Dear Members of CLS,
Some of us recently arrived residents in this wonderful country,
have given some thought to how to mitigate our obvious lack of knowledge of
important elements of the structure of our new home country Portugal.
Previously, whether it has been in Sweden or elsewhere in the world
where we have been professionally active, we have taken such in-depth
knowledge about the political, economical and cultural infrastructure for
granted. And, needless to say, a prerequisite for adjusting and
The reasons why not here, are obvious. Few of us command
(yet!) Portuguese sufficiently enough to follow news media. Of equal
importance, we have less opportunities for interaction with local friends,
colleagues, customers and other such interactive parties, that comes
naturally with the workplace environment most of us have left behind.
Still, out of habit, we yearn for that sense of understanding and
participation in what happens around us.
Also, we owe it to our new host country. Many of us are here
on very beneficial terms, the least we can do in return is to pay attention
and show some interest. We may even have something to offer.
So, welcome to "Discover
Portugal!". The format is as follows:
- A series of dinners directed to people whom are
newly arrived in Portugal or have an interest in expanding their network.
- An intimate setting with maximum attendance of some
- The venues to be an attraction in themselves.
- Offering an excellent three-course dinner in a nice
- Topics covering different aspects of business and
public life in Portugal.
- Well known Portuguese speakers with events held in
- Room for ensuing discussions and follow-up
- An element of charity
Dresscode: Jacket with
Dr. António Lobo Xavier
“The Political System in
VENUE: Tivoli Palácio Hotel
We hope you share our ambitions behind this program. Please
register soonest, it’s on first come-first serve. And please bring your
spouse or a partner!
Câmara de Comércio
We would appreciate your respective inscription as well as
payment by Tuesday,
April 1stÂÂ in order to ensure your place.
Please fill in the inscription form that follows below and return it via
mail to: email@example.com *use your surname as
We would appreciate that you confirm the reception of this
Next Dinner:Â May 15th
“Who Owns Portugal”
SPEAKER: Pedro Rebelo de Sousa
The cost to the participants are the following:
- € 100 per individual participant
- € 50 for spouse or partner
- € 50 donation to an organization or cause chosen by the
N. de Contribuinte*: