On Thursday 24 April, The Crown Princess Couple attended the Swedish Export Credit Corporation's seminar at which leading representatives from Swedish exporters discussed the future of the sector. The seminar was held at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.
During the seminar, the topics discussed included what the Swedish Government and export promoters can do for Swedish exports and the challenges identified by traditional industry in its work. Minister for Trade Ewa Björling, CEO of the Swedish Export Credit Corporation Peter Yngwe, CEO of ABB Sweden Johan Söderström and CEO of Business Sweden Ylva Berg took part in the discussion.
The discussion also involved how Swedish businesses reach out into the world today compared with the past, and the challenges faced by Swedish businesses when setting up abroad. CEO of Ericsson Hans Vestberg, CEO of ÅF Jonas Wiström and CEO of Swedfund Anna Ryott spoke on these subjects.
The Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK) is wholly owned by the Swedish state. It was founded in 1962, and provides medium- and long-term export credit. In 2012, the corporation's turnover was SEK 10.4 billion.