"Dear CLS members,
I am very happy to write some words to the CLS newsletter of October.
First of all, I would like to congratulate the CLS for the work done in promoting Portuguese and Swedish trade and investment relations. It is an honour to be part of this networking.
I am the Director of aicep Portugal Global - Trade and Investment Agency in Stockholm, Sweden, since August 2016. I am also Trade Commissioner / Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Portugal in Sweden.
From Human Resources Expert to Trade Commissioner
I started my career as a Human Resources Expert with AIG (American International Group) before moving on to the involvement with Portugal’s external economics. Since then I have held several roles in Human Resources, International Financing, Product Management and Foreign Direct Investment. I was Product Manager in London and then Managing Director in Dublin, Singapore (in charge of the following markets: Indonesia and Malaysia) and São Paulo.
I graduated with a degree in Business and Public Administration (1992), from Lisbon University. I also hold two post-graduate diplomas: one in Diplomacy (1993) and another in Consulting & Training related to Company Management and Organisation (1993), from the University of Lisbon. From University College of Dublin (UCD) I hold a certificate in International Development: Key Issues and Challenges (2003-2004).
aicep Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency is a government agency focused in encouraging the best foreign companies to invest in Portugal and contribute to the success of Portuguese companies abroad in their internationalization processes or export activities.
AICEP is your “one-stop-shop” Agency, and reliable partner, whenever you are looking to invest or buy Portuguese services or products.
aicep Portugal Global is present in Stockholm for a long time and has been supporting Portuguese companies that have shown interest in the Swedish market as well as supporting Swedish investments in Portugal.
In the area of trade and internationalization, develops its activities through a defined plan of goals and target sectors, namely: food and wine, fashion, household, industrial, construction and construction materials and ICT (1).
At the same time, encourages Swedish investments in Portugal, focusing on the following sectors: automotive, aeronautics, industrial, life sciences and business services.
The main activities developed by AICEP´s international network are:
- Market Research and identification of business opportunities (1) for Portuguese companies;
- Development of specific promotional activities of Portugal and/or Portuguese products and services in the foreign markets;
- Identification of local business partners for Portuguese companies;
- Assisting Portuguese companies to implement their business plans in the foreign markets;
- Advising local companies interested in investing in Portugal;
- Counselling Portuguese companies interested in investing in the foreign market;
- Supplying local importers with information regarding Portuguese companies, its goods and services.
We are a very flexible, dynamic and enthusiastic team, ready to support all the companies that want to expand their businesses into Sweden.
Should you need any support in the market feel free to contact us:
Carlos Moura, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Drottninggatan 108, 2 TR, SE 113-60 Stockholm, Sweden