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

wackes trainee position

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!


happy hour april 2

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!

March 10: Keys to Georgia’s Employment Future

New jobs stimulate economic growth, but in an uncertain economy, where will they come from?  And how does Georgia stack up with other states?

Join us for an exciting discussion on job creation in Georgia, featuring perspectives from both ends of the spectrum: entrepreneurship and corporate recruitment/retention.

Meet representatives from Georgia Tech Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Georgia Power Economic Development to hear how they use different methods to ensure that Georgia stays competitive in the decades to come.Last version ga tech flyer

SACC-Georgia is participating in the 2014 Georgia Logistics Summit

SACC-Georgia is participating in the 2014 Georgia Logistics SummitGLSpic

On March 18 & 19 2014, the State of Georgia will hold its Sixth Annual Georgia Logistics Summit hosted by the Center of Innovation for Logistics. The Summit has become one of the largest logistics events in the country, and grows in attendance every year, hosting 2,000 attendees from 30 states and 9 nations in 2013.  85% of the participants come from the private sector. The Summit’s agenda and activities are carefully and purposefully created with input directly from the logistics industry. SACC-Georgia will be participating and have a table during the International session, available for anyone wishing to talk more about opportunities in Sweden.

The 2014 Georgia Logistics Summit will deliver a unique two-day program with multiple speakers from leading private industry shippers and logistics experts.  Companies like Target, Walmart, Merck, Starbucks, Baxter, AGCO, Boeing, and many others will discuss with attendees how they are managing trends in the global economy where the only constant is change.  In addition to focused breakout sessions on Import, Export, and Domestic logistics, the Summit includes keynote speakers from Wal-Mart, and panel discussions on the “Logistics of Manufacturing” and “International Trade: Partnerships and Possibilities”. Choose from 6 different Expert sessions to conclude your summit experience and take in the MODEX and SCT shows located downstairs while you’re there!

Don’t miss this opportunity; we hope to see you there!

Read more about the event and register here

Save the date for SACC-Georgia Member Appreciation Day

Mark your calendar for the 26th of March; we’re arranging a Member Appreciation Day for both members and non-members. This will be the perfect opportunity to network and connect with people doing business in the state of Georgia, but also with SACC-Georgia’s board members who will be attending the event as well.

Don’t miss out! member app day save the date

Sweden Appoints New Honorary Consul for Georgia

Excerpt from the article in Global Atlanta

“Mikael Norin, a strategy consultant and executive who moved to Atlanta in 2007, received his appointment from Swedish Ambassador Björn Lyrvall Jan. 16 in Washington. Until the State Department gives its final nod, Mr. Norin is officially considered an honorary-consul designate.

“It is an honor, definitely, and as I said, I saw it as a way of giving back a little bit and supporting the
Swedish community here in Atlanta and Georgia,” said Mr. Norin, who is a Swedish citizen and
a U.S. permanent resident. 584

Read the entire article in Global Atlanta here