Member Exclusive Lunch Seminar, September 10th

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SACC-Georgia invites its members to a post TTIP-conference Lunch Seminar at City Club of Buckhead.

Meet Andreas von UexkullMinister Counselor of Trade and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C.

Take this unique opportunity to firsthand learn more about the direct impacts of TTIP for Sweden – US. The event is free of charge, includes catered lunch, and is exclusively for SACC-Georgia members.

Dress code: Business/InformalRSVP by September 3rd to ulrika.bjorck@sacc-georgia.org or call 770.670.2480

Registration is required since seating is limited.
There is a limit to 1 guest per corporate membership.

 For driving and parking directions, click here

What is TTIP?

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

“The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement that is presently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.It aims at removing trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors to make it easier to buy and sell goods and services between the EU and the US.On top of cutting tariffs across all sectors, the EU and the US want to tackle barriers behind the customs border – such as differences in technical regulations, standards and approval procedures. These often cost unnecessary time and money for companies who want to sell their products on both markets. For example, when a car is approved as safe in the EU, it has to undergo a new approval procedure in the US even though the safety standards are similar.The TTIP negotiations will also look at opening both markets for services, investment, and public procurement.”Source & more info on TTIP: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/ttip/

SACC-Georgia seeks new Business Development Trainee

Business Development Trainee to SACC-Georgia

 

Are you interested in International Business and Trade?  What about Business Administration in an international environment?  If so, apply for an Internship at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia!

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Georgia offers a position as a Business Development Trainee. This is a position filled with opportunities to develop both professionally and personally.

About SACC-Georgia

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Georgia, SACC-Georgia, is a non-profit organization promoting the exchange of business, trade, investment, technology, education and culture between Sweden and the state of Georgia, U.S.A. This is achieved through a combination of networking events, cultural events, market research, trade programs, and various member services.

About the position

As a Business Development Coordinator at SACC-Georgia you need to be able to work independently under supervision and simultaneously be involved in various projects. Being service minded is as important to us as your professional skills. Training tasks include promoting the Chamber at networking events, meeting with potential members and sponsors, organizing various Chamber events and routine administrative tasks. Other tasks involve administer the life cycle of a member, coordinate and drive committee work and continuously working towards the goals of the chamber. Knowledge in accounting is considered an additional qualification since this position is responsible for the monthly administration of the finances of SACC-Georgia. Skills in sales are an advantage.

Where: The SACC-Georgia office is located in Atlanta.

Requirements: To participate in the SACC-USA Trainee Program you must be a current or recent student at a Swedish institution of higher learning (category intern) or have a degree from such an institution along with one year experience in the field (category trainee). The intern/trainee should have the intention to return to Sweden at the end of the training period. You have to be fluent in English both in writing and orally.

Duration of training period:  SACC Georgia is looking for one trainee for a period of 12 months.

Start date: October 10th, 2014

Benefits: Accommodation and car shared with other intern. The position is unpaid.

Interested candidates may apply by sending your resume to info@sacc-georgia.org

The SACC-USA Trainee Program enables Swedish students and professionals to come to the U.S. on a J-1 visa for a period up to 12 months (category Intern) or 18 months (category Trainee). You participate in a structured and guided work-based training program in an American business setting in order to gain firsthand experience of life and business in the United States.

Riksdagsvalet 2014 – General election to the Swedish Parliament 2014

A little less than a month from now, on September 14th, it’s time for the next general election to the Parliament in Sweden.
Everyone, 18 and older, has the right to vote, and are encouraged to do so.
Swedes living abroad can vote too!
Some places in the US have a given location where you can vote, click this link to search for a location near you. If there’s no given location close to you, the best way is to vote by post. If you are registered in the Swedish national registration with your current address, a voting card will be sent to you with the right material for voting by post.
If you are not registered, please click the same link above to learn more about how you can order ballots and a postal voting package to your home address.
For more information about your voting rights as a Swede living abroad, click here.

What is TTIP?

The last couple of months, there have been a lot of buzz around TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).
SACC-Georgia is highlighting the important topic by having two TTIP related events in the upcoming month of September.
Reason being, TTIP aims to remove trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors to make it easier to buy and sell
goods between the European Union and the United States, which furthermore will be beneficial for both parties.TTIP flag
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are currently being negotiated between the EU and the US.  More info on TTIP here.

If you want to learn even more about TTIP, we would recommend you to watch these 4 short videos on the topic; explaining what TTIP is, who would benefit from it, what’s included in TTIP etc.
Click on the links below for videos:

Video #1 What is TTIP?

Video #2 Who Wins?

Video #3 What’s Included in TTIP?

Video #4 In a Global Economy

Upcoming TTIP conference plus PartnerTech press release

We are excited to announce that Andreas Von Uexkull, head of Trade and Economic Affairs for the Swedish Embassy, once again will come down to Georgia and participate in the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) conference that SACC-Georgia is co organizing together with the German American Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Emory School of Law and the Transatlantic Business Council. PartnerTech’s president and SACC-GA board member Gary Bruce will also participate in the conference that will take place at Emory School of Law on September 10th (read more about the conference here).

After the conference, SACC-Georgia will host a Member exclusive Lunch Seminar together with Andreas von Uexkull, at the City Club of Buckhead. The event will be free of charge, and for SACC-Georgia members only.

Andreas von Uexkull’s visited Georgia earlier in June this year, where he made an official visit to the PartnerTech facility. Afterwards, in the evening, he attended SACC-Georgia’s Sweden Day event, and we were honored to have him as a special guest.

PartnerTech press release on Swedish Official visit to their U.S. facility – main topic TTIP:

“PartnerTech Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PartnerTech AB, leaders in postponement manufacturing, hosted Andreas von Uexkull, Head of Trade and Economic Affairs for the Swedish Embassy, as an honored guest to address their staff on the significance of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.”

-PartnerTech Press release. Read the entire article HERE.