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Webinar: Expanding your Business to Portugal

Date 21 May 2024 Add to calendar
Time 11:00-12:30 (Portuguese Time)
Venue Microsoft Teams Webinar
Fee Free

Webinar: Expanding your Business to Portugal
- Legal, Workforce, Cultural, and Technological insights.

On May 21st, the Swedish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce invites you all to join us for the webinar: Expanding your Business to Portugal - Legal, Workforce, Cultural, and Technological Insights.

With a highly educated population, with high English proficiency, as well as being among the safest countries in the world with an exceptional quality of life, Portugal is perceived as an attractive environment for companies as well as individuals.

Portugal is rapidly emerging as an innovation hub, with Lisbon being the European Capital of Innovation in 2023. This European country has navigated around the globe for centuries, and continues to be an international hub, and gateway, with its unique position and history. 

Join the webinar to find answers to all your questions regarding the Portuguese market – The gateway from Europe and beyond!


With expert speakers representing different fields and sectors, this webinar will provide you with an overview of the opportunities and challenges from real insights and realistic expectations of the Portuguese market. 

Starting with the moderator, Carl Hermelin, Global Expansion & Investment Leader, INGKA CENTRES, will contribute with a nuanced approach sharing his experience of expanding large corporations from Sweden to Portugal and the rest of the world. Carl is also the Vice President of the Swedish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce.

In contrast to Carl, we have Marcus Nordquist, co-founder and CEO in Portugal at QueensLab, representing the Portuguese startup scene, sharing his experiences of expanding to Portugal from a tech-company point of view. 
Get a Swede's perspective on the Portuguese tech and startup arena! 

To learn more about Portuguese corporate laws and taxes, we have Teresa Pala Schwalbach joining us. From being a Tax Partner and Head of the Scandinavian Desk at Sérvulo & Associados, Teresa has many years of experience helping international companies establish on the Portuguese market. 

 Any questions regarding the Portuguese labor market?
Mario Rocha, Senior Manager at Hays, got you covered!
Mario will present insights about what to expect in terms of competencies, education, and the "must-knows" in terms of HR aspects in Portugal. 

Last but not least, Hans-Christian Iversen, Coach/Mentor at Iversen & Associates & Strenghtsunleashed, will provide us with the cultural and leadership aspects of expanding a business to Portugal. With 30 years of international business experience in Media, Manufacturing, Publishing, Private Equity, and Executive Mentoring, his resume speaks for itself. 



Carl Hermelin

Swedish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce
& Global Expansion & Investment Leader at INGKA CENTRES

Mario Rocha
Senior Manager


Hans-Christian Iversen

Iversen & Associates and Strenghtsunleashed ltd 

Marcus Nordquist
CO-founder & CEO Portugal


Teresa Pala Schwalbach
Tax Partner

Sérvulo & Associados

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