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Download our 50th Jubilee Booklet! (6MB PDF)

jubilee bookletIf you were not in attendace at our annual Lucia Luncheon, you likely missed receiving a copy of our Jubilee Booklet. The Booklet is a 36 page full-colour piece, celebrating 50 years of Chamber history along with highlights of Swedish culture and contributions.

Our Golden Jubilee booklet was produced through the hard work and gracious oversight of Ann Marie MacDougall (LeaderBoom) with support from Alexandra Barak (Sasha’s Mind Marketing Communications), and with loving attention from our internal team of Marie Larsson and Gisela McKay.

Graphic design and printing services were provided by the team at C.J. Graphics, a member of the Chamber. You can find out more about their services at: cjgraphics.com

Table of Contents:

  • Greetings From Public Officials and Dignitaries
  • The Chamber
  • SCCC Board of Directors 2015
  • Meet Our Members
  • History of the Chamber
  • List of Chamber Chairs 1965 – 2015
  • Embassy Interviews
  • 10 Swedish Innovations
  • The Nobel Prize
  • Economic Outlook: Sweden and Canada
  • Article: Alfa Laval
  • Interesting Facts About Sweden
  • Article: The Great Swedish Hockey Migration
  • SCCC Wide Range of Events and Activities
  • A View to the Future

We hope you enjoy our Jubilee Booklet as much as we enjoyed putting it together!

Download your copy of our 50th Jubilee Booklet (6MB PDF) here.

Invitation from Sweden Green Building Council

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Building Sustainability Sweden 2012: register today!

Kistamässan, Stockholm
18-19 October 2012

Plenary meetings – discussions  – workshops – networking
– site visits – exhibitions – Green Building Awards

An international conference presenting and benchmarking
the leading global examples of sustainable building.

Come to Stockholm to meet the future of green buildings
Register online today!

www.buildingsustainabilitysweden.se

Main organisers: Sweden Green Building Council and City of Stockholm
co-organisers: Sustainable Cities and Swedish Energy Agency

Welcome

Bengt Wånggren
CEO, Sweden Green Building Council

Information about the event
Date:
2012-10-18/19
Location:
Kistamässan, Arne Beurlings Torg 5
Registration:
Through our website
Website:
www.buildingsustainabilitysweden.se

 

 

Sweden Green Building Council

Sweden Green Building Council is a nonprofit organization that works to influence and develop the environmental and sustainability programs in the building industry. Our members are companies and organizations within the Swedish construction and property sector. Read more www.sgbc.se

 

 

Sweden Green
Building Council

Box 16132
SE-103 23 Stockholm
Sweden
Visit: Drottninggatan 33
Email: info@sgbc.se
www.sgbc.se

 

News from Sweden

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Dear all,
Here´s the latest news from The Swedish Wire.

Swedish business executive, best known as CEO and later Chairman of ABB, was arrested in London on Thursday on suspicions of committing sex crimes.

IMF warned that Sweden’s underlying growth has slowed “sharply” amid a clouded outlook for the country’s European trading partners.

 

>> SEE ALL JOBS FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS IN SWEDEN – CLICK HERE

Advanced jobs from MONSTER, STEPSTONE, CAREERBUILDER and EXPERTEER.

 

 

IMF: Sweden’s growth has slowed “sharply”


 

Swedish exporters must look beyond Europe

“We are vulnerable”, Trade Minister Ewa Björling said.

 

20 best paid jobs of the 21st century

 

>> SEE ALL JOBS FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS IN SWEDEN – CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swedish diplomat Sverker Åström dead at 96

The architect of Sweden´s neutrality policy was also role model in the gay community.

 

 

 

 

All the best,
/ Johan Nylander – Editor-in-Chief

The Swedish Wire – www.swedishwire.com

Traditions: Swedish crayfish party, kräftskiva

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2012 Swedish Crayfish Party & Barbecue
Registration Printable Program/Invitation (PDF) The Tradition 2011 Slide show
Visit Sweden logo

 

 

Here  are some fun links for all of you that would like to know more about this very traditional Swedish celebration.    Here are some tips on how to enjoy the truly ambiance festive crayfish theme .

The concept is easy: get together with a few friends, eat lots of crayfish, drink beer and schnapps, and top it all off with some singing.

Come join us. It’s very simple!

Join the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce at our annual Crayfish Party (and barbecue!). The 2012 edition takes place at Sunnyside Pavilion, and if you find this page after that date, check the Events page for the current information.

2012 Swedish Crayfish Party & Barbecue Sponsors

Building Sustainability Sweden 2012

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Building Sustainability Sweden 2012

Plenary meetings – discussions – workshops – study visits – exhibition

Sweden Green Building Council and the City of Stockholm welcome You
to
Kistamässan, Stockholm, Sweden, October 18-19, 2012

Welcome to two fascinating conference days in Stockholm, recipient of the first-ever European Green Capital Award. The Building Sustainability Sweden 2012 conference will focus on defining where we stand today – in Sweden and around the world – by benchmarking ideas and projects in plenary sessions and workshops, as well as proposing what the future might hold for the green building industry.

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Swedish and international experts will supply up-to-date knowledge on new materials, technology and energy-efficient solutions. You will hear the latest findings in research, current projects and accumulated experiences. Renowned projects such as The Royal Seaport, Stockholm, Waterfront Toronto and Future Concept Renewable, Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, together with evaluations of several other successful examples, will be presented at the conference.

The foundation for new ideas and concrete solutions will be laid in a series of interactive workshops. In addition, the conference will feature visits to exciting project sites, discussions, an award ceremony recognizing the achievements of the green building industry, an exhibition and an engaging evening program and – most importantly – the opportunity to make interesting new contacts and share experiences.

For full information follow this link http://www.buildingsustainabilitysweden.se/ or go to http://sgbc.se/evenemang/340-building-sustainability-sweden-2012

 

e Newsletter – The Swedish Wire

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Dear all,
Here´s the latest news from The Swedish Wire.

The Swedish PM made headlines by suggesting citizens may need to work beyond 70 to retain the current standard of the costly pension system.

Sweden is also losing its appeal as haven from Europe’s debt crisis at a time when the krona is more overvalued than at almost any point in the past 40 years.

On the bright side: Swedes are being described as “handsome, hi-tech and healthy” in a global soft-power survey that ranks Sweden among the world’s most influential nations.


>> SEE ALL JOBS FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS IN SWEDEN – CLICK HERE

 

 

 

POLITICS

 

The U.K. learning about equality in Stockholm 

‘Swedish model’ outranks ‘American dream’
Nordics dominate WEF gender equality rankings

 

 

 

Swedish emigration at record level  

 

Last year the emigration from Sweden exceeded the level of the peak year for emigration to America in 1887.

 

 

 


SCIENCE

 

 

>> SEE ALL JOBS FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS IN SWEDEN – CLICK HERE

 

All the best,
/ Johan Nylander – Editor-in-Chief

The Swedish Wire – www.swedishwire.com

Swedish Trade Council – Newsletter USA & Canada

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Exportrådet

Newsletter USA & Canada

Q1 2012

This is the first of four total newsletters from the Swedish Trade Council / Exportrådet in the U.S. and Canada in 2012. Based on demand from companies that want to share news with their local employees in North America we are now publishing the letter in English. Please click the “läs mer” link to read articles, we apologize for the delay in changing that design. 

BIO 2012 – Be part of the Scandinavia Pavilion!

The world’s largest biotech trade show, BIO Annual International Convention, is held in Boston June 18-21, and the Swedish Trade Council hosts a pavilion together with the other Nordic countries. With more than 15,000 visitors and a strong focus on partnering meetings, BIO has become the event to attend within the life science industry. 

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Join Urban Planning and District Energy Tour to Canada

Swedish Trade Council invites Swedish companies to participate in urban planning and energy workshops in Canada’s capital Ottawa, as well as attend the Canadian District Energy Association’s Annual conference in mid-June. Ulrika Jardfelt, President of the Swedish District Heating Association (Svensk Fjärrvärme) will participate and speak at the conference. 

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Nordic pavilion at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco

The Swedish Trade Council, the Swedish Games Industry, the Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco and Nordic Game cordially invite you to join us at the Nordic Pavilion at GDC 2012 between the 7th and 9th of May in San Francisco. 

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Winter Maintenance Industry Booming in Canada

The Swedish Trade Council’s office in Toronto has recently completed a report investigating the opportunities available to Swedish companies within winter road and rail maintenance in Canada. The results of the report confirm that Canadian road and rail authorities face a series of challenges within winter maintenance. Some of these challenges STC believes can be solved in part by use of innovative Swedish road & rail maintenance products. 

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Record-Breaking Year at the Fancy Foods Show

This January the Swedish Trade Council attended the Winter Fancy Foods Show in San Francisco in order to gain insight into developments in specialty foods, and evaluate opportunities for Swedish companies. Attendance at this year’s show was the highest in the show’s 37 year history, with over 18,000 buyers present, indicating a recovered and strong industry. 

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Innovative Sweden Session Challenges Canada’s Health Care System

The Innovative Sweden travelling exhibit made its stop in Toronto on January 23- February 10, 2012. This three week long exhibit featured informational sessions and panel discussions about Swedish innovation in the areas of life science, ICT, clean tech and gaming, coupled with an interactive exhibition highlighting new Swedish innovations from 21 companies. 

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S.A.G.A: U.S. delegation to World Bioenergy 2012 in Jönköping

The 5th edition of World Bioenergy, Sweden’s largest conference and expo within the bioenergy segment, will be arranged in Jönköping, May 29-31. The Swedish Trade Council, in cooperation with Svebio and the Swedish Energy Agency will bring U.S. stakeholders, such as project managers, mayors and other decision makers to the conference. 

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S.A.G.A: State of Renewal, Louisiana Welcomes SymbioCity

SymbioCity, the concept of Sweden’s approach to sustainable urban development, continues to gain an U.S. audience. In January, the Swedish Trade Council traveled to Louisiana, a state which in the past decade witnessed two major environmental catastrophes—the hurricane that decimated New Orleans, and the offshore oil spill. 

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S.A.G.A: New Green Building Business Opportunities in the U.S.

The Swedish Trade Council has prepared reports on the growth of ‘Green Hospitals’ and the ‘Green Retrofitting’ industries in the U.S.. Green Building concepts have become more common and more utilized in the U.S. in recent years, and opportunities for Swedish companies experienced within these niche fields will be growing in the near future. 

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Contact Us


Exportrådet in Chicago

Swedish Trade Council
150 North Michigan Ave, Suite 1950
CHICAGO, IL 60601-7550
T +1 312 781 6222 (- 7 hours)
F +1 312 276 8606 

Exportrådet in New York
Swedish Trade Council
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
885 Second Ave., 45th floor
New York, NY 10017-2201
T +1 212 507 9001 (- 6 hours)
F +1 212 644 0939

Exportrådet in San Francisco
Swedish Trade Council
100 Montgomery Street, Suite 1080
San Francisco, CA 94104
T +1 415 835 3000 (- 9 hours)

usa@swedishtrade.se
Exportrådet in Canada
Swedish Trade Council
2 Bloor Street West, Suite 2120
TORONTO Ont M4W 3E2
T +1 416 922 8152
F +1 416 929 8639

canada@swedishtrade.se

Facts about Sweden

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  • Area: 174,000 sq mi (450,000 km²), the third largest country in Western Europe Forests: 53% Mountains: 11% Cultivated land: 8% Lakes and rivers: 9% Longest north-south distance: 978 mi (1,574 km) Longest east-west distance: 310 mi (499 km)
  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Population: 9.3 million inhabitants
  • Languages: Swedish; recognized minority languages: Sami (Lapp), Finnish, Meänkieli (Tornedalen Finnish), Yiddish, Romani Chib
  • Form of government: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy
  • Parliament: The Riksdag, with 349 members in one chamber
  • Religion: 80% belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden
  • Life expectancy: men 79 years, women 83 years
  • Most important export goods: Electronic and telecom equipment, machinery, passenger cars, paper, pharmaceuticals, iron and steel
  • Most important imported goods: Electronic and telecom equipment, machinery, foodstuffs, crude oil, textile products, footwear and passenger cars

Average temperatures

JANUARY JULY
Malmö +31.6°F (-0.2°C) 62.2°F (+16.8°C)
Stockholm +27.0°F (-2.8°C) 63.0°F (+17.2°C)
Kiruna +3.2°F (-16.0°C) 55.0°F (+12.8°C)

Daylight

JANUARY JULY
Malmö +31.6°F (-0.2°C) 62.2°F (+16.8°C)
Stockholm +27.0°F (-2.8°C) 63.0°F (+17.2°C)
Kiruna +3.2°F (-16.0°C) 55.0°F (+12.8°C)

Source:www.sweden.se

FACTS ABOUT SWEDEN

OFFICIAL GATEWAY TO SWEDEN

Swedish Trade Council: Newsletter USA & Canada November/December 2011

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Exportrådet

Newsletter USA & Canada

November/December 2011


From the Swedish Trade Council in the USA and Canada, we wish you all Happy Holidays! This is the last newsletter from us this year and as you might have noticed the newsletter has changed language from Swedish to English. This is based on demand from companies that want to share news with their local employees in North America. We hope to keep in touch also during 2012 when our newsletter from USA & Canada will be published quarterly. Please click the “läs mer” link to read articles, we apologize for the delay in changing that design. 

New office inaugurated in New York City

The Swedish Trade Council’s new office in New York was inaugurated on November 2, by Prince Daniel of Sweden together with the CEO of the Swedish Trade Council, Ulf Berg. Although the Swedish Trade Council has been present in New York for several decades, the new office strengthens STC’s presence with an attractive location in midtown Manhattan, and with better opportunities to offer clients office space. 

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Metso Power finds new customers in Canada

Canada proved to be a profitable market for Metso Power after the Swedish Trade Council found a new customer for them in western Canada. Metso Power AB (Metso Power) is a global leader in the supply of equipment for the pulp and paper mill sector. 

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Lumas Metall discovers new business opportunities in the U.S.

Tungsten and Molybdenum wire manufacturer Luma Metall, based in Kalmar, Sweden, has pursued a new sales strategy in the U.S. in the past year with the aid of the Swedish Trade Council. Due to a changing industry, Luma has found that it needs to penetrate deeper into the market in order to increase current sales. 

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Sales support for Swedish food companies

The Swedish Trade Council can offer a 50% subsidized sales support for our small and medium food and drink exporters. 

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Come and explore the District Energy sector in Canada

Canada’s district energy sector has experienced a stronger growth the last few years as decision makers, often at municipal level, see the benefits of being energy self sustainable. Canada is also seeing a change in energy policy as a result of federal strategic decisions to switch to sustainable energy sources. 

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Geothermal opportunities growing in the U.S.

In the U.S., the future is bright for the geothermal heating industry. The sector is showing signs of growth and offers opportunities for Swedish companies who want to make this eco-friendly option more available in the U.S. Geothermal heat pumps are a green option for heating buildings where Swedish technology is at the cutting edge. 

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SAGA: Swedish city planning impresses in the U.S.

The word is spreading about SymbioCity, Sweden’s concept of sustainable city development. On November 17 and 18, the Swedish Trade Council’s Phil Thompson and David Kördel presented the concept in Washington D.C. for the Worldwatch Institute and for the County Executives of America. Feedback was positive and more presentations around the country are planned for Spring 2012. 

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Contact us:


Exportrådet i Chicago

Swedish Trade Council
150 North Michigan Ave, Suite 1950
CHICAGO, IL 60601-7550
T +1 312 781 6222 (- 7 timmar)
F +1 312 276 8606 

Exportrådet i New York
Swedish Trade Council
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
885 Second Ave., 45th floor
New York, NY 10017-2201
T +1 212 507 9001 (- 6 timmar)
F +1 212 644 0939

Exportrådet i San Francisco
Swedish Trade Council
100 Montgomery Street, Suite 1080
San Francisco, CA 94104
T +1 415 835 3000 (- 9 timmar)

usa@swedishtrade.se
Exportrådet i Kanada
Swedish Trade Council
2 Bloor Street West, Suite 2120
TORONTO Ont M4W 3E2
T +1 416 922 8152
F +1 416 929 8639

canada@swedishtrade.se