Market Access Day 2023

Today I participated as speaker at the Market Access Day 2023 in Gothenburg, an event arranged by Swedish Government, National Board of Trade, The West Sweden Chamber of Commerce with the EU Commission – under the Swedish EU Presidency.

Sweden is a firm believer in free trade and drives the international agenda for an active EU trade policy agenda.

Director General Per-Arne Hjelmborn, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affair and Trade

The Chief Trade Enforcement Officer at the Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission, Mr. Denis Redonnet, participated as Key Note Speaker.

Pur panel with the EU Commission and business on trade barriers and how to mitigate these

I was one of three trade representatives, speaking woth the European Commission in a panel on trade barriers. Great panel led by Carolina Dackö with Charlotte Niklasson Susanne Jannesson.

This is an initiative under the Swedish presidency of the European Union.

A lot of companies participated IRL and online

After the conference with +200 participants & online broadcasting, we met for a round table with Mr. Redonnet. It was an excellent productive event & a very interesting round table session.

Round Table woth Denis Redonnet, EU Commission DG Trade

It was also very nice to meet one of the organizers of Market Access Day 2023 today, my old colleague & friend, the supernice & efficient Director General of the Swedish National Board of Trade, Anders Ahnlid

Director General Anders Ahnlid, Director Geberal for the Swedish National Board of Trade

This was an excellent and very important event. We need more interaction between Government, institutions and the private sector.