After the huge success of previous editions of the HLP festival, Horta City Hall plans to continue this high profile project in the technology and entertainment areas, with a new HLP TECH FEST in March 2018.

The HLP 2018 edition will have an eSports competition as always, but it's main goal is to showcase the advances and innovations of technological products and services provided by the best companies in the world.

The project goal is the promotion of scientific and technological culture allowing people direct contact with these subjects, encouraging the birth of partnerships with tech companies, and to consolidate the scientific and technological potential of the Azores.

HLP TECH FEST    March 23th to 25th of 2018
Tech Show

Get to know the latest releases in entertainment and technology!


Connect yourself to the interactive world of video gaming!

Robot Show

Latest inventions in the world of robotics!

Drone Race

The need for speed with drone racing!

Retro gaming

A big selection of retro games and consoles that will make you go back in time!

Workshops and presentations

Dedicated area for knowledge, exchange of ideas and networking!

Virtual Reality

Several VR experiences for you!


Cosplay wokshop and contest!


Starring Ric Fazeres, Bernardo Almeida and Windoh!!

Tech Show

Get connected with the technological world!
National and international brands will showcase their latest generation products!
As an incentive to the birth of partnerships a special part of the event will be dedicated to B2B e B2P relationships.

All interested companies should apply by email until 2018.03.02.


The team main members are from Horta city Hall's youth, educatioal and technology departments, assisted by a great team of logistics and technical volunteers.



A lot of fun for everyone!
Tech Show, gaming tournaments, contests and workshops!

Stay tuned! More information coming soon.


More tournaments and even better prizes!
More than 13 gaming tournaments, with a total prize money over 6000€!


Rules (pt)

Online registration form

Under 18 parental consent (pt)

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Workshops and presentations

For us it's crucial to include an educational element in an event like this, so several workshops and presentations are being prepared!
Stay tuned for how to join!


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Horta City Hall

Largo Duque d'Ávila e Bolama,
9900-997 Horta

HLP Tech Fest

Largo Duque d'Ávila e Bolama,
9900-997 Horta