Business Culture Course

If you are new to either Swedish or UK business culture – this is the course you have been looking for. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Business Culture Course gives insights into Swedish and British business cultures and provides participants with the tools necessary to understand and excel in their foreign workplace environments.

Date: 8 October 2020
Venue: SEB, 1 Carter Ln, London

 

Contents of the programme

This half-day course prepares delegates for their career in a Swedish or British company and enables them to discover ways of working more efficiently within the management structures. The course will cover cultural nuances in leadership and management approaches, how to safely navigate the differences in workplace behaviours, as well as exploring differences in negotiation practices, sales techniques and communications. Attendees will also get an introduction to the differences within employment, commercial and tax law and be given a crash course into Swedish and British culture and perceptions.

This course is for British, Swedish or international professionals who have recently taken on, or are about to take on, a position in a Swedish or British company, and for those who further on in their career want to improve their interaction with HQs in respective countries.

The course will help you to

  • Gain insight into Swedish and British business cultures respectively and their unique characteristics
  • Discover ways of working more efficiently within the management structure
  • Understand differences in workplace behaviours
  • Understand differences in negotiation practices, sales and communications
  • Understand the differences within employment, commercial and tax law
  • Learn from professionals who have experience from both business cultures
  • Gain new and useful connections with professionals on a similar journey to yours

Agenda

08.30
Registration, coffee and pastries

09.00
Welcome

Cultural Differences
How do Swedes and Brits view one another? 
Alex Haddon, Managing & Creative Director, IC Design
Benjamin Webb, Founder & Managing Director, Deliberate PR

Management, Decisions and Doing Business
How do workplace behaviours e.g. decision making processes and team dynamics differ? How do these dynamics come into play in external relations such as negotiations and sales, networking and client/partner relationships?
Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, CEO, Katapult Partners
Mamta Gera, CEO, The New Leadership UK

Branding and PR
Do’s and don’ts in Swedish-British brand positioning, and common pitfalls when working with British vs Swedish press.
Alex Haddon, Managing & Creative Director, IC Design
Benjamin Webb, Founder & Managing Director, Deliberate PR

 

Commercial Law
Uncovering the implications of differences in Swedish and British commercial law
Richard Hildebrand, Co-Founder, TandonHildebrand
Astrid Trolle Adams, Senior Associate and Lawyer, Logos Legal Services

12.15
Lunch

Employment Law
How do the expectations and rights of employers and employees differ?
Tania Tandon, Co-Founder, TandonHildebrand
Astrid Trolle Adams, Senior Associate and Lawyer, Logos Legal Services

Panel Discussion and Q&A 
Practical lessons from Swedish-British businesses

14.00
End 

Confirmed speakers so far

Mamta Gera

Mamta Gera

CEO, The New Leadership UK

Mamta heads up the UK division of The New Leadership, a Swedish leadership development and training company. Mamta has over 20 years experience within the Broadcast Media industry, having worked in companies such as Sky, Amazon, and the BBC. As well growing The New Leadership business in the UK, Mamta delivers leadership coaching, training and workshops to executives, directors and managers within corporates, ranging all industries.

Alex Haddon.

Alex Haddon.

Managing & Creative Director, IC Design

Richard Hildebrand

Richard Hildebrand

Co-Founder, TandonHildebrand

Richard Hildebrand specialises in all aspects of corporate work and in particular UK corporate finance transactions and UK and International mergers and acquisitions (both public and private). He is also experienced in other areas of corporate work including joint ventures, commercial contracts and general company advice. Richard has been particularly active in the Alternative Investment Market advising new entrants, listed companies and nominated advisers/brokers on a wide range of transactions across a variety of industry sectors.

Tania Tandon.

Tania Tandon.

Co-Founder, TandonHildebrand

Astrid Trolle Adams.

Astrid Trolle Adams.

Senior Associate and Lawyer, Logos Legal Services

Elisabet Vinberg Hearn

Elisabet Vinberg Hearn

CEO, Katapult Partners

Elisabet has extensive experience in “how to create winning teams”, facilitating and coaching team success with client organisations all around the world.  She has co-written two multi-award-winning books on the subject of winning teams. Her third book, Amazon bestselling “The Leader’s Guide to Impact” was released by Financial Times in April 2019. Elisabet is a leading voice on future leadership, winning teams, collaboration and culture change in the enterprise, enabling people through transformation and enterprise sustainability practices. She also actively operates as a consultant, speaker and executive coach, having provided strategic leadership and tactical solutions to clients around the world, including American Express, H&M, Skanska, Greenpeace, SOS Children’s Villages and ABN-AMRO. 

Benjamin Webb.

Benjamin Webb.

Founder & Managing Director, Deliberate PR

Application

Apply to the Business Culture Course 2020 here

Course details

Time and date: 8 October 2020
Venue: SEB, 1 Carter Ln, London

Participation fees (incl VAT)

Member rate: £96
YP member rate: £54
Non-member rate: £288

Get in touch

Are you interested in finding out more about the Business Culture Course? Please get in contact with Events & Programmes Manager Mathilda Börjesson.

Mathilda Börjesson

Events & Programmes Manager

borjesson@scc.org.uk

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