The Business Forum is a half-day conference organized by Business Sweden. Participants include His Majesty the King, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess, and His Royal Highness Prince Daniel, President Emmanuel Macron, government representatives, and over 200 business representatives from Sweden and France. The aim of this high-level conference is to further strengthen ties between the Swedish and French business communities, with a focus on innovation, the green transition, and skills supply.

Jan Larsson, CEO of Business Sweden:

“The State Visit from France is an important step in deepening the already strong, long-standing trade relations between our countries, and encouraging continued cross-investment. We also have the potential to further strengthen business relations in key areas, and the business forum will provide a platform for Swedish and French business leaders to connect, collaborate, and find new business opportunities”, says Jan Larsson.

Program Description:

Sweden-France Business Forum: Accelerating Europe’s Competitiveness

Opening Speeches

Jan Larsson, CEO Business Sweden

Ebba Busch, Minister for Energy, Business and Industry and Deputy Prime Minister

Sylvie Retailleau, Minister of Higher Education and Research

Panel Discussion 1: Innovation, competetiveness and reskilling
Moderator: Linda Nyberg




Fagehult Group

Ingka Group | IKEA


Ramsay Santé


Panel Discussion II, Green transition enabled by innovation and collaborations
Moderator: Linda Nyberg

Stockholm Exergi

Keynote by HM the King Carl XVI Gustaf 

Keynote by President Macron

Closing Remarks

Johan Forssell, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade

Jan Larsson, CEO Business Sweden

12:05: Agreement Signing

In connection with the state visit and within the framework of the Swedish-French innovation partnership, agreements within sectors such as space, energy, security, and defense will be signed.

For more information and if you wish to participate in the Business Forum, please contact Business Sweden's press service: