From the Iron Curtain to the Common Market

– Growth Challenges for the Baltic Sea Region

Företagarna (Swedish Federation of Business Owners) and Entreprenörskapsforum (Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum) invite you to a seminar on the implications of the European Commission’s newly adopted strategy for the Baltic Sea Region on growth areas and clusters, small business trade and entrepreneurship in the region.

1-4 p.m., Thursday, September 17. Sweden Green Tech Building, Klarabergsgatan 37, Stockholm

Please confirm your participation by September, 14.

Programme

Moderator: Ulrika Stuart Hamilton, Dep. Managing Director, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum

13.00 Welcome
Anna-Stina Nordmark Nilsson, Managing Director, Swedish Federation of Business Owners

13.00-13.20 Introduction
Ewa Björling, Swedish Minister for Trade

13.20 – 13.35 The Baltic Sea Region Throughout History
Anders Johnson, writer

13.35 – 14.10 Clusters and Development – a Research Perspective
Professor Örjan Sölvell, Stockholm School of Economics

14.10 – 14.40 The Globalisation of the Baltic Sea: Theory and Practice
Professor Pontus Braunerhjelm, Managing Director of Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, and former Principal Secretary of the Swedish Government’s Globalisation Council
Entrepreneur with experience in trading in the Baltic Sea Region

14.40 – 15.00 Coffee break

15.00 – 15.50 How Do We Move Forward? Strategies for Growth
May Ann Ramsay, Dep. Director, EU Commission’s Representation in Sweden
Alar Streimann, Ambassador of Estonia to Sweden
Anna Kinberg Batra, Chair, Swedish Parliament Committee on European Union Affairs

15.50-16.00 Conclusions
Ulrika Stuart Hamilton

Invitation in pdf

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