• Start: 14th October 2022
    End: 14th October 2022
  • Start: 9:30am
    End: 1:00pm
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Agro Business Conference

Start Date:

9:30am, 14th October 2022

End Date:

1:00pm, 14th October 2022


Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, R. Anneliese Pohl, 8400-450 Porches,


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As a follow-up to our annual St. Patrick's Day Sustainability Conference in Lisbon, the IPBN Algarve committee has decided to focus on Sustainable Development Goal 15 (SDG 15) or put simply, "Life on Land" by organizing a Review of Organic Farming, Forestry & Water supply in the Algarve at the Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa. 

The conference is meant to focus on reviewing organic farming, forestry, and the water supply in the Algarve, local products and producers, and what the local businesses and communities are doing to help foster growth and sustainability within the sector. 

In partnership with Tourism de Algarve and Tourism of Portugal in Ireland, we hope to gain a better understanding of what it means to enjoy the gastronomy and local products of the region. The IPBN will showcase local producers and the farm and wine estate in Albernôa, Alentejo, Vila Vita’s Herdade dos Grous,

We are counting on the cooperation of the Director of Tourism de Algarve to open the conference and welcome all members and non-members to join us.


0945      Registration

1000      Welcome – Sharon Farrell - Chair of the IPBN Algarve              

1010     Opening statement - João Fernandes – Presidente - Associação de Turismo do Algarve     

1030      A panel conversation with Q&A about Local Farming, Forestry and Water supply in the Algarve, moderated by Brian Shanahan, IPBN Algarve Committee member, with guest speakers:

  • André Menitra Matos - Executive Quality Diretor, VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa
  • Nuno Neto - Director de Património e Produção Florestal, The Navigator Company
  • John Paul Prior – Director of Sales Strategy and Technical Development, Farmony
  • Filipa Almeida - Herdade dos Grous 

1130     Coffee break + local producers 

1145     Case Studies – Local Producers

  • Vanda Lopes – CEO & Founder Algarve Treasures - Tours & Experiences
  • Ana Oliveira – Local Producer – Bees in Tube
  • Mara Mourinho – Local Producer - Quinta dos três irmãos – Frutas Mourinho
  • Michael Stock – Local Wine Producer. Quinta dos Vales

1245      Networking

1300      End 


REGISTER TODAY- The conference is free of charge and open to IPBN members and non members

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**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.