IPBN Members are Taking Care of Business in Dublin and Portugal

Lessons learned through a helpful network

As the IPBN's Members meet Members event in Dublin on Thursday, June 30 approaches, IPBN members from both Portugal and Ireland are gearing up to attend in order to better understand their place between the two countries by meeting members from other business associations and meeting IPBN members who have successfully broadened their horizons and grown their business across borders. And thanks to IPBN member John Paul Prior of central Dublin's Musicmaker, the event will take place in an iconic location accustomed to fostering harmonies of a slightly different variety.

The Panel discussion entitled, "Doing Business in Portugal" intends to highlight some of our Irish members who have recently opened an office in Portugal, what trials and tribulations they have faced, what they might have done differently if given a second chance, and honing in on the approached they took that made the decision to come to Portugal all the more worth it. Pedro Henriques of IPBN member company Bridge In, who has helped many tech companies find local Portuguese talent as they grow to set up residence on the Iberian Peninsula, will be a guest speaker to this end, as will IPBN member Teresa Patrício of the Portuguese law firm Teresa Patrício & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados who will discuss the legal implications of expansion and the benefits that await those considering the jump, and offer a checklist of points to consider once you have decided to open a business and hire in Portugal. Joining them will be Rebecca Nixon from IPBN member company Vendici Properties who will present an overview of the residential market.

Last year, the IPBN began publishing articles and hosting online events intended to help its members navigate the various hurdles associated with relocating to Portugal through the launch of its Algarve Living Series. Since then, the IPBN has continued to address the tough issues and grey areas in which our learned and expert membership has weighed in to assist the nest wave of ex-pats and expanding companies in our Relocating to Portugal section on the IPBN's website. As a result of our efforts, we have facilitated a high number of introductions within our membership that have led to sales, expansion, residency changes, and much more.

The IPBN would like to note that some of our Irish members have successfully opened an office in Portugal recently, and have expressed a willingness to share their stories with other members who are interested in doing the same. These companies range from the sectors of IT, tech, outsourcing, farming, auto tech, customer service, software development, human resources, and online sales. Among them, the IPBN would like to highlight Ardanis TechnologiesOtonomee (who also gave an IPBN Master class entitled Tips for a Hybrid Workplace and will be featured as a speaker in the first panel of the Dublin event), the 2021 IPBN Business Success Award-winning company Tyre CheckAspira PortugalGlobal Shares (recently represented by Aisling Riordan at the IPBN's Porto Conference, in which the company was an official partner), ufurnish.com, and the host of the Dublin event himself, John-Paul Prior of Musicmaker and Farmony, a company that builds operating systems for controlled environment vertical Farms, now based in Porto.

Register today here to join us from 17h - 20h in Dublin so you can see where the future of your business could likely be with the right advice from the experts and help from the network to make it happen. The first panel discussion will be followed by plenty of time networking with IPBN members from Portugal and Ireland and members from other Irish business networks. We can't wait to welcome you, wherever you are joining us from.