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05 Jun 2014 16:00 - 17:30 San Francisco

Seminar: Free trade between the U.S. and Europe - How TTIP brings opportunities for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley

Participate in high level discussions concerning the largest free trade agreement ever negotiated. Business Sweden, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, and the Consulate General of Sweden cordially invite you to a seminar regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement currently being negotiated by the United States and the European Union.

According to a report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, the Bay Area exported $9.2 billion worth of goods and services to Europe during 2012, and investors from the Silicon Valley region invested $3.3 billion in private equity and venture capital in Europe. The money and talent is already flowing between Silicon Valley and Sweden, with several successful Swedish start-ups, such as Spotify, King, and Wrapp, present in San Francisco along with large Swedish employers such as Ericsson. TTIP would significantly expand these ties. For small and medium sized companies (SME) the trade partnership would be especially valuable, given that trade barriers tend to disproportionally burden smaller firms, which often have less resources to overcome them.

Speakers and panelists:

  • Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States

  • Tracey Grose, Vice President, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

  • Skip Jones, Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia, Global Markets, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Magnus Rydén, Director and TTIP Coordinator, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

More speakers are to be confirmed. The seminar is followed by a networking reception.

When: Thursday June 5, 2014 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Registration starts at 3:45pm

Where: 353 Sacramento Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94111

Fee: The event is free of charge with advanced registration, please register here.

Questions? Please contact Christofer Lee at Business Sweden in San Francisco, +1-415-835-3004 or christofer.lee@business-sweden.se   


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The seminar is free of charge.

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