Participating were, besides numerous government agencies like EKN and the Swedish Institute, 20 Swedish companies including ABB, Danske Bank, Wallenberg Foundation, Ericsson, Sandvik Materials Technology, SEB, Scania, Volvo Group, AstraZeneca, Elekta and IF Metall.
During the visit the business delegation met with several key institutions and government ministries for example IDRO, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Central Bank of Iran, Ministry of ICT, Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade.
The first day was concluded with a dinner at the Ambassador's residence with the signing of several MoU's between Swedish companies and their Iranian counterparts. Most notably was Scania's agreement to deliver 1,350 buses for public transport in Iran. Parts of the delegation led by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Ylva Berg also visited Scania's assembly plant for trucks in Caspian Industrial Area in Qazvin.
During the visit, several bilateral agreements and MoU's were also signed between Sweden and Iran on topics such as entrepreneurship, higher education and research, transport, technology and innovation, information technology and strengthening of women's labour force participation.
The Prime Minister led the delegation as an expression of Sweden's strong commitment to foster relations that create growth and jobs for both countries. The successful visit was not only an opportunity for Swedish company to sign deals and explore new opportunities, the visit was highlighted by the official inauguration of Business Sweden's office in Iran which was symbolized through the cutting of the ribbon by the Prime minister and Mrs. Ylva Berg.