Rita Vilas-Boas assumes honorary chairmanship of the 20th European Resource Bank Meeting.

Friday April 14th, 2023

Venue: Hotel HF Ipanema Porto

03:00pmSight Seeing

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Meeting Point: Hotel HF Ipanema Porto

Bus tour, afterwards going directly to the restaurant

08:00pmWelcome dinner

Avenida da Boavista nº 2504
4100-119 Porto

Saturday April 15th, 2023

Venue: Hotel HF Ipanema Porto

09:15am – 10:00amRegistration
10:00am – 11:15amParallel Session A:

Free Market Road Show Porto

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Parallel Session B:

Panel: The waste of Nations and how to prevent the waste of tax payer´s money

This panel is hosted by the Tax Foundation.


  • Ralf Schneider, European Journalists, European Journalist Association Germany
11:15am – 11:30amCoffee Break
11:30am – 12:00pmEuropean Resource Bank Meeting 2023 – Welcome Words

12:00pm – 01:00pmPanel: Dialogue with a Socialist

Discussing best practices in communication with media and mainstream audience. What can we learn from the strategies of the “well-meaning”?


01:00pm – 02:30pmCoalition Lunch meeting with Americans for Tax Reform

Hotel HF Ipanema Porto

02:30pm – 04:00pmWorkshop: Free Market Climate & Environmental Policy Innovation vs Bans, Burdens & Barriers

This workshop is hosted by the Grace Richardson Fund.

Exploring new national and international free market climate proposals that not only open markets and remove barriers to innovation and entrepreneurship, but also offer the key solution to poverty and many other ills: more freedom.


04:00pm – 04:15pmCoffee Break
04:15pm – 05:15pmPanel: Business Post Covid

Discussing entrepreneurial risks, banking regulation, compliance and (misguided) political correctness.


05:15pm – 05:30pmCoffee Break
05:30pm – 06:30pmParallel Session A:

Dragons’ Den Competition

Monsaraz Room

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Parallel Session B:

Panel: European Reform – Towards an EU that does less but better

Sintra Room

This panel is hosted by New Direction.

Exploring how the European Union can be made less intrusive and focus on becoming a leaner and more efficient organisation that adds value where it makes sense. 


06:30pm – 7:00pmBreak

Monchique Bar

Cais Das Pedras 5 Porto 4050-465

Welcome Words

Dinner Speech

Sunday April 16th, 2023

Venue: Hotel HF Ipanema Porto

09:30am – 10:45amPanel: Nutrition and front of pack labelling

This panel is hosted by Competere.

Discussing limitations of consumer choice vs. protection of consumers and the consequences for industries and their brands, IP rights and patents.


10:45am – 11:00amCoffee Break
11:00am – 12:15pmPanel: Harmful regulation and drug price controls in Europe and the US and the consequences to global trade


12:15pm – 01:30pmPanel: Solutions for affordable (health) care, insurance services, pensions

Discussing how tax payer’s money can be spent more effective and efficiently.


01:30pm – 02:30pmLunch

Hotel HF Ipanema Porto

02:30pm – 03:30pmPanel: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

Discussing the philosophy of freedom.


from 03:45pmSight Seeing

Meeting Point: Hotel HF Ipanema Porto

Bus tour, afterwards going directly to the restaurant

from 7:00pmDinner

Restaurante Caetano

Av. Fernão Magalhães, 1194 – Porto

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171020 Tax foundation
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The Grace Richardson Fund

Dragons’ Den

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