Francisco de Melo e Torres Award

The Chamber and CIEP – Confederação Internacional dos Empresários Portugueses (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.



- 1st edition 2013: Francisco Ribeiro Telles, Ambassador of Portugal in Brazil (Brasilia)
- 2nd edition 2014: Luís de Almeida Sampaio , Ambassador of Portugal in Germany (Berlin) 


To learn more about the Prize contact:

João Paes Cabral - or 00351 213 224 050

Pedro Magalhães - or 00351 213 224 067

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