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Economic mission to Portugal

March 12, 2020 - March 13, 2020

Pascal Smet State Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region Responsible for Foreign Trade

and hub.brussels are honored to invite you to a trade mission on 12 and 13 March 2020 in Lisbon.


Structurally Portugal faces the challenge of an aging population. Following the OECD the working-age population decline will be among the steepest among OECD countries, with the number of 20-64 year-olds set to fall by 30% by 2050 compared with an average drop of 5% on average in the OECD area. There will be 7 people older than 65 years for 10 people of working-age in 2050.

To fulfill the needs of its aging population Portugal will i.e.:

  • invest in the modernization and the building of new public and private health facilities (hospital, service flat for elderly people)
  • implement E-Health solutions to improve the efficiency of its health system, face the scarce of nursing personnel and master hospitalization costs.

Portugal has high quality health system, showed by high standard health indicators and a competitive industrial and research sector. The Health Cluster Portugal, with more than 180 members, represents the whole health value chain.

The Health Cluster Strategic Plan 2030 has 4 main objectives: innovation, industrialization, digitalization and data. Portugal health priorities include promoting investment, attract innovation Centers and clinical trials, encourage international cooperation in devices and e-health and push for a health data lake in Portugal.


The Portuguese construction sector is internationally recognized and is characterized not only by the synergy between innumerous R&D centers, the universities and the companies, but also by the recent digital/technological transformation and the focus on the energy efficiency of the entire construction value chain.


During this 2 days mission, you will have the opportunity:

  • To attend high end talks on the eHealth, healthcare system and health facilities in Portugal
  • To meet your adopters and take part to a matchmaking session with Portuguese companies and hospital stakeholders
  • To visit innovative and inspiring healthcare infrastructures




Networking dinner with the delegation


AM         Presentation and B2B meetings
PM         Visits of R&D and hospital facilities


Practical aspects


Participants have to book and pay their journeys and hotels. Hub.brussels may reserve rooms in the hotel of the delegation if the participants apply for in the registration form.

https://www.jupiterlisboahotel.com/en/ 110 EUR/night for single room, 120 EUR/night for double room with breakfast.

Registration is due before 31 January 2020 using this form https://cdn.flxml.eu/f-c844ae3b3cc6a7d8.




For the real estate aspect

Emmanuel MALFEYT T +32 471 183 612 emalfeyt@hub.brussels

Laurent LAMBERTS T +32 498 588 739 llamberts@hub.brussels

For the E-Health aspect

Christophe COPPENS – ccoppens@hub.brussels

Frédéric SUCHE T – fsuche@hub.brussels


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