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Smart And Sustainable Sweden: Mutual Trade Opportunities With A Nordic Friend

  • Dorsey & Whitney Law Firm 50 South Sixth Street Minneapolis, MN, 55402 (map)

Did you know that Sweden aims to be one of the first fossil-free welfare nations and that its future energy system is to be based on 100 percent renewable energy? And yet, Sweden is still very much a manufacturer-- with more global manufacturing companies per capita than any country in the world. So how will they do this?

Join us September 18 to hear from Sweden's Ambassador to the United States Karin Olofsdotter on this question and to get an update on the current bilateral trade picture between Sweden and the United States-- a relationship that generates cumulative bilateral investment valued at about $75 billion.
The Minnesota Trade Office is pleased to partner with the American Swedish Institute, the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, and Dorsey & Whitney law firm in offering this briefing event, also featuring local experts on trade and sustainability issues. A representative of IKEA— Sweden’s well known retailer— will tell us how they set and achieve sustainability goals. Finally, we'll also share insights on best markets in Sweden for Minnesota companies.
Ambassador Olofsdotter is the first woman to serve as Sweden's Ambassador to the United States, and began her tenure in September 2017. This is her second posting to the Swedish Embassy in Washington.  Previously, she served as Sweden's Ambassador to Hungary and as chief of staff to three successive Swedish foreign ministers.

  • Registration from 3:00pm to 3:30pm 
  • Program from 3:30pm to 5:00pm 

Free to attend, but pre-registration is requested.
To register, click here or on the "Sign Up" button beneath the date and time.
Complimentary parking will be available. View the details here.
Steve Riedel, Regional Trade Manager at or 651-259-7494.

Dorsey & Whitney Law Firm
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Hosted by: Minnesota Trade Office (MTO)
Event Audience: For Business
Accommodation Request: 651-259-7494