Swedish-British Summit 2020: Outer Thinking

3 December, 10:30am - 5:00pm
The Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, 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 2020 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. 

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.

Booking information

SCC member price: £99
Non-member price: £297

Terms & Conditions

Bookings are non-refundable, but at the discretion of the organiser, you can change the name of the person attending. For this, please contact events@scc.org.uk

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Highlights from Swedish-British Summit 2019: Outer thinking

On 5 December 2019, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomed 200+ guests to the Swedish British Summit 2019: Outer Thinking at the Ham Yard Hotel in central London.

Confirmed speakers

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.

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.
Nik Gowing

Nik Gowing

Director and Founder of Thinking the Unthinkable

Nik Gowing was the main news presenter for BBC World News (1996-2014), and he has 35 years of analytical experience in diplomacy, defence and international security. In 2018 Nik Gowing, along with Chris Langdon, released the book Thinking the Unthinkable: A new imperative for leadership in the digital age.
Rikard Grip

Rikard Grip

Games Preparation Director, The Swedish Olympic Committee

Marielle Lindgren

Marielle Lindgren

CEO, Ericsson UK and Ireland

Marielle is the CEO of Ericsson UK and Ireland, supporting Telecom Operators and Service Providers bring cutting-edge communication technology to industry and society. She leads a team of 3,400 ICT experts across the UK and Ireland in supporting customers’ business growth through continuous technology transformation. Having joined Ericsson in 2000, Marielle has held many different senior roles within the organisation, including Head of Customer Unit UK, Vice President & Key Account Manager for several major UK operators, Head of Marketing for Global Services business unit in Sweden and heading multiple Product Management organisations in Sweden. Marielle is also a member of the leadership team for Ericsson Europe and Latin America.

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.
Rikard Steiber

Rikard Steiber

President Viveport and SVP Virtual Reality, HTC Vive

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