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Business Opportunities for Swedish Companies in Southern Africa

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome to an interactive seminar on the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Southern Africa, co-hosted by SSACC and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Southern Africa, also known as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) – is a regional economic block consisting of 16 Member States

SADC is home to 277 million people with a combined GDP of USD 575.5 Billion. The EU is the region’s largest trading partner with and exclusive trading agreement signed between the EU and some of the SADC member states. SADC counties occupy 8 of the top 10 rankings on Ease of Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa for 2018 and have continued to show policy improvements towards industrialization and service delivery.

The region consists of a diverse group of countries, from African power house South Africa, financial center Mauritius, to diamond, copper and oil giants Botswana, Zambia and Angola respectively. While the region boosts uniformity in trade policy, each market is different and requires a different approach. During the seminar you will get an overview of business opportunities in the region, as well as practical tips from several years of experience, both country specific and across the region.

Ms. Åsa Jarskog, President Swedish-Southern African Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador Bengt Carlsson, Swedish Foreign Ministry, Africa Department

H.E. Mr. Lameck Nthekela, Dean of SADC Ambassadors in Sweden
Mr. Stefan Borsos, MD Voith Sweden
Mr. Anders Craft, Investment Manager Swedfund
Mr. Magnus Furuholm, Head of Swedbank Southern Africa
Mr. Pontus Engström, MTI Investments

More speakers to be added.

SSACC will also take this opportunity to provide a pre-meeting on our upcoming Business Delegation to Tanzania. This meeting is open to both those companies already registered for the Delegation and those that are not but are interested in hearing more about SSACC business trips. Click Here for Delegation Program

The pre-meeting will begin at 10am for those interested in joining please indicate when registering for the main Seminar.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED For Special allowances contact info@ssacc.se

Price (excl VAT): Members 0 kr, others: 600 kr. – Become a member

(Signing up is binding and a confirmation and a bill will be sent once you sign up. If you are unable to attend you can give your seat to someone else.)


September 18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Stockholm Chamber of Commerce


Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
Brunnsgatan 2
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