The Weekly Roundup: March 11 - 15

News from our Members

This week on the roundup: St. Patrick's Day, IWD, gender, corporate responsibility, visions, data analysis, amendments, experience, e-books, business goals, networking, announcements, taxes, partnerships, efficiency, AI, awards, nature, development, healing, and more!

But first...

Exciting news! Lisbon will have a St. Patrick’s Day parade for the first time. The celebrations in honour of Ireland's Patron Saint will bring bagpipes to Avenida da Liberdade, on March 17th from 16h.

And you will also be able to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Cascais. On March 17th, Mercado da Vila - Cascais is the stage for the festival organized by Cascais Food Lab and the Embassy of Ireland Lisbon, which features music, dance and Irish cuisine. Find out the program here.

And now...

IPBN Executive Partner Skanstec Engineering was reflecting on International Women's Day. "We're excited to share a glimpse into the impactful work of women at Skanstec. Discover the essence of the Skanstec Women's Forum and our commitment to diversity and inclusion in this article."

IPBN Executive Partner PwC Portugal posted, "On the occasion of International Women's Day, our Gender Committee organized a session on the theme "Women in Tech", which featured a panel of PwC women working in technology, moderated by a partner in this area. We talked about their professional career, their choices, and the challenges they encountered."

IPBN Executive partner Ardanis's commitment to technical excellence inspired them to embrace corporate social responsibility, which aligns with their values of integrity, accountability, and sustainability. These values are essential for driving positive change in both the tech industry and society as a whole. They said, "By prioritizing CSR, we not only uphold ethical standards but also attract top talent, and drive innovation."

IPBN member Robert Recupero from Moomenti loves the way this article captures Moomenti's vision and summarizes how we break away from the pack. "I love to see adoption picking up in Asia...Thank you!"

IPBN member Shane Farrelly introduced HealthNext/using data analytics to inform a culture of health. "HealthNext assists organizations, to maximize employee health, wellness, and performance. It utilizes a bespoke platform developed following 10 years of research in population health, and using the six-sigma principle of data analytics to accurately measure the impact of enterprise cultures of health and well-being in an organization.

IPBN member Martínez-Echevarría & Ferreira Lawyers shared some new amendments to the Portuguese Nationality Law that were recently approved in the Parliament.

IPBN member Joao Marques Seguros said, "The experience of João Marques Seguros' mediation team is based on many years of research, the search for the best offers and customized solutions according to the client's needs. For this reason, and with regard to multi-risk insurance, we want to clarify here some important points."

IPBN member BRIDGE IN asks if you are thinking about employing in Portugal. They invite you to learn all about the mandatory documents, corporate taxes, and more by downloading this free e-book to start your journey!

IPBN member Global Shares shared a long-term incentive plan (LTIP) that aims to help companies achieve business goals while attracting, rewarding, and retaining talent effectively. "We’ll take you through the key steps associated with designing an LTIP, so you can determine how to best develop your own LTI plan. Learn more here!"

IPBN member Elaine Godley says it's all about YOU! "The Perfect Health HUB incorporates health networking and a drop in natural doctor surgery every Monday morning from 10-11 am."

IPBN member Lawler Sustainability is thrilled to announce that they have been shortlisted for the PwC Business Post "Sustainability Awards 2024", in the 'Sustainable Medium Business of the Year' category! Congratuilations from the IPBN!

From IPBN member Rita Cardoso & Associados asked if you are familiar with the tax regime for Non-Habitual Residents (NHR). "Are you aware of the changes happening in 2024? Find out more about this tax regime in the interview with our associate Dr Rita Cardoso, in issue no. 40 of Valor Magazine."

IPBN Partner Joao Pinto, Dean at Catolica Porto Business School shared, "With this new partnership with WU (Austria), a world-renowned school, our Executive MBA students get another diploma, in addition to those awarded by ESADE(Spain) and LUISS (Italy). All these Business Schools have triple accreditation, as does Católica Porto Business School, something within the reach of only 1% of Business Schools worldwide!"

IPBN member Sofia Almeida, Tourism & Hospitality Coordinator at Universidade Europeia (Lisbon) shared a reflection of Higher Education Institutions on efficiency in the Hotel industry.

IPBN member Allan Boyle talks to Paul Lanigan about the AI tools that will enable the next generation of sales teams and how they sell.

IPBN member Jose Nunes shared about Birdwatching. "This was one of the works that I enjoyed the most in recent times... being in contact with nature is always something fantastic and if we add to that doing what we love with a fantastic team, it is undoubtedly a blessing!"

IPBN member JGSA said, "Portugal´s High Qualified Activity Visa Program is an alternative to the Golden Visa for professionals who wish to live in Portugal via the development of a highly qualified or cultural activity. JGSA has partnered with Empowered Startups, the agency endorsed by the Portuguese government to manage this program, to provide legal support to the applicants for a HQA Visa. In this video, we clarify the main FAQ´s regarding this process."

IPBN member Shane Moran gave a big thanks to Chris for inviting him on his podcast recently! "We covered a range of topics including Insights into the design industry, Learning from both enjoyable and not-so-enjoyable work relationships, Effective communication strategies, Embracing mistakes as learning opportunities and much more."

From IPBN member Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa is very proud to share that they won Portugal‘s Best Incentive Hotel 2023 at the World MICE Awards!

IPBN member HPA health group posted about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment. "The advantage of applying platelet-rich plasma lies in its high concentration of growth factors that can stimulate or accelerate the healing process. We clarify its application in orthotraumatology with orthopedist Maria Miguel Carvalho."

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