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


PRELIMINARY AGENDA

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

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

OPENING REMARKS

  • Gary Bruce, Chairman, SACC-USA
  • Johan Marcus, President, SACC-USA

BRAINSTORMING

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