AIA: Drive your way to a successful event

The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) is far from being only a racetrack.

Located near the city of Portimão, at Sítio do Escampadinho, Mexilhoeira Grande, it boasts several meeting rooms and some pretty original spaces that can be used for all types of events. Come to one of Europe’s finest leisure destinations and drive your business to success with their help, even if your business is not driving at all.

The history

The AIA was inaugurated in 2008 to receive the grand finale of the FIM World Superbike Championship, its first event. From the beginning it was designed to provide everything necessary to the many sides of the motorsport industry, from the manufacturers to the racing teams, in order to test develop, present and launch their products. The concept was to work on supporting infrastructure, like the Racetrack, a Go-Kart Track, Off-Road Park, ‘Vista do Falcão Residences’ Apartments, a 5 star Hotel, a Techno Park and a Sport Complex. All this can work as a support to organise an unforgettable event or meeting.

The race to MI

AIA has a little for everyone in the events, congresses and incentives sector. The facilities in the complex can cater to your every need, combining modern facilities and great services, whether it’s a small meeting or a reception for 800 people. Natural light, private settings, restaurants, bars and catering service are all up to speed with us.

The main rooms

VIP Lounge: located over the pits and paddock area, this premium venue boasts great views over the pit lane start and finish line. It’s in this area that special guests watch racing events. The lounge is 1,152 sqm and can be adjusted for all kinds of needs, from small gatherings to an event hosting hundreds of people.

D. Ermelinda VIP Room: this is a great solution for smaller events or meetings, up to 60 guests. An event in this venue guarantees a panoramic view over the track, with a large balcony ideal to be used as a lounge area, with cocktails and finger food.

Briefing room: a flexible venue, it can be used for several purposes, including press conferences and, of course, meetings and product presentations. It can host up to 120 people.

Hospitality suites

The hospitality suites at the AIA are somewhat different from the other rooms. Scattered around various areas of the circuit (VIP Tower, Paddock and Grandstand), these suites have natural daylight, toilets, TV, air conditioning, and, of course, great views over private balconies. With a capacity of around 20 people, they are the right place to host meetings, training sessions and breakout rooms.

Pit garages

What about hosting your meeting at a top of line pit garage, a place all great racing teams have to go for support? AIA boasts 42 pit garages that can be either used individually or jointly, to cater to your every need. A great venue for a presentation or a product launch, of any kind.

They have your back, don’t worry

AIA can provide you with everything you require for a successful event, regardless of size. The catering services have all sorts of menus and can serve a simple coffee break or a gala dinner with a quality and efficiency that any racing team strives to achieve. And the setting is one of a king for any event. The services include event planning and management, AV equipment, personalised decoration, guest reception service, entertainment, photography & video services, rent-a-car & transfers services.

Go karting after a busy day

If you choose to host your event at AIA why not take advantage of what they have to offer and go karting with your clients? Or treat your team to some fun during a meeting or an incentive.

You can even sleep at the AIA

The AIA has its own hotel, the 5 star Pestana Race, inside the complex, where you can relax after a busy day and enjoy five complementary karting laps. If you choose to host your event there, the hotel offers several meeting rooms, named after racing legends.

Tags: Sports, Events, Venues, Algarve