With the theme, “Accessing Growth Capital for a Sustainable Future,” E-Days in Savannah will feature conference tracks on Logistics, Industrial Design and Renewable Energy. The core of the program is a business matchmaking service designed to help companies find potential partners, distributors or agents to meet their specific needs. It is the single most important Swedish-American business networking and trade conference.
“We have gathered an incredible group of keynote speakers for this year’s US E-Days,” said Viveka Wahlstedt, chairman, SACC-USA and managing director, Carnegie Worldwide. “We are expecting an outstanding group of companies to attend and network during the three day program.
“Sweden is a world leader in clean-tech and can bring a great deal of expertise to the US, which is now focusing its attention on developing a stronger renewable energy and environmentally focused sector in its economy,” Ms. Wahlstedt continued.
Among the keynote speakers are: Anders Berggren, chief executive officer, Marmon Retail, a Berkshire Hathaway company; Peter Domini, business developer, Stena Metall; Glen Lurie, president, national distribution, AT&T Wireless; Morten Neraas, senior vice president, commercial/finance, Green Circle Bio Energy; Jenny Rosberg, NASDAQ OMX Group Inc.; Dr. David Sholl, energy sustainability, Georgia Institute of Technology; Stephen Spoonamoore, CEO, ABS Materials; and Michael Wood, former United States ambassador to Sweden.
“As a company focused on sustainability, we are looking forward to participating in EDays,” said Neraas of Green Circle Bio Energy, which opened the world’s largest wood pellet plant in north Florida last year. “Now more than ever, green technology is no longer a nice thing to do, it is absolute necessity if we want to move toward energy independence and revive the world’s economies.”
The conference will begin with a reception, April 19th at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with opening remarks from Paula Wallace, president of SCAD, and Eric Winger, president and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority.
Closing speakers are Anders Pehrsson, professor, Vaaxjo University, (CITY), and noted Swedish adventurer, Renata Chlumska, the first Swedish women to climb Mt. Everest.
Among the companies and organizations expected to be participate are: SmartTrust, Herty Advanced Material Development Center, The Georgia Logistics and Innovation Center, Husqvarna, Plum Creek, Port of Savannah, and IKEA.
E-Days sponsors include: the Savannah Economic Development Authority, the Creative Coast Alliance, Berlin Atlantic Capital, Miller & Martin PLLC, PartnerTech, SCAD, Swedbank, Salesgen, Vinnova, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Embassy of Sweden, Alston & Bird, LearnSweden, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Delta Airlines, Georgia Tech, Precipice Strategies and HunterMaclean.
For more information on E-Days, please visit: http://sacc-
About The Swedish American Chambers of Commerce-- USA
The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce strengthens economic trade, commerce and investment between the United States and Sweden, provides a forum for cultural outreach and education, and creates a distinctive networking platform for the international business community. SACC-USA is, with its 2,300 member companies in American and Sweden, the second largest European chamber of commerce in the U.S. The annual Edays B2B conference, which is known for its successful matchmaking process, has been held annually for 12 years in Sweden and the U.S.