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  • French-Swedish Innovation Forum

    Pan-European Collaborations for Smart, Green & Energy Independent Industry
    3rd of October 2022 at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm

    This is a high-level event aiming to promote French-Swedish business relations, investments, and impact collaborations and further the development of the French-Swedish Innovation Partnership. We want to create meetings across our two countries to further build bridges between impact startups, companies, capital markets, and decision-makers within our bilateral ecosystem. We want to strengthen the links between the French and the Swedish innovation ecosystems and discuss the challenges and opportunities of Europe as an innovation continent of excellency for smart, green and energy independent industry. The program focuses on developing sustainable business models, impact management, strategies for scaling and green transition.

     

    This occasion offers an excellent opportunity for networking to develop French-Swedish partnerships, create new businesses and further trade relations between France and Sweden in both directions.

     

    This is an event organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France in collaboration with Business France and the French Embassy in Sweden and the support of Business Sweden, the Swedish Embassy in France and the French Chamber of Commerce in Sweden.

     

    Date: 3rd of October
    Time: 13:30 - 18:30
    Venue: Grand Hôtel Stockholm

     

    Program

     

    13:30 Registration

     

    14:00 Welcome remarks by Gîta Paterson, President Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France

     

    Opening remarks by H.E. Etienne de Gonneville, Ambassador of France to Sweden


    Keynote Jacob Wallenberg, Chair of Investor AB, Chair of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise


    14:40 Panel I
    How can French-Swedish collaborations contribute to repower EU

     

    Moderator: Franck Bouétard, CEO, Ericsson France, BeLux, Maghreb


    Panelists:
    Christophe Desplats-Redier, Regional Director Europe, Neoen

    Sandra Grauers Nilsson, Head of onshore Wind Power, Vattenfall

    Carl Pattyn, Managing Director, Scania France

    Rob Whyte, Managing Director, Alstom Nordics

     

    Start-up pitches: ClimateView, CorPower Ocean & EcoVadis

     

    15:35 Fika, networking and Tech & Innovation exhibition with partners and green champions

     

    16:00 Panel II

    Speeding-up sustainable business in France and Sweden: best practice from green champions

     

    Moderator: Aurore Belfrage, Technology Investor


    Panelists:
    Karin Ebbinghaus, CEO, Elonroad
    Taia Kronborg, Chief Business Officer, Partner & Co-Founder, Lhyfe
    Luc Hovan, Vice President Operational Excellence, Northvolt

    Benoît Lemaignan, CEO & Co-founder, Verkor

     

    Start-up pitches: BIORESTORE, Bright Day Graphene & EcoTree

     

    Closing remarks by H.E. Håkan Åkesson, Ambassador of Sweden to France

     

    17:00 Networking cocktail and Tech & Innovation exhibition with partners and green champions

     

    18:30 End

     

  • Speakers

    French-Swedish Innovation Forum 2022

    H.E. Etienne de Gonneville

    Ambassador of France to Sweden

     

    Etienne Le Harivel de Gonneville has been the Ambassador of France to Sweden since September 9, 2020. Prior to that, he had been Senior Advisor for strategic affairs and continental Europe to the President of the French Republic, since May 2017. A graduate of Sciences Po and the University of the Sorbonne, Etienne de Gonneville is a career diplomat. He has held several posts in the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, in Paris: in the Department for Strategic Affairs, Security and Disarmament, and in the Asia and Oceania Department, and abroad: in Iran (2000-2003), in the United States (2006-2010), and in Vietnam (2010-2013).

     

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    H.E. Håkan Åkesson

    Ambassador of Sweden to France
     

    Håkan Åkesson started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995. Since then he has held various positions in Stockholm and abroad. He served as Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission at the Swedish Embassy in Singapore from 1998 to 2002 before moving to Ethiopia where he was Ambassador from 2002 to 2005. During this period, he was also accredited to the Sudan and Djibouti. He was then Ambassador to Turkey from 2010 to 2013. Until his appointment as Sweden’s Ambassador to France in 2020, Håkan Åkesson was in Stockholm and served as Director General of Administration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Håkan Åkesson has a degree in economics from Uppsala University in Sweden and is former foreign student at Ecole Nationale d’Administration, Paris and University of Montpellier.

    Gîta Paterson

    President of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France
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    Gîta Paterson is the president of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France. She is also the Chairperson of the Swedish-French Language Foundation and board member of the foundation Swedish Youth Abroad. She is the legal advisor of SWEA International, Inc. Gîta Paterson graduated from the School of Law and Graduate School of Management of the UCLA (1975-1978) and Lund University in Sweden, LL.M. (1975). She is an international business lawyer at the law firm FTPA and has solid experiences within the French-Swedish business relations and companies

    Jacob Wallenberg

    Chair of Investor AB, Chair of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
     

    Jacob Wallenberg is Chair of the Board of Investor AB, a lead shareholder of Nordic-based global companies. He is Chair of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and Vice Chair of ABB Ltd, Ericsson AB, FAM AB and Patricia Industries.
     

    Mr. Wallenberg also serves on the Board of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
     

    He is a member of steering committee of the European Round Table for Industry, the Advisory Board of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. Mr. Wallenberg is a member of an Honorary Chair of IBLAC, the Mayor of Shanghai’s International Business Leaders Advisory Council. He is also member of the Trilateral Commission.

     

    Panel I  - How can French-Swedish Collaborations Contribute to Repower EU

     

    Moderator: Franck Bouétard

    CEO, Ericsson France, BeLux, Maghreb

     

    Ericsson Regional Head for France, Algeria, Tunisia, Belgium and Luxembourg, as well as Head of Orange global account and Altice global account. Franck Bouétard graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Télécom Paris Tech) and holds a degree as MSc in Telecommunications. He started his career in 1989 at Arthur Andersen Consulting, and then moved to Elf Aquitaine in London before joining Ungermann-Bass back in France. In 1993, he started working for Alcatel, where he held various positions until October 1999, when he joined Ericsson France as Vice President of Marketing and Product Support. Ever since, Franck Bouétard has held various positions within Ericsson group, serving as General Manager of Services and Vice President of Operations (France), Group Vice President & General Manager Consulting and Systems Integration (Sweden), President & CEO of Ericsson France.

    Christophe Desplats-Redier

    Regional Director Europe, Neoen

     

    Christophe Desplats-Redier is Regional Director Europe for Neoen. Christophe has been with Neoen for the last 6 years, based in Stockholm since mid-2022, previously based in Paris. His experience covers business development in the Energy sector (mainly large scale solar, onshore wind and storage) in Europe and Africa. The focus of Neoen for the last 5 years has been development in the three technologies in Europe and Neoen has now more than 500MW in construction or operation in the Nordics. Christophe has initiated the development of Neoen in Finland, Sweden and Ireland. Christophe has also been involved in securing corporate PPAs with 8 corporate PPAs signed in the Nordics during the last five years and many opportunities to come. Before joining Neoen Christophe has been more than eight years with the French construction group Bouygues, having international role (Europe, Asia, Africa) in the project finance department.

    Sandra Grauers Nilsson

    Head of onshore Wind Power, Vattenfall

     

    Sandra is Head of Vattenfall's onshore wind power since 2017. Some of Sandra's previous roles in Vattenfall are Director Wind Generation Onshore, Director Business Development and Director Market analysis and Future Power System. Sandra has been with Vattenfall since 2008. Additional employers before are Statoil and Graninge. Her many years of experience in Sweden's energy industry makes Sandra a very established and appreciated Manager with high commitment and strong focus on successful growth, high safety standards and increased profitability.

     

    Competences: Solar, Wind power, Hydropower, Networks, Electricity trading, Energy storage, Power system analysis.

     

    Education: KTH Royal Institute of Technology

     

    As proof of Sandra's expertise in the energy industry she was also nominated for “Power Woman of the Year 2017”.

     

    Rob Whyte

    Managing Director, Alstom Nordics
     

    Rob joined Alstom in 1993 in the UK and has a degree in Electronic and Electrical engineering. Rob has a commercial background having been involved in infrastructure projects, before managing the Rolling Stock Maintenance business in the UK. Rob moved to Sweden in 2016 to become the Managing Director Nordics, with responsibility for over 2000 employees and major projects in Rolling Stock, Maintenance and Signalling across the Nordic countries. He lives in Stockholm with his wife and noisy dog.

    Carl Pattyn

    Managing Director, Scania France
     

    Carl Pattyn is the CEO & President of SCANIA France since September 2021. Carl has a Master of Law degree and a Postgraduate Finance degree from University Leuven (Belgium). He started working for SCANIA as a Sales Director at a multisite dealership in 1997. As Dealer Director of the same dealership in 2005, adding two extra sites in 2009, his focus was on adding value for customers by close interaction with his team and their customers. Pattyn became Service Director for SCANIA Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg in 2011, working with operational data from connected SCANIA vehicles combined with internal lean workflows, in order to implement a customized and proactive service for each customer. This was continued in 2018 as Head of Dealer Performance for SCANIA in Europe. In this function Pattyn travelled together with his team to each site of the SCANIA Retail Network in Europe to explain and implement the methods by which they increased the performance of their network to the customers. As CEO, Pattyn continues this focus on performance for the customers and drives the change to a more sustainable transport industry with the delivery of the first Plug in hybrid and Full Battery electrified SCANIA’s in France, integrated with a customized service and finance package.

     

    Panel II - Speeding-up Sustainable Business in France and Sweden:
    Best-Practice from Green Champions

     

    Moderator: Aurore Belfrage

    Technology Investor
     

    Aurore Belfrage is a technology investor, geopolitical advisor and sustainability strategist. She is the founding partner of BCB Ventures and a cofounder of SusTechable, a think-tank and advisory group operating at the crossroads of sustainable tech and public affairs. She also operates as senior advisor for the Swedish National Center for Artificial Intelligence, the city of Helsingborg and Consilio International, a geopolitical risk strategic advisory firm. She holds various board positions including Ferronordic, Bubbleroom and City.ai. Furthermore, Aurore is part of the commitee of the government's investment in the world exhibition Expo2020 Dubai. She is a graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics.

    Karin Ebbinghaus

    CEO, Elonroad

     

    Karin Ebbinghaus is the CEO of deeptech e-mobility company Elonroad, which contributes to the system shift into a more climate-friendly society. Elonroad enables acceleration into electrification of the transport sector by providing a novel kind of charging infrastructure. Karin has a background as a lawyer and investor but fell for Elonroad and their inspiring approach to tackling the climate challenge with new thinking and belief in technology.

     

     
     

    Taia Kronborg

    Chief Business Officer, Partner and Co-founder, Lhyfe
    Taia Kronborg holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Paris 6 and the University of Copenhagen. She has worked in the field of hydrogen and energy storage for the past ten years, establishing strategic R&D partnerships between industry and research organisations at the French and European level. She was first Chief Networking Officer for a regional organisation. She was then responsible for the business development at CEA for five years securing R&D contracts. She has secured €37 million in European and national financing as well as industrial R&D contracts and has developed a major European network in the field of hydrogen technologies. She has extensive international experience in the development and management of European projects, particularly within the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) to support research, technological development and demonstration activities in the field of fuel cell and hydrogen-based technologies in Europe. She has also worked on several occasions as an independent expert for the European Commission.

    Luc Hovan

    Vice President Operational Excellence, Northvolt

     

    Luc Hovan is Operational Excellence Vice President at Northvolt AB. Luc came to Sweden in 2017 to join Northvolt start-up as Purchasing Director after a 30-year global career in automotive industry including 20 years in Japan, 10 years between France, USA and Russia, in business development, product industrialisation, purchasing, joint-venture partnerships, at Faurecia, Valeo and Renault-Nissan.

     

    Education: EM Lyon, Waseda University

     

    Luc is Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur, and advises IFC Worldbank on initiatives to accelerate sectorial transformation.

    Benoît Lemaignan

    CEO & Co-founder, Verkor

     

    Benoit Lemaignan is the co-founder and CEO of Verkor, a new venture launched to accelerate the production capacity of low-carbon batteries in Europe, in collaboration with EIT InnoEnergy, the Groupe IDEC, Schneider Electric, Capgemini, Renault Group, EQT Ventures, Arkema, Tokai COBEX, and Demeter FMET. Prior to the launch, EIT InnoEnergy brought Benoit on board to build synergies with the European Battery Alliance. An aerospace engineer by training, Benoit is a serial entrepreneur. He previously founded and financed Waga Energy in 2015 and Aniah in 2019. He was also Managing Director of OSER ENR from 2015 to 2019 - a public-private partnership supporting the development of renewable projects. Earlier in his career, Benoit was a strategic advisor at Carbone 4 where his passion for energy and climate-related initiatives took root. From his time at Airbus, Benoit retains a strong drive for innovation and teamwork.

  • Networking and Tech & Innovation Exhibition with partners and green champions

    The French-Swedish Innovation Forum will also feature a Tech & Innovation Exhibition with our partners and green champions. Special focus is on innovation, co-creation, green transition and sustainable solutions. This networking platform includes meetings and impact discussions with passionate tech entrepreneurs and innovation stakeholders from Sweden and France and also valuable business contacts with our partners within the French-Swedish business ecosystem.

    BIORESTORE - a circular fashion innovation 

    BIORESTORE is a patent pending home laundry Re-Tergent that renews, revives and restores old, worn clothing to new.

     

    Frustrated by the lifestyle to landfill relationship to clothing, BIORESTORE was developed by a team of Fashion & Textile Industry innovation experts as a simple, effective and sustainable way to prolong the life of garments, whilst reducing resource use & textile waste.

     

    As the 1st mover in the Re-Tergent sustainable garment care category, BIORESTORE has been recognized by the H&M FOUNDATION as the winner of ’Global Change Award 2022’’, and nominated as a ’’Norrsken Impact 100’’ business. Successfully ’’soft’’ launched on Kickstarter being selected as ‘’Project We Love’’, with a UK & EU product launch imminent, BIORESTORE is ‘What the planet needs, & your wardrobe favorites deserve.’

    To read more, click here.

    To learn more, click here.

    Bright Day Graphene - sustainable graphene from biomass

    Thinking outside of the lab, Bright Day Graphene has devised a way to produce graphene using lignin, a sustainable and renewable surplus product from the forest industry. They transform lignin into a high-quality graphene material, in a process that’s 100% toxin free from production to disposal.

     

    Graphene is the super-material of the future. With its outstanding thermal and electrical conductivity, it has the potential to revolutionize the material market and energy storage. Our goal is to contribute to the market with a material that can be produced in large volumes to a reasonable cost, but with such excellent properties and quality that more solutions can find their way to the market.

     

    The benefits of Graphene are many; it is super strong, flexible, transparent, and has the highest electrical conductivity in a material known today. In a perfect material the resistance is zero. It is also a 2D-material. It has only one layer of molecules. This makes it super thin, which gives you a lot of surface but very little volume. This characteristic is what makes graphene so interesting for applications within energy storage and electronic applications.

    ClimateView - Transforms Cities Climate Planning into Progress

     

    ClimateView is a Swedish climate action technology company that helps cities transform climate planning into progress. Their software ClimateOS is a collaborative decision-making platform for cities to plan, simulate and execute their climate transition. Innovative cities across Europe and North America use the platform to build their zero carbon economies and reach their Paris Agreement targets.

     

    The team on location, led by Ariane van den Broek, VP of Transition Success, will be delighted to demonstrate how your city’s sustainability team, politicians and citizens can successfully collaborate together on ClimateOS.

    For more information, click here.

    CorPower Ocean – Clean energy from our oceans

     

    The World Energy Council estimates that 10% of global electricity demand could be covered thanks to wave energy. CorPower Ocean has developed a unique Wave Energy Converter (WEC) to efficiently and sustainably harvest wave energy, thus revolutionizing the world of renewable wave energy.

     

    The ocean is one of the largest untapped renewable energy sources and the world’s largest natural battery. Inspired by the pumping principle of the heart, and after 30 years of research, CorPower Ocean wanted to contribute to a clean-energy future and tap into the vast energy potential stored in our oceans.

    To learn more, click here.

     

     

    EcoTree - A simple new way to reward the development of our planet’s vital forests

    EcoTree is a certified B-Corp with a simple and ground-breaking way to reward individuals and businesses that support sustainable forestry. They have planted and currently manage +1 million trees on behalf of +55.000 individuals and +1.500 companies. Together, they grow vibrant forests in Europe, which preserve the diversity of plant and animal life and contribute to the planet’s vital capture of CO2. When the tree has accomplished its miraculous job of keeping nature in balance, it is sold for high-quality timber at minimal impact to the forest. And here’s the wow bit: all the revenue goes directly back to the tree owners! At a yearly rate of approx. 2%, the tree’s value will actually double over its lifetime. EcoTree is passionate about growing living proof that forests can flourish AND provide at the same time!

     

    To learn more, click here.

     

    EcoVadis - the French CSR Unicorn

     

    EcoVadis is a purpose-led company whose mission is to provide the world's most trusted business sustainability ratings. Businesses of all sizes rely on EcoVadis’ expert intelligence and evidence-based ratings to monitor and improve the sustainability performance of their business and trading partners. Its actionable scorecards, benchmarks, carbon action tools, and insights guide an improvement journey for environmental, social and ethical practices across 200 industry categories and 175 countries. Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Unilever, LVMH, Bridgestone, BASF and JPMorgan are among the 100,000 businesses that collaborate with EcoVadis to drive resilience, sustainable growth and positive impact worldwide. In June 2022, EcoVadis became the 27th French unicorn. EcoVadis has received several awards such as the “La FrenchTech FT120”, VivaTech’s “Next Unicorn Winner” (Jury favorite) and “Extreme Tech Challenge Finalist”.

     

    Learn more on ecovadis.com, Twitter or LinkedIn.

    To learn more, click here.

    Elonroad - Smart Deep Tech Charging on the Fly

     

    Elonroad is a Deep Tech Mobility start-up changing the way we charge all electric vehicles, on the road while driving or when you are parked. Our Internet connected road is packed with smart sensors and features for real-time interaction with the vehicles. The solution has been tested on a one kilometer stretch in Lund, Sweden for a city bus, with new pilots coming up for Bring in Norway and Sweden as well as a solution for the Port of Helsingborg. We take care of all the steps necessary to electrify the future of transportation and making the planet a bit better while doing it!

    Lhyfe - the First Available Green and Renewable Hydrogen Offer

     

    Created in Nantes in 2017, Lhyfe produces and supplies renewable green hydrogen for mobility and industry. Its production plant and its commercial pipeline will allow access to renewable green hydrogen in industrial quantities and form part of a virtuous energy model benefitting the environment. It is a member of Hydrogen Europe and France Hydrogène. Lhyfe inaugurated its first green hydrogen industrial production site in September 2021. It currently has 93 projects in its pipeline across Europe, 20 of which will be in advanced development by 2026, contributing to the decarbonization of mobility and industry. A research programme started in 2019 should also lead to the start of a test phase in real conditions for the world’s first floating electrolyzer linked to a floating wind farm planned for autumn 2022. Lhyfe is listed at Euronext in Paris (LHYFE - FR0014009YQ1).

    For more information, click here.

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    Nordic Equities - Natural Choice for Long Term Investor Interested in the World Economy

     

     

    Nordic Equities, founded in 1993, is an independent asset manager with a focused and long-term global investment strategy. Nordic Equities´s clients are based both in Sweden and abroad and consist primarily of charity, cultural and health care foundations, pension funds, banks, insurance companies and family offices.

    Our global investment model “Outside view” has a historical and forward looking perspective through our investment themes GURAIS (Globalization, Urbanization, Robotization, Artificial Intelligence, Internetification and Standardization).

     

    We have close contact with Nordic and global companies and regularly arrange company presentations as well as round table debates on academic, economic, and political topics.

    We have a group of international advisors and a close exchange with SBS (Stockholm University Business School) since more than 20 years. Sustainability is important to us, and we are members of UNPRI (United Nations Principles for Responsible Investments).

     

    Nordic Equities has since 1998 recognized high quality thesis written at Stockholm University School of Business with our “Nordic Equities Award” and awards high school students for entrepreneurial projects through the Family Jakobson foundation.

    The founder of Nordic Equities, Jonas Jakobson has been active in the investment field since the 1980ths and has written books and reports on investments as well as been guest lecturing at Universities in Sweden and abroad. He is a member of the Stockholm Business School advisory board, AGAME in Paris and was awarded Knight of the French Legion in 2016.

     

    To learn more, click here.

  • Partners
     

     

    FAM AB is a private holding company owned by the three largest Wallenberg Foundations - the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation – via the holding company Wallenberg Investments AB.

     

    The asset value of FAM’s portfolio on year-end 2021 was 57 billion SEK. FAM is a long-term and active owner of companies that are market-leading in their respective fields. FAMs largest holdings are SKF, Stora Enso, Munters, IPCO, Kopparfors Skogar, Höganäs, Nefab, Kivra and the Grand Group. FAM focuses its ownership on a number of strategic holdings and a selection of alternative investments. By actively contributing to the long-term development and growth of holdings, their dividend capacity and value can increase over time. Growth in the value of holdings and dividends from FAM contribute to the Foundations' value growth and their ability to give grants for research and education that strengthen Sweden over time. The goal is to create returns and real growth in FAM's assets over time by leveraging the experience and competence of FAM's organization in combination with the expertise of the Wallenberg family network.

     

    For more than 160 years, the Wallenberg family has worked in a long-term and committed manner in the service of enterprise and research in Sweden and internationally. Today, members of the fifth generation are leading the family's activities. What is commonly referred to as “the Wallenberg sphere” includes 16 non-profit foundations – the Wallenberg Foundations and the private holding company FAM and the public investment company Investor AB and their respective holdings.

     

    To learn more, click here.

     

    At FTPA, we are paving the way for a profound transformation of the legal profession combining legal and technical know-how.

     

    FTPA is an international full practice business law firm founded 50 years ago providing customized strategic solutions in complex legal matters.

     

    Our activities cover various fields of expertise implementing our dedication to constantly evolve towards more climate friendly running methods and assist our clients to meet their sustainable environmental obligations.

     

    We have developed a strong expertise in the digital field and work closely with our clients in their digitalization processes and development of online tools. Smart contracts enabling the automatic performance of contract terms and audits are in progress.

     

    The FTPA blockchain platform allows our clients to protect their innovations and trade secrets efficiently to be able to safely share them and accelerate creation. We are offering advanced strategies for NFT solutions tailored to client needs in the field of art, entertainment, fashion and sport.

     

    To learn more, click here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Startup Sweden was initiated by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) in 2016 to support fast growing companies within tech, offering entrepreneur-centred support from the earliest stages to scaleups. Activities focus on providing the participants with network, tools, and knowledge, including access to relevant investors, media, partners, and potential clients.

     

    To learn more, click here.

     

     

     

    Nordic Equities, founded in 1993, is an independent asset manager with a focused and long-term global investment strategy. Nordic Equities´s clients are based both in Sweden and abroad and consist primarily of charity, cultural and health care foundations, pension funds, banks, insurance companies and family offices.

     

    Our global investment model “Outside view” has a historical and forward looking perspective through our investment themes GURAIS (Globalization, Urbanization, Robotization, Artificial Intelligence, Internetification and Standardization).

     

    We have close contact with Nordic and global companies and regularly arrange company presentations as well as round table debates on academic, economic, and political topics.

    We have a group of international advisors and a close exchange with SBS (Stockholm University Business School) since more than 20 years. Sustainability is important to us, and we are members of UNPRI (United Nations Principles for Responsible Investments).

     

    Nordic Equities has since 1998 recognized high quality thesis written at Stockholm University School of Business with our “Nordic Equities Award” and awards high school students for entrepreneurial projects through the Family Jakobson foundation.

    The founder of Nordic Equities, Jonas Jakobson has been active in the investment field since the 1980ths and has written books and reports on investments as well as been guest lecturing at Universities in Sweden and abroad. He is a member of the Stockholm Business School advisory board, AGAME in Paris and was awarded Knight of the French Legion in 2016.

     

    To learn more, click here.

     


     

    Tillväxtverket, The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, is a government agency that works to promote sustainable growth and competitive companies in all parts of Sweden. They do this by supporting and strengthening companies and regions. Their vision is more companies in Sweden that want to grow and have the capabilities and courage to do so. Tillväxtverket offers knowledge, networks and financing. One principal task is helping to ensure that EU funds are invested in projects that promote regional growth and employment.

     

    To learn more, click here.

    EcoTree is a certified B-Corp with a simple and ground-breaking way to reward individuals and businesses that support sustainable forestry. They have planted and currently manage +1 million trees on behalf of +55.000 individuals and +1.500 companies. Together, they grow vibrant forests in Europe, which preserve the diversity of plant and animal life and contribute to the planet’s vital capture of CO2. When the tree has accomplished its miraculous job of keeping nature in balance, it is sold for high-quality timber at minimal impact to the forest. And here’s the wow bit: all the revenue goes directly back to the tree owners! At a yearly rate of approx. 2%, the tree’s value will actually double over its lifetime. EcoTree is passionate about growing living proof that forests can flourish AND provide at the same time!

     

    To learn more, click here.

  • Location

     

    Grand Hôtel Stockholm
    Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Stockholm

     

    The Grand Hôtel in Stockholm was founded by the French hotelier and chef Jean-Francois Regis Cadier in 1874. Since then, it has been home to celebrities, high-profile events and everyday bon-vivants. Situated in the best waterfront location imaginable, the hotel overlooks the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town. The Grand is also home to the classic Swedish Veranda restaurant, renowned for its traditional smörgåsbord, Mathias Dahlgren’s award-winning restaurants and the spectacular Cadier Bar.

    The conference will take place in Studio Stockholm.

  • Organisers

     

    Chambre de Commerce Suédoise en France

     

    Founded in 1915, CCSF’s mission is to promote business relations and commerce between France and Sweden. Constantly broadening its network, the Chamber aims to be a dynamic platform for all companies: start-ups, small, midsize and large corporates, B2B, B2C, from traditional industry to the new economy.
     

    CCSF provides unique business support solutions for Swedish companies in France and facilitate company set-ups: company domiciliations, meeting room facilities, event spaces, an exceptional network of contacts, a French-Swedish PR hub with a broad panorama of activities, 40,000 visitors to its website, many subscribers to its newsletter and followers on its various social media channels.


    Business France

     

     

    Our priority: To simplify and fast-track project delivery

    Business France fosters export growth by supporting companies with different services, prepares and helps businesses to find commercial partners in target markets, paving the way for them to sign trading agreements and generate sustainable export growth. Business France informs and supports foreign investors in France by helping the make decisions and offer support throughout their project, calling not only upon Business France investment advisors but also its network of regional partners. Their mission is also to promote French companies and industry, business climate and attractiveness.

    Ambassade de France en Suède

     

    The French Embassy in Sweden is the diplomatic representation of the French Republic in Sweden, with the mission to represent the French government in Sweden and to promote French interests. It is located in Stockholm, and its ambassador has been Etienne de Gonneville since 2020.

     

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    Contact

     

    Chambre de Commerce Suédoise en France

    +33 144 43 05 15

    info@ccsf.fr

     

    Websites

    Chambre de Commerce Suédoise en France

    Ambassade de France en Suède

    Business France

     

    LinkedIn

    Chambre de Commerce Suèdoise en France

    Ambassade de France en Suède

    Business France

     

    Twitter

    @CCSuedeFrance

    @FranceinSweden

    @BusinessFrance

     

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