6th Moving to Portugal show set for 31st

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The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London is gearing up for its 6th Moving to Portugal Show & Seminar which will take place in London’s Pestana Hotel by Chelsea Bridge on Wednesday 31 October.

The Moving to Portugal Show & Seminars are designed to answer all the questions of prospective movers on how to organise a move to Portugal, — whether they intend to run their business from there, invest there, retire there or simply spend several months a year to escape the English climate.

Alongside the seminars some carefully chosen members of the Chamber will also be exhibiting, giving visitors the opportunity to ask questions about any potential move to Portugal. Exhibitors will include estate agents from all regions of Portugal so that visitors can see the different property options available, and representatives from some of Portugal’s best established resorts and golf courses.

On the day, the doors will open at 11am and close at 9pm. The first seminar begins at 11.30am and will last two hours. The seminar will then be repeated at 3pm and 6.30pm. Within each seminar there will be six short (15 minute) presentations from specialists on the following subjects:

  • Where to buy — where are the property hotspots?
  • the legal aspects of buying property in Portugal
  • how to plan your tax and financial affairs in advance of the move
  • how to structure mortgage finance
  • how Portugal’s Non-Habitual Residence (NHR) tax programme works
  • aspects of healthcare, residency and later living in Portugal
  • how to plan your currency needs

Christina Hippisley, director of the Chamber in London said, “We’ve got a really cracking day lined up with 17 exhibitors, 10 on-stage presentations, six formal presentations by speakers, all experts in their field and three question and answer sessions from estate agents.

“We also have 600 people signed up, some of which are from the Ismaili business community in the United Kingdom which has shown an increasing interest in moving to Portugal because of its strong and well-integrated community and links with the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF).”

On 11 July, His Highness the Aga Khan concluded the year-long celebrations of his Diamond Jubilee in Lisbon. Portugal, an important and long-standing partner for the Imamate and for the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), served as the host of a global celebration of the Diamond Jubilee which commemorated the Aga Khan’s work over 60 years.

There are 8,000 Ismailis in Portugal, most of whom came from Mozambique in 1974.