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
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
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.
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.
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.
Perhaps under the radar to many, the tech scene in Óbidos is flourishing, thanks to measures put in place by the municipality to attract innovators and tech teams to move in and call the quaint “Queen’s city” home. In 2015, the city built what is now referred to as the &l
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 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
“We have a different way of doing communications to show products in a different light through events with speakers related to environmentally friendly organic products. We also provide cultural entertainment like music, theatre, and dance for larger events. Ultimately, sustainability is our number-one goal,” Serrano told the IPBN.
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.
After a busy first half of the year, the Board and the Algarve committee of the IPBN attended the last meetings before the summer break this week - they were immensely productive sessions where recent activities were reviewed and a plan for the next 9 months was agreed.
The Board of the IPBN are keen to ensure our members, many of whom run small businesses, do not feel isolated in the coming days, weeks and months. There is no question that this crisis is going to impact all of our businesses in some way and the need to have good quality information, a place to ask questions and to maintain connection to others, even if it is in virtual meetings is more important than ever.
If you are feeling somehow overwhelmed in the current situation, IPBN member Dr. Shane Farrelly, CEO & Medical Director at SomarMed, has put together for all our members a list of reports, articles that might be useful for you, your business and employees.
The Trade Agreement between #Mercosur countries and the EU represents a huge opportunity for companies on both sides of the Atlantic to do business in new countries. Portugal is particularly well situated to do business under this agreement because of a common language and easy access to Brazil.
Pre-paid vouchers are now available on My Guide Algarve for local businesses and services. Residents and visitors can support their local businesses now, redeeming “Buy Now. Enjoy Later” vouchers when businesses are open and travel is possible once more.
Last chance to register for our first "conversations series" with a leader. Friday Oct 18 at 1130 at The Magnolia Hotel. Aoife Healy, Chair of the IPBN & Sean Moriarty, CEO of Quinta do Lago will discuss and share the challenges of leading and managing a growing business.
The University as a space for the development of talent and ideas for the future has a fundamental role. The University will thus have to transform itself from a model that has been there as it is for centuries and resists change, according to Daniel Traça, Professor and Dean of Nova School of Business and Economics.
The IPBN was delighted to host a networking early in the evening between EI clients and Portuguese and Irish members, giving the EI clients an opportunity to meet some of the members who can help them on the journey to availing of the opportunities the Portuguese market presents.
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.