Message from the President

António Saraiva

António Saraiva


Welcome to CIP`s website!

A few words   about who we are and what we do. CIP – Confederation of Portuguese Business is an umbrella organization of the Portuguese business association movement, that for  40 years has  contributed to the process of building a free, transparent and competitive economic model. Today our vision is: to be the most representative business confederation at national level, a strong,  homogenous and comprehensive associative structure of employers able to defend more effectively the interests of Portuguese companies.

In the present term of 2014/2016, we commit ourselves   to assist economic and social development  while contributing to overcome the difficulties and blockages that have been   hampering the Portuguese economy.

We will do it through the intervention in  following priority areas:

– Boosting competitiveness and economic growth
– Strengthening the role and influence of business associations
– Reinforcing social dialogue and industrial relations
– Enhance our role   within the   European Union and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).

In the Portuguese version of  our website you can find CIP`s work in these areas – our positions and proposals as well as relevant information to the business community.

I hope your visit to our website is useful, and contributes to get to know better CIP, the Confederation of Portuguese Business.

António Saraiva

Governo da República Portuguesa
União Europeia