June 2020 updates from SACC Texas
NEWS
Online meetings replaced physical events for SACC Texas
SACC Dallas chairman Patrik Melander about a tumultuous spring in the wake of the pandemic, and how a full-fledged event program had to be totally changed. However, Patrik Melander hopes that the physical events will be able to make a come back this fall in connection with the lobster party in September.

"Quarantini" - a new interactive event appreciated by many
On May 20, SACC Dallas held its first interactive Quarantini event. The topic was the telecom industry in the shadow of the pandemic, initiated by board member Patrik Lowenborg. Inspired by the success, Patrik will now arrange more quarantinis and he is now happy to receive suggestions on new
themes.

“Dressed up striptease dancers as US starts to open up after the pandemic”
SACC Texas board member, André Persson, writes in the Swedish morning newspaper Svenska Dagbladet , about the strip club Bucks Wild's desire to be considered a restaurant in order to open up its operations a little earlier. Read in Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish behind pay wall).

UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, June 4, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 pm CDT
SACC Dallas: "Sustainable Buildings - Tomorrow's Skyline" Virtual Panel
The necessity and demand for environmentally responsible buildings have changed the design,
construction and operation of public spaces and offices and how we live. This panel will explore what shapes tomorrow’s skyline, from technology to market.


Thursday, June 4, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 pm CDT
SACC San Diego: "When Decisions Are Worth Billions: Pharma & Life Science" Webinar
On June 4th The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in San Diego will host a webinar focusing on decision making in the Life Science Industry. For this webinar, we have invited one of our Life Science Members- Captario. Specialized in helping Drug Development project teams and portfolio leads, the Swedish high-tech company Captario will show their advanced modeling & simulation tool and argue that decision making must shift from guesswork to well-informed data driven decisions. The complexities in the development processes must be structured and uncertainties must be dealt with and used to your advantage. This will save time, enable evaluation of many more options, understand risks and find the right opportunities.


Saturday, June 6, 2020
Time to Celebrate Sweden's National Day
Save the date! We ’d like to celebrate the National Day of Sweden on June 6 th with you. Please join us during our live stream, where we will give you a taste of Sweden. There will be music and performances, greetings and short features of famous Swedish people, cook-a-longs and much more! The all-day broadcast “Sweden live: National Day @ home”
can be accessed here .

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 6:00 - 7:00 pm CDT
SACC Colorado: "Schmooze and Share on LinkedIn" Webinar with Joyce Feustel
Join SACC-CO for a special event by Joyce Feustel, founder of Boomers' Social Media Tutor LLC. Joyce has been active on LinkedIn for over 10 years. She founded Boomers' Social Media Tutor LLC in 2010 after retiring from a 17-year career in sales. Through her tutoring and training services, she helps business professionals use social media, especially LinkedIn and Facebook.


Thursday, June 18, 2020, 7:30 - 8:30 am CDT
SACC Dallas: Speaker Series - CEO Spotlight - Kristien Verbeke, IKEA
Join us for a virtual breakfast event with IKEA Frisco Store Manager Kristien Verbeke. Verbeke has been with IKEA for 25 years, starting in Belgium as a Department Head before moving to China to serve as a Purchasing Manager for IKEA Trading Shanghai. She speaks 5 languages and has extensive experience as both a Store Manager and as a Sales Leader on the regional and national level.

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