Região de Leiria’s Conference Dinner

News date: 3 January 2020

The Conference Dinner of Região de Leiria with the theme “A Hora dos Empreendedor”, took place on the 28th of November and gathered around three hundred people at the FF Challenge Building in Leiria.

In addition to several entrepreneurs and decision makers, the event was also attended by the Secretary of State of Internationalization, Eurico Brilhante Dias, who spoke about the “light at the end of the tunnel” of the economic and financial crisis found in the foreign market by Portugal that has resulted of the“work of entrepreneurs, regardless of public office holders” who now face “the most difficult part of the road” to reach 50% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in terms of exports.

The conference was especially dedicated to the role of the entrepreneurs in the region's economy, with the delivery of the 2019 Leiria Region Trophies. The highlight which in previous years referred to the mold industry, this year evoked the stone industry, underlining innovation and the art of entrepreneurship. Therefore, the trophy this year was replaced by a piece made by Marfilpe, which evokes the stone industry.