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





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

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


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.

10.30   Study visit TBC

12.00   Lunch

13.30    Study visit TBC

15.00    Study visit TBC

17.00    End of Program

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.

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