Mayor's Message

Lisbon is the gateway to Europe and can become Europe’s gateway for a world of opportunities.

Lisbon is a city with excellent air, road and sea access.
Lisbon is the Portuguese city of talent, science and universities.
Lisbon is the city that attracts more immigrants and, according to the UN, the capital of the country that better welcomes immigrants.
Lisbon is also one of the safest capitals in the world.
We have everything in place to attract more investment, and a strong strategic asset such as the Portuguese community abroad

Lisbon Business Connections is a network to link Lisbon’s diaspora, and allow them to contribute to the development of the economy of the city.
Through meetings and events, and benefiting from a digital platform - www.lisbonconnections.pt - members of this network will contribute with ideas, contacts and projects that have the power to enhance Lisbon’s investment appeal.
This connectors’ network already has a very qualified group of managers and researchers which makes us optimistic about enlisting more business projects to the Portuguese capital.
Connectors’ mission is challenging but it is up to their capacity: attract to Lisbon foreign investment from companies that are expanding internationally. They shall be informal ambassadors of Lisbon.
They may not have the resources of professional diplomacy, but they have a large ability of influence through friends, family, co-workers and neighbours.
When they present Lisbon´s advantages and become in touch with investors, they can benefit from unique business opportunities, fostering new jobs in our city.
Count on me and the support of the Municipality of Lisbon to the success of this project. Your success will be the success of Lisbon.

Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina


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