PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 2018

 

|     REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

 

|     WELCOMING REMARKS

      Astrid Marklund - Consul General of Sweden in Houston

      Hans Cederlund - President, SACC Texas

 

|     OPENING REMARKS

     • H.E. Karin Olofsdotter - Ambassador of Sweden to the U.S.

      R. Jack Cagle - County Commissioner for Harris County Precinct 4

 

|     THE INNOVATIVE FUTURE OF ENERGY

In this session we will discuss what recent innovations will bring for the future of energy. Fossil energy-based fuels are facing major challenges and non-fossil energy has faced a lot of traction in the past years. Both areas are highly innovative, focusing on developing clean energy solutions. However, there remains a lot to be done until non-fossil energy surpasses the volume of fossil energy that is being used. What will happen and where will ef ciency take us?

 

Moderated by Christopher Westerlund - Finance Manager, Keane Group

     • Jim Hughes - CEO & Managing Director, Prisma Energy

     • Hans-Christer Schulze - CEO, IOWN Renewable Energy

     • Michael Wong - Professor & Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice        

        University

     • Peter Gunnerman - Managing Partner & co-Founder, Advanced Re ning Concepts

 

|     SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES OF THE FUTURE

How do we create cities with a smart outreach: how do we upgrade our urban areas and build the right framework for the future? In this session, several corporate executives will present novel technologies that can be used to unlock “smart” potential. Discussions will focus on how such technologies can connect rural and urban areas, creating new business opportunities nationwide.

 

Introductory Remarks, H.E. Karin Olofsdotter - Ambassador of Sweden to the U.S.

 

     Moderated by Clay Pearsson - City Manager of Pearland, Texas

      Andrew Dunn - President, Mobile Guarding Division, Securitas Inc.

      Mats Petterson - CEO & Founder, Sensative AB

      Peter Lindér - Vice President 5G Marketing, Ericsson

 

|     FIKA = NETWORKING & COFFEE BREAK

 

|     INNOVATION FOR LIFE

Texas is a mecca for Med Tech and home to some of the best hospitals and medical research facilities in the world. This session will start with several industry presentations, followed by an interview of several directors of the Texas leading medical centers. The interview, led by Dr. Marguerite Mensonides, will re ect on how to overcome daily challenges, including access to the presented innovations and know-how in a marketplace that is simultaneously highly regulated and highly unregulated. The returning question will be: how can SACC-USA help building successful bridges between US-Med and Swedish Tech.

 

Moderated by Dr. Marguerite Mensonides - Managing Director, MPT Consultancy

 

PRESENTATION

     • Karin Von Wachenfeldt - CEO, Truly Translational

     • Erik Gatenholm, CEO - Cellink

     • Philip Siberg - CEO & co-founder, Coala

 

FIRESIDE CHAT

     • Prof. Dr. Steven J. Frank - Medical Director, MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center

 

|     LUNCH

 

|     INNOVATION ACROSS BORDERS

This session starts with a keynote presented by Alfa Laval Inc. and is followed by a panel discussion. Following a short introduction of the panel members and their respective backgrounds, the panel will continue to discuss the power and essence of sustainable innovation across industry sectors and continents. The world is getting smaller as we become more international. What are the challenges and opportunities of innovation as we go global? Join this discussion on innovations with a broader outlook.

 

Moderated by Patrik Melander - Chairman SACC Dallas

 

KEYNOTE SESSION - ALFA LAVAL INC.

     • Jo Vanhoren - CEO & President, Alfa Laval Inc

 

PANEL PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION

     • Jeremy McKane - CEO & Founder, Ocean Coin

     • Sean Minter - CEO & Founder, AmplifAI Inc.

     • Elin Östman - Good Idea Inc. 

     • Wilka V. Toppins - Principal Attorney, Toppins Law Firm

 

|     WOMEN LEADERS DRIVING INNOVATION & GROWTH

This panel session, chaired by Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the U.S., and moderated by Amanda Brock, Chief Operating Of cer of Solaris Water Midstream, brings together women who are leading voices for innovation in their companies and commu-nities for action-oriented change and growth. These leaders will share their own stories and tipping point strategies for paving a way to a new energy future.

 

Introductory Remarks, H.E. Karin Olofsdotter - Ambassador of Sweden to the U.S.

 

Moderated by Amanda Brock - COO, Solaris Water Midstream

 

     • Myrtle Jones - Senior Vice President of Tax, Halliburton

     • Dr. Ann Christine Langselius - CEO & Co-founder, Miraculum Inc.

     • Melody Meyer - Board Member, British Petroleum

 

|     FIKA - NETWORKING & COFFEE BREAK

 

|     KEYNOTE CASE STUDY - LOOMIS AB

     • Lars Blecko - Chairman, Loomis US

 

|    OUTSIDE THE BOX - MEET THE TYPICAL INNOVATOR

Those that are not outside the box are trapped inside. In this nal session of the day, in re ection to the earlier sessions, you are invited to walk alongside several outside-the-box innovators and listen in how they ‘think’.

   

Introductory Remarks, Magnus Penker - CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

 

     • Per Cromwell - CEO & Founder, The Moby Mart - White Whale

     • Prof. Dr. Matteo Pasquali - Chair of the Chemistry Department at Rice University, Houston, USA

 

  WHY TEXAS - DINNER RECEPTION 

 

|     Welcoming remarks

Rolando Pablos, Texas Secretary of State, Governor's Office of Texas

Bob Harvey, CEO, Greater Houston Partnership

H.E. Karin Olofsdotter - Ambassador of Sweden to the U.S.

 

|     Why Texas

Patrick Jankowski, SVP of research, Greater Houston Partnership

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 2018

 

Internal day for SACC representatives where we will discuss the future of our great Swedish-American network and how we will make SACC even greater. More information to follow.

SACC SUMMIT


HOUSTON


SACC Summit will gather corporate members, partners, industry leaders and representatives from 20 regional Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce. This year’s SACC Summit will be held on October 25-26 in the vibrant city of Houston, Texas.

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Email: memberservices@sacc-usa.org

Phone: (202) 536 1520


Hans Cederlund - President, SACC-Texas

Email: hans.cederlund@sacctx.com

Phone: (832) 247 3972



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