SACC-GA Newsletter | March 2019

First of all I want to thank everyone who attended our Annual Meeting and Membership Appreciation Reception. We had some great discussions and enjoyed Smörgåst årta from Swedish Dreamish while we socialized and networked.

Also, it is high time to register for Sweden Day 2019 . We are busy preparing for the biggest Swedish celebration in the Southeast. It is held on June the 6th in Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park. If you have attended this event in the past you know it is not to be missed and if you have not attended it yet this then is the year to do it.


Ida Pond
SACC-GA Executive Director

August 15- Summer Networking with Euro Chambers

Sweden Day Celebration
Make sure not to miss out on the biggest Swedish event in Georgia! We are looking forward to celebrating the Swedish National Day with Swedish music, cuisine and culture. We will be joined by the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Sweden and Special Guest Ulrika .

October 1, 2019
Golf Tournament

Europe Day May 9, 2019
On Europe day the European diplomats, bi-national chamber members, executives and more gathered for a luncheon and panel discussion at theMetro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. The discussion was focused on strong investment ties despite trade concerns
To read more check out this article i n Global Atlanta.
SACC Executive Forum June 13, 2019
The Executive Forum includes panels and round table discussions with government representatives, executives, political experts, and other stakeholders. The event will be conducted under the Chatham House Rules to encourage openness and information sharing. To conclude the day, a cocktail and dinner buffet reception will be hosted by H.E. Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States.

Aniara is based off the esteemed poem of the same name written by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson, and remains the only work of science fiction to win a Nobel Prize for Literature. Screening the film in theaters nationwide also serves the purpose of promoting cultural exchange, allowing a diverse array of audiences to engage with the multi-faceted depth of Scandinavian stories.   

New Members
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J1-VISA Trainee Program
Swedish Talent for US Business
Did you know that as a Corporate or Business member in the SACC-GA network you have the opportunity to host a talented Swedish trainee at your company?

Corporate Membership
$650 - midsize to large companies, over 50 employees

Business Membership
$275 - small companies, under 50 employees

Individual Membership
$100 - for individuals, not companies

1+1 Individual Membership
$150 - for 2 individuals to join together

Young Professional Membership
$50 - for individual members up to 40
SACC-GA Diamond Sponsor
SACC-GA In-Kind sponsor