Six international business meetings with the most representative business communities will mark the beginning of this year’s global network of face-to-face meetings of the Portuguese diaspora, “Accelerating business and partnership potential“.
Promoted by the Business Association of Portugal Foundation (AEP), the Global Diaspora Network unites Portuguese in 126 countries and aims to reach all Portuguese and Portuguese descendants living outside Portugal, as Lusa Ribeiro, President of the Foundation, told Lusa Ribeiro. Told.
“We are talking about a network that intends to connect all Portuguese people around the world, who number about five million among Portuguese and of Portuguese ancestry”, he said. Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one-on-one international business meetings with the most representative business communities of overseas Indians will take place in Europe (France, Luxembourg and Germany) and the American continent (USA, Canada). and Brazil).
For Luis Miguel Ribeiro, these countries were chosen because they exist”Large communities with a history of cooperation and relations between Portuguese communities in these countries and where it is expected that it will be easier to promote“. Brazil, in particular, is the country that will host the global meeting of the Portuguese Language Chambers of Commerce.
The resumption of the network’s face-to-face meetings comes at a time when it will enter the second phase of the project, with “a greater focus on leveraging Portuguese exports from Portuguese companies and expatriates”.
We want, through the platform, to increase networking [trabalho em rede]Take advantage of trade and create synergies and opportunities to boost exports of Portuguese Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and attract investments from the expatriate and its business communities, said the President of the AEP Foundation.
For this “Version 2.0” of the Global Diaspora Network, new features are expected to be launched with the aim of rapidly increasing the value of the Portuguese diaspora. a “Investor Portal“Aimed at companies and investors, to facilitate and accelerate business on a global scale.
It will be possible to get to know the diaspora in detail through the business intelligence tools (Diaspora Business Intelligence) that will be provided, enabling companies to identify the most suitable distribution channels for each business and field of activity, he explained.