Past Events 2013

Click here to download PCC's Events Programme for 2013


January 2013


8th January

Monthly London networking drinks


 21st January

CPE Dinner with Dra Leonor Beleza, President of "Fundação Champalimaud"

The CPE dinner will be held in London at the "The Four Seasons Hotel" (Hamilton Place, Park Lane - London), on Monday 21st January 2013 at 19h30.

The keynote speaker on this occasion is the President of the Champalimaud Foundation, Ms. Leonor Beleza.

The evening’s theme will be “The Champalimaud Foundation, driving force behind research and science in Portugal – global prevention paradigm.”

Price for Member of the CPE: £60; Non-Members: £80; Students and Researchers: £25

Please download information for more details.

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 February 2013


12th February

Monthly London networking drinks

Held at the Reunion Bar, from 6-8pm, in the Grosvenor Hotel, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0SJ, right by Victoria Station.

An evening of no-frills networking with fellow Chamber members from a wide range of businesses. A cash bar facility will be open throughout to keep the networking flowing. To book your place email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Monday 25th February

Portugal’s New Programme for Economic Dynamism

Armourers Hall, London EC2, 5.30 to 7.15pm organised by OMFIF

Alvaro Santos Pereira, Portugal’s Minister of Economy and Labour, will speak on this topic.

To attend please RSVP by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  OR Tel + 44 (0) 20 3008 5262

Click here to download OMFIF - Alvaro Santos Pereira in London - 25Feb


Thursday 28th February

Leisure Real Estate Summit, Andaz, London EC2

Chamber members in the property sector can benefit from special ticket and sponsorship rates at the next Leisure Real Estate Summit in London.

See here for more information or click here to book your delegate tickets.


 

28th February

CPE Dinner with Mr.Peter Villax from Hovione Farmaciência S.A

The keynote speaker on this occasion is Mr. Peter Villax from Hovione Farmaciência S.A.
Hovione Farmaciência is the biggest export Portuguese company in the pharmaceutical industry.

The evening theme will be "Science, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Internationalisation of Portuguese Companies."

Dr. Pedro Rebelo de Sousa and Prof. António Borges have kindly agreed to seat on a panel and comment and discuss the topic being introduced by Mr. Villax.

Price for Members of the CPE: £60;
Non-Members: £80;
Students and Researchers: £25

To book, please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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March 2013


Wednesday 13th March

Anglo Portuguese Society's 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel, London SW8

A black tie gala dinner to celebrate the APS's 75th year in the presence of the Ambassador of Portugal and the Marquess of Douro. For more information click here.


21st March

Chamber Spring Networking Lunch, Algarve

Directed at Algarve members of the PCC, this informal reception and lunch allows members to network for new business – attendees include advertising agencies, journalists, company directors, sole traders, and franchisees.

Price for Members: €25

Price for Non-Members: €30

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Click here to download 21st March Networking Lunch Booking Form


21st March

UKTI Event - International Energy and Geological Resources Conference

UKTI Lisbon staff will be in attendance at this conference which focuses on mineral resources in Portugal.

Registration Open: 22/02/2013

Registration Cut Off: 21/03/2013

Event Organiser: AIP

Location: Lisbon Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal

Main Contact: Carlos Fernandes

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Organisation: British Embassy Lisbon Portugal

Alternative Contact: Frederico Lyra

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Organisation: British Embassy Lisbon Portugal

This conference will focus on the opportunities, strengths and potential of the mineral resources in Portugal. The event will target the following sectors: gas and electricity; hydrocarbon exploration; renewable energies; mining; ornamental rocks and other geological resources.

Presentations will cover the main projects in the country, the Government's main investments, challenges, international partnerships and supply chain opportunities.

UKTI Portugal will be present during the event, to facilitate business meetings.


26th March

Portuguese Chamber Spring Council Meeting


April 2013


Tues 9th April

Portuguese Chamber Open House Networking Drinks

Held at the Reunion Bar, from 6-8pm, in the Grosvenor Hotel, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0SJ, right by Victoria Station.

Reserve your place here or send us an email showing your interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


12th-14th April

Portugal Pavilion at A Place in the Sun Live, Olympia, London (sponsored by Premier FX)

Now in its fourth year, the Chamber’s Portugal Pavilion at the UK’s leading overseas property show offers useful buying seminars and continues to showcase some of Portugal’s best known developers and property agents. Chamber members exhibiting include foreign exchange company Premier FX, estate agent Cerro Novo and property lawyers Martinez Echevarria. The exhibition space on the Pavilion is now 90% sold but click here to learn more or register here to attend.

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May 2013


14th May

Portuguese Chamber Open House Networking Drinks

Tues 14th May Portuguese Chamber Open House Networking Drinks

Please note the venue has been changed to:

St James Bar (ground floor), ST. JAMES THEATRE

12 Palace Street

London

SW1E 5JA


15th May

CPE Dinner - Portugal privatisations and merger, with the Portuguese Secretary of State for Public Works, Transport and Communications, Mr Sérgio Silva Monteiro

The next CPE dinner event will be held on the 15th May 2013 at 7:30pm, at The Royal Automobile Club (89 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5HS).

The guest speaker is Mr. Sérgio Silva Monteiro, current Secretary of State for Public Works, Transport and Communications, who will address the subject of "Privatisations and Mergers."

To book your place or for more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to download Information about Mr Sergio Silva Monteiro
Click here to download Payment details of CPE Dinner


June 2013


Thursday 13th June

9th Portuguese Chamber Annual Property Conference

In 2013, the conference will be sponsored by Banco Espírito Santo and Banco Santander Totta.

2.45pm to 6.30pm

5 * Hotel Intercontinental Westminster
28 Broadway,
London SWIH 9JS

This year, the format consists of a distinguished Conference Moderator, Diogo Gaspar Ferreira, CEO of Vale do Lobo S.A and Chairman of the Association of Portuguese Resorts, who will introduce four Sessions, followed by panel discussions.

The title of the 2013 conference is “Investing in Portuguese Property – the Time is Now.”

Session One – The Government’s Strategy for Residential Tourism
Session Two – Portugal – the State We’re In
Session Three – Should Developers be Adjusting their Product Mix to Meet the Changing Demands of Buyers?
Session Four – The Strategic Importance of Competitive Air Travel in Residential Tourism.

The conference’spresentations and networking provide a valuable annual platform for the Portuguese property sector in the international environment of London. This year the Portuguese government’s recent tax incentives designed to attract non-EU residents (such as the Golden Visa Residence Permit) and recent retirees to reside in Portugal will be discussed in detail.

The full speaker programme will be announced shortly.

The Dinner held after the conference is a valuable networking event attended by approx 100 guests.

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Book your place here.

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Click here to download Booking form Portugal Property Conference
Click here to download Portuguese Chamber Portugal Property Conference Prospectus
Click here to download Portugal Property Confernce, 13th June 2013 at Hotel Intercontinrntal Westminster
Click here to download Delegate List - 9th Annual Portugal Property Conference
Click here to download Afonso Barroso - Portugal: The Golden Visa program. The Non Habitual Residents Tax Regime
Click here to download Francisco Pita - The Strategic Importance of Competitive Air Travel in Residential Tourism – The role of airports
Click here to download Gavin Eccles - The Strategic Importance of Air Travel in Residential Tourism The ‘Algarve’ Scenario…
Click here to download Rui Parente - RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY & TOURISM
Click here to download Rui Constantino - “An overall view of the Portuguese Economy”
Click here to download Andrew Coutts - ALGARVE RESIDENTIAL TOURISM MARKET 2012


14/15/16th June

Portuguese Chamber Portugal Property Show London - 3 day retail property show and seminars in the London area.

For more information visit www.pccproperty.org.uk or contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Para mais informações sobre o Salão Imobiliário de Londres, visite o website www.pccproperty.org.uk/pt

Veja aqui o video da Primeira Edição do Salão Imobiliário de Portugal em Londres.

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Click here to download Exhibitor Sales Prospectus - Portugal Property Show
Click here to download Dossier do Expositor - Salão Imobiliário de Portugal em Londres
Click here to download Millennium Bank Presentation Portugal Property Show


14th June

Portuguese Chamber Business Network Summer Reception 2013

Directed at senior Portuguese and British business people in the London area, these networking events are designed to promote Chamber membership and develop new business opportunities.

The Summer event will be held at the Portugal Property Show event, at the Royal Horticultural Hall, from 17:30 to 20:30


27th June

Joint Portuguese Chamber/Anglo Portuguese Society Summer Reception

Thurs 27th June – joint Portuguese Chamber/Anglo Portuguese Society Summer Reception 6 - 7.30pm

Ambassador’s Residence, 12 Belgrave Square, London SW1

Directed at senior Portuguese and British business people, this is a chance for summer networking.


27th June

Portuguese Chamber Council Meeting


27th June

Portuguese Chamber Annual General Meeting (AGM)

To be held at the Portugal Embassy, 11 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PP at 5pm


July 2013


4th July

Portuguese Chamber Golf Day

The Chamber’s 2013 golf tournament will take place at Pestana’s Vila Sol golf course.

The tournament and dinner are FREE for members of the Portuguese Chamber but space is limited.

About the course

Well-known internationally, the 18-hole Vila Sol golf course is managed by the Pestana Group, and is now one of the Algarve’s most sought after golf courses, where preserving the natural environment is a priority. The course’s pine, almond and fig trees, plants, flowers, lakes and streams all add to the pleasure and challenge of completing 72 strokes at this championship golf course.

Following the golf, drinks will be served from approx. 7.15pm on the terrace of the L’Olive Restaurant, overlooking the course.

More details to follow.

To reserve your place please contact us - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


9th July

Monthly London networking drinks

St. James Bar - St. James Theatre - 12 Palace Street - SW1E 5JA London

The next Open House networking session will be on Tuesday 9th July at the St. James Bar at St. James Theatre from 6 to 8pm.

It will be an evening of no-frills networking with fellow Chamber members from a wide range of businesses.


September 2013


Wednesday 11th September

Late Summer Drinks Reception at the Ambassador´s Residence

Jointed event between the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK and the Anglo-Portuguese Society

The Ambassador’s Residence, 12 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PN

(for Members only)


18th-21st September

100% Design at Earls Court, London

100% Design, 18-21st September, Earls Court, London

www.100percentdesign.co.uk 

The UK’s no 1 contemporary design event.

As part of our autumn events programme, the Portuguese Chamber wil be present at 100% Design on Stand IP304.

We will be supporting Chamber member CDC Craft Design Construction, (www.colourdesignconcept.com) who are organising the 100% Portugal Pavilion within the International Pavilions section of the 100% Design Show.

CDC is a London-based agent who represents and distributes some of Portugal’s most innovative product, lighting and furniture designers, among them Pritzker-prize winning architects Alvaro Siza Vieira and Souto Moura. CDC will also have the following companies on the stand

DAM Designers: Joana Santos & Hugo Silva: designers (www.dam.pt)
DRAMA Designer Adérito Soares & Andre Duarte (www.allaboutdrama.pt)
Bichos Designer Martinho Meneses Pita (www.martinhopita.com)
HMD Interiors Several designers of furniture (www.hmd-interiors.com)

To visit the show (free entry) please register at www.100percentdesign.co.uk

Come and visit us at the 100% Portugal Pavilion!


27th-29th September

Chamber’s Portugal Pavilion at A Place in the Sun Live Birmingham NEC


October 2013


4th October

Chamber Autumn Networking Lunch, Balaia Golf Village, Algarve, Portugal

Chamber´s Autumn Networking Lunch

Balaia Golf Village
Varanda Restaurant
Albufeira, Algarve

on Friday 4th October 2013
from 12.30pm

Join us for a business networking lunch and meet the Chamber's team.
This is a great opportunity to do business in the Algarve.
Don't miss it!

Price for Members of the Chamber: €25
Price for non-Members of the Chamber: €30

Price includes:

Welcome Drinks

3 Course meal
Wine / Water / Juice
Coffee or Tea

Download the Menu

Register now
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  stating your full name, Job title and Company.

For directions click here

Click here to download Portuguses Chamber Networking Lunch - 4th Oct 2013 - Lunch Menu - Restaurant "A Varanda" at Balaia Golf Village

8 October –8th October - Portuguese Chamber Annual Gala Dinner at the Royal Automobile Club, London SW1

Under the patronage of H.E the Ambassador of Portugal, the 2013 Annual Gala Dinner of the Portuguese Chamber will welcome this year as Guest of Honour, Mr Carlos Moedas, the Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of Portugal.

The event will take place on Tuesday, 8th October at the prestigious Royal Automobile Club - 89 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HS.

A champagne reception will be followed by a three course dinner with fine wines.

Champagne Reception: 7pm

Dinner: 8.15pm

Dress code: Black Tie

Click here to see the video of the Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner in the Portuguese press: http://www.jornaldenegocios.pt/economia/detalhe/carlos_moedas_espera_impressionar_britanicos_com_reformas_em_portugal.html

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Click here to download 2013 Gala Dinner information and Gold Sponsorship opportunities
Click here to download 2013 Gala Dinner booking form

9 October –Wed 9th to Sun 13th October - Salão Imobiliário de Lisboa

Wed 9th to Sun 13th October

Chamber’s stand at Salao Imobiliario de Lisboa


24th October

Autumn Council Meeting in London


November 2013


7th November

Portuguese Chamber Algarve Gala Dinner – Conrad Hotel, Quinta do Lago, Algarve

Thus 7th November Chamber Algarve Gala Dinner – Conrad Hotel, Quinta do Lago, Algarve

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Click here to download Invitation to Chamber Algarve Gala Dinner
Click here to download Booking Form for 2013 Algarve Gala Dinner

12 November –12th November - Patron and Corporate Status Members’ Dinner

By kind permission of H.E the Ambassador of Portugal, Mr João de Vallera, this dinner is designed to honour our principal financial supporters and also to introduce several Portuguese VIPs working in London to the senior Chamber members.

Dress Code: Black Tie


27th November

Chamber stand at Portugal Exportador 2013 show in Lisbon

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27 November –27-28th Nov - Portugal property seminars at OPP Live, Central Hall, Westminster, London SW1

ARE YOU INVESTING IN PROPERTY IN PORTUGAL?

Don’t forget that the leading B2B show for international property investors and agents, OPP Live, takes place on Wed 27th and Thurs 28th November, in the Central Hall, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH.

Portugal has led the pack when it comes to providing an integrated response to the property crisis - and is now reaping the benefits. Find out what makes Portugal a special destination for residential property - and how its Golden Visa programme (including obtaining full Schengen residency rights by investment) is attracting investors from all over the world.

Click here to register and for more information about the programme.


27th November 

Canning Lecture - Speaker: Mr Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal - 4.30pm, Lancaster House, London SW1

As the strategic partner of Canning House for this event, the Portuguese Chamber is delighted to invite you to

The Canning Lecture 27th November 2013 at 4.30pm at Lancaster House, London SW1

Speaker - Mr Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal

Who will speak on the subject "Portugal, Europe and Latin America - renewing the transatlantic link"

Click here to register

Click here to download The Prime Minister's speech - “Portugal, Europe and Latin America – Renewing the Transatlantic Link.”


December 2013


3rd December

Portuguese Chamber Christmas Open House Networking Drinks

The Chamber is delighted to welcome you to our next Portuguese Chamber Open House Christmas Networking Drinks event, at the beautiful Butterfly Bar on London’s Notting Hill Gate (nearest Tube, Notting Hill Gate).

Meet, network and share business ideas with other Portuguese and British business people working in London, in a wide range of businesses.

There will be a cash bar open (at very reasonable prices) throughout the evening to keep the networking flowing.

Reserve your ticket here.


12th December

Council Winter meeting in London and Xmas lunch


 

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