The Weekly Roundup November 13 - 17

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This week on the roundup: opportunities, meetups, podcasts, announcements, debates, luxury, conclusions, sustainability, congratulations, interviews, summits, addresses, graduations, television, breathwork, investments, and more!

But first...

In our aim of growing the network in the Porto region and creating new business opportunities for our members in the region, you are all invited Friday, November 24 from 11h to 13h at the Associação Comercial de Braga to a conversation with Braga Mayor Ricardo Rio in association with the Braga Business Networking Group founded and managed by Jen Mills.

During this special meet and greet session, Ricardo Rio will be sharing his perspective on Braga as a hub for small business development and growth. Find out more about the event and read the Mayor's bio here where you can register. We hope to see many of you there.

This week was the Web Summit in Lisbon and the IPBN was there to record the impressions of some of our members who spent the week there. We will share it next week in a short video clip.

And don’t miss our new Podcast this week with IPBN member Pedro Henriques from Bridge In, where we dive into explaining what an EOR is and how it works You will hear some real-world success stories of companies that effectively used EOR services before transitioning to full-scale business incorporation in Portugal and more.

And now...

IPBN member Carlos Justino from Algarve Evolution is pleased to announce the upcoming 10th Grow Algarve Meetup in November, organized in collaboration with Odiana, an association making a significant impact in the areas of Castro Marim, VRSA, and Alcoutim. Join us at 818 Centro Náutico overlooking the Guadiana River in VRSA on Thursday, November 30, 2023, starting at 6:30 pm.

IPBN member JGSA Jardim Gonçalves & Associados posted "It was a great pleasure to take part in the 1st International Congress on Wine Tourism and the Law, which brought together dozens of international experts to Santa Marta de Penaguião, in the Douro region, to debate a wide range of legal issues related to this sector. Rodrigo Jardim Gonçalves gave a presentation on 'The new European Regulation Farm to Fork and Wine Tourism'."

IPBN member Vale do Lobo is setting a new standard of luxury in the Algarve with 460 dream homes. A unique opportunity to live in refinement in complete harmony with the natural beauty of the region. Discover the future of elegance in Portugal!

IPBN member Jose Nunes said, "Many times, I reach certain conclusions that I feel like sharing with friends, but I rarely have the initiative to create content to share on social networks. It was from this realization that I decided to start changing that. This sharing is caring is, in essence, just that: an exercise in sharing things that I think may interest those who follow me on networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Hope you enjoy it."

IPBN member C-More|Beyond The Obvious posted, "The global middle class is rising, embracing sustainability and conscious consumption. Together, they're influencing governments, reshaping capital markets, and inspiring companies to go green. From taking climate action to investing sustainably, they're changing the game for our planet."

IPBN member Elaine Godley and the Fig on the Funcho sent her congratulations to Cheryl Smith and Graham Smith for their recent award. "I love to visit FIGS and am always fascinated with the stunning nature surrounding the beautiful villa. Figs on the Funcho is thrilled to announce that it has been honored with the prestigious LuxLife Hospitality Award, recognizing it as the "Algarve's Most Idyllic Riverside Retreat of 2023."'

IPBN member ProprHome shared Propr Insight's exclusive interview with Daniel Gomes, Director of Operations at UNU Portugal - Rede Imobiliária, investor, and part-time athlete. Dive into Daniel's take on how client relationships in real estate mediation are evolving, the pandemic's impact on the market, and his unique vision for the industry's future.

IPBN member Aidan O’Shea posted about his two years in Portugal. "It’s two years since Otonomee hired its first Team members in Portugal. We’ve had a great experience and brought on some great talent for our customers. Thanks to all our team members for joining us along the way. Not a bad place to visit either."

IPBN member Eterna International's Pierre-Marc Lecompte, Nicolas Laurin, L.L.B., and To Tran (Tracy) Hua represented the Eterna team at the Asia Outbound Summit in Ho Chi Minh City. This event brought hundreds of top professionals and experts globally together.

IPBN member Gerry Dawson posted about "RUN IN THE DARK." Dublin's Docklands on November 14 hosted the launch of the annual RUN IN THE DARK charity run series, with some 5,000+ participants drawn from the City's financial and tech' hubs, taking on a mix of 5k and 10k challenges!

IPBN Board member Mario Gago is profoundly grateful for the incredible opportunity to address the European Parliament of Enterprises, representing the esteemed Portuguese delegation, led by Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa [CCIP], at the European Parliament.

IPBN Executive Partner Isabel Vellozo Ferreira posted "It is very gratifying to be present today at Local Invest - 1st Forum on Investment and Local Communities, organized by the CCIF."

IPBN Board member Invest Lisboa shared news about a fruitful first day at the Web Summit. "We started the morning with a meeting with two different groups of entrepreneurs from Brazil. One organized by SECOVI and the other by ApexBrasil - in this one we had the opportunity to present our know-how at a conference on internationalization."

IPBN member Hilton Foods is proud of its latest group of Emerging Leaders who recently graduated. Emerging Leaders is one of our Hilton Foods accelerated development programs, aimed at supporting the development of those identified as having potential for future career progression.

IPBN member John Donnelly shared that Buscopan will be back on TV. World’s #1 non-prescription antispasmodic & IBS remedy! For more information visit:

IPBN member Rachael Milne shared insights on the launch of Projectfullness this week. What has been intriguing is the level of enquiries not just about Victoria Sky's yoga and breathwork mornings, or my Agile Project Management Training afternoons, but interest in the public speaking workshops.

IPBN member Lourenço Alvares, Funds Product Specialist at Global Citizen Solutions shared Recent Changes to the Eligible Investment Funds in Portugal's Golden Visa Program.

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