This initiative, which will be held in a hybrid format, will draw the spotlight on Belgian companies which, in diverse sectors, are undertaking relevant projects in Portugal, and who will present their testimony. Further, Portuguese sector representatives will provide an overview on current affairs and the sectors of opportunity to invest in Portugal.
This event aims to encourage participating company representatives to further evaluate Portugal as a business destination, exploring emerging opportunities and contributing to the strengthening of bilateral relations.
In this event, EY will present the results of the “FDI Attractiveness Survey Portugal 2021” it’s annual barometer on the attractiveness of the country.
Digital Conference 09:00 AM-11:10 AM, Portugal time | 10:00 AM-12:10 PM, Belgium time
PROGRAMME – Portugal Time
9:00 – 09:15: WELCOME REMARKS
AUGUSTO SANTOS SILVA – Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
RUI TERENO – Ambassador of Portugal to Belgium
9:15 – 09:45: BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT ECOSYSTEM IN PORTUGAL
LUÍS CASTRO HENRIQUES – Chairman and CEO, aicep Portugal Global
MIGUEL FARINHA – Partner, Strategy and Transactions, EY “FDI Attractiveness Survey Portugal”
09:45 – 10:30: BELGIAN INVESTMENT IN PORTUGAL – PANEL DISCUSSION
STEVEN BRAEKEVELDT – CEO, Continental Europe / Head of Ageas Portugal
CHANTAL SOHIER – President of the Portuguese-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
INGE GEERDENS – CEO and Founder, CV Warehouse
FREDERIK VANDENBERGHE – CFO, Skyline Communications
10:30 – 11:00: SECTORS OF OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST IN PORTUGAL
JOAQUIM CUNHA – Executive Director, Health Cluster Portugal, “Opportunities in the Life Sciences industry”
MIGUEL CASTRO NETO – Deputy Director, Nova IMS Urban Analytics Lab Coordinator “Opportunities in smart cities”
NUNO CAVACO – Coordinator, Portugal Digital, “Digital Innovation Hub”
PANELS MODERATED BY: MÓNICA SILVARES – Editor of ECO – Economia Online
11:00 – 11:10 CLOSING REMARKS
GENEVIÈVE RENAUX – Ambassador of Belgium to Portugal
EURICO BRILHANTE DIAS – Secretary of State for Internationalization