The Moving to Portugal Shows & Seminars are organised by the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK. We launched the first show in late 2017 and since then over 5,000 visitors have attended the events, which we run regularly throughout the year in London and around the UK.
Portugal has always been a very popular destination for British tourists and second home owners and over the years the Chamber has developed a particular niche in this area, matching British property buyers with their dream home in Portugal.
Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, the Chamber has noticed a growing demand from the British public for more information about Portugal’s Non Habitual Resident (NHR) tax regime, which is very attractive to those planning to retire abroad to Portugal or who wish to move there to restructure their businesses and working lives.
UK nationals can currently benefit from these very favourable tax rules during their first ten years in Portugal.
The Chamber was founded in 1979 and is active in both Portugal and the UK, promoting and supporting two-way business initiatives in all sectors.
We offer our members practical help such as identifying key contacts, introductions and market research, as well as advice about press relations and online publications.
We organise a wide range of events in the UK and Portugal, including conferences, business and industry sector seminars, networking receptions, representation at exhibitions, high profile lunches and dinners.
The Chamber also enjoys a special relationship with the Portuguese Embassy, Portugal Tourism and AICEP (Portugal’s trade and investment agency) in London and we also work closely with the RCCP (Network of Portuguese Chambers of Commerce Abroad), the British Embassy/DIT trade and investment team in Portugal and the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in Lisbon.
Our membership reflects the broad spectrum of Chamber activity – spanning multinationals, plcs and SMEs in manufacturing, healthcare, IT, finance, law, construction, real estate, tourism, transport and specialist services.
At the Moving to Portugal events, our seminar speakers will give you the most up-to-date facts on: How to effectively plan your tax and retirement income, where and how to buy your new home, mortgages, currencies, healthcare and daily life in Portugal.
Plus you can meet a selection of Chamber members and exhibitors from the real estate, tax, legal and lifestyle sectors, all of whom are happy to give you lots of useful background to make your move to Portugal as smooth as possible.
Now Brexit has happened, don’t delay any longer. If you’re thinking of moving to Portugal, 2020 is the year to do it!
To learn more about these, and other aspects of Moving to Portugal, come along to our Moving to Portugal seminars, try some Portuguese wines with us, meet our speakers and exhibitors, and learn more!