State of Georgia – October 30-November 3, 2023
NORDIC TRADE MISSION AGENDA
The delegates will discover new – opportunities and meet community leaders in business, government, academia, enterprises, and organizations committed to build TransAtlantic Partnerships and discover New Market Expansion Opportunities.
Participants will have the opportunity to present to the community leaders and potential investors, clients and partners, in all Regional Meetings and Nordic Business Roundtables, during the Trade Mission.
ARRIVALS – Sunday, October 29, 2023
- Hotel check-in and evening welcome reception
Monday October 30, 2023
- SMART Community Exchange Summit – Learn from key industry leaders,
- VIP networking and
- One-on-one meetings with speakers, sponsors and attendees
Tuesday – October 31, 2023
- Visit Nordic Innovation Exchange at Curiosity Lab in Peachtree Corners, GA
- One on One meetings with Industry leaders
- Site visits
- VIP networking
Wednesday – November 1, 2023
- Meetings with Industry Leaders at Nordic Innovation Exchange at Curiosity Lab in Peachtree Corners, GA
- Site Visits
Thursday – November 2, 2023
- Training and Site Visits (site visits will be customized based on the trade mission delegates key industry focus)
Friday – November 3, 2023
- Final training for US Market Readiness and summary program to discuss all site visits, meetings, and programs.
- One-on-One coaching to determine the next steps for US Market Expansion.
Saturday, November 4, 2023 – Begin Departures
Departures (extended self-directed stays available for additional room cost)
Trade Mission includes:
➢5 days program/6 nights accommodations with VIP Hostess/Host
➢ Accommodations with Breakfast and meals as specified
➢ Business Roundtables
➢ New Market Expansion Program
➢ Pre-scheduled Business to Business meetings
➢ VIP Networking
➢ Hosted local Site Visits
Other Benefits Include:
➢ Access to Local Business Ecosystems & Resources
➢ NORDIC Business Review (NBR) Subscription
➢ Featured in a Press Release
➢ Post-mission Exclusive Invitations, Updates, and Collaborations
There is no cost to apply to join the delegation.
If accepted, you will pay when you register to participate.
We request that all delegates complete the New Market Expansion Training Program, prior to participating in the Trade Mission. Completion of this training will prepare you for your meetings with strategic partners, potential licensees, and investors, during the trade mission.
The Nordic countries have roughly 27 million people altogether, and together the Nordic region is the world’s 12th largest economy.
Nordic countries are modern and innovative economies with a highly educated populations. These conditions have allowed Nordic companies to prosper in international business, innovation and cutting-edge technologies, sustainable development, and sustainable
management of resources.
The Market Expansion USA program has become a critical first step for NORDIC Businesses in developing U.S. market expansion strategy. Since 1995, the NORDIC Business Council USA, in partnership with SMART Community Exchange (“SCE”) USA,
network has led NORDIC Trade Missions and assisted Business Executives, Senior Professionals, Investors, and Journalists to discover unique opportunities and expand reach and operations within the United States, U.S. Territories, and her Allies.
To prepare NORDIC Businesses for a new target market expansion, the NORDIC Business Council (“NBC”) USA in partnership with regional government and industry partners, is organizing Trade Missions and Transatlantic Trade, Technology, and Security Exchanges. These virtual and in-person missions and events will provide participants access to local business contacts, ecosystems, market insights, networks, and training they need to develop internationalization and new target market strategies and build strategic partnerships.
The Nordic countries and the United States have much in common. We all share the fundamental values of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. We strive toward societies based on non-discrimination, equality, and inclusion, regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious background.
Nordic ties with the United States are strong and profound. Millions of Americans claim Nordic ancestry. A Nordic footprint can be seen especially in some of the northern states of the U.S. Thousands of Nordic companies — and companies with a substantial Nordic ownership — employ several hundreds of thousands of Americans.
Nordic investments in the U.S. are counted in billions of dollars. The United States, as the biggest economy in the world, has a considerable
impact on the economies of the Nordics.
The Nordic countries have taken global leadership in gender equality. They were among the first in the world to grant women the right to vote. Women’s influence in politics and social development has been very significant ever since.
The prosperity of the Nordic region owes much to long-term investments in their people, through healthcare, education, and parental support. This insurance makes Nordic countries and people stronger and less vulnerable as societies, but it also makes economic sense. Giving all an equal chance to take part in the workforce is profitable to the society.
The United States and NATO have for decades had a central role in maintaining and enhancing security in Europe. This is highly valued by the Nordic countries. Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and the United States are members of NATO, whereas Finland and Sweden are close
collaborators and applied in May 2022 to join NATO.
Cooperation is comprehensive. Conflict prevention and resolution, international crisis
management, disarmament, non-proliferation, and the fight against terrorism are prime examples of widely beneficial cooperation in the
field of security. The Nordics are strong contributors to international security. They share the burden not only in their own region but also globally.
NORDIC Business Council (“NBC”) USA is a specially formed Executive Council that drives USA-NORDIC cooperation, shares perspectives from stakeholders, and helps power enterprises, organizations, institutions, and governments with valuable insight.
The Trade Mission is a business expansion and education program and is eligible for many global expansion programs.