31 Aug – 1 Sep Study Trip to Stockholm – World Trade Day by Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Stockholm dynamic Start up Scene

Thursday 31 August 2017
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Welcome to join The Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Study Trip

to learn more about Stockholm’s start up and innovation scene and

to participate at the World Trade Day 2017 by Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

“Cities as Engines of Trade”


The Swedish Chamber of Commerce invites you to sign up for our annual 2-day Study Trip. We will visit Stockholm – the heart f Scandinavia to learn more about its dynamic start up scene and how the city’s entrepreneurial culture has nourished numerous successful global companies.

Day one we will start at the Royal Dutch Embassy for two very interesting presentations about Innovation and Start up Stockholm.  After lunch we will continue to Konsert Huset for the World Trade Day 2017 where prominent speakers will be highlighting the role global citities play in enchansing and supporting international commerce, and sharing their insights. The information technology and transportation revolutions, the rapid rise of emerging markets, finance globalization and the brisk use of global value chains have intensified international trade. Internationalization is becoming ever-more significant, so cities are playing an increasingly prominent role in the global economy. With its inflow and outflow of people, ideas, capital and trade, a truly global city is an entity that boosts job creation, innovation and growth. Despite the positive impact of global cities, there is an anti-trade rhetoric reaction and a looming threat of protectionism. The World Trade Day is organized in collaboration by Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with ICC Sweden and Trade Partners Sweden/Agenturföretagen.

Our second day in Stockholm will consist of a number of inspiring study visits to some of the most promising up-and-coming Swedish start-ups envirionments starting in the moring at SUP46. The other companies will be reveald soon on this site.

The program starts at 10.00 on August 31, 2017 and end at 17.00 on September 1, 2017. Welcome to see the full Program and other details below.

Photo: Bjön Ohlin/Image Bank Sweden



Brunkebergstorg 4, 111 51 Stockholm


Thursday August 31, 2017

Visit to the Embassy of the Netherlands
– Presentation by Wilco Schuttelaar, Officer of Innovation Technology & Science Hollan Innovation
– Presentation by Wadih El-Achkar, Director Start-Up Stockholm

Lunch at Erik’s Hilton Slussen – own costs

Registration and coffee World Trade Day, Consert Hall Stockholm

Ms. Maria Rankka, CEO The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Cities Regions and Globalization

Professor Greg Clark, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution International
Advisor on the Metropolitan Strategic Plans of major global cities

Innovation and Technology’s Contribution to Growth and Job Creation

Mr. Mikael Damberg, the Swedish Minister of Enterprise and Innovation

The Atlanta Way

Mr. Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta Gerogia (TBC)

An Historic Perspective on Free Trade

Mr. Alexander Huseby, CEO of the Centre for Business History

Trade Matters – Explaining the Benefits of Trade

Ms. Lena Johansson reveals the winner of ICC Sweden’s Free Trade Award

Success through Trade – Moderated Discussion

Ms. Kristina Lindhe, CEO of Lexington
Mr. Kaj Möller, President of Sweco International
Professor Greg Clark, Senior Fellow at the Brooking Institution

Business Trade and Cities – The Way Forward

Ms. Maria Rankka, CEO of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, Chief Economist The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Networking Reception
Showcasing New Fashion/Tech Products – Geek Meets Chic
The Association of Trade Partners Sweden and The Swedish Fashion Council

Mingel togehter with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce at TAK

Dinner at HOBO – own costs

Friday September 1, 2017

09.00 Visit to SUB46 (Start-Up People of Sweden) Regeringsgatan 65

Startup Hub SUP46 was founded in 2013 to gather the startup community. Through the world-class ecosystem of investors, advisors and partners, members are offered a competitive advantage. Located in the heart of Stockholm, it is home to more than 60 startups and a natural meeting place for the startup community. Only the most exciting and innovative companies from all over Sweden, within tech, are accepted as members. The meeting and co-working space was founded by Jessica Stark, Sebastian Fuchs and Nathalie Nylén. The aim was to build a paradise for startups, offering everything the teams needed in order to quickly scale and grow their business. The vision for SUP46 is that all startup members will become global game-changers.


Tipser.com is a Stockholm-based platform for dsitributed e-commerce through digital pop-up shops. Tipser´s services for shoppable content and native pop-up shops are creating a new and direct revenue stream for publishers and bloggers. They think that E-commerce should be like a streaming service: Accessible, independent of platform and located where the audience is. The service allows merchant and brand-partners to display and sell their products through the biggest publishing houses and blog networks. Tipsers users are platform owners, mainly blog networks and digital magazines, with a desire to sell products with relevance to their content. The typical business partner is any mono- and multi-brand retailer seeking the opportunity to sell it´s products on multiple platforms. On the other side of the transactions are the consumers who are equipped with a personal, tag-along shopping cart, including a universal checkout that allows them to collect their favorite products from thousands of blogs and magazines, and checkout whatever they wish, wherever, and whenever they wish.

12.00   Lunch at Hotel Diplomat – own costs

14.00   Study visit TBC

17.00    End of Program

Welcome to Hobo – an exclusive welcome offer for our participants of the Study Trip

Hobo is a new boutique hotel in Brunkebergstorg, central Stockholm – but it’s far more than just a hotel. Hobo is our idea of community. A place where we live, work, create, learn and have fun together. 201 hotel rooms, plus two floors of bar and restaurant, a café, a stage and SPACEby, our pop-up area for collaborations between local creators, us and our guests.

Welcome to Hobo!


We are very pleased to offer a special price for the participants of the Swedish Chamber Study Trip to Stockholm between 31 Aug and 1 Sep at the new and trendy hotel HOBO for the price of SEK 1050 for a single room including breakfast, wifi and btw.


All guests are welcome to make their own reservation by sending an email to groups@hobo.se with the reference  2121GR000559 and pay when checking out.

This offer is valid until August 7, 2017.


Brunkebergstorg 4, 111 51 Stockholm


Participation Fee

195 Euro per person including Program and Entrance to the World Trade Day 2017. All other costs on own expences.

We kindly request all participants to take care of their own flights and hotel reservations. However, we are at this moment looking for special rates for the participants at some of very Stockholms very most innovative hotels.

Registration details

Welcome to register by using the registration button for digital registration or send an email to events@swedishchamber.nl before August 1, 2017.

No refund possible after August 5, 2017.

For Hotel reservation please see our exclusive offer at HOBO above.

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