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Tuesday February 5, 2019 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM

We are delighted to invite you to our bi-annual Financial Forecast, this time presented by SEB.

“When economic tailwinds meet political headwinds”

5 February 2019

 Robert Bergqvist
Chief Economist,

Peter Ruskin
Deputy Head of Mission,
British Embassy Stockholm

Welcome to breakfast seminar with Robert Bergqvist, SEB’s Chief Economist, and Peter Ruskin, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy, review the macro economic outlook for 2019 from a Nordic perspective. They will also discuss the political impact of Brexit on the economic prospects for the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Date: 5 February 2019
Time: 7.45-9.00
Breakfast will be served.
Venue: SEB, Kungsträdgårdsgatan 8, Stockholm

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Friday February 8, 2019 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

In cooperation with Bonde Barzey Advokatbyrå AB, we are delighted to invite you to

“IP Legal Strategy for Building an international Brand”

8 February 2019

Ana-Maria Barbu
Bonde Barzey Advokatbyrå

Nina Barzey
Lawyer and Partner,
Bonde Barzey Advokatbyrå AB


This is a seminar for companies who wish to learn more about how to build their brands internationally in a legal strategic manner. Companies will also learn how to avoid common pit falls. You will come away from the seminar armed with legal strategies on how to build your brand and thus your company more efficiently.

Date: 8 February 2019
Time: 7.30-9.00
Breakfast will be served from 7.30 and the presentation begin at 7.45.
Venue: United Spaces, Klarabergsviadukten 63, Stockholm

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Tuesday February 19, 2019 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

We are delighted to invite you to a small roundtable breakfast discussion

“Future Business Opportunities”
19 February 2019

Welcome to this informal discussion with Fiona Satterly, Second Secretary, Political and Economic, British Embassy, on their work with prosperity and future business opportunities.

This is part of the BSCC’s series “monthly breakfasts”. The focus of the meetings is getting to know the members and sharing important information within the network.

Date:19 February 2019
Time:N.B. 8.15 – approx. 9.15
Breakfast will be served.
Venue:Waterfront Building, Klarabergsviadukten 63, Stockholm

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Thursday March 7, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

In cooperation with Michaël Berglund AB, we are delighted to invite you to

“Gender equality and business growth”
7 March 2019

Michaëla Berglund
Michaël Berglund AB

Niklas Uppenberg

Michaël Berglund AB together with AllBright offers an inspirational lecture to raise awareness and ensure that the strive for gender equality is anchored throughout the organization. The lecture contains statistics from the AllBright reports, facts about biases and structures that cause inequality and concrete advise on how to create change. With a focus on scientific research and practical examples we also look at common challenges regarding stereotypes and provide participants with insights on how working with gender equality can be good for business.

Date: 7 March 2019
Time: 7.30-8.45
Breakfast will be served from 7.30 and the presentation begin at 7.45.
Venue: Michaël Berglund AB, Strandvägen 5B, Stockholm

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Tuesday March 12, 2019 5:00 PM

In cooperation with Saab, we are delighted to invite you to

“Saab in the UK and in the World”
12 March 2019

Håkan Buskhe
CEO, Saab AB

Date: 12 March 2019
Time: 17.00-19.00
Venue: Saab Headquarters,
Olof Palmes Gata 17, Stockholm

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Thursday March 14, 2019 5:00 PM

In cooperation with Första AP-fonden, we are delighted to invite you to

“Sustainable Investing: AP-funds and a Corporate perspective”
14 March 2019

John Howchin
Secretary General,
AP-fund Council on Ethics

Sandra Åberg
Director of Investor Relations,

Institutional investors play an increasingly important role in Global sustainability, and Sweden has been at the forefront of this trend. Listen to John Howchin, AP Fund Council of Ethics, and Sandra Åberg, Essity, speak about recent changes, and the mutual benefits for investors and corporates.

Date: 14 March 2019
Time: 17.00-19.00
Venue: Första AP-fonden, Regeringsgatan 28, Stockholm

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Tuesday March 19, 2019 7:30 AM

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If you have any question, please contact Cecilia Stråberg

Wednesday March 20, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

In cooperation with AmCham, we are delighted to invite you to

“The end of Business as Usual”

Mats Granryd
Director General, GSMA, and Leader of Plan B

Date: 20 March 2019
Time: 17.00-19.00
Venue: Hamilton Advokatbyrå, Hamngatan 27, Stockholm

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Tuesday March 26, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

In cooperation with Vinge law firm, we are delighted to invite you to


“Update on Brexit”

26 March 2019

Erik Lagerlöf
Lawyer, Vinge law firm, and
Adjunct Professor, Stockholm School of Economics


Recent events in the UK have thrown doubt over the scheduled date of the British departure from the EU and how the parties may move forward from hereon. But Brexit is still meant to mean Brexit and companies exposed to the UK must prepare for immediate consequences of various Brexit scenarios and consider long term commitments.

Where in the Brexit process are we now, what are the effects in a short and long term perspective and how should risks and opportunities be addressed? Erik Lagerlöf, a lawyer at Vinge law firm and adjunct professor at the Stockholm School of Economics, will provide the latest updates and analyse what the British exit entails.

The session will be moderated by Rickard Ydrenäs, Ydrenäs Communications.

Date: 26 March 2019
Time: 17.00-19.00
Venue: NatWest Markets, Strandvägen 1, Stockholm


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Tuesday April 2, 2019 5:00 PM

In cooperation with AFS, Grant Thornton, AmCham, the French Chamber of Commerce, the Swiss Chamber of Commerce, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, and the Scandinavia Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, we are delighted to invite you to

“Preparing global leaders in a modern world”
2 April 2019


We invite global leaders and future global leaders from all generations to:

  • meet and share experiences of intercultural learning from young leaders in different types of leadership in the gig economy, in entrepreneurship and in corporations
  • prepare global leaders for tomorrow
  • prepare global companies for young leaders

The seminar will be interactive with discussions in small groups as well as a panel.

Date: 2 April 2019
Time: 17.00-19.30
There will be a drinks reception after the seminar.
Venue: Grant Thornton, Sveavägen 20, Stockholm

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If the event is “sold-out”, please contact Cecilia Stråberg

Please note: select the Chamber you are a member in when you register for the event.

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Sponsored by

Peter Bodin,
Global CEO, Grant Thornton

Peter Bodin is Global CEO of Grant Thornton, a global accounting organisation with about 50,000 people in over 130 countries. Peter is responsible for global leadership and management, including the implementation and execution of the global strategy. Peter Bodin became Global CEO on 1 January 2018 after 16 years leading Grant Thornton Sweden. He has served as an adviser on the Board of several companies in different industries and with various ownership structures.

Manon, Escoula,
Tefal OBH Nordica

Manon Escoula graduated last year from Grenoble Management School (GEM) where she studied international management courses. She is now working as a Product Manager in OBH Nordica, the Nordic subsidiary of Groupe SEB, worldwide leader in Small Household Equipment. She has already worked in other marketing positions for the company these last 2 years in both the headquarters in France and the Spanish subsidiary.

Juliette Joly-Le Gouic,
Exchange student from France

Juliette Joly-Le Gouic is 16 years old and comes from the West of France. She is currently an AFS exchange student for one year in Enskede and lives with a Swedish host family and goes to High School here. Her hobbies are surfing, swimming and playing the piano. Juliette is very curious and open minded with all her subjects. She wanted to go on the AFS program because “I would like to live one year to meet new people, a new culture, a new country and learn a new language. I really want to do my own experience and finally realize one of my dreams which is to live abroad”.

Niclas Karlsson,
CEO GSK Sweden

Niclas Karlsson started at the company as a pharmaceutical advisor in 1997 and has recently worked as Sales Force Compensation Lead for GSK Europe. He has also been CEO for COmmercial Excellence within GSK Europe, commercial director for Primary Care, Hospital Care, Vaccines and External Affairs within GSK Sweden.

Margareta Neld,
Chair of the Board, AFS Intercultural Programs Sweden

Margareta Neld is a management consultant, entrepreneur, experienced board executive, and author based in Stockholm. She was named Chairman of the Swedish AFS Intercultural Programs in 2016, and has deep knowledge of intercultural management and diversity. She founded and led for ten years Women In Progress, a board program and education for women in leading positions. SHe was an exchange student in the United States with AFS and will moderate the panel discussion.

Håkon Vist,
CEO Veolia Nordics

Håkon Vist is heading the Nordic operations of Veolia, the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 169 000 employees worldwide, Veolia designs and provides water, wast and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communitied and industries. Prior to joining the Veolia Group, Håkon was a consultant to the World Bank and the European Commission. He has lived and worked in six countries and speaks as many languages.

Mathias Wikström,
Founder of Doconomy and Chair of RKB Communication

Mathias Wikström is an international creative strategist and Founder of Doconomy and Chair of RKB Communication. He also serves as the personal advisor to a select few CEOs in sectors of Finance, FMGs and Digital. Mathias focuses on sustainable strategies in global businesses in Europe and Asia. He was an exchange student as a 15 year old to the US and has also studied in Germany and France.

Linnea Ymsén,
returnee USA 2013-2014

Linnea Ymsén is studying psychology at The University at Karlstad. She has been a board member at the sports association at the university and last year she helped organize Sweden’s biggest sport event for university students. Linnea was an exchange student in Houston, Texas 2013-2014. Since then she has been a volunteer for AFS. Most of her experience is from organizing and leading camps for exchange students as well as leading workshops in schools and for volunteers. She is part of Swedish Pool of Trainers and she really enjoys teaching others about intercultural learning – “that is a way to deepen my own knowledge”.