Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


The PNAID MEETINGS (National Program of Support to the Investment of the Portuguese Diaspora) head over to Minho in the upcoming days from December 14th to the 16th. This is the largest portuguese event involving investors of the diaspora, aiming to promote investments, propagate exports and help the internationalization of local businesses, through the entrepreneurial potential of the Portuguese communities.

In this year’s edition, the emphasis will be on investment opportunities in blue economy, renewable energies and sustainability. Furthermore, it will be the moment to acknowledge the policies, programs, priorities and investment opportunities in Portugal, with a focus on enhancing low-population territory areas.

The event will prioritize dialogue, networking and crucial contacts to create successful synergies between entrepreneurs and businesses of the diaspora, institutions and national companies. Businesses and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to connect with investors, fostering a conducive environment for the development of concrete opportunities to strengthen the economy through the attraction of investment and the internationalization of businesses.


The PNAID encompasses various mechanisms for promoting the investment of the diaspora, in coordination with several government areas and partnership with local power networks, public entities and business associations. 


The first edition had 750 participants (of which nearly 200 were residents abroad), from 35 countries, 100 speakers and 56 presentations given by companies and entrepreneurs regarding investment dynamics and export acceleration through the diaspora.


Registrations for the event will be available starting at the end of September at