SACC Perth – Networking evening with Wine tasting 9 August

The Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce Perth, WA Chapter
Invitation to “SACC networking evening with Wine tasting”

Thursday 9 August 2018

SACC Perth WA is excited follow up on previous successful events and this time offer our network a quality meet-up with wine tasting at this gorgeous private venue in Perth CBD. We will take the opportunity to present some of our new business members and learn from their stories.

Established in 1976, Clairault | Streicker Wines is one of the original wineries in Margaret River. All wines are crafted from their family vineyards in the Margaret River Wine Appellation of WA, and we are very proud to have, Cellar Door Manager, Swedish-born, Ulrika Larsson there to present their exclusive selection of wines from three Margaret River sub-regions -Yallingup, Wilyabrup and Karridale. Ulrika is a sommelier with 10 years’ experience in the wine industry and she will guide us through a comparative tasting looking at how fruit selection and winemaking techniques can influence the style of a wine. You will have the opportunity to taste their top Cabernet from their original vineyard plantings alongside other trophy winning wines.

This event offers a great opportunity to network and connect with fellow business owners, meet new interesting personalities and to learn and prosper from each others wisdom – all under informal circumstances. A great venue and a glass of quality wine can definitely be good enablers!

Where: Oracle by Blackburn, Stirling St & Aberdeen St, Perth WA
When: Thursday 9 August
Time: 6.00-8.00pm

Cost: $15 pp

Melbourne Scandinavian Film Festival 25 July

SACC/YP Melbourne join us during at the 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival for pre-movie drinks followed by the screening of Becoming Astrid.

Where: Palace Cinema Como, 1 Toorak Rd, South Yarra 3141
When: Wednesday 25 July 5.15pm for 6.00pm movie start.

Cost: $18 (movie only, drinks at bar prices)

See trailer here: https://scandinavianfilmfestival.com/films/becoming-astrid

DIRECTOR: Pernille Fischer Christensen
CAST: Alba August, Trine Dyrholm, Magnus Krepper, Maria Bonnevie, Henrik Rafaelsen, Björn Gustafsson, Maria Fahl Vikander
LANGUAGE: Swedish and Danish with English subtitles

The early life of Astrid Lindgren, the internationally beloved creator of ‘Pippi Longstocking’ is recounted in this gorgeous period drama, written by Danish Academy Award-winner (Robert Festival) Kim Fupz Aakeson (who also writes this year’s Darling).

Astrid’s talent as a writer became apparent in her youth, earning her an internship at the local newspaper in Vimmerby, Sweden, by the tender age of 18. Working for charismatic editor Reinhold Blomberg, who shares her belief in freedom, modernity and the future; Astrid’s gifts are promoted and her writing flourishes, but she also begins an intimate relationship with him.

When Astrid becomes pregnant, Blomberg can’t marry her. He’s already the father of seven and in the middle of a messy divorce. Unwilling to bring shame on her devoutly religious parents, Astrid leaves her life behind in order to care for herself and her son alone. This decision comes to transform her into one of the most inspiring women of our age, a young woman who, despite the expectations of her time, broke free from society’s norms to follow her heart.

Sydney Scandinavian Film Festival 12 July

SACC/YP Sydney join us at the 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival for pre-movie drinks followed by the screening of Becoming Astrid – Unga Astrid.

Where: Palace Cinema Verona, 17 Oxford St, Paddington, Sydney
When: Thursday 12 July 5.30pm for 6.15pm movie start.

Cost: $18 (movie only, drinks at bar prices)

See trailer here: https://scandinavianfilmfestival.com/films/becoming-astrid

DIRECTOR: Pernille Fischer Christensen
CAST: Alba August, Trine Dyrholm, Magnus Krepper, Maria Bonnevie, Henrik Rafaelsen, Björn Gustafsson, Maria Fahl Vikander
LANGUAGE: Swedish and Danish with English subtitles

The early life of Astrid Lindgren, the internationally beloved creator of ‘Pippi Longstocking’ is recounted in this gorgeous period drama, written by Danish Academy Award-winner (Robert Festival) Kim Fupz Aakeson (who also writes this year’s Darling).

Astrid’s talent as a writer became apparent in her youth, earning her an internship at the local newspaper in Vimmerby, Sweden, by the tender age of 18. Working for charismatic editor Reinhold Blomberg, who shares her belief in freedom, modernity and the future; Astrid’s gifts are promoted and her writing flourishes, but she also begins an intimate relationship with him.

When Astrid becomes pregnant, Blomberg can’t marry her. He’s already the father of seven and in the middle of a messy divorce. Unwilling to bring shame on her devoutly religious parents, Astrid leaves her life behind in order to care for herself and her son alone. This decision comes to transform her into one of the most inspiring women of our age, a young woman who, despite the expectations of her time, broke free from society’s norms to follow her heart.

SACC Melbourne – Nordic Engagement monthly Luncheon 4 July 2018

Nordic Engagement monthly Luncheon 4 July 2018.

This invitation is extended to Nordic Chamber of Commerce and Nordic business communities as a networking platform. The lunch will be held at Denmark House on the first Wednesday of every month at 12pm. The cost is $35 per person and includes traditional Danish Smørrebrød, a beverage, pastry and tea/coffee.

Bookings are essential, to secure your place please contact Andrew at Denmark House:
9600 4477 [email protected]

 

YP Midsummer Party 23 June 2018

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Come and celebrate Midsummer and dance around the maypole with us in Bronte beach park on Saturday the 23rd of June. 
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We will serve an amazing Swedish Midsummer buffet and a welcome drink upon arrival (we promise that you won’t leave hungry).
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We will also organise some fun traditional games to make you feel right at home.
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Bring a blanket to sit on and what you wish to drink.
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SACC/YP members: $38
Non members: $55  ($45 early bird special until 31/5!)   Early bird sold out!
Please make a comment in the booking notes if you have any allergies/food requirements.
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6 June Swedish National Day networking evening with election 2018 focus

We are pleased to invite you to this national day event with focus on the upcoming Swedish General Election on the 9 September 2018. According to the latest polls, the Social Democrat/Green Government is neck and neck with the opposition Alliance. However, no less than three parties are at risk of missing the 4% minimum vote required (Greens, Christian Democrats and Liberals). The anti-immigration Swedish Democrats have lost some of its popularity, but is still polling around 15%. To discuss the big issues in the lead-up to the election, we are very pleased to have an outstanding panel on the night:
Moderator: Anna Alvsdotter – Freelance Journalist
Johan Gabrielsson – Freelance Journalist
Lisa Abrahamsson – Journalist TT of Sweden
Henrik Samuelsson – Journalist TT of Sweden
Annika Flensburg – Former Press Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, Isabella Lövin

This evening is kindly supported by SACC member DB Schenker. There will be networking opportunities, drinks and nibbles are served.

Please note that the venue has changed to: The Occidental, level 2 function room, 43 York Street (opposite Wynyard Station), Sydney 2000
When: Wednesday 6 June
Time: 6.30-8.00pm
SACC/YP Members: $15
Non-members: $25

YP After Work 5 June

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This month’s after work event will take place at El [email protected] Inn. Here, the Danish crown prince Frederik met the crown princess Mary during the Sydney Olympics 2000. Upon arrival, keep your ears and eyes open and you’ll easily be able to find us by picking up on some “Sw-English” or spotting a Swedish flag (blue and yellow). You are not required to be a member in order to attend the Young Professional’s after work events but you’ll enjoy lots of benefits if you sign up for a yearly membership – ideal for someone who would want to strengthen their network and get involved within the Swedish community in Sydney. As a member you will receive discounts on all our events, e.g. the popular Midsummer and Christmas parties. Please see the link below for further details.

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Vi träffas på El Loco @ Slip Inn, samma bar som den danske kronprinssen Frederik träffade kronprinsessan Mary under OS i Sydney 2000. Lyssna efter svenska röster eller leta efter en svensk flagga. Du behöver inte vara medlem för att komma på någon av våra after works, men om du gillar tanken på ett nätvärk med andra svenskar så tycker vi att ett medlemskap är en bra idé. Något som ger dig bra priser på våra andra evenemang så som Midsommar- och julfester etc. Se länk nedan för att bli medlem.

The mining industry – one of Australia’s most important sectors

The mining industry is one of Australia’s most important sectors bringing investment opportunities, jobs, taxes and wealth to the Australian economy. Göran Fredrik Göransson founded the Swedish global engineering company Sandvik in Sweden in 1862; today it specialises in mining and rock excavation, metal-cutting and materials technology. Being a major actor in one of Australia’s key industries comes with a lot of responsibility in terms of sustainability. Pictured below is Figge Boksjö, Chairman of SACC Perth, Philippa Purdy, Store Manager at H&M Perth and Stuart Evans, Head of Environment, Health and Safety at Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, at SACC Perth’s Conscious Business event held on May 16.

SACC Perth teamed up with H&M for a Sustainable Business event in May 2018

In 1947, the Swedish multinational clothing-retail company H&M opened its first store in Västerås, Sweden. Sixty-seven years later, their doors opened for the first time on the Australian continent. Being a global fashion brand in one of the biggest industries in the world comes with a lot of responsibility in terms of sustainability. On H&M’s website, the company acknowledges that the fashion industry uses more resources than the planet allows. In the work towards a more sustainable future, the company introduced a garment collecting initiative in 2013 called Closing the Loop. The program encourages customers to bring in their old items to H&M stores for them to be recycled, reused or re-worn, giving garments a 100% circular lifetime. Since initiating the program, the company has collected more than 55,000 tonnes of garments. Read more about the impressive work on H&M’s website: https://about.hm.com/en/sustainability/get-involved/recycle-your-clothes.html. Thank you very much for hosting our Sustainable Business networking event on May 16 in Perth @hmaustralia.