• Start: 20th June 2024
    End: 20th June 2024
  • Start: 9:00am
    End: 1:00pm
  • , Ireland

Dublin Conference

Start Date:

9:00am, 20th June 2024

End Date:

1:00pm, 20th June 2024


Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor's Ln, The Liberties, Dublin 8, D08 YPP9, Ireland



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The Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) are pleased to announce our new conference in Dublin to take place at the Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC) Thursday June 20 from 0900 to 1pm. We are inviting you to celebrate Lisbon’s distinction as winner of the iCapital award, recognizing it as the European Capital of Innovation.

Committed to highlighting Portugal vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, we invite you to explore and be inspired by the country innovative spirit.

The conference will feature a series of captivating panel discussions and conversations with experts assembled for everyone interested in the country innovation scene and to know more about doing business in Portugal.

This unique conference is offering an unmissable opportunity for anyone wishing to discover what makes Portugal truly unique to live and to do business.

It will be a comprehensive introduction of doing business in Portugal for those thinking or starting their journey in Portugal entrepreneurial ecosystem, providing valuable insights and essential information and contacts and the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with Irish companies who are already doing business in Portugal and IPBN members and Executive Partners, reflecting the dynamism and diversity of the city and country entrepreneurial scene.

We are delighted to be able to count on the presence of the Chair of the IPBN and its Board members as well as representants from IPBN partner Enterprise Ireland and a special thank you to our Executive Partners for their constant support.

We thank the GEC for the venue, all our sponsors Tax Libris, Brookes Property Group, Waratah Properties, Wyndham Grand Algarve Residences,QP Savills - Quinta Properties and Skanstec Engineering, our Executive Partners and our Media Partner The Portugal News for all their support and to who have made this conference possible.

Programme (Subject to changes) 

0830      Registration and Welcome coffee

0900      Welcome Statements – Geoffrey Graham, Chair of the IPBN Board & Niamh Collins, GEC Director     

0930       Panel 1 - A discussion about "Innovation and doing business in Portugal"

  • Stefan Goor, Group CIO at Ardanis – IPBN Executive Partner
  • Declan Wynne, MD Skanstec Engineering - IPBN Executive Partner
  • Richard Clingen, CEO, The Portugal News - IPBN Media Partner
  • Moderated by Rachael Milne, IPBN Board Member

1015       Panel 2 - A discussion with our Academic Partners about "The Power of Technology Transfer and Innovation from Universities/Research Centres to Business" :

  • Isabel Braga da Cruz, Pro-Rector at UCP for Porto Regional Centre
  • Sofia Almeida, Tourism and Hospitality Coordinator, Universidade Europeia Lisbon
  • Aine Phelan, Head of Engagement, Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace
  • Kathy O'Reilly, Academic Director, UCD MSc Management Consultancy
  • Moderated by Carlos Justino, IPBN Member, University of Algarve TEC & Health Campus, Faro

1100        Sponsors introduction – 3min Pitch each

1115        Coffee Break

1145        Panel 3 - A discussion about "Doing Business in Portugal - Investment & Tax incentives" with:

  • Pedro Teixeira, Senior Partner, Tax Libris
  • Geoffrey Graham, Chair of the IPBN Board and Senior Partner, EDGE International Lawyers

1215        Panel 4 - "A Panoramic Approach to Sustainability and Entrepreneurship: Solving Real Problems for Humanity" with IPBN members:

  • Miguel Reynolds Brandão, Founder & CEO, CorkBrick Europe
  • Liliana Domingues, Founder | CEO | Senior Consultant | Mentor, AMARNA Vida
  • Michael O’Hara, Co Founder, Techies Go Green
  • Moderator: Sam Marchetti, Founder, ConsortiaCo

1245        Networking - Light standing lunch with Portuguese wines degustation

1345        End


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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.