May 28, 2020 Webinar: Emerging stronger on the other side

Thursday 28 May 2020
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Unprecedented times. But at some point, society and business will return to some sort of normalcy again. But what awaits us at the end of the pandemic? What will constitute the new normalcy? Welcome to this webinar, on how businesses and society can emerge strongly on the other side of the pandemic. What issues will we have to confront and what future opportunities will arise?


May 28, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK hosted a webinar within our “Outer Thinking” series, focused on how businesses and societies can emerge stronger on the other side of the pandemic.

Lord Gerry Grimstone, UK Minister for Investment: “People did not understand their supply chains (…) It was a bowl of spaghetti”

Tom Johnstone, Chairman at Husqvarna Group: “We are going to see a much more regionalised and resilient supply chain”

Helene Barnekow, CEO of Microsoft Sweden: “The speed at which organisations have changed has been dramatic”, “let’s not lose that can do feeling” and “let’s not go back to drowning in complexity”.

Tove Lifvendahl, Political Editor in Chief Svenska Dagbladet: “What we are seeing now will create a new demand from citizens on their politicians”

Mikael Sorensen, CEO at Handelsbanken UK: “If you would have asked me two months ago if we could run a business with 2,500 people remotely, I would have said no. But it worked”

Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks: “Huge investments need to be made, in 5G and so forth, to get the economy going again”.


Speakers: Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, Helene Barnekow, CEO of Microsoft Sweden, Lord Gerry Grimstone of Boscobel Kt, Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Tom Johnstone, CBE, Chairman of the Board, Husqvarna Group, Tove Lifvendahl, Political Editor-in-Chief at Svenska Dagbladet, Mikael Sorensen, CEO of Handelsbanken UK Moderated by Nik Gowing, Director and Founder of Thinking the Unthinkable and former BBC news anchor.


More speakers and detailed agenda to follow. 




About the webinar

This Seminar is organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK.

Read more and sig up on the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK’s website:




Participation Fee

SCC member price: Free
YP member price: Free
Non-member price: £30

Registration details

Please register for the webinar by using the booking form on the SCC UK website:

or send an email to

Upon registration, you will be sent information on how to connect to the webinar.