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AmCham Sweden is the voice of American business in Sweden. We are champions of US - Swedish trade and investment and US commercial interests in Sweden and give members a networking platform, critical business information, and an amplified voice.

Almedalen 2018

9:00 AM09:00



För fjärde året i rad anordnar AmCham Sweden, Institutet Mot Mutor och Transparency International Sverige Tillsammans mot Korruption i Almedalen, en plattform där såväl privata som offentliga aktörer samlas under en dag för att dela positiva exempel i kampen mot korruption.

I år kommer dagen att genomföras under torsdagen den 5 juli i Spegelsalen på Clarion Hotel Wisby.


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2:00 PM14:00

Open for Business: Swedish Investment in the U.S

The continued importance of investing in the U.S. An informative seminar with the latest updates on the U.S. economy and the challenges and opportunities surrounding establishing or expanding business operations in the United States -- and why the time is now to do so.

Introductory Remarks: Johan Marcus, President, Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce of the USA

Anders Danielsson, CEO, Skanska
Dr. Catherine L. Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citi and former Chief Economist OECD
Daniel Troedsson, CEO, Alelion
Anna Throne-Holst, President, The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York
Charlotta Zetterström, CEO, Fabrique

Moderator: Peter Dahlen, AmCham Sweden

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Innovation Shot - Fintech and the Future
9:00 AM09:00

Innovation Shot - Fintech and the Future

  • Clarion Hotel Wisby: Erlanderksa Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sweden has always dared to do things differently, but are we ready to embrace disruption in the financial world? How are trends, regulations, and new technologies like AI and blockchain changing the way businesses work? And what will this mean for us?

This dynamic fast-paced session will give you a “shot” of innovation as we hear from industry experts, decision makers, and opinion leaders and explore the following topics:
• The power shift: from the banks to the individual
• The impact of automation: are Swedish organizations prepared for what's ahead
• The new Financial Services landscape: from competition to collaboration


  • Christer Bergquist, COO, Capco Nordics
  • Åke Freij, PhD, Head of risk and regulatory management, Capco Nordics
  • Gilles Ermont, Head of digital innovation, Capco Nordics
  • Mats Taraldsson, Head of digital development and fintech engagement, Mastercard Nordic and Baltics
  • Sofie Lundström, CEO, Toborrow
  • Mathias Sundin, Member of Parliament, Liberalerna
  • Lisa Paulsson, Chief of Digital Services, Marginalen Bank
  • Johanna Kull, Savings economist, Avanza
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How to build a resilient transatlantic cyber defense
1:30 PM13:30

How to build a resilient transatlantic cyber defense

  • Clarion Hotel Wisby: Erlanderska Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sweden and the U.S. have a cyber defense collaboration, which was confirmed in the bilateral Statement of Intent signed in 2016. But hostile attacks against businesses, society and democracy are rising. Can this collaboration be strengthened? How do we ensure a resilient transatlantic cyber defense?


  • Christopher Lombardi, Vice President, Raytheon International
  • Patrik Oksanen, Ledarskribent, Hudiksvalls Tidning
  • Lars Nicander, Swedish Defence University
  • Anna Wieslander, Director of Northern Europe, Atlantic Council
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12:00 PM12:00

Matching Algorithms Take over Employment Agency's Role

Roundtable Lunch

What is the meaning of new recruitment techniques - Algorithms and AI - for the Swedish labor market? What do you need to do to get them faster? How good is the Swedish labor market in competition?

This are the issues that will be discussed during a round table hosted by Assessio. The conversation will focus on how the technologies work, and what evidence is available for its ability to change our approach, which contributes to more diversity. The role of employment agencies in this development, as well as trade unions and employers' organizations will also be discussed.

By invitation only. 

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10:30 AM10:30

How do we create smart, inclusive and digitally connected cities?

  • Clarion Hotel Wisby: Erlanderska Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Rubrik: Hur skapas smarta, hållbara och uppkopplade städer anpassade efter ständigt förnyade rörelsemönster?

Beskrivning av samhällsfrågan
Framtidens hållbara och uppkopplade stad ställer stora krav på samhällets olika aktörer. Vi diskuterar urban mobilitet och hur framtidens smarta städer bör och kan skapas.

Utökad information om evenemanget
Vi befinner oss i en snabbt föränderlig tid där nya innovationer öppnar upp för nya möjligheter. Den alltmer digitaliserade samhällsutvecklingen och snabbt växande städer ställer helt nya krav på betalnings- och transportlösningar. Den nya stadens invånare kräver hållbara och digitalt uppkopplade städer och förändrar ständigt sitt rörelsemönster. 

Men hur ser egentligen framtidens stad ut? Hur är våra rörelsemönster och hur kan vi skapa en smart och inkluderande stad?

Tillsammans med spännande aktörer bjuder vi på insikter kring hur vi tror att svenska städer kan optimeras framöver. 


Caroline Ottosson, VD SL & Waxholmsbolaget, Förvaltningschef Trafikförvaltningen
Bodil Sidén, kommunikationsansvarig Uber Norden
Hans Arby, vd Ubigo
Peter Sigenstam, affärsutvecklingschef E.ON
Peter Olbing, affärsutvecklingschef, Mastercard Norden & Baltikum

Frida Almgren, kommunikationschef Mastercard Norden & Baltikum

English Version Below:

Society is becoming increasingly digitalised, with new innovations creating unforeseen opportunities. This development along with rapidly growing cities are creating new demands. What does the city of the future look like? Which technologies will be of essence, how do we move around and how do we make sure everyone is included? Join Mastercard and a panel of innovative players, all contributing to the cities of tomorrow, for a discussion on how Swedish cities can be optimised ahead.

Sandwiches and coffee/tea will be served in connection to the panel discussion.

The program will be in Swedish. Hope to see you there!

Program Moderator:
Frida Almgren, Head of Communications Mastercard Nordics & Baltics

Panel Members:
Caroline Ottosson, Administration Director Transport Administration, CEO, AB SL and Waxholmsbolaget
Bodil Sidén, Head of Communication, Uber Nordics
Hans Arby, CEO, Ubigo
Peter Olbing, Head of Business Development, Mastercard Nordics & Baltics
Peter Sigenstam, Director Strategy & Business Development,  E.ON

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Cyber security and AI
9:00 AM09:00

Cyber security and AI

  • Clarion Hotel Wisby: Erlanderska Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are cordially invited to attend the preliminary launch of .ICON. This comprehensive forum will focus on the major issue of our time: Cybersecurity. In connection to this, a major question will be raised. Is Artificial Intelligence a threat or will it provide protection from security breaches for people and society? The program will be held with AmCham Sweden and panelists will include: Lauri Rosendahl, President of Nasdaq Stockholm AB and Nasdaq Nordic; Patrick Couch, Business Developer AI & Cognitive Technologies Industrial Sector at IBM; Donald Baldwin,  Principal Enterprise Architect at Aurenav; and the discussion will be moderated by Fredrik Josefsson, Head of Entrepreneurs and High Growth at SEB.

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