Latest Chamber News
London, 10 February 2017
Chamber members at today's London Stock Exchange 'Market Open' ceremony
The guest of honour at today’s Market Open ceremony, held at 8am in the heart of the City of London at the London Stock Exchange (LSE), was the Vice-President of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis. He was there to celebrate ‘Capital Markets Union’ (CMU), the European Commission’s initiative aimed at reducing cross-country barriers and widening SME companies’ access to equity finance, so that they can grow more easily and create jobs. In addition the LSE has just published its ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’ report, in which it identifies the 1000 fastest growing SMEs in the EU, including 22 from Portugal.Read more...
London, 1st February 2017
"Portugal Once Launched Ships, Now it Launches Startups"
Bloomberg News in London reports on Portugal’s leading role in Europe’s tech startup scene, as Europe’s best and brightest hunt down a new world of opportunities outside of the U.K.Read more...
London, 12th January 2017
2016 – A year in view
Chamber members now total 137, with 19 new company and individual members having joined us during 2016. These include companies from diverse fields like investment banking, steel construction, wealth managers, psychologists, consumer marketing, interior design and refurbishment, as well as specialist property insurers. There is no question that the UK market is key to Portugal’s export-led recovery.
In 2016 the Chamber organised 27 events, among which were two large conferences, three large receptions or gala dinners, four specialist seminars and eight events in Portugal.
This compares with 25 events organised by us in 2015, but with the important addition of the “Business in Portuguese” conference which we organised at Bloomberg’s European headquarters in London in June 2016. This attracted an audience of 100+ financiers and investors, who discussed Portugal’s role in Portuguese-speaking Africa and Latin America. We believe this conference will be an important addition to our events calendar going forward.
Other highlights of 2016 wereRead more...