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.


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

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.


Krystyna Rawicz, MD - KRA Visionary Project Partners Ltd

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Filipe Santiago, Managing Partner - BlueShift


Janine & Janice McNally-Trainor, JJMT Photography


Ana João Sepulveda, 40+Lab, Managing Partner

Upcoming Events

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Investment incentives in the Tourism sector
Hilton Vilamoura
Tuesday March 12th
The IPBN Algarve committee, supported by Omey Projects and Shebang Events & PR Management is hosting a Business Breakfast briefing on the topic of new investment and funding opportunities in Tourism, Real Estate and Business in the Hilton Hotel in Vilamoura, Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 8.30 am.

We have lined up a very exciting speakers’ panel with the participation of:
Nuno Miguel Alves, Senior Director, Investment Directorate at Turismo de Portugal, will be presenting the Tourism 2020 plan and funding initiatives for companies already based in Portugal and Irish investors
Abel Mascarenhas, President of the Executive Board, from the Urban Rehabilitation & Revitalization Investment Fund – IFRRU 2020, will be introducing the urban rehabilitation concept as an instrument for the revitalization of cities and explaining the types of support companies can get and how to apply to get funding.  
Antonio Lobo, Funding manager, from Santander, will be presenting the funding options for restoration projects in the Algarve and other funding opportunities in the Tourism sector 

Admission is free, but subject to registration by sending an email to arnold.delville@ireland-portugal.com. Subject: IPBN Investment opportunities – March 12 – Hilton Vilamoura
Investment incentives in the Tourism sector – Algarve 
Date: Tuesday March 12
Venue: Hilton Vilamoura, Sala Lima 
0830      Registration & Networking
0850      Welcome – Dearbháile Banahan– IPBN Algarve committee Chairwoman
0900      Nuno Alves, Turismo de Portugal 2020
0920      Abel Mascarenhas, IFRRU 2020
0940      Antonio Lobo, Santander 
1000      Coffee & Networking
1045      End 

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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.


Technology & Startups

Tourism & Leisure

Food & Agriculture

Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

Professional Services / Other

To find out more about any aspect of the network or to request help from the network please fill in your query

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