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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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: As a result of the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, the board of the IPBN has decided to postpone the conference in the interest of public safety. This important conference will be rescheduled at a later date. The IPBN wish to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Updates will be posted on our social media platforms. For further information, please contact email@example.com
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.
Final stop of the Minister visit to Portugal, addressing the Ireland Portugal Business Network in Lisbon, where she heard about the different businesses & co-operation between Ireland and Portugal. The reception was on invitation only and opened exclusively to members of the IPBN.
The launch of the Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) in the Algarve at the Hilton Vilamoura on June 14th centred around the theme "Ireland and Portugal - Opportunities to grow business". It involved presentations from Portuguese and Irish businesses in the region followed by a panel discussion.
The "Business Breakfast" at the Hotel Lisboa Plaza centred around the theme "Promotional Strategies for your Business - from the traditional to the technological". We had several IPBN members sharing their expertise and experience from different international perspective, followed by a panel debate.
In April, IPBN Board Director Liam King, led a small delegation which included the Mayor of Torres Vedras, Camara Presidente Carlos Bernardes on a trip to Dublin. Fingal County and Torres Vedras share many traits, including proximity to the Capital city.
We had a fantastic evening at our Annual St. Patrick's Day Gala Dinner celebration, in the Marriott Hotel, Lisbon.
IPBN / AICEP join forces to develop further trade and business between Portugal and Ireland
The Ireland Portugal Business Network ran a fantastic event on the theme of Leisure and Business Opportunities between Ireland and Portugal with the presence of Sr. Miguel Frasquilho, Chairman of TAP Airlines
Altice had organised more than 30 meetings throughout the day where the Irish companies were presented with Altice key latest technology and a procurement team helped identifying opportunities.
This was the ideal opportunity for the IPBN to introduce these leading Irish companies to potential Portuguese partners.
This Invitation only Members network event was held at the Embassy where we debated how the IPBN can help stimulating and driving an increase in trade and economic activity between Ireland and Portugal with the participation and presentation of leading Portuguese companies such as Kish Capital (Investment), Invest Lisboa (Public sector, Investment), Noesis (Technology) and Blue Shift (Hospitality). This was attended by a large crowd and gave the opportunity to our members to showcas...
Members of the Irish community in Torres Vedras held a meeting on Tuesday 5th September to explore the possibility of advancing communications and trade between the municipality of Torres Vedras and Fingal County.
A delegation from the Dublin Institute of Technology, led by President of the DIT, Dr. Brian Norton visited the Altice Labs in Aveiro, the University at Aveiro and the Instituto Pedro Nunes at Coimbra University, with the aim of forging strong links between the academic and Enterprises and the basis for mutual co-operation and collaboration.
Ambassador Orla Tunney hosted at her residence IPBN members in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. We had the honour to count amongst our privileged guests with the presence of EU Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation Carlos Moedas as guest speaker.
Tony Boyle, Chairman of the Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN), supported by The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP) hosted Ireland’s most colourful and successful entrepreneur, Michael O’Leary, Chief Executive of Ryanair.
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.