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to determine if a visa is required, and to apply for a visa. For general guidance, you can view the list of countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter Portugal.
You can apply for a Schengen visa at the Portuguese embassy or consulate in the country you reside in. In addition to the embassy and consulate, you can also apply for a visa through VFS Global. We encourage everyone who would like to participate in the Summit to book a visa appointment at the embassy, consulate or through VFS Global immediately, to ensure your visa application is processed in time for the event.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation letter to help support the visa application. Please include the following information in your email request: full name (as it appears on your passport), passport number, country of residence, nationality, work title, and organization name.
Accommodation in Lisbon
Please find more information about accommodation and transportation here.
Social media toolkit
Check out our social media toolkit and join the discussion online. The toolkit provides a collection of branded materials and resources for promoting the Impact First Summit.
Impact First Summit and Covid-19
To enter Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), it is no longer required to provide a negative Covid-19 test or to present a valid Covid-19 EU digital vaccination certificate. Learn more and stay updated about rules governing Covid-19 and Portugal here.