The visiting delegation consists of 26 Swedish organisations representing a broad cross-section of large and small companies from the security, digitalisation, sustainable technologies, MedTech and digital health sectors.
The highlight of the programme will be the Estonia-Sweden Business Forum and the Estonia-Sweden Cybersecurity Roundtable.
Estonia- Sweden Business Forum
The Estonia-Sweden Business Forum is a half-day conference organised by Business Sweden and Enterprise Estonia, bringing together heads of state, government representatives and over 100 business leaders. It will be the largest gathering between the Swedish and Estonian business communities in more than 30 years, and will demonstrate the profound mutual interest in further developing the strong relations between the countries. The purpose of this high-level conference is to further strengthen ties between the Swedish and Estonian business sectors with particular emphasis on green transition, security and digitalisation.
Jan Larsson, CEO at Business Sweden, and Liina Maria Lepik, Board Member at Enterprise Estonia, will welcome the delegation on arrival.
Estonia-Sweden Cybersecurity Roundtable
The second main event in the programme hosted by Business Sweden is the Estonia-Sweden Cybersecurity Roundtable.
Key sectors such as transport, energy, healthcare and finance have all become increasingly reliant on digital technologies for their core operations. Digitalisation brings vast opportunities but also exposes the economy and society at large to more cyberattacks and threats.
Estonia has deep expertise in the field of cyber security and is the chosen host location for two of NATO’s cyber units – the NATO Cyber Range and Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. The extensive international cooperation in cyber security engages both the private and public sectors. Sweden and Estonia are mutually interested in strengthening their bilateral collaboration in light of the recent security policy developments in Europe. A roundtable discussion focusing on cyber security will be held during a visit to Telia’s head office in Estonia. The aim is to exchange views on how to strengthen Europe’s cyber resilience and ensure that companies and citizens have continued access to safe and trusted services and digital platforms.
Business Sweden’s CEO Jan Larsson comments:
“The state visit to Estonia marks an important occasion in ongoing efforts to deepen the bilateral cooperation between Sweden and Estonia. We are not only close neighbours geographically, both countries are also in the forefront when it comes to technology development, digitalisation, the green transition and security. Our countries complement each other well on these issues and we have an opportunity to further intensify our knowledge exchange and collaboration.”
Yvonne Pernodd, recently appointed Vice President Europe at Business Sweden, adds:
“By bringing such a large business delegation to Estonia we will be marking a historic moment, which is gratifying. As the programme gets underway, the business communities of Sweden and Estonia will exchange ideas and solutions and forge new partnerships that will reinforce both countries at this complex and challenging time.”
The companies included in the delegation are:
• Asker Healthcare
• BAE Systems Bofors
• Carl Bennet
• Hitachi Energy
• MW Group
• Nordic Equities
• St Hunna
• Volvo Cars
• Volvo Group
• Wallenberg Office
• Ågrenska Stiftelsen