Welcome to our seminars in Visby, Sweden, on July 5. Be inspired by business initiatives which make a difference and give bang for the buck.
Fighting poverty with entrepreneurship and trade!
Business plays a key role for fighting poverty in developing countries and governments should put higher priority on strengthening the private sector. Come and be inspired by business initiatives which make a difference and give bang for the buck for development. A well-functioning private sector equals job opportunities and economic development. But a “healthy” private sector is not something to take for granted, especially not in a developing country. Private companies, especially SME’s, in developing countries operate against all odds with numerous barriers both within their company operations and externally tied to the business climate. We will present some key initiatives and models which all have poverty reduction, economic growth and trade as a common goal. Entrepreneurship and SME’s will be one important focus as well as empowering women businesses. Linking businesses in developing countries to value chains and markets will also be discussed.
Time: Tuesday July 5, 10:00-11:30
Place: Bolagets konferenslokal ”Magister Gustavsson” Finngränd 6, Visby
- Grassroots entrepreneurship – Charlotte Bohman, General Director of Hand in Hand in Sweden
- Creating a hub for ICT and entrepreneurship in Ghana – Stefan Cars, Board Member of Meltwater Foundation
- How vocational training and entrepreneurship can create a micro-welfare society – Stina Berge, CEO and founder of Yennenga Progress
- Linking businesses in developing countries with the EU market – Caroline Kaufmann, head of SIPPO, Swiss Import Promotion at Switzerland Global Enterprise
- Promoting growth and trade through women’s economic empowerment – Charlotte Kalin, Head of Chamber Trade Sweden
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Benchmarking Swedish trade promotion and the new export strategy
For those interested in trade promotion – welcome to our second seminar in the afternoon on July 5.
The Swedish government launched its new export strategy earlier this year. This seminar aims at benchmarking Swedish trade promotion internationally looking closer at both the Swiss and the German model. We will also discuss how to make better use of the private sector when promoting trade. Join us in benchmarking Swedish trade promotion and the governments new export strategy. We will give you an international perspective on how our competitors organize their trade promotion. We will look at both the Swiss and the German model which integrates import promotion into the governments trade promotion strategy and which also make use of the private sector to a greater extent than Sweden. Chamber Trade will also present its new webportal Sweden on the Go, which connects companies wishing to expand internationally with qualified consultants who have the experience to assist them.
Time: Tuesday July 5, 13:30-15:00
Place: Bolagets konferenslokal ”Magister Gustavsson”, Finngränd 6, Visby
- International perspective on how our competitors organize their trade promotion – Carl Jeding, Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis (Myndigheten för Tillväxtanalys)
- The Swiss model – Caroline Kaufmann, Head of Import Promotion at Switzerland Global Enterprise
- The German model – Heiko Steinacher, Germany Trade and Invest
- Sweden on the Go – making better use of qualified expertise and business networks – Charlotte Kalin, Head of Chamber Trade Sweden
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