AIDA CCI – Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the District of Aveiro held on 15 December, at the Aveiro Exhibition Park, the 3rd edition of the International Business Congress.

The event had a panel of renowned speakers from the political, economic, and business areas, who addressed the issues concerning the current and future challenges of internationalisation, such as the macroeconomic instability and international politics, the high context costs, sustainable development, and the issue of funding for capacity building of companies.

As Keynote speaker of the panel “The current and future challenges of internationalisation of Portuguese SMEs,” Arnaldo Figueiredo, President of CERI – CIP’s Strategic Council for International Relations, highlighted, among other aspects, that for a small open economy such as ours, internationalisation and exportation is not a simple option for companies, but a real need to strengthen its competitiveness and promote its long-term sustainability.