The pop-up headquarters of beautiful business: a vacated bank building. 


Our theme for this year is “The Battle for Beautiful Business,” and for that we’re going straight into the lion’s den. After our opening kickoff at the Academy of Sciences on Saturday and Sunday (Nov 2-3), the three weekdays (Nov 4-6) of the House of Beautiful Business 2019 will take place in a bank, or, rather, in what used to be a bank.

The former main office of Banco BPI, one of Portugal’s biggest banks, is located in the heart of Lisbon’s financial center, right by the city’s main square, the Praça do Comércio. The bankers who used to work here have moved out, the building is empty—and we’re moving in to transform it into the pop-up headquarters of beautiful business.


A beautiful opening in the Academy of Sciences.

From Saturday afternoon to Sunday evening (November 2-3), we are celebrating the opening of House19 in the the 16th-century Academy of Sciences - one of the most stunning places in Lisbon.