This week on the roundup: new job opportunities, business lunches, focusing on business, shout-outs, energy audits, newsletters, solar projects, guest speakers, local experts, market changes, ongoing construction, waterfall management, Weddings in Portugal, Porto on the rise, and more!
If you have missed them, please find here interviews with our media partner TNews of Geoffrey Graham, Chair of the IPBN and H.E. Ralph Victory, Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal who will be keynote speakers at the upcoming IPBN Tourism Conference to be held at the Universidade Europeia in Lisbon Sept 29. You will find all the details here where you can register. The conference is free of charge and open to IPBN members and non-members.
And if you have missed it, here is our latest Monthly Newsletter sent yesterday.
IPBN member RedLight is looking for a Machine Learning Engineer with experience in Natural Language Processing, to help them build a new product which is being fully developed in-house! Check out the details of the position here.
And don't miss other network opportunities— check the IPBN Job Board regularly to keep up to date!
IPBN member Carolyn McKeown is delighted to host Business Lunch Bunch networking events which take place on the last Wednesday of every month throughout 2022! September's event will take place at The Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago at 12.30pm on Wednesday 28th – so get signed up & come to promote your business & products!
IPBN member Jo James asked, "How are you feeling? Amidst all the stressful news and changes happening around us, let's focus on your business and what you 'can' control. Setting goals and setting your intention will help you feel more in control and give you clarity, focus, and direction."
IPBN member Ageas Seguros sent a special thanks to all the Firefighters, the real-life superheroes! Yes, superheroes, because the cape is the uniform they wear with such pride, and their superpowers are infinite, to protect us and defend us with life.
IPBN member KRA Renewables said, as part of their building energy services, their building energy team was commissioned to conduct an energy audit of a three-storey commercial building. The team assessed the HVAC system at the facility, which runs on a VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) technology.
IPBN member Yunit Consulting has a new edition! They said, "We have just published our newsletter with the latest news on incentives, funding and growth solutions for your company."
IPBN partner TechIreland posted that Pharma giant MSD has officially opened Ireland’s largest self-generation solar project at its Ballydine site in Co Tipperary.
And John O’Dea, CEO of TechIreland will be guest speaker at our event at the Algarve TEC Campus next Friday Sep 23. See all the details here where you are very welcome to attend in presence if in the Algarve that day.
IPBN member Konceptness thanked Cláudia Antunes, Konceptness's partner for many years, for her invitation, energy and direction at the Women in BIM conference this week. "With StratBim you have been able to make BIM a reality in Konceptness!"
IPBN member BRIDGE IN does things a little differently. They posted, "We are not your typical, global Employer of Record. Instead, we have fully-owned operations in Portugal with local experts in labour law, taxation and payroll to ensure we offer the best quality services at a competitive price."
IPBN member HMR Health Market Research posted that the hospital market in Portugal recorded in August a change of +3.25% (value) compared to the previous month. Compared to the same period, this market has a growth of +15.71% (value).
IPBN member Ombria Resort said that day by day, the dream is coming true! Follow their real estate construction progress on their website.
IPBN member O’Connor Murphy was delighted to be involved in the sale of one of these beautiful properties in Limerick.
IPBN member VMotions IT Solutions reminded us that the traditional waterfall management style doesn’t make sense for many companies. So what is agile, and is it the right fit for your firm? And what should you do to prepare for implementing it?
IPBN member Quinta dos Vales said that with over 300 days of sunshine every year, combined with the light and soft ocean breeze that washes over it, it’s easy to understand why the Algarve is one of the preferred wedding destinations in Europe. At Quinta dos Vales, in Lagoa do Algarve, we are known for our award-winning wines and unique sculptures scattered around our stunning estate, setting a unique scenery for the perfect wedding.
IPBN partner Invest Porto wrote, "Did you know that, in Porto’s Metropolitan Area, there are 2,696 multinational foreign companies? This phenomenon in the Metropolitan Area of Porto is unique at a European level and is well above the national average!" Click here to find out more about what makes Porto an ideal place to invest, work, and live.
IPBN member Otonomee's Aidan O'Shea posted, "Great to spend a week in San Francisco and a few days at SaaStrAnnual the biggest get-together for the tech community in the Bay Area. Some observations: for a tech conference the focus is mostly on sales and building the best sales process and outcomes. The most successful SaaS companies have nailed selling. While there are headwinds, the fundamentals of the cloud model are still very strong! The cloud will account for 100% of the software industry in 10 years' time. Valuations are down from highs of 25x revenue to 10ish x but the reality is welcome from VC community. Great to experience the positivity of the SaaStr community. I’d highly recommend a visit for any scaling tech companies.
In the Tourism and Events sector, two of our members noted that they were able to readjust their business models and build out their skillsets to fight the negative effects of social distancing, lockdowns, and closed borders on their businesses: United Events Global and Quinta dos Vales
The Embassy of Ireland and the IPBN, in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, held a fascinating seminar on Ireland-Portugal Economic Relations on Friday, April 29 at the offices of the União de Associações do Comércio e Serviços in Lisbon.