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NEWS FLASH Portugal IN

Portugal puts itself on the tech map (fDi Special Report)

A special report on Portugal was published with the April/May 2019 issue of fDi Magazine. The reporting and editing was carried out independently by fDi, a Financial Times division.

– Portugal’s tech-fuelled turnaround

– Portugal’s fintech takes an international stage

– Portugal drives forward with mobility tech

MoneyConf

MoneyConf, where the world’s leading banks and fintech startups meet, is moving from Dublin to Lisbon, to coincide with Web Summit 2019. Welcome MoneyConf! (+ info)

Brexit helpline is functioning and received 192 calls on the first day

A dedicated telephone line set up by Portugal’s consular services in the UK to help Portuguese nationals living in that country has started functioning. It received 192 calls on the first day. (+info)

Fund bets on Portuguese tech startups

Indico Capital Partners, a venture capital company based in Portugal, has launched a €46 million fund to invest in technology companies in Spain and Portugal with global promise. (+info)

Swiss co Edisun Power buying 49-MW solar project in Portugal

Swiss solar power producer Edisun Power Europe AG has agreed to acquire a 49-MW photovoltaic (PV) project in Portugal from compatriot Smartenergy Invest AG for an undisclosed sum. (AICEP | 2019-02-07 | + info)

Brelcome

With Brexit or without Brexit, Portugal wants British citizens to know that they will always be welcome in our country and we will never stop being with whom we share the oldest alliance in the world. For everyone to know this, Turismo de Portugal launches the #BRELCOME - Portugal will never leave you campaign. (+info)

Starting February, REITs can invest in Portugal

The legislative decree which sets the framework for Real Estate Investment Trusts to start investing in Portugal comes into force on the 1st of February (AICEP | 2019-01-28 | (+info)

Portugal to invest €6.1 billion in its ports by 2023

Portugal’s government has presented a Stability Program that foresees investments of more than €8.6 billion ($9.7 billion) in transport and infrastructure until 2023, with ports and railroads benefiting the most. (AICEP | 2019-04-17 | +info)

VINCI Airports to invest in developing two airports in Portugal

VINCI Airports has signed an agreement with the Government of Portugal to invest €1.15bn (£1bn) in expanding the capacity of Lisbon airport by 2028 and open a new civil airport in Montijo. (AICEP | 2019-01-09 | +info)

Hi Fly group to invest €30m in maintenance hangar in Beja

Hi Fly company Mesa, is to invest €30 million in the construction of an aircraft maintenance hangar at Beja airport, in Alentejo, set to start in the first quarter of 2019, the head of the Hi Fly group said earlier this week. (AICEP | 2018-12-14 | +info)

Vision-Box Launches New Technology and Innovation Center in Porto

The new Porto Center is designed to respond to the need for expansion in Portugal. Vision-Box has become known throughout the world as a solutions leader for passenger automation, facilitation and control in national and international airports. Today the company’s solutions cover markets worldwide with offices in more than 10 countries including Australia, USA, United Arab Emirates and India, among other locales. The impact of its more than 5,000 identity management solutions is beneficially felt by hundreds of millions of users around the world. (+ info)

PORTUGAL TO WELCOME BRITS EVEN WITHOUT BREXIT DEAL

Portuguese Government announced contingency plans to be applied if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal.

OUR ACTIVITIES

Dedicated Desk for foreign companies wishing to relocate or branch to Portugal

Portuguese Government will launch a dedicated Desk where companies wishing to relocate or branch to Portugal will be provided a comprehensive support system. Portugal IN will be responsible to coordinate the project, included in the Portuguese Contingency Plan approved to handle all Brexit scenarios #gifBalcaoBrexit

PUBLIC POLICY FORUM 2019 Bernardo Trindade, President of Portugal IN Executive Committee speaking about Metropolis Economic Development at the Public Policies Forum Grande Auditório do ISCTE (13 de february, 2019)

M&A WORLDWIDE

Lisbon hosted, for the first time in Portugal, the 30th M&A Worldwide Convention, April 4-5, at the Altis Grand Hotel. Chitra Stern, member of the executive committee of Portugal IN, is a speaker at this event. Organized by Fingeste, the national representative of this leading independent global M&A network in the Mid-Market segment, the congress has a wide range of International Investors, Multinational, Private Equities , Family Offices, Hedge funds, Debt Funds and Investment Bankers from 45 countries. (4-5 abril, 2019)

"BREXIT" brought to Portugal 22 British companies in two years - Bernardo Trindade, President of "Portugal In Taskforce" in an interview with "Dinheiro Vivo". (08 april 2019)

PUBLICO - DOIS ANOS DE PORTUGAL IN

The outcome of “Brexit”is still uncertain, but remains certain that Portugal has positioned to attract more and better investment in the United Kingdom (22 April 2019), in Publico

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (ICC)

Bernardo Trindade, CEO of Portugal IN, was keynote speaker at the ICC International Conference, included in the global celebrations of the ICC’ 100th Anniversary. 28 February 2019

“TOURISM, AN ENGINE FOR PORTUGAL”

Bernardo Trindade, President of the Portugal IN Executive Committee speaking at the Conference “Tourism an Engine for Portugal. (9 may 2019)” promoted by Visa

“DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON INVESTMENT PROMOTION”

Chitra Stern, member of the board of Portugal IN, in the Conference “Different perspectives on investment promotion”, promoted by the Swedish Embassy in Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa. (9 MAY 2019)

“DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON INVESTMENT" PROMOTION” Chitra Stern, member of the board of Portugal IN, in the Conference “Different perspectives on investment promotion”, promoted by the Swedish Embassy in Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa. (9 MAY 2019)

PORTUGAL IS NOW IN THE LIMELIGHT FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS

Portugal is now one of europe’s success stories. Fitting in a wider picture of a strong positive momentum of the country’s economy and outlook, companies are pouring in and the country is reaping the economic benefits of the added exposure, in business chief, UK

https://europe.businesschief.com/leadership/2713/Portugal-is-now-in-the-limelight-for-foreign-investors

PORTUGAL IN THE LIMELIGHT OF COMPANIES LOOKING TO EXPAND IN THE EU REGION

Companies are continuing to expand into Portugal and the country is reaping the economic benefits of the added exposure, Bernardo Trindade, president of the executive committee of Portugal in explores, in open access government, UK

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/companies-expand-into-portugal/66232/

Coming soon:
  • “II PORTUGAL UK ECONOMIC FORUM”, TBC, at the Bloomberg headquarters in London
  • “PORTUGAL-JAPAN INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE”, TBC, at the Residence of the Portuguese Ambassador in London
ABOUT US

Portugal IN is a task force, created by the Portuguese Government, in the wake of the Brexit Referendum, to attract more FDI, responding directly to the Prime Minister. We especially support the expansion process of companies operating in the UK and its main inward FDI markets (USA, China, India and Japan)

What’s in it for Portugal? FDI plays an essential role in ensuring Portugal’s economic prosperity, by creating highly-compensated jobs, spurring innovation, and driving exports

What can Portugal IN do for you? Connect, advocate and provide everything you need for expanding your business to Portugal

Find out more on www.portugalin.gov.pt

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