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.
Founded as an association by Swedish companies present in Portugal.
Transformed into Chamber of Commerce inaugurated by the Swedish Minister of Commerce and the Portuguese Secretary of State.
Management agreement between STC (Swedish Trade Council) and CLS.
Official representative of the STC (Swedish Trade Council) in Portugal.
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.
New Secretary General is appointed, Mr. Christopher Rosengren.
The CLS and STC offices are moved to the heart of Chiado, Lisbon.
New Secretary General is appointed, Ms. Caroline Falkhorn.
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
April: New President is elected, Ms. Jennifer Ekström.
Membership for start-ups is introduced.
September: New Secretary General is appointed, Mr. Niklas Knutsson.
January: Trainee agreement with Lund University in Sweden - First trainee for CLS appointed; Communication Management Trainee Ms. Sanne Persson
February: MoU signed for cooperation between CLS and FCT NOVA
March: Board Members increased from 11 to 13
New conditions for CLS membership introduced