Free Seminars in the USA about residency, taxation, legal issues, healthcare
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About the Seminars
If you are considering moving to Portugal permanently at some time in the future, living here part time or maybe looking at setting up a business, our seminars offer a unique opportunity to have all your questions answered in one place, at one time.
Independent, expert information from sources you can trust
Our Living in Portugal seminars are held in different locations around the world, as well as at venues in Portugal
All seminars are Free of charge
Our speakers are experts in the areas of legal matters, taxation, residency, health insurance, real estate and many different aspects of life in Portugal
Coffee breaks to chat with our event partners
Each event has two identical seminar sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon
All under one roof you will have the chance to listen to live presentations by experts in the areas of residency, taxation, legal matters, healthcare and many different aspects of life in Portugal
CEO - Open Media Group / Event host
Bruce has lived in the Algarve most of his life, having moved to Portugal from the UK as a child when his family relocated in the late 1970’s. His career has been mostly in publishing, as founder and CEO of the Open Media Group; publishers of the Portugal Resident newspaper and Essential Algarve magazine amongst other titles.
Whilst continuing in his role at Open Media, Bruce also has interests in real estate. Alongside his business activities, he is also a member of the board of directors of the Lisbon based British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce. Bruce is the host and a speaker at the Living in Portugal and Living in the Algarve events.
Sales & Marketing Director - Fine & Country
Jorge was born in Angola but grew up in the beautiful city of Geneva, Switzerland, where he completed a degree in Tourism Management. He lived and worked for five years in Ukraine before moving to Portugal in 2012 and started his career in real estate in 2015 when he moved to the Algarve and joined Fine & Country in 2018 as general manager of the central Algarve office in Almancil.
As a web and online marketing expert with a passion for photography, he combines his role in management with advising the marketing team and working as a property consultant assisting vendors and buyers. In his spare time, Jorge enjoys combining his love of photography, aviation and travel as an avid plane spotter.
Founder - Degun
Passionate about the digital world and how to build successful digital technology ventures in a systematic manner.
Founded Dengun, a startup studio, in 2005, with friends from university and grew the company to 70 team members with over 700 clients & partners. Been working with founders and entrepreneurs to build disruptive tech digital products.
Founder & President of Algarve Evolution, which is one of the main drivers of the Algarve Tech Hub ecosystem. It’s a non-profit association made up of tech companies from the region. It aims to bring local stakeholders together and add value to the entrepreneurs and talent in order to promote and encourage the technological and economical growth of the Algarve.
Director - Libertas Group
Cecile is a passionate real estate expert with a degree in business management who has worked in property for over 25 years. Here career started in her native France and she has also worked in Spain and Brazil. She moved to Portugal some 5 years to join the board of Libertas Real Estate Group, a Portuguese company founded by her father Antonio Gonçalves that has been responsible for several hundred thousand square feet of development in Portugal over the last 30 years.
Libertas focuses on sustainable development, displayed through the design and construction process which is environmentally certified. With a diversified approach, the company has already built and developed more than 4,000 properties in Portugal. Projects are located in the Algarve (Faro, Albufeira and Ferragudo) in the Lisbon Area (city center, Alcochete and Seixal) and on the west coast in Figueira da Foz.
João Richard Costa
Director of Sales & Marketing, Algarve - Ombria Resort
João has been managing the Ombria Resort sales team in Loulé since 2016. João has extensive management experience in real estate, having worked in several mixed-use luxury resort developments, namely at Pine Cliffs Resort, Praia D’El Rey Golf & Beach Resort and Westin CampoReal Golf Resort & Spa, in Portugal.
Ombria Resort is a luxury low-density sustainable development surrounded by nature, in the heart of the authentic Algarve and less than 25 minutes from the coast and Faro airport. It includes a 5-star hotel, an 18-hole golf course and several different types of properties for sale. Currently under construction, the completion of its first phase is scheduled for spring 2023.
Senior Property Consultant – Quinta do Lago Real Estate
Jaan-Claire Rodrigues is Senior Property Consultant at Quinta do Lago Real Estate. Born in England, she travelled to Portugal at the young age of 5. Fluent in Portuguese, English and French, Jaan-Claire joined Quinta do Lago Real Estate in 2014 and puts her heart and soul into the job. Married and with two daughters, she enjoys travelling and taking re-energising power walks along the beautiful nature reserve of Quinta do Lago.
Quinta do Lago Real Estate is the Official Quinta do Lago Real Estate Agency, winner of the Best Real Estate Agency Single Office in Portugal in the European Property Awards. Quinta do Lago Real Estate are proud to offer expertise and guidance on property purchase and sales within the resort. The local and natural experts of Quinta do Lago, the team is located at Roundabout 2, offering unparalleled professional service in Europe’s most coveted destination.
Director of Business Development - Currencies Direct
Brian helps set the standards in the foreign exchange industry by delivering the best and most comprehensive services to clients. His passion for financial markets and helping clients achieve their objectives has helped Brian establish close relationships with clients and partners. His knowledge of foreign exchange, financial markets, global banking, investments, securities, and global marketplaces is extensive while his hands-on experiences super exceed the textbook written norms.
Founded in 1996, Currencies Direct has grown to become the leader in the FX industry with regards to transfers for property purchases and immigration. With over 20 global offices across 5 continents, including Portugal and the US, Currencies Direct is well equipped to assist with your foreign exchange and international transfer needs.
Dr. Ricardo Ferreira
Executive Director - Martinez Echevarria & Ferreira law firm
Dr. Ricardo Ferreira is the country director for Portugal of Martinez Eschevarria, the largest law firm in Andalucia, Spain as well as in the Algarve where it has offices in Quinta do Lago, Vilamoura, Albufeira and Lagos. The company also has Portuguese offices in Lisbon, Estoril and Porto. In Spain, there are offices in Madrid as well as in ten locations across Andalucia. Outside of the Iberian Peninsula the firm also has a presence in Turkey with offices in Istanbul and Bodrum. Internationally, Martinez Eschevarria employs more than 250 professionals.
Dr. Ricardo Ferreira gained his law degree from the University of Lisbon in 1999, going on to earn postgraduate degrees in both commercial law, tax planning and accounting and finance law, from the University of Lisbon and the Catholic University of Law respectively.
Since 2012 he has been mainly dedicated to the coordination and management of the Martinez Echevarria & Ferreira law firm’s offices in Portugal focusing on Real Estate Law and Tax law.
Real Estate and Marketing Director - Kronos Homes
Alda Filipe is the Real Estate and Marketing Director for Kronos Homes Portugal & Managing Director for Kronos’ Resort Development portfolio in the Algarve. With over 20 years of hands-on experience in the sales and marketing of leading luxury golf & beach resorts and real estate developments, Alda’s market knowledge is unparalleled. She has enabled thousands of clients from all over the world to invest in and/or move to Portugal. Her high standards and proven track record combined with a client-focused approach enables buyers to fulfil their ambitions.
Kronos Real Estate is a fully integrated investment and development company with offices in Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg and the UK. It is today one of the most prestigious Iberian residential developers with over 15.000 units built. Working with some of the best architects in Iberia, design, sustainability, quality and innovation are the pillars of Kronos Homes’ puredesign philosophy, a commitment to elevate residential architecture to its maximum exponential.
Founder & CEO - Medal Insurance brokers
Henrique founded Medal Insurance in 1996 and has built the business with his family and a dedicated team to be Portugal’s leading insurance brokerage for expats.
His presentation at our Living in the Portugal seminars will focus on health insurance and healthcare in Portugal for foreign residents.
Medal was founded in the Algarve where it has three offices covering the whole coast. Medal also has offices in Cascais covering the Greater Lisbon area.
The Open Media Group is Portugal’s leading publisher of foreign language media with print and online publications such as the Portugal Resident newspaper in English (established 1989) and Barlavento in Portuguese (established 1977). Our magazines include Essential Algarve, the Algarve’s luxury lifestyle magazine (established 2000) and associate publications Essential Lisboa, Essential Madeira and Essential Business, as well as Inside Carvoeiro and Inside Lagos, Clubhouse Algarve and Vivre le Portugal magazines.
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