With help from former Mayor Sam Massell, the Honorary Consulate of Sweden was able to celebrate the opening of its new office in Buckhead on June 6. Jill Olander, Sweden’s honorary consul, welcomed 60 Swedish guests and consuls general from Atlanta to its new offices on East Paces Ferry Road. The audience crowded into the […]
London-based mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB has a "big surprise coming" in the next few months, its CEO, Bert Nordberg, said during the recent grand opening of its Americas headquarters in Atlanta.
While Mr. Nordberg would not give details, technology industry bloggers have been speculating that the new product will combine the PlayStation portable gaming device with a mobile phone.
Swedish businesswoman Christine Bjarkby can't help but think about Savannah every day. But it's not a romantic memory of historic squares or moss-draped oaks that brings the Georgia city to mind. It's the pain. Ms. Bjarkby visited Savannah in April 2009 for a Swedish-American business conference. After a dinner on a dark, windy evening, a […]
A delegation of city leaders from Boras, Sweden, visited Savannah July 12-16 to share their methods in using municipal waste to produce energy. Members of the group, which included Boras Mayor Ulrik Nilsson, toured housing developments and waste-disposal sites. They also provided advice on processes Savannah can use to reduce waste and build profitable new […]
After attending an aerospace trade show in the U.K., Gov. Sonny Perdue is stopping in Stockholm, Sweden Wednesday and Thursday to meet with a variety of companies, some of which have significant operations in Georgia. The governor is meeting with representatives from handset maker Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, a London-based […]
Note: This article is one in a four-part series on low points of 2009. Overview The stories coming out of a Swedish business conference in Savannah in April should've been about entrepreneurship, capital and sustainability. Instead, GlobalAtlanta's reporting focused on a tragic accident that killed Nils Eric Svensson, an economic developer from southern Sweden. Mr. […]
Constance Arvidson-Krause, vice president of business development for BaxterKrause Executive Placement Inc., has been appointed executive director of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Georgia (SACC-Georgia). Ms. Arvidson-Krause is to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of SACC-Georgia including events planning, member relations, networking development and educational programming. She replaces Mee Eriksson, who has moved to […]