About Moving To Portugal
Our most recent events were held in London on 12 November and Manchester on 14 November 2019.
The next events will be held in early 2020 – Full details and dates will be announced shortly.
If you would like to register to attend future events please fill the form at the bottom of the page.
For many years, UK nationals wanting to retire abroad or begin a new life in the sun have chosen Portugal – for its sunnier climes and relaxing quality of life.
Its long cultural heritage is still evident today, fascinating for visitors with even a passing interest in history. And with year round sunshine, golden beaches, breath-taking views, almost 1000 kilometres of beautiful mainland coastline, and golf courses, properties and restaurants that cater for every taste, Portugal offers a lifestyle for business people or retirees that is second to none.
Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK has noticed a growing demand from the British public for more information about Portugal’s Non Habitual Tax regime, which is very attractive to those planning to retire abroad to Portugal or who wish to restructure their businesses and working lives.
UK nationals can currently benefit from these very favourable ‘non-habitual residence’ (NHR) tax rules during their first ten years in Portugal. 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!
Visitors can listen to our expert speakers giving short presentations throughout the day. Topics include how and where to buy a home, the legal process, tax planning, mortgages and foreign exchange.
Feedback from visitors to our seminars
“The conference was most useful to us and interesting. THANK YOU.”
“Would you kindly pass on my thanks to Christina Hippisley and everyone else involved in organising the above Seminar. I found it interesting, informative and well organised. Much appreciated!”
“Just to prove that your efforts really do generate results. After attending a MtP seminar in 2018 I’m now a Portuguese resident. A lot of the information and contacts I made at the event helped make the move smooth and easier. Many thanks!”
“I am very interested in moving to Portugal,
the whole event was very well structured and informative.”
About The Seminars
Seminars are free to attend but due to their popularity it is necessary to reserve your place in advance.
Doors will open at 11am and close at 9pm.
The first seminar begins at 11.30am and will last approximately two hours, with a coffee break in the middle for half an hour.
The seminar will then be repeated at 3pm and 6.30pm.
Within each two hour seminar there will be 6 short (15 minute) presentations from specialists on the following subjects:
· Where to buy in Portugal – and where are the property investment hotspots?
· The legal aspects of buying property in Portugal and relocating a business.
· How to plan your tax (HMRC Moving Abroad) and financial affairs in advance of the move.
· Explaining how banking and mortgage finance works in Portugal.
· How Portugal’s Non Habitual Residence (NHR) tax programme works.
· Planning your currency needs.
Alongside the exhibitors, staff from all the companies presenting at the seminars will be present throughout the day on their stands to answer your questions and to talk in private with you.
Recent Seminar Speakers
General Manager – The Portuguese Chamber Of Commerce
Christina has been the General Manager at the Chamber since 2009. She started her career in advertising and media relations, working first in London before moving to Lisbon, where she spent 10 years living and working in advertising and media related businesses…
Senior Partner – Blevins Franks
Gavin has been advising expatriates on their tax and wealth management for more than 20 years and has represented Blevins Franks in the Algarve since 2000. Previously, he was a founding partner of an independent firm of financial consultants in the Sultanate of Brunei, advising expatriates and high net-worth clients on all aspects of financial planning…
Currencies 4 You
Prem has over 10 years’ experience in one of the most volatile markets in the world, namely the international currency markets. Prem is the Head of the Private Client division within Currencies 4 You, which was founded in 2009, having international offices in the UK, Spain, Tenerife and Portugal…
Senior Partner – Edge International
Geoffrey is a dual British and Irish national. After studying law at Birmingham and York and starting his legal career in Belfast and the City, he moved to Portugal…
Sales Advisor – UCI
Corinne Ferreira was born in Lyon, France where she went to school until the age of 17. She then moved to Portugal, where her family comes from. Corinne has a degree in International Relations..
Tax Senior Manager – PwC Portugal
Luís is a Senior Manager in the People & Organisation and Private Wealth Department in PwC‘s Lisbon office. He has a Degree in Economics, from the Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra, and holds a post-graduation in Portuguese Taxation…
Dr. Cris Piessens
Clinic Director – Cris Piessens Dental Clinic
Dr. Cris Piessens, Belgian born, is one of the most experienced implantologists in Western Europe, placing dental implants since 1987. He celebrated his thousandth dental implant in 2001 and later placed between 450 and 500 dental implants per year..
CEO – Global Citizen Solutions
Patricia has an LLB from the College of Law; her specialties include legal lead liaison in commercial & property laws and immigration. Patricia worked in account management at Carlson Rezidor for 11 years, before starting…
Officer – Santander
Vanessa has worked for Santander Portugal since 2007 and has more than 10 years’ experience in customer relations. She worked in different branches in the Lisbon area and then, in 2015…
Exhibitors Past and Present
Abreu e Marques
Andre Jordan Group
Banco Santander Totta S.A.
Currencies 4 You
Cris Piessens Dental Clinic
Discovery Portugal Fund
FCB Sociedade de Advogados
Fine & Country Algarve
Global Citizen Solutions
Bespoke Villas – Just Madeira
Kronos Homes Portugal
Lisbon Green Valley
Pestana Golf Resorts
Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty
Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK
Portuguese Resorts Association
Prestige Property Network
Quinta do Lago
Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort
UCI Bank and Mortgages
Vale do Lobo Algarve
West Cliffs – Silver Coast
Your Private Property
Would You Like To Be An Exhibitor at Moving To Portugal?
Benefits Of Being An Exhibitor at the Moving To Portugal Shows and Seminars
Exhibiting at the event is reserved for Chamber Corporate members only. Click here to join
Benefits of exhibiting include:
- Access to highly motivated individuals that have visited Portugal several times and are considering moving there for lifestyle or business reasons.
- Meeting potential customers and clients.
- Creating awareness of your products among highly motivated investors in the UK.
Register your interest as an exhibitor at our next Moving to Portugal Shows & Seminars in 2020!
Feedback from exhibitors at our seminars
“It was extraordinary. The team present was positively impacted by the attendee profile. Well informed, qualified and willing to buy. We managed lot of very good leads we are working on.Besides the team appreciated all the effort made by you and your team to guaranty a good work during that day. Thanks”
London event 12.11.19
“We would like to thank you for all your care and help before and during the event. As well, to congratulate you, everything was very well organized. We had a very positive experience! We hope to be able to participate in more events with you!”
Manchester event 14.11.19
“Once again, congratulations for putting on such an amazing event last Wednesday in Dublin. The seminars and the exhibitors were so well organized and it was great to see such a great turnout. I truly believe that this was the first of many more MTP’s to come in Dublin.”
Dublin event 15.05.19
“I thought it was a very good event and I’m glad we came. The quality of people, as in their commitment and interest, was high. Congratulations on an enjoyable and I think successful event.”
London event 9.05.19