Sweden is among the most competitive, innovative and globalised nations in the world. The country has a stable economy, a skilled labour force and sophisticated consumers.  The country's approach to international business is modern, open and friendly. Businesses welcome international partnerships, and there is a skilled, well-educated workforce. This makes Sweden an easy country to operate in and the corporate tax rate is low by international standards.

The UK and Sweden are long-standing trade and investment partners with total trade value in the year up until April 2019 at £20.9 billion (ONS, 2019).

We are working with the Swedish Chamber of the Commerce for the UK to run a two part virtual trade mission to Sweden.  Part I will consist of an overview of legalities, finance, recruitment and immigration, property and internationalisation from the Scottish and Swedish perspective.  Part II will focus in more detail on life sciences, gaming, fintech / technology / cybersecurity, energy / renewables and the food & drink sectors in both countries and highlight the export and online opportunities for your business.
To find out more about the market in Sweden, click here.

  • Seona Shand (Chair), Commercial Director, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Introduction and welcome
  • Andrew Bowie, Member of Parliament (MP) for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, Civic Welcome
  • Torbjörn Sohlström, Swedish Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Civic Welcome
Setting up in Scotland - Panel discussion and Q&A
  • Claire Scott, Legal Director, Pinsent Masons - Legal; How to set up a business
  • Louisa Cole, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons – Immigration and Employment
  • Johnston Carmichael (Scotland) Ltd - Taxation & Funding
  • Lorraine Neish, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, International Trade Documentation Manager – Customs & Trade

Setting up in Sweden – Spotlight on Skåne
  • Ulrika Ringdahl, Managing Director, Invest in Skåne - Introduction to Skåne Region – Opportunities and support available
Setting up in Sweden - Panel discussion and Q&A
  • Fredrik Jonsson, Business Development Manager, Expansion Services, Invest in Skåne - Legal; how to set up a business
  • Jonathan Herrlin, Business Developer, Logistics, Retail & Smart Cities, Invest in Skåne – Swedish office space
  • Peter Jacobsson, Managing Director, Customs and Trade, Ecus – Customs & Trade

Summary & Invitation to Part 2
Seona Shand (Chair), Commercial Director, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

We will follow up with all delegates to keep the Scottish Chambers of Commerce informed of the progress of each trade mission.


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