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.

Photos – Sweden Day 2014

Sweden Day 2014 was the event in celebration of the National Day of Sweden, on June 6th. The event was held in beautiful Magnolia Hall, Piedmont Park.

To see photos from the event, please click Here or the image below. Photographer: Maria Augutis.

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SACC-Georgia Event Pictures: Luncheon with Swedish Parliament member Göran Montan – May 30th

Friday May 30th, SACC-Georgia arrange a Luncheon with the Swedish Parliament Member Göran Montan, at the Georgia State Capitol.
Members of SACC-Georgia got a unique opportunity to attend a guided tour of the Capitol and a VIP reception with Mr. Göran Montan, the Honorary Consul of Sweden in Georgia Mr. Mikael Norin, and other legislators prior to the luncheon.
Sweden and the other Nordic countries were declared by the Economist Magazine to be the best governed countries in the world.
Göran Montan, Member of the Moderate Party in the Swedish Parliament, told the story of the resurgence of the non-socialist, moderate, center-right party and how they dealt with and avoided the financial meltdown that overwhelmed most other European Countries.  
To see Pictures from the event please click this link    
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European Social Mixer – Pictures

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On Monday May 12th, SACC-Georgia participated in the European Social Mixer, hosted at the Beautiful Rooftop of Glenn Hotel Downtown Atlanta. The turnout was great with about 140 people whom attended the event. The different chambers that participated represented the following countries; Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and  Sweden.

To see photos from the evening, please click this link 

 

View of Downtown Atlanta, from the rooftop of Glenn Hotel.

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Sweden Day 2014

The Consulate of Sweden in Atlanta and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia will together host an event in celebration of the National day of Sweden on Friday, June 6th. The event will be held at the beautiful, historical Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park, Atlanta.
In 1916, June 6th officially became the Swedish Flag Day, but it wasn’t until year 1983 that the 6th of June became the official National Day of Sweden. In 2005, June 6th was recognized as an official public holiday, which makes it, by the Swedish parliament, the most recent established public holiday in Sweden.

The event is a great opportunity for the Swedish-American community to celebrate both Swedish heritage and the long historical bonds between Sweden and Georgia. Guests will get the opportunity to network with invited diplomats from the Atlanta Consular Corps, representatives from local and state government as well as the Atlanta business community.

The event is organized in cooperation with SWEA and Vasa Order Atlanta, two of the major Swedish cultural organizations in Atlanta. The evening will include a welcome speech by the Honorary Consul of Sweden, Mr. Mikael Norin, as well as the presence of other dignitaries.

In addition to networking the evening will offer catered food, refreshments and musical entertainment. More than 150 guests from the Swedish-American community are expected at the event. The Consulate of Sweden in Atlanta and The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Georgia are proud to announce that North Point Volvo is the official platinum sponsor of the event. The event is open to the public, Non-Members are $30 and RSVP is required.
For more information please contact SACC-Georgia at 770-670-2480 or visit www.sacc-georgia.org.

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