Social events

We aim for EAZA 2019 to be an informative, educational and enjoyable experience for all delegates. The EAZA 2019 Social Events have been planned to offer a memorable interlude between the conference procedures, as well as a great opportunity for networking.


Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Starting at 18:15
Venue: Valencia Conference Centre
Dress code: Smart casual
Open to all registered delegates and accompanying persons.
The Welcome Reception is open to all registered delegates and accompanying persons. It will be an excellent opportunity to network and mingle with exhibitors, meet up with old friends and colleagues, and to make new ones.


Thursday, 19 September 2019
Starting at 16:00
Venue: Bioparc
Dress code: Casual
Open to all registered delegates and accompanying persons.
Guests will visit the Bioparc. BIOPARC Valencia is an animal park that has been designed under the concept of zoo – immersion . The incorporation of the multispecies enclosures and depth of vision makes it possible to contemplate from one point different spaces and to enjoy a unique experience noticeable only in the wild nature . As a result we get closer to the animals without visible barriers like staying in places origin of species . A buffet dinner and drinks will be available at the Zoo, giving guests the opportunity to relax and socialize, with a view of our African savannah.
Transportation: Buses will depart from the main entrance of Valencia Conference Center at 16:00, and will depart from Bioparc between 20:30-22:30, with drop off at the the Valencia Conference Center.


Saturday, 21 September 2019
Venue: La Ferradura (Avda. Mare Nostrum, 42 – 46120 Alboraya-Valencia)
Dress code: Lounge suit / Cocktail dress
Tickets: 90€ per person (deadline for bookings September 2nd )
It is an exclusive restaurant located right on the seafront of the beach, offering magnificent views of the sea from all the area, a fantastic terrace capable of being uncovered and spacious areas with no pillars, totally open to hold all kind of events. It’s decorated in a very careful way, of minimalist style, with modern style details and excellent quality materials, such as granites, wood and steal.
Transportation: Buses will depart from the main entrance of Congress Center at 19:00. Departure from La Ferradura will start at 23:30 and run until 01:00 with drop off at the Congress Center.
If you would like to continue the party after the Gala Dinner we suggest Marina Beach Club by the Malvarrosa Beach.


By showing your Congress badge at the ticket office of the Oceanogràfic you can access the Aquarium from 17-22 September from 10:00 to 18:00h. Located in the avant-garde architectural complex of Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia, the aquarium is a true tribute to the seas and oceans of the planet and contains large aquariums which faithfully reproduce the most important marine ecosystems.

Immerse yourself and be amazed by the most important marine ecosystems in the world represented at Oceanogràfic Valencia.