• Start: 17th March 2023
    End: 17th March 2023
  • Start: 9:00am
    End: 1:00pm
  • , Portugal

4th Edition of the IPBN Sustainability conference

Start Date:

9:00am, 17th March 2023

End Date:

1:00pm, 17th March 2023


CCIP - Portuguese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, R. das Portas de Santo Antão 89 , Lisboa, 1169-022, Portugal



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The IPBN is confident that there are myriad opportunities to improve energy efficiency throughout every sector of the economy, whether it is buildings, transportation, industry, energy generation or otherwise.

With this in mind, we assembled an exciting program for the fourth Edition of our annual Sustainability Conference to focus on these solutions while simultaneously exploring the importance of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), the impact of Smart Cities on a greener future, and how technology can aid advancement in that direction.

We were delighted to welcome all speakers, panelists, and moderators as well as H.E.Ralph Victory, the Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal, Mr. Neale Richmond T.D., Ireland’s Minister for Employment Affairs and Retail Business and all the IPBN Executive Partners Brookes Property Group, The Portugal News, Skanstec, Ardanis, Konceptness, and PwC Portugal during St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17 from 9h to 13h at the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Portugal (CCIP) in Lisbon.

The agenda of the conference can be found below and there was plenty of time for networking during coffee breaks where members and guests exchanged ideas, views and contacts..

Special thank you to our Sponsors: Konceptness, Fifty Shades Greener, AGREEN Full Cycle Building Management and Enterprise Ireland.

The conference was open to members and non members and was free of charge.


0830     Registration and Welcome coffee

0855     Welcome – Geoffrey Graham, Chair of the IPBN Board of Directors

0900     Opening Remarks by Mr. Neale Richmond T.D., Ireland’s Minister for Employment Affairs and Retail Business (introduced by H.E. Ralph Victory, Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal)

0920     A panel conversation about Energy Efficiency Solutions with guest speakers:

  • EDP - Margarida Correia Pires - Head of Business Development/New Downstream. About leading the Energy Transition.
  • PwC Portugal – Claudia Coelho – Partner - Sustainable Business Solutions.
  • Skanstec Engineering – Declan Wynne, MD and IPBN Executive Partner. Skanstec offers a wide range of tailored and flexible engineering solutions across the energy sector.     

1000   Eco Villages in Portugal that supply their own energy, food and water.

  •  IPBN member Florijn de Graaf, Founder SmartHoods.

1015     Enterprise Ireland - Energy 

  • Adrian de Andres, Director Market Development, Simply Blue Group
  • Elsa Lemos Ferreira, CEO Iberia, Amarenco Group

1045      Coffee Break

1100     Case Study 1

  • IPBN Member Eduardo Pereira – ClearEnergy PT – About Hydrogen adaptation in Portugal

1115      A panel conversation about Smart Cities with guest speakers

  • CM Coimbra – Miguel Fonseca , Economic City Councillor
  • CM de Matosinhos - Dr. Carlos Mouta. Vice-Presidente da CM de Matosinhos
  • KRA Visionary Project Partners (Ireland) - Finnbar Howell, Technical Director

1150     Case Study 2

  • Ciaran O’Morain, CEO, Qualflow Systems - Enterprise Ireland member - Innovative Draught Beer Quality and Dispense Solutions
  • Raquel Noboa, Founder & CEO - Fifty Shades Greener - About preparing the future talent for the Green Jobs of tomorrow.

1220   Will Technology save the future? The impacts of the cloud, software, and technology practices.

  • A conversation between Mario Gago, IPBN Board Member and Stefan Goor, Co-founder and Group CIO Ardanis and IPBN Executive Partner.

1245      Case Study 3 

  • IPBN member Mike Rumble, CEO Algarve Solar Pool Heating Solutions about the Solar energy potential in the Algarve region and need for investment.

1300     “Link between ESG and profitability exists: New research”.

  • A conversation between IPBN members Carolina Almeida Cruz Co-Founder of C-More! Beyond the Obvious and Krystyna Rawicz, CEO at KRA Renewables

1330      Networking

​1345      End

Booking Closed

**Anyone purchasing IPBN Member Tickets must have valid IPBN Membership on the day of the event. If you would like to purchase IPBN membership please go to https://www.ireland-portugal.com/join/. To check your membership status please contact arnold.delville@ireland-portugal.com.