SACC-DC: A forum to advance commerce and kinship between the U.S. and Sweden

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington, DC (SACC-DC) provides a gateway to U.S.-Sweden business partnerships. Our main purpose is to facilitate networking opportunities and information about trade for companies and individuals interested in Swedish-American business and policy relations. Through membership services, learning programs and networking events, SACC-DC facilitates connections, delivers business-critical policy information and celebrates the rich cultural ties that underpin the U.S.-Sweden kinship.
 
Encompassing the Greater Washington area (including Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC) SACC-DC is in a unique position to further a forward-looking U.S-Sweden bond from within the nation’s capital. Additionally, SACC-DC is linked to a robust national network of 20 regional SACC chambers with 2,000+ members through the umbrella organization the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of the USA (SACC-USA).

 

Networking and Matchmaking

As a member of SACC-DC you get access to our regional, national, and international business networks. We connect you with our contacts in Sweden, the U.S., and the Greater Washington, DC area.

Being the regional chamber of the Greater Washington, DC area gives our network a unique edge. We are situated close to the federal government, the Embassy of Sweden, and the SACC-USA headquarter.

Our member base much reflects the powerful dynamics of the city. Our members include a few of Sweden’s largest corporations, some of the United States’ top 100 largest law firms, influential lobbyists, some of the country’s biggest military contractors – including the 60th most fortune company -, and tech firms that are on the forefront of telecommunications, space, and aerospace.

Find out more about membership here

 

Business Events

SACC-DC organizes many events throughout the year to give our members the possibility of professional networking and exchange of ideas. Some events organized in the past include seminars with Swedish ministers as well as corporate events and talks. Our two business flagship events are:

Annual Swedish Embassy Open: Golf Tournament for Representatives from U.S. and Swedish Business and Government Entities

Wilhelm Wachtmeister Award (bi-annual): Award in honor of the memory of the former Swedish Ambassador to the U.S., Wilhelm Wachtmeister and his wife Countess Ulla Wachtmeister.

 

Social Events

These events give our members the opportunity to experience Swedish traditions and socialize.

Our social flagship events are:

Crayfish Celebration

Holiday Reception with Lucia Procession

 

Trade Missions

We custom tailor trade missions for Swedish companies interested in the Greater Washington, DC area. Together with SACC-USA we also organize trade missions to Sweden for American companies. Going on a trade mission is the first step companies should take to evaluate their potential to expand their operations.

 

Trainee Program

The SACC-USA Trainee Program & J-1 Visa Service offers companies located in the U.S. the opportunity to host a trainee from Sweden on a J-1 Visa.

As a company or organization, you will be connected to highly qualified trainees from Sweden, eager to take part in accelerating your business.

 

SACC-DC Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter is a great medium to promote your company as well as stay informed about Swedish-American business and policy relations. Here, you also get the latest updates about the Chamber’s work and upcoming events.