• Start: 7th June 2022
    End: 7th June 2022
  • Start: 9:00am
    End: 10:00am
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Networking meeting with UCD Smurfit Business School

Start Date: 9:00am, 7th June 2022

End Date: 10:00am, 7th June 2022

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


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On Tuesday June 7 between 0900 and 1000, the IPBN was delighted to welcome at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce & Indusrtry (CCIP) in Lisbon a delegation of MBA students and Professors from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School as part of The UCD Project Consultancy week in Lisbon between June 6 and June 9.

Geoffrey Graham, chairman of the IPBN, and Diogo Cruz, Project Director at Invest Lisboa and IPBN Board member introduced the visiting MBA students from diverse backgrounds and industries to “Working, Living and Doing Business in Portugal” with time for Q&A.

Some of our members did submit their strategic project on which a team of five MBAs worked in partnership during the week and presented their findings on June 9 to each business individually.

Here is the testimonial of one of them. Eduardo Pereira, IPBN member and co-founder with Renato Calvão of SixEmotions - Travel Lifestyle:

"It is with the utmost sense of gratitude that I would like to comment the UCD Team assertive assessment and mind set review for this upcoming business phase.Two of our main interactions, were not “brain-storms” but rather “brain-explosions” in the most positive and constructive manner".


0845    Registration and welcome coffee

0900    Welcome by Finn Plekkenpol, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland in Lisbon

0905    Introduction to the IPBN – Geoffrey Graham, Chair of the IPBN and Susan Cabeceiras, IPBN Board Member

0915    Discussion about “Working, living and doing business in Portugal” with Geoffrey Graham, chairman of the IPBN, and Diogo Cruz, Project Director at Invest Lisboa & IPBN Board member

0935    Q&A

0945    Networking

1000    End 

We kept the event to 1 hour as the students then went to the different companies for their respective assignments as part of their consulting week.

The event was open to members and non-members.

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.