When it comes to the case studies portion of the conference, the IPBN has arranged three significant players in the Algarve tourism industry including Tony Judge, Founder and Chief Executive of IPBN member company and conference sponsor Clubs to Hire, Michael Stock, Administrator of IPBN member company Quinta dos Vales and the Wine Experience, and Cheryl Smith, Owner of IPBN member company Figs on the Funcho.
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When it comes to Portugal’s tech scene, Venture Capital valuations have shot up across financing stages in 2020, a trend that will likely persist into the next years considering the overwhelming local growth in the sector.Read More
Elise Slotte, Owner and guide at IPBN member company Wow Guide Algarve will moderate panelists Mark McSorley, General Manager of Hotel & Residences at IPBN member company Quinta do Lago & The Campus, André Gomes, Director of Promotion, Animation, and Tourism Information Center at Turismo do Algarve, , and Fabio Fragoso of Vilamoura Surfing Club.
Upon organizing an engaging line-up of keynote speakers and panel discussions on topics related to the tourism industry, the IPBN is pleased to announce its second annual Tourism Conference, which will take place in the Algarve on Wednesday, May 24 at the Quinta do Lago Clubhouse from 9h to 13h.
The Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) is delighted to announce and invite you to the second edition of its Tourism Conference, which will take place in the Algarve on Wednesday, May 24 from 9h to 13h at IPBN member Quinta do Lago's incredibly scenic Clubhouse. At this second edition, you will learn why you should visit the Algarve this summer and about the progress made in the region since the lockdown's end.
The first panel discussion, moderated by IPBN member Andy O’Donoghue, will focus squarely on the popular topic of Wellness and Health Tourism and will call to the stage Elaine Godley, Founder of The Perfect Health HUB alongside Miriam Kerins Hussey, Co-Founder of Soul Space, and Prof. Joana Apolónio from the Algarve Bio Medical Centre.
This seismic shift in the financial world is underway and its impact on our future is going to be significant. It has been warned of by a number of economists and even the head of the World Economic Forum in his book, “The Great Reset” published in July 2020.
As we get closer to the IPBN St. Patrick''s Day Sustainability Conference on Friday, March 17, we would like to take the time to highlight the IPBN members who have agreed to share their business stories as part of our Case Studies presentations: Eduardo Pereira, Co-Founder and CEO of ClearEnergy PT, Mike Rumble, Managing Director of Algarve Solar Pool Heating Solutions, and Florijn de Graaf, Founder of SmartHoods.
Energy Efficiency Solutions are already at play in Coimbra and Matosinhos, but what about the rest of the world? What about your business? Experts from the sector will come together to further investigate at the IPBN Sustainability Conference 2023.
In advance of the 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Sustainability Conference at the CCIP in Lisbon on March 17, the IPBN would like to take the opportunity to get to know the businesses sponsoring the event that are making it possible, accessible, rich, and sector-diverse.
The IPBN is very much looking forward to the year ahead and hopes our members find value in the effort we put into keeping us all connected. While some details are still being arranged, we are confident to announce what’s on for 2023 so that we can find the best way to highlight our members, make introductions, and facilitate trade.
The IPBN would like to take a moment to recognize the continuous and loyal support of Ireland’s Ambassador to Portugal, H.E. Ralph Victory, and the entire supporting staff at the Embassy in Lisbon. Their assistance, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has helped the IPBN grow constantly.
The IPBN is constantly working behind the scenes for our members to set up one-on-one meetings and introduce interesting leads that we feel might be interesting to member companies because we strive to be a touchpoint for recruitment needs, to offer assistance in opening new cross-border offices, and to make the right introductions at the right time.
The IPBN is keen to support people in need during the holidays, as the concept of support is deeply rooted in our DNA as a network: We wish to use our outreach for the greater good, and now, we are in a position to use our voice to ring in the new year with a new charitable campaign.
As the year draws nearer to its end, the IPBN is taking a look back at 2022 to review some of the year's most memorable highlights. This week, we focus our attention on how the IPBN enlarged the sectors of its conferences to support more of our members and give them the opportunity to share and grow with the network
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Moderated by former Chair of the IPBN Aoife Healy, the second panel focused on "How to Tackle and Create Disruption in the Hospitality Sector." In the words of panelist Sofia Almeida, the overall takeaway is that “We have to adapt. And COVID was proof of that.”
Panel two of the Agri Business Review will be comprised of local producers in the region, each presenting their companies and explaining how they are moving through the sector sustainably, what their harvesting methods are, and how they are serving the local community with their fresh and meticulously curated products.
Panel one of the Agri Business Review will be moderated by IPBN member Brian Shanahan and will feature experts in the field including André Menitra Matos of Vila Vita Parc, Nuno Neto of the Navigator Company, John Paul Prior of Farmony, and Filipa Almeida of Herdade dos Grous.
The third panel of the upcoming IPBN Tourism Conference at the Universidade Europeia will focus squarely on diversity and the emerging trends in Portugal’s tourism sector. Three guest speakers will each have the floor for a 15-minute presentation, each introduced by Arnold Delville, General Manager of the IPBN.
The Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) is delighted to host an important conversation among experts in the hospitality sector for our second panel discussion to better understand the current state of the sector and what evolution is ahead for the future.
As a follow-up to the IPBN’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Sustainability Conference in Lisbon, the Algarve committee of the Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN), like Politico and many others, has decided to focus on Sustainable Development Goal 15 (SDG 15) – Life on Land.
The IPBN’s second quarter was busier than usual, with the key focus on expanding the network to Porto, beyond what the pandemic has previously made possible, and to revisit our origins in Dublin with conferences and members-meet-members events respectively and much, much more.
The staggering number of tourists to Portugal over the last year is up 464.1%, which isn't all that surprising considering the lovely weather, and laid-back lifestyle of the Portuguese, but factored in with pandemic regulations, it is a doubly huge number. Visitors from Ireland were marked at 40K guests in 2022, which is the 10th-largest number of visitors to enter Portugal.
Your business can benefit from being involved in this free world-class management consulting experience program! The close for submissions is early next week, so be sure to take advantage of this incredible opportunity for your business, and for the benefit of the students!
The Embassy of Ireland and the IPBN, in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, held a fascinating seminar on Ireland-Portugal Economic Relations on Friday, April 29 at the offices of the União de Associações do Comércio e Serviços in Lisbon.
The IPBN Algarve committee, in partnership with the University of Algarve (UAlg), the Algarve STP, and NEST Tourism Innovation Center Portugal, recently hosted the well-attended event, "Scaling-up for Tourism: Opportunities for Innovation in Tourism and the Challenges to Adapt to Transformation."
From the onset of lockdown, many of us have been scrambling to re-arrange our homes to accommodate our work life and all the bits and bobs that go along with it. To date, many people have been able to make the necessary adjustments to accomplish their daily workloads without overwhelming their fa
As with anything related to the upbringing of children, research is key to yield the best results. If you know anything about Portugal, you know that it draws ex-pat families from all over the world, so the educational system built to accommodate those ex-pats is growing.
The pandemic has had an adverse effect on the tourism industry at large, but perhaps no one has felt the brunt of the pandemic worse than these smaller, guest-centric places of refuge, simply due to their size and commitment to hosting travelers with personalized service. Through regulation after regulation, the staff and management had to come to terms with vacancies, closures, and perhaps worst of all, hiding their welcoming smiles behind masks.
Introduced by Ralph Victory, the idea for COI “struck me straight away as an opportunity to highlight the really great work by COI…”The more I heard, the more interested I became. It’s fantastic to see this work taking place. I’m delighted there’s a great geog
In the Tourism and Events sector, two of our members noted that they were able to readjust their business models and build out their skillsets to fight the negative effects of social distancing, lockdowns, and closed borders on their businesses: United Events Global and Quinta dos Vales
The IPBN’s third-annual Business Success Award ceremony took place on Thursday, January 27 at the Irish Embassy in Lisbon and was well attended by IPBN members, guests, and representatives from the 14 nominated companies. You can find pictures of the event
In our objective to consolidate existing relationships with third-level educational institutions, the IPBN is proud to announce the official signing of a protocol with the University of Algarve in Faro (UAlg). The purpose of this protocol is to promote initiatives that deepen cooperation in areas
Businesses have felt the crunch of lockdown measures in many ways, but perhaps none so strongly as the rents due for empty office spaces during lockdown. Remote working for some have been able to soften the blow, but the fact still remains that many are continuing to pay for what one might call a
Introduced by H.E. Ralph Victory, the Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal, Paschal Donohoe T.D, Minister for Finance of Ireland joined the IPBN via zoom on Thursday, May 20 for an exclusive conversation on post-pandemic growth and development, the Recovery Fund, Sustainable development, and the opportunities in the Financial services market post-Brexit, among other topics.
Thanks to Nuno Gonçalves from the PwC Portugal Advisory team, the (AGM) was able to cover the IPBN's last and current years with far more insight into what is to come in the private and public sectors.
The UK’s market-leading search and comparison website for home furniture and furnishings, ufurnish.com, has seen meteoric growth during the pandemic, has closed £2.3m in funding, and has now appointed the Founder and CEO of Dalata Hotel Group as Chairman.
The five units of IPBN member Hoteis Heritage Lisboa have just received the Loved by Guests 2021 award in the Boutique Hotels category by the popular online travel site Hotels.com. This award is based on the number of reviews and high scores from customers who have stayed at the hotels.
Core Optimisation is an award-winning digital marketing agency which helps businesses grow online. They are a straight-talking and results-focused digital marketing agency who work with clients in Ireland, the UK and Europe. They have just opened their first office in Lisbon.
The opportunity for you to participate in variety of different events that help you to meet the people running businesses in the Portuguese or Irish markets, allowing you to promote your business and connect with other businesses to find opportunities to work or develop ideas.