A brand new event showcasing Portuguese real estate, tourism and business is to be held on October 20 and 21 at London’s Business Design Centre.

‘Portugal Real Estate & Tourism Investment Trade Show’ will target British and international investors based in London who are interested in “spotting opportunities, and developing and establishing relevant contacts and networks regarding potential business in Portugal”.

“It will allow €300 million-worth of Portuguese projects to present themselves to international investors who are very interested in financing projects in Portugal,” said Jorge Pinto, the show’s main organiser.

Backed by business association AICEP and the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK, the fair will take place at the same time and place as ‘The Portuguese Offer’, in which “businesses and consumers will be able to meet, sample and buy directly from Portuguese producers – in quantities ranging from one box to many pallets.”

Organisers affirm that Portugal is in fashion, “currently ranked 14th worldwide in the ranking of the most attractive markets for travel and tourism”, with a “diversified economy” featuring a number of advantages over other countries – including “significantly lower” labour and building-related costs, as well as close ties with Brazil, Mozambique, Macau and Angola which could serve as a “gateway to other Portuguese-speaking markets”.

Not forgetting Portugal’s “temperate weather climate, socio-political stability and high security level, global currency tied to other strong nations and well-developed physical and IT infrastructure,” the event is all set to ride the crest of Portugal’s current ‘popularity wave’.


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