Swedish-american chamber of commerce

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  • 21 Oct 2016 8:51 AM | SACC-Georgia (Administrator)

    On Thursday October 20, 2016, The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Georgia organized a company tour our corporate member, Swedish company Elanders, in Acworth. Stefan Danielsson, Director of Finance, Quality & Administration at Elanders USA, showed us through two of their impressive printing plants and warehouse facilities. The morning ended with a breakfast during which we enjoyed a presentation of their worldwide operations – the Group operates in more than 18 countries on four continents – ending with an interesting Q&A focused on the future of their man industries including the possible challenges and solutions which they may face or undergo. Elanders expanded into the USA in 2008 and has since then experienced tremendous growth, both nationally and internationally.

    Elanders is a global supplier of integrated solutions in the areas supply chain management, print & packaging and e-commerce. Their most important markets are China, Germany, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom and the USA. Their major customers are primarily companies within the Automotive, Consumer Electronics or Industrial Manufacturing Industry.

    Thank you to all of who attended this event! We look forward to seeing you again at our next company tour which will be held in Kennesaw on Thursday November 17th at Swedish company Regal Lager, a distributor of high quality baby and children’s products! The theme will be regulations for international imports and how they might be affected after the election. Stay tuned for more detailed information!

  • 13 Oct 2016 8:52 AM | SACC-Georgia (Administrator)

    SACC-Georgia visits Stockholm-based Corporate Member Kilpatrick Townsend

    Stockholm, October 5, 2016

    Board Member Martin Koepenick, founder of Innova International, who also is Chairman of SACC-Georgia’s Marketing Committee, visited our Stockholm-based corporate member Kilpatrick Townsend, and was welcomed by associate Glenn Nyström and trainee Emilia Strömberg. Emilia just returned to Stockholm after spending 1 year in Atlanta, during which she completed a Masters of Laws degree from Emory University School of Law, while also being part of SACC-Georgia’s team. The international law firm’s Swedish office, with 30 lawyers, officially joined the Chamber last year, as they have a great interest in expanding their network in the U.S., where Kilpatrick Townsendhas no less than 15 offices – one of them being located in Atlanta; the heart and business center of the Southeast.

    They discussed Kilpatrick Townsend’s U.S. Desk in Stockholm, among other topics, and we were very pleased to finally meet them in person and learn more about their operations. It is always interesting to engage with members who are based in both of our active regions – the State of Georgia and Sweden. That is also the case with our Swedish corporate members Thomas Concrete and Qmatic, with their Swedish offices being located on the west coast, in Gothenburg and Mölndal. As a Chamber of Commerce, we are always looking for ways to facilitate meetings, introductions and business opportunities across the borders. 

    Learn more about Kilpatrick Townsend’s Stockholm office here.

    We hope to continue fostering good relationships across the Atlantic ocean with our members, partners and other collaborators in Sweden through company visits, networking events/forums/seminars (which you can see more of below) and delegation trips whenever our Board of Directors and other members have the opportunity to go there. We are hoping to be able to meet many more at Amerikadagen (America Day) in Gothenburg (March 22, 2017), an excellent 1-day conference dedicated to connecting Swedish and American businesses with each other, while exploring themes, trends and topics relevant to both countries. For those interested in networking with the Swedish-American business community in the U.S. – SACC Summit in Washington D.C.  (November 2-3, 2016) provides an excellent opportunity to do so.


    13th Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum 

    Stockholm, October 5, 2016

    A mix of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, university and government leaders came together to accelerate successful ventures to the U.S. On behalf of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Georgia, Innova’s Martin Koepenick attended the event, who is pictured above with Per Ericson, entrepreneur founder of Graytec AB, and Anne Lidgard, Director of Vinnova’s Silicon Valley office.


    Says Martin, “A lot of energy was in the air, as Swedish entrepreneurs talked about their latest inventions and desire to market in the U.S. Venture capitalists from the U.S. and Sweden were upbeat about more Swedish breakthroughs to come. Software, Apps, and industrial offerings to lower water and energy consumption were key topics. California’s Silicon Valley is their principal focus, but Atlanta could be emerging.  And don’t forget Minnesota, especially for health care. Stay tuned for some possible developments in the works for Atlanta.”

    The forum was organized by ESRI in concert with the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden.

     

    Text: Sabina Woldai

  • 12 Oct 2016 8:53 AM | SACC-Georgia (Administrator)

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    SACC-Georgia’s 31st Annual Lucia Gala

    The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Georgia welcome you to register for our 31st Annual Lucia Gala in Atlanta on December 17, 2016!

    Read more about the event and RSVP now

    Take the opportunity to sponsor one of the biggest cultural celebrations within the Swedish-American community in the Southeast! Contact our Business Development Coordinator Carl Dunger at carl.dunger@sacc-georgia.org to learn more about our splendid sponsorship package!

    Or why not donate an item, gift or experience to our Silent Auction? It would be great exposure for your business including wide-ranging marketing and promotion of your services through our international network and communication channels.

    If you know a Swede or Swedish company who have made a remarkable impact in Georgia, we would love for you to nominate them for our Swedish Excellence Award, which will be presented at our 31st Annual Lucia Gala.

    For any questions or queries regarding the event, our Swedish Excellence Award or Silent Auction, please contact us at info@sacc-georgia.org.

    We look forward to seeing you on December 17th!

    Best wishes,

    SACC-Georgia

  • 29 Sep 2016 8:55 AM | SACC-Georgia (Administrator)

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    Interested in International Business and Trade?  What about Business Administration in an international and dynamic environment?

    As an intern at The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia you will get the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. We are now looking for driven and hardworking individuals with a can-do mindset. You will need to be able to work independently under supervision and simultaneously be involved in various projects. Being service minded is as important to us as your professional skills.

    The position is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is home to more than 440,000 people and at the center of the 9th largest U.S. metro region with over 5.5 million citizens. Atlanta hosts the U.S. headquarters to world-renowned companies such as Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, SunTrust Bank and CNN. Atlanta is the business hub of the Southeastern U.S., offering southern charm and world-class sophistication.

    Check out our open intern positions below:

    SACC-Georgia Business Development Intern 2017

    SACC-Georgia Marketing and Event Intern 2017

    Apply today! Click on the job descriptions for application details.

     

    About SACC-GA

    The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Georgia, SACC-Georgia, is a non-profit organization which offers its members business services, events, develops and cultivates business opportunities and relationships through a unique international business community. The primary objective of SACC-Georgia is to encourage and promote an exchange of business, trade, investment, technology and culture between Sweden and the state of Georgia. SACC-Georgia is one of 19 regional chambers across the United States, cooperating under the umbrella of SACC-USA based in Washington, D.C.

  • 16 Sep 2016 8:56 AM | SACC-Georgia (Administrator)

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    Swedish Excellence Award

    Do you know someone that has done something outstanding in Georgia? They could be making our planet greener, our children healthier or our economy stronger!

    This award will be given to a person or company with Swedish connections that has made a tremendous impact within the Swedish-American Community and contributed to bettering our community!

    The award winner will be presented at our 31st Annual Lucia Gala.

     

    Please email us at  info@sacc-georgia.org with your nomination!

  • 9 Sep 2016 8:56 AM | SACC-Georgia (Administrator)

    On Thursday September 8, 2016, The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Georgia organized a guided tour and lunch at fully sustainable, nature-based community development Serenbe, just outside of Atlanta, in Chattahoochee Hill Country. The founder, Steve Nygren, is of Swedish descent and was inspired by Scandinavian architecture and lifestyle when creating this unique eco-society. SWEA Atlanta were co-hosts. Read more about Serenbe here.


  • 22 Aug 2016 8:57 AM | SACC-Georgia (Administrator)

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    The Swedish Mobile Passport Station is Coming To Atlanta!

    Date: Wednesday October 26 – Thursday October 27, 2016
    Location: Elekta, 400 Perimeter Center Terrace, Atlanta, GA 30346

    The Embassy of Sweden offers a special consular service by using a Mobile Passport Station that enables Swedish citizens to apply for regular passports at a number of Swedish Consulates in the U.S.

    The Swedish Mobile Passport Station will visit Atlanta, GA on October 26-27.

    Detailed information of how to register can be found here:
    Press Release Swedish Mobile Passport Station October 26-27 2016

    As spaces are limited for this popular returning and high-demand session, we advise you to sign up at your earliest convenience to ensure your spot.

    We look forward to welcoming you on October 26-27!

    Best Wishes,
    SACC-Georgia & The Consulate of Sweden in Atlanta

  • 10 Jun 2016 8:59 AM | SACC-Georgia (Administrator)

    Company Tour & Exclusive Luncheon with members of SACC-Georgia at Swedish company Thomas Concrete with Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States, on June 6, prior to the National Day Celebrations in the evening.


  • 6 Jun 2016 8:59 AM | SACC-Georgia (Administrator)


    SACC-Georgia, The Consulate of Sweden in Atlanta and SWEA Atlanta would like to Thank You for your attendance at Sweden Day 2016!

    With roughly 160 attendees in the beautiful and historical Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park, it turned out to be a sensational Swedish summer celebration in style, gathering a diverse group including members and friends of the Swedish-American community in Atlanta, as well as international guests, local dignitaries, state officials, business partners and media representatives.

    Honorary guest, His Excellency Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States and Mikael Norin, Honorary Consul of Sweden in Atlanta, delivered some interesting, inspiring and insightful speeches on Sweden, Georgia and the U.S. Petite Auberge had prepared a delicious Swedish Smorgasbord and Ulrika and her team provided excellent entertainment, in tune with our National Day festivities, showcasing Swedish musical culture. Stay tuned for more clips from the evening!

    For more in-depth information about the Ambassador’s visit, please read Global Atlanta’s article, which outlines the highlights of his first ever, exclusive 1-day visit to Atlanta on June 6, 2016 – a historical day.

    The evening would not have been possible without our fantastic sponsors:

    Platinum Sponsor: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    Gold Sponsors: Thomas ConcreteEmbassy of Sweden in Washington D.C.

    Silver Sponsors: Arnall Golden GregorySWEA, CMN Corporate Advisors, Scandinavian Festival

    Bronze Sponsor: Autoglo

    In-Kind SponsorsThe Coca-Cola CompanyKopparberg CiderSwedish DreamishPetite AubergeRevivalGeorgia AquariumFado Irish PubTurnerGordon BierschLandmark Theatres Midtown Art Cinema.

    Special thanks to our talented photograher Bryan Thien, who captured the evening beautifully in the pictures below, which also can be found here.

    We wish you a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you again soon!

    Best regards,

    SACC-Georgia

  • 1 Jun 2016 9:00 AM | SACC-Georgia (Administrator)

    Björn Lyrvall is Ambassador of Sweden to the United States. His previous diplomatic stations include Leningrad, Moscow and London. Prior to this current role, he served as Director General for Political Affairs at Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm. He has also been posted at Sweden’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels and worked alongside Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, as Special Advisor in his role as EU negotiator and International High Representative in Bosnia and Hercegovina, as well as the United Nations Special Envoy on the Balkans in 1999.

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    We are pleased, proud and honored to have him as our Honorary Guest for Sweden Day 2016 during his exclusive and highly anticipated visit to Atlanta, Georgia, which will include meetings with Swedish companies, Georgia officials and international local dignitaries. Read more about his personal perspective and position on being the official representative of Sweden in the U.S. – a challenging yet interesting and fulfilling role in which one is faced with tackling a number of issues on both national and international level. Here more about what his thoughts on Swedish-U.S. relations are below!

    Where in Sweden are you from?

    I am from Borlänge, an industrial city in the province of Dalarna, in the heartland of Sweden.

    Have you ever been to Atlanta?

    No, not to visit but I have passed through Atlanta numerous times. I know that it is a hub in the U.S. and an important state for Swedish businesses.

     What is your impression of Georgia?

    I was driving through Georgia with my parents during the end of the 70’s, when I was a student. However, I have not spent much time there but I would like to get to know it better. It is home to 45 000 Swedes and an important state for us. Of course, I watched the Olympics in ’96 and I know that there have been several dynamic developments in recent years.

    What do you enjoy most about being the Ambassador of Sweden to the United States?

    Meeting with people in this great country, promoting healthy relations and pursuing a broad agenda.

     

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    How would you describe the essence of Swedish-U.S. relations?

    Strong historical ties. We unify and collaborate around various topics including innovation and entrepreneurship, but also in tackling global challenges, security issues, trade and the refugee crisis in Europe. I would like to highlight that Swedish-U.S. relations have strengthened enormously over the last few years. The Nordic Summit, which was held a few weeks ago in the White House, where President Obama invited all Nordic head of states, was a good example underlying the importance of the very strong bonds between Sweden and the U.S. 

     Living in the U.S., what do you miss about Sweden?

    I miss my family and relatives back home and I love to go back and either go cross-country skiing or visit my red cottage in Dalarna. However, I really love living in the U.S. and I feel very fortunate to have this position.

    We look forward to welcoming Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States, on June 6 for SACC-Georgia 3rd Annual Sweden Day Celebrations in Atlanta!

     

    Text: Sabina Woldai

ABOUT SACC-GEORGIA

The primary objective of SACC-Georgia is to promote an exchange of business, trade, investment, technology and culture between Sweden and the state of Georgia. SACC-Georgia is one of 19 regional chambers across the United States, cooperating under the umbrella of SACC-USA based in Washington, D.C.

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