On Wednesday, 24th October, another lively ‘think tank’ lunch took place at the Oporto Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club in Porto. Guests from a diverse range of businesses, talent and professions were invited to generate a friendly but meaningful exchange of opinions on the topic of ‘Talent Shortage and Coopetition‘.

Each person had an opportunity to introduce both themselves and their respective professional interest before tucking into the delicious lunch. Business cards were eagerly exchanged and networking exchanges both before and after lunch opened up new possibilities for everyone. Inês Castelo Branco then opened the ensuing discussion with her perspectives on the main topic, and there followed a fascinating debate which led all present not only to contribute their own thoughts, but also to appreciate different points of view, and rethink established ideas.

The success of these meetings lies in part to the variety and mix of invited guests, thus ensuring such a stimulating and animated debate, and a deeper mutual appreciation of the challenges involved in Portugal for entrepreneurs at every level and in all sectors. The lunch was both rewarding and inspiring and much appreciated by all attending.