The Weekly Roundup September 11 - 15

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This week on the roundup: Innovation, solidarity, sourcing, carbon reporting, project funding, reporting, sour grapes, transparency, meetups, living wills, media mentions, consultancies, legal advice, AI, newsletters, regeneration, launches, festivals, surveys, conservation, efficiency, and more!

But first...

IPBN Executive Partner Ardanis is thrilled to share that the Head of AI Innovation JC Durbin delivered an outstanding performance at the Tech Connect Live as one of four esteemed panellists discussing "Tech 3.0: The AI-Driven Revolution Reshaping Industries."

Check out this interview (in Portuguese) in T-News with André Gomes, President of Turismo do Algarve, who said, “We would like to see the importance of ERTs (Regional Tourism Entities) reflected in the State Budget.” You might remember Andre from his role as keynote speaker at the IPBN's recent Tourism conference in the Algarve last May.

Also, don't forget the Algarve Biomedical Centre's (ABC) 2nd Edition of the Solidarity Walk and Run “Mama em Movimento,” set to raise funds for the AOA and the LPCC-NRS. The event will take place on October 29th in Sta. Bárbara de Nexe – Faro. You can donate and register here.

And now...

IPBN member AGREEN has successfully completed the challenging work of sourcing and assembling the structure of the KPMJ and PLMJ Logos on top of their office buildings.

IPBN member Chris McGale is delighted to be an active introducer for Ethos Asset Management, UK, Ireland and Portugal. He said, "We provide long-term (12-years), low cost, fixed rate project funding for profitable, impactful projects. Minimum $10m - and as you will note on the link here - no maximum!"

IPBN member Sam Marchetti is running an introduction to Carbon Reporting next week for anyone in our network who's interested in attending. He will run through some of the upcoming reporting requirements and create a tailored action plan for SMEs and Social Enterprises.

IPBN member Paul Rees shared this village property in Central Portugal that has been renovated and is for sale. He asked, "What to do about the grapes ripening overhead now that it's harvesting season and they are starting to go 'splat' onto the newly tiled yard? When faced with a business problem such as this, i.e. it's immediate and the downside is obvious, what's the best way forward?"

IPBN member JGSA's new legal framework for sports companies recently came into force. Among other new features, the law reinforces the duties of good repute and transparency of companies, directors and investors, and creates a specific system of administrative offences.

IPBN member RedLight Software posted, "After a rejuvenating break, we're excited to announce that our highly anticipated 2nd meetup is just one month away! Mark your calendars for October 13th as we dive back into the world of .NET with renewed energy and enthusiasm."

IPBN member Vicky Rodrigues asked, "What is an advance healthcare directive, also known as a living will?"

IPBN member ProprHome said, "It's nice to see ProprHome's community-building efforts getting noticed in the local media today! The purpose of launching tonight's ProprChat series is to give a voice to the market. One that has not existed up to now."

IPBN member Escala25 shared that the company has an in-depth understanding of the sport of climbing and what it takes to build and manage a gym facility through their own experience and their love of climbing. If you're interested in getting in touch, please do! They're here to help.

IPBN Chairman Geoffrey Graham shared that it was very rewarding to contribute as legal advisors to The Fladgate Partnership’s wine sector acquisition which encompassed estates in 3 different wine regions, one of the most important deals in the industry this year.

IPBN Member Tom Murphy invites you to dive into the World of AI Explainability! Discover why it's crucial to understand how AI makes decisions, and why your business needs machine learning.

IPBN member Techies Go Green shared the latest edition of their Go Green Newsletter! This newsletter is designed to keep you up to date on the latest happenings in sustainability, signatory updates and more.

IPBN member Florijn de Graaf addressed the ongoing metacrisis. He said, "I truly believe regenerative neighbourhoods are the answer to living the low-impact, high-quality life we're looking for. Recently, I had an insightful conversation with my dear friend, Daiva, where we delved deep into the concept of regenerative neighbourhoods and the vision behind Smarthoods."

IPBN member Paulo Sousa announced the launch of his new website!

IPBN member FAmazing announced that another edition of Brew is coming! Coimbra - Craft Beer Festival, and once again they will be one of the communication partners of the festival. "We are waiting for you this weekend on the 15th, 16th and 17th of September!"

IPBN member Sharon Dehmel asked, "Are you one of the few 20%, who get to use their strengths every day? People who use what they excel at on a daily basis are three times more likely to enjoy their work and life. Gallup Workplace Survey."

IPBN member Invest Lisboa says Lisbon is one of the 6 semi-finalists of "European Capital of Innovation Awards (iCapital) 2023". The distinction, awarded by the European Commission, seeks to recognize the cities that most and best promote innovation in their communities.

IPBN member Marian Purcell posted, "The Agency Portugal is delighted to introduce this exceptional development Primelife at the launch event on September 22nd. Join us at this event where Carvoeiro Branco and The Agency Portugal will present the show apartment."

IPBN member KRA Renewables conducts biodiversity assessments to help you get started on your biodiversity conservation and restoration journey.

IPBN member Blevins Franks asked if you are ready to embark on your financial journey in Portugal. "On Wednesday 27 September, Blevins Franks will be holding a seminar at the Cascade Wellness Resort in Lagos, where our expert advisers will help to inform you on wealth planning and tax efficiency for your new life in the sun."

Executive Partners