Welcome to the roundup! This week: carbon emissions, team-building, the Golden Visa, hirings and job openings, Heritage and Romance, interior design hacks, the Docklands, golf, wine, and more.
IPBN member Projection Dreams is offering something different that is made to fit your room. ProjectionDreams and THE PEDIGREE GROUP Portugal have a team of skilled craftsmen who are able to create custom, bespoke furniture in the colour, design, and choice of finish that you really want!
IPBN member PwC Portugal, official partner at our Blue Economy conference posted that as future commitments are decided on the #COP26, they have published a new report together with the World Economic Forum, which looks at how setting a minimum carbon price can help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy - the conclusion is that it can reduce emissions by 12%.
IPBN member Deemaze took a team-building trip to Madrid and reported that it was a great opportunity to reunite the team and spend some quality time, while getting to know each other better!
IPBN member Sharon Farrell at Blevins Franks asked if you have heard about Portugal’s Golden Visa. Not sure if you qualify? Portugal’s Golden Visa for Investment Purposes gives residence authorisation and freedom of movement to those who make a substantial investment in Portugal.
IPBN member Lisbon Heritage Hotels sent out a press release announcing that they are now integrated with Romantik Hotels. Genuine hospitality and warmth are the priorities for Romantik Hotels & Restaurants. The integration of Hoteis Heritage Lisboa into Romantik Hotels aims to strengthen these same principles and their promotion, mainly in German-speaking markets and distribution channels. “With this international partnership, we seek to promote our units in the romantic hotel segment. In our units, we share the same values of hospitality that Romantik Hotels offers and, therefore, we believe it made perfect sense to integrate this brand.”, adds Diogo Laranjo, General Manager of Hoteis Heritage Lisboa.
And Heritage Avenida Liberdade, one of the boutique hotels of the Heritage Lisbon Hotels, won this week the Condé Nast Johansens Annual Awards for Excellence, in the Best Value Experience category for Europe and the Mediterranean.
IPBN member ufurnish.com is generating millions of market insights every month in the home furniture and furnishings industry. They are delighted to be working with Grand Designs Magazine to help showcase the 10 best-selling corner sofas in the UK this Autumn.
IPBN member Ventura Design recently had the pleasure of designing and creating a nursery for Pippa and Brian's new arrival, Baby Billy! Check it out here.
IPBN member John MacGoey announced that he is hiring: Come join the fun: great products, great people, great customers. Please share to your networks - MacGoey needs only the best!
IPBN member Overcast HQ is excited to be presenting at the DPP Leaders Briefing Demo Zone on the 17th and 18th of November. You can book a meeting with them today!
IPBN member O’Connor Murphy is delighted to be part of the #tothemoon mission to raise much-needed funds for Limerick Suicide Watch (LSW).
IPBN member Vinny Reynolds at GRID Finance is hiring: Looking for an experienced Senior Engineer to join the niche fintech GRID Finance and help to push them on to the next level.
IPBN member Derek Davis at Future Street Group posted that BigBelly was delighted to be part of phase 2 of the Dublin Circle City Campaign in association with Dublin City Council Hubbub & The Coca Cola Foundation. Keep an eye out in the Docklands area of the City!
IPBN member RedLight welcomed their most recent recruit. Find out more here.
IPBN member VMotion IT Solutions suggested that with rising ticket volumes and #digital growth, leaders should look to ITSM as a strategic solution.
IPBN member Filipe Infante at HMR Ireland said that in October 2021, the Irish dispensary retail market increased by 8.7% in value and 2.8% in units.
IPBN member Zofia Howell at KRA Renewables shared a work in progress! KRA recently visited the site of their new project with Woodie's and can't wait to see the finished result. You can have a look at some of their most recent projects here.
IPBN member BRIDGE IN wondered if the Web Summit was enough to convince you to expand or move your business to Portugal. Read their blog post in which they compiled a list of very good reasons why #entrepreneurs should consider making the move to #Portugal.
IPBN member Gerry Dawson said that there are exciting times ahead for GOLF in the global sports and tourism business sectors! He shared some helpful indicative statistics in his post.
IPBN member Christophe Ginguene asked if you have any burning questions or challenges? He invites you to talk to him about them in the new coaching breakfast club meetup event every Saturday morning at 10 am Lisbon time.
IPBN member Quinta dos Vales invites you to discover the wine tasting tours at Quinta dos Vales. Cheers!
The Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) is delighted to host an important conversation among experts in the hospitality sector for our second panel discussion to better understand the current state of the sector and what evolution is ahead for the future.
The staggering number of tourists to Portugal over the last year is up 464.1%, which isn't all that surprising considering the lovely weather, and laid-back lifestyle of the Portuguese, but factored in with pandemic regulations, it is a doubly huge number. Visitors from Ireland were marked at 40K guests in 2022, which is the 10th-largest number of visitors to enter Portugal.
The IPBN’s second quarter was busier than usual, with the key focus on expanding the network to Porto, beyond what the pandemic has previously made possible, and to revisit our origins in Dublin with conferences and members-meet-members events respectively and much, much more.