To support U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (“TTC”) initiative, and to drive transatlantic cooperation, economy, and resilience, the SMART Community Council (SCC)
USA is hosting Innovation Exchanges and Trade Missions within the United States, U.S. Territories, and her Allies.
We invite you to join us in the 8th Annual NORDIC Business Exchange USA on “Transatlantic Trade, Technology, and Security Partnerships”, taking place on Tuesday March 21, 2023, in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
This by-invitation Executive Forum will start with a welcome from the Mayor Russell K. Paul of Sandy Springs, Georgia, and Keynote by Jarmo Sareva, Ambassador, Consul General of Finland in New York, followed by Guest Speakers, Panel Discussions, Innovation Exchange, and Networking, and the event will end with a closing address by the NORDIC Business Council USA.
The Forum is taking place within the framework of USA-NORDIC cooperation in the field of Trade, Technology, and Security and between enterprises, organizations, and governments across the United States, U.S Territories, and NORDIC Region. The Forum is being organized in close cooperation with SMART Community Exchange USA and NORDIC Business Council USA partner network.
The program will give insights of bilateral B2B and B2G cooperation. The forum will offer the participants a dynamic discussion with business, industry, and government Leaders.
The speakers and panelists will address the need of Trade, Technology, and Security cooperation and access to funding. The Forum will give a unique opportunity for exchanges between the participants. The forum language will be in English. We look forward to your participation.
DAY 1 -AGENDA
8:00 AM: Registration
9:00 AM: Welcome and introductions
9:30 AM to Noon: Investing in Innovation and Access to Funding Session
12 NOON: Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:30: Trade, Technology, Security Session
3:30 PM: Nordic Business Council USA Networking
5:00 PM: Adjourn
DAY 2-AGENDA (participation optional) RSVP for Day 2 requested.
Meet Economic Development Offices, Project Leaders, and Investors. Participate in one-on-one discussions.
INFRASTRUCTURE Broadband/ Satellites, 5G/6G, Airports/Ports, Affordable Housing, Electrification, Digital Twins, Waste and Water, Urban Planning, loT/InfraTech, Roads/Bridges, Resiliency and Sustainability
CLEAN ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY Electrification, Power Grids, Circular Economy, Renewable Energies, Net Zero, Decarbonization, Storm Surge, Energy Optimization, Battery
and Storage, Land Use Policies
MOBILITY, TRANSPORTATION Drones, Traffic Management. Public Transit, Integrated Mobility, Electric Vehicles, MaaS, Open Data, Logistics, Autonomous Transportation, Aerial Transportation, Hyperloop Technologies, Supersonic Transportation
FRONTIER TECHNOLOGIES Cloud, Big Data, NFTs, Blockchain, Bitcoin , A.I./Edge, Web3, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Biometrics, Robotics, AR/VR, eSports/Gaming, Metaverse,
SAFETY, EQUITY, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Digital Inclusion, Future of Work, STEAM, Anti Displacement, Education Equity/HBCUs, Public Art, VC/Entrepreneurship, Criminal Justice, Ethics and Privacy, Public Safety, Procurement
ARCHITECHTURE, CULTURE, DESIGN Vertical Forests, Revitalization and Renewal, Placemaking, Anti-Displacement, Public Art, Justice by Design
FINANCE PPP, FinTech, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Municipal, Finance, Pension Funds, Crypto/Bitcoin, Blockchain, ESG Investments, Entrepreneurship
HEALTH, WELLNESS Ag Tech, Public Health. Health Access. Food Security, Urban Farms, Wearables, Urban Planning
EDUCATION 21st Century Pedagogy, Learning, Training, Technology, SMART Learning Environments, Safety