The Weekly Roundup July 1 - 5

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This week on the roundup: decision, project lifecycles, economic concerns, testimonials, articles, members, events, Climate Entrepreneurship, sun-kissed shores, navigating life, solutions, improvements, contacts, symbols, big data, economic reports, chats, fundraisers, elegance, anniversaries, tournaments, elections, and more!

But first...

Don’t miss our latest Podcast, which we published and shared via LinkedIn this week – A conversation with new IPBN member Elise Slotte, owner of the company Evolspiration and a representative for the IPBN member bp2w (An Even Better Place to Work) in Portugal about leadership, employer branding in the workplace, how to motivate employees, and how bp2w can help facilitate good decision-making and attract quality employees. Have a listen here and enjoy!

And now...

IPBN Executive Partner Skanstec Engineering had another informative and enjoyable "Lunch & Learn" event! They posted, "Our colleagues, Paul Elliott and Adam L., discussed the importance of Digital Construction in the Built Environment and how BIM is integrated into the full project lifecycle."

IPBN Executive Partner PwC Portugal asked, "What do investors expect from companies when it comes to sustainability? According to our Global Private Equity Responsible Investment Survey, while economic concerns persist, 70% of private equity firms see ESG as a source of long-term value creation, playing a crucial role in how they operate and manage their investment processes."

IPBN Board member Sharon Dehmel posted a client testimonial that reads, "I am passionate about coaching, and this is food for my coaching soul when I get fantastic feedback like this."

IPBN member Gerry FitzPatrick at askblue shared a great article from the CIO "How to calculate TCO for enterprise software" by Neal Weinberg.

IPBN member Deemaze Software is thrilled to introduce their newest member, Mafalda! "Her enthusiasm for design shines through in every detail, and we are so excited to see all the creations she’ll bring to life."

IPBN member Barbara Monohan is looking forward to Leinster meet-up with the All-Ireland Business Foundation, and to meeting amazing friends and entrepreneurs, as well as speaking at the event.

IPBN member Techies Go Green has an exciting announcement! "Trinity College Dublin is currently accepting applications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Entrepreneurship. This Level 9 course, equivalent to 30 ECTS credits, is scheduled to begin on September 28, 2024, and will run until March 22, 2025. Places will be offered on a rolling basis so if interested please start your application now."

We were very pleased to have both Techies Go Green and Trinity College represented as keynote speakers at our recent Dublin Conference, on June 20!

IPBN member DDM Reserva da Luz said, "May and June were exciting months for Reserva da Luz and Decade Development Management as interest from those eyeing the sun-kissed shores of the western Algarve has increased. Let's dive into the highlights."

IPBN member Gizane Campos at Global Citizen Solutions shared that the talented crew at Goldcrest Real Estate put together an extremely informative live event on how to navigate life in Portugal as an LGBTQ+ resident.

IPBN member ArcAirTech posted the perfect solution for a rapid response to combating mould and meeting the requirements of AwaabsLaw. "The Active HEPA+ Pro is a portable smart purification unit that is designed to eliminate mould spores and other contaminants both in the air and on surfaces by up to 99.9%."

IPBN partner aicep Portugal Global shared, "Portugal climbs three positions in the IMD World Competitiveness Centre Ranking 2024, reaching 36th place – its best performance since 2021. This improvement reflects advancements in four indicators, including economic performance."

IPBN member MobiWeb asks if you are ready to finally turn your WWW into WOW. "We can help you with that! Fill out the "Contact Us" form on our website and we'll take care of the rest! Talk to you soon."

IPBN member Luisa Cardoso at Casas do Sotavento posted about another event of Casas do Sotavento! "I am extremely proud, as it symbolizes not only our success, but also the dedication and commitment of everyone involved. The pride I feel is represented by the colour orange."

IPBN member Celfocus was with Google at another edition of Google Cloud Days this week! "Carlos Meralto, Senior Big Data & Analytics Solutions Engineer at Celfocus, joined the stage with Julia Hernández Elena, Cloud Customer Engineer at Google to present 'Real Time Cognitive Automation - a real end-to-end use case scenario'."

IPBN member Glandore said the Head of Member Engagement, Nial Borthistle had a great chat with Clodagh Rice from BBC Newsline yesterday in response to the latest economic report which highlighted growth in the services sector.

And we were delighted to meet Nial at their offices in Dublin and showcase their facilities to some IPBN members following our conference in Dublin, on June 20!

IPBN member Chris Mc Gale posted, "As Merrill Lynch, Ireland Country Manager, I had the privilege of spending significant time with Tony O’Reilly and Merrill’s late, great, Chairman, Dan Tully. As Corporate Fundraiser for my hometown, Omagh Bomb victims, I had 1st-hand knowledge, with John Mckinney, of the Ireland Funds’ record donation to the rebuilding of the bomb site."

IPBN member Quinta do Lago was thrilled to unveil the latest edition of Unique, their premier luxury lifestyle magazine! "Dive into the elegance of Quinta do Lago with highlights of our properties, fashion, the stunning Algarve, and resort life. Discover the uniqueness of Quinta do Lago."

IPBN member Martinhal Luxury Resorts shared, "What a month of milestones and celebrations! Last week, we celebrated the first anniversary of Martinhal Oriente, Martinhal Residences, and Terrace Restaurant, alongside the fourth anniversary of the United Lisbon International School - a Dukes Education school. The event, held at the stunning Terrace restaurant, showcased Oriental and Mediterranean fusion cuisine, themed dances, a 5-piece jazz band, and taiko performances, creating an elegant and vibrant ambiance aligned with Terrace’s theme of 'looking East'."

IPBN member Golf Concept GC said, "Last Sunday, June 23, 76 players competed for the title of winner of the second edition of the Decenio Green tournament, at the West Cliffs Golf Course, in Óbidos. After the success of the first edition, last year, at Vidago Palace, DECENIO headed this time to the centre for a shotgun format championship, on a world-class golf course."

IPBN member Tony Redondo said, "This week, the UK is on the brink of a potentially historic general election. Current polling data suggests a significant shift in the political landscape, with the Labour Party poised to secure a substantial majority. Overall, the upcoming election result is poised to bring significant changes to the political and economic landscape."

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