Women Entrepreneurship: Connect to Success Orientation Sessions

On October 14, the Connect to Success team traveled to Porto and Coimbra to announce the women owned businesses selected to work with teams of student consultants in the MBA/Masters Consulting Program.  In Porto, an orientation was held at UPTEC for students from the Porto Business School (PBS) and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto (FEP) for the women owned businesses with which they had ...
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Embaixatriz Kim Sawyer on gender equality

Kim Sawyer, the wife of Ambassador Robert Sherman, was invited to be one of the four panelists on “Women in Entrepreneurship and Engineering” at the Frontiers Initiative before an audience of 40 people. The Frontiers Initiative is a “space” created at the Nova University Faculty of Science and Technology library that includes a panel discussion three to four times a year, and ...
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The Ambassador in Vila Pouca de Aguiar and Marão

On September 16, Ambassador Robert Sherman paid an official visit to Vila Pouca de Aguiar, which is known as the nation’s granite capital.   The Mayor of Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Alberto Machado, wanted to acknowledge the Ambassador’s support of Portugal’s national soccer team during the Euro 2016 games and presented him with a granite table ...
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Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Rep Christina Sevilla in Lisbon

Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Christina Sevilla stopped in Lisbon on February 2-4 to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). During her stay in Lisbon, Christina also participated in a roundtable to debate TTIP with academics and journalists, and met with Portuguese government officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AICEP, and the ...
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Ambassador Sherman in Seminar on TTIP

On January 30, Ambassador Sherman was a guest speaker at a Seminar on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its impact on the textile, apparel and footwear sectors which took place at the AvePark – Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia, in Guimarães. This event was hosted by the Mayor of Guimarães, Domingos Bragança, ...
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American Chamber of Commerce Portugal and Corporate Social Responsibility

The Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon hosted the first meeting of the newly created Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal. Eighteen U.S. companies with operations in Portugal attended the event. The Embassy and the American Chamber will be regularly featuring the great initiatives and meaningful ...
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Ambassador Sherman Visits Sines

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, paid a first visit to the port of Sines on October 15. Received by Eduardo Bandeira, Director of Sines port authority, the Ambassador was briefed about the characteristics and potential of the port of Sines platform to welcome new American investors, as well as the direct channels that link ...
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Ambassador Sherman Begins TTIP Campaign in Alentejo with Harley Ride

On September 21-22, Ambassador Sherman kicked off a series of travels through Portugal in a campaign to raise visibility of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). On September 21, the first day of the trip, the Ambassador joined over 300 Harley-Davidson riders in an annual ride, this year beginning in Évora and stopping in ...
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“Connect to Success” Launched Self-Certification Process

“Connect to Success”, a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, which aims to strengthen the Portuguese economy by supporting the growth of women owned businesses (“WOBs”), introduced its self-certification process and MBA consulting initiative on September 15 at the Luso-American Foundation (FLAD). Once certified, WOBs will be eligible to apply to participate in any of ...
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GEP Delegation in Portugal

The U.S. Department of State Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) and the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon organized a high-profile entrepreneurship delegation that visited Portugal from July 14-17, 2014. The delegation included prominent, highly successful entrepreneurs and investors in the technology, finance, marketing, real estate and gourmet food industries. The eleven entrepreneurs traveled throughout Lisbon, Aveiro and ...
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GEP Portugal

July 14-17, 2014 The Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) is a U.S. State Department-led effort to promote and spur entrepreneurship by catalyzing and coordinating private sector and U.S. Government programs to support entrepreneurs around the world. GEP was launched in April 2010 at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. It was then reinforced by the positioning of ...
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A/S Economic and Business Affairs Visits Fábrica de Startups

The Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs, Charles Rivkin, and U.S. Ambassador Robert Sherman spent the morning of June 4 at startup incubator Fábrica de Startups speaking to Portuguese entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, and journalists about the value of entrepreneurship and the potential benefits of a new trade agreement between the EU and the ...
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FCS Leads Portuguese Business Delegation to Texas

The U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon and the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal organized a Business Development Trade Mission to the United States, from March 23 thru March 28. This trade mission gave Portuguese businesses the opportunity to explore new business opportunities with U.S. companies. The program covered a number ...
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Entrepreneur Jamail Larkins in Portugal

In association with the American Corners, local schools and a number of other partners, the Embassy put together a traveling speaking program to highlight the excellence in the aviation sector in the United States, the inspiring bio of young African American entrepreneur and aviation enthusiast Jamail Larkins, as well promote entrepreneurship and young people to ...
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Chargé Visits Sines Refinery

On February 20, Chargé d’Affaires John Olson visited Sines refinery where he met with officials from the Port of Sines and GALP’s oil refinery. With a distilling capacity of 10.9 million tons a year, or 220,000 barrels a day, the Sines refinery is one of the largest in Europe. In the course of this visit, ...
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