Jun
17
12:30 pm12:30

Swedish Midsummer 2017

  • Scandinavian Cultural Center

Join us for the most beloved Swedish tradition on June 17th! Come enjoy this fun Swedish cultural experience with great food, drinks and games!

More details to come - Save the date! 


Mar
9
6:30 pm18:30

Mingel at Hästens

  • Hästens

Join the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce New England and kick off the spring season with good friends and new acquaintances at our exclusive event on Thursday March 9th from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. The event will be hosted at Hästens right on Newbury Street in the heart of Boston. 

The event will include drinks and hors d'oeuvres and members of SACC-NE can enjoy 20% off of all accessories (Pillows, Linens, etc) in the store for that night only. 

Click here for tickets, early bird sales end Friday March 3rd.

Looking forward  to seeing you there!

Feb
25
9:00 am09:00

SACC-NE participating in the MIT European Career Fair 2017

  • MIT Johnson Athletics Center

This year, the European Career Fair (ECF) is once again organized by the MIT European Club. It is our 21st anniversary and ECF continues to serve the Boston area universities and colleges by providing opportunities for students at all levels to connect with European employers. This fair hosts some of the brightest candidates who are interested in a career in Europe and increases awareness in the US about the exciting career opportunities that Europe has to offer.

This career fair is the largest of its kind in the United States and has a proven track record providing domestic, foreign, and multinational companies access to some of the highest caliber applicants worldwide. Our candidates are students, working professionals and recent alums of Ivy League, and renowned European and American universities. Our company participants are diverse, ranging from renowned multinationals to smaller, innovative firms operating in a wide variety of sectors.

Sign-up is free of charge for all interested students and young professionals.

Feb
12
8:30 am08:30

The Annual Boston Vasalopp

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SWEA Boston and SACC New England invite you to a True Nordic Tradition, The Boston Vasalopp cross-country ski race at Weston Ski Track. 
Bring Your Family and Friends - All Levels Welcome! The Race for adults is approximately 5 miles (9 km) and kids' races are shorter and according to age.

A great outdoor event in the cross country tracks including:
All-Day Trail Pass, Starting Fee, Blueberry Soup (Blåbärssoppa), Semlor, Hot Dogs, Coffee, Prizes and more!

  • Race registration, ski rental and fitting begins at 8.30am

  • Kids Race will start at 9.30am

  • Adult Race will start at 10am

Ski rental is available at the Weston Ski Track, adults $15, children $8.

Note, in the case of bad weather conditions, the event will be canceled and all tickets will be fully refunded. For driving directions and snow conditions please see www.SkiBoston.com or call 781-891-6575.
Last year it was a great success and many people attended and we appreciate preregistration for planning purpose! 
Prices increase with $10 for same day registration

The early bird tickets will be available until the 20th of January, get your tickets now!

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Dec
8
6:30 pm18:30

SACC-NE Christmas Cocktail Party!

  • CIC

Join the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce New England and kick off the winter season with good friends and new acquaintances at our exclusive Christmas Cocktail Party on Thursday, December 8 from 6.30pm – 9.30pm on the 20th Floor of 50 Milk Street, Boston overlooking the city! The event will include seasonal hors d'oeuvres as well as special wines from Swedish SJOEBLOM WINERY!

The evening will feature a talk by SJOEBLOM WINERY’s founder Mike Sjoblom, a successful Swedish IT-entrepreneur, who since 2000, has been churning out delicious wines and champagnes out of the SJOEBLOM WINERY in Napa Valley, CA. The talk will include wine and champagne tastings as well as the launch of Sjoeblom Winery’s Holiday Package. There will also be an opportunity for you to get your Christmas shopping done early with several retailers including Kyu by KesiIceBugMarimekko, and Fjällräven offering great discounts to attendees. There will additionally be a raffle for several very cool prizes.

Please contact us at Christina.bjornstrom@sacc-ne.org if you would like to have a booth at our party.

The evening will include a presentation on the Swedish-American highlights of 2016.

Take the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with the Swedish–American Community in New England. Early bird discount available until 11.59pm EST on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 - get your ticket today!

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Nov
16
7:00 pm19:00

Speaker Series: Meet IceBug CEO David Ekelund and test their new shoes on ICE at Fjällräven!

 

Speaker Series: Meet IceBug CEO David Ekelund and test their new shoes on ICE at Fjällräven!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

WHEN: 7-9pm, Wednesday, November 16, 2016

WHERE: 304 Newbury Street, Boston, 02115

"Icebug is a Swedish footwear brand founded in 2001. We were frustrated by having to choose between the risk of slipping and saying no to our favorite outdoor activities. So we decided to challenge the global footwear giants and created shoes for running and walking on slippery surfaces. With a unique rubber compound that provides outstanding traction on wet surfaces and smart studs, which adapts to the surface and even grips on ice, we make shoes that allow you to stay active even when it’s slippery out there. Already, many people have experienced the safety and freedom that Icebug gives, but we have yet to reach many more!"

Oct
19
8:30 pm20:30

Watch the US Presidential Debate and play Debate-Bingo with us!

  • SACC-NE offices
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Though many of our members will not be able to vote during this US presidential election, the Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton campaign is certainly closely watched and talked about by many of our members eager to know what the outcome will mean for Sweden, Swedes in the United States, and our friends! Having heard from many of our members (Swedish and Americans alike) that they will be glued to their screens from 9pm Wednesday night on October 19th, we thought it'd be nice to provide the option to watch the third and LAST US presidential debate (under a fun and friendly spirit!) together. 

We therefore invite you to join us on Wednesday, October 19th at SACC-NE's breathtaking Office located downtown at 50 Milk street in Boston, MA. We will be meeting from 8.30pm for those that would also like to chat beforehand with old and new friends. 

As a twist to make it more fun we will play CATCHPHRASE-BINGO while watching the debate!

SACC-NE will provide some light snacks and refreshments, so we suggest that you eat before the event.

***Please note that this event is intended to be informal, fun and lighthearted***

Please RSVP below by Tuesday, October 18th at 11.59pm EST

WHEN: 8.30pm - 11pm Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

WHERE: SACC-NE Offices, 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02116

FREE

Get your tickets HERE! 

Oct
6
7:00 pm19:00

SACC-NE Young Professionals organizes a mingel at Fjällräven

  • Fjällräven

We welcome you to an evening together where we kick off Young Professionals! The Young Professionals will be a foundation for connecting and networking with people who in some way have connections to Sweden and are in the ages 18-30. This evening event, hosted at Fjällräven, will be the start of SACC NE's Young Professionals who continuously will host a broad array of meetups and events.

This SACC NE Young Professional Kick Off event will take place Thursday 6 October between 19-20.30 at Fjällrävens store, 304 Newbury St. Drinks and snacks are provided as well as a 20% discount in the store. Afterwards, we will together continue the evening and the mingle at a bar close by. This is a drop-in event and is free of charge!
 

Sign up for the event on eventbrite HERE

Or attend the Facebook Event HERE

Looking forward  to seeing you there!

Sep
26
6:00 pm18:00

Meet with President of Sobi Rami Levin

 

We invite you to join us in meeting with and learning from Rami Levin, President of Sobi North America. Rami will share with us some of the lessons learned in scaling a Swedish biotech company to the United States as well as his thoughts on what has led to Sobi's success. Rami will also highlight how Sobi has incorporated mergers and acquisitions into their business model.

Sobi is a leading integrated biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing innovative therapies and services to improve the lives of rare disease patients and their families. obi opened operations in North America in 2014, and have a presence in over 20 countries globally. 

Rami Levin:

Rami Levin is the President of Sobi North America and holds an MBA from Rekanati Business School and BSc in Biology from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Rami has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of Marketing, Sales and General Management leadership roles in different countries.
 
Previous positions: Various senior positions within Merck Serono since 1998, most recently as Vice President of Marketing (US) 2012-2014. Managing Director Scandinavia (Sweden) 2008-2012. Global Marketing Head (Switzerland) 2001-2008. Business Unit Manager (Israel) 1998-2001. Product Manager, Schering AG (Israel) 1996-1998.

Sep
1
8:30 am08:30

Join TerraNet for Breakfast at the Harvard Faculty Club

The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce New England (SACC NE) invites you to a Breakfast Meeting at the Harvard Faculty Club withTerraNet Founder and CEO Pär-Olof Johannesson and Chairman Christian Lagerling.  The presentation will be moderated by one of Boston's favorite advisors, Steve Davis.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Lund, Sweden, TerraNet has developed applications that make it possible for users to enjoy offline sharing of videos, pictures, and other media. Learn from Pär-Olof his views on the challenges we encounter in a world where we have become reliant on constant access to WiFi and why TerraNet considers themselves the 'AirBnB of sharing content offline'. 

 

Jun
18
1:00 pm13:00

Swedish Midsummer

A perfect opportunity for Swedish people to embrace their traditions, for others to join in on the fun Swedish cultural experience, and make great friendships along the way!

More details to come - Save the date! 

European Food Festival and Networking
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

European Food Festival and Networking

  • French Cultural Center

Come represent Sweden and SACC-NE at the 10th anniversary of the annual European Food Festival! We're proud to be a part of the event! Please join us for Swedish appetizers, lively networking, featuring food, beer, wine and spirits from other participating countries!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

 

A Visionary Perspective with Biogen CEO George Scangos
Apr
7
5:30 pm17:30

A Visionary Perspective with Biogen CEO George Scangos

  • One Federal Street

"Drug Discovery & Development, Current Status and Future Prospects”

 George Scangos, PhD, CEO, Biogen, Chairman-Elect of the Board of Directors of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Agenda:

5:30PM Registration & cocktails

6:00PM Welcome Remarks

6:05PM Keynote Session with George A. Scangos, Ph.D., CEO, Biogen

 MC: Alireza Haghighi, M.D., D.Phil., Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 7:15PMQuestions & Discussion followed by Networking

This event serves as a joint collaboration between the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce New England and the British American Business Council in New England.

About our speaker:

George A. Scangos, Ph.D. was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors in June 2010. George Scangos has been named as one of the world’s ten best performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review. The company’s share price has climbed more than 700 percent during Scangos’s tenure. Before joining Biogen, Dr Sacngos served as President and CEO and a director at Exelixis, Inc. (1996-2010), SVP of R&D, and President of Bayer Biotechnology at Bayer (1987-1996) and a professor of biology at Johns Hopkins University where he is still an adjunct professor. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Exelixis, Agilent Technologies, the Board of Advisors for the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Board of Trustees for the Boston Museum of Science.

Biogen is the third largest biotechnology company in the world, which specializes in the discovery, development, and delivery of therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative, hematologic, and autoimmune diseases. Biogen was ranked as the #1 most sustainable company in the world in 2015.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE
(***FREE for SACC-NE STUDENTs members with current student ID***)

 Location:  One Federal Street, Boston MA. Parking is available at garage under building, at own cost. Picture ID is required for entry into the building. Public Transportation – South Station & State Street T stops.

Meet New York Consul General Leif Pagrotsky
Mar
8
6:00 pm18:00

Meet New York Consul General Leif Pagrotsky

  • WilmerHale

***SACC-NE MEMBERS ONLY EVENT***

Meet New York Consul General Leif Pagrotsky at WilmerHale

At the offices of WilmerHale SACC-NE members is exclusive invited to meet and greet with Sweden's newly appointed New York Consul General Leif Pagrotsky. Learn from Mr. Pagrotsky about the Swedish government's plans for developing deeper business relations with the Northeast while enjoying the most breathtaking panoramic views Boston has to offer!

Mr. Pagrotsky has had a long ministerial career, and was previously Sweden's Minister for Trade as well as Minister for Education, Research and Culture. Between 2002 and 2012, Mr. Pagrotsky was a Member of the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament). He has previously served at the Riksbank, the OECD in Paris and in various positions in the Ministry of Finance. In 2013, Mr. Pagrotsky was awarded the H.M. King's Medal by King Carl XVI Gustav, "for many years of outstanding political achievement." He has also served as Economic Advisor to the Swedish Prime Minster and on the boards of the European Investment Bank and the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

Event details:

6.00pm - 6.15pm: Welcome address by SACC-NE President Christina Björnström

6.15pm - 6.25pm: Message by WilmerHale

6.25pm - 6.45pm: Swedish Accelerator and Life Tech Forum by SACC-NE Team

6.45pm - 7.00pm: Networking break

7.00pm - 7.30pm: Talk by SACC-NE Guest of Honor - Sweden's NY Consul General Leif Pagrotsky

7. 30pm - 8.00pm: Networking (light snacks and refreshments will be provided)

Thank you to our Corporate Partner WilmerHale for sponsoring the evening!

Commercializing Life Sciences with Professor Robert Langer
Mar
2
5:30 pm17:30

Commercializing Life Sciences with Professor Robert Langer

  • One Broadway Cambridge, MA 02142

Meet world-renowned Professor Robert Langer.

"one of history's most prolific inventors in medicine." 

Thanks to our very recent collaboration with the British American Chamber of Commerce New England (BABCNE), we will be co-hosting a much anticipated event by world-renowned Professor Robert Langer.

Professor Langer is the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT and is a world famous biotechnologist, engineer, scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur. Over 2 billion lives have been improved worldwide by the technologies created by Dr. Langer's lab, the largest biomedical engineering lab in the world. He is also the founder of 24 companies. 

His many awards include the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Charles Stark Draper Prize (considered the engineering Nobel Prize), the 2014 Kyoto Prize and the Lemelson-MIT prize, for being "one of history's most prolific inventors in medicine." 

Event details:

5:30 P.M. Registration

6:00 P.M. Welcome remarks

6:05 P.M. Keynote session with

Robert Langer, Ph.D. David H. Koch Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology led by Alireza Haghighi, M.D., D.Phil. Harvard Medical School, President Advancement Initiative for Medicine and Science (AIMS).

7:15 P.M. Questions & Discussion followed by Reception

Cost to attend: SACC-NE Members $40. (non-members $45) -- pre-registration is a MUST.

This will be the first of a series of events we plan on co-hosting with other organizations in the region who share in SACC-NE's mission.

The Swedish-American EU Clinical and Regulatory Conference in Boston/Cambridge
Feb
24
8:30 am08:30

The Swedish-American EU Clinical and Regulatory Conference in Boston/Cambridge

Save the date for EU Clinical and Regulatory Conference in Boston/Cambridge

Opportunities for US Medical Device and Biotech Companies in the Changing EU Clinical and Regulatory Environment. 

A seminar presented by: Elisabeth Liljensten, DDS, PhD, Founder and CEO of Swedish CRO DEVICIA, Åsa Runnäs, CEO at Symbioteq a Swedish Regulatory Affairs Consultancy and  Tomas Camnell, founder of Symbioteq

To generate clinical data and get approval with a CE-mark provide a number of opportunities for US Medical Device and BioTech companies. Currently there is a comprehensive change of the regulatory environment in the EU. The requirements are getting stricter and there is a heavy focus on clinical data that support safety and efficacy. This development has an impact on products already CE-marked and new products that are to be CE-marked. The changing regulatory landscape presents both opportunities and challenges for US Medical Device and BioTech companies. The seminar will address how to navigate this new and changing environment, and what is to be expected over the next few years.

Who should attend?
Executives of medical device and biotech companies, who market their products in Europe, who are planning to enter the EU market, and who look to perform clinical trials in environments that offer flexibility and cost efficiency.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

  • Different kinds of clinical trials and registries in the EU.
  • How European clinical data can support US market entry.
  • Handling of data and statistics.
  • Ongoing changes in EU regulations. CE marking of medical devices – requirements and how to fulfill them.
  • Changed requirements in ISO 13485:2016.
  • Panel discussion. Q&A.

Breakfast and lunch will be served (included in registration fee). 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 8:30am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Cambridge Marriott Hotel, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

 

The Annual Boston Vasalopp
Feb
14
8:30 am08:30

The Annual Boston Vasalopp

  • Weston Ski Track

SWEA Boston and SACC New England invite you to a True Nordic Tradition, The Boston Vasalopp cross-country ski race at Weston Ski Track. 

Bring Your Family and Friends - All Levels Welcome! The Race for adults is approximately 5 miles (9 km) and kids' races are shorter and according to age.

A great outdoor event in the cross country tracks including: All-Day Trail Pass, Starting Fee, Blueberry Soup (Blåbärssoppa), Semlor, Hot Dogs, Coffee, Prizes and more!

  • Race registration, ski rental and fitting begins at 8.30am

  • Kids Race will start at 9.30am

  • Adult Race will start at 10am 

  • Ski rental is available at the Weston Ski Track, adults $15, children $8

Note, the event will go on regardless of weather conditions - machine snow will be made if needed. For driving directions and snow conditions please see www.SkiBoston.com or call 781-891-6575.


Last year it was a great success and many people attended and we appreciate preregistration for planning purpose! 


Prices increase with $10 for same day registration

WHEN: Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EST) 

WHERE: Weston Ski Track - 190 Park Road Weston, MA 02493

Integrative Health from the Inside Out
Jan
27
6:00 pm18:00

Integrative Health from the Inside Out

  • Balans Organic SPA

SACC  New England and Balans Organic SPA invite you to an exclusive evening focused on "Integrative Health from the Inside Out" on Wednesday, January 27th in Boston.  

Marie Aspling, founder of Balans Organic SPA will give a talk on the importance of self-care and how to connect all aspects of your lifestyle. During the evening we will explore how to establish lifestyle habits that are manageable and reasonable to support and sustain good health. Integrative Health from the Inside Out offers you comprehensive yet digestible education on how to thrive in our vitality. Marie will help us connect the dots! 

Ticket includes a free, organic SPA gift and a 15% discount on all products and SPA treatments purchased on 1/27/2016.

Refreshments and appetizers will be served. 

WHEN: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) 

WHERE: 216 Newbury St - 216 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116 

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Welcome to the SACC NE Christmas Dinner!
Dec
12
6:00 pm18:00

Welcome to the SACC NE Christmas Dinner!

  • Scandinavian Cultural Center

Join SACC NE and kick off this holiday season with good friends and new acquaintances at the 53rd annual Christmas Dinner on Saturday, a family friendly celebration that includes a glögg reception, lucia pageant, our complete, traditional catered Swedish Christmas smörgåsbord (julbord) with complimentary traditional drinks and dessert as well as songs to accompany the drinks and a raffle with fantastic prices! 

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY

 

SACC Accelerator Pitch Event
Oct
27
6:30 pm18:30

SACC Accelerator Pitch Event

  • TBD

Save the date!
Swedish growth companies App Universe and Upstain are entering the U.S. Market in SACC Accelerator Program. See them pitch, meet and mingle with entrepreneurs, investors and key holders in Cambridge. More information to come. 

Breakfast talk by H.E. Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
Oct
15
7:45 am07:45

Breakfast talk by H.E. Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States

  • SACC NE/WorkBar

Welcome all SACC NE Members!
H.E. Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States will give a talk on Swedish-American relations with a focus on trade relations, the strong economic ties and opportunities ahead. Join us for a member exclusive morning event in Central Square, Cambridge.

A light breakfast will be served.
Get your tickets here!  

About
BJÖRN LYRVALL
Ambassador of Sweden to the United States                                                                  
Björn Lyrvall became Ambassador of Sweden to the United States in September 2013.
For the previous six years he served as Political Director at Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm.
Lyrvall joined the MFA in 1985 and has been posted at Sweden’s Missions in Moscow, Leningrad, London and Sweden’s EU Representation in Brussels. He has also
served as Special Advisor to Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt in the Western Balkans. Born in 1960, Ambassador Lyrvall has a degree in Political Science and Russian from Stockholm University. He is married and has three children.

Second Annual Swedish Crayfish Party
Sep
19
6:00 pm18:00

Second Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

  • 545 Medford St Charlestown, MA, 02129 United States

Join us for a true traditional Swedish feast of freshly caught crayfish (authentic signalkräftor) prepared accordingly to Swedish traditional recipe and served with the expected sides and snaps!  

We are looking forward to singing, dancing and enjoying your company at the Crayfish Party! 

Tickets include:
Crayfish cooked in authentic Swedish style, cheese tart, an assortment of quiches, salad, cheese platter, charcuterie board, cracker bread, other sides, dessert and two drink tickets (choice of snaps, beer or wine)
Cash only bar available at discounted prices

This event is held at 545 Medford Street in Charlestown, MA.The Sullivan Square orange line T stop is a 5 minute walk from the venue and there is parking by the T as well.

This event has limited seating so make sure to register today!

This event is for individuals 21 and over. 

Swedish Midsummer
Jun
20
1:00 pm13:00

Swedish Midsummer

  • SCC

Welcome to a classic Midsummer celebration on June 20th in Newton, MA with traditional dancing around the may pole, games and Swedish delicacies. Join us for a picnic and settle in for a party steeped in tradition yet universal in appeal – food, drink, music and fun for all ages!
Midsummer is jointly presented by the SACC New England and the SCC
, experience the summer solstice Swedish-style! 

Click here for schedule and tickets 

MINGEL
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

MINGEL

  • Abigail’s

You’re invited to Mingel!

Mingel is a forum for socializing where you will meet people with similar interests, cultural backgrounds and experiences of life in Boston. Whether you’re a long-time resident or a new arrival, Mingel is a great way to make connections in the city.

Pub Night
Apr
23
6:00 pm18:00

Pub Night

  • Nordboistan

Join Nordboistan at 6 pm on Thursday April 23rd for a pub night at Tavern in the Square located at 730 Mass Ave in Central Square, Cambridge.

SACC SPEAKER SERIES
Feb
26
6:00 pm18:00

SACC SPEAKER SERIES

  • Swedish American Chamber of Commerce - New England

Meet Linda Plano who has coached almost 600 entrepreneurs in Boston, across the US and Canada.

The Annual Boston Vasalopp
Feb
8
8:30 am08:30

The Annual Boston Vasalopp

  • Weston Ski Track (MDC Martin Golf Course)

SWEA Boston, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish School of Boston invite you to a True Nordic Tradition, The Boston Vasalopp cross-country ski race at Weston Ski Track. Bring Your Family and Friends - All Levels Welcome!