Trade Mission to Portugal 2022

Join us for the BCNL Trade Mission 2022 to Lisbon

After the great success of our trade mission to Berlin in 2020, the Blockchain Netherlands Foundation (BCNL) is organizing a new trade mission.

This time: Lisbon, Portugal!

The vibrant city of Lisbon is attractive to a lot of start-ups and scale-ups as well as entrepreneurs, investors and organizations involved in the blockchain, crypto and web3 sector. As such, Portugal and its city Lisbon are emerging on the European and global stages at an increasingly fast pace as a crypto hub which will have long-term benefits both for the country due to its continued EU membership, international outlook, welcoming culture and hard-working people with a can-do attitude as well as the EU itself.

With the support of the Dutch Embassy in Portugal, OffChain Lisboa, APBC, Dutch Enterprise Agency RVO, The Portuguese Blockchain Alliance, NearU, Hub Criativo Beato, Startup Lisbon and many more we provide you with an amazing experience.

The Program:

The Trade mission consists of a 2-day program on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th of October.



Thursday the 6th of October will consist of a full day of inspiring content, talks and networking opportunities for the participants and attendees. 

The day program starts at 09:30 and takes place at the Hub Creativo Beata (141 Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 1950 Lisboa). We close the day with an event at the Dutch Embassy in Lisbon. We have arranged a bus for transport between Hub Creativo Beata and the Dutch Embassy. 


  • Networking with coffee
  • Welcome by hosts
  • State of web3 – Panel conversation with speakers:
  • Carlos Silva – Faber Ventures
  • Christian Fonseca – Indico Capital
  • Vincent McLeese – AW3L
  • Demian Voorhagen – DemaTrading
  • Networking Break
  • Start and Scale web3 – Panel Conversation with speakers:
    • Gil Azevedo – StartupLisboa
    • Nuno Cortesão – Zharta
    • Rhett Oudkerk – Zaisan
    • Ana Goessens – Animo
  • Networking with Lunch
  • Keynote and short pitches
  • Making web3 work – Panel Conversation with speakers:
    • Nuno Lima Luz – Cuatrecasas, APBC
    • Pedro Cerdeira – Business Plug
    • Edgar Kamers – 2Tokens
    • Kim Schneider – Deloitte
  • Networking Break
  • Keynote and short pitches
  • What is next in web3 – Panel Conversation with speakers:
    • Regina Nogueira – Mintbase
    • Martijn van Schalk – Metaseum
    • Bianca Mutsaers – Blocxs
  • Closing down and what is next
  •  Travelling to Ambassador’s residence
  • Networking drink at the Dutch Consulate



Friday the 7th of October will be a day consisting of networking and other activities all over the city of Lisbon. We provide the opportunity to mingle with Portuguese startups and connect with locals for valuable relationships and learnings. We finish the day with a festive event at an amazing location.



  • Coworking Space: Rua da Prata, Startup Lisboa.

    People going for this option can go to the second floor of the building and in the “glass room”, let people know you are from the Trade mission and they will take care of your work location.

  • Incubator Tour at The Fintech House 
  • Incubator Tour at Startup Lisboa
  • Explore Lisbon

    We have a list of incredible things to do in Lisbon for leisure and to explore the culture. More details to follow soon.

  • Plan something of your own.

    Use the time for own meetings and activities.

  • Festive Networking event (from 16:00 to 19:00)
    Location: R. Sousa Martins nº10 3º Andar, 1050-218 Lisboa


As a participant, you have received a form to register for the activities.


Seats are limited, due to the space capacity. First come, first served.

You can order your ticket by clicking here.

When you buy the ticket you buy access to:

  • The full program on Thursday and Friday

  • Access to our networking sessions

  • Access to food and drinks

The ticket price does NOT include:

  • Your flight ticket

  • Your hotel stay in Lisbon

  • Costs for optional activities such as tickets to sightseeing sights, drinks at a bar…

Notable Companies attending:

  • Deloitte 
  • Unibright
  • The Mavens
  • AW3L
  • Smart Node Capital
  • Zilliqa DAO
  • Animo 
  • SmartLabel
  • AIX21
  • Metaseum 
  • Multiple Crypto Traders 
  • IntotheNXT
  • Xpunks
  • 2tokens
  • Zaisan
  • Nash
  • Byont Labs 
  • Mycota
  • Cheetah Labs
  • Talk Like Ted
  • Aircastle
  • Numbers
  • De3Fi
  • TruZarou
  • Kryha
  • Blocxs