We had a great time celebrating the Swedish National Day! The celebrations were held at the House of Sweden in Balboa Park were we enjoyed Swedish pastries and Swedish summer songs.
Almost like back home in Sweden!
SACC San Diego will be celebrating Sweden's national day on June 6th at The House of Sweden. The celebrations will start at 5.30pm and we'll enjoy the day with speeches, choirs with booth children and adults and naturally some singalong for all of us. We end the celebration with some fika at the House of Sweden.
Questions? Please contact Sofia from SWEA at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce - San Diego is proud to present Nicole Capretz as our keynote speaker for the Green Connections Forum!
Recently hailed as “Voice of the Year” by Voice of San Diego, Nicole Capretz is the chief architect of San Diego’s groundbreaking Climate Action Plan, and...
…the one constant voice behind the plan – and the one who most often told the public how it would work, why it would work and why it was necessary, was Nicole Capretz.
The Executive Director of Climate Action Campaign, Capretz and her organization have been are being recognized nationally and internationally for their path breaking work in developing the plan.
San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, approved in late December, is historic in its ambition, scope and character. As The Guardian notes, San Diego is the largest US city to commit to using 100% renewable energy by 2035. Overall, through a wide variety of transportation, building, waste, water and other measures, the aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Underscoring the entire plan is the fact that it is legally binding—and San Diego is among a small number of pioneering cities to make their climate plan binding.
San Diego’s Climate Action Plan is among the most far-ranging and ambitious, encompassing guidelines for:
“We have an opportunity to improve the lives of every San Diegan in all of our neighborhoods. This plan reflects our duty to preserve our children’s future and hand down a San Diego that is cleaner than it was when we received it. San Diego’s next chapter starts here.” – Kevin L. Faulconer, Mayor of City of San Diego on the Climate Action Plan
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce San Diego, The San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce, The German-American Chamber of Commerce California and The Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce San Diego are pleased to welcome you to the 2016 edition of the annual European Business Mixer.
This year’s topic
Why Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will be particularly beneficial for small and mid-sized companies in Europe and in the U.S.
Speaker Kimberly Benson
Kimberly Benson is the President of Zenaida Global, a company which provides advisory services to exporters in the areas of distribution, marketing and finance. Prior she served as Vice President of Cange International Inc., an export management company and consulting firm. In 2007 she was appointed jointly by the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Small and Minority Business in Washington DC, a committee focused on U.S. trade policy.
The Annual SACC Golf Tournament has been postponed until the 21st of May. For all golf lovers out there; here is the second chance! Don't miss out! To learn more about the event please visit
Emma Henrikson, a Swedish National Golf Team player combines her golfing career with studies in Finance at San Diego State University (SDSU). We got the chance to meet her and talk a little about how it is to be a professional golfer and a Swede in San Diego.
Emma was just 4 years old when she started playing golf with her family. Her brothers inspired her the most but the interest really took off when she began competing. What she likes about the sport is that it is an individual sport and her performance is all up to herself. She also likes that she can be outdoors and practice all day surrounded by beautiful nature, which is perfect here in San Diego.
In high school, she was selected for the future girls national team (up and coming girls national team).
It was encouraging to me. Those who were in the “real” girls national team could go to a lot of camps and competitions and it was a spur for me to become even better.
Last Saturday September 26th SACC San Diego hosted the annual Swedish Crayfish Party. Let us tell you that it was a big success! More than fifty people attended our party at the House of Sweden in Balboa Park this past sunny Saturday. We ate Swedish traditional crayfish with salads and homemade pies, drank snaps, sang Swedish traditional songs and looked very fashionable in our red-orange party hats.Thank you all for coming and making this day memorable!
A special thanks to our sponsors OrderUp, IKEA, San Pasqual Winery, Ninkasi Brewing, and IKEA.
This years SACC Summit will be held 1-2 October in Atlanta, Georgia. If interested in networking, connecting and share information related to trade, commerce and investments between USA and Sweden then you do not want to miss this! Make sure to like SACC Summit's Facebook page and to subscribe to to get updates.
The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all the participants in Saturday's golf event. We had a great time and hope all of you did too. Special thanks to our sponsors who helped us organize the event.