Entries for the Swedish Business in Australia Awards 2016 are now open!


The SACC has over a number of years been highlighting and awarding successful Swedish business achievements in Australia. For the 2016 Swedish Business in Australia Awards we decided to introduce new awards categories with the purpose to open up the awards to a wider group of companies. We also added a new category for individuals, Young Business Executive/Young Entrepreneur.

The 2016 awards categories are as follows:

1. Excellence in Business Enterprise

Open to all Swedish or Swedish-Australian business activities: large or small, newcomer or established. Here we are looking to highlight a big event, significant project, implementing progressive sustainability strategy, innovative campaign or product, marketing/branding or a new enterprise launch.

2. Excellence in Innovation

Recognises businesses that have made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application, recently and/or long-term.

3. Excellence in Small Business

The Excellence in Small Business award recognises a business (employing 1-20 employees) that has attained significant growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth in the previous 24 months.

4. Young Business Executive/Young Entrepreneur

This award recognises young business professionals (under 35 years) who demonstrate outstanding business spirit and strategic direction whilst providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming young business people. Young business executives/entrepreneurs who has built a successful career within an organisation and/or operates a successful business.

The Finalists and Winners of this year’s Awards will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Christmas Dinner 1 December 2016 in front of business leaders, colleagues and friends of Swedish Australian business. The winners will further be presented in the SWEDELINK Newsletter and on the SACC website.

The Awards are run on a non-profit basis and provide recognition generally for Swedish related business activities in Australia and also for organisations/individuals that have helped to grow a positive profile for Swedish business in Australia.

Entry is open to any company/enterprise/young business executive or entrepreneur in Australia, the individual/business of which has a strong relationship to Sweden. Finalists and Award Winners will be expected to be financial members of the SACC prior to the Award presentation 1rd of December.

Download invitation and nomination details

Swedish Business Awards 2016


Chamber News

Welcome to a new year with SACC!

We are looking forward to a great year with quality Events and Networking opportunities for our members and guests. The Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce has a strong board with additional members since our last AGM and we are very happy to announce that Roger Letherbarrow, a Director of the SACC for 15 years, has been appointed the President of the SACC from January 2016, replacing Teresia Fors who has been President for the past 4 years. Ajit Singh a Director of the SACC for 4 years has been appointed Vice President. Teresia Fors, have been a great asset for the Chamber and will still remain on the SACC Board as a Director. Please visit www.swedishchamber.com.au where all our new board members for 2016 are introduced.

SACC Events committee are now planning the 2016 events calendar. Our aim is to hold monthly events in both Sydney and Melbourne there will be Networking Drinks and Special Topic Events with plenty of opportunities for member sponsorship and cooperation. We encourage members to bring forward any event ideas or topics you would like the Chamber to focus on. Visit our events page for upcoming events and remember to visit and Facebook for news and event updates!


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