Members meet Members

Members meet Members

​Don't miss another IPBN Members meet Members (MMM) networking event via ZOOM. 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. 

June 23rd, 2020 16:00
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RECENT EVENTS

A Conversation with H.E. Ralph Victory, Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal

A Conversation with H.E. Ralph Victory, Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal

​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.

May 20th, 2020 10:00
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Members Meet Members

Members Meet Members

​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.

May 14th, 2020 16:00
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Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020

Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020

​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.

April 23rd, 2020 9:30
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The Sustainability Conference 2020

The Sustainability Conference 2020

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 arnold.delville@ireland-portugal.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. 

March 16th, 2020 9:30
Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa
A conversation with Marine Social Scientist Easkey Britton

A conversation with Marine Social Scientist Easkey Britton

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. 

March 9th, 2020 10:30
The Ireland Embassy
International Women's Day

International Women's Day

​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).

March 6th, 2020 12:30
Sandbanks Beach Restaurant
The Portugal Conference

The Portugal Conference

​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. 

February 4th, 2020 9:30
Clayton Hotel
2020 IPBN Business Success Award

2020 IPBN Business Success Award

​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. 

January 30th, 2020 17:00
Ireland Embassy
Members meet Members Algarve - Dec 13

Members meet Members Algarve - Dec 13

​The IPBN Algarve committee was delighted to held its first Members meet Members event in the Algarve at the splendid vinyard and home holidays Quinta dos Vales.

December 13th, 2019 16:00
Quinta dos Vales
Business Networking with Enterprise Ireland

Business Networking with Enterprise Ireland

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. 

December 4th, 2019 19:00
Hotel Lisboa Plaza
Members meet Members

Members meet Members

​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.

November 21st, 2019 16:00
Museum of Communications
A conversation with Sean Moriarty, CEO of the Quinta do Lago

A conversation with Sean Moriarty, CEO of the Quinta do Lago

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.

October 18th, 2019 11:30
The Magnolia Hotel
THE ALGARVE TOURISM CONFERENCE

THE ALGARVE TOURISM CONFERENCE

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.

September 27th, 2019 8:00
Hilton as Castactas Golf Resort & Spa
Members meet Members

Members meet Members

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.

September 19th, 2019 8:30
The Startup Lisboa Headquarters
IPBN Algarve Networking gathering

IPBN Algarve Networking gathering

​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.

June 14th, 2019 17:30
Dano's Sports Bar & Restaurant
ICT Trade Mission to Ireland

ICT Trade Mission to Ireland

​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.

June 12th, 2019 9:00
Finding your USP - Storytelling in Business: The Why and The How

Finding your USP - Storytelling in Business: The Why and The How

​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. 

June 6th, 2019 18:00
The Future of the Algarve: Circular Economy & Smart, Sustainable development

The Future of the Algarve: Circular Economy & Smart, Sustainable development

​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.

May 30th, 2019 18:00
Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa
Annual General Meeting - AGM

Annual General Meeting - AGM

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.

April 30th, 2019 16:00
Ireland Embassy
Inaugural Ireland Portugal Sustainability Forum

Inaugural Ireland Portugal Sustainability Forum

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"...

March 18th, 2019 9:00
CCIP - Camara de Comercio e Industria Portuguesa
Investment incentives in the Tourism sector - Algarve

Investment incentives in the Tourism sector - Algarve

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.

March 12th, 2019 8:30
Hilton Vilamoura
IPBN Business Success Award

IPBN Business Success Award

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.  

January 30th, 2019 17:00
Ireland Embassy
The Algarve Residential Tourism and Sustainability Conference

The Algarve Residential Tourism and Sustainability Conference

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.

November 23rd, 2018 8:45
Anantara Vilamoura Resort
Algarve 2020: An insight on business opportunities

Algarve 2020: An insight on business opportunities

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.

October 4th, 2018 11:15
The Magnolia Hotel
Business Breakfast with AICEP and Entreprise Ireland

Business Breakfast with AICEP and Entreprise Ireland

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.

September 18th, 2018 8:30
Hotel Lisboa Plaza
The IPBN Algarve committee set-up meeting

The IPBN Algarve committee set-up meeting

​​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.

July 24th, 2018 16:00
The Magnolia Hotal
Minister of State for European Affairs Ms. Helen McEntee, T.D. in Lisbon

Minister of State for European Affairs Ms. Helen McEntee, T.D. in Lisbon

​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.

June 20th, 2018 18:00
Hotel Tivoli
The Ireland Portugal Business Network in the Algarve.

The Ireland Portugal Business Network in the Algarve.

​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.

June 14th, 2018 11:00
Hilton Vilamoura
Business Breakfast - “Promotional Strategies for your Business”

Business Breakfast - “Promotional Strategies for your Business”

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.

May 15th, 2018 8:30
Hotel Plaza Lisboa
Torres Vedras trip to Fingal County (Dublin)

Torres Vedras trip to Fingal County (Dublin)

​​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.

April 12th, 2018 10:00
Fingal County Council
St Patrick's Day Gala Dinner

St Patrick's Day Gala Dinner

​​We had a fantastic evening at our Annual St. Patrick's Day Gala Dinner celebration, in the Marriott Hotel, Lisbon.

March 10th, 2018 19:00
Marriott Hotel
IPBN sign a Protocol with AICEP

IPBN sign a Protocol with AICEP

IPBN / AICEP join forces to develop further trade and business between Portugal and Ireland

February 28th, 2018 12:00
AICEP HeadQuarters
Panel discussion with the Chairman of TAP airlines, Sr. Miguel Frasquilho

Panel discussion with the Chairman of TAP airlines, Sr. Miguel Frasquilho

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

February 20th, 2018 12:00
InterContinental Hotel
Irish Telecom Companies Visit Altice

Irish Telecom Companies Visit Altice

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. 

October 25th, 2017 9:00
Altice Headquarters, Lisbon
IPBN Network Event – Success Stories

IPBN Network Event – Success Stories

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...

October 12th, 2017 17:00
Ireland Embassy
Fianna Fail Minister visit Torres Vedras

Fianna Fail Minister visit Torres Vedras

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.

September 5th, 2017 9:00
Municipality of Torres Vedras
DIT (Dublin Institute Technology) visit to Altice Labs in Aveiro

DIT (Dublin Institute Technology) visit to Altice Labs in Aveiro

​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.

June 26th, 2017 9:00
Altice Labs in Aveiro
St Patrick’s Day Celebration

St Patrick’s Day Celebration

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.

March 16th, 2017 17:30
Official Residence of the Ambassador
Business Breakfast with Michael O'Leary, Ryanair CEO

Business Breakfast with Michael O'Leary, Ryanair CEO

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.

September 21st, 2016 8:30
Camara de Comercio e Industria Portuguesa
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