The Weekly Roundup May 2 - 6

Updates in the news

This week on the roundup: guest speakers, problem-solving, luxury tours, informative articles, convention status, presentations, announcements, video and other content, white wine, internship opportunities, and more!

First, this week. Some interesting news following two of our main conferences this year: the Sustainability Conference in March and The Porto Conference in April:

GALP Portugal, IPBN guest speaker at the recent IPBN Sustainability conference in Lisbon – Lee Hodder, director of Strategy & Sustainability at Galp, responded to the challenge launched by IPBN (Ireland Portugal Business Network ) and was present at the third edition of the IPBN Sustainability Conference. His vision on the challenge of energy, markets, and the world until 2050, as well as, among others, the transition to clean energies, were some of the themes that animated the Noble Hall of the head office of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP). A theme to read on our Energiser platform (in Portuguese)

The Dublin City Council is delighted that Dublin city has been selected to join the European Commission Mission for 100 Climate Neutral & Smart Cities. It's an honor for them to be chosen. Congrats to Cork City on also being successful.

Global Shares celebrated the official launch of their new office in Porto – the City of the Bridges – and were main sponsors of the Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) Porto Conference, on April 21st.    

The Port of Sines, Portugal, will see an investment of €1bn ($1.08bn) in order to develop a 500MW green hydrogen and ammonia production project aiming to support the transition to renewable energies.

From the Porto Business School now that we have launched the IPBN in Porto! Read this interesting article by Pedro A. Vieira, professor and director of the internationalization programs of Porto Business School. We will try to invite Professor Vieira to our next event in Porto planned for June and to be announced soon.

And some news from the IPBN:

We have just passed this week 2000 followers on LinkedIn! Thank you for keeping in touch and following us. We are truly honored to have built such a voice with your support.

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Project Consultancy will be in Lisbon between June 6 and June 9. The School has contacted the IPBN to help them acquire a portfolio of client companies of any size and industry to submit a strategic project your company would like to see through on which a team of five MBAs will work for free. For more details, please check it on this link and SAVE THE DATE Tuesday, June 7 between 9h and 10h30 when we will invite our members to meet and network with their 80 MBA students and professors in Lisbon. Details to be announced shortly.

And we got a great review from Ireland – Check further information here!

We highly recommend checking out the IPBN JOB BOARD with new and exciting opportunities posted daily from within our network. The most recent job postings are from IPBN members Jose Ramalhete, Philippe Brodeur, and Abacus Financial Services who are hiring!

And now... for the member's roundup:

IPBN member had a fantastic start to Grand Designs Live, London! Over the first two days, they've introduced and signed up thousands of new users to They're loving being back at live events again and meeting people in person! Here's why they are a great example of the benefits of working remotely from Portugal.

IPBN member Allan Boyle shared 10 days of insights to scale well. Day 1/10: Documenting handover processes between teams reduces blindspots.

IPBN member Yunit Consulting says it's the last days to learn how to save on IRC. Count on us to find the tax benefits that best suit your activity!

And you are invited Wednesday, May 11 between 10h and 11h15 for Yunit Consulting's presentation of the first-hand results of their Barometer Heroes PME Survey. The event will take place in the Victoria Seguros auditorium. Avenida da Liberdade 200, 1250-147 Lisbon. (Same building as the Irish Embassy in Lisbon). To register, please email May 9th as places are limited. 

IPBN member AMCS Group shared their New AMCS Blog: Leverage AMCS Vision AI to gain automated insights to maximize the quality and value of your recyclables.

IPBN member Rebecca Nixon invites you to take a tour with James of this beautifully renovated 3-bedroom villa nestled in the highly sought-after location of Quinta Do Lago.

IPBN member Quinta dos Vales knows Portugal for its luscious, sweet, fortified wines and its robust, powerful reds, however, the next big thing coming from the wine-producing powerhouse is white wine — and it is truly special! Read the full article here.

IPBN member Salmon Software is pleased to be an official partner of #AusTreasuryConference for 2022! Visit their booth and meet their Australian team. This year, you can also meet in person with their CEO, John Byrne.

IPBN member BRIDGE IN says that hiring top talent has never been easy, and the shift to remote work has only added complexity to the labour market. How can SMEs and startups compete for the best talent with the big players? The answer is not only a high salary: benefits, flexibility, upskilling, and transparency will take you a long way in the war for talent.

IPBN member Philippe Brodeur posted that "84% of companies have increased their use of video content in the last 12 months, and 88% expect it to increase over the next 12 months." Silverwood Partners.

IPBN's new partner InvestPorto says that Euronext Technology Centre continues to grow: With services reaching 15 markets, Europe’s largest exchange platform has expanded its offices in the city and is hiring 50 more workers by the end of the year.​

IPBN member Global Shares posted an article on Elon Musk & the value of Equity Compensation.

IPBN member Chris McGale is excited to announce that he is Open For Business and providing services on LinkedIn. Check out his services page for Financial Planning.

IPBN member Vale do Lobo wants you to check their May “Living Newsletter" packed with news, resort lifestyle inspiration, experiences, and happenings! And Join and fuel your creative side at the Vale do Lobo Art Showcase by clicking here.

IPBN member Core Optimisation had a wonderful time at the Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Lisbon last week led by Robert Troy - Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment. Matilde Blanc and Kieran O'Brien held a number of sales meetings facilitated by Enterprise Ireland with Portuguese companies wishing to transform their digital marketing output.

And you can see here a short video and pictures of the seminar last Friday, April 29 as part of the Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Lisbon.

IPBN member Carole Smith posted about content planning: "The task of consistently creating fresh content can become overwhelming, particularly so for the small business who lacks time and resources. To help, I've put together the following 5 content tips that are easy to implement and can be scheduled in advance."

And if you want to know more about Building A Successful Marketing Strategy, revisit the Master Class Carole ran earlier this year with the IPBN.

IPBN member Algarve Atlantic Properties is a family-run Real Estate Company based in the Algarve. Owners Shane and Marian are from Ireland and have lived all over the world gaining invaluable work experience in New York, San Francisco, London, Perth, Sydney, and Spain. They have settled in beautiful Portugal with their 3 children and have brought their international work experience to the Algarve.

IPBN member Carlos Justino posted a new video on the Metaverse and its impact on companies.

And stay tuned to our new Podcast series as Carlos will be one of our next guests.