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  • 20 Aug 2020 10:48 AM | Lars Astrom (Administrator)

    We are very happy to announce that Michael C. Andersson is our new chairman at SACC-USA!

    Michael has had a 37-year long career with the Swedish Aerospace and Defense Company Saab. Michael and his family moved to the U.S. in 2011 and since then he has been leading Saab’s efforts to grow their business in North America. With a long standing belief in utilizing networks of knowledgeable and experienced individuals, he feels that SACC-USA’s network of 20 chambers is uniquely positioned. Having been active in both SACC–NY and SACC-DC provides Michael with a good foundation to start from, but he is very eager to gain even more exposure to the many other chambers across the U.S. and to collectively continue strengthening the SACC-USA network.


    “I believe it’s going to be a lot of fun to work more broadly with the organization. I understand that every region and chamber has its unique background, challenges and opportunities. We will all benefit from sharing our individual experiences and by ensuring that the entire organization has a thorough understanding of the resources that we collectively have available to us. My experiences from my background both in Sports and Business is consistent – The sum is always stronger than the individual parts! “

    “The SACC Network has made significant advances during recent years and I believe we are in a position to take the next step. With our measurable accomplishments, we can move forward based on a lot of credibility!”


  • 30 Jul 2020 1:53 PM | Lars Astrom (Administrator)

    Dear All,

    On behalf of SACC Carolinas we hope you are enjoying the summer and staying healthy during these challenging times. Here is a brief update where we are heading in the fall.

    I am proud to represent SACC Carolinas with access to our 20 chambers all over the country, connecting business and trade between Sweden and the US.

    On October 1, 2020 SACC USA will host an Executive Forum with notable speakers and we anticipate a record number of participants. The theme is “The Forces of Change” which is more relevant than ever. The forum will cover how the COVID 19 outbreak has challenged the way we do business, how innovation might spur a more sustainable future. And since we will be a month away from the Presidential election, we will have a special coverage of the U.S. election where well known politicians will provide their predictions and insights. For more information go to https://www.sacc-usa.org/executive-forum/

    Depending on the COVID 19 development, it is likely we will have to live with this situation during the remaining of this year and delay in person events until 2021. However, it is our ambition to initiate relevant webinars or articles on our SACC Carolinas website.

    Whatever you and your business is facing, remember that we as a chamber are here for you and your inquiries. Let us know how we can support you.

    Stay safe and have a great summer!

    Riber Gustafson
    President of SACC Carolinas

  • 01 May 2020 1:33 PM | Lars Astrom (Administrator)

    We are proud to announce the launch of our new website. This website will be our communication channel to all SACC Carolinas members. You can manage your membership, check for local events, and keep up to date with news and happenings. We encourage you to get familiar with the different features available.

    It is our hope that SACC Carolinas will become an important, mutually beneficial business link between companies in the Carolinas and Sweden. As a chapter of SACC-USA we have a nationwide network of entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, economic organizations, government, media and academia. We are here to help you find the right contacts and the right access to expand in the U.S. market.

    During this year we plan to offer a number of programs and services in order to expand your business, get your company known and provide access to our business network.

    We look forward to seeing you at one of our future events,
    Riber Gustafson

  • 01 May 2020 1:26 PM | Lars Astrom (Administrator)


    SACC-USA is a designated J-1 visa sponsor of the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program which promotes educational and cultural exchange in order to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Use of the Exchange Visitor Program for regular employment or other work purposes is strictly prohibited.

    The SACC-USA Trainee Program assists companies searching for talented Swedish interns/trainees and Swedish & Finnish citizens in search of a practical training program in the U.S by issuing Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019). The Exchange Visitor Program is uncomplicated, time efficient and cost effective. We provide a variety of services for both host companies and potential Trainee Program participants. 

    Download Brochure   Learn More at SACC-USA.org

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