The project of internationalization of the Portuguese Network of High Performance Sports Centres – HIGHSPORTUGAL – arrived in Angola through representatives of the Portuguese Sports Foundation.

Following the project for the internationalization of the Portuguese Network of High Performance Sports Centres – HIGHSPORTUGAL, Market Access, a company selected by public tender, carried out the activity 3.3 of this project, entitled “International Promotion Actions with the organization of meetings and exploratory talks in the targeted markets, advised by expert consultants to promote the national offer of HPSC”.

The execution of this activity includes actions to promote the Portuguese HPSC in the 10 targeted markets – Germany, Angola, Australia, Brazil, China, the United Arab Emirates, France, the United Kingdom, Russia and Sweden.

Following the exploratory contacts held by representatives of Market Access with the Angolan market, the consultant Pedro Lopes was in Luanda between May 15 and 18, 2018, to present the Portuguese Network of High Performance Sports Centres on behalf of the Portuguese Sports Foundation, to the different Angolan entities with the following agenda:

  • May 15, 2018: preliminary meeting with the Secretary of State for Sport of Angola, Dr. Carlos Almeida;
  • 17 May, 2018: meetings with the Angolan Federations of Judo, Athletics, Swimming, Boxing, Gymnastics, Table Tennis, Jiu-Jitsu and Sports Fight, with the objective of presenting the Portuguese High Performance Sports Centres at the Sports Gallery in Luanda, with the presence of athletes, sports representatives and the media;
  • May 18, 2018: private meetings with the governing bodies of Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Gymnastics, Karate and Nuno Albino Carnival, Deputy of the National Assembly of Angola and President of the 7th Parliamentary Commission with the responsibility of Federated Sports;

The contacts with the aforementioned entities resulted in partnership protocols with the Portuguese Sports Foundation, and the visits of representatives of the Angolan athletics and swimming federations to Portugal, specifically to the High Performance Sports Centres of Rio Maior, Jamor, Maia, Montermor-o-Velho and Pocinho.