Category: Events

Migrant Entrepreneurship – Success Stories from Sweden

“Stories from MAX people”, the MAX Facebook Live series, is organized on the 25th of February 2021. This new chapter of the series is entitled “Migrant entrepreneurship: How can migrant entrepreneurship support integration and changing the narrative?”

In the event panelists discussed the important role that migrant entrepreneurship plays in Europe, and, in particular, the contribution, it gives to migrants’ integration and to positively changing migrants’ narrative. Indeed, migrant entrepreneurship has a great impact on European societies from both an economic and a social point of view. SweTurk and BUV has share with the audience what they do to promote migrant entrepreneurship in their countries and how this has positively change migrant’s narratives in their communities.

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SweTurk Achievement Awards

SweTurk Achievement Awards’ is one of the programs that celebrates the annual achievements by entrepreneurs, business professionals, politicians and academicians setting examples that fully embody SweTurk’s mission.

The awards are given to both individuals and companies that deserve recognition for their achievements in their respective fields.

The awards recognize individuals and companies for their success, innovation, ethics, and extraordinary work in their particular fields.  While many of the categories focus exclusively on members of the Turkish Community, Swedes who have been supportive of the Turkish Community, both in Sweden and in Turkey, may also recognized.

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Invest in Balkan

SweTurk together with Serbian Swedish Business Council and Invest in Macedonia has organized a seminar on funding opportunities to support establishment and business in Balkans and Turkey.

Being geographically close to the European Union and economically rated among the ranks of other European nations, the Western Balkans are becoming a popular destination for investors from larger countries in Western Europe.

With customs free access to the 15% of the world market and its strong manufacturing sector with highly capable human capital, Serbia is one of the leading business locations in Balkans. Macedonia on the other hand, led to be recognised as Business Heaven in Europe in the last years due to many reforms and the government incentives for the foreign direct investment. 

Swefund is the development financier of Swedish state which is funding projects that creates sustainable business in worlds most promising growth markets.

The event has present opportunities to learn more about Swedfund’s financial support for establishments and investment opportunities in Serbia and Macedonia.

Ms. Mirjana Naumoska, Head of International office – Sweden and Denmark, Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in Copenhagen, Denmark

Ms. Jovanka Miljević, CEO, Serbian Swedish Business Council

Ms. Tatjana Ristovski, VP Management Board, Serbian Swedish Business Council

Mr. Nils Marcks von Würtemberg from Swedfund, Senior Loan Manager Swedpartnership were speakers of the event.

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Business Opportunities and Logistics: Scandinavia – Eastern Europe Case

On September 10th an international transport and logistics conference took place in Stockholm. On the initiative of the Lithuanian Embassy in Sweden, the conference was organized by Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications, JSC Lithuanian Railways, port of Klaipėda, Turkish-Swedish business association Sweturk and International Swedish Freight association.

The main focus of the conference – to present modern logistics possibilities and perspectives of international multimodal solutions between Scandinavia and Eastern European countries.

Participants of the event were ports, transport and logistic companies of Sweden, Lithuania and Turkey.

Guests Speakers:
Arijandas Sliupas – Vice Minister of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Lithuania
Tautginas Sankauskas- President of  Lithuanian National Assoc. Logistic
Arturas Drungilas- Marketing Director of  Klaipeda State Seaport
Marius Matulaitis – Head of integration JSC (Lithuanian Railways)
Mats Olsson- Director General of Karlshamns Hamn AB
Jan Kilström- CEO of Green Cargo
Johan Röstin- CEO of Copenhagen- Malmö Port
Erik Froste- Managing Director Port of Södertelje were the speakers of the event.

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Textile & Fashion event in Borås

Marketplace Borås, Embassy of Bulgaria, Embassy of Serbia, Serbian Swedish Business Council, Invest Macedonia and SWETURK has organized Textile&Fashion event in Borås.

Audience had the opportunity to hear about trending business and investment opportunities in SEE textile markets. These markets offer long tradition in textile manufacturing, fast service, low minimum orders, and swift delivery to Sweden with superb quality. Moreover, fashion scene in SEE is arising together with great and perspective young designers and fashion brands.

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Conference on Business Networking

Conference on Business Networking by STBC Gothenburg to foster business relations between West Sweden and Turkey

Swedish-Turkish Business Cooperation (STBC) – a SWETURK member, organized a conference on Business Networking at Läppstiftet Konferens on November 14th, 2013. The title of the conference was: “Business Networking as a strengthful tool of B2B Marketing and Turkish model of Business Networking”. As the first large event organized in Gothenburg by STBC, this conference was aimed to shed the light on different aspects of business networking – such as important role of B2B networking in contemporary business world, specificities of business networking done by different type of organizations on different levels, and Turkish model of business networking and best practices.

Ulf LANDIN – Director International Relations of Business Region Göteborg made an opening speech and touched upon the business opportunities in Gothenburg region, the possibilities of increasing in import/export between Gothenburg and Turkey in future.

Afterwards, the speakers were invited to the panel and Mr. Adem KUMCU (President of UNITEE) – the moderator of the conference took the floor.

Mr. KUMCU talked about the importance of business networking, the activities carried out in this field throughout Europe and contribution of “new Europeans” to this tendency, and then invited the first speaker of the conference to the stage.


The first speech was made by Mrs. Maria THYLÉN from MiG – Marknadsföreningen i Göteborg (Gothenburg Marketing Association). Mrs. THYLÉN talked on “Marketing and Networking on the local level in Gothenburg” and explained how efficient business networking could be done both on local and international levels by providing examples from her personal professional life and MiG experience.

Mrs. Gunilla ALMGREN – Chairman of Företagarna Göteborg and President of UEAPME, delivered a speech on “Business relationships and networking among/with SMEs” by presenting very interesting and detailed information about peculiarities of business networking among and with SMEs in Europe.

Later on, Mr. Jesper ÖHRN – Head of International Department, Västsvenska Handelskammaren (West Sweden Chamber of Commerce) presented a speech on “International business network – developing global business”, which successfully addressed the interest of audience. Mr. ÖHRN talked about global business networking, brought interesting examples from real life experiences and gave tips on distinctive peculiarities of Swedish businesspeople.

Mrs. Fahriye Özlem NUDRALI – Foreign Trade Expert from Ministry of Economy (Republic of Turkey), talked on “Governmental support and challenges for B2B relationships with Turkey” – mentioned Turkey’s fast-growing economy during recent years, the contribution of governmental economic policy to this growth and the role of business networking in this term.

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The role of SME in the process of integration

SweTurk and UNITEE jointly organized a major conference dedicated to Achievements and Challenges to Sweden’s Integration Policies-Focus on SMEs.

Swedish Minister for Integration Erik Ullenhag has talked about Swedish perspective of integration. He said that there are many Swedish entrepreneurs with roots in Turkey who are central to our prosperity.

Other speakers were Staffan Nilsson President of the EESC, Gunilla Almgren from UEAPME and Anna Maria Corazza Bildt MP European Parliament.

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