FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 – Join us for a Sweden Support Performance in Darling Harbour 2 August!

Women’s World Cup (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™) – The world’s largest female sports event has kicked off in New Zealand! 

Swedes in Sydney are gathering for a supportive Sing-Along performance in Darling Harbour on 2 August!

The Swedish School in Sydney together with the Swedish Community in Sydney is in search of shower chanters, nightingales, Eurovision fans, Abba-enthusiasts and/or soccer fans to participate.

The Swedish Consulate received a request to participate in the FIFA Fan Festival™ in Sydney and has reached out to the Swedish School in Sydney for help in organising an event. Of course, the Swedish School in Sydney, with the support of the Swedish community in Sydney and the Swedish schools in Australia, wants to support the world’s largest female sports event!

We have been asked to perform (10 minutes) with something cultural, and our plan is to organise a ‘Sing-along in Darling Harbour’. The Vikings were reported howling while singing, one could easily say that this is in our genes. Therefore, the school and all Swedish associations in Sydney are now searching far and wide for all shower chanters, nightingales, Eurovision fans and Abba-enthusiast to participate in the ‘Sing-along in Darling Harbour’.  Practice “Dancing Queen” by ABBA to perfection. However, at the FIFA Fan Festival™, there will be big screens displaying the song lyrics, similar to a typical sing-along session at Skansen.

How much we will perform, is unclear. It depends a lot on how the Swedish team performs and how they progress. We have been asked to come and perform on August 2nd at 5:55 pm (assembly before 5 pm, when the game starts). If we behave ourselves and the Swedish national team performs well, we might be invited on August 6th and 20th, mark those dates in your calendar as well.

Please note: The Swedish School in Sydney has NOT been allocated any match tickets and participating parents are responsible for their child/children during the event.

When: 2 August at 5.55 pm (assembly at 5.00 pm before the game starts)

Where: Darling Harbour, more details to be advised

Register here!

Attire: Blue and Yellow and/or Eurovision Song Contest (Mello)

Thank you for supporting Sweden in the world’s largest female sports event!

The Swedish School in Sydney

Find out more about the world cup in Au and NZ here: Women’s World Cup (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™)

EuroMix Feb 2023 – Melbourne, Perth and Sydney

Save the Date – EuroMix Networking Events in Feb 2023 Here are your opportunities to mingle with members and guests of the European Chambers in February 2023!


Date: Thursday 16 February 2023

Location: Hophaus Bar, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne VIC 3006

Time: 5.00 -7.00 pm AEDT

Registration link:


Date: Thursday 16 February 2023

Location: Reyes Lounge – 49 King Street, Perth WA 6000

Time: 5.00 -7.00 pm AWST

Registration link:


Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

Location: Slims Rooftop 49 William Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW 2010

Time: 5.00 -7.00 pm AEDT

Registration link:

Why Hydrogen? SACC Sustainability Committee Virtual Event 28 Feb 2023

Join this virtual event on – Hydrogen – What is hydrogen? Why hydrogen? How is it produced and the difference between blue and green hydrogen? In this session, we will have a panel with experts in renewable energy from the industry and academia who will identify key issues and hurdles such as:

  • Energy management (applications and how this is integrated)
  • Balance of plant, how transformed to electrify, impact on the network and digitalization
  • Safety aspects regarding implementation/hazardous components

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

When: 28 February 2023, at 5pm AEDT

SACC/YP Members: Free, Non-Members: $25

Link to register will be available from mid January 2023.

Nordic Open Golf Day 3 March 2023 at the Moore Park Golf Course, Sydney

Nordic Open Golf Day

March 3, 2023 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Welcome to the Nordic Chambers for the Nordic Open Golf Day 2023 at the Moore Park Golf Course, Sydney

We are excited to present this annual joint Nordic event for the 7th year. The golf day offers unique opportunities to meet members and business contacts of the Nordic & Estonian Chambers in a relaxed setting. It enables great networking opportunities while offering you a chance to promote your company and services. You don’t have to be a pro player as we will compete in teams of 4 players, with only the best score in each team being counted for every stroke (giving each team 4 chances for every stroke to get it right!). There will be some fantastic prizes lined up for winning teams and individual players and we will run the Nordic Putting Comp (introduced in 2022) for lunch only participants. The event has been sold out the last few years so register early to secure your team and place in the comp!

The Cost per Player: Members: $195, Non-Members: $245 or join as a Corporate Team with 4 players for $1,525 and contribute to the prize pot (all prices are incl. GST)

      • Green Fee
      • Complimentary range balls
      • The Nordic Open Golf Day participation kit (with some sponsor surprises)
      • Bacon & Egg roll with tea/coffee (in the morning)
      • Golf Cart (2ppl /cart)
      • Drink Cart at the course (drinks/snacks to be purchased by players)
      • “19th hole Celebration” Lunch at the Clubhouse.

The Cost for Lunch only Participants: Members: $75, Non-Members: $95

      • Participation in the Nordic Putting Comp
      • Complimentary driving range balls for practicing
      • Lunch


      • 07:00 am – 07:45 am – Registration & Breakfast
      • 08:00 am – Shotgun start for 18 holes, Stableford (scoring via MPG application)
      • All morning until 12.30 pm Nordic Putting Comp
      • 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm 19th Hole Celebration Lunch and Prize Ceremony

Register here:

Contact us at for more information. 

Swedish Midsummer live online 19 June from 7 pm AEST

Join this FB live event hosted by Visit Sweden and experience the Swedish Midsummer 19 June at 11:00 – 20 June at 00:30 UTC+02 (7 pm AEST start 19 June)


Summary of SACC Webinar 23 June with Professor Göran Roos on the present state of the economy and “the new normal”

Again the Chamber had the privilege to welcome Professor Göran Roos a keynote speaker and this time Professor Roos joined us virtually from the UK. The webinar was organised as a follow up on our webinar series COVID-19 impact on business, trade and investment with a focus on the economic impact. Professor Roos gave us a comprehensive insight into the present state of the Economy and the “New Normal” with implications for the Resource Extraction Industry.

As presented in the bio below Professor Göran Roos has many titles, accomplishments, and credentials including a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. A very prominent title awarded by 900 fellow peers of the organisation. ATSE is an Academy of independent experts helping Australians understand and use technology to solve complex problems. Göran was born and raised in Sweden and graduated from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. Göran lived in Adelaide for many years and recently moved back to the UK with his family. Professor Roos has been a keynote speaker at a few SACC events and last year he presented a very interesting and challenging topic at a SACC Perth WA event on “Implications for the mining industry of moving to a low resource footprint value-creating paradigm” i.e. “what’s the new normal for the mining industry when the world is going green”.

Professor Roos’s presentation for this webinar with focus on the present state of the Economy and the “New Normal” is based on insights from statistics, facts, and conclusions from a research perspective.

Göran began to present the curve for the economy to get back to what we call the new normal and what the new normal is going to be. “In the beginning, there was a lot of optimism about a v-shaped recovery but in reality, it looks like it will be more of a “Nike Swoosh” recovery meaning a much slower recovery than anticipated It will take many years until we get back to where we were and even longer to where we ought to be”, said Professor Roos.

Looking at the GDP forecast for Australia the GDP drop was about 40%. “The employment is usually in these types of crisis situations a laggard and it will take longer for the employment to come back than the GDP”. The unemployment rate for Australia if we only see a single hit of the pandemic is forecasted to increase from 5% to 8 %. The unemployment issue is very large and it causes increased crime, mental health problems, and general disturbance issues in the economy. The three most impacted sectors with regards to unemployment are Accommodation & food, transport & storage and manufacturing.

Göran brought up the COVID-19 impact on the Gross National Income (GNI) based on the actual number of cases in each country plus the quarantine shock. The direct effect on the GNI in Australia was -8.7%, the effect on the GVC (Global Value Chain) was -2.1% compared to China where the direct effect was -11.3% and the GVC -2.4% and Sweden with 0% direct effect, as a result of no lockdown but the GVC was -3.6%.

The sector which has experienced the biggest change is the service sector and especially the airline and travel industry. Some airlines are looking at being nationalised and many airlines won’t be able to survive. Airfreight will become very expensive, airfares will go up due to the lack of air passengers especially business travellers.

Aspects of the new normal includes increased automation, supply chain diversification to increase resilience at a cost, re-localisation or restructuring of global value chains disrupted by digital ways of working and a rise of new business models.

“Globalisation is slowing down maybe even in some sectors and countries reversing quite dramatically, this means that we will have more protectionism in some sectors in some countries”.

These are just a few highlights of the presentation, to listen to the full recording of the webinar with the Q&A session please follow this link:


Keynote speaker biography

Professor Göran Arne Roos holds a MSc in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden; an MBA in Strategy from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France; an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Management Consultancy from Henley Management College in Henley-on-Thames, UK; and a Ph.D. in Business and Management from University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia. Göran is a specialist in the field of intellectual capital and an expert in innovation management and strategy. He is a common advisor to organizations and governments around the globe. Göran is a CSIRO fellow and also a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). Göran was named “one of the 13 most influential thinkers for the 21st Century” by the Spanish business journal “Direccion y Progreso” and was appointed “Manufacturing for the Future” Thinker in Residence by the South Australian Premier for the year 2011 and an appointed member of the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Leaders Group 2012/2013. He was selected for Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Top 10 Speeches 2013: A collection of the most influential and interesting speeches from the CEDA platform in 2013 for the speech: “The future of manufacturing in Australia: Innovation and productivity”.


The session was moderated by Figge Boksjö, Chair of the SACC Perth WA Chapter.

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SACC and NACC Perth WA 23 July – After Work

Welcome to After Work drinks on the 23rd of July 2020 at 5.30pm with SACC and NACC members and followers.

Venue and more details TBA.