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   -   April 12th to 14th of 2019

Tech Show

Get to know the latest releases in entertainment and technology!


Connect yourself to the interactive world of video gaming!


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!



Patrocinadores 2018

A showcase of technological products and services provided by national and international brands. To encourage the birth of partnerships, there will o be also a B2B matchmaking.

"Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone and try new things, even with the risk of not staying within the budget. The more you invest in your game, the more value you add to your and clients and the more you increase your revenue."

Interested companies should apply by email to until 2019.31.01.
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, workshops and presentations!
Stay tuned! More information coming soon.

2019 edition with more tournaments and even better prizes!
More than 13 gaming tournaments, with a total prize money over 10.000€!



Registration form (soon)

Volunteers Reg. Form

Minors authorization

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Smartphone 4k Wallpaper

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

Horta City Hall

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

HLP Tech Fest

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