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Programme for the Economic Symposium: "The Economic cooperation between the GCC States and Sweden (Reality and Expectation)". Friday 8th November, 2013 at The Auditorium, Hotel Hilton Slussen in Stockholm.




-Opening of the Symposium by

H.E. Mr. Kai Hammerich, President of KA Foreign Investment Corporation AB and former Director General of  Invest in Sweden Agency

-Welcoming words by Mr. Mats Paulson, Senior Vice President of Business Sweden

-Speech by H.E Mr. Gunnar Oom, State Secretary to Minister for Trade

-Speech by H.E Dr. Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani, the Secretary General of the GCC States


-"Elements of Investment in the GCC States" by Mr. Nabil Cano, Board member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bahrain. 

-"Investment Opportunities in Sweden" by Mr. Bengt Åke Ljudén, Senior Vice President Business Sweden

-"The Prospects of Economic and Trading Relations between the GCC States and Sweden" by Dr. Mohamed Al Kassiri, Secretary General of the Saudi Chamber of Commerce, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

-"Expanding Business Relations between Sweden & the GCC countries by Ms. Victoria Strand, Vice President & Head of the GCC Ericsson, and Mr. Mats Paulson, Senior Vice President of Business Sweden


-"Tourism in the GCC States" by Mr. Badr Bin Said AL Zahli, University of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman


-"Tourism in Sweden" by Ms. Ulrika Hallesius, Director of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs.




Luncheon hosted by the GCC, at Hilton Hotel


-"Renewable Energy in the GCC States" by Mr. Hamza Kazim, Vice President for Operations and Financial Affairs in "Masdar Company"


-"Renewable Energy in Sweden  - Policy, Practice and International Co-operation" by Mr. Bo Diczfalusy, Undersecretary at the Ministry for Energy & Industry


-"Natural Gas in the GCC States" by Mr. Abdullah Ahmed Al Husseini, Director of Marketing, Qatar Gas Company for Limited Run, Qatar


-"Renewable Gas . One answer to the 2050 targets" by Ms. Lena Berglund, Head of Communications, Sweden Gas Association


-"The Petroleum Policy of the GCC States" by Ms. Nawal Abdullatif Al Fasie, Undersecretary Assistance for Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Petroleum, State of Kuwait


-"The Swedish Fuel Industry - Today and in the future" by Mr. Göran Lindell, Deputy Director of the Swedish Petrol and Bio Fuel Institute


-Discussions & End of Conference