Welcome to the Swedish East African Chamber of Commerce!
Trade with East Africa
Relations between Sweden and eastern Africa go back at least 50 years. Eastern Africa or for the purpose of this letter, East Africa, is made up by Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda who have formed a political/commercial union, the East African Community (EAC). EAC has a strong ambition to develop through trade rather than aid and has therefore an agenda to appear as a strong and desirable partner to the developed countries in other parts of the world
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Four Companies Tell Their Stories, February 12, 2013
SWEACC brought together four Swedish companies to tell their stories of their businesses and investments in East Africa. The companies were, Peepoople, Tellux AB, Procamp and Hand in Hand.
This was an opportunity for SWEACC members to listen to the experience of companies within different sectors, reflecting on the challenges they faced entering the market and the opportunities realized that have enhanced the growth of their businesses.
SWEACC End of Year Member Mingle, November 15, 2012
The end of year annual member mingle was this time hosted by SWECO at the newly renovated offices. The event brought together SWEACC members and representatives from the EAC Embassies in Stockholm. The mingle created an opportunity for members to meet in an informal celebratory atmosphere providing networking opportunties.
2012 has been a good year with SWEACC seeing an increase in members and hosting 12 events with the grateful support of the EAC Embassies.
East Africa Investment Forum, November 8-9, 2012
An East African Investment Forum was held by SWEACC in cooperation with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The purpose of the seminar was to highlight the many business opportunities which are offered to Swedish companies in East Africa and allow the Swedish business community to meet business and political representatives from the EAC countries.
The seminar was openned by the Swedish Minister of Trade Dr. Ewa Björling followed by the East African Secretary General Dr. Richard Sezibera. Highlighted during the seminar were Swedish investor success stories, EAC investment potential and pipeline projects and business financing options.