Coimbra Region shows its diversity to attract investment at Expo Dubai

February 19th, 2022; Dubai, UAE: From the sea to the mountains, the Intermunicipal Community (CIM) of Coimbra Region presented its diversity to companies and stakeholders from the Middle East at Expo Dubai 2020 yesterday at the Pavilion of Portugal, aiming to attract investment to the Portuguese territory.

The event was dedicated to business and investment, as well as sustainable food, with the presentation of the European project “Food Corridors” to representatives of the partner countries: Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Estonia, Hungary and Romania.

In the institutional committee of the Coimbra Region, composed by the President of the municipalities, have been also intervening entrepreneurs of these municipalities, to familiarise themselves to the Eastern market and conquer new territories outside Europe.

Expo Dubai is an excellent “showcase” to attract partnerships and investors and that is the main goal of this delegation: to give visibility to the existing potential of the Coimbra Region and attract investment, opening the doors of this promising market to SMEs in this area.

“We wanted to show the strength and diversity of our territory and the excellence and competitiveness of our SMEs. We had many investment opportunities which were showcased during the day, in various strategic sectors such as real estate, textiles, biotechnology, health, design, construction, renewable energy, among others,” highlights Emílio Torrão, President of the municipalities.

The presence of Coimbra Region in this world exhibition will draw the attention of the Middle East to the reality of the Region, creating a new opportunity for communication and promotion of the destination on a major world stage. Coimbra remains one of the few regions in Portugal which still allows Golden Visa to foreign investors.