Previous Trade Missions


Ericsson

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 180 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.

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Participants

Seven Human Resource Senior Executives from Ericsson, Sweden.

 

The goal with the Ericsson program

To organize a successful and rewarding trip for the participants from Ericsson, in order to explore the unique environment, business culture, speed of activities, entrepreneurship behaviors, etc. in the SF Bay Area.

 

The Ericsson program objectives

To meet with companies similar to Ericsson and learn from their mode of operation as successful large companies among many start-ups.

 

To provide the opportunity for the Swedish Executives to discuss the following topics with American colleagues/partners: HR’sMission, Compensation Strategy, Cultural Strategy, Learning and Development, Attraction and Retention as well as Future Trends.


Aftonbladet

Aftonbladet

Aftonbladet is one of the larger daily newspapers within the Nordic countries and is available through several different media communication channels. Everyday, the online version of the paper reaches about 2 000 000 readers. 

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Participants

Five Executives from Aftonbladet/Schibsted.

 

The goal with the Aftonbladet program

Identify companies and organizations in the Bay Area and Greater Los Angeles that is of interest by Aftonbladet to visit and to meet with companies similar to Aftonbladet and learn from their mode of operation.

 


Uppsala University

Uppsala University, Executive MBA Program

Uppsala University has a body of 40, 000 students. The business department represents almost 3000 students divided into six departments which form the core of Uppsala’s business and economics program.

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The Executive MBA Program at Uppsala University is an advanced management training program with a clear and distinct profile. The program demands five years of previous relevant management experience and one relevant bachelor degree.

 

Participants

MBA students from Uppsala University, Executive MBA Program.

 

The goal with the Uppsala University Executive MBA program

To study the American way of performing business, with close studies on interesting American and Swedish companies localized in the San Francisco/Bay Area Region.

 

The Uppsala University Executive MBA program objectives

Identify companies and organizations in the San Francisco/Bay area that is of interest for the MBA students to visit and to have close meetings between the students and relevant companies and organizations connected to international affairs.

 


Telia Sonera

Telia

Telia provide telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain.

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The goal with the Telia program

To study the American way of performing business, with close studies on interesting American and Swedish companies localized in the San Francisco/Bay Area Region.

 

The Telia program objectives

1. To meet with companies similar or of inspirational interest to Telia.

2. To learn about new trends within the American telecommunication market.

3. To meet with companies similar to Telia and learn from their mode of operation.


Allbröd (Polfärskt)

Allbröd (Polfärskt)

Polfärskt Bread has a total turnover of 1.3 billion SEK and supports almost 3,000 retail stores with the help of 270 distribution vehicles.

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Participants

16 Allbröd representatives.

 

The goal with the Allbröd program

To organize a successful and rewarding inspirational trip for the 16 Allbröd representatives in order to study the banking industry environment connected to the American and Canadian bread market.

 

The Allbröd program objectives

To meet with companies similar or of inspirational interest to Allbröd and to learn about new trends within the American and Canadian bread market.


SOS Alarm

Swedish delegation from SOS Alarm and YouCall

SOS Alarm is a public agency entirely owned by Sweden’s national, provincial, and municipal governments to strategically prepare and respond to emergencies and dispatch first responders. YouCall is a subsidiary to SOS Alarm and provides telephone services target to the public sector. The two companies is the foundation of Sweden’s first response to a natural hazards or human emergency.

The purpose of the trip was to allow the delegations to study new thinking and findings regarding services and techniques connected to CRM.

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The focus was placed on the California market with a focus on companies within the field of health and crisis management. Included in the highlights of the trip was a highly interesting meeting at Stanford. A meeting with Emeritus Professor Stig Hagstrom, former Chancellor of Sweden’s universities, was arranged at Stanford. The meeting provided a historical perspective on innovation at Stanford and Silicon Valley by Sr. Researcher David Nordfors who spoke about innovative journalism’s lesson for public information.

 

The program put together by SACC-SF/SV was efficient and highly appreciated by the participants. Sven Rune Bergqvist, leader of the team, spoke for all when he concluded that “the focus of the visitors program was in line with the directions given to SACC and the visits were of the highest quality and added substantial value to our trip”.