The past several months have been a blur of activity at AmCham. From traveling around Sweden meeting members in Malmö and Gothenburg, recruiting new members, deepening connections with regional chambers of commerce, and discussing the findings of the annual Transatlantic Economy 2017 report and opportunities to grow trade between Sweden and the United States, to visits to Washington and Brussels to meet with members, policy makers and stakeholders. On top of that we have had more than a dozen AmCham sessions since this spring bringing nearly 600 members together from across our network.
Last month, I travelled to the United States to meet with executives from AmChams in Europe and engage with companies, organizations and key government agencies in order to strengthen partnerships and gain insight into the current U.S. business and political climate, including a series of high-level briefings from administration officials, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several high-level political experts.
Briefing sessions were hosted by Google, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Hill + Knowlton and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Notably, the annual Transatlantic Reception, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, featured keynote remarks by Daniel Mullaney, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for Europe and the Middle East, during which Mr. Mullaney recognized AmCham Sweden for our series of videos promoting the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement, which the USTR still uses.
Next week in Almedalen, we will be co-hosting Tillsammans Mot Korruption for the third time and America Day, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy. We will also be working with Swedavia again to promote preclearance at Arlanda Airport.
Today the transatlantic relationship is stronger and more important than ever. We hope many of you will be able to join us at some point during our three days of programming July 3-5 as we celebrate trade, innovation, and more than two centuries of friendship and commerce between Sweden and the United States.
You can see an overview of our activities in Almedalen here -- check back often as we will update the page as other activities are finalized.
Hope to see you soon!
P.S. Save the date for our 25th Anniversary Gala - November 13th at the Grand Hotel. You can book tables now, including a special offer for Silver Sponsors.