Meeting Núcleo Duro (our Hard Core ! )
This week we were pleased to host a pleasant meeting of our so-called Nucleo Duro (hard core) that steers and guides the executive team of the Chamber. It is an engaged group that meets every two months. Next to our usual group of 5 Board members (consisting of Nuno Pinto Magalhães, Eric van Leuven, Luís Newton, Armando da Cruz and Alex Griekspoor), as well as the director of the Chamber Marjon van Dinther, we were happy to count on two invited members, namely Erik Lassche,CEO of Fullsix group in Portugal and Thomas Hall de Beuvink, lawyer and expert in real estate valuation | project development and tourism. Feel free to contact us, if you would also like to be present at one of these meeting and to possibly contribute to the Chamber's activities.
During the meeting we had a broad discussion on Communication & Marketing with Erik Lassche, who together with his team is helping the Chamber to improve its digital presence. An extensive presentation was given and a first start has been made with SEO (search engine optimization).
In addition, an overview was given of past events and companies that joined the Chamber to receive assistance either in Portugal or the Netherlands. A new initiative took place in the Palacio Sotto Mayor and was kindly hosted by PwC, called Disruptive Talks. The first one was on energy and besides members and experts in the energy sector, also the Ambassador was present. Luís Newton indicated that the meeting resulted in a new initiative that will be followed up. Other events were held in Algarve and visits from Dutch Schools took place to some of our members: namely Junta de Freguesia de Estrela and Central Cervejas. Thank you all for your support!