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|Adi - Portuguese Innovation Agency|
|Agência de Inovação, SA (Adi) is a state-owned agency funded by the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of the Economy and Employment. Working within a network of administrative departments, technological centres, business associations and other S&T entities located in Portugal, Adi also pursues a policy of promoting internacional co-operation. As such, it acts as a link between the European Union, Asia, Latin America and various international R&D organisations.|
|AEM - Portuguese Issuers Association|
|Established in December 2010, the main goal of the Portuguese Issuers Association (AEM) is to represent and defend the collective interests of the corporate issuers of securities admitted to trading on the national regulated market|
|aicep Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency|
|AICEP Portugal Global is a government business entity, created in 2007, focused in encouraging the best foreign companies to invest in Portugal and contribute to the success of Portuguese companies abroad in their internationalization processes or export activities. AICEP is your “one-stop-shop” Agency, and reliable partner, whenever you are looking to invest or buy Portuguese services or products. We help you to find the business partner that best matches your request for Portuguese products or services and we have a global network at your service to better understand and help you to indentify the Portuguese brand, sector, product or service that you are looking for. In the investment field we provide your company with support services, counselling and we coordinate contacts with Portuguese entities involved in investment processes. We stimulate large companies to think in Portugal as their prime investment destination seeking to meet their expectations providing the best guidance and tailored information, when requested, to ensure the success of their investment projects. Our clients are large companies with an annual turnover of 75 million euro or investment projects over 25 million euro to whom we provide a Key Account Manager to help during all steps of the investment process. aicep Portugal Global Group also includes aicep Global Parques - an industrial parks management entity that helps you in the process of choosing the best location for your business and aicep Capital Global - a venture capital society – that invests in Portuguese companies with a relevant internationalization dimension.|
|AIP - Portuguese Industrial Association|
|The Portuguese Industrial Association (Associação Industrial Portuguesa), founded on 28 January 1837, has always been a national association whose main goal is to create conditions for its affiliated companies and associations to succeed in the technical, economical, commercial, associative, cultural and social fields.
In pursuing these goals, the association proposes to protect the interests of the Portuguese companies, to stimulate the Portuguese business sector, to contribute to strengthening business associations and to provide quality services to companies and associates.
AIP's most important feature has always been its ability to project its vision for the future, adapting and carrying on projects for the renovation and modernisation, and asserting itself as an institution open to society and actively participating in the socio-economic development and culture of the country.
In its activities the support to its associates is of major importance, specifically through training and investment projects and the organisation of trade fairs and congresses.
The AIP Universe - Portuguese Industrial Association is made up of five entities: the Portuguese Industrial Association - Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AIP-CCI), the AIP Foundation and its three subsidiaries - AIP - Fairs, Congresses and Events, Fildesign - Innovation Technical Services and Decoration S.A., and Iwaytrade - Consulting, Information Systems and Management S.A.
All the AIP entities are located in Lisbon: Praça das Indústrias, in Junqueira, and Rua do Bojador, in Parque das Nações.|
|Altri, SGPS, SA|
|Altri is a leading Portuguese based paper pulp producer focused on bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp. The company operates three pulp mills in Portugal with a total operating capacity around 900 thousand tones/year being one of the most efficient producers with low industrial costs. More than 90% of its production is exported.
Currently Altri manages 84 thousand hectares of certified forest in Portugal (FSC and PEFC certifications) granting a self-sufficiency ratio around 30%. The company’s business model is based upon a total forest integration achieved through pulp production and renewable power production (cogen and biomass).
The company’s strategy aims to maximize its efficiency, increasing capacity through organic growth, reducing cash cost per ton and increasing profitable market share in key strategic markets.|
|APCOR - Portuguese Cork Association|
|The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR) was created to represent and promote the Portuguese Cork Industry. It is an employers' association, of national scope, founded in 1956 and based in the north of Portugal, in Santa Maria de Lamas, a town just over half an hour from Oporto, the second largest city in the country. All the companies that operate in the fields of production, commerce or export of cork products can join the association.|
|APFIPP - Portuguese Association of Investment Funds, Pension Funds and Asset Management|
|APFIPP is the Portuguese Association of Investment Funds, Pension Funds and Asset Management, and represents, therefore, the interests of the Mutual Funds, the Real Estate Funds, the Pension Funds and Asset Management (also designated by discretionary asset management or management of portfolios on behalf of third parties).
APFIPP appeared at the end of 2003, as the result of the enlargement of the activities represented by APFIN - Portuguese Association of Asset Management Companies, Investment Fund Management Companies and Pension Fund Management Companies, with the aim of bringing together under one single entity, the institutional representation of these four sectors.
By doing so, it was intended to take advantage of synergies in order to allow a more efficient defense of the Asset Management and Pension Fund Management businesses, although always taking into account the specific characteristics of each type of industries that APFIPP represents.
APFIPP mission consists of:
a) Representing its Members with the national and international authorities with jurisdiction in respect of the securities market, the real estate market and the pensions market;
b) Preparing and organizing explanations, draft legal and regulatory documents, economic, financial and legal advices, and other documents relevant to its associates, related to the business and legal discipline of Asset and Pension Fund Management Companies;
c) Promoting the activities undertaken by Asset Management Companies and Pension Fund Management Companies in the capital, financial and real estate markets and near the general public, namely, through the dissemination of statistical information about the sectors represented by APFIPP;
d) Ensuring the coordination of all initiatives that may result in interest to its Members, or are deemed appropriate to promote at the level of the Association;
e) Contributing to better information of its Members in relation to technical, economic, managerial, legal and other maters related to their activities;
f) Promoting basic professional training, and also improvement, recycling and specialization courses of the employees of the Asset Management Companies and Pension Fund Management Companies, as well as learning at various levels in the areas relating to their activities or associated with them. To this effect it could organize training courses within the Association or it could create, with other institutions, jointly or independently, entities that have this object;
g) Contributing to the development and promotion of the capital market, the financial market, the real estate market and pensions market, both Portuguese and in the European Economic Area.
APFIPP, currently, has 40 Members based in Portugal, representing altogether, approximately 97 of the national Asset Management and Pension Fund markets. Additionally, it has 3 Members based abroad, authorized by the CMVM to market its Funds in Portuguese territory.
APFIPP belongs, also to several international associations and federations, namely:
- EFAMA – European Fund and Asset Management Association;
- EFRP – European Federation for Retirement Provision;
- IIFA – International Investment Fund Association;
- FIAFIN – Federacion Iberoamericana de Fondos de Invérsion
In this context, APFIPP created these pages, where it’s possible to better understand the markets of the sectors represented, and also to know their players and have access to a large number of statistics developed by the Association. Other indicators and statistical publications are available for subscription.|
|APICCAPS – Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association|
|Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association - is a nation-wide association based in Porto, founded in 1975 and representing the following business sectors:
• Footwear industry
• Footwear components industry
• Leather goods industry (bags, wallets, gloves, belts, etc.)
• Equipment for the above mentioned sectors
APICCAPS also relies on the participation, as contributing members, of companies whose area of activity is related to the sectors that it represents. The organization aims to promote the development of the sectors it represents and those of its 700 members.|
|APIFARMA - Portuguese Association of Pharmaceutical Industry|
|APS - Portuguese Association of Insurers|
|APS, which was founded in 1982, is a non-profit employers’ association of the insurance and reinsurance companies operating in the Portuguese market, irrespective of their legal nature or country of origin. The members of APS presently account for 99% of the insurance market in terms of business turnover and human resources employed by the sector.
Since its foundation in 1982, APS has been a constant presence of the Portuguese insurance sector, defending the interests of its members both nationally and internationally.
The main objectives are:
To represent and defend members’ interests on the national and international level;
To promote cooperation between members and steer and defend mutual positions;
To contribute to the modernisation, prestige and development of the sector;
To provide assistance to members, in particular through the carrying out of technical studies;
To organise and manage services of common interest to the sector’s companies;
To negotiate and enter into collective labour agreements;
To perform any other activities of interest to the members or the insurance business.|
|ASD - AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe|
|The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, ASD, represents the aeronautics, space, defence and security industries in Europe in all matters of common interest with the objective of promoting and supporting the competitive development of the sector. ASD pursues joint industry actions which require to be dealt with on a European level or which concern issues of an agreed transnational nature, and generates common industry positions.
ASD has 26 member associations in 20 countries across Europe. In 2011 over 2000 aeronautics, space and defence companies in these countries employed more than 730.000 people and generated a turnover of almost €171.5 billion.
The President and Chairman of the Council of ASD is Mr Jean-Paul Herteman, CEO of Safran.
The ASD Secretariat is based in Brussels with an office in Paris. Mr Gert Runde is the Secretary General.|
|ASFAC - Associação de Instituições de Crédito Especializado|
|AT - Ministry of Finance - Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira (Tax and Customs Authority)|
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|Banco de Portugal (Portuguese Central Bank)|
|Banco Popular Espanol|
|Banco Popular is the fifth largest banking group in Spain in terms of assets (€161.1 billion including Banco Pastor) and client deposits.
Banco Popular is one of the most purely retail and commercial banking franchises in Europe. Retail banking represents 82% of the pre-provisioning profit, with corporates, SMEs and independent professionals accounting for 77%. For this activity, we have more than 2,500 branches in Spain and nearly 250 abroad, as well as more than 18,000 highly qualified and motivated employees. We also operate two wholly-owned financial institutions abroad, Banco Popular Portugal and Totalbank in Florida, as well as other banks and financial services entities.
The corporate strategy of Banco Popular rests on the pillars of profitability, solvency and efficiency. These strengths are aligned with a business model focused on customers that allows Banco Popular to remain one step ahead of its Spanish and European competitors.
This distinctive and differentiated business model has proven to be the most appropriate in the current economic scenario as it highlights the fact that Banco Popular continues to gain market share year after year (7% market share in loans and deposits following the integration of Pastor), gaining the trust of more than seven million customers (including Banco Pastor) and creating value for our shareholders.|
|BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation|
|BPI - Banco Português de Investimento|
|BPI Investment Bank|
|BSG - Barros Sobral G. Gomes and Associates|
|BUSINESSEUROPE plays a crucial role in Europe as the main horizontal business organisation at EU level. Through its 41 member federations, BUSINESSEUROPE represents more than 20 million companies from 35 countries. Its main task is to ensure that companies' interests are represented and defended vis-à-vis the European institutions with the principal aim of preserving and strengthening corporate competitiveness. BUSINESSEUROPE is active in the European social dialogue to promote the smooth functioning of labour markets.|
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|C&W - Cushman & Wakefield|
|CaixaBI - Caixa-Banco de Investimento|
|CBRE offers services to some of the most important national and international companies in the various sectors of the market. We provide complete real estate consultancy and services to occupiers, developers and investors.|
|CEPS - The Centre for European Policy Studies|
|Founded in Brussels in 1983, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is among the most experienced and authoritative think tanks operating in the European Union today. CEPS serves as a leading forum for debate on EU affairs, but its most distinguishing feature lies in its strong in-house research capacity, complemented by an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world.
CEPS’ funding is obtained from a variety of sources, including membership fees, project research, foundation grants, conferences fees, publication sales and an annual grant from the European Commission.|
|CES - Portuguese Economic and Social Council|
|The CES is a constitutional body for consultation and social concertation. Its main goals are to promote the participation of economic and social agents in decision-making procedures of the organs of sovereignty, within the scope of socioeconomic issues. It is the space for dialogue between the Government, Social Partners and remaining representatives of an organised civil society par excellence.|
|CFP - Portuguese Public Finance Council|
|The Portuguese Public Finance Council’s mission is to conduct an independent assessment of the consistency, compliance with the stated objectives and the sustainability of public finances, while promoting fiscal transparency.
The Council will support the operation of decision-making mechanisms and monitoring of fiscal policy in order to ensure its consistency with a medium-term, transparent and comprehensive strategy for the public sector, respecting a sustainable path. This will build one of the essential pillars of a stable macroeconomic environment, strengthening the foundations for the development of the Portuguese economy.|
|CIA - Central Intelligence Agency|
|The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Harry S. Truman. The act also created a Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) to serve as head of the United States intelligence community; act as the principal adviser to the President for intelligence matters related to the national security; and serve as head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 amended the National Security Act to provide for a Director of National Intelligence who would assume some of the roles formerly fulfilled by the DCI, with a separate Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.|
|CIEP - International Confederation of Portuguese Entrepreneurs|
|Founded in 1991, CIEP - International Confederation of Portuguese Entrepreneurs is an nonprofit associative structure whose mission is to support the internationalization of Portuguese companies and attracting foreign direct investment to Portugal, predominantly acting through:
• Portuguese Chambers of Commerce: CIEP promotes and streamlines relationships between over 30 Portuguese Chambers of Commerce, located in 16 countries. We strongly believe in the potential of these institutions on the support given to Portuguese entrepreneurs in their internationalization processes, as well as in attracting foreign direct investment to Portugal.
• Counselors Network for Internationalization: CIEP coordinates and develops a network of Portuguese entrepreneurs living abroad, located in over 17 countries, that are constantly alert to business opportunities and actively contribute to the internationalization of the Portuguese economy.
Having a strategic partnership with ACL - Lisbon Commercial Association, CIEP conducts a number of activities throughout the year, in Portugal and abroad, that meet the needs and expectations of its members by promoting Portugal and the internationalization of its companies.|
|CLSBE - Catholic University of Portugal - Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics|
|CMVM - Portuguese Securities Market Commission|
|CNN - Cable News Network|
|Cofina, SGPS, SA|
|Cofina is a Portuguese based media group focused on the printing segment.
Cofina owns a diversified portfolio of newspapers and magazines covering a wide range of subjects. The company’s main asset is the daily newspaper “Correio da Manhã”, the leading Portuguese daily newspaper, acquired by Cofina in 2000. Other headers are the sports daily “Record”, the business daily “Jornal de Negócios” and the free daily newspapers “Destak” and “Metro Portugal”
Cofina was incorporated in 2005 and its growth profile has been achieved through acquisitions and successful portfolio integration. Currently the company owns 5 daily newspapers and 8 magazines in Portugal, and 1 free daily newspaper in Brazil.|
|Established in 1972, Compta started its activity as a Service Bureau, essentially providing centralized accounting and wage processing services. It soon evolved towards the diversification of its offering, transforming itself into a full service integrator.
In 1982 and driven by the demand for the first on-line transactions, Compta initiated the implementation of the first simple network of communications to operate in Portugal. Since then, it has pursued a vigorous growth strategy, backed by its nationwide presence and proven experience as solution integrator in the Telecommunications and Information Systems areas. In 1989 Compta, SA became a publicly quoted company on the Lisbon stock exchange. As result of its strategy and the success of its Customers, Compta has for mission to search in the world-wide market, the best technologies, adapting them to the Portuguese market, to be able to present a full and coherent range of products, services and solutions that assist the diverse entities to improve their performance, in the respective areas of activity.
With headquarters in Lisbon and direct presence in Oporto and in Faro, Compta offers a nationwide coverage, and a constant and efficient presence, to meet the most demanding service levels.|
|Corticeira Amorim (cork company)|
|Corticeira Amorim, S.G.P.S., S.A. is the largest producer of cork products in the world and one of the most international of all Portuguese companies, with operations in dozens of countries on all continents.
Organised into the five business units - raw materials, cork stoppers, floor and wall coverings, composite cork and insulation cork - Corticeira Amorim offers a huge portfolio of high-quality products incorporated by industries as diverse and demanding as aeronautics, automotive, construction and winegrowing, boosted by its significant investment in research & development.
Corticeira Amorim's activity presents unique characteristics in terms of sustainability, constituing a remarkable, yet quite unusual, example of interdependence between industry and an ecosystem, generating wealth and preserving the environment.
By promoting the extraction of cork, Corticeira Amorim ensures the viability of the cork oak forest in Portugal and abroad, a native species from the western Mediterranean Basin with a fundamental role in fixing CO2, preserving biodiversity and fighting desertification.|
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|Deloitte - Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited|
|DGAIED - Ministry of National Defence - Direcção-Geral de Armamento e Infra-Estruturas de Defesa (Directorate-General for Defence Armament and Infrastructures)|
|DGES - Ministry of Education and Science - Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (Directorate-General for Higher Education)|
|DGO - Ministry of Finance - Direcção-Geral do Orçamento (Directorate-General for Budget)|
|DGPJ - Directorate-General for Policy Justice - Ministry of Justice|
|The Directorate-General for Justice Policy, briefly referred to as DGJP, is a State central body of direct administration, with administrative autonomy. Its main purpose is to give technical support within the scope of legislative production and legal assessment, to monitor the policies and the strategic planning for the sector, organize and promote the resort to arbitral courts and to the peace courts as well as to other alternative dispute resolution means, to coordinate the external affairs and the cooperation in the justice area, being also responsible for the statistical data in the Ministry of Justice.|
|DGPM - Direcção Geral de Política do Mar (Directorate General for Sea Policy)|
|DGTF - Ministry of Finance - Directorate General of Treasury and Finance|
|Direcção-Geral das Actividades Económicas (Directorate-General for Economic Activities)|
|Direcção-Geral de Energia e Geologia (Directorate-General for Energy and Geology)|
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|EACI - Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation|
|We are an international team of specialists on energy, the environment, business support, multi-modal transport, communication and finance.
Our team includes both European Commission officials and professionals coming from the private sector. They all share a commitment to the European way of linking competitiveness and innovation with environmental protection and a cleaner energy future.
The remit of Executive Agencies is to help the Commission manage EU programmes more efficiently and with improved results.|
|EB - European Comission - Eurobarometer|
|The Eurobarometer Team administrates and co-ordinates opinion polls within the EU member and candidate states.|
|EBA - European Banking Authority|
|EC - European Commission|
|EC - European Commission - Directorate General Enterprise and Industry|
|EC DG EXPO - European Commission - Directorate General for External Policies of the Union|
|ECB - European Central Bank|
|ECORYS Holding BV|
|Ecorys is an international company specialising in economic and social development. Ecorys has offices in Belgium, India, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Russian Federation, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Hungary and South Africa. Ecorys has a reputation for being a knowledge institute, delivering high quality research based advice, consultancy and training, programme management and implementation, communication and financing, monitoring and evaluation. Ecorys is active in its home countries of the Netherlands and the UK, the EU and its neighbouring states and in developing countries.|
|EDPR - EDP Renováveis|
|EDPR is a world leader in the renewable energy sector. The company operates in the most attractive markets and is continuously expanding its business to new areas of the globe. EDPR makes the same commitment to lead each one of its markets and possesses a set of very high quality assets. The company is focused on the operational excellence of those assets, as shown by its above-average operating indicators for the markets in which it operates. The EDP Group is EDPR’s major shareholder. The EDP Group is Portugal’s largest industrial group and one of Europe’s main energy companies.|
|EFAMA - European Fund and Asset Management Association|
|EFAMA is the representative association for the European investment management industry. EFAMA represents through its 27 member associations and 59 corporate members about EUR 14 trillion in assets under management of which EUR 7.9 trillion managed by 54,000 investment funds at end March 2012.|
|EFPIA - European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations|
|The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. Through its direct membership of 33 national associations and 39 leading pharmaceutical companies, EFPIA is the voice on the EU scene of 1,900 companies committed to researching, developing and bringing to patients new medicines that will improve health and the quality of life around the world.
EFPIA supports a vision of modern and sustainable healthcare systems in Europe, where patients have equal and early access to the best and safest medicines, which supports innovation, empowers citizens to make informed decisions about their health and ensures the highest security of the medicines supply chain.|
|In 2008, Embraer announced the deployment of two new plants in Portugal, both based in the city of Évora, south of Lisbon. The units will be dedicated, respectively, to manufacture machined metal structures and composite material assemblies.
Locating these centers of excellence in Évora resulted from a careful assessment that included several factors, such as potential access to skilled labor, logistical infrastructure, and the presence of the Aeronautical Industry Park near the municipal airport.
Construction work is expected to begin in early 2010, and the plants are expected to start operating in 2013.|
|Ernst & Young|
|ESFG - Espírito Santo Financial Group|
|ESFG is a fully integrated financial services holding company with investments in sound financial institutions. It has a leading position in the banking and insurance markets in Portugal and, through its principal banking subsidiary Banco Espírito Santo Group (“BES Group”) as well as other banking operations in Switzerland, France and the UAE, has a broad geographic reach. ESFG’s international presence aims to support Portuguese firms and individuals abroad by covering the countries with cultural affinities with Portugal.
The components of BES Group are principally Banco Espírito Santo (“BES”), the second largest publically quoted commercial bank in Portugal, and the largest publically quoted Portuguese bank by market capitalisation. It and its subsidiaries, namely BES Investment, a major Iberian investment bank, operate in Portugal, Spain, Angola and Brazil and ESAF-Espírito Santo Activos Financeiros, a major fund management company. In aggregate BES Group is estimated to have held an average market share of 21.2% in Portugal in December 2010 and 24.7% of Portugal's corporate market in the same year. Internationally BES Group is present in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde Islands, China, Spain and the USA through small operational subsidiaries. ESFG has further banking and private banking interests in Switzerland through Banque Privée Espírito Santo, in France though Banque Espírito Santo et de la Vénétie and in Dubai through ES Bankers (Dubai).
The insurance group is composed of Companhia de Seguros Tranquilidade (“Tranquilidade”) engaged in non-life agent and direct distribution; T-Vida, a spin-off life company resulting from the purchase by Tranquilidade of agent-originated portfolio of BES Vida ; BES Vida, life company formerly known as Tranquilidade Vida, focusing on life bancassurance; BES Seguros, non-life company, formerly known as Espírito Santo Seguros, focusing on non-life bancassurance. Tranquilidade also offers direct insurance through its fully owned subsidiary LOGO.
In the healthcare sector, through Espírito Santo Saude, ESFG owns and operates a total of 18 hospitals and outpatient clinics, residential hospitals and senior citizen residences.|
|ESMA - European Securities and Markets Authority|
|Espírito Santo Investment Bank|
|Espirito Santo Investment Bank is the leading investment bank in Portugal. In this exceptional environment, our approach is entirely Client-centric and our business is based on a multi-disciplinary operational structure with wide geographic and sectorial coverage. Espírito Santo Investment Bank’s experience and capabilities in Corporate Finance, Project Finance & Securitization, Acquisition Finance & Other Lending, Real Estate Investment Banking, Capital Markets and Private Equity reach beyond the domestic market and are internationally renowned. Currently we are present in 3 continents, offering integrated investment banking services in the Iberian Peninsula and Brazil, and with a growing business within the UK, Angola, Poland and in the USA, Hong Kong and India.|
|Estoril-Sol, SGPS, SA operates casinos and offers other tourism services.|
|Ethnologue.com is a place where you can conveniently find many resources to help you with your research of the world's languages. Ethnologue.com is owned by SIL International, a service organization that works with people who speak the world’s lesser-known languages.|
|European Automobile Manufacturers Association|
|The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), founded in 1991, represents the interests of the eighteen European car, truck and bus manufacturers at EU level.
Its membership consists of the major international automobile companies, working together in an active association to ensure effective communication and negotiation with legislative, commercial, technical, consumer, environmental and other interests. The members of ACEA are competitors in the automobile market place and support free and fair competition as a trade policy and a legal concept.
ACEA is an Economic Interest Grouping. Its headquarters are based in Brussels and made up of the Secretary General and the Secretariat. In 1995 and 2004, ACEA opened additional offices in Tokyo and Beijing.
The Board of Directors is composed of the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the automobile companies which are members of the Grouping. The Board has authority to take decisions on all relevant issues and elects, within its circle, a President for one year, with the possibility of re-election once. The decisions of the Board are prepared by a Joint Committee, composed of senior executives of the members and chaired by the Secretary General. If needed, specific issues may be discussed beforehand by a more specialised Committee.
Technical expertise and advisory input comes from over twenty different working groups, made up of experts from the member companies.|
|European Cluster Observatory|
|The European Cluster Observatory is an online platform that provides a single access point to information and analysis of clusters and cluster policy in Europe. Originally launched in 2007, the Observatory is now offering a range of new services. It provides data and analysis on clusters and competitiveness, a cluster library, and a classroom for cluster education.
The European Cluster Observatory also produces analysis and reports on regional competitiveness conditions, transnational cluster networks, clusters in emerging industries, and studies on better practices in cluster organisations.
The Observatory is aimed at three main target groups:
- policy makers and government officials at the European, national, regional and local levels;
- cluster management staff;
- academics and researchers.|
|European Investment Bank|
|The EIB is the European Union's bank, the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States.This bank work closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy.|
|European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies|
|The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe.
The Observatory is a partnership between the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, the Governments of Belgium, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the Veneto Region of Italy, The European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank, UNCAM (French National Union of Health Insurance Funds), the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
The Observatory is composed of a Steering Committee, core management team, research policy group and staff. The Observatory’s Secretariat is based in Brussels and has offices in London, Berlin and Moscow.|
|Eurostat - European Commission|
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|FCP - Futebol Clube do Porto|
|FIR - Forum Investor Relations|
|FISIPE is a producer of acrylic fibres with a plant at Lavradio, Portugal, operating since 1976. The company was set up in 1973 as a result of a joint-venture between CUF and the Japanese Group Mitsubishi and is quoted in the Lisbon Stock Exchange since 1986.
FISIPE, from a company producing basically standard textile fibre has gradually become a producer of special acrylic fibres, namely pre-dyed fibres, functional fibres and fibres for technical applications.
This was in fact our strategic option – to invest, through innovation and a systematic research, in new applications for the acrylic fibre as well as in new requirements in the current segments.
We are an essentially exporting company (99% of our production) and we act in the markets worldwide.
We try to guarantee excellence in our supplies through the strict fulfilment of the six C’s in every activity of the company: Competence, Cooperation, Communication, Celerity, Credibility and Consistence.|
|FRA - European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights|
|The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is an advisory body of the European Union. It was established in 2007 by a legal act of the European Union and is based in Vienna, Austria.
The FRA helps to ensure that fundamental rights of people living in the EU are protected. It does this by collecting evidence about the situation of fundamental rights across the European Union and providing advice, based on evidence, about how to improve the situation. The FRA also informs people about their fundamental rights. In doing so, it helps to make fundamental rights a reality for everyone in the European Union.
What is the Agency's geographical scope
The Agency focuses on the situation of fundamental rights in the EU and its 27 Member States. Candidate countries and countries which have concluded a stabilisation and association agreement with the EU can be invited to participate following a special procedure.|
|FT - Financial Times|
|The Fulbright Program is planned and administered in Portugal by the Fulbright Commission Portugal, created in 1960 by an agreement signed between the Government of the United States of American and the Government of Portugal with the purpose of promoting further mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States of America and Portugal by a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents through educational activities.
The main and overarching objective of the Commission is to contribute to a positive impact on the culture of the Portuguese and the American society by providing merit-based educational exchange opportunities, high quality comprehensive information, and additional innovative knowledge-sharing initiatives.
Fulbright grants provide Portuguese students and scholars with opportunities to study, lecture or do research in the U.S. and American students and scholars to develop such activities in Portugal.|
|Fundação Cidade de Guimarães (City of Guimarães Foundation)|
|Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)|
|Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) is the Portuguese national funding agency for science, technology and research. FCT promotes excellence, innovation and international competitiveness across all areas of scientific research, acts to promote international cooperation in science and technology with established and emerging science nations, connects scientific research with business and with society and provides input into science policies, including those governing the information society.
FCT supports, funds and assesses the brightest minds, ground-breaking ideas and internationally competitive research centres. FCT aims to create a talent-base of researchers through sustainable advanced training and science careers of excellence; foster international competitiveness and visibility of scientific research and innovation carried out in Portugal; encourage knowledge transfer between R&D centres and businesses; allow access of the scientific community to state-of-the-art infrastructures and support the development of internationally leading research centres.|
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|GEE - Office for Strategy and Studies|
|GEP (MSSS) - Ministry of Solidarity ans Social Security - Gabinete de Estratégia e Planeamento (Office of Strategy and Planning)|
|GERA - Global Entrepreneurship Research Association|
|GEM is formed of a consortium of ‘National Teams’. Each Team is led by a local university or academic institution. The team is the official national representative of the project - responsible for collecting GEM data in the country on an annual basis, producing a ‘National Report’ on their findings, and acting as the point of contact for GEM enquiries.
The global network of National Teams is home to some of the world's most esteemed entrepreneurship scholars. In January each year, its members congregate for the GEM Annual Meeting, where they discuss research developments and plan the forthcoming data collection process.
The activities of the National Teams are coordinated by a central team of staff within the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA). GERA is the umbrella organization that owns GEM, registered as a private limited not-for-profit company in the United Kingdom. It is funded by National Team fees, and the contributions of sponsoring institutions.
GERA is primarily a virtual organisation, with staff from all over the world using technology to communicate and manage the data collection process. The board of GERA is composed of National Team members and representatives from GEM’s founding and sponsoring institutions.|
|Global Intelligent Technologies, SGPS, S.A., is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides such services as maintenance of information technology (IT) systems and equipment, IT outsourcing solutions, and business management, consulting and development services.|
|The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.
Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
We report our activities in the following four business segments: INVESTMENT BANKING, INSTITUTIONAL CLIENT SERVICES, INVESTING & LENDING and INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT.|
|Governo de Portugal (Portuguese Government)|
|Governo Regional da Madeira (Regional Government of Madeira)|
|GPEARI - Office for Economic Policy and International Affairs (Ministry of Finance)|
|The Office for Economic Policy and International Affairs (GPEARI) is a Ministry of Finance department whose mission is i) to support policy making and strategic and operational planning; ii) to ensure, directly or under its coordination, European, international cooperation and other foreign affairs of the Ministry; and iii) to monitor and assess the policies outcome and the results of the organizational and management systems, alongside other departments of the Ministry of Finance.|
|GPG - Global Property Guide|
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|Health Cluster Portugal|
|Founded in 2008, by a group of 55 organizations, as a private nonprofit association, the Health Cluster Portugal (HCP) (www.healthportugal.com) is a national cluster which currently brings together over 130 members, including universities, R&D institutions, hospitals and companies in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, ICT and services, among others.
HCP assumes as its mission to strengthen the competitiveness of Portugal in the research, design, development, manufacturing and commercialization of health-related products and services, in selected market and technological niches, targeting the most demanding and relevant international markets, based on the recognition of its excellence, technological level and competences in the field of innovation.
The health sector is a prominent, fast-evolving sector in Portugal, which has experienced remarkable gains in terms of quality and competitiveness during the last couple of decades.
The pharmaceutical and medical device industries have grown above the country’s average in recent years, with a marked rise in the exports to countries such as Germany, Angola, France, UK, Spain, Belgium and USA. Portuguese companies have high standards of quality and are capable of developing, manufacturing and supplying a wide range of products and services, with high flexibility.
Another of the main assets of the Portuguese health sector is the quality of the R&D system, characterized by the presence of world-class institutions and scientists in areas such as cancer, neurosciences, regenerative medicine and nanomedicine, as well as a highly-qualified workforce.
This is accompanied by a high-quality healthcare system, with excellent professionals and modernly equipped, which allowed Portugal to reach and maintain its high-standard health indicators.
Under the auspices of HCP, the Portuguese “health ecosystem” is developing innovative projects in areas such as translational research, ambient assisted living, P4 Medicine, active and healthy ageing, and health tourism. Universities, R&D institutions, hospitals and companies are all working together in the development of new solutions for improving human health.
This climate, together with the competitiveness of costs and other broad context conditions, make Portugal an attractive destination for investing, for performing R&D and clinical trials, and for health tourism.|
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|Ibersol - SGPS, S.A. operates restaurant chains in Portugal. The Company operates Brazilian and Italian restaurants and the fast food chains in Portugal.|
|IBP - International Budget Partnership|
|IGCP - Portuguese Treasury and Government Debt Agency|
|ILO - International Labour Organization|
|The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating 'real world' knowledge about employment and work.|
|IMD - International Institute for Management Development|
|IMF - International Monetary Fund|
|Imobiliária Construtora Grão Pará|
|Founded in Portugal in 1960, the Imobiliária Construtora Grão Pará, began operating in the construction industry and has dedicated mainly to the construction of major projects such as hotels which were managed by its associated Interhotel - International Society of Hotels.
It works of reference are part of the Estoril Autodrome, its official name Autódromo Fernanda Pires da Silva, who brought Portugal under the spotlight of the world and was the stage for big hits and emotions, from the 4th to the 16th Grand Prix of Portugal Formula 1 between 1984 and 1996 with the presence of Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna.
The first touristic city of Madeira -Matur Holiday Club - with design and construction of our Company was another example of great expansion of tourism in our country
The complex has a 5 star hotel, the most exquisite of Madeira Island, Olympic pool, villas in banda, flats, bridge club, restaurants, supermaket, shops, tennis courts and all the infrastructure that made it to mature into one of the most famous "resorts" of the island.
More recently, in partnership with Agroman, the recovery of the Building Area Chiado in Lisbon is another symbol of excellence and entrepreneurial dynamism.
As from its foundation, the Group Grão Pará continue to engage in dignified projects for building and operating in the world of hospitality.|
|Impresa Group - Expresso|
|Impresa Group - SIC Notícias|
|Inapa is currently the fourth largest European paper distributor with sales around one billion euros and a strong presence overseas, in seven European countries (Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg and Portugal) and one African (Angola). It is the only European paper merchant listed. Although paper is Inapa’s main business, packaging and visual communication are businesses in development, already responsible for 19% the Group operational results.|
|INCM - Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office|
|INE - Statistics Portugal|
|Infarmed - National Authority of Medicines and Health Products - Ministry of Health|
|INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory|
|The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory is the first, and so far the only, fully international research organisation in Europe in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. INL is the result of a joint decision of the Governments of Portugal and Spain, taken in November 19, 2005, whereby the two Governments made clear their commitment to a strong cooperation in ambitious science and technology joint ventures for the future.
The combination of an appropriate level of available research funds, internationally competitive recruiting, a state-of-the-art research facility, and an innovative and entrepreneurial attitude in our organisational values are the major factors in attracting leading scientists and young and promising researchers to join the founding research team of INL.|
|Instituto Camões (Camões Institute)|
|Insurance Europe is the European (re)insurance federation. Their members are the national insurance associations in 34 countries, representing undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income. European insurers generate premium income of almost €1 100bn, employ nearly one million people and invest around €7 700bn in the economy. We are a member of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations.|
|Invest Lisboa is a partnership between the Lisbon Municipality, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Portuguese Business Development Agency.
We have solutions for your investments in Lisbon. Our personalized, confidential, and free of charge services include:
- Identifying business opportunities, partners and locations;
- Supporting investors throughout the decision-making process, providing information and contacts in local and national institutions;
- Contributing to the simplification of administrative proceedings;
- Mobilizing partners around the design, development and implementation of projects that guarantee the best investments for Lisbon;
- Organizing visits to suitable premises for the location of companies.|
|ISCTE-IUL - University Institute of Lisbon|
|ISEG - School of Economics and Management|
|With over one hundred years of history, ISEG was the first school of economics and management to be founded in Portugal. The school is part of the University of Lisbon, the largest of the Portuguese universities. Well-recognised nationally, ISEG is likewise establishing itself as a respected international name.
ISEG is a multicultural environment in which over 15% of students are international. Its culture is known to be one of solidarity, cooperation and collegiality.
ISEG has over 4,800 students following 6 undergraduate, 19 masters and 6 doctoral programmes, as well as over 50 executive training programmes. Over a dozen of those courses (spread across all levels of study) are fully available in English.
Our faculty boasts the highest percentage of PhD-holders in the country, with the majority having been obtained in well-known international institutions. This is reflected in the international orientation of their research activities and in their classes.
As the Portuguese school with most publications in prestigious international journals, ISEG’s research is truly world-class. There are 6 research centres investigating the fields of management, economics, mathematics and social sciences.
Our alumni are high profile professionals working in top companies. The initiative and involvement of the Alumni Association, together with ISEG’s history and its recognition in the marketplace, have helped make our alumni network the largest and most respected in the country.
The school is housed in a former convent, beautifully converted to provide purpose-built modern facilities while preserving the character and features of the original buildings.
We value cultural diversity and promote extracurricular activities including workshops, concerts, exhibitions, and community service, preparing our students for an ever-changing multicultural world.|
|ISP - Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Authority|
|IWS - Internet World Stats|
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|J.P. Morgan Chase Co - J.P. Morgan|
|Jerónimo Martins is a Food Distribution Group with market leadership positions in Poland and Portugal, which in 2011 posted sales of 9.8 billion euros (58.8% in Poland and 41.2% in Portugal), an EBITDA of 722 million euros (63.5% in Poland and 36.5% in Portugal) and occupied at the end of the year the third position in market capitalisation on the NYSE Euronext Lisbon, to the value of 8.0 billion euros.
The Group holds a portfolio of businesses focused on the food area, and which combines the growth of Biedronka in Poland with the strength of the market positions of its Retail and Wholesale operations in Portugal and the maturity and profitability of the industrial assets from its partnership with Unilever, also in Portugal. The Company's business is structured in three segments with the sales break down as follows: Food Distribution (96.8%), Manufacturing (2.3%) and Services (0.9%). In the Food Distribution segment, the Company operates supermarkets (369 stores under the banner Pingo Doce) and cash and carry (41 stores under the banner Recheio) in Portugal and retail stores (1,873 stores Biedronka) in Poland. In the Manufacturing segment, the Company operates through a joint-venture with Unilever.|
|JN - Controlinveste Group - Jornal de Notícias|
|Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies|
|The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies is a leading source of ground-breaking research and knowledge about the nonprofit sector, social investing, and the tools of government. Working in collaboration with governments, international organizations, investment innovators, and colleagues around the world, the Center encourages the use of this knowledge to strengthen and mobilize the capabilities and resources of the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors to address the complex problems that face the world today.
The Center conducts research and educational programs that seek to improve current understanding, analyze emerging trends, and promote promising innovations in the ways that government, civil society, and business can collaborate to address social and environmental challenges.|
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|Member firms' clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. They look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge.
KPMG member firms can be found in 156 countries. Collectively they employ more than 152,000 people across a range of disciplines.
Sustaining and enhancing the quality of this professional workforce is KPMG's primary objective. Wherever we operate we want our firms to be no less than the professional employers of choice.
We contribute to the effective functioning of international capital markets. We support reforms that strengthen the markets' credibility and their social responsibility. We believe that similar reform must extend to the professional realm.|
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|The projct aims to create skills for design, development and industrialization of functional and technical solutions for aircraft interiors aiming at eco-efficient, lightweight and comfort in an integrated and innovative design.
This initiative is made possible through the involvement of suppliers in the aviation and transport industry, design companies, entities of the Portuguese National Science and Technology (NSTS) and associated companies of PEMAS (Portuguese Aerospace Industry Association).|
|Lisgráfica-Impressão e Artes Gráficas, S.A. operates in the printing industry. The Company prints magazines, journals, newspapers, catalogues, bulletins, booklets, pamphlets and brochures.|
|LSEG - London Stock Exchange|
|Lusa - Agência de Notícias de Portugal|
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|Macrometria is an independent economic consultancy based in Lisbon with expertise in macroeconomics and econometrics. Macrometria provides quantitative-based economic analysis and forecasts to our clients through standard subscription services or consultancy services. We use our quantitative and modelling capabilities to provide clients with analysis suited to their specific needs. Over the years we have acquired expertise in specific areas including:
- Financial sector: research on financial markets, household savings and credit
- Industrial goods’ sector (e.g. Cement)
- External trade
- Competition policy from a firm’s side
- Country coverage: Portugal, EU, Spain, US, Angola…|
|MAMAOT - Ministry of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning|
|Martifer is a multinational industrial group with over 3,000 employees and an activity which is based on metallic construction and solar energy sectors. Martifer SGPS, SA is a holding company of the Group and has been listed on Euronext Lisbon since June 2007. In 2010, operating revenues from its core activities totalled 602.1 million Euros.
Martifer Metallic Constructions is a leading player thanks to its capacity of innovation and vocation towards highly complex and large projects, and aims to obtain a leading position in the metallic construction sector in Europe, Brazil and Angola. It also produces components for wind energy, oil and gas.
Martifer Solar is focused on EPC, O&M and the distribution of PV modules and components, via its subsidiary MPrime. Based in Portugal it is present in Europe, North and Latin America, Africa and Asia. The company has already participated in the implementation of 200 MW of photovoltaic solar energy worldwide.|
|MDN - Ministry of National Defence|
|Media Capital Group|
|Grupo Media Capital is the leading media group in Portugal. In the television segment, It owns TVI – the leading Portuguese free-to-air TV broadcasting channel – the news channel TVI24 and TVI Internacional, the second largest radio group in Portugal (including Rádio Comercial, M80, CidadeFM, StarFM, Best Rock, VodafoneFM and the online radio station Cotonete) and Media Capital Multimedia, a multimedia company whose principal brand, IOL, is the second largest national internet gateway.
The Group has also strong positions in other business related to the media sector, such as Audiovisual Production – through the multinational company Plural Entertainment – music edition and musical events (Farol) and cinema and video distribution (Castello Lopes).
Media Capital’s leadership strategy is grounded in a commitment to develop information, culture and entertainment in Portugal, having as a solid reference the interests and preferences of viewers, listeners, and shareholders.|
|Millennium BCP Investimento|
|Ministry of Economy and Employment|
|Ministry of Education and Science|
|Ministry of Finance|
|Ministry of Justice|
|MIPEX - Migrant Integration Policy Index|
|The Migrant Integration Policy Index project is led by the British Council and the Migration Policy Group and partners with 37 national-level organisations in the 31 participating countries.|
|Moody's Corporation - Moody's Investors Service|
|MSSS - Ministry of Solidarity and Social Security|
|MTS is Europe’s premier electronic fixed income trading market, with over 500 unique counterparties trading European government bonds, quasi-government bonds, corporate bonds, covered bonds and repo, and with average daily volume exceeding EUR 85 billion.
MTS’ state-of-the-art technology delivers efficient and effective solutions, which when combined with expert knowledge and client-focused consultancy benefits all market participants, including issuers, primary dealers, and market makers.
MTS supports the full chain of pre-trade, trade execution and post-trade capabilities across cash and repo markets, and also provides independent benchmark fixed income market data and comprehensive fixed income indices. Its platforms are used daily by a very wide number of diverse counterparties, ensuring optimum liquidity.|
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|NATO - OTAN - North Atlantic Treaty Organization|
|Novabase is the Portuguese company leader in IT and it has been listed on Euronext Lisbon since July 2000. Novabase has specialized products and services for the Telecoms & Media, Financial Services, Government & Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Aerospace & Transportation and Manufacturing & Services sectors. Its current business lines are Business Solutions, Infrastructures & Managed Services and Venture Capital. The company currently has offices in Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, the Middle East and Angola. Novabase’s vision is to make life simpler and happier for people and businesses, through technology.|
|NYSE Euronext Lisbon|
|NYX - NYSE Euronext|
|NYSE Euronext (NYX), a leading global operator of financial markets and a provider of innovative trading technologies, is the only exchange operator in the Fortune 500. With exchanges in the US and Europe, NYSE Euronext equities marketplaces represent one-third of equities trading worldwide. NYSE Euronext is also one of the world’s leading futures and options trading venues, with four markets based in the US and Europe offering derivatives on commodities, FX, equities, bonds, interest rates, indices and swaps. Its commercial technology division, NYSE Technologies provides best-in-class transaction, data, and infrastructure management services and solutions.|
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|OBSERVARE - Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa - Observatory of Foreign Relations|
|OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development|
|The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) celebrated its 50th anniversary, but its roots go back to the rubble of Europe after World War II. Determined to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors in the wake of World War I, European leaders realised that the best way to ensure lasting peace was to encourage co-operation and reconstruction, rather than punish the defeated.
The Organisation for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC) was established in 1947 to run the US-financed Marshall Plan for reconstruction of a continent ravaged by war. By making individual governments recognise the interdependence of their economies, it paved the way for a new era of cooperation that was to change the face of Europe. Encouraged by its success and the prospect of carrying its work forward on a global stage, Canada and the US joined OEEC members in signing the new OECD Convention on 14 December 1960. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was officially born on 30 September 1961, when the Convention entered into force.
Other countries joined in, starting with Japan in 1964. Today, 34 OECD member countries worldwide regularly turn to one another to identify problems, discuss and analyse them, and promote policies to solve them. The track record is striking. The US has seen its national wealth almost triple in the five decades since the OECD was created, calculated in terms of gross domestic product per head of population. Other OECD countries have seen similar, and in some cases even more spectacular, progress.
So, too, have countries that a few decades ago were still only minor players on the world stage. China, India and Brazil have emerged as new economic giants. Most of the countries that formed part of the former Soviet bloc have either joined the OECD or adopted its standards and principles to achieve our common goals. Russia is negotiating to become a member of the OECD, and we now have close relations with Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa through our “enhanced engagement” programme. Together with them, the OECD brings around its table 40 countries that account for 80% of world trade and investment, giving it a pivotal role in addressing the challenges facing the world economy|
|OLP - Observatório da Língua Portuguesa (Observatory of the Portuguese Language)|
|Founded in 1886, the Orey Group has a business tradition dating back over more than a century. Throughout its long history it has gone through countless economic cycles and sundry phases of social and political life, both in Portugal and abroad. Since it was set up, its management has been in the hands of the Orey family, now the fourth generation.
In recent years the Group had been successful in making its management more professional, both at subsidiary level and within the board of directors itself, adopting best management practices, instilling dynamics of change and defining strategic guidelines for given time frames.
During 2009 the Group made a start to a process of strategic repositioning and now stands in the marketplace as an investment holding company.
This new situation lends sequence to the strategic plan with a view to focusing the Group´s business on the financial area, managing the Group´s traditional business areas (shipping, transport and logistics, and technical representations) through a private equity fund, in turn managed by the Group´s financial area.
To this end, a private equity fund is being set up under the name Orey Capital partners. The aim is for it to acquire the non-financial companies, particularly those linked to the traditional business areas of shipping and technical representations, and also to invest in new opportunities to acquire similar companies.|
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|PEMAS - Portuguese Association for the Aerospace Industry|
|The PEMAS association is a Network of Portuguese companies for the aerospace industry. The specific objectives of the group are:
1. To integrate national aerospace projects;
2. To integrate international aerospace projects (Europe, United States and Brazil);
3. To participate in the definition of public policies for the aerospace industry.
The PEMAS open network aims at integrating challenging cutting edge technology projects.
PEMAS is a private non-profit organization formalized in February 2006.|
|PEProbe - Portugal Economy Probe|
|Portugal Economy Probe is a non-commercial and not-for-profit entity seeking to bring transparency and easy access to economic and financial data relative to Portugal. This initiative is backed by the Portuguese Banking Association (APB) and a group of renowned private institutions, namely the Banco Espírito Santo Group, the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Group, the Impresa Group, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Luso-American Development Foundation, and Fundação Oriente. We have produced a website in English where users are guided towards the best documents issued by top organisations about the Portuguese economy and financial system.
Our team comprises a group of dedicated professionals with experience in the capital markets and in the Internet field. The financial backup is the result of a generous endeavour from the Portuguese civil society, which felt that a website aggregating all the relevant information available about Portugal’s economy and finances was non-existent and particularly needed at these times of economic and fiscal strain.
Portugal Economy Probe's target audiences are decision makers in the global capital markets, investors, and all parties who keep an interest in the current state of the Portuguese economy and the undergoing efforts to achieve fiscal consolidation.|
|POFC-COMPETE Operational Competitiveness Programme|
|PORDATA Contemporary Portugal Database - Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation|
|The Navy is a vital force in order to protect the last Portuguese external frontier that Portugal has in European space - Maritime Border - where might occur a high set of threats against sovereignty - old and new ones, to economy, to the capacity to influence within alliances and the international community, especially as an almost an archipelagic country as Portugal.|
|PSC - European Commission - Political and Security Committee|
|PT - Portugal Telecom|
|PwC Australia - PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia|
|PwC Portugal - PricewaterhouseCoopers Portugal|
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|F. Ramada Investimentos is the parent company of a group of companies that develop their activity in the special steels and high density storage systems. F. Ramada Investimentos also controls F. Ramada II, Imobiliária, S.A., focused on management of forest assets.|
|The Reditus Group is a reference in the outsourcing services market. The Group companies offer an integrated range of services that contribute directly to cost reduction and an increase in efficiency for their customers, which are mostly medium-sized and large companies. In the course of its business, the Group has a strong ally in information technologies, essential to optimise return on the services provided to its customers.|
|REN - Redes Energéticas Nacionais|
|REN covers two major lines of business- electricity transmission and natural gas regasification, transportation and storage. The group owns and operates RNT- which is the only electricity transmission network in mainland Portugal. It also owns and operates the only Portuguese LNG terminal, the national high-pressure gas transmission network and three storage facilities. To complement its core businesses, REN has interests in telecoms, and a company that runs the derivatives’ market exchange of MIBEL (the Iberian Electricity Market). Headquartered in Lisbon, Rui Cartaxo serves as the company’s chairman and CEO.|
|Reporters Without Borders|
|Reporters Without Borders was founded in Montpellier (France) in 1985 by four journalists: Robert Ménard, Rémy Loury, Jacques Molénat and Émilien Jubineau. This association, registered as a non-profit organisation in France since 1995, soon took on an international dimension.
Under the direction of Christophe Deloire, Reporters Without Borders organised its team of researchers by geographical area. The organization also gradually developed two essential and highly specialised spheres of activity: one focused on Internet Censorship and the New Media, and the other devoted to providing material, financial and psychological assistance to journalists assigned to dangerous areas.
- To continuously monitor attacks on freedom of information worldwide;
- To denounce any such attacks in the media;
- To act in cooperation with governments to fight censorship and laws aimed at restricting freedom of information;
- To morally and financially assist persecuted journalists, as well as their families.
- To offer material assistance to war correspondents in order to enhance their safety.
- Correspondents in 150 countries;
- Annual budget of 500,000 euros in assistance funds;
- 2010 budget: 4.3 million euros;
- Over 1,000 press releases issued yearly on violations of freedom of information;
- 3 photo albums published per year, averaging annual sales of 150,000 copies;
- Its website, rsf.org, registers 200,000 unique visitors and 500,000 page views monthly.
|Reuters - Thomson Reuters|
|Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI).|
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|S&P - Standard & Poor's|
|Safe Luggage Consortium|
|SAG GEST - Soluções Automóvel Globais, SGPS, S.A.|
|SAG GEST - Solucoes Automovel Globais, SGPS, S.A. is a holding company. Through subsidiaries the Company imports, retails, and distributes vehicles and provides financial services to car dealerships and retail customers. SAG offers purchase financing, rental, operational leasing, fleet management, and repair services. The Company operates in Portugal, Spain, and Brazil.|
|Salvador Caetano Group - Toyota Caetano Portugal, SA|
|With more than 40 year of operations, Toyota Caetano Portugal, S.A. is one among more than 100 companies integrated in Salvador Caetano Holding (a family holding established in 1946), and which encloses all import, distribution, retail and after-sales business activity of Toyota and Lexus brands in Portugal, where it also operates BT brand for industrial equipment; besides Portugal market, it also imports, distributes, and provides retail and after-sales service for Toyota make in Cape Verde.
Currently with more than 1700 direct employees, since the year 1971 Toyota Caetano Portugal, S.A. has also the first European Toyota manufacturing plant in operation, located in Ovar (40km to Oporto City – in the north), from where Toyota commercial vehicles are produced for national and European markets. Toyota Hiace and Toyota Dyna are currently in production to more than 10 different markets. In the year 2011 sales & services volume accounted for a total of 293.443.182€.|
|SCP - Sporting Clube de Portugal|
|SDG - Simuladores e Modelos de Gestão|
|"We are specialists, and have been for over 30 years, of extremely innovative methods for competence development. These methods are based on the dynamics of virtual business simulations.
In 1980, in association with the newspaper «EXPRESSO», we started «Gestão Global», a strategy and management competition which involves various areas of university and business life.
The following year, in Brazil, we laid the foundations for the Global Management Challenge, the international brand name for this competition, which is currently present in 34 countries.
While SDG methods have been so successful over the years we are still, constantly, searching for updates and improvements for our simulators."
Text from SDG website|
|Semapa is a public company, with head office in Lisbon and shares admitted to trading on the regulated Euronext Lisbon market.
Semapa is one of Portugal’s largest industrial groups, with a workforce of more than 5000 and a presence on several continents. More than three quarters of its turnover is generated on foreign markets. Its business activities consist of indirectly managing its holdings in three industrial areas:
* PAPER AND PULP, through its holding in the Portucel Group
* CONCRETS AND AGGREGATES, through holdings in the Secil Group
* ENVIRONMENT, through its holding in the ETSA Group|
|ShareBiotech is an INTERREG IVB Atlantic European Project which contributes to the 1st priority of the programme aiming to promote transnational entrepreneurial and innovation networks. it aims to develop knowledge transfer between companies and research centres. ShareBiotech’s main objective is to strengthen the biotechnology sector within the Atlantic Area. Led by French organisations, the project is implemented by a consortium of 10 partners from 4 Member States (France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain) and 7 regions.
ShareBiotech will make the access to technological core facilities easier for researchers and companies – in particular SMEs – working in the fields of human health, nutrition, agriculture/food-processing, cosmetics, marine biology and environment. Thereby, it will contribute to facilitating R&D projects by providing high-standard technological service offers or through collaborative research projects.|
|SIC - Impresa Group - Sociedade Independente de Comunicação|
|SLB - Benfica|
|SPORT LISBOA E BENFICA is an eclectic sports club, whose primary goal is to promote the practice of football in several categories and age brackets and, complementarily, the practice and development of various sports. SPORT LISBOA E BENFICA may develop recreational, cultural and social activities in order to provide its members with a healthy environment and means of personal valorization.|
|Soares da Costa|
|Soares da Costa is one of the largest Portuguese groups in the construction and public works sector, with more than 90 years of track record and sound international operations, that represent more than 50% of its turnover. Soares da Costa operates abroad on a regular basis in Angola, U.S. (Florida, Georgia and Texas) and Mozambique. The construction is its core activity, although also has operations in other areas: infra-structure concessions, real estate and energy services. Thw Group has a professionalised management team and a stable shareholder structure (with a majority owning shareholder) being listed in the NYSE Euronext (Lisbon).|
|Sogrape Vinhos was born in 1942, with the ambition of making Portuguese wines known throughout the world and a long-term vision based on marketing quality wines, the importance of new brands and their presentation. Its founder's visionary genius and the consistent way the family's following two generations have managed this legacy and planned for the future are enshrined in the Mission and Values.|
|Since its incorporation, in December 2007, Sonae Capital Group’s business portfolio has been evolving from a fragmented to a more focused structure, which currently comprises three business areas: Sonae Turismo, SC Assets and Spred.
Sonae Turismo carries out business in the development and management of tourism resorts (of which troiaresort is the flagship project), hospitality (with 5 hotels under management) and health & fitness (with 11 fitness units under management). SC Assets is responsible for property management, real estate procurement services, sales of properties not intended for development by resorts and residential projects, management of leases, building technical management and condominium management. Spred is focused on refrigeration, air conditioning and maintenance (through the Sistavac Group), with operations in Portugal, Spain and Brazil, and on the energy and environment business (mostly ownership and management of cogeneration plants).|
|Sonae Industria is one of the largest wood based panel producers in the world. Its product range includes: PB (Particleboard), MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) and OSB (Oriented Strand Board) for furniture, building, decoration and DIY (do it yourself) industries. SONAE (the original company) was founded in 1959 at the site of its present location in Maia, near Oporto in the north of Portugal, and today it is located in 7 countries and in 3 different continents. Its main shareholder is EFANOR (with 51%) which belongs to Mr. Belmiro de Azevedo, one of the most respected Portuguese entrepreneurs.|
|Sonae is a retail company that operates both food and non food stores, with two major partnerships in the shopping centres (Sonae Sierra, 50% ownership) and telecommunications (Sonaecom, 53% ownership) sectors. The company is the leading food retailer in Portugal, through the “Continente” brand, and has a strong presence in Iberia in the segments of sports goods, apparel and consumer electronics. Sonae’s consolidated turnover exceeded € 5.7bn in 2011. The group employs over 40 thousand employees across its businesses. Leveraging on the exceptional asset base in Portugal and on its resources and key competences, Sonae is now aiming to create value and generate growth via international expansion and a diversification of investment styles.|
|The company operates in two main business areas, namely: Telecommunications (through Optimus) and Software and Systems Information (through WeDo Technologies, Mainroad, Saphety and Bizdirect). Sonaecom has also presence in the media sector, namely through Público and Público.pt.
Optimus was launched in 1998 after the award of the third mobile GSM licence in Portugal.
Optimus offers a broad range of mobile communications services to residential Small and Medium Enterprises and Corporate customers in Portugal. These services include traditional voice, data, mobile TV and a large range of mobile solutions and roaming services, as well as wholesale services to third parties. At the end of 2012, Optimus had 3.57 million subscribers and a market share of 21%.
Optimus is the sole mobile communications company in the world to have won three consecutive GSM Awards, a distinction that reinforces its international recognition. This operator has also won important awards in Portugal. Its technological excellence was also recognized by the Portuguese Communications Institute, according to the results of a study carried out by the quality regulator sector for mobile networks in Portugal.
Software and Systems Information
BizDirect Mainroad WeDo Saphety
Created at the end of 2002, Software and Systems Information Services (SSI)’s portfolio today comprises four main companies.
WeDo Technologies, SSI’s largest company, is a worldwide leader in Enterprise Business Assurance, providing software and expert consultancy, to intelligently analyze large quantities of data from across an organization helping to negate or minimize operational or business inefficiencies and allowing businesses to achieve significant return on investment via revenue protection and cost savings. The company has more than 180 customers from more than 80 countries.|
|SUMOL + COMPAL comes into being in 2009 as a result of the merger of two companies recognised for the quality and naturalness of their products and owners of two historic Portuguese brands that are among the most well known, popular and regularly consumed in the local marketplace: SUMOL and COMPAL. We are proud of our joint heritage. Together, we have a history of over 100 years, as each of the companies has been selling its products for over 50 years. Sumolis started out as a small company in 1945 called Refrigor, while Compal was created in 1952.
We are a leading business in the Portuguese non-alcoholic drinks market. We own and represent some of the most popular and biggest-selling brans in Portugal, with extensive market share in carbonated soft drinks, juices, nectars, non-carbonated fruit drinks and sparkling and still water, including aromatized varieties.
In January 2011, in the aim of optimising internal processes, SUMOL + COMPAL Distribuição, SA (previously responsible or the sale and distribution of our products in Portugal and the rest of the world) and Sasel, SA (owner of the Água Serra da Estrela brand) are incorporated into SUMOL + COMPAL Marcas, SA.|
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|Transparência e Integridade - Associação Cívica|
|Founded on the 17th September 2010, Transparência e Integridade, Associação Cívica (TIAC) is the Portuguese contact point for the global anti-corruption network Transparency International.
We work to improve the quality of democratic governance in Portugal, by improving access to information and encouraging informed and engaged civic participation in the public debate. Through our research and advocacy work, we aim to strengthen accountability and promote transparency, ethics and integrity.
We produce reports, indexes and statistical information on corruption and transparency issues; and engage citizens, institutions, public officials and the private sector in a public debate to bring about a change in values in Portuguese society.|
|Turismo de Portugal (Portuguese Tourism Authority)|
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|UN - United Nations|
|UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund|
|United Nations - World Tourism Organization UNWTO|
|UTAO - Unidade Técnica de Apoio Orçamental - Portuguese Parliamentary Technical Budget Support Unit|
|The UTAO is responsible for drawing up studies and technical working documents on public budgetary and financial management, within the scope of the following matters:
a)Technical analysis of government bills on the State Budget and amendments thereto;
b)Technical assessment of the General State Accounts;
c)Technical monitoring of budgetary execution;
d)Technical analysis of revisions of the Stability and Growth Programme;
e)Such technical studies on the budgetary impact of legislative initiatives that are admitted, as the President of the Assembly of the Republic deems fit to submit to the specialist committee with responsibility for budgetary and financial matters;
f)Such other work as the specialist committee with responsibility for budgetary and financial matters orders the UTAO to engage in, or as the President of the Assembly of the Republic, or other specialist committees, submit to the specialist committee with responsibility for budgetary and financial matters.|
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|VAA - Vista Alegre Atlantis|
|Leading Group in the production of utility and ornamental porcelain, and one of the world´s top ten, founded in 1824, produces ceramic, crystal, glass, earthenware and stoneware and represents cutlery. Vista Alegre Atlantis is the result of the merge between Vista Alegre Group and Atlantis Group (since 2001). Vista Alegre and Atlantis are the most prestigious brands in Portugal, market leaders in the porcelain and crystal segments respectively. With a strong distribution network throughout Portugal and all over the world, its prestige is recognized in different markets across borders.
Vista Alegre Atlantis has been able to wisely conciliate the tradition with the knowledge which, throughout centuries, has placed Portugal at the forefront of ceramic art. Its high-quality products, boasts 185 years of experience and has managed to preserve the historical and cultural values which initially brought a privileged status to the brand. At the same time, Vista Alegre continues to arise with new pieces, restating its modernity. The work of veritable craftsmen is combined with the most recent technologies and the vision of the best worldwide designers to leads definitely VAA into the future.
Atlantis has carried on the old Portuguese art of glasswork and given birth to some of the best handmade crystal in the world. Its factory has been operating in Alcobaça since 1944 and has conquered a distinguished position in the sector. Each stage of production is still manual, in respect of ancient wisdom of the art of mould and blow pipes. A long history where design and art have been the engines behind the creativity of generations of artists.|
|VISA Consultores is a Portuguese consulting company specialized in providing services to the mining industry. The company is focused on consulting and project in the areas of Geology, Engineering and Environment, with a special focus in Portugal, Mozambique, Angola and Brazil, and with considerable experience in many other countries of Africa and South America.|
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|WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development|
|WEForum - World Economic Forum|
|The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.|
|WFE - World Federation of Exchanges|
|WHO - World Health Organization|
|WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.|
|WSJ - Wall Street Journal|
|WTTC - World Travel & Tourism Council|
|The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry. With Chief Executives of some one hundred of the world's leading Travel & Tourism companies as its Members, WTTC has a unique mandate and overview on all matters related to Travel & Tourism.|