SACCNY is gearing up to strengthen Nordic ties in New York through the Nordic Series of Events which features the Chambers of Commerce from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. With over 100 years of history across 700 members spanning 5 Chambers of Commerce, New York is home to the largest Nordic network in the U.S.
The first event focused on Human Resources and Cultural Differences and how companies may prepare their internal team for expansion on the U.S. market. The discussion was held at SACCNY’s innovation platform, Gateway, a soft-landing hub and one-stop-shop for Nordic corporates, start-ups and scale-ups looking to enter the U.S. market. Notable speakers included Jonas Prising, Chairman of ManpowerGroup and Christian Luiga, President and CEO of Telia Company.
Our upcoming event, Taste of the Nordics, will be held at Scandinavia House, features Nordic cuisine along with a panel of Nordic entrepreneurs and producers sharing and discussing their respective experiences, successes and challenges, when building a Nordic brand on the U.S. market.
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York
“The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York is delighted to renew the long-standing and historic relations with the Nordic Chambers. The Nordic Series of Events showcases the strengths and capabilities of the largest Nordic network in the U.S., and opens a dialog presenting shared experiences in navigating the U.S. market. By way of collaboration, we hope to inspire Nordic businesses to take the leap. SACCNY is well-positioned to support this endeavor in establishing a foothold in the New York Tri-State Area through our platform Gateway, a soft-landing hub and one-stop-shop for Nordic corporates, start- and scale-ups.”
– Anna Throne-Holst, President
The Danish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York
“The Danish-American Chamber of Commerce is proud to collaborate with our fellow Nordic chambers on this Nordic Series of Events. At DACC we are in the middle of a significant revitalization of our organization to provide services and values to our community and to solidify our role as the brand and authority on Danish-American business in the New York and Tri-State Area. A key pillar of this evolution is a renewed bond and even closer collaboration with the fellow Nordic chambers and we are excited to present this Nordic Series of Events as the first show of these efforts.”
– Anders Jensen, President
The Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce
“Nordic collaboration is advantageous in so many ways. It brings about new knowledge, perspectives and values, not only back to the Nordics but to the markets we work in. Through Nordic cooperation, we learn and share our experiences, values and beliefs, and in turn hope that our innovators, entrepreneurs, citizens and businesses can contribute to an expectant future. The IACC is excited to be a part of the increased Nordic Chambers of Commerce collaboration and the platform it will be for Icelandic companies.”
– Hlynur Guðjónsson, Consul General and Trade Commissioner
The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce
“The Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce is excited about the launch of the Nordic Series of Events in New York. The Nordic Chambers’ collaborative string of mini-seminars will provide in-depth insights into business and life-related challenges and opportunities. Each of these monthly gatherings will be designed as great networking events for all of our members.”
– Live Sletten Diakolios, General Manager
The Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce
“The Nordic Series is the Nordic Chambers’ way to showcase what Nordic collaboration means in practice on a root level, where every closed deal counts. It is undeniable that the U.S. market is massive, but what we can’t emphasize enough is the tremendous potential of a Nordic-level collaboration for our businesses. We are stronger together and we have a lot to offer on this side of the Atlantic. It is easier to score when you are shooting with five pucks instead of one. I feel privileged and proud to showcase the Nordic know-how in New York City.”
– Marko Salonen, Executive Director