Transatlantic Trade, Technology, and Security Partnerships
March 20-25, 2023
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.
GEORGIA TRADE MISSION AGENDA
The delegates will discover new business opportunities and meet SMART community leaders in government, academia, enterprises, and organizations committed to invest in SMART initiatives, projects, solutions, and services. Participants will have the opportunity to present their companies to the community leaders and potential investors, during the event.
Arrival on March 19, 2023
Day 1 March 20, 2023, Monday PM:
New Market Expansion Readiness Program and Evening Welcome Reception
Day 2 March 21, 2023, Tuesday
First Day of
8th Annual NORDIC Business Exchange USA 2023 Speaker Presentations and Networking
Day 3 March 22, 2023, Wednesday
Second Day of Nordic Business Exchange USA 2023 – Projects, Investment and Opportunity for One-on-one meetings with Key Industry Partners, during the event.
Day 4 March 23, 2023, Thursday
Doing Business in SMART Communities , Site Visits & VIP Networking
Day 5 March 24, 2023, Friday
Trade Mission Review and Closing
Day 6 March 25, 2023, Saturday
Departures (extended self-directed stays available for additional room cost)
Trade Mission Includes:
➢ Virtual pre-event New Market Expansion Training ($997 value)
➢ VIP Hostess/Host
➢ Accommodations with Breakfast and meals as specified
➢ Business Roundtables
➢ U.S. Market Entry Training
➢ 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
➢ Business Listing in an Online Directory
➢ Featured in a Press Release
➢ Post-mission Exclusive Invitations, Updates, and Offers
Travel to and from the Trade Mission is paid for by the participants and is not included in the trade mission fee.
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 population. These conditions have allowed Nordic companies to prosper in international business, innovation and cutting-edge technologies, sustainable development, and sustainable
management of resources.
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.
Learn More About 8th Annual Nordic Business Exchange (smartcommunityexchange.com).
Tickets for Day 1 and 2 of the 8th Annual Nordic Business Exchange event are included for the Trade Mission Delegates.
Learn more about the Speakers and Sponsors.
SMART Community Trade Missions
State of Georgia, March 20-25, 2023, space is limited.
There is no cost to apply to join the delegation.
LEARN MORE ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA