As a lead up to the first ever SACC Summit, Currents is running an interview series to shine light on each of the regional chambers by profiling a few of the dozens of amazing volunteers that donate their time to SACC every year. Each of the interviewees is one of the experienced and hard working people that make our network tick, but still only represents a small fraction of the talent that SACC has at its disposal. If you are interested in joining your local SACC chamber, check out their website, reach out to a board member, and get involved.
Lotta Alsén, a seasoned entrepreneur and CEO, came in contact with SACC in 2002, just after she had moved to the US, which was when she joined the board of SACC San Francisco for two years. She moved to LA in 2006, and decided to get involved again with SACC in 2009, which was the same year she was elected President of SACC Greater Los Angeles.
Professionally, she’s building a computer game, Quickenings Warrior Game, within the field of Games for Change, a game focused on creating better leaders and hopefully a better world. She has started and led several companies, one of them a Venture Capital-funded Branded Marketing Channel back in Sweden. The last ten years, she’s developed a leadership method that has been licensed in Europe, which is also the basis of the computer game.
The past two years, SACC Los Angeles has gone from being very close to extinction to being part of an increasingly ‘cool’ and relevant partner for the Creative and Innovative Industries both in Sweden and in the US, which has been a distinct choice of focus. The majority of SACC-GLA’s board of directors now consists of very influential Swedes and Americans in the entertainment world.
June 3-4, SACC Los Angeles is organizing its biggest event so far, together with the Swedish Gaming Industry (Dataspelsbranschen) and Media Evolution, sponsored by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish Embassy in DC, the Swedish Institute as well as all of the Swedish trade organizations in Sweden representing the Creative Industries. The event will attract an equal mix of Americans/Internationals and Swedes.
At the SACC Summit Ms Alsén is looking forward to networking with other chambers and see what can be done to take SACC-USA to the next level.
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SACC Summit 2012: a reunion of the SACC network founded in 1988.
SACC Summit is the first annual gathering of all the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce in theUnited Statessince the network’s founding in 1988. The program includes a conference during that day addressing everything from SACC’s role in Swedish-American trade promotion, to methods of serving and empowering members, to daily chamber operational efficiency. In the evening, H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Jonas Hafström has invited SACC and the Swedish consuls for a barbeque. Day two consists of a luncheon on Capitol Hill hosted by SACC-USA in partnership with the Swedish Congressional Caucus. SACC Summit will provide unparalleled opportunities for the SACC regional chambers to learn from and network with each other while solidifying SACC as the place where Swedish-American business comes to meet and develop transatlantic trade.