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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.