Swedish American Chamber of Commerce 110th Anniversary
To celebrate its anniversary, SACC-New York is hosting a celebratory gala dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on May 12. Musical guests and prominent speakers include Consul General of Sweden Leif Pagrotsky, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson, Chairman, Investor Jacob Wallenberg, and former U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Lyndon L. Olson, Jr.
Back on September 26, 1906, 11 prominent businessmen gathered in New York to explore the possibility of establishing a Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in America. The trade and economic relationship between the United States and Sweden made an organization such as the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce not only important but essential when it was first created.
Considering the fact that Sweden is the country with the world’s oldest trade agreement with the United States — the "Treaty of Amity and Commerce" was signed and sealed in 1783 in Paris by Benjamin Franklin and Count Philip Creutz (who was later the first Swedish Ambassador to the United States) — this only seems natural.
The Chamber remains true to its mission "... to promote, advance and protect direct commercial relations between the United States and Sweden ..." and it is a fundamental part of the Swedish-American business community, just as it was 110 years ago.

For more info, see www.saccny.org