HRH The Crown Princess' speech at the inauguration of the exhibition Images that change the world
(The spoken version shall take precedence)
Ladies and Gentlemen,
For centuries, innovation has been a trademark of Swedish business. With inventions such as the three-point belt, the pacemaker and Bluetooth, Swedish ideas have made our world safer, healthier and more connected.
Innovation is the foundation of Sweden’s prosperity. A foundation that has given our country a competitive edge.
Today, a growing number of successful companies recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion to retain that edge.
New ideas do not materialize out of nothing. They come from people:
People who see things from a different angle,
people who question the status quo,
people who do not always fit the mould.
To break new ground, we need to challenge ourselves; the way we look at the world – and each other.
It is my hope that this exhibition will help us do that.
Now, it is my honour to declare the exhibition “Images that change the world”, open!