SACC-SF/SV events provide extensive networking and business opportunities for you and your company!
SACC-SF/SV hosts a variety of events throughout the year at exclusive and sophisticated venues with engaging high-profile speakers discussing the latest business trends. All our events have the common purpose of creating and augmenting business opportunities for Swedish and American companies and strengthening Swedish-American business relations. Our events provide considerable networking opportunities and the chance to increase your company’s visibility, and they enable the exchange of insights into effectively advancing your career and ventures amidst dynamic market challenges.
SACC-SF/SV members enjoy discounts on event tickets!
Our Executive Insights events feature prominent Swedish and Swedish-American executives presenting their insights into the success of their companies and their own personal pathways to success. They share key lessons learned on their road to success, how they have managed cross-cultural issues, and their unique perspective on current trends in their industry.
SACC-SF/SV’s SofaTalks series celebrate successful women in the Bay Area while providing a unique forum for professionals to network in a convivial and relaxed environment. The aim is to create a broader cross-cultural perspective to discussions surrounding women’s issues and ignite conversations that inspire women to achieve their goals.
Global Questions, Local Answers
SACC-SF/SV launched a new workshop series in 2014, entitled “Global Questions, Local Answers,” aimed at answering your questions related to being a global citizen in the Bay Area.
Many of our members struggle with the same types of issues: How do you handle banking, taxation, immigration, financial planning, healthcare, real estate if you are new to the US or if you’ve been here for 10 years but plan to retire in Sweden? How do you handle that inheritance you will be getting from Sweden? How can you tap into SACC’s network and other international networks here in the Bay Area to expand your business or advance your career? Are there tips for getting acclimated to the Bay Area business culture or tips for dealing with cross-cultural issues?…
Each Global Questions, Local Answers workshop focus on a particular theme. In 2014 we have had: Immigration, Advancing Your Career in the Bay Area and International Financial Education and Planning.
Lunch & Learn
We offer our Lunch & Learn workshop guests the opportunity to take part in a series of relaxed informational sessions with an interactive Q&A, while enjoying a nice lunch in good company. The sessions address a variety of topics, including how to improve your networking skills, how to become a better communicator and how to optimize social media marketing.
At SACC-SF/SV we are always working to expand our connections available to Swedish companies and professionals with an interest in Northern California’s business environment. By hosting a series of European Networking Events and Business Mixers throughout the year, we offer our guests ample opportunities to make connections with the Bay Area international business community.
SACC SF/SV spearheaded the formation of Association of American European Chambers of Commerce & Business Associations (AAECCBA), an organization that organizes international networking events and seminars.
European Networking Evenings
The European Networking evening takes place every two months and rotates between Palo Alto, San Francisco and Oakland. SACC-SF/SV invites all members to these networking evenings, offering great opportunity to mix and mingle with entrepreneurs, VCs and a range of professionals involved in cross-border business in a relaxed and European atmosphere. The events are very popular and tickets sell out quickly.
Annual Golf Tournament
The annual golf tournament takes place on San Francisco’s historic Presidio Golf Course and provides a unique opportunity to present your company to an excellent field of golfers from the Bay Area business communities — while entertaining employees and customers on panoramic fairways. Tee up business deals, network with an international line up of golfers, enjoy the awards ceremony and dinner and compete for excellent prizes in the silent and live auctions.
At SACC-SF/SV we want to harness an innovative spirit and the success of entrepreneurial ventures by connecting emerging ideas and people. Our start-up events provide a forum for entrepreneurs, industry experts, venture capitalists, private investors and technologists to exchange insights about how to effectively grow ventures.
Throughout the years we have had the pleasure of organizing a number of interesting and inspiring events with pioneering startup companies, such as Wrapp and Sticky. As part of this series, we also hold pitching sessions to connect Swedish startups with prominent Bay Area venture capitalists, such as our recent venture labs where eight promising start-ups from Chalmers University of Technology Program “Born Global” pitched their innovative ideas to a prominent Venture Capitalist panel.
SACC-SF/SV hosts a number of signature cultural events throughout the year, offering the Swedish community and everyone “Swedish at heart” a way to nurture their Swedish roots and celebrate cherished Swedish traditions while far from home. Our annual signature cultural events include our Midsummer Picnic, Crayfish party and Christmas Luncheon.