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IKEA Braga. Swedish brand opens 4th unit in Portugal
IKEA opened the fourth store in Portugal, this time in Braga. The opening of the store with 22 000 m2 was attended by the minister of Economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral, the Swedish ambassador to Portugal, Caroline Fleetwood, the president da Câmara Municipal de Braga, Ricardo Rio and Director for IKEA Portugal, Christiane Thomas.
“Portugal has many qualities that the Swedes appreciate”
Interview with Swedish Ambassador to Portugal Honorable Mrs. Caroline Fleetwood
Swedish textile delegation to Portugal
From the 7th to 10th of November 2015 visited Swedish textile delegation Porto in northern Portugal. The visit is a follow up of the state visit by the President of Portugal Anibal Cavaco Silva held in Sweden in October in 2013.
The delegation consists of 13 companies, including the Swedish Fashion Council and innovation environment Smart Textiles in Borås.
Swedish textile companies show increasing interest in Portugal, both for production and market sales, says Ambassador Caroline Fleetwood. In addition, the Portuguese textile world-class research which could be of great interest to Swedish research in the textile sector.
The program began with a visit to the Textile Research Institute CITEVE. The program also includes business to business calls, company visits to textile producers, seminars about the connection between nanotechnology and textiles, and a presentation of the Swedish fashion industry which is the fastest growing industry in Sweden right now.
The head of the research institute CITEVE highlighted in his speech, several areas in which Portugal is a world leader and where there are opportunities to initiate cooperation with Swedish companies and research institutes.
The head of the small business department of Portugal's Export AICEP took off in his opening address, among other things, Portugal as a strategic partner for Swedish company with a focus on environmental awareness, innovation, and quality.
Business Sweden launched during the visit, the first cluster of companies in the creative industries, SymbioCreate, with a particular focus on Portugal.
This was the second time that the Swedish Embassy in Lisbon in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry, the Portuguese Trade Council AICEP and Business Sweden implements visit by a Swedish textile delegation to Portugal.
The number of participating companies and organizations were more than at last. This year we wanted to treat our participants to a tasty bite of Swedish innovative gastronomy.
Ana Paula Ribeiro (F& B Manager) and Chef Jimmy Leon
A small summary of the event The Volvo Ocean Race
The Volvo Ocean Race, the largest regatta around the world and one of the world's top three nautical events, arrived in Lisbon and during the days of 25 May and 7 June, turned Pedrouços dock in a top place to visit.
The Lisbon Race Village was a special place created for the public and offered a special opportunity for the people to see the sailors, boats and the whole structure of a competition like the Volvo Ocean Race. Fantastic free entertainment: concerts, ceremonies, celebrity appearances, and activities within the Volvo Ocean Race Experience were to be expected. Many stands of different kinds and different attractions for all ages were to see all around the village
With the special visit of the Crown Princess Victoria from Sweden, the event turned extra special. Crown Princess's first day in Lisbon began at the Academia das Ciências the Lisbon where the Academy of Sciences president Prof. Luís Aires-Barros was waiting for her. The Academy was founded by Queen Mary I in 1779 with the aim to promote and encourage scientific research.
Hosted by Caroline Fleetwood, Swedish ambassador to Portugal, a working lunch was held at the residence.
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Chef Jimmy Leon with the Crown Princess Victoria from Sweden,
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At 17.30 was the National Day reception at Volvo Pavilion
around 300 people attended the reception
Arriving of the Princess together with Knut Frostad, VD; Volvo Ocean Race
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With a lovely smile, here the Crown Princess is meeting and greeting the guests
|Skål. viva Sweden, viva Portugal|
Catering power by Jamie Oliver
Promotion of trade, investment, and Sweden
Trade and investment promotion aim at encouraging growth, full employment and development in Sweden by promoting exports, imports and foreign investment in Sweden. Creating a strong image of Sweden abroad is another means of promoting Sweden.
Food Art at Malmö Museum(Sweden)
Swedish design award 2008
with the present of His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland
Museum Vökerkunde Hamburg
Grand Cru,Wine club
with M. Chapoutier from France
Gastronomy Sweden's goal is to show and to help develop Sweden as a great culinary nation. We will bring Swedish Gastronomy in the world so that the world will come to Sweden.
We are a nation with a great sense of humor as well as with a great humor to create
- Chef Jimmy Leon from the residence of the Ambassador of Sweden, Caroline Fleetwood had the honour of the visit of the more and more well.-known The chef from Restaurant Mrs. Brown in Malmö Jorgen Lloyd. Together they served the dinner for the 30 prominent guests in honour of the State visit of the President of Portugal Anibal Cavaco Silva to Sweden. This dinner marked as well the beginning of the Swedish gastronomy week that will be hosted at the Bistro 100 Maneiras in Lisbon until the 28 of September.
fotos by Cristhian Pulgar