Since 1989 the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in San Diego has established a profound presence in the San Diego business environment. We have enabled innovative and creative exchange between a multitude of members and supporters. The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce strives to be a "one-stop-shop" for Clean Tech and Life Science businesses in Southern California.
Our vision is to be recognized as Southern California's most trusted and utilized organization to promote trade and facilitate business opportunities between Sweden and the US, through the exchange of business, trade, investments, technology and culture.
NEWS AND EVENTS
New corporate member
SACC San Diego is happy to announce Currencies Direct as our newest corporate member!
Currencies Direct, founded in 1996, has been at the forefront of revolutionizing money transfer. With over 25 branches worldwide, they offer a range of services, including retail, phone, online, and mobile app options. Trusted by more than 430,000 customers, they facilitate secure transactions in 40+ currencies. Authorized by the FCA and boasting a level 1 credit rating, Currencies Direct continues to redefine international money transfer with efficiency and reliability.
We had the opportunity to have an interview with Elyse Singh, the Director of Business Development at Currencies Direct, West Coast USA. Read the interview here!
Thank you Currencies Direct, and welcome to SACC San Diego!
TURKEY APPROVES SWEDEN'S NATO APPLICATION
Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT
Turkey says yes to Sweden's NATO application
"Turkey has approved Sweden's NATO application", said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference. This will make Sweden the 32nd member of NATO.
The decision was made after a prolonged meeting between Sweden's Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Turkey's President Erdogan in Vilnius. As part of this agreement, Turkey has demanded that the EU resume negotiations regarding its membership in the union, and Sweden has agreed to support this request.
GREEN connections 2023
Introducing the theme for this year’s Green Connections:
Energy Storage & Smart Grids
Mark your calendars for the 12th annual sustainability conference, our biggest event of the year! We bring together experts and industry leaders to explore cutting-edge innovations for a greener tomorrow.
When: November 16th
Format: Digital webinar
Stay tuned for more exciting updates and details!
Interested in being a part of Green Connections? Reach out to us at:
SAVE THE DATE
On September 9th SACC San Diego is having our annual Crayfish Party!
What is a crayfish party?
After a long and pleasant summer, it’s time for a traditional Swedish Crayfish Party (kräftskiva)! We gather together with friends and family and enjoy crayfish and other delicious foods, drink “snaps” and sing “snapsvisor” all night long!
So, save the date to not miss out on this year’s party and stay tuned for more information!
Cleantech webinar may 18th
Renewable energy and grid improvement
Save the date!
Join SACC San Diego's Cleantech webinar on May 18th! The theme is "Renewable Energy and Grid Improvement" with expert speakers discussing innovative solutions for energy storage and grid infrastructure.
Don't miss out on this event with engaging talks and a panel discussion!
When: May 18th at 8:00am PDT
More information coming soon.
Sign up, free of charge, here!
Valborg April 30th
Save the Date
On Sunday, April 30th, SACC San Diego invites you to join us for our annual Valborg celebration. Valborg, also known as Walpurgis Night, is a cherished Swedish tradition that takes place each year on April 30th, welcoming the arrival of spring and marking the end of a long, dark winter season.
This year's festivities will take place on Vacation Isle, starting at 3pm. The event is free of charge, so come and enjoy a bonfire, games and a choir performance! Additionally, there will be some food and Swedish fika available for purchase.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to welcome the arrival of spring with us. We hope to see you there!
business mixer at ef Education First
SIGN UP NOW!
SACC San Diego is happy to invite you to a Business Mixer at EF Education First!
When: April 6th at 6:00 pm
Where: EF Education First San Diego
Address: 3455 Kenyon St, San Diego, CA 92110
Read more and register here!
New Corporate Member
Krvaric Capital & Risk Management
We at SACC San Diego are happy to welcome our new corporate member, Krvaric Capital & Risk Management!
To introduce them we had an interview with the President & CEO of the company, Tony Krvaric. Read it on our blog, here!
Thank you Krvaric Capital for joining us!
Visit their website to read more about their business here!
new president of SACC San Diego
Please welcome Suzanne Svahn as the new President of SACC San Diego!
Suzanne Svahn is a licensed REALTOR® with a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, originally from Gothenburg, Sweden. She graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and is actively involved in the Swedish community in San Diego.
As the President of SACC San Diego, she aims to enhance the organization's relationships with Sweden, San Diego, and beyond.
Read more about her on our blog here!
Thank you Suzanne, the Chamber is so grateful to have you!
Viking ship Sleipnir
Launching March 12th at 11am
Come see the launching of Tom Kottmeier’s viking ship Sleipnir on Sunday March 12th!
The event will be at 11am (remember Daylight Saving time) at the De Anza Cove Launching Ramp in Mission Bay, San Diego.
Address: 3500 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego CA 92109
Read more about the project here!
University of Gothenburg alumni afterwork
March 2nd 5:30pm
Are you an alumni from the University of Gothenburg? Look here!
The University of Gothenburg is coming to San Diego and wants to invite you to a casual after work with some food and drink. Come and meet other alumni from the University, make new contacts and share old memories.
The gathering takes place at 5.30 pm on March 2nd and you can register on the following link; https://link.gu.se/Events/6503/Apply
And please spread the word if you know other alumni from the university in the area.
Hope to see you there!
Bridging the gap - theme announcement
THE IMPACT OF LIFE SCIENCE INNOVATION ON HEALTHCARE
Life Science Bridge proudly announces this year's theme -
"The Impact of Life Science Innovation on Healthcare"
By attending this year's event, you will get the opportunity to hear experts talk about the challenges, opportunities, and what the future holds for Life Science Innovation within healthcare. The Bridging the Gap event aims to promote trade and networking across borders and inspire people in the life science industry.
Registration will be opening soon, so make sure to stay updated.
See you on April 27!
Visit the Life Science Bridge website here!
Application for fall 2023 internship
We are now looking for three motivated interns for the fall of 2023!
Apply by sending your cover letter and CV to:
Please note that the application deadline is March 31st.
Read more about the positions here!
February 23rd, 5pm
SACC San Diego invites you to an afterwork next Thursday!
Where: Eureka! at UTC
Address: 4353 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
When: Thursday February 23rd at 5 pm
Bring your friends and join us on an evening of networking and socializing! A great opportunity to meet fellow professionals and make new connections in the San Diego area.
Hope to see you there!
Young professionals kick off
Are you under 30 years old and want to expand your professional network and take part in a nationwide community? Join SACC's kick off next Thursday 2/16!
What is Young Professionals?
Young Professionals is an initiative by SACC San Diego for young members with an interest in Swedish-American relations. You get:
• Access to the vast SACC-USA network across the nation
• Access to our network in Sweden and the greater San Diego area
• Invitations to Business Mixers and other professional events as well as social events
• Member discounts on all of our events
Don't hesitate to sign up to meet a bunch of like-minded people in a casual and fun setting! Tickets will drop today (2/7) at 3 pm. Link here!
young professionals kickoff
SAVE THE DATE!
SACC San Diego can happily announce our first event, a kick off for our young professionals under 30 years old. A great way to expand your network of fellow students and workers in San Diego with an interest in Swedish-American relations.
When: February 16th
More info coming soon. Join our Facebook group here!
Read more about a young professionals-membership here.
BRIDGING THE GAP 2023
SAVE THE DATE!
SACC San Diego, together with SACC San Francisco, SACC New England and SACC Minnesota, invite you to our annual Life Science event - Bridging the Gap!
When: April 27th
Visit our Life Science Bridge website here!
New interns spring 2023
SACC San Diego is pleased to welcome three new interns for the upcoming spring of 2023!
First, we have Hanna Bielke who will handle Finance & Operations. To get in touch with her, email:
Next, Lovisa Walin, our new Marketing & Cleantech intern. Any questions? Email:
Lastly, Sara Eriksson, our Business Development & Life Science intern. You can reach her at:
We strongly believe they will be great assets to the chamber!