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Future-fit : future proofing trends in key sectors- ABCS Flagship Event, hosted by Grant Thornton

  • Grant Thornton 20 Sveavägen Stockholm, Stockholms län, 111 57 Sweden (map)

All attendees please register via Eventbrite

Note that attendance this event is included in your ABCS Membership. Non-members can register or pay via SWISH on the night.


The Australian Business Council of Sweden is thrilled to announce the program for our upcoming Flagship Event, generously hosted by Grant Thornton. All ABCS members are cordially invited to join us for our 2019 conference, which is included free of charge in their membership.

Non–members are also very welcome to attend, however a fee of SEK 350 (equivalent to 1 years membership of the Council) will be payable by SWISH on the night.

You can sign up as a member here .

What is the future of key sectors like work, business, trade, health, environment, and what are the countries of Australia and Sweden actually doing about it?

In an era of increasing globalisation and digitalisation, and with similar strengths in education and innovation, both Australia and Sweden are separately developing thriving services sectors – notably in financial services and health. We want to look at how things like the gig economy, digitalisation & automation, corporate sustainability and environmental change are affecting each of the two countries, and what they are doing to prepare for the future.

Event Program:

17.00 to 17.15 Arrival and Registration

17.15 Session 1: “The Future of…” - Setting the scene (approx 1h10min)

Keynotes including

  • Perspectives on “The Future of Work” Alok Alström – CEO, Appjobs

  • Perspectives on “The Future of Health” Lotta Liljelund- CEO, Swecare

18.25 Tea and coffee break (15 min)

18.40 Session 2: Panel discussion – “A closer look” Future-proofing trends in key sectors (approx 1h10min)

A moderated panel discussion including the following speakers

  • Future of work - We Work Labs Sweden Manager- Sonia Kaurah

  • Future of sustainability in business -Grant Thornton- Tim Buckby

  • Future of trade - Business Sweden- Marie-Claire Maxwell

  • Investor perspectives – Chairman ABCS + VC investor- Warren Campbell

19.50 Formal proceedings conclude, followed by a mingle with stand–up dinner and drinks, courtesy of Grant Thornton

21.15 Event conclusion *Please note that all attendees must have exited the premises by this time*

We hope to see you there!

This event is sponsored by Grant Thornton

This event is sponsored by Grant Thornton

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