About the Network

The purpose of the network is to stimulate and increase trade between the 2 countries by

  • flag Helping Irish and Portuguese companies to broaden their network, make contacts and drive sales / increase business
  • flag Assisting Irish companies and investors coming into the Portuguese market to meet potential business contacts
  • flag It would assist Portuguese companies looking to Ireland for business opportunities.
  • flag Helping Government Agencies explore and enhance trade links between the 2 countries to improve the opportunities for their client companies.
  • flag Giving Irish and Portuguese companies better access to the worldwide diaspora networks of both countries.

Brochure

Download a brochure here of some of the networks activities and how they benefit our members.

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Member spotlight v2

The IPBN is very proud to launch a new section opened to our existing and new members only. In partnership with our new member and executive partner, Sam Pinnington from Polaris PR, we are offering our members the chance to conduct an interview and publish a press release about your company, challenges, successes. This will be advertised across all our channels. In a second step and to be discussed with Sam, Polaris PR can then also help you publish it to external local and international media.

If you are interested, please contact arnold.delville@ireland-portugal.com

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Luis Franco, EMEA Managing Director – Survey Monkey

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Helder Palhas, Portugal Country Manager – Aspire Technology

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Juan-Carlos Anguiano, Owner - Printstation

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Heloise Pereira de Lima, General Manager, e-secretary

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Desmond O'Neill, Managing Director - Allmarket (Ireland) Ltd.

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Krystyna Rawicz, MD - KRA Visionary Project Partners Ltd

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Filipe Santiago, Managing Partner - BlueShift

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Janine & Janice McNally-Trainor, JJMT Photography

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Ana João Sepulveda, 40+Lab, Managing Partner

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Deborah Dahab, Director - Wisebond Coaching

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Aoife Healy, Partner, Pathway Consulting, Strategy and Management Consulting, Executive Coaching

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Erica Cash, Director - Operations - MESPIL Developments & Investments.

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Fatima Duarte Amaro, International Business Consultant - Luis Amaro

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Andrew Coutts, CEO - ILM Group Portugal

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Mark Downey, Registered Rodenburg Teacher , Vocal Coach & Presence Expert - Speech & Presence

Upcoming Events

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SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER 2019
THE HILTON VILAMOURA AS CASCATAS GOLF RESORT & SPA
Program Curated by Andrew Coutts, CEO ILM Tourism & Hospitality Real Estate Group Portugal and IPBN Algarve Committee member

NEW TOURISM MARKETS FOR NEW TIMES - PREPARING THE ALGARVE FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN THE 2020’S
Medical tourism, Senior living, Wellness Tourism & Authentic travel


-        The global market for medical tourism is forecast to reach USD 46.6 billion by 2021

-        The global population for those aged 60+ will reach 2.1 billion in 2050 (WHO)

-        8 major trends in the global wellness industry are worth US$4.2 trillion – Global Wellness Institute

The natural assets of the Algarve are the perfect environment for a 2020’s circular economy. By defining a sustainable development strategy and catalysing investment driven by market demand, we are going to explore the opportunities that exist for these ‘new’ markets.

National and international experts will provide insight into the demand side - market trends, potential source markets and consumer behaviour.

Leading Algarve tourism & travel players, tourist lodging operators and hotel & resort developers will evaluate and consider the supply side opportunity.

This is a fantastic event to learn from experts about the new Tourism trends and their business opportunities as well as a great occasion to develop new business connections and partnerships. Don't miss it. Tickets are already available with an Early Bird price valid until 15th August. See details further below.

The IPBN would particularly like to thank Andrew Coutts and Jorge Cabaço from Dengun for the conference partnership and the Hilton Vilamoura (IPBN member) for the venue and catering as well as IPBN member Sam Pinnington from Polaris Media Management for the PR communications.

Tickets
You can already buy your tickets at
www.algarveconference.com
Exclusively and available only to IPBN members, benefit of 10% discount on the EARLY BIRD ticket, valid until 15th August.
And 20% discount on the subsequent normal and last minute prices.
For the special prices and if you are an IPBN member, please contact arnold.delville@ireland-portugal.com for the access promotional code.

Sponsorship
We also have very interesting sponsorship packages starting at €500 for 2 tickets and a roll-up at the conference.
If interested, please contact arnold.delville@ireland-portugal.com / (+351) 969 196 055

Conference Philosophy - Making a market
National and international experts will provide insight into key emerging tourism markets demand side aspects; market trends, case studies, potential source markets and ‘new consumer’ behaviour.

An ongoing revolving panel of leading Algarve tourism & travel players, marketeers, technology experts, tourist lodging operators, sustainability experts, real estate players, hotel, resort & residential developers will evaluate and consider the supply-side business-related opportunities. Invited participants include:

Programme
09.00: CONFERENCE OPENING
Welcome: Aoife Healy – Chairperson IPBN
Introduction & conference co-chairmen: Andrew Coutts & Jorge Cabaço
Opening address: Joao Fernandes – President of the Algarve Tourism Region

09.30: THE OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ALGARVE CIRCULAR ECONOMY & A SUSTAINABLE TOURISM SECTOR
Professor Francisco Serra - CCDR Algarve
Declan Conway – Global Sustainability Initiative

10.15: HEALTH TOURISM
Tourism (and travel) is an activity that can contribute to the creation or improvement of wellbeing. An overview of the WELLNESS definitions and applications of health tourism, the umbrella term for the subtypes: wellness tourism and medical tourism.

What is the market opportunity for the Algarve? What are the challenges and resources required?

How should the Algarve destination be positioned in the wellness & medical tourism market?

Speaker: Nazir Sacoor – Longevity

10.45: BREAK


11.00: MEDICAL TOURISM                                                                                  
Panel moderator – Nuno Alexandre - HPA Group Relationship Manage

The medical tourism experience of HPA. The HPA & Longevity vision for the 2020’s

What are the key assets for Portugal as a healthcare destination? What are the top treatments for medical travellers? UK and Ireland -what is the market demand and the current waiting list situation for patients in the UK and Ireland. What initiatives are currently in place to enable patients to access medical care in Portugal;

Revive Clinic - Medical Body & Mind Retreat, supporting patients recovering from multi-system diseases.

Speakers:
Catherine Hallahan – GSI Health & Wellness Exchange
Ieke van Doorn – Revive Clinic Algarve
Marilia Pais – Grupo HPA Saude
Nazir Sacoor – Longevity
Nuno Alexandre - Grupo HPA Saude

12.30: LUNCH

13.30: WELLNESS AND/OR WELL-BEING?

The latest cultural and behavioural trends. The concept of 'new luxury': passion, contribution, experience, wellness, community and sustainability.

The pillars of sustainable wellness design

How will the traditional hotel/resort spa model need to evolve as other wellness methods and models evolve including a focus on mind, body and soul?
The strategic value of wellness to the Ombria Resort real estate marketing & sales strategy

Speakers:
Magdalena Osmola – Vale do Lobo
Martin Goldman – ASPA International
Bruno Silverio - Pine Cliffs Resort/UIP

15.00: BREAK

15.15: ACTIVE & SENIOR LIVING

Panel moderator: Peter Robinson – Promatura Europe
The European ageing market, the opportunity for Portugal

Framing the various senior living segments and how to make money by delighting your customers

How can Portugal drive incremental revenue by fully harnessing the value to be created servicing an older, international population? Unique insights into the UK Retirement Community sector; a significant market for Portugal. ProMatura present the 11-key take-aways from a recent major UK research study. Case studies from ProMatura senior living clients around the world – key learnings for the Algarve

Speakers:
Ana Sepulveda - 40+ lab: Longevity Economy Experts
Goran Engberg – Growise
Margaret Wylde - Promatura USA
Peter Robinson - Promatura Europe


16.45: THE OPPORTUNITY OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
There is: Sustainable Tourism, Ecotourism, Responsible Travel, Conscious Tourism, Ethical Travel, Slow Tourism, Community-Based Tourism, Creative Tourism, Voluntarism, Geo-tourism, even Pro-Poor Tourism. What is the difference?

What are the natural product and programme opportunities with the highest ROI and ROW for the Algarve?

Speaker: Joao Ministro – Proactivetur

17.15 CONFERENCE CLOSE:
The Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal (to be confirmed)

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www.ireland-portugal.com for regular updates.

Any questions/doubt,, please contact arnold.delville@ireland-portugal.com / (+351) 969 196 055

The IPBN is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland 

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Activities

The primary focus of the group is to enhance trade links and activities and events are geared are increasing the engagement and participation of the members in achieving this.

  • event Business briefings with strong keynote speakers from the Portuguese and Irish business communities and opportunities to hear commentary and advice from leaders in the network and wider business community.
  • event Industry specific events aimed at facilitating introductions between potential business partners.
  • event Active web forums and high usage of social networking platforms to share information, drive interaction, solve problems and give referrals.
  • event Newsletters and forums sharing the expertise of the members, showcasing the products and services of the members and celebrating their successes.

Sectors

Technology & Startups

Tourism & Leisure

Food & Agriculture

Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

Professional Services / Other

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