ICNF 2019 - 4th International Conference on Natural Fibers

Scientific Program

In addition to the Scientific Program, a Social Program is available at the end of each day.
Download the program here.

Social Program

30th June - 17h30 - Welcome Cocktail
Porto Botanical Garden

Spreading across over 4 hectares and with a layout dating from the XIX century, Porto’s Botanical Garden contains a variety of gardens and spaces that frame two main buildings that have recently been subject to requalification: Casa Andresen, whose name evokes two important names from the XX century Portuguese literature – Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen and Ruben A., and which currently harbours the Hall of Biodiversity – Ciência Viva Center, a space dedicated to the dissemination of the biological sciences, evolution and biodiversity.

Address: Rua do Campo Alegre 1191
Metro Station: Casa da Música
Bus Lines: STCP 200, 204, 207 and 504 (Stop: Jardim Botânico)
Price: Free

1st July - 18h30 - Porto 6 Bridges Cruise

As well as being the bright and colourful city from which Port Wine derives it name, Porto is renowned for its stunning array of marvellous historical bridges. 
On the 6 Bridges Cruise you'll experience a leisurely journey that passes under all of the handsome structures connecting Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia. This cruise is a great way to soak up the sun, enjoy a glass of port wine and hear some fascinating history.

Departure Point: Alfândega do Porto Congress Center quay
Arrival Point: Ribeira Quay (view location)
Duration: 1h
Price: 20€

2nd July - 20h00 - Conference Dinner 

Quinta da Boeira

The history of Quinta da Boeira dates back to the year 1850, the construction date of the Mansion that is kept in perfect conditon, from its worked ceilings and the tiles, to the 3 hectares of gardens.
Here you can find the world's largest wine bottle, honoring the quality and diversity of Portuguese wines.
The harmony between the historical legacy and the surrounding natural gardens combined will make this the perfect moment to networking and enjoy a delicious meal, full of the best of Portuguese flavours.

Address: Rua Conselheiro Veloso da Cruz 608
Metro Stations: Câmara de Gaia or João de Deus
Price: 60€

3rd July - 14h30 - Porto Walking Tour

Walk through the vibrant history of one of Europe's oldest cities and discover some of its' still hidden gems. Find out what makes the city so special and visit breath-taking viewpoints. 

Departure Point: Alfândega do Porto Congress Center
Arrival Point: Jardim do Morro (view location)
Price: 20€





  • - Application form (docpdf)
  • - Cond. of entry (pdf)



Abstract submission

15th February 2019

Communication of acceptance

15th March 2019

Early Bird registration

22nd April 2019

Award Application

31th May 2019