2023, a year where resilience, circularity and wellbeing was in focus. Also a year where human connection got a new meaning, being able to spend time together and care for eachother in uncertain and challenging times. Humility, empathy and innovation led our way, and will continue be our guidance into 2024 and beyond.
The CLS would like to take a moment to thank you all for bringing magic into 2023, making our community spark, thrive and continuously develop with us for a better tomorrow.
Reaching the end of 2023, we are wrapping up the year which has passed. And, if we said it in 2022, it is also sure that 2023 was yet a sad year where war and inflation continue an everyday topic in peoples lives.
This continues to create impact in our everyday, and we continue to see and promote the proactive approach our members are taking, mesurable actions with focus on the wellbeing for their ecosystems. This makes us grateful for the community we are part of, and it is with deep appreciation we thank you all for letting us lead this community forward.
Stepping into 2024, we want to thrive together with you all by strengthening our facilitation and support to you, empowering the business development, business relations, networking and trade between Sweden and Portugal.
Having this said, we are happy to share some highlights from 2023 below:
BridgeIn, CIMPT, Essity, Foxway, InnoEnergy Iberia, Moore Ventures, R2 Seguros, Rudholm Group, SkandiaMäklarna, Taste of Scandinavia and Velv.
Bo Dahlin, Pär Heed.
Business Breakfasts: Market outlook with Business Sweden, The Ties between Sweden and Angola via Portugal together with the Ambassador of Sweden to Angola, Female leadership discussion with DotConnected and How to use 5G as platform for Innovation with Ericsson.
And, we launched the 2023 Business Climate Survey with Team Sweden! Get the report here.
CLS Organizational Changes
Board of Directors: Paulo Coelho from Anticimex and Marcus Nordquist from Queenslab joined the CLS Board of Directors. We welcomed Samira Grylin-Allalou from Business Sweden as Honorary Board Member and also Susanne Hägglund from Volvo Cars as President of our General Assembly.
Operational team: Roya Moghaddas left CLS, and we welcomed our new Secretary General, Charlotta Mohlén. We also welcomed our new Trainee, Oskar Simryd.
And, this and much more has only been possible through co-creation and collaboration with all of you, or much engaged community. TACK! OBRIGADA! We thank you for your trust and cooperation.
On behalf of CLS Board of Directors and all CLS organisation, we thank you for your dedication to make our communty a dynamic platform for networking and business and welcome you to deepen our relations even further in 2024. We are indeed eager to kickstart 2024 with a lot of both new and returning activities on our agenda!
We wish you all much love, health and joyful moments for 2024 to come, wherever you are.
GOTT NYTT ÅR!
BOM ANO NOVO!
Jennifer Ekström, Chairwoman of CLS Board of Directors & Charlotta Mohlén, Secretary General