Congratulations Norway!

Congratulations to Norway for defending the prestigious winning title in this year's Putt-Putt Golf Tournament. Team Sweden showed up with a solid team of players but it was not enough to beat the strong Norwegians. Thank you to everyone that came out and played and thank you NACC-Seattle for hosting a great event! We are looking forward to a rematch next year.


Young Professionals Happy Hour

Thank you to everyone that came to our first Young Professionals event at Optimism Brewing Company on Wednesday May, 22. It was such a pleasure to meet you all! Great thoughts were shared and connection made. We are already looking forward to the next one.


Team Sweden Meeting

Last Friday SACC-Seattle had the pleasure to attend a great Team Sweden meeting hosted by the Swedish Consulate in Seattle at it's new location in Redmond.

We were accompanied by Cecilia Lif from the Swedish Embassy, Johan Marcus from SACC-USA and new Honorary Swedish Consul Petra Hilleberg. If you have ideas on what you would like to see from the consulate, SACC-Seattle or other thoughts you would like to share on the Team Sweden concept of collaboration, please let us know at info@sacc-seattle.org.


Small Business Entrepreneur Event with panel speakers

On April 10th we hosted a great panel discussion focused on Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Thank you to all of our guests and our inspiring panelists Kristiina Hiukka, Martin Lundgren and Monica Langfeldt for sharing your experiences and take-aways as Nordic business owners. Special thanks to our moderator Petra Hilleberg and to the Swedish Club.


SACC-Seattle Annual Meeting 2019

Thank you to all our members and some new faces that joined us yesterday evening for SACC-Seattle’s annual meeting. We had the pleasure to be hosted by the impressive Nordic Museum and got a tour of their new exhibition “The Vikings Begin” before the meeting started.

The board presented results for 2018, and formally elected the 2019 board of directors. In 2019, Rebecka Churchill, our former Marketing Director, will serve as President and Martin Lundgren, our former President, will serve as Vice President. Rikard Lind, Tor Jernudd, Magnus Danielsson and Anna Assarsson will continue serving on the board, while Petra Hilleberg and Tina Bergman are stepping down to focus on new opportunities. Thank you, Petra and Tina, for you fantastic work with SACC-Seattle over many years.

We are also excited to welcome three new members to the board of 2019; Beshir Abdella, Charlotte Brekkan and Jacob Häger.

Stay tuned for further presentations of them!


The new Nordic Museum is open!

What a spectacular time we had last week, celebrating the Grand Opening of the new Nordic Museum here in Seattle! Highlights included the highly anticipated Nordic Innovation Days, including a well-attended Innovation Conference on May 3rd and an exclusive Tech Tour on May 4th, which paid visits to local tech giants such as Amazon and Microsoft. We were also very happy to be present for the ribbon cutting ceremony on May 5th, attended by H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson of Iceland, and H.E. Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States. Big congrats to our long-standing members and friends at the Nordic Museum!


Welcome to the Nordic Tech and Innovation Conference - presented by Ericsson!

Though the Nordic region represents only 3 percent of Europe's population, the Nordic nations are ranked as global leaders for technology and innovation. Please join the Nordic Museum, Ericsson and participating organizations from all Nordic countries at this one-day conference on Thursday May 3rd from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Nordic Museum's Osberg Hall, featuring keynote talks and panels by tech and innovation luminaries from the Nordic region.

Speakers and participants include Kristin Skogen Lund, CEO Confederation of Norwegian Employers, Fredrik Cassel, General Partner at Creandum and the first external investor in Spotify, Vahé Torossian, CVP, MSFT Western Europe, Niels Røine, EVP Communications, Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports and Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The goal of the conference is to build awareness about innovation and opportunity in the Nordic countries and to lay the groundwork for the development of deeper relationships between the tech and innovation sectors in Seattle and the Nordic region.

Tickets are $50.00, and must be purchased through the below link.
Please note that space is limited.

Get your tickets today!


Thank you for attending our event with Lars Kepler!

Thank you for attending the reading and book signing with Lars Kepler authors Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril at the Swedish Club! We were happy to share this gorgeous afternoon with you all, and especially grateful to Alexander and Alexandra for stopping by on their first book tour in the US! Thanks also to the Swedish Club for hosting us in their bar, and providing refreshments.


Thank you for attending our personal finances and tax event at the Consulate of Sweden!

Thank you for attending our event on personal finances and taxes at the Consulate of Sweden! We were happy to welcome Kyle Talley from PwC for an informative and detailed presentation that allowed for great discussion and exchange between all participants. We hope to see you all at our next event, a reading and book signing by Swedish authors Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril (Lars Kepler) on Sunday March 11th at 4:00 pm at the Swedish Club!

Photos: Tina Bergman

Kyle Talley and Martin Lundgren

 

 


Thanks for joining our Annual Meeting!

Thank you to all the members who joined us for our Annual Meeting! We were fortunate enough to be hosted by the generous Hotel Andra, who gave a tour of the hotel and presented a delightful spread of snacks and beverages. Members met and mingled in the hotel’s chic event space, before the SACC-Seattle Board presented results for 2017, and the Board for 2018 was formally elected. In 2018 Martin Lundgren and Petra Hilleberg will continue to serve as President and Vice President respectively. Other new and current Board Members are, among others: Rebecka Churchill (Marketing Director & SACC-USA Liaison), Anna Assarsson (Secretary), Tor Jernudd (Treasurer), Tina Bergman (Member at Large), Rebecka Isaksson (Membership & Event Director) and Rikard Lind (Business Development Director). Thank you all – and we hope to see you at our next event, our Personal Finances and Tax Event at the Consulate of Sweden on Tuesday March 6th!