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SACC Executive Forum 31 May, Sydney

May 31, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

- $55.00 – $85.00

The Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) would like to invite you to our annual Executive Forum with the Ambassador of Sweden to Australia, HE Mr Pontus Melander. The afternoon forum will take place on the 31st of May at 3.00 pm for 3.30 start followed by a networking event at Allens Law Firm, Sydney CBD. 

The forum provides an opportunity for SACC Company Member Executives, Special Guests and Team Sweden Australia members to network in person and to hear from Guest of Honour Ambassador Melander and keynote speakers Penny George, Director Corporate Affairs at AstraZeneca Australia & New Zealand and Benjamin McDonald, Country President at AstraZeneca Australia & New Zealand.


  • Political and Economic environment in Australia with a particular focus on recent state and Federal Elections, that have delivered Labor Governments in all of Mainland Australia and some implications of the Federal Budget.
  • Modern Manufacturing and AstraZeneca’s Journey – Investment and Research.

There will be an opportunity for participants to join interactive round table discussion with focus on topics raised, ask questions, share knowledge, experiences, challenges and opportunities and discuss potential collaboration with Swedish organisations based in Australia.


3.00 pm           Registration, coffee, tea and refreshments are served

3.25                  Welcome & Acknowledgement of Country: Kieran Schneemann, Corporate Affairs Adviser to AstraZeneca Australia & New Zealand and Honorary Board Member of SACC

3.30                  Official welcome and introduction by Jan Gardberg, President of the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce

3.35                  Guest of Honour HE Pontus Melander Ambassador of Sweden to Australia

3.45                  Keynote Speaker Penny George, Director Corporate Affairs, AstraZeneca Australia & New Zealand

4.00                  Keynote Speaker Benjamin McDonald, Country President, AstraZeneca Australia & New Zealand

4.15                  Q&A followed by round table discussion facilitated by Kieran Schneemann

5.20                  Conclusion

5.30                  End of Forum followed by networking event, drinks and canapés are served


Date & time: 31 May, 3.00 pm for 3.30 start followed by networking event

Venue: Allens Law Firm, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place126 Phillip Street (Corner Hunter & Phillip Streets) Sydney

Cost: SACC members $55, Non-members $85  


RSVP BY 19 MAY HERE: https://www.swedishchamber.com.au/event/sacc-executive-forum-31-may-sydney/

This forum is by invitation only.


Afternoon tea, coffee and refreshments will be served followed by drinks and canapés for the networking event. For more information contact sacc@swedishchamber.com.au.


The SACC, the Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden are working together proactively in bringing together Swedish-Australian companies. The SACC offers a unique and exclusive business network, with over 130 corporate and professional members, who all share the passion for building strong business networks together, sharing experiences and gaining knowledge. Our presence and active engagement in the Australian business space is greatly valued.


We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce


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May 31, 2023
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$55.00 – $85.00


SACC Sydney
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, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place 126 Phillip Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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