The Weekly Roundup June 6 - 9

Member milestones worth mentioning

This week on the Roundup: award ceremonies, Steptalks, innovation in Porto, expansion, e-learning, investments, partnerships, featured articles, exciting invitations, success stories, and more!

First some interesting news.

Altice Portugal reminded us that the Altice Innovation Award returns! The sixth edition of the Award covers a greater number of countries and brings a new concept, the guest country. This year, Ireland has been chosen. Applications are open until September 23. To know more about it, check this article published in Portuguese in the ECO online.

The IPBN is proud to support new IPBN member based in Porto, Pedro Castro Henriques from Strongstep - Innovation in software quality for the fourth edition of their very successful Steptalks, which is back after a 3-year hiatus. This edition will take place today June 9 from 2pm at the Portuguese Embassy in Dublin, but you can still join it online by clicking here

and now...

IPBN partner Invest Porto posted that since its creation, Invest Porto has supported investors and companies from 37 different nationalities and 65% of the projects had an international origin, confirming that foreign companies consider Porto as a true investment destination.

And we can already announce our next event in Porto July 7 at the Porto Innovation Hub. You will find all the details here where you can register. It will present the occasion to meet the IPBN Committee members and to start expanding the network. And here is another Success Story from Invest Porto and a great example of why businesses invest in the region. Something the IPBN is very excited to be part of.

IPBN member Ardanis said that an Irish software services company is to employ 30 new staff in Porto, Portugal. They wrote, "Our Group CIO, Stefan Goor, discussed our plans for growth and our new office in Portugal with the Business Post."

IPBN member Upwords asked if you knew that they have an e-learning team that provides a full suite of localization solutions in over 120 languages. Localizing eLearning is far more complex than it may seem at first sight!

IPBN member Daniel Coelho asked, "Why should one invest in residential tourism and resorts in Portugal?" Find out why here.

IPBN member KRA Portugal says that investors are warning that the demand for sustainable buildings in Portugal will increase.

IPBN member HPA Health Group has extended their services at Clínica São Gonçalo de Lagos, at Rua Dom Vasco da Gama. Daily with Medical and Nursing Care without appointment and clinical analysis by appointment.

IPBN member HMR Health Market Research posted that the speed in delivering information gives you the power to analyze and make the best decisions more quickly.

IPBN member YouX is delighted to announce their partnership with Bugaboo Studio for the European market. They said, "With this partnership, we started to integrate Bugaboo's technological solutions, highlighting the powerful SimpleXR platform, in our service portfolio."

IPBN member Deirdre Mc Gettrick is thrilled to feature in Karren Brady's "A Day in the Life of..." column in The Sun. She shares a typical day in growing ufurnish.com into The Destination to search for all your furniture needs. With thanks to Gemma Calvert for making this happen.

IPBN member Ombria resort says that due to opening in Spring 2023, the Viceroy Residences have already sold more than 70% of its units.

IPBN member Teresa Taveira, Craftable Software wonders if you are curious about staff engineers? "You probably are one, you just don't know it yet! We want to discuss which qualities a staff engineer should have that are useful and that senior engineers might already have making them highly effective contributors."

IPBN member Otonomee asks if you are new to Outsourcing. "Planning to engage a BPO (Business Processing Outsourcer) to support your Customer Management? Wondering how to establish rock solid outsourced customer support operations, on which growth and scale will thrive? Corinne Culloty Head of Solution Design and Implementation at Otonomee, shares 7 tips you need to know as you anticipate and begin navigating your outsourcing implementation journey."

IPBN member Monsoon Consulting is delighted to announce that they have a new addition to their ever-growing team. Welcome aboard Clara Contente, who joins them as an Accounting & Office Administrator based in Portugal. We look forward to working with you on all our exciting projects.

IPBN member Vale do Lobo says the summer of themed outdoor concerts starts this Saturday with an intimate Fado night Duarte Coxo. Don’t miss out on this music session hosted at the stunning open-air setting overlooking one of Vale do Lobo’s iconic golf lakes.

We will actually be hosting a networking event at Vale do Lobo at the same premises as mentioned above on Tuesday, June 21 from 1000 to 1130. SAVE THE DATE. Details to be announced next week.

IPBN member Core Optimisation had the pleasure of being invited to Google Marketing Live 2022 in Zurich this year. "It was a really exciting event including some really exciting innovations from Google. Here are some snippets of some of our main takeaways."

IPBN member Rebecca Nixon is thrilled to Celebrate Success with Vendici clients for the purchase of this fantastic property, a highly promising renovation project.

And we remind you that Rebecca will be one of our keynote speakers at our Members meet Members in Dublin on June 30. See all the details here where you can register if not already done and read here our special feature about Ireland embracing Portugal as a travel and lifestyle destination. Remarkable numbers entering Portugal!