Sweden is one of the most successful countries in my sport Olympic Team Handball ever, winning five World Championships and numerous other titles. However we haven’t won a big title since 2002. For a period of time our national team has been good, but not good enough. Especially on 9 meters. Our 6 meters players (left, right and pivot) have been world class all along. Also the goal keepers have had a very high international standard. Modern handball is dominated by strong 9 meter players. 

France, has dominated handball the last decade through a strong nine meter lineup. 

Yesterday a new, young Swedish national team under a new coach crushed Montenegro in a qualifying game, 36-21. It was one game, but still we saw the future. 

Sweden played with Flensburg playmaker, Jim Gottfridsson (24), Kiel sharpshootet Lukas Nilsson (19) – who recently scored 11 goals against PSG in Champions League – and the new supertalent Simon Jeppsson (21). 

Jeppson, a 202 cm, leftback 9 meter player is one of the most talented hard-shooters I have seen. While Lukas Nilsson could be our biggest talent ever. In combinatiln with intelligent Gottfridsson this will become a line-up that will bring medals to Sweden over the next decade. No doubt. 

Now we only need another right wing back 9 player of world class also and then we will go for gold again.

Today, during Day 3 of the Global Trade and Development Week, I held a Masterclass on Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) and Compliance Management. This was a three hour workshop breakout session. 

The Masterclass became a huge success. More than three times as many people as registered attended the event, and the conference had to bring as many chairs they could into the room and more than 20 people listened to the workshop from the corridor outside the conference room.

It became an interactive session with a lot of dialogue. 

The AEO and Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) instrument is really taking off right now.

When the World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement comes knto force this trend will grow even more. 

I received very positive feedback on my Masterclass by the participants. Another great day with many good meetings. 

Today is the second day of the Global Trade and Development Week 7.0 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

I participated in a panel on digital customs and eCommerce.

I also had a number of great bilateral meetings. 

We in KGH Border Services is strategic partner to the organizers KW Group and Federal Customs Authority of UAE for this event.