Swedish British Summit 2019: Outer Thinking

5 December, 11:00-17:00
The Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, London 

Sweden and Britain celebrate centuries of friendship and trade, and our business and political spheres are tightly interlinked as a result of it. At the Swedish-British Summit we look at our joint future ahead, the challenges, and how we can learn from each other. “Outer Thinking” is about 21st century leadership, bringing together business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and academics from both Sweden and the United Kingdom, to address the greater trends facing us, from tech to climate change, the future workforce or global trade.

 

This is Outer Thinking

In a world where brands and businesses, business models and processes are constantly challenged and disrupted at a rapid pace, what makes good, sustainable and successful leadership? At this half-day conference we will be discussing the key trends facing any business today – from artificial intelligence to sustainability and continuous learning – and looking forward to the business of tomorrow. 

21st century leadership

At your service will be leading speakers from both Britain and Sweden, from both business and the political sphere. Join some of the greatest thinkers on both sides of the North Sea, and discuss 21st century leadership.

Agenda

10.30
Registration and breakfast

11.00
Welcome
Peter Sandberg, Managing Director, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

11.05
Outer thinking, and 21st century leadership
Master of Ceremonies
Helene Barnekow, CEO, Microsoft Sweden

11.15
Sweden and Britain: 365 years of trade and friendship
TBC

11.30
The Rt Hon Secretary of State for International Trade

11.45
Security in a changing world
Micael Johansson, President & CEO, Saab

12.00
Panel
Global leadership: what is 21st century leadership?
How do countries and business position themselves, how can we relate to the world around us?
Micael Johansson, President & CEO, Saab
Linda Griffin, VP Public Policy, King
Andrew Mitchell, H.M. Trade Commissioner for Europe
Fraser Nelson
, Editor, The Spectator
Moderated by Helene Barnekow, CEO, Microsoft Sweden

12.30
TBC

12.40
Living and breathing technology
How is the technological revolution defining leaders, and are we defined by technological advancement?
Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
Luke Griffiths, General Manager, Klarna
Edward Hallett, Managing Director, iZettle UK
Christoffer Malmer, Head of SEBx
Moderated by William Godfrey, Chief Strategy Officer, Founders Factory

13.15
Lunch

 


14.15
Panel
Real impact, real sustainability
Moving from symbolic gestures to real impact, how are businesses and regulators changing the world? Are we moving quickly enough?
Sir Vince Cable, MP for Twickenham and former Leader of the Liberal Party
Daniel Franklin, Executive and Diplomatic Editor, The Economist
Peter Jelkeby, Chief Sustainability Officer and Country Retail Manager UK & Ireland, IKEA
Dr Stephen Lorimer, Smart London Strategy and Delivery Officer, Greater London Authority
Michael Sheren, Senior Advisor, Bank of England
Moderated by: TBC

14.45
From caveman to avatar
Dr. Katarina Gospic, Director of Neuroscience at Spinview

15.00
Keynote
Dame Carolyn Fairbarn, Director general, CBI

15.10
Panel
Smart people, smart workforce
Attracting, retaining and developing people – what is the role of the 21st century leader? With technology advancements, what is the role of people in the future?
Steve Edge, Owner and Creative Director, Steve Edge Design
Magdalena Gerger, CEO, Systembolaget
Niklas Nordström, Mayor of Luleå
Marie Wall, Swedish Ministry of Enterprise
Moderated by: Gabriel Mellqvist, EFN News

15.45
Learning across borders
Summit conclusions
Master of Ceremonies
Helene Barnekow, CEO, Microsoft Sweden

15.50
Leaving you with the power of memory
Rufus Wiena, Neuro magician

15.55
Thank you and closing
Jan Olsson, Chairman, Swedish Chamber of Commerce and CEO Nordics, Deutsche Bank

16.00
Drinks reception

Booking options

Swedish-British Summit (only)
Member rate: £90
Non-member rate: £270

3 for 2 to the Swedish-British Summit (only applicable to colleagues)
Member rate: £180
Non-member rate: £540

Swedish-British Summit + Annual Christmas Luncheon (members only)

The Swedish-British Summit takes place the day before the Annual Christmas Luncheon. Why not book a package and attend both events? Learn more about the Annual Christmas Luncheon here. To book the package, we kindly ask you to pay via this payment link, and it is important that you comment your payment with "Summit and Luncheon". If you prefer, you can email your enquiry to the events team and we will help you with the registration and payment events@scc.org.uk.

Swedish-British Summit (5 Dec) & Annual Christmas Luncheon (6 Dec) Package (members only)
Member rate: £239

Confirmed speakers and panellists so far

Hélène Barnekow

Hélène Barnekow

CEO, Microsoft Sweden

Hélène Barnekow has more than 25 years of experience from the IT and Telecom industry. Prior to joining Microsoft in December 2018, Hélène worked as the CEO of the Telco company, Telia Sweden. Earlier in her career she was Head of Field & Partner Marketing at EMC in Boston, USA, where she was awarded several grants for her excellent leadership and marketing achievements. She has also been assigned several leadership roles at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Hélène is part of the Board of Directors of GN Store Nord A/S and Kindred Group plc. In August 2019, Hélène launched her first book, Re:start, about valued-based leadership in a ever changing world.

Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable

Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable

MP for Twickenham and Leader of the Liberal Democrat party

Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable was Treasury Finance Officer for the Kenyan Government from 1966 to 1968. After being lecturer in Economics at Glasgow University, he worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a first secretary in the Diplomatic Service between 1974-1976. He was then appointed Deputy Director of the Overseas Development Institute, which involved a period working for the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry at the time as a special advisor. From 1983 to 1990, Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable worked as special advisor on Economic Affairs for the Commonwealth Secretary General.

Steve Edge

Steve Edge

Owner and Creative Director, Steve Edge Design

In 1982 Steve Edge established his own agency, Edge Design. Since then he has worked with some of the best-known names in the country, including Cartier, Dior, Skanska, Fortnum and Mason, Hamleys, Purdey Gun and Rifle Makers, and Essential Living. Steve believes that storytelling is key to successful branding. He works up close with clients to comprehend what makes them unique and incorporates this into the big idea behind the design. He is also a recognised public speaker, delivering inspiring talks at a variety of international events, including DO Lectures and TEDx, on why we should choose lateral over literal and inspiration over information.

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn

Director-General at CBI (Confederation of British Industry)

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn has been the Director General of the CBI since November 2015. As an economist, her career spans business, government and media. She was a partner at McKinsey and Director of Strategy at the BBC as well as at ITV. She started out as a journalist at The Economist and was a member of the No 10 policy unit from 1995-7. She has held NED board positions at FTSE firms Lloyds Banking Group, The Vitec Group and Capita plc, as well as at the Competition and Markets Authority, the UK Statistics Authority and the Financial Services Authority.

Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox

Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox

Secretary of State for International Trade

After graduating from medicine studies at the University of Glasgow, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox joined the Royal College of General Practitioners and worked as a Civilian Army Medical Officer as well as a volunteer divisional surgeon for St Johns, before moving to Buckinghamshire and Somerset to work as a GP. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Woodspring (North Somerset) in 1992. Ever since he has held numerous positions in the Conservative Party, including Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party and Shadow Foreign Secretary. Following the 2010 election, he became Secretary of State for Defence from May 2010 to October 2011, having held the post of Shadow Secretary of State for Defence since 2005.

Daniel Franklin

Daniel Franklin

Executive and Diplomatic Editor, The Economist

Daniel Franklin is Executive and Diplomatic Editor of The Economist. Since 2003 he has also been Editor of The Economist's annual publication, The World in..., which focuses on the year ahead. His book on long-term trends, Megachange: The World in 2050, was published in 2012; Megatech: Technology in 2050 followed in 2017. Mr Franklin joined The Economist in 1983 to write about Easterm Europe. He has been Europe Editor, Britain Editor, Washington Bureau Chief, Editorial Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit, Editor-in-Chief of Economist.com and the newspaper’s Business Affairs Editor. He chairs The Economist Educational Foundation.

Magdalena Gerger

Magdalena Gerger

CEO, Systembolaget

Magdalena Gerger is the CEO of Systembolaget AB since 2009. Magdalena is also Board Member of Investor AB and Svensk Handel, The Swedish Trade Federation. Some of her former positions include Board Member of Husqvarna AB, IKEA (Ingka Holding) och Svenska Spel. She was on sixth place on Veckans Affärer’s list over the 28 most powerful directors 2016.

William Godfrey

William Godfrey

Head of Products, Founders Factory

Dr Katarina Gospic

Dr Katarina Gospic

Director of Neuroscience at Spinview

Dr Katarina Gospic has 15 years of experience in brain research and neuroeconomics. She has studied an M.D., Ph.D. and M. Sc. in Physiology at Karolinska Institutet. In 2018 she started to work with e-health and prop tech as the Director of Neuroscience at the VR/AR company Spinview Global. She has been lecturing for 15 years, as well as has wide experience in teaching businesses how to implement abstract research into actions that boost health, performance and well-being. Dr Gospic is the author of seven books.

Mats Granryd

Mats Granryd

Director General, GSMA

As Director General, Mats Granryd leads the GSMA in supporting its global membership through a range of industry programmes, advocacy initiatives and industry-convening events. In 2016, Mats led the mobile industry in becoming the first sector to commit to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Supporting this, Mats serves on the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, the Business & Sustainable Development Commission and The B Team. Before joining the GSMA, Mats was President and CEO of Tele2 and also spent 15 years in a variety of roles at Ericsson.

Linda Griffin

Linda Griffin

VP Public Policy, King and co-founder, European Tech Alliance

Linda established and heads public policy at King, one of the world’s leading mobile games developers, with a network of 272 million monthly active users. She is also a co-founder of the European Tech Alliance (EUTA) and served as Chair from 2016-18. The EUTA is the first group to mobilise Europe’s digital scale-ups to work with policymakers to create a political and legislative landscape that supports the European tech ecosystem. Additionally, she sits on the board and is Vice President of the European Digital Media Association (EDiMA) in Brussels. Previously, Linda was Head of Policy Communications for Facebook EMEA, as well as an international political consultant working with governments in Asia and the Middle East.

Luke Griffiths

Luke Griffiths

Vice President and General Manager, Klarna UK

Luke Griffiths is Vice President and General Manager at Klarna UK. Having joined the company in 2016 he previously held a number of senior marketing positions at major global online retailer eBay. With a solid background in developing high-performing and engaging commercial campaigns across global territories, Luke has been a key driver in Klarna’s recent success both in the UK and globally.

Edward Hallett

Edward Hallett

Managing Director, iZettle UK

Edward jointed iZettle in 2014, coming from a financial advisory and investment banking background at Rothschild & Co. Before becoming Managing Director of iZetttle UK, his focus at iZettle was on Corporate Development and Strategic partnerships. He led the origination and execution of M&A related discussions for iZettle, including the acquisition of intelligent Point-of-Sale, a software company based in Edinburgh. Edward holds a PhD in Philosophy of Psychology from the University of Essex.

Peter Jelkeby

Peter Jelkeby

Country Retail Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA UK and Ireland

Micael Johansson

Micael Johansson

President & CEO, Saab

Dr Stephen Lorimer

Dr Stephen Lorimer

Smart London Strategy and Delivery Officer, Greater London Authority

Dr. Stephen Lorimer is an expert in public sector innovation and smart city technologies. He is now responsible for the Mayor of London’s programme to coordinate innovation in digital public services and policies in smart city technologies. Before his work for the Mayor, Dr Stephen Lorimer was a researcher of city technology plans and advanced transport spatial analysis in London and New York, after a career as an urban and transport consultant to local authorities across the UK, Ireland and France.

Christoffer Malmer

Christoffer Malmer

Head of SEBx

Christoffer joined SEB in 2011 and became a member of the Group Executive Committee as Head of the Wealth Management division in 2015. In 2016, he became Co-Head of the Corporate & Private Customers division. In April 2018 he was appointed Head of SEBx, a strategic initiative to explore new technologies and new customer offerings. Prior to joining SEB, he spent nine years at Goldman Sachs in London and two years advising Arrowgrass Capital Partners. Christoffer has a BA in International Business Administration.

Gabriel Mellqvist

Gabriel Mellqvist

Presenter and Reporter, EFN News

Gabriel Mellqvist is a Swedish journalist, reporting on economy and markets. He currently anchors the TV-show Börslunch on Stockholm based broadcaster EFN, ekonomi- och finansnyheterna. He has also worked for Reuters, and for 12 years at Dagens Industri - where he covered American business and politics as a New York correspondent between 2011 and 2016. Before that he was based in London as a UK Correspondent for the same paper. He has also co-authored the book United Stockholms of America.

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell

H.M. Trade Commissioner for Europe

Andrew Mitchell was appointed Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe in July 2018. Andrew is responsible for the British Government’s work to promote trade and investment with 32 countries around Europe. Andrew has 25 years’ experience in leading organisations in the public and private sector, most recently as Director in a British-based creative and communications agency with international clients among Olympic bid cities and Major Games hosts.

Fraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson

Editor, The Spectator

Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

Niklas Nordström

Niklas Nordström

Mayor of Luleå

Niklas Nordström is the Mayor of Luleå, a city in the North of Sweden. Niklas has reached national positions in Sweden's political and business communities. He was National Chairman for the governing party Social Democrats youth organization between 1995 and 1999. Before becoming Mayor of Luleå, Niklas was a Partner for many years at Prime, a leading Swedish PR and public affairs agency. He is also the Chairman for Business Sweden. In 2016, Niklas was awarded the title Politician of the Year.

Jan Olsson.

Jan Olsson.

Chairman, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Jan joined Deutsche Bank in 1988 and has held several positions within M&A, Structured Finance and Corporate Finance. He holds a BA from Pomona College, an MBA from Wharton, an MA from University of Pennsylvania, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from the London School of Economics.

Peter Sandberg.

Peter Sandberg.

Managing Director, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Peter Sandberg is Managing Director at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce since 2018. He holds an MSc in Political Science and Economics from Lund University and has previously worked in press and communications roles at the Swedish Embassy and Chamber of Commerce in London respectively. He has worked at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York City as Director of Program and VP, and when returning to London, joined the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association where he was part of the management team in his role as Director of Commercial Development & Membership.

Michael Sheren

Michael Sheren

Senior Advisor, Bank of England

Michael Sheren is a Senior Advisor within the Bank of England. He provides counsel and independent challenge to senior management on matters concerning, governance, financial markets and risk. Mr Sheren Co-Chaired the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group. Further, Mr Sheren is an active developer of innovative sustainable finance structures around the world. Mr Sheren was a founding contributor to the BoE’s Fintech Accelerator and remains on its steering committee. Prior to Joining the Bank, Mr Sheren spent over twenty-five years in the debt capital markets. Mr Sheren holds master’s degrees from Harvard, The London School of Economics and NYU.

Marie Wall

Marie Wall

Deputy Director Startups, Swedish Ministry of Enterprise

Marie Wall is the start-up director at the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. She has a M. Sc. in computer science from KTH. With experience both from start-ups and the innovation system, she is the bridge between the ministry and the start-up community. She started her career in IT research, but soon joined the 90’s start-up scene, where she was product manager in several start-ups and invested in start-ups through the venture capital company Speedventure and as a business angel. Marie has also spent time in Silicon Valley as technical attaché and as visiting scholar at Stanford University. Before joining the ministry, she was responsible for the national incubation program and setting up the industrial collaboration program “Strategic Innovation Programme” at Vinnova.

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