Together with The Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in Scotland, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK invites you to an exchange mission for Scottish and Swedish businesses, looking at the opportunities and support available when setting up in respective country, and helping you with an ecosystem boost.
The UK and Sweden are long-standing trade and investment partners with total trade value in the year up until April 2019 at £20.9 billion (ONS). The business and cultural exchange between Scotland and Sweden is extensive. Scotland as a region and country is known for its supportive business environment, talented people, and culture of innovation. In fact, more university spinouts are created in Scotland than anywhere else in the UK – including London. Sweden is a highly competitive and open economy, fostering innovation, and the government is proactively investing to promote growth.
Exchange session #1: May
If you and your business are interested in learning more about how to setup, expand to, do business or build connections with Scotland and Sweden, join us for this Scotland-Sweden exchange. Hear from our experts on how to manage setting up a business, the applicable laws for HR and recruitment and what customs and trade rules to follow. The exchange is interactive, and you will get the opportunity to ask questions and get unique access to a network that can help you in the process of setting up.
Exchange session #2: September
A second exchange will take place in September, focusing more on in-depth and sector-specific opportunities for Scottish and Swedish businesses, looking at e.g. food tech, energy & renewables, games, fintech and life sciences. You will meet successful entrepreneurs from respective region and learn about the opportunities available in Scotland and Sweden for your specific sector and business.
Agenda for session #1: May
Welcome and introduction
Seona Shand, Commercial Director, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
Overview of the Scottish and Swedish political relations
Andrew Bowie, Member of Parliament (MP) for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
H.E Torbjörn Sohlström, Swedish Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Panel discussion: Setting up in Scotland (incl. Q&A)
Claire Scott, Legal Director, Pinsent Masons
Louisa Cole, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons
Claire Herriot, Associate Director, Savills
Lorraine Neish, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, International Trade Documentation Manager
Opportunities and support available in the southern part of Sweden
Ulrika Ringdahl, Managing Director, Invest in Skåne
Panel discussion: Setting up in Sweden (incl. Q&A)
Fredrik Jonsson, Business Development Manager, Expansion Services, Invest in Skåne
Jonathan Herrlin, Business Developer, Logistics, Retail & Smart Cities, Invest in Skåne
Peter Jacobsson, Managing Director, Customs and Trade, Ecus
Lessons learned from setting up in Sweden and Scotland - hear from two companies about their experiences
This event is free and open for all to attend.
Please register for the event by using the booking form. Upon registration, you will be sent information on how to connect to the event.