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

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Member Appreciation Reception – Pictures

Monday April 14th SACC-Georgia was very excited to get to show some extra appreciation for its members; old members, current members but also potential members and supporters of the chamber.

The evening was a great success with around 60 guests, whom enjoyed an evening of networking, Swedish-inspired finger foods, refreshments etc. SACC-Georgia’s Chairwoman Christina Searles Tai held the welcoming remarks, followed by speeches by Board members Gary Bruce (Chair Elect SACC-USA) and the Swedish Honorary Consul Mikael Norin. Elekta’s Evelyn Collazo held a short speech telling the guests more about what Elekta does.

Once again we want to give thanks to all the guests that came out and joined us for this evening, and special thanks to our members and Signature sponsors Partnertech and Elekta (who were kind enough to host the event for us in their beautiful newly built Learning & Innovation Center).

Pictures from the event below:

Home-baked Swedish Rye bread with mustard herring. Swedish-inspired finger foods Networking Selection of beer, wine, soft drinks and Swedish cider from Kopparberg Speech by Elekta's Evelyn Collazo Networking Networking Speech by Board Member and Honorary Consul Mikael Norin Speech by Board Member Gary Bruce Swedish homemade desserts "chockladbollar" and "hallongrottor" Networking Speech by Board Member Gary Bruce Board member Gary Bruce Board member Gary Bruce

Trainee to Wackes in Atlanta

Wackes in Atlanta are looking for a new Account Support/Sales Admin Intern.

About Wackes: Wackes creates business opportunities through promotional products that excite clients and employees. For our partners, this means stronger brands. About 67 professionals now work at Wackes’ offices in Sweden, France, Norway, USA, Hong Kong and China. Wackes is ISO-9001/14001 certified and subscribes and, uniquely, is also a member of the UN Global Compact principles for businesses with respect to human rights, the environment and work against corruption. During 2014, Wackes turnover is expected to be about $24 million. Being a part of the team at Wackes means that you constantly strive towards our goal of Satisfied Customers. There are responsibilities that are shared between all of us.

Read more about the position below and apply here

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Happy Hour together with DACC at Fado Irish Pub

The first Wednesday every month SACC-Georgia together with DACC invites our members, friends and contacts to join us for an informal Happy Hour event at Fado Irish Pub.

Yesterday, April 2nd, the weather finally decided to cooperate with us, and we got to enjoy the beautiful weather at Fado’s rooftop patio together with a great group of people. Thank you all for meeting up with us, we will see you again at the same place a month from now!


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March 6th:TTIP Evening Reception with EU Trade Commissioner

Commissioner Karel De Gucht heads the European Union’s Trade Agency and as the EU’s Chief Negotiator is leading negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the US Government. He is visiting Atlanta to promote the TTIP and raise awareness of its possible benefi ts to the Georgia and Southern US economy.

Commissioner De Gucht was previously Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and also led the EU’s Economic Development Agency.

See photos from event, click here SACC-GA's Sara Henriksson and Ulrika Bjorck together with Rasmus from Trade Council of Denmark-Atlanta at TTIP event


March 5th: Happy Hour together with DACC

The tradition continues.. Come and join us for an informal Happy Hour together with our Nordic neighbor, Danish-American Chamber of Commerce.
Food and drinks are at your own expense but special arrangement with Fado’s allows us to purchase selected appetizers for $4 before 8pm.

We hope to see you there!