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.

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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
H.E. Mr Torbjörn Sohlström, Embassy of Sweden

11.25
TBC

11.40
Security in a changing world
Håkan Buskhe, former President & CEO, Saab

11.55
Panel
Global leadership: what is 21st century leadership?
How do countries and business position themselves, how can we relate to the world around us?
Håkan Buskhe, former President & CEO, Saab
Linda Griffin, VP Public Policy, King
Fraser Nelson
, Editor, The Spectator
Mark Prisk, former Business and Housing Minister & MP
Moderated by Nik Gowing, Thinking the Unthinkable

12.35
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

13.10
Lunch

 


14.10
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?
Peter Anderberg, Founder, Nordic Heat - The Smart City Alliance
Yalena Coleman
, Head of Accounts - Data & Demonstrators at Connected Places Catapult
Katrina Dowding
, Executive Vice President, Skanska UK
Peter Jelkeby, Chief Sustainability Officer and Country Retail Manager UK & Ireland, IKEA
Moderated by Daniel Franklin, Executive and Diplomatic Editor, The Economist

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

15.00
Keynote
Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, 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?
Tracey Davidson, Deputy CEO at Handelsbanken Plc
Steve Edge
, Owner and Creative Director, Steve Edge Design
Magdalena Gerger, CEO, Systembolaget
Niklas Nordström, former Chairman of the Board, Business Sweden
Marie Wall, Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation 
Moderated by: Gabriel Mellqvist, EFN News

15.45
Leaving you with the power of memory
Rufus Wiena, Neuro magician

15.55
Learning across borders
Summit conclusions
Master of Ceremonies
Helene Barnekow, CEO, Microsoft Sweden

16.00
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)

Please note that the Annual Christmas Luncheon 2019 is sold out and the package price is no longer applicable. 

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

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.

Håkan Buskhe

Håkan Buskhe

Former President and CEO, Saab AB

Håkan Buskhe is Member of the Board since 2011 and was President and CEO of Saab AB until November 2019. He is also Board member of Nefab AB and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD). His former positions include Board member of Vattenfall AB and of the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries (Teknikföretagen), Chairman of the Board of Directors Green Cargo AB and President and CEO of E.ON Nordic AB and E.ON Sverige AB.

Yalena Coleman

Yalena Coleman

Head of Accounts - Data & Demonstrators, Connected Places Catapult

Yalena draws on her 17 years of experience in the technology arena across various industries in Europe, Asia and Africa, including software development, IoT, digital strategy and cybersecurity. She has worked in air quality for many years and is currently Head of Data and Demonstrators at Connected Places Catapult, which facilitates the testing of new and emerging technologies in the advanced urban services sector and looks at innovative uses of urban data across the public and private sectors. 

Tracey Davidson

Tracey Davidson

Deputy CEO, Handelsbanken Plc

Tracey Davidson started her career at Barclays where she worked across the UK latterly in a variety of senior positions within the corporate and wealth management divisions. Tracey joined Handelsbanken in 2003 and accelerated her career quickly becoming Senior Vice President and Head of Northern UK in 2010 where she was also a member of Handelsbanken Group management. During this time Tracey was entrusted to lead an acquisition team to identify and acquire an investment and wealth management business in order to meet the demands of its UK customers. After the successful acquisition of Heartwood Wealth Management Tracey was appointed CEO in 2014. Tracey is also a board member at PIMFA and CISI. 

Katrina Dowding

Katrina Dowding

Executive Vice President, Skanska UK

Katrina Dowding started her career 30 years ago as a trainee quantity surveyor, now Executive Vice President at construction and development company Skanska with responsibility for the building and utilities operations in the UK. She is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and was named the Women in the City Woman of Achievement in 2013 and British Institute of Facilities Management Leader of the Year in 2016. She is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion and for furthering women’s and LGBTQ+ communities in construction.

 

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.

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) and 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.
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.
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

Peter began his IKEA career as a part time self-serve co-worker in the Gothenburg store. Since then he has worked all over the IKEA world, in Trading and Purchasing in Russia followed by a move to Vietnam, joining the IKEA Asia-Pacific team. In 2000, he joined IKEA UK and Ireland and held several positions including Store Manger IKEA Lakeside, Marketing Manager, Sales and Communications Manager and Deputy Retail Manager. He has spent the last nine years at Clas Ohlson AB, where he held various roles. Peter was acting CEO and prior to this he was Executive Vice President/COO as well as Director of Operations.

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.
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

Former Chairman of the Board, Business Sweden

Niklas Nordström is the former Chairman of the Board for Business Sweden and the former 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.

Mark Prisk

Mark Prisk

Former Business and Housing Minister & MP

Mark Prisk FRICS MP has been a Parliamentarian and company director over the last thirty years. He has a track record of leadership and delivery in both public and private sectors, as a non-executive director; having started and run his own business for ten years; and as a Government Minister (2010-13). In Government he served as Business and Housing Minister between 2010-2013 and is a senior member of the Commons Housing, Communities & Local Government Select Committee.

Since 2014 Mark has been the Prime Minister's Trade & Investment Envoy to the Nordic & Baltic nations. This work has involved him in building strong political, diplomatic and business connections both in Sweden and in the UK. 

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.
H.E. Mr Torbjörn Sohlström.

H.E. Mr Torbjörn Sohlström.

Ambassador of Sweden to the United Kingdom, Embassy of Sweden

H.E. Torbjörn Sohlström is the Swedish Ambassador to the UK. The Ambassador initially worked in journalism before joining the Swedish Foreign Service. He has worked for the EU at the EU Council Secretariat in Brussels and has had senior postings in Skopje and Pristina, including working as Personal Representative of Javier Solana. He then returned from the EU to the Swedish Foreign Service as Deputy Head of the Mission in Russia, and has held senior positions in Sweden as Deputy Director General and Head of the Minister’s Office, followed by Director General for Political Affairs.

Marie Wall

Marie Wall

Deputy Director Startups, Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

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.

Rufus Wiena

Rufus Wiena

Neuro-magician

Rufus Wiena started his career as a neuro-magician and soon became one of the world's best within his segment. In recent years Rufus has devoted his time to educational- and inspirational seminars as well as workshops where he takes the audience “backstage” and teaches remarkable memory techniques, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), mind control, how to read body language and much more. His recent work examines how humans can control their own autonomic nervous- and immune system. At the Swedish-British Summit, he will speak about the power of memory for leaders in the 21-st century.

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