Join us on Thursday July 7 at the Porto Innovation Hub from 10h - 11h30 for IPBN's first Member Meet Member event in Porto! This follows the very successful launch of the network in Porto in April. Join us to expand the network in the region.
Tuesday, June 21 from 10h to 11h30 Magdalena Osmola, Director of Marketing and Communication at Vale do Lobo, welcomed our members at their new experience place Vale Real and told us about all the fitness, sport, themed outdoor concerts and other activities the resort is planning during the summer.
On Tuesday June 14 at 1000 via Zoom, Philippe Brodeur, CEO and Founder of IPBN member company Overcast HQ held an exciting new Master Class. We learnt about cloud video collaboration and found out why it is important.
Tuesday June 7 between 0900 and 1000, the IPBN welcomed in Lisbon at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP) a delegation of 80 MBA students and Professors from the UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School on a visit to Lisbon for their Consulting week project.
The IPBN was delighted to partner Thursday June 2 from 9h30 to 11h at the Hotel Plaza Lisboa with IPBN member Yunit Consulting for a complete guide and presentation about the "SME Funding and Investment Opportunities in Portugal".
Thursday May 12th at 0930 at the Hotel Plaza Lisboa, we held an in-presence Members meet Members networking event in Lisbon, where members were able to connect, welcome new members, foster new partnerships and create new business opportunities with existing and new members.
Friday 29 in the morning at the UACS in Lisbon and in partnership with the Embassy and Enterprise Ireland, the IPBN held a seminar about the “Challenges & Opportunities of Doing Business in Ireland & Portugal” with Robert Troy TD, Ireland’s Minister and Secretary of State for Tourism, Trade and Services Rita Baptista Marques as part of the Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission in Lisbon.
Thursday April 28 at 4.30pm, The IPBN held another Members meet Members networking event in the Algarve at IPBN member Algarve Rock brewery in Faro. Several members presented themselves and connected again in presence and networked with existing and new members.
Thursday, April 21 from 1030 to 1pm at the Porto Innovation Hub, the IPBN organised its first conference in Porto to support the growing number of Irish and Portuguese companies in the region of strong economic development who are looking at business opportunities between the 2 countries.
Thursday April 7 at 1630 at the Hotel Plaza Lisboa took place the IPBN Annual General Meeting where we reviewed the 2021 activities and look into this year's plan and elected a new Chair of the IPBN.
Thursday March 24 at 1000 via Zoom, the IPBN held another Master Class with IPBN member Gerry Prizeman about how to perfecting your business skills in negotiation, facilitation, persuasion and influence, and assertiveness, All skills very valuable for SMEs as they seek to develop their teams and secure investments.
As part of our annual St Patrick's DaySustainability conference in Lisbon, the IPBN Algarve invited its members to an exclusive Tour of the Ombria resort on Wednesday, March 23 from 1000 to 1130,
The 3rd edition of the IPBN Sustainability conference took place in presence at the CCIP in Lisbon Thursday March 17 during the St Patricks' Day. This year, the conference covered topics from the transition to clean energy, the development and delivery of communication and energy networks to how organizations can become empowered to develop solutions that support and contribute to the UN Security Council’s goals.
Thursday February 24 at 1015 at the UAlg in Faro, the IPBN Algarve committee, in partnership with the Algarve STP, welcomed Roberto Antunes, Executive Director at NEST Tourism Innovation Center for an exclusive conversation about "Scaling-up for Tourism: Opportunities for Innovation in Tourism and the Challenges to Adapt to Transformation".
Thursday, February 10 at 1000 via Zoom, Mario Rodrigues, CEO of IPBN member company Upwords held another IPBN Master Class where we learnt how to grow your business in foreign markets.
Join us Tuesday, February 8 at 1000 via Zoom for our first Master Class of 2022: “Building A Successful Marketing Strategy,” with IPBN member Carole Smith, Online Marketing Coach and Consultant at SynNeo! Register today
Thursday January 27 at 4.30pm, the IPBN held the 3rd Edition of its Business Success Award, which took place at the Irish Embassy in Lisbon in presence of the Irish Ambassador to Portugal.
On January 20 at 1000 during an hour-long conversation via Zoom, IPBN members and leading resorts in the Algarve shared the measures they have taken to welcome back visitors safely. They also shared tips to manage your wealth to be ready when relocating to the sunny Algarve.
Tuesday December 14, IPBN members joined us at 4pm via Zoom for our Special Christmas Festivities with guest speakers IPBN member Susanna Tocca, CEO at DOC DMC Services Events and Wine and COO at Excelência de Portugal and Sarah O'Connor, digital marketing manager at ufurnish.com.
IPBN member Sharon Dehmel run with the IPBN a Master Class on Thursday, November 25 from 1000 via Zoom about helping leaders step up their talents to successfully scale their companies.
On Thursday November 18, we were delighted to have with us via Zoom IPBN member Hilary O’Shea who shared her experience and advise about managing a team in in a post-covid environment in which new reality of the workplace is hybrid.
Thursday November 11th at 4.30pm at The Campus, Quinta do Lago, we organised an in-presence Members meet Members networking event where members reconnected and fostered new connections with new members in the Algarve.
Thursday November 4th at 4pm, fellow members met at the Irish Embassy in Lisbon for an in-presence Members meet Members networking event on the last day of the Web Summit where we welcomed members from Ireland who were attending the summit in Lisbon.
On Thursday Oct 14 at 1000 WET via Zoom, IPBN member & Brand Designer Shane Moran told us how your branding must bring value to your business. This was the third and final Master Class of this series.
On Tuesday Oct 12 at 1000 WET via Zoom, IPBN member Allan Boyle and Business Consultant talked us through how to scale your business efficiently. This was the second part of our latest Master Class series.
On Friday, October 8 from 10h30 to 12h at the Campus, of the Quinta do Lago Sport Centre, we welcomed Hugo Barros as a guest speaker to walk our members through the key points of the much-anticipated Algarve Innovation Week and an update on the Tech Campus in the Algarve.
On Thursday Sep 30 during the World Maritime Day, the IPBN run its Blue Economy conference at the CCIP. in Lisbon. We assembled an impressive panel of speakers and experts in the fields of Transport, Energy, and Aquaculture. The event was also broadcasted live on YouTube for the ones not able to attend it in presence.
On Thursday Sept 23 at 1000 WET via Zoom, the IPBN run the first session of our 2nd Master Class 2021 Edition. We started the series with IPBN member Goran Engberg who told us about the "New Reality" in a business context.
We hosted an unprecedented online event: a Virtual Art Gallery! This exciting webinar featured five members from IPBN member the Crafters of Ireland.
We held another virtual Members meet Members Thursday, June 24 at 10h via the IPBN Zoom platform. This event was open both to members and non-members.
The IPBN Algarve Committee was thrilled to welcome its members to his first in-presence event in the Algarve in more than a year !
The IPBN was delighted to host his first in-presence event in over a year in Lisbon area! This event was open only to members and took place over a coffee break at the Hotel Riviera in Carcavelos, Tuesday June 8th from 0900 to 1030.
To bolster the necessity to shop locally, the EU has decided to take action. On Thursday May 27 at 1000 via Zoom, IPBN Board member and accountant Pedro Texeira laid out the groundwork for what we can expect, what we need to do to prepare, and how we can budget for these new VAT rules and changes.
Introduced by H.E. Ralph Victory, the Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal, Paschal Donohoe T.D, Minister for Finance of Ireland joined the IPBN via zoom on Thursday, May 20 for an exclusive conversation on post-pandemic growth and development.
As a follow-up to our Algarve Living series, the IPBN Algarve committee invited healthcare experts to discuss why the WHO's 2019 World Health Report awarded the Portuguese healthcare system its number 12 ranking out of 190 countries.
On April 28, we invited two key players in Lisbon to tell us via ZOOM more about the Portugal tech development and innovation scene in a Post Covid economic rebound and on April 30, new IPBN member BRIDGE IN told us about hiring in Portugal.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) took place Thursday 15th April 2021, at 1600 via ZOOM with an introduction from IPBN Member PwC about the Portugal Plan of Recovery and Resilience.
As part of the 2021 St Patrick’s Day celebrations, the IPBN hosted the 3rd edition of its annual Sustainability conference. We assembled a series of keynote speakers, experts in their own field. The conference took place this year during 3 days from March 16 to 18 and exclusively online via Zoom.
The fourth and final part of this Algarve Living Series took place Wednesday March 10 at 4pm, moderated by Carolyn McKeown, member of the IPBN Algarve Committee. In this webinar, the panel of keynote speakers presented the different area of this incredible region you should call home, the renting and purchasing best practices and the ups and downs to each.
On Tuesday March 9th at 2pm via Zoom, we learnt the secrets about Digital marketing from IPBN member Core Optimisation, the Results Agency.
The third part of our Algarve Living Series took place Thursday February 25 at 4pm, moderated by Sharon Farrell, the Chair of the IPBN Algarve Committee. In this webinar, our panel of experts led through the financial boxes you should check before you make the move, and what tax incentives the Portuguese Government is offering once on the ground.
As we were locked down for few more weeks, we proposed our members a Master Classes online programme available for 5 weeks in February/March 2021. This programme was put together with 3 IPBN members to stay fit, improve your Speech & Presence skills and your digital expertise.
The second webinar in the Algarve Living Series took place on February 11 at 4pm, moderated by Carolyn McKeown, a member of the IPBN Algarve committee and owner of Shebang PR. The webinar went through best practices in the areas of healthcare and wellness, highlighting the myriad sports and leisure activities available to you.
With the various lockdown and quarantine measures across the globe, we need to connect now more than ever. Our first Members meet Members of the year was about "Celebrating Network Diversity."
On Thursday January 28, we held the first webinar of the IPBN 2021 Algarve Living Series where Irish IPBN members shared their experience of living and working in the Algarve.
On Thursday January 14, we held a practical session via Zoom organised by the IPBN Algarve branch. This webinar was designed for those who have a business or are looking to start a business in Portugal and have been affected by the Covid -19 pandemic.
For our final event of 2020, we invited H.E. Ralph Victory, Irish Ambassador to Portugal to share his thoughts on the major events of 2020.
Our final Members meet Members of 2020 took place Thursday Nov 26 via Zoom. This time, we heard from our members in Ireland about their business coping with the current situation, their aspirations for next year and objectives in regards to Portugal.
6 IPBN members shared their experience of Digital Transformation in their business and industry. This was followed by a very interesting conversation with the audience.
The conversation between Aoife Healy, Chair of the IPBN Board and Daniel Traça, Dean of Nova School of Business and Economics, was filmed and broadcasted live from the Nova University Campus in Carcavelos (Lisbon).
The IPBN Algarve committee was delighted to hold another Members meet Members, this time around the theme INNOVATION. Our Algarve members showed how through continuous innovation, they are contributing to the recovery and development of the region.
The IPBN was delighted to broadcast for the first time live from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lisbon on Monday Sep 21 a conversation between Aoife Healy, Chair of the Board of Directors and IPBN Board members on the financial, legal and workspace issues that all SME's are facing today.
On Tuesday June 30 at 1100, Alberto Mota Borges, Director at the Faro International Airport, was Guest Speaker of the IPBN for a conversation via the IPBN ZOOM platform with Aoife Healy, Chair of of the IPBN Board of Directors.
We held another successful IPBN online Members meet Members networking event via ZOOM on Tuesday June 23. Over the last year, this format of networking between members and non-members has been very well received and attended, as a place to create new business opportunities. There will be more after the summer.
The first IPBN webinar series, which run between March 18 and June 18, has proven to be a real success amongst our members and a "place" to get expert updates & insights and stay well connected with other members during this unprecedented period of times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
After the Ireland and Portugal Governments announced their next easing on 18th May, H.E. Ralph Victory, Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal, took the opportunity to address the members of the IPBN about what it means for travel and work between Ireland and Portugal.
We realise how even more important in the current circumstances, it is for members to meet new or existing members to exchange ideas, create business relationship and partnership which will eventually translate into more business.
The Annual General Meeting of the Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) took place on Thursday 23rd April 2020, at 0930 via ZOOM due to the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 crisis and the prohibition on gathering in groups.
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As part of the 2020 St Patrick’s Day celebrations and to celebrate Lisbon’s tenure as Green Capital of Europe 2020, the IPBN is hosting an event to further collaboration and increase partnerships between both countries in the area of Sustainability. The theme this year is: Developments in Building Technology and the Built Environment: Implications for Sustainable Economic Development.
The IPBN was delighted to hold at the Ireland Embassy in Lisbon, another one of its Conversation series with, this time, distinguished Irish Ocean and Human Health expert and Champion Surfer Dr. Easkey Britton of the National University of Ireland in Galway.
The IPBN is delighted to support IPBN member and Algarve Committee member Carolyn McKeown from Shebang Events & PR Management lunch event on Friday March 6th between 1230 and 1530 at the restaurant Sandbanks in Vale do Lobo to celebrate the International Woman Day (March 8th).
The IPBN was delighted at the success of our first event in Dublin this week on “Doing Business & Living and Working in Portugal”. Over 200 guests were given presentations on the practical aspects of doing business or registering to live and work in Portugal.
Global Shares wins 2020 Irish-Portuguese Business Awards.
The employee-owned equity compensation management firm Global Shares scooped the 2020 Irish-Portuguese Business Awards in Lisbon on Thursday.
The IPBN in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and in presence of the Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal were delighted to host a Business networking event on Wednesday December 4th at 7pm at the Hotel Plaza Lisboa.
The Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) was delighted to host its second edition of our "Members meet Members" networking event on Thursday 21st of November at the Museum of Communications in downtown Lisbon.
The IPBN is delighted to introduce our new “Conversation” series. This series of conversations are with Leaders in prominent and emerging companies and will discuss the challenges of leading and managing a growing business, key factors in success and lessons learned along the way as well as some thoughts on what the future holds for the industry.
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.
The Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) was delighted to invite members and non-members for breakfast to our new "Members meet Members" format networking event at The Startup Lisboa Headquarters, right in the centre of Lisbon.
The Algarve Committee of the Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) was delighted to invite members and guests to an evening of informal networking at Dano's Sports Bar & Restaurant in the heart of Quinta do Lago, Algarve Friday June 14th.
The first IPBN Trade mission to Dublin was designed in particular for Portuguese entrepreneurs and companies interested in the Irish market, especially in the ICT field, looking for partners in Ireland.
When was the last time you attended a presentation or sales pitch and came away thinking “I will always recall the fantastic slides they showed” or “I will forever remember all the data they told me about their industry”? The answer is most probably very rarely to never.
Imagine an Algarve where everyone, both locals and visitors alike lives happy, healthy lives within the limits of the planet, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness, respecting and learning from local communities, culture and wisdom.
After 3 years, Chairman Tony Boyle moves to the role of Honorary President. Under his leadership, the IPBN set its objective to grow trade between Ireland and Portugal and had some great successes.
The IPBN hosted the first Sustainability Forum on 18th March 2019 as part of the Global St Patrick’s Day celebrations. The theme of the event was “Starting a Conversation on joint opportunities"...
The Ireland Portugal Business Network was delighted to hold this informative session about the different incentives and funding opportunities in the real estate and tourism sector that are currently being offered by Turismo de Portugal and IFRRU 2020.
2018 was a tremendous year for the IPBN and we are proud of our achievements. We saw huge growth in our membership, our activities and our connections in Portugal and Ireland and were especially thrilled to see a branch of the IPBN in the Algarve come to life. After such a busy year, we wanted to hear from our members on how their business was in 2018.
The IPBN Algarve was thrilled to partner with Andrew Coutts for a new conference that examined the residential tourism sector in the Algarve and its medium and long-term sustainability. This day long conference was held in the Anantara Vilamoura Resort, on Friday 23rd November 2018.
The launch event of the IPBN in the Algarve organised by the IPBN Algarve committee at the Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago, on Thursday Oct 4th attracted a large crowd of local businesses, local officials and local entrepreneurs.
The Ireland Portugal Business Network was delighted to host the September briefing at the Hotel Plaza in Lisbon with presentations from Alexandra Leite of AICEP Portugal Global and Raul Marigorta of Enterprise Ireland.
The IPBN was specially thrilled with the set-up of our Algarve committee, very shortly after the successful launch event of the IPBN earlier in June.
Participate in variety of different events that help you to meet the people running businesses in the Portuguese or Irish markets, allowing you to promote your business and connect with other businesses to find opportunities to work or develop ideas.