SLWTA October 23rd  Event
Doing Businsess in Northern Europe

Doing Business in Sweden: A Look at
Opportunities in a Northern European

The Stateline World Trade Association is
pleased to announce
international-business-development advisor
Linnea Bengtsson as our October 23rd speaker.
Please join us!

Is your business searching for interesting
export markets or potentially helpful foreign
partners?  If so, consider joining us on
October 23 for our dinner and presentation on
"Doing Business in Sweden" for an in-depth
view of one European market you should not
Sweden is a business-minded country in
Northern Europe with plenty of opportunities
for American businesses interested in exploring
export markets.  Sweden consistently ranks
near the top of the World Bank's "Ease of Doing
Business" rankings, enjoys one of the highest
per capita income levels in Europe and is
consistently counted among the 20 wealthiest
countries in the world.  With a focus in
technology-driven commerce, Sweden's sizable
trade and foreign investment are only a few
signs of the nation's competitive business
climate.  Sweden is known for its
innovation-oriented climate, its skilled and
productive work-force, and its openness and
willingness to work globally.
From Lidköping, Sweden, Linnea Bengtsson
serves as an International Business Developer
for the City of Lidköping and Skaraborg County.
Linnea holds a master's degree in Personnel
and Organizational Management from
Karlstad University, Sweden.  In her
professional activities, Linnea splits her time
between Lidköping and Rockford.
In 2006 an Industrial Partnership Agreement
was signed between Lidköping and Rockford
with the overall objective of generating
economic growth for the respective regions.
Linnea came to Rockford for the first time in
2008 as a result of this agreement and, since
then, has been instrumental in maintaining
and expanding the partnership.  In 2011
Lidköping's Mayor appointed her to the
first-ever full-time position as International
Business Developer. The position has been
expanded and Linnea now represents both the
City of Lidköping and Skaraborg County
(which covers 15 municipalities).
In this role, Linnea is assisting companies in
Lidköping and in Skaraborg, as well as in
Rockford and in Winnebago County, in
exploring partnerships with the aim of growing
their businesses and adding jobs to both
communities. For Linnea, the ultimate
objective is to assist organizations and
companies to "grow locally by working globally."

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Where and When
Ironworks Hotel
500 Pleasant Street
Beloit, WI

Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:30 pm Networking
6:15 pm Dinner and Evening Program
Members $25, Non-Members $35, Students $15 with an ID.
A buffet dinner catered by Merrill & Houston's Steak Joint will be served.  Special dietary requests must be made by Friday, October 17, 2014.

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President Mike Delany