SACC Summit 2017
SACC-USA and SACC New England would like to welcome you to SACC Summit 2017 – the most exciting Swedish-American Chamber event of the year, that will feature the theme Business Through Innovation!
The Summit is a two-day event that will gather corporate members, partners, industry leaders and Executive Directors from 20 regional Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce to highlight Swedish-American success. This year’s event will be held on October 25-26 in the vibrant city of Boston, Massachusetts, home to the world’s top universities and research centers in biotech, medicine and life science.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to listen to leading innovators and companies, entrepreneurs and academics from the U.S. and Sweden, network, share insights, and plan the future of our organizations!
AMONG OUR PRELIMINARY SPEAKERS
FREDRIK ANDERSON — CEO, CELLMARK
LEIF PAGROTSKY - CONSUL GENERAL OF SWEDEN IN NEW YORK
TORSTEN JANSSON — FOUNDER AND CEO, NEW WAVE GROUP
ADAM PIANDES — REPORTER, FORBES; EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COACH
ERIK GATENHOLM — CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, CELLINK
ELIZABETH STEELE — DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & GLOBAL AFFAIRS, MASSBIO
LARRY ANDREWS — CEO, MASS GROWTH CAPITAL CORPORATION
MICHÈLE BERG — SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MCG PARTNERS
NAM PHAM — ASSISTANT SECRETARY, STATE OF MA
PETER NELSON — EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HBO SPORTS
RASMUS GOKSOR — CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, BISON
STEVE DAVIS — CO-FOUNDER, STARTUP COALITION
MORE GREAT SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED
DAY 1 - OCTOBER 25
For Members, Non-Members, Partners and SACC Regional Chamber Representatives
INTRODUCTION AND WELCOMING
- Christina Björnström, SACC New England, President
- Johan Marcus, SACC-USA, President
NEW BUSINESS IN NEW ENGLAND
In recent years, Boston has become one of the most talked about business centers in the world. Boston has created an ecosystem that is highly conducive to trade, investment, and innovation, making it the second most- invested-in city in the U.S. Learn from some of the state’s top government officials about what the city has to offer and how your connection to New England can help generate new business.
FROM RESEARCH TO COMMERCIALISATION
Many of the world’s most successful companies had their start in a scientific research lab or a college dorm room, such as Akamai, Dropbox, and Facebook. Learn from world renowned academics and entrepreneurial leaders their secrets to achieving a successful path from research to commercialization.
PERPETUAL INNOVATION AS A DRIVER FOR SUCCESS
More and more, companies must regularly innovate their business models and management principles to keep up with the newest advancements in tech, research, and thought leadership. Learn from exciting business leaders how to ingrain innovation at the core of everything you do while sticking to your company’s mission and values.
THE SWEDISH UNICORN EFFECT
Apps like Spotify and Candy Crush have captured the hearts of hundreds of millions of users around the globe – especially the US. Learn how a country with a population of just 10 million people consistently churns out unicorns that feed the world’s addiction to games and music and how they have been influenced by American culture.
THE BUSINESS OF DISRUPTION
In the tech-sphere, ‘disruption’ refers to innovations that lead to new markets and value networks after having dis- placed established leading firms and products. Learn from top tech executives on how they havedisrupted their industries and how you can do the same
LOCATION DAY 1: 600 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210
DAY 2 - OCTOBER 26
For SACC Regional Chamber Representatives
- Gary Bruce, Chairman, SACC-USA
- Johan Marcus, President, SACC-USA
With Torsten Jansson, Founder, New Wave Group
PANEL DISCUSSION - SACC GOING FORWARD
The objective is to have interactive panel discussions with our chambers on best practices in specific topics. The best practices will strengthen us all and guide us how to improve our business.
LUNCH WITH INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER
LOCATION DAY 2: TBA