2018 MDP Annual Summit



Institute Superior de Engeharia do Porto (ISEP), Portugal.  ISEP is one of our newest MDP programs.




  • Sunday, June 24 (The ASC/Regional Advisory Leaders will meet.  Time and place to be determined.
  • Monday, June 25 (MDP Summit Opens; 8am to 6pm)
  • Tuesday, June 26 (MDP Summit Continues; 8am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, June 27 (MDP Summit closes at 5pm.)
  • Thursday, June 28 (OPTIONAL -All Day/8am to 6pm – Field Visit- organized by ISEP.)


The MDP Summit Hotel is the IBIS Porto Sao Joao .   Please note,

  • Confirmation of the room must be made by April 24
    • Individual room breakfast included and city tax included  = 71.90€ per night
    • Double room (with 1 big bed) breakfast included and city tax included = 78.80€ per night
  • Reservation
    • Before April 24, please write an email to h3227@accor.com
    • Include “MDP Summit Reservation” in the Subject Line
    • Include your full name and request your dates, etc.


The MDP Summit 2018 is open to members of the Global Association of MDP programs.  Those interested in learning more about the MDP programs are also welcome to participate.

USA$350 per person for registration INCLUDING

  • Four lunches
  • All day coffee, tea and water
  • Summit venue at ISEP
  • One dinner
  • One-day Field Trip
  • Welcome Package
  • Summit Registration
  • Field Site visit transportation
  • Airport Transportation is NOT included
  • Lodging is NOT included

USA$300 without the one-day field trip


Summit Registration must be made online.  Please pay your registration here.


Where will the 2018 MDP Summit take place?

  • This year we will be meeting in Porto, Portugal
  • Institute Superior de Engeharia do Porto (ISEP), Portugal will host this year’s Summit
  • The MDP Summit venue will be at Institute Superior de Engeharia do Porto, Portugal

Who is invited to the 2017 MDP Summit?

  • Partner MDP Faculty Directors
  • Partner MDP high level administrators (e.g., Deans, Provosts, Rectors)
  • Guest MDP Faculty
  • MDP Students & Alumni
  • Non-MDP members are also invited to attend.

When should I arrive?

  • Sunday, June 24th we will have a meeting of the Academic Steering Committee (ASC) members. ASC members should plan to attend.
  • The official start of the 2018 MDP Summit is Monday, June 25th at 8:00am

How will I get from the Airport to the Hotel?

  • The cost of airport-hotel transportation is NOT included in your MDP Summit registration. Please contact the MDP Summit Hotel which may have airport pick up service.

What if I can only attend part of the 2018 MDP Summit?

  • We highly encourage you to attend the full MDP Summit.
  • The registration fee does not cover the full cost of each person’s attendance. Therefore the registration fee will not be pro-rated.

Where will I stay?

  • It is recommended that the MDP Summit participants stay at IBIS Porto San Joao which is giving us a reduced rate and is within walking distance to ISEP.
  • Reserve your room before or by April 24.

What is the Field Site Visit?

  • Felgueiras, Vizola & Ferreira

What are the Visa/Passport/Vaccination requirements I should complete before travelling to Portugal?

  • Visa/Passport/Vaccination requirements to enter Portugal vary from every country. Please contact your embassy with ample time to make sure you have completed the requirements before your departure.
  • Visit http://www.worldtravelguide.net/ for a general overview of these requirements
  • It is highly recommended to apply for a visa as soon as possible. The Secretariat will help facilitate invitation letters at your request.  Please contact Lucia Rodriguez, if you would like an invitation letter.

What should I wear to the MDP Summit?

  • Business casual is the attire of the MDP Summit.