Conference

conference

Innovation. Sustainability. Competitiveness.

 

14 June - Agenda

12:55

Welcome

Jenny Gardner, Head of Strategy & Portfolio, Combat Systems Saab

13:00

Introductory remarks 

Klas Wåhlberg, Director General, Teknikföretagen

13:10

Keynote

Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President for 'A Europe fit for the Digital Age', European Commission 

13:30

Keynote 

Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, Sweden

13:50

In conversation with 

Tom Erixon, CEO of Alfa Laval and President, Teknikföretagen

Rada Rodriguez, President of Orgalim, Europe’s Technology Industries and CEO, Signify GmbH

Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, Sweden

Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President for 'A Europe fit for the Digital Age', European Commission

14:20

Debate: Europe’s path to competitive sustainability 

On the path towards sustainability, Europe is at the same time aiming to be the most competitive region in the world. But what is the best way to get there?

Do we need state intervention or is it better to let the market forces play? Four senior industrials will share their take, proving that it is not a simple question.

Prof. Dr. Christof Ehrhart, Head of Corporate Communications & Governmental Affairs, Bosch

Jonas Gustavsson, CEO & President, AFRY

Tobias Hansson, CEO & Country Manager, Hitachi Energy Sweden

Javier Ormazabal Echevarria, President & CEO, VELATIA

15:20

Break

15:40

Debate: Sweden's innovation X-factor - what's behind it?

Sweden ranks as the second most innovative country in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index. The startup scene is vibrant and constantly creating new ideas and companies.  Some of the prominent examples are Spotify, Cellink, Klarna and Tobii. But why Sweden?  Is there some kind of X-factor that could explain this or is it just a chance synchronicity of several contributing factors? We will go directly to the source and ask the question of some of Sweden’s most exciting entrepreneurs to get their inside story – and insights.

Konrad Bergström, Founder & President, Xshore

Giovanni Fili, CEO & Founder, Exeger

Pia Sandvik, CEO, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Stefan Ytterborn, CEO & Founder, Cake 

Moderator: Jenny Gardner, Head of Strategy & Portfolio, Combat Systems Saab

17:10

Closing remarks

Malte Lohan, Director General, Orgalim, Europe’s Technology Industries

17:20

End of the conference

Location

Epicenter

Mäster Samuelsgatan 36 – S-111 57, Stockholm

Epicenter Stockholm