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Stockholm, Stockholms län, 11152
Sweden

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.

America Day 2019

Jul
2
9:00 AM09:00

What can an insider’s view of the White House reveal about the transatlantic relationship today?

TALK: WHAT CAN AN INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE WHITE HOUSE REVEAL ABOUT THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP TODAY?

(See the entry in the Official Almedalen 2019 Program here)

Jon Decker will be flying in from Washington, D.C. to share his unique insights as a White House correspondent, including key topics in U.S. politics.

Jon Decker is the White House correspondent for Fox News Radio and has been a member of the White House Press Corps since 1995. In 2015, he was elected by his colleagues to the Board of the White House Correspondents' Association. He is also on the faculty of Georgetown University where he is an Adjunct Professor and will serve as an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Law School in January 2020. Jon, a member of the Washington, DC Bar, is the only lawyer in the White House Press Corps.

Previously, Jon served as the White House correspondent for Reuters Television and SiriusXM Radio; Washington correspondent for PBS Television’s “Nightly Business Report”; the host of PBS Television’s “This Week in Business”; business reporter for the NBC affiliate in Washington (WRC); and field producer for NBC in Miami. He has served as a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and was also an aide to the late U.S. Senator John Heinz. Jon, who was born in Washington, DC, received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania and received a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. He also studied international law at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Jon has covered the Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump Administrations, as well as 24 State of the Union Addresses, 6 Presidential elections and the Impeachment of President Clinton. He has been in the Supreme Court to cover some of the most important cases of the past two decades - including Bush v. Gore, NFIB v. Sebelius and Windsor v. United States.

Jon has also covered all four tennis Grand Slams and has served as a Commentator for the Tennis Channel. He also serves as a Board Member of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation.

In the past two decades, Jon has reported from Athens, Brussels, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the West Bank, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Panama, Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Singapore, Seoul, the DMZ, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Havana and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Columbia Journalism Review has called Jon "refreshingly self-aware-for-a-reporter."

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Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

What is needed to improve talent mobility between Sweden and the U.S.?

Seminar: What is needed to improve talent mobility between Sweden and the U.S.?

(See the entry in the Official Almedalen 2019 Program here)

The ability to attract the right talent is critical for business expansion, regional growth and prosperity. But what if the right talent is located on the other side of the Atlantic?

This seminar will highlight how Swedish companies can increase their global competitiveness through a bilateral exchange of people, knowledge and ideas with the U.S. The roles of business and government agencies working together will be examined, and how processes can be improved to facilitate the movement of talent from one country to another.

Speakers:

  • Pamela Tremont, Chargé 'd Affaires ad interim, U.S. Embassy Stockholm

  • Catherine L. Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citi

  • Johan Marcus, President and Executive Director, SACC-USA

  • Helena Sjoberg, HR Lead-Sweden, Microsoft

  • Linus Andersson, Advisor, Almi

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SACC-USA, in partnership with the Swedish Institute and the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden (AmCham), offers Swedish companies the opportunity to hire technology & business talent from the United States for traineeships up to 18 months.  Augment your workforce with skills and entrepreneurial spirit from the United States.

 
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