AmCham Sweden Holiday Mingle

AmCham Holiday Mingle

One of the best mingles of the season

AmCham HOliday Mingle

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden is a robust organization that provides an excellent platform for business education, mentorship, networking and mingles.

AmCham Holiday Mingle

Led by Peter Dahlen, pictured at the microphone, their yearly programs keep getting better and better. He has an excellent team.

AmCham Holiday Mingle

One of their partner members is the Sheraton Stockholm which provided the perfect venue for the Holiday Mingle.

AmCham HOliday Mingle

And as President of the American Women’s Club in Stockholm the AmCham Holiday Mingle gave me and our Club’s Vice President the opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannakah, and Happy Holidays.

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With less than 2 weeks to the Midterms AmCham Sweden looks ahead

People are nervous.

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So AmCham Sweden put together a brown bag lunch.

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They invited Pew Research.

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And the best pollster in Sweden to compare how polling works here.

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And I was invited to speak on a panel about the midterms and transatlantic trade.

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Photo: Jonas Lind

I represented the Democrats because I am a DNC Member.

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Photo: Jonas Lind

Other panelists were a former Republican and head of Public Affairs at a big firm in Stockholm and a lobbyist from Capitol Hill. The moderator is a foreign correspondent with TT.

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Photo: Jonas Lind
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Photo: Jonas Lind
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Photo: Jonas Lind

It was the first time I was presented with flowers which is a Swedish tradition. The last time I spoke was at a Democrats Abroad event in Gothenburg and I was given a t-shirt I wanted. The first time I spoke at a Democrats Abroad event in Gothenburg I was given a party mascot. Both were perfect for me. I am embracing the Swedish and appreciating the American ways of doing things.

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Photo: Jonas Lind
AmCham
Photo: Jonas Lind

And always the best thing about attending AmCham Sweden events is the opportunity to network, network, network. Regardless of the 2018 US Midterm election results AmCham Sweden will be here to ensure that cooperation among US and Swedish businesses will thrive.

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Photo: Jonas Lind
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Best way to debut in Stockholm after a 4 year absence?

Multi-Chamber Seminar & Mingle

Multi-Chamber Seminar & Mingle

Attending the AmCham Sweden, Chamber Trade Sweden, the French-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, and the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce in-depth discussion on current free trade practices, of course.

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Representatives from Chamber Trade Sweden, British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, French-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and AmCham Sweden
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Discussion moderator David Landes

The lively panel discussion was moderated by David Landes. David Landes is Head of Commercial Content at The Local Europe, a Stockholm-based network of English-language news sites. He joined The Local in 2008, serving as editor of The Local Sweden from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining The Local, he worked in commercial and public diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm and the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC.

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Johan Norberg

The seminar opened with Johan Norberg defending trade by saying it is because of global trade that 9% of the world’s population lives in extreme poverty which is less than 1.25 billion people. That is a decrease of 1/2 over the last 25 years. Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker. He lectures about entrepreneurship, global trends, and globalization around the world. Johan has received several prestigious awards and is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. His most recent book, the celebrated Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future (2016) was chosen as the Book of the Year by The Economist, Guardian, and Observer. www.johannorberg.net

Multi-chamber seminar & mingle
Patricia Kempff

Bringing in the perspective of a global company with Swedish and Swiss roots, Patricia Kempff is head of Public Affairs at ABB Sweden where she is supporting business interests to implement the company’s strategy towards key stakeholders in the public sphere. Patricia has a broad network within the Swedish public opinion and socioeconomic communities. She previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Public Affairs at Swedbank with responsibility for community engagement and community relations. Patricia has also worked for government agencies and within non-profit organizations.

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Tanja Rasmusson

Tanja Rasmusson is the Director of the WTO (World Trade Organization) Department at the National Board of Trade in Sweden. Tanja previously served in the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she was State Secretary working alongside the Minister of Development, Hillevi Engström. As State Secretary, Tanja was responsible for implementing government aid policy and coordinating it with trade and foreign policy.  She shed insight on what nations want.

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HOW TO SURVIVE THE WAR ON FREE TRADE: MULTI-CHAMBER SEMINAR & MINGLE panelists & moderator

I was definitely back in Stockholm where the panel was gender balanced and the participants were cool, poised and stylish.

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Some of the HOW TO SURVIVE THE WAR ON FREE TRADE: MULTI-CHAMBER SEMINAR & MINGLE attendees

The seminar, held at United Spaces, was fully booked.

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