• Start: 19th March 2024
    End: 19th March 2024
  • Start: 9:00am
    End: 1:00pm
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5th Edition IPBN Sustainability Conference

Start Date:

9:00am, 19th March 2024

End Date:

1:00pm, 19th March 2024


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


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The IPBN was delighted to invite all its members to the 5th edition of its Annual St Patrick’s Day Sustainability conference at the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Portugal (CCIP) in Lisbon on Tuesday March 19 from 9h to 13h in presence of H.E. Alma Ní Choigligh, Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal, Geoffrey Graham, Chair of the IPBN Board, IPBN Board Members, our Executive Partners and Enterprise Ireland.

The conference this year focused on the development, innovation, and challenges faced in three different areas: Air, Sea, and Food with three panel discussions and several talks led by industry experts.

We reviewed the EU plenary agreement on ReFuelEU in the Aviation sector, which Brussels voted on last September in the European Parliament. This agreement marks the first-ever Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) mandate in the EU. We discussed its implications and what this means for the future transformation of the Aviation Industry.

We assessed the solutions developed to drive sustainable economic value from healthy oceans with the participation of Blueinsight, a Marine autonomous robotics start-up based at the Technology Park CEiiA in Matosinhos, and this year's IPBN Business Success Award winner Enerview Solutions, a leading renewable energy solutions company doing business in Portugal and Ireland.

We discussed Food and Nutrition and their interfaces with our health and well-being with the participation of our new academic partner the University Catolica do Porto and its Higher School of Biotechnology, a reference institution in the domain.

In between these panels’ conversations, there was two discussions with IPBN members and another recent IPBN Business Success Award Winner.

The first discussion was about social and environmental innovation with pedagogy actions to change our current consumption habits.

The second one about how a project like Oxy Carbon can help companies achieve their carbon zero objectives in view of the impact and challenges of the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) for businesses of all sizes to take effect in January 2025.

You can check all the details about our guest speakers in the programme below.
There was plenty of time to network with all the guest speakers and delegates.

Special thank you to our sponsors and IPBN members Aluline and AGREEN Full Cycle Building Management and all our Executive Partners to make this conference possible. And thank you again for the loyal support of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Portugal (CCIP) in Lisbon, who has been hosting all our Sustainability conferences since 2019.

The event was open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

Provisional Programme

0830      Registration and Welcome coffee

0900      Welcome – Geoffrey Graham, IPBN Chair of the IPBN Board of Directors

0915      Opening statements – H.E. Alma Ní Choigligh, Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal

0930      A panel conversation navigating Sustainable Aviation across the sector with a focus on energy efficient solutions:

  • Andreia Ramos, Environment and Sustainability Director at ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal, SA - VINCI Airports
  • Jose Francisco Gamboa, Sustainability Director, Grupo SATA
  • Maria João Calha, Sustainability Director, TAP Air Portugal
  • Moderated by Geoffrey Graham, Senior Partner at EDGE - International Lawyers, Chair of the IPBN and representative member for Portugal on the European Air Law Association Committee.

1015      A conversation about social & environmental innovation to change current consumption habits:

  • Silvia Correia, IPBN Business success Award Winner 2023, Social Entrepreneur & Founder & CEO of re.store
  • IPBN member Nessa Maguire, Co-founder & CEO of EudaOrg

1045      A panel conversation about solutions to drive sustainable economic value for healthy oceans:

  • Paulo Vasconcelos Figueiredo, Business Development Manager and Technical Project Manager at CEiiA and Blueinsight, a Marine autonomous robotics start-up developing a portfolio of solutions to drive sustainable economic value from healthy oceans. They are a single point access to data, information and services over the ocean.
  • Gavin Mc Bride, MD Enerview Solutions – IPBN Business Success Award winner 2023 - a leading renewable energy company specialised in the areas of onshore and offshore wind, solar and Electric Vehicle sectors.
  • Moderated by Susan Cabeceiras, IPBN Board Member and Founder & CEO of KONCEPTNESS Gestão de Projetos, Imobiliária, Arquitetura, Engenharia & Design

1115      Coffee Break

1145      A conversation about how projects like Oxy carbon can help companies achieve their carbon zero objectives with;

  • Neil Chadwick, Global Operations, Oxycarbon UK EUROPE, taking your company on your pathway to Zero carbon emissions. Neil has 30 years of working for and advising major global corporations all over Europe.
  • Will Wynn, Former Mayor of Austin, Texas from 2003-09. Will is a sought-after professional speaker on matters related to energy policy and efficiencies, sustainability, and urban revitalization and splits his time between Texas and Albufeira, Algarve.

1215      A panel discussion about Food and Nutrition and their interfaces with health and well-being:

  • Manuela Pintado, Associate Professor at School of Biotechnology, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Research activities focused on the agro-food and environmental areas and their interfaces with health and well-being.
  • Nicola Sainty,  Business Relationship Manager at Revive Active. Nicola is a Nutritional Therapist, with special interest in Opus23 genetic analysis, SWAMI (biometrics) and Blood Group Typing. Enterprise Ireland Member.
  • Moderated by John Paul Prior, Chair of the IPBN Porto and Director of Sales Strategy and Technical Development at Farmony, a data driven, food-tech company, set up with the goal of building innovative technology solutions empowering growers to produce nutritious food locally and sustainably.

1300     Networking

1330      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.