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History

Created initially in 1982, the Swedish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (Câmara de Comercio Luso-Sueca - CLS) is a non-profit organization that serves as a platform for networking between businesses and individuals of both countries. Connecting businesses and people to foster economic, cultural, and social development resulting in new opportunities is at the heart of all activities of CLS.

1982

Founded as an association by Swedish companies present in Portugal.

1987

Transformed into Chamber of Commerce inaugurated by the Swedish Minister of Commerce and the Portuguese Secretary of State.

1989

Management agreement between STC (Swedish Trade Council) and CLS.

1995

Official representative of the STC in Portugal.

2000

From the 1st of July, CLS and STC are two separate organisations working in the same office premises where STC is the responsible entity.

The CLS is directed by a Board and the continuous work at the secretariat is executed by a full-time Manager, Mrs. Lena Önnesjö Horta Lobo.

2012

New Secretary General is appointed, Mr. Christopher Rosengren.

The CLS and STC offices are moved to the heart of Chiado, Lisbon. 

2015

New Secretary General is appointed, Ms. Caroline Falkhorn. 

2018

February: New Secretray General is appointed, Ms. Elin Forzelius. 

March: CLS moves the offices into the Embassy of Sweden, at Rua Miguel Lupi, Lisbon

September: CLS launches the new organisation, services and website