World Trade Day | Boosting the role of global cities for trade and growth

It is our pleasure to invite you to the World Trade Day. Welcome to an inspiring afternoon with discussions on the emerging role of cities in global trade. Cities are the natural commercial hubs. A dense urban environement drives innovation and creativity and connects ideas with capital and labour. Trade is essential to cities – it is how they grow their economies and become prosperous.


The Importance of Trade and Internationalization
Ms. Ann Linde, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade

The Export Prize Award Ceremony

Stockholm’s New Export and Internationalization Strategy
Ms. Ylva Berg, CEO Business Sweden
Dr. Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, Chief Economist Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

When People Meet and Interact, Things Evolve – the Cooperation between Luleå and Austin, Texas
Mr. Niklas Nordström, Deputy Mayor Luleå, Chairman Business Sweden

People and Companies Create Prosperity – Reflections from a Global Trade Perspective
Ms. Lena Johansson, Secretary General ICC Sweden
Ms. Helena Waker, CEO Association of Trade Partners Sweden

The Role of Global Cities for Trade and Growth
Ms. Maria Rankka, CEO Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Drinks and Networking Reception