A full social programme and lunches at the meeting place provide the ideal opportunity for participants to meet, and hold discussions in their areas of interest. VECPAR is a medium size meeting, with no more than 2 parallel technical sessions, and an informal atmosphere, much praised by participants in previous editions.|
At this time of the year the city of Porto holds the annual celebration of its patron (Saint John). The conference closes with a banquet in Saint John's evening. All participants are cordially invited to join the festivities, to watch the fireworks festival from the river banks, and to enjoy the unique atmosphere provided by Saint John's Celebrations, during all night until dawn.