Hej SACC and YP Members and Friends,
With almost 95% of people aged 16 and over fully vaccinated, restrictions that have eased significantly in every state, schools back to normal education practice and with borders open for vaccinated tourists from February 21st - finally it looks like we are through the worst of COVID19 and moving into a next phase. For two years the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce has been quick in responding to the many changes, in the same way as businesses across Australia have been forced to react in agile and decisive ways to find the best path forward. We now bring all the learnings and insights with us for 2022.
The activity planning for 2022 is looking really exciting with many more in-person events coming up. The first larger in-person autumn event will be the always very popular Nordic Open Golf Day held on 6 May in Sydney. The SACC Sustainability Committee launch will take place on 6 April at the Embassy of Sweden in Canberra followed by an IKEA Circular event in Brisbane and two Executive Forums scheduled for May in Sydney and Melbourne. There are also after work and networking occasions in the planning within each chapter and in collaboration with Nordic and European Chambers.
This year’s biggest event will be the Swedish Australian Innovation, Technology and Design Summit with topic sessions, networking opportunities and a gala dinner, all happening over a 2-day period, 28-29 September, hosted at the University of Technology Sydney. We have so far had a great response for partner sign up and planning is ongoing, together with SACC, Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden, UTS, Volvo Group Australia, ABB, Axis Communications, Ericsson, AstraZeneca, Elekta, Tetra Pak, Trapeze & Ortivus and Asuria. The 2-day summit is a platform to connect partner organisations with academia and R&D on a local, national and bilateral level. Together we will inspire and initiate new innovative and creative opportunities for collaboration between partner organisations, academia, the industry and government areas. There are still a few open slots left in the program – if you want to participate, please contact our GM, Camilla Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best and stay safe,
Jan Gardberg, President Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce