A-Fest Portugal

May 30 - June 2, 2019

The Theme

A-Fest Portugal: Expand your Influence

This A-Fest explores the topic of Influence, Authenticity, Messaging and Thought Leadership. We are all put on this earth to play a part in shaping a better future. The Tribe we are bringing together seeks to play big, and put a dent in the universe. This event will prepare you for the journey, and give you the tools to get there faster.


Today, every influencer, every promising startup - has to be their OWN media company. We have more power over our own brand, image and connection with fans than ever before. At this A-Fest we will bring together the people who can make sure you have the right tools, tactics and priorities to touch millions of lives. Beyond this, this A-Fest will discuss topics to ensure you stay your authentic self in the pressures of being a change-maker.


You will learn to grow your following, master the tools of modern media, and find your messaging, voice and values to turn you and your business into a powerful force for change in the world.

The Location

Algarve, Portugal

A beautiful southern coastline of Portugal

This sun-soaked sliver of southern Europe has so much to offer: a rich culture, beautiful architecture, and a dazzling culinary scene. Not to mention the well-styled hotels that are the stuff of social media dreams.


It’s a region blessed with hidden delights, of stunning beaches framed by breathtaking wrought limestone rocks, picturesque fishing towns and a glorious climate. Whichever part of the Algarve you visit, you will find friendly, welcoming people, excellent local wines, and small, simple restaurants where the taste of the fish – just caught, just grilled and drizzled with a local olive oil – will pull you back time and time again.


Meet the Trainers

Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani is the founder & CEO of Mindvalley University, the company with big plans to reboot education globally to focus on transformation. Mindvalley combines media, filmmaking, tech and real-world events to build its education empire with over 5 million students.

Brendan Kane

Brendan Kane is a growth hacker for Fortune 500 corporations, brands and celebrities. He thrives on helping brands systematically find and engage new audiences who reward relevant content, products and services with their attention and spend. Brendon wrote the book “One Millions Followers” about his strategy for hitting 1 million fans on Facebook in 1 month flat.

Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Ferrazzi, the world’s foremost expert on relationship development, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Who’s Got Your Back. His first book, Never Eat Alone, redefined professional networking today. As founder and chairman of the consulting, training, and research firm Ferrazzi Greenlight, Ferrazzi counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to dramatically accelerate the development of business relationships to drive sales, spark innovation, and create team cohesion.

Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani

Kristina is the Co-founder of Mindvalley and has been in the personal transformation industry for over 15 years. She is an incredibly talented international speaker, serial entrepreneur, artist, philanthropist, a mother of 2 kids and a Woman. Kristina is also an international speaker and author of a transformational quest "Live By Your Own Rules". Kristina speaks about personal transformation, authenticity, understanding and accepting oneself and a path to happiness.

Shawn Stevenson

Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show - featured as the #1 Health podcast on iTunes with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of The University of Missouri - St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company, Forbes, The Dr. Oz Show, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. To learn more about Shawn visit TheModelHealthShow.com

Michael Bernard Beckwith

Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational spiritual community with a congregation of over 9,000 members. He has appeared on Dr. Oz, The Oprah Show, Larry King Live and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You, spreading his message to millions of people. He also participated alongside the Dalai Lama and other New Thought Ministers in The Synthesis Dialogues. Beckwith is the creator of the Life Visioning Process, which he teaches all over the globe through his books and seminars. At its core, the process is a way to fully embrace your connection to the divine and let the Universe serve through you.

Miki Agrawal

Miki Agrawal is a serial social entrepreneur. She was the recipient of The Tribeca Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award”, she was named “2017 Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum”, “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” by the World Technology Summit, she was one of INC Magazine’s “Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016”, Forbes’ “Top 20 Millennials on a Mission”, and made the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine in 2016. Most recently, she was named Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2018. Miki has written two books, “Do Cool Shit: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business and Live Happily Ever After” and now “Disrupt-Her: A Manifesto For the Modern Woman" both of which made #1 Amazon best seller list. Disrupt-Her, launched on Jan 29, 2019 and sold 10,000 copies in its opening week.

The Program Overview

Pre-Day
Wednesday, May 29
11AM-6PMSuccessful Speaking Strategies Workshop with Eric Edmeades
3PM-6AMPre-event Tribe Connection Session
9PM-12PMA-Fest Welcome Mingler
Day 1
Thursday, May 30
9AM-11AMA-Fest Event Registration
11AM-1PMWelcome to A-Fest with Vishen Lakhiani
2:30PM-5:30PMAfternoon Speaker Session
5:30PM-7PMBreathwork Session
8PM-12PM“Festa de Carnaval” Dinner Party
Day 2
Friday, May 31
8AM-9:30AMTransformational Dance
10:30AM-1PMMorning Speaker Session
2:30PM-6PMAfternoon Speaker Session
9PM-1AMNight at a Vineyard (offsite)
Day 3
Saturday, June 1
8AM-9AMMorning Workout
10AM-1:30PMBreakout Sessions
3PM-6PMSailing the Atlantic (excursion)
9PM-12AM“Expanding Beyond” Evening Event
Day 4
Sunday, June 2
8AM-9AMMorning Workout
8AM-9:30AMBreathwork Session
10:30AM-1PMMorning Speaker Session
2:30PM-6PMAfternoon Speaker Session
9PM-2AM“Arabian Wonders” Closing Party (offsite)
Post-Event Day
Monday, June 3
2:30PM-5:30PMPost A-Fest Integration Session

The Resort

Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort

Get to know an undiscovered side of coastal luxury.

Tivoli hotels offer a one-of-a-kind experience, priding themselves on their unique hotels and resorts. Each have a distinct personalities, yet share a timeless, elegant ambience, reflecting the knowledge and experience of generations of hoteliers.


Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Vale Covo Cliffside, this fully-refurbished five-star hotel and resort ensures a spectacular spot for your A-Fest experience. Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort boasts 248 stunningly refurbished bedrooms and suites, many with private balconies.


Take advantage of impeccable facilities from elegant fine dining to Tivoli Spa, a first-rate fitness centre and more than 1.300 square metres of impressive event space, with the same unstinting enthusiasm and warm service that has made the Tivoli Carvoeiro a landmark hotel for a quarter of a century.

Essential things to note

How To Get There

Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort is located 45 minutes from Faro International Airport (FAO), also known as Algarve Airport.

Where To Stay

A-Fest will take place at Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort, where all attendees will stay. Information on how to book a hotel room at the special A-Fest discounted room rate will be provided in the lead up to the event.

When to Arrive and Depart

If you’re on a tight schedule and flying in just for A-Fest we suggest you time yourself to arrive Wednesday evening and depart Monday after lunch.

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