National Organization Pivots to All-Virtual Conference Amidst Restrictions Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) today announced their 2nd Bi-Annual National Conference. The PALCUS Virtual National Conference to be held in a series of online sessions running October 12 through the 21.
This year’s conference theme is “Business Opportunities for Portuguese-Americans”. PALCUS has partnered with the Portugal-US Chamber of Commerce, aicep, the Embassy of Portugal and the Government of Portugal through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to put together multiple panels over 9 days.
“Our conference was supposed to be held in Miami, Florida this year, however due to COVID-19, we had to cancel our in-person event. Based on the success of our last National Conference, we decided to continue on and make our conference virtual,” said PALCUS Chairwoman Angela Simões. “With this year’s theme we will explore the various ways that Portuguese living in the United States can take advantage of programs and opportunities to start a business, buy real estate, invest in a business, and many other opportunities.”
The conference is free to attend. Those wishing to attend can register at palcus.org/virtual-conference.
Attendees will have the opportunity to virtually network by participating in a virtual wine-tasting curated by Rachel Farah Selections on October 16. The tasting is the only paid portion of the conference agenda and details for how to purchase and register can be found at palcus.org/virtual-conference.
Confirmed speakers include:
· Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of State, and the Economy and Digital Transition
· Eurico Brilhante Dias, Secretary of State for Internationalization
· Berta Nunes, Secretary of State of the Portuguese Communities Abroad
· Domingos Fezas Vital, Ambassador of Portugal to the United States
· Rita Faden, President of FLAD (Luso-American Development Foundation)
The agenda for the PALCUS Virtual National Conference is as follows:
Virtual Conference Series Kick-Off and Overview
Monday, October 12, 2020 – 8:30 AM PT/11:30 AM ET
Doing Business In Miami
Monday, October 12, 2020 – 9:00 AM PT/12 PM ET
Miami Tech Boom!
Monday, October 12, 2020 – 12PM PT/3PM ET
Why Portugal? Investment Opportunities Abound
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – 9AM PT/12PM ET
I’m Not a Venture Capitalist – Can I Still Invest in Portugal?
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – 12PM PT/3PM ET
Portuguese Women Empowering Each Other
Friday, October 16, 2020 – 9AM PT/12PM ET
PALCUS NextGen Leadership Academy
Friday, October 16, 2020 – 12PM PT/3PM ET
Want to Start a Business in Portugal? The Portuguese Government Can Help
Monday, October 19, 2020 – 9AM PT/12PM ET
Portuguese Companies Succeeding in the US
Monday, October 19, 2020 – 12PM PT/3PM ET
Establishing Operations in Portugal: Real World Examples
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – 9AM PT/12PM ET
Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Portugal
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – 12PM PT/3PM ET
The PALCUS Virtual National Conference will conclude on October 21 with an address by Domingos Fezas Vital, Ambassador of Portugal to the US.
For information and to register, visit: www.palcus.org