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 IPBN is doing its part to go green. The decision to go green isn’t just a catchphrase anymore, it’s a necessityRead More
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
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.
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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.
Thanks in large part to the pandemic and the normalization of working from home that sprung forth as a result: how employees work, the talent pool, and the technology market as a whole has changed dramatically over the last two years. IPBN member company Bridge In says there are c
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."
Allan Boyle of Saltwater Consulting held an IPBN Master Class entitled "How to Scale Your Business Efficiently" on October 12, 2021, in which he presented his wealth of knowledge in the sector through his own career history, his consulting strategy, and a case study.
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
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reset our economies in a way that delivers sustainable, good quality jobs, more resilient societies, and greater equity, while also tackling head-on the climate change and biodiversity loss emergencies.
At the Algarve Special Webinar Event on May 11, moderator and IPBN Board member Carolyn McKeown of Shebang Events & PR Management spoke with Dr. Paulo Sousa, Clinical Director of the Hospital Particular do Algarve, Desmond O’Neill from AllMarket, and Dr. Shane Farrelly, CEO & Medical Director of SomarMed.
In conjunction with the IPBN conference's official partners Enterprise Ireland, Heritage Hotels, KRA Renewables, and Konceptness, the IPBN is thrilled to offer both its members and non-members the chance to take an in-depth look at some of the initiatives, innovations, and investments guided by last year’s COP26 event in Glasgow.
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 IPBN talked to industry experts about what makes Portugal such a desirable place to expand tech teams and what sets the companies that have done so apart. We garnered enough food for thought to launch our own Tech News section, but here are the big takeaways.
Mario Rodrigues, the CEO at Upwords welcomed those in attendance at his Master Class on Thursday, February 10, and introduced his company as a language service provider with 20 years in the market has over 900 native specialized translators that specialize in the language of each sector in 1
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
The new laboratory will be the new home for project development in four main categories: Energy, Building, Mobility, and the Circular Economy & Environment, culminating in what the Hub calls a smart campus for large-scale testing of green initiatives within a real urban environment.
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.
Learn about the current global economic impact on the wine sector in Ireland. Its Consumption, sources of imports, its distribution channels and the Industry trends and its opportunities for Portuguese wine producers and its challenges
The Strategic Vision 2020-2030 constitutes a document framing the options and priorities that should guide the recovery of the adverse economic effects caused by the current pandemic. It is from this document that the Recovery Plan will be designed, to be presented to the European Commission, with a view to using the available European funds. The document has been developed around 10 strategic axes.
NEW TOURISM MARKETS FOR NEW TIMES - PREPARING THE ALGARVE FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN THE 2020’S Medical tourism, Senior living, Wellness Tourism & Authentic travel Program Curated by Andrew Coutts, CEO ILM Tourism & Hospitality Real Estate Group Portugal and IPBN Algarve Committee member
Global Shares, Deloitte ‘FinTech Company of the Year 2017’ and Technology Fast 50 Company 2018, the leading global provider of equity compensation management software, today, April 5th 2019, celebrates the Grand Opening of its new Lisbon IT Hub and Service Delivery Centre.
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.