Portugal - Invited Country
Why is Portugal's presence at DCD>Connect Madrid important?
The Iberian Peninsula is today, without a doubt, one of the most strategic markets in Europe for the construction and expansion of Data Centers. Portugal is increasingly appearing on the radars of investment funds and operators as a destination for large projects, making the region the digital hub of southern Europe.
- Location Lisbon is one of the top 3 locations in the peninsula with the most data center projects, along with Madrid and Barcelona. According to Colliers' 2022 "Data Center Snapshot" report, there would be more than 700MW under development in the region's pipeline.
- Projects Projects currently under development in the country include Merlin Properties/Edge Energy, AWS, Ar Telecom/Aire Networks and Start Campus, which is the largest data centre project in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the largest in Europe.
- Enery Portugal eliminates bureaucracy to grant renewable licenses, attract investors and promote clean energy in the country. With these actions, the country is responding to the growing demand for renewables and attracting the attention of investment funds and energy companies.
- Connectivity Due to its geographical location, Portugal is one of the main nodes of global interconnection. The growing network of submarine cables connecting Europe with Africa and South America makes the country a key player in the future of international connectivity.
DCD>Connect Madrid 2023: Portugal as an invited country
Portugal is at an unparalleled moment to continue its pace of digital transformation in the face of the growing demand for infrastructure due to the exponential increase in data traffic, cloud computing, 5G, edge computing, IoT and the acceleration of digitisation on a global scale. The country is currently one of the best destinations to establish a data center and host large international technology companies and hyperscalers.
Based on this good current outlook, the unbeatable future forecasts, being one of the most open and business-friendly countries in Europe in terms of innovation and digitalisation and considering that the Data Center market is in full expansion in this country due to its strategic geographical location, its energy potential and its central role in global connectivity, DCD is honoured to confirm Portugal as an invited country in the 2023 edition of the DCD>Connect Madrid event, on May 23rd and 24th at the Eurostars Madrid Tower Hotel.