On Tuesday May 23rd, the CLS received 20 MBA executives from Sweden, enrolled in the 2023 Executive MBA at the Stockholm Business School from Stockholm University. The visit is part of CLS annual collaboration with Stockholm University and Nova School of Business and Economics. The first visit took place in 2018 and has been part of one of CLS most appreciated gatherings ever since.
Tuesday, May 23rd, started with a fruitful breakfast meeting at NOVA SBE with the presence of Ambassador Elisabeth Eklund, Deputy Head of Mission, Lisa Qvarfordt, and Samira Grylin-Allalou from Business Sweden.
After a brief presentation about the history, politics, and trade between Portugal and Sweden, the executive guests got to listen to a lecture on International Business & Portugal’s trade with ex-colonies given by Professor Emanuel Gomes.
Ending the long and fruitful day, the CLS arranged a networking event at Ninho - Lisboa, with key note speaker Paula Marques, author of “The Age of Super Humans”, Director for Business Transformation, Executive Education at NOVA School of Business and Economics.
On Wednesday, May 24th, we had the opportunity to facilitate a company visit to Peniche Ocean Watch. Director Mafalda de Freitas held a presentation about the project's unique activities in the blue circular economy, and global best practice in tackling ocean waste and regional rejuvenation.
On Thursday, the CLS and the MBA group had the pleasure to listen to Country Sustainability Manager Ana Barbosa from IKEA Portugal regarding how they locally operate in the areas of business, sustainability and equality, diversity & inclusion. Moreover, Ericsson Country Manager Juan Olivera Urquijo and Nuno Roso, Head of Digital Services, gave a presentation on the business of Ericsson in Portugal, their best practices, international agenda, and current challenges.
The MBA Executives did not rest and had a number of other lectures, company visits and insightful moments throughout their visit. A true week of connections, hands-on agenda and possiblity to share learnings and best practices between the Swedish and Portuguese business communities.
CLS extends our warmest gratitude to everyone who made this week a success and is already looking forward to next year's visit!