Meet | Network | Learn | Do Business | Enjoy Cascais

The 45th FIPP World Media Congress again takes place in the pretty coastal town of Cascais, on the outskirts of Lisbon in Portugal.

Book your Hotel

Cascais is incredibly popular. hotels can be hard to come by.

With FIPP World Media Congress almost upon us, we wanted to bring to your attention the hotels on offer and also some experiences in Cascais that we have procured for you.

At some hotels (Vila Gale & Eurostars Cascais) we have a few room allocations available at present, but these will go soon. We can get you into other hotels, but it will be on an ad hoc basis as far as price and availability go.

We therefore recommend that you to contact [email protected] ASAP to arrange your rooms and travel plans.

  • Hotel rooms: For ease of reference, see this list with a description of the hotels drawn up by Savile Row Travel.
  • Add to your experience: If you want to stay in Portugal for longer, Savile Row Travel can also assist you with those bookings as well as planning a few excursions. Here is a list of some of the activities you can ask them about.


Pestana Cidadela Cascais is a luxury hotel in Cascais. Near the village center and several beaches, Pousada Cascais will provide you with a great stay.

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The Cascais Cidadela dates from the 15th Century. In more recent years, it was modernised and houses a Presidential guest house, art museum, coffee shop, conference facilities, the luxury Pestana hotel, gym, spa and more. It forms part of the development of a wider Art District, including in the marina directly outside the Citadel restaurants, bars and shops, and is close to Cascais’ town.

As you walk into the archway leading into the Cidadela, you will know you are on Congress Campus. Around you, you will find rooms with different speaker and round table stages, expo areas, coffee stations and meeting areas, the Congress Hotel & Spa.

Best of all, you will find media colleagues from around the world joining you there!

Enjoy Cascais

Savile Row Travel has some packages they offer that are for group bookings.  If you are interested in any of the experiences, please email [email protected] . Note, some excursions require a minimum number participants in order to operate, or Savile Row Travel can give you a price for private participation. We believe the experiences on offer will be an additional networking opportunity for any of you arriving on the 5th or 6th or not departing until late on the 9th or later.



Luxury Hotel Cascais Restaurant

About / Us.

Co-founded by Cobus Heyl and John Schlaefli, Di5rupt (“disrupt”) is a startup but its portfolio includes brands stretching back almost a century.

In June 2022, we organised, hosted and sold out the 44th FIPP World Media Congress on license for the first time. Also in June, we launched our first proprietary product in conjunction with World News Media Network – a seminar on First-Party Data Strategies. Our second wholly-owned is Media Makers Meet (Mx3 Berlin), which focuses on innovation in B2B as special interest media verticals.

We further provide content, commercial and marketing services to 3rd parties such as for the FIPP – Connecting Global Media’s Insider events (international speaker acquisition and sponsorship sales) and Google and FT Strategies’ digital immersion weeks.

With direct access to multiple media and tech experts around the world, Di5rupt taps into an extensive knowledge ecosystem in developing and delivering its product and service portfolio. 

Based in the United Kingdom, Di5rupt operates across international markets.

Cobus Heyl
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Focus areas:
General management
Content & Marketing

John Schlaefli
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Focus areas:
General management
Commercial sales
Strategic partnerships

Ces Jyrwa
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Focus areas:
Speaker management
Updating conference site/s
Social media posts and monitoring

Carlotta Serantoni
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Focus areas:
Partnership sales
Publisher partnerships

Bastian Schwithal
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Focus areas:
Di5rupt Entrepreneur-in-Residence: DACH region