Nomad Island Fest is back in’23 @ Madeira

Guest Post: The Nomad Escape

From 7-13 December 2023 a selected group of local, international entrepreneurs and remote working professionals will gather together for a unique interactive networking event in Ponta Do Sol, Madeira Island.

The Nomad Island fest is a 7+ day event, gathering professionals from all over the world with the intention to set a mark within the global digital nomad and remote work industry.

This event will stand out by its interactive format, held in Europe’s fastest growing Remote Work and Digital Nomad destination: Madeira Island.

Building the foundation for this annually global network event

Michelle Maree, the founder of The Nomad Escape said: “We are building the foundation of a unique interactive global network event for online entrepreneurs and remote working professionals, which will annually return and where we aim to gather 100+ professionals in a popular remote work hub, in collaboration with partners with shared values. This will be the third, pocket edition, to refine the program for future events’.

During the pandemic the interest for our Business and Self-Development programs tripled. This shows how much people feel isolated while working remotely and community is more important than ever.

My community of Alumni Escapers want to gather and meet people offline again, and it is time to offer this possibility to them”

Although many companies allowed their employees to work remotely before the Covid-19 pandemic, it became the new normal after this.

As the pandemic spread, forcing the market to go into lockdown in many countries, businesses were left with no other option than to work remotely. As a result, there has been a massive increase in the number of remote workers since 2020.

A truly interactive event, which will combine business, networking and wellness, relaxation and fun.

A diversity of activities will bring connections, skill-sharing, and peer-to-peer mentoring to the table: from Match Making programs, Business brainstorming sessions, to life talks, expert workshops, and more. Daily networking sessions will be facilitated by the team and will create new professional connections. The participants can book a package with accommodation and meals included, staying in the beautiful Estalagem Ponta do Sol, whilst having access to fitness and vitality programs.

It is a business-focused event, where professionals share skills and grow their network in an informal, playful way, which embraces the location-independent lifestyle. It will tackle the challenges of remote workers working individually on their projects and businesses and helps them to discuss ideas and bottlenecks with like-minded professionals.

Besides this, the event will be focussed on having fun and we will bring in DJ’s, music, and dance workshops to help everyone unplug from the daily routine.

A truly interactive event, which will combine business, networking and wellness, relaxation and fun.

The success of World’s first Nomad Village in Madeira Island, Ponta Do Sol, put this Island on the map as one of the most popular Remote Work Hubs in Europe.

With The Nomad Island Fest the founders want to create a long lasting alliance between Remote Entrepreneurs, Digital Nomads & Madeira by hosting this annual event.

With the support of Startup Madeira, expanding companies are able to set up businesses in Madeira, create new jobs, bring new skills & provide training opportunities.


The local economy will be directly stimulated through business tourism & expansion through economic partnership, trade deals, foreign investment & other economic activity supported by actioning.

This event will be executed in partnership with local and international partners with shared values. 

Current partners are Xolo, Remotivate,  Nomads Giving Back, Safety Wing, Startup Madeira, APM, and many more! Click here and send us a message

About The Nomad Escape

The Nomad Escape helps international Remote Working professionals to grow their skills, network and business during exclusive business- and self development programs. They have hosted more than +1000 professionals from 26 nationalities in several retreats in different locations Globally.
Through here, you can directly get in touch with them or read more information on their website, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.