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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 Week - Full Schedule


Almedalen Week - Full Schedule

Vivian Davis

AmCham Almedalen Program 2018


Tuesday, July 3rd

Cyber Security and AI: Nasdaq, Aurenav, SEB 
Is Artificial Intelligence a threat or will it provide protection from security breaches for people and society?
09:00 - 10:00
Clarion Hotel Wisby: Erlanderska Room
Strandgatan 6

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; Donald Baldwin,  Principal Enterprise Architect at Aurenav; and the discussion will be moderated by Fredrik Josefsson, Head of Entrepreneurs and High Growth at SEB.

How do we create smart, inclusive, and digitally connected cities?: Mastercard Urban Mobility
10:30 - 11:30
Clarion Hotel Wisby: Erlanderska Room
Strandgatan 6
This program will be in Swedish.

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.

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

Panel Members:
Bodil Sidén, Head of communication, Uber Nordics
Hans Arby, CEO Ubigo
Peter Olbing, Head of Business Development, Mastercard Nordics & Baltics


Roundtable Lunch
12:00 - 13:00

By invitation only.


How to build a resilient Transatlantic cyber defense
13:30 - 14:30
Clarion Hotel Wisby: Erlanderska Room
Strandgatan 6

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

Wednesday, July 4th

Innovation Shot: Fintech and the Future
09:00 - 10:00
Clarion Hotel Wisby: Erlanderska Room
Strandgatan 6

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


AmCham Life Science Working Committee Roundtable
12:00 - 13:00
Call to action: How can we better share and connect Swedish health data for a brighter patient future?
Swedish health data is one of our most valuable national resources. How can we ensure that this gold doesn't turn to dust?

By invitation only.


Lunch with Chargé d'Affaires David Lindwall | U.S. Embassy in Sweden
12:30 - 13:30

By invitation only. 


Open for Business: Swedish Investment in the U.S.
14:00 - 14:45
Clarion Hotel Wisby: Spegelsalen 

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, Inc.

Anders Danielsson, CEO, Skanska AB
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


Mini Mingle - Beer Tasting at Gotlands Bryggeri
16:00 - 17:00

By invitation only.


Closing Bell Ceremony with Nasdaq                                                                                      17:15 - 17:30

You are invited to join us in Spegelsalen in the Clarion Hotel Visby for our Closing Bell Ceremony With Nasdaq.

David E. Lindwall, Chargé d'Affaires
Adam Kostyál, Nasdaq, Senior Vice President
Biörn Riese, Chair, AmCham Sweden

No registration required.


July 4th Celebration - AmCham and Svensk Handel
20:00 - 22:00

By invitation only.

Thursday, July 5th

Tillsammans Mot Korruption I Almedalen 2018
09:00 - 17:00
Clarion Hotel Wisby: Spegelsalen

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.



Exclusive Mingle - Beer & Cheese Pairing
Gotlands Bryggeri
20:00 - 22:00

By invitation only.

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