Supporting the internationalisation of our members is an essential part of our mission.
We are part of a network of foreign chambers of commerce and we lean on the privileged relations with them to help our members exporting and investing abroad. Our team has an extensive experience and is enable to answer all requests in order to help with the internationalization process of your company.
The Chamber promotes a series of practical seminars on foreign markets, which are primarily intended to introducing business environment, its access conditions, the opportunities and the way the market operates. These sessions also have the presence of guest businessmen who share the testimony of their business experience in the market.
To support Members in their internationalization process, the Chamber regularly organizes trade missions to markets which, by their potential and their economic growth, offer business opportunities in several areas. Our missions include a share of the risk and a permanent location monitoring, resulting in a high degree of satisfaction of our Members. The Chamber Members benefit from a guarantee of success in these missions: we refund the cost of participation if they have not achieved any business at the end of two years.
Testimonials of Chamber Members
“I had the opportunity to integrate the business mission organized by the Chamber to the State of Minas Gerais – Brazil, on the occasion of 7th Encontro de Negócios em Língua Portuguesa (Portuguese Language Business Meeting). At the beginning of our internationalization process, we thought since the first moment that was important to support us on the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in the approach to a new market like Brazil. The opportunity to participate in this trade mission was the instrument chosen to establish a first contact network. During the mission I witnessed the commitment of the Chamber to promote both formal and informal meetings that have become fundamental to perceive the reality and specificities on the other side of the Atlantic and to identify possible partnerships and opportunities. Today, as a result of these established relationships, we are committed to develop and implement some of the raised ideas, waiting for the first concrete results soon."
Pedro Alegria Carrilho | Partner
The sharing of the knowledge and international experience by large companies Members of the Chamber can make a vital contribution to SMEs Members wanting to expand across borders their business horizons.
In this project we will organize regular meetings with the invited companies that will share their experience in order to support SMEs tapping into markets where they are already present, by making available the means, privileged contacts with suppliers and with other players, as well as the know- how and local infrastructure hold there.
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Being in line with the specific needs and the stage at which each Member is in their internationalization process, the Chamber provides personalized support that will attempt to respond the needs required by the international markets, from the first attempt to the follow-up of their business.
Individual Trade Missions
Horizon 2020, Portugal 2020 and International Public Calls
With a vast experience in training and internationalization, the Chamber develops a specialized course directed to members who wish to acquire a complete knowledge base and tools for the internationalization of their companies. At the same time, are developed other specific training on targeted themes for internationalization, can the same be individually tailored to the needs of each partner.
Internacionalizar com Sucesso
We promote the exchange of experiences and networking among our Members and between them and a network built nationally and internationally. We believe that our role is precisely to put in contact with those who can best serve the interests of each Member.
- Portuguese Chambers of Commerce abroad: 35 Portuguese Chambers of Commerce abroad, located in 22 countries.
- Bilateral Chambers of Commerce in Portugal
- Advisers for the Internationalisation: 18 Advisers for the Internationalisation of the Portuguese Economy, located in 11 countries.
The Chamber and CIEP – Confederação Internacional dos Empresários Portugueseses (International Confederation of Portuguese Entrepreneurs) released the Francisco de Melo e Torres Award during the 2013 Diplomatic Seminar held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AICEP and the Diplomatic Institute.
This award, which honours the prestigious Portuguese diplomat of the 17th century, aims to annually reward the head of diplomatic mission which has stood out by his personal commitment to support the internationalization of Portuguese companies and to attract foreign investment, contributing to the growth of the Portuguese economy.
The jury of the award is chaired by Ambassador Antonio Monteiro and it also includes Bruno Bobone, Chairman of the Chamber and CIEP, and Miguel Horta e Costa, Chairman of the Executive Committee of CIEP and Vice-President of the Chamber.
The 1st edition of the award was given to the Ambassador of Portugal in Brazil (Brasilia), Francisco Ribeiro Telles, on January 6, 2014, in the Diplomatic Seminar.
Aiming to highlight the important role played by the Portuguese Chambers of Commerce worldwide, the Chamber of Commerce and the CIEP, with the support of AICEP and the Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities, launch the Award “Câmara de Comércio Portuguesa”.
The intention is to reward and enhance annually the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce that has become more prominent for the results obtained regarding the support to the internationalization of Portuguese companies, in attracting foreign investment and promoting the image of Portugal during the previous year. In addition to the main category, it will also be handed the Award “Câmara de Comércio Revelação”, in order to distinguish a Portuguese Chamber of Commerce with less than two years of existence.
The jury of this award will be constituted by Bruno Bobone, President of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce, Miguel Horta e Costa, Chairman of the Executive Committee of CIEP, a Director of AICEP and a representative of the Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities.
The award will be presented each year at the Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Chambers of Commerce, which takes place in April.
To learn more about the Award please contact: Pedro Magalhães - email@example.com or 213 224 067.