Business Calendar – March 2020
Text: Jo Iivonen
Scandinavian business events you do not want to miss this month
Business Culture Course (17 March)
A fast-track introduction to the cultural nuances and differences in management approaches between British and Swedish companies is on offer at this one-day training event. Aimed at professionals looking to start or advance their careers in such multicultural settings, the training also covers employment, commercial and tax law.
9am-3pm. SEB, 1 Carter Lane, EC4V 5AN London, UK.
GastroNord 2020 (31 March – 2 April)
This biennial fair is a must for HoReCa executives with an interest in northern Europe in general and in Sweden in particular. In addition to the GastroSummit, a future food forum, the event features dedicated areas for food technology, packaging and innovation, as well as a produce marketing space. This year, a new LoungeExpo will also be set up to attract hospitality operators, while Team Sweden Bocuse d’Or is also on site for a glimpse into the fine-dining sector.
Stockholmsmässan, Mässvägen 1, 125 30 Älvsjö, Sweden.
Arctic Shipping Forum (21-24 April)
Rapidly melting ice across the Arctic sea looks set to boost the commercial viability of the Northern Shipping Route, with even the Transpolar Route now a prospect. An in-depth look into the strategic, security and regulatory matters surrounding the establishment of the so-called Polar Silk Road is on offer at this three-day event that gathers together experts from Finland, Russia, China and North America, among others.
Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Paasivuorenkatu 5 A, 00530 Helsinki, Finland.
Nordic EV Summit (23-24 April)
The electrification of the transport sector – from cars to planes and ships – is a pressing topic worldwide, and Norway leads the way with over half of new vehicles sold already being fully electric. This two-day event pulls together influencers with a drive to push policymakers towards regulatory frameworks that support the ongoing electric revolution.
Clarion Hotel the Hub, Biskop Gunnerus gate 3, 0106 Oslo, Norway.
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