In the presence of HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
The event is part of the French-Swedish Business Day and aims to promote Swedish exports, investments and Swedish impact business in France. It offers a platform to spread knowledge about Swedish companies, the Swedish brand and values in order to contribute to a stronger economic, political, and cultural exchange between Sweden and France. This occasion offers an excellent opportunity for high-level networking with decision makers and entrepreneurs to develop Swedish-French partnerships, create new businesses and further trade relations between France and Sweden in both directions.
This is a Team Sweden project, organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France, the Swedish Embassy and Business Sweden with the support of the French Embassy in Sweden and Business France.
Date: Monday 6th of December
Time: 13:00 - 18:30
Venue: Le Pavillon Vendôme, 7 Place Vendôme, Paris 1er
The historic landmark of Banque de Suède et de Paris
EU Covid-19 vaccine passports and face masks are mandatory
High level conference on the climate goals and recovery needs, focusing on innovation with new technologies and solutions, responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities for companies in a circular economy and a world to be decarbonised.
Verification of EU Covid-19 vaccine passports and security checks. Face masks are mandatory
14.00 Welcome remarks by HE Håkan Åkesson, Ambassador of Sweden to France
Opening by HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister Delegate for Industry, attached to the Minister of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery
Anna Borg CEO and President Vattenfall
Moderator: Aurore Belfrage, Co-Founder SusTechable
Pascal Brun, Global Head of Sustainability H&M
Lars Holmquist, Executive Vice President Sustainability & Communications Tetra Pak
Walter Kadnar, CEO & CSO IKEA France
Pierre Perron, President & CEO Electrolux France
15.30 Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery
15.45 Coffee break
Introduction: Bernard Tabary, Chief Executive Officer International, Keolis
Moderator: Jakob Lagercrantz, Co-Founder and CEO 2030-sekretariatet
Jérôme Flassayer, Director Electromobility and Alternative Energies, Volvo Trucks France
Mattias Frumerie, Head of Delegation to UNFCCC, Swedish Ministry of Environment
Elodie Hanen, Deputy Managing Director in charge of Development, Ile de France Mobilités
Jean-Jerôme Semat, Managing Director Alfa Laval France & NWA
Moderator: Aurore Belfrage, Co-Founder SusTechable
Roland Dubois, Vice President Head of Sustainability, ABB Group
Erik Ekudden, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson
David Glijer, Director Digital Transformation ArcelorMittal
Helena Holmgren, CEO Pricer AB
17.35 Closing remarks by HE Etienne de Gonneville, Ambassador of France to Sweden
17.40 End of conference
Guests are invited to the French-Swedish Tech and Innovation Exhibition and Networking cocktail
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria is the eldest child of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Her Majesty Queen Silvia. She is the heir to the Swedish throne. Crown Princess Victoria is a member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee and an Advocate alumni to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Crown Princess Victoria studied Political Science and History at Yale University. She is a graduate of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affair’s Diplomatic Programme and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Uppsala University.
Bruno Le Maire began his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2002, he became Strategic Affairs Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs followed by Adviser to the Minister of the Interior in 2004. In 2005, he joined Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin at Hôtel Matignon, first as an adviser and then as his Chief of Staff. In 2007, he was elected as MP for the first constituency of the Eure département. In 2008, he was named Minister of State for European Affairs in François Fillon’s government before being appointed Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries in 2009. In 2012, he resigned from the foreign affairs advisers corps of the senior civil service. In 2014, he was candidate for the presidency of the UMP party and took part in the centre-right primary for the French presidential election in 2016. In 2017, he was re-elected as MP for the Eure département. He is an alumnus of the École normale supérieure, holder of a higher degree (agrégation) in French language and literature, graduate of Sciences Po Paris and former student at the École nationale d'administration (ENA).
Ambassador of France to Sweden
Etienne Le Harivel de Gonneville has been the Ambassador of France to Sweden since September 9, 2020. Prior to that, he had been Senior Advisor for strategic affairs and continental Europe to the President of the French Republic, since May 2017. A graduate of Sciences Po and the University of the Sorbonne, Etienne de Gonneville is a career diplomat. He has held several posts in the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, in Paris: in the Department for Strategic Affairs, Security and Disarmament, and in the Asia and Oceania Department, and abroad: in Iran (2000-2003), in the United States (2006-2010), and in Vietnam (2010-1013).
Åkesson started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995. Since then he has held various positions in Stockholm and abroad. He served as Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission at the Swedish Embassy in Singapore from 1998 to 2002 before moving to Ethiopia where he was Ambassador from 2002 to 2005. During this period, he was also accredited to the Sudan and Djibouti. He was then Ambassador to Turkey from 2010 to 2013. Until his appointment as Sweden’s Ambassador to France in 2020, Håkan Åkesson was in Stockholm and served as Director General of Administration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Håkan Åkesson has a degree in economics from Uppsala University in Sweden and is former foreign student at Ecole Nationale d’Administration, Paris and University of Montpellier.
Jakob Lagercrantz is the co-founder and CEO of the Swedish 2030-secretariat, a “do tank”, that works with partners committed to a 70 percent decrease in CO2 in the transport sector as stated in the Swedish Climate Law of 2017. The 2030-secretariat is totally independent and committed to an ambitious climate target for transport. He has worked since 1984 on sustainability, and has been Executive Director of Greenpeace Sweden and Chairman of the Swedish Association of Green Motorists. For several years he has worked as a sustainability consultant on national and international level.
Anna Borg is President and CEO for Vattenfall since November 2020. Before that (2017-2020), Anna Borg was the CFO of Vattenfall. Between 2015-2017 she headed European fin tech player Klarna’s online buying and payment solutions business in the Nordics and returned to Vattenfall in April 2017 to the role as Senior Vice President of Business Area Markets. Before that Anna Borg spent 18 years in Vattenfall and held numerous Business unit management positions in sales to B2C, B2B and industry customers, trading and business development across Europe. Anna Borg has extensive management experience from the energy industry, the fin tech industry and board assignments. She holds a Master of Economics and Political Science from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Anna has over 20 years’ experience in the global health care and FMCG industry, having held leadership positions in public and government affairs, sustainability, legal, and regulatory affairs in global companies. Anna has strong knowledge about the business models of the FMCG- and health care industry and how these are impacted by the continuous development of public policy systems, initiatives and different stakeholders at national, regional, global level. Also, how business can contribute with innovation, solutions and to proper policy making on issues ranging from sustainability (environmental & social), patient and customer access, patient centered care systems etc. as well as by driving change in partnership with different stakeholders.
Anna received her (LLM) master’s degree in law at the University of Uppsala, Sweden as well as at the Europa Institute in Saarbrücken, Germany. She has worked and lived in different countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland and Belgium and now Sweden.
Pascal Brun was appointed Global Head of Sustainability for H&M in May 2019. His main responsibilities include aligning and implementing H&M Group’s sustainability strategy and goals into the H&M brand. Pascal has held a number of positions—including Country Manager for Bangladesh and Global Supply Chain Manager based in Hong Kong—since he joined the company in 2007. He also serves on the Board of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Foundation. In addition, Pascal has served on the board of the Better Cotton Initiative, BCI, and Organic Cotton Accelerator, OCA. Pascal is a Textile Engineer in apparel and textiles and holds a master’s degree in Chemistry
Lars Holmquist is a member of the Executive Leadership Team since April 2019 and brings 30 years of international experience at Tetra Pak to his current leadership role. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President for Packaging Solutions & Commercial Operations. Before this, Lars held several senior management positions including Vice President Marketing Europe and Central Asia and Vice President Global Product Management. He joined the company in 1991 as a Management Trainee. Lars holds a master’s degree in Industrial Marketing & Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.
Walter Kadnar, 57 years old, was appointed CEO of IKEA France on September 1st , 2017, to pursue IKEA’s development in France. On April 20th, 2017, IKEA group announced the appointment of Walter Kadnar as IKEA France’s CEO, starting September 1st, 2017. On September 2019, his responsibilities expanded when he was additionally appointed Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) of IKEA France. Walter Kadnar has extensive experience within the IKEA group, where he initially began his career in Austria as Deputy Store Director in Voesendorf in 1989. He then held several positions within the company as CEO Assistant, Business Director and Store Manager in Austria and France. He pursued his career as Deputy Country Director in Germany, then as CEO in Poland and Russia. With his solid international experience, Walter came back to France, a market he knows well considering he was Store Director in Evry (Essone) from 2004 to 2007.
Pierre Perron started his career at Sony group where he was in charge of marketing before moving to leadership roles, both at local and international levels. Pierre was appointed CEO of Electrolux France in 2016. Founded in 1919, the Swedish group has become a leading global appliance company. Pierre Perron leads Electrolux's mission and vision every day on the French market: to shape living for the better for his teams and consumers.
Bernard Tabary has held a number of management roles in the Transport and Logistics branch, including Vice Chairman of Marketing, Quality and Information Systems, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, and Director Africa Line. In 2000, he was appointed Managing Director of the Environment Division of Plastic Omnium. He joined the Keolis Group in 2005 as Deputy Managing Director. In 2007, he was appointed Managing Director of Keolis Lyon, the Group's subsidiary. In 2011, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer International. He is a graduate of Rouen Business School.
Jérôme Flassayer integrated the Volvo Group research and development department in 1995. After having been project manager for the development of new products and in particular hybrid electric vehicles for Volvo Group, Jérôme integrated Volvo Trucks France in 2018 and took the responsibility of the Product Department. In April 2021, he was appointed Electromobility and Alternative Energies Director. His mission is to prepare the company for the transition to new energies and thus develop sales of electric vehicles and alternative energies.
Mattias Frumerie is a member of the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance. Previous positions include deputy head of the MFA Budget and Planning Department, Head of EU Policy, Head of EU Single Market, Head of Strategic Communications, EU advisor to the Prime Minister and postings at the Swedish Embassy in Budapest and the Swedish EU mission in Brussels.
After a Franco-American training in the field of structural engineering and architecture (Ecole Polytechnique, University of California, Berkeley, Columbia, New York), for the last two decades, Elodie Hanen has been involved in design and construction of complex projects, in France and internationally (Asia, Middle East), in the fields of building and transport infrastructure. In 2017, she joined Île-de-France Mobilités, as deputy general director, in charge of prospective, transport planning, and infrastructure.
Jean-Jérôme Semat is the managing Director of Alfa Laval France & NWA since 2017. He joined the Alfa Laval group in 2011 and held positions related to sales and marketing, including leading the Energy Division and taking at the same time the global management of the activity in Africa, with direct responsibility for the Ghana office. He previously held positions as Sales & Marketing Director for major industrial companies in the area of climate engineering industries. Graduated of IAE and the University of Grenoble, his extensive experience allows the enhancement of the development of Alfa Laval in France as well as in North West Africa.
Roland Dubois joined ABB in September 2019 as Head of Sustainability. Prior to arriving in Zurich, Roland held different positions in strategy, marketing, sales, procurement and logistics in different sectors, particularly in aluminum, engineering plastics and electrical industry. Through his experience in several continents and broad range of roles, he could develop the understanding of the interaction between business and sustainability, and was in particular member of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative and at the origin of the Low CO2 aluminum launch in Rio Tinto in 2014. Roland holds an Executive Master in Business Administration from HEC Paris.
As Group CTO, Erik Ekudden is responsible for setting the direction of technology leadership for the Ericsson Group. In 2017 he was re-located to Kista, Sweden, after nearly seven-year at Ericsson in Santa Clara, California. His experience from working with technology leadership globally will influence the strategic decisions and investments in mobility, distributed cloud, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things. This builds on his decades-long career in technology strategies and industry activities.
Holder of an engineering degree and a doctorate in physics from the École Polytechnique, David Glijer worked in various companies and research centers in France and abroad before joining the ArcelorMittal group. Within the group, he held numerous positions in R&D, within the European Technical Department and in production site management before becoming Chief Digital Officer and Director of the Digital Transformation Department for ArcelorMittal France. He is a member of the Management Committee of ArcelorMittal France. With more than ten years of experience in technical and technological fields, with complementary skills in management and finance, he has received several awards for his work and participated in patents as well as new developments at ArcelorMittal in the technical sector.
Helena Holmgren has over 15 years of experience within various financial positions in international companies with focus on growth strategies, financial control and change management. Helena joined Pricer in 2015 as CFO, transitioned into the position as interim CEO in 2017 and serves as President and CEO of Pricer since 2018. She is a director of the board at Hexatronic and Profoto. Helena has a Master degree in Business Administration from University of Lund, and a MBA from University of Ottawa.
The French-Swedish Business Summit will be followed by an interactive Tech & Innovation Exhibition. Special focus is on innovation, co-creation and creative solutions developed by companies, entrepreneurs and by collaborations between start-ups and large companies. The French-Swedish Tech & Innovation Exhibition will showcase sustainable company solutions and innovative co-creations. This networking platform includes meetings, demos, impact and discussions with passionate tech entrepreneurs and innovation stakeholders from Sweden and France.
The platform Pioneer the Possible aims to position Sweden as the natural leader in the global business community's transition to sustainable growth and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. This is our direction of travel. And we're inviting the world to join us for the ride: in order to succeed we need to exchange knowledge, talents and experiences on a global level. Together we can improve the quality of life for everyone everywhere. To do so, we need to stretch the boundaries of what's possible.
With Pioneer the Possible we want to share the steps we’re taking to get there. “What matters is not what your country has done, but what it’s going to do – and what matters to the world is what that's got to do with them”.
Pioneer the Possible is produced by the Swedish Institute in collaboration with organisations such as Business Sweden, Vinnova (Sweden’s innovation agency), Tillväxtverket (The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth), Svenskt Näringsliv (the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise), the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Swedish regions and many more.
- The Panta Revolution
More than 10 billion restaurant takeaway packaging items are being used and discarded annually in France. For too long this material has been handled like trash in an outdated waste handling system invented in an era with no concern for sustainability. Today less than 5% are actually recycled.
&Repeat’s appbased system introduces a digital deposit-return scheme which adds a value to the packaging. In our native Sweden results show that the financial incentive of a deposit coupled with in-restaurant and digital communication dramatically increases return and recycling rates. Meet our founder and test the solution live at our stand.
- Co-creation for Carbon-neutral Synthetic Fuels
Discover a way to greener, carbon-neutral synthetic fuels. Alfa Laval is a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling. Liquid Wind is a consortium that develops electro-fuel facilities to produce renewable clean fuels. Both partner for a more sustainable future.
Each facility captures and concentrates biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from industry and combines it with hydrogen, made from renewable electricity and water, to produce green methanol. Based on its expertise in energy efficiency and optimization, Alfa Laval will contribute to the design of eMethanol facilities; it will join the consortium together with other companies as Carbon Clean, Siemens Energy and Haldor Topsoe.
Meet Cédric de Saint Jouan from Liquid Wind and Christophe Leveque from Alfa Laval at the Alfa Laval stand to discover this project.
- Introducing 100% Emission-free Energy
Atlas Copco, a Swedish expert in compressed gas for 140 years, is preparing for the future with Lhyfe, a French start-up that has become a key player in the hydrogen ecosystem in France and Europe. Lhyfe’s green hydrogen production plan in Bouin is directly connected to a wind farm off the Vendée-coast. The containerized compressor supplied by Atlas Copco will be coupled to a Lhyfe hydrogen production unit by electrolysis. At the compressor outlet, the hydrogen will be stored in container tanks. After a test phase, the electrolyser/compressor/storage assembly will be moved and used directly on Lhyfe’s customer sites for mobility and other industrial applications. The Atlas Copco specialists involved, Mr Jean-Christophe Lecocq and Mr Lionel Guerini, will be glad to provide you with more details.
- Robotics Serving Manufacturing in France
ABB, the world leader in automation, electrification and digitalization, present in France, has single and dual arm cobots unique on the market. As an industrialization agency, Kickmaker uses the most appropriate technologies for its customers. The 2 companies are starting a collaboration in France to contribute to the re-industrialization of France, which requires flexible and resilient production tools.
Cobots & robots bring flexibility and adaptability to the means of production and allow industries to face the evolution of consumer habits and the need for sustainability. Come and discover on December 6th a true Yumi application aiming at testing a tablet computer.
- A Natural Alternative to Plastic
Biofiber Tech is a technology impact startup company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Our vision is to connect the forestry paper industry with the plastic industry by the use of our patented technology to contribute to the decarbonisation of the economy.
With the renewable forest as a source, and by the use of our patented technology in existing paper pulp production processes, we can supply the plastic industry with a new sustainable raw material, FibraQ®, to manufacture long-lasting sustainable everyday plastic products. Our product FibraQ® can be produced and supplied on a global scale thus making global decarbonisation transformation possible.
Meet Biofiber Tech founder Dr. Eric Zhang and the team to experience how Biofiber Tech materials are being developed and used to make your everyday products more sustainable.
- Transforms Cities Climate Planning into Progress
ClimateView is a Swedish climate action technology company that helps cities transform climate planning into progress. Their software ClimateOS is a collaborative decision-making platform for cities to plan, simulate and execute their climate transition. Innovative cities across Europe and North America use the platform to build their zero carbon economies and reach their Paris Agreement targets.
The team on location, led by Ariane van den Broek, VP of Transition Success, will be delighted to demonstrate how your city’s sustainability team, politicians and citizens can successfully collaborate together on ClimateOS.
- Smart Deep Tech Charging on the Fly
Elonroad is a Deep Tech Mobility start-up changing the way we charge all electric vehicles, on the road while driving or when you are parked. Our Internet connected road is packed with smart sensors and features for real-time interaction with the vehicles. The solution has been tested on a one kilometer stretch in Lund, Sweden for a city bus, with new pilots coming up for Bring in Norway and Sweden as well as a solution for the Port of Helsingborg. We take care of all the steps necessary to electrify the future of transportation and making the planet a bit better while doing it!
- 5G Key to Achieving Climate Targets
On Ericsson stand, you will meet our partners, Avus and U-become. Avus (augmented visualisation of underground services) is a French start-up that has a solution that maps and visualizes in augmented reality the pipes and cables that constitute the distribution networks of energy and data. U-become is a French start-up that offers robotics solutions for professionals.
Participants will also discover a glimpse of the expected benefits of 5G, thanks to an Ericsson demonstration on the port of the future in Dunkirk. In this animation in virtual reality, visitors can put themselves in the shoes of a port operator, connected to 5G. This demonstration shows how the connected port and more generally the logistics of the future are part of a sustainable development approach, which will benefit the efficiency of operations, the safety of people and the environmental impact. It is an illustration based on the example of 5G Port in Livorno, Italy, that has been awarded with Hannover Messe Industry Energy Efficiency Award.
- Partnering with Start-ups for Innovation and Growth in Health and Hygiene
Global hygiene and health company Essity, through Essity Ventures has partnered with a start-up healthcare business in the UK and Swedish markets to support women’s health. This partnership with Fizimed, a French start-up will drive growth of a smart and innovative medical device – Emy by TENA – which helps women+ improve pelvic floor strength to regain control and confidence.
Designed for all body types and ages, Emy by TENA is the first clinically approved, connected wireless kegel trainer that helps women+ to have a stronger pelvic floor, better bladder control, faster postpartum recovery and enhanced intimacy. It makes pelvic floor training easy, private and fun. The Kegel Trainer is carefully designed for women+’s pelvic floor anatomy and its biofeedback technology lets you track the strength training of your pelvic floor by monitoring your contractions in real time and shows your progress through the app. It is a patented, responsibly produced, self-care innovation that fully complies with European quality standards for medical devices. The mobile app helps you stay motivated whilst doing your personalized Kegel exercises at home making this a healthy addition to the daily routine of all users.
Come and meet Emeline Hahn and Julien Guay, two co-founders of Fizimed at the stand! They will be there together with their Essity colleagues working on the ventures project and show casing the Emy device.
- Re:Think Lighting
Fagerhult will present their latest innovation which is a technological breakthrough in the lighting market: "Re: Think".
In the early 1970s Fagerhult were pioneers with Fabian, a luminaire made entirely of plastic. An innovation that changed both the production and availability of good lighting for many. But times are changing, and materials and approaches that once felt right and proper, require a fresh look. Fagerhult believe that there is no time to wait for legislative bodies, the course need to change now. That is why we they begun the journey towards a more sustainable future. Fagerhult want to learn how to improve and see how to best reduce our carbon footprint.
- A Platform for Protecting Innovation
With a strong expertise in the digital field and working closely with our clients the FTPA blockchain platform was developed to allow our clients to protect their innovations and trade secrets efficiently to safely share them and accelerate creation. Furthermore FTPA provides advanced strategies for NFT solutions tailored to client needs in the field of art, entertainment, fashion and sport.
- A Circular Design Story
The H&M Group’s mission statement is clear: offer our customers the best of quality fashion and one that is accessible and respectful of its environment and society.
The Innovation Circular Design Story is the latest addition to H&M’s Innovation Stories, a ground-breaking new sustainability initiative that focuses on forward-thinking design and innovative materials. It is about embracing the future, boldly. Made using a plethora of cutting-edge recycled and recyclable materials, and with maximum attention to adaptability and usage, the collection highlights H&M’s commitment to a more circular form of production.
The collection has been designed using a design tool called the Circulator which allows the H&M design team to consider all stages of the garment creation process, from expected lifetime to materials and design strategies. The Circulator is being developed by H&M Group in order to support the company in its efforts to become more circular, and to reach their goal of becoming climate positive by 2040. The aim is that all H&M products will be designed using the tool by 2025.
- The Digital Transformation in Retail
Today, all major retailers have developed or are developing a digital transformation strategy to meet new demands from customers and on store efficiency. Pricer helps retailers digitize critical in-store processes, saving time, money, and enabling a better shopping experience through electronic shelf labels and supporting technologies.
Key members of the management team will be present and can offer insights into topics such as price management, customer demand for seamless omni-channel experience, data-driven real-time store management, the role of AI technology in stores and why store digital optimization is at the top of the retail and CPG leadership agenda.
- Open Innovation for Co-creation and Progress
Active Magnetic Bearings (AMB) use magnetic levitation to enable rotation of a shaft with no lubrication, no friction and up to very high speeds. This technology, pioneered by the aerospace industry, is being increasingly adopted in industries seeking energy efficiency and reliability. As a cleantech it is becoming a key enabler of GHG reduction. The working principle is to monitor in real time the position of the machine’s rotating shaft and adjust it through highly responsive control of electromagnets.
Being at the forefront of this technology, SKF Magnetic Mechatronics has been continuously investing in R&D, especially in control algorithms and software, as well as in solutions to leverage data acquired on AMB-equipped machines. SKF Magnetic Mechatronics has launched in September 2021 the first Hackaton toward Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Assets, in partnership with ArianeGroup, ATOS and with the sponsoring of AWS, MathWorks and Les Techniques de l’Ingénieur. The aim is to identify new talents to support the continuous development of this technology.
- Innovation and Co-creation within packaging, food and beverages
Tetra Pak's promise “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™," reflects the vision to commit to making food safe and available, everywhere. At Tetra Pak, we are taking a circular approach to the design of our food packages to optimise the use of resources along the packaging value chain. That’s why we are focusing on renewable materials, recycled material, sustainable openings and ensuring our packages are designed for recycling.
Lucart is Europe’s largest producer of MG paper for flexible packaging and is one of the top European manufacturers of paper and tissue products. Furthermore, Lucart is one of the European leading producers of Airlaid products. The Lucart Group confirms its strategic plan through a multinational structure to compete on the global market. In 2019 our products met the needs of end-users as well as business partners in more than 70 countries.
The main Professional brands are: Lucart Professional, Tenderly Professional, Velo and Fato. The main consumer brands are: Tenderly and Smile (pure pulp products), Grazie Natural (made from recycled cellulose fibres contained in beverage cartons), Tutto (airlaid products).
The new natural mineral water from the Ariège Pyrenees. EAU NEUVE is exceptional mountain water. We pay tribute to the Ariège Pyrenees and their inhabitants by choosing this logo which highlights the signature "09" of the Ariège department and which also plays with the "Ô" whose circumflex accent evokes our favourite mountains! We would also like to highlight the "new" as an invitation to rethink the way we consume water. We are innovating to preserve the qualities of this precious natural mineral water and to take care of the environment, in particular through a partnership with Tetra Pak. This is why we chose the name EAU NEUVE.
Nature’s solution for food’s future. Engineering sustainable food solutions for all. As a food-tech company, Algama harvests the potential of algae to create food that's good for both people and the planet. Algama’s goal is to feed 10 billion people by 2050, while preserving the planet and offering consumers additional and better choices in foods. Algama was founded in 2013. World leader in algae food Since its founding, Algama has been the world leader in microalgae food and is proud to have the support of world-class impact investors like Horizons Ventures, Blue Horizon Ventures, CPT Capital, Veginvest, Beyond Impact, Alwyn Capital. All the team is dedicated to innovate and make microalgae a key resources for tomorrow’s daily food. Algama team are focused on bringing microalgae-based foods to market, we are working hard to make our ingredients and products super tasty, affordable and widely available. We are expanding the team and we are looking for talents, innovateurs and entrepreneurs.
- Hybrit, Fossil free Hydrogen for Industry Decarbonization
Coal has been an essential component in steel production for more than thousand years. Today, this makes the sector one of the largest emitters of CO2 worldwide. HYBRIT (Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology), a collaboration between steel producer SSAB, mining company LKAB and Vattenfall, started in 2016 and is aiming to transform the entire value chain. The goal is to decarbonize the steel industry by replacing the coking coal with hydrogen made from fossil-free electricity. In August 2020, a unique 1 ton/hour pilot plant was inaugurated for the production of fossil-free sponge iron in Luleå, Sweden. This technological breakthrough eliminates around 90% of emissions. Volvo, the first client, received its first delivery of fossil free steel in late August 2021. It is planned to produce fossil free steel at industrial level (>1 million ton/year) from 2026.
- Together we Shape the World we Want to Live in
Every day the Volvo Group’s products deliver food and medicine, take children to schools, power irrigation systems and construct roads and buildings. The Volvo Group is driving prosperity through transport and infrastructure solutions. People have always moved and built things, so while that will not change – everything else must. This includes the speed at which we combat climate change, the way we use the planet’s limited resources and how we collaborate. Even the goals we are aspiring for – and there is global unity now – must meet the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This transition towards more resilient societies is being magnified as a consequence of extraordinary events such as global pandemics and natural dis- asters, affecting peoples health and safety and causing financial distress. Together with our customers, supply chain partners, governments, societies and other stakeholders, we are moving quickly to develop and offer cleaner, safer and more circular transport solutions. We believe corruption must be fought, human rights respected, and education for all secured if we are to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals – the world’s agenda for a better planet. Quality, safety and environmental care are part of our heritage and identity. To stay relevant and contribute to more prosperous societies, we will continue to provide our customers with more sustainable and profitable solutions.
- Leading the Digital Transformation in Social Sustainability
Quizrr’s tech-based learning platform enables corporations to effectively address risks in their global supply chains, by building capacity and awareness on critical topics to drive systemic and behavioural change. Our platform is providing instant data, tracking progress, trends and patterns for data-driven actionable insights. Using gamification, Quizrr transforms important topics on labor rights, workplace safety, equality and ethical recruitment into relatable and engaging content for workers and managers in factories around the globe.
Global companies use Quizrr's scalable, industry agnostic digital solutions to pro-actively address ESG challenges in their supply chains and our tech solutions can be tailored to meet the needs of the organisation. Let's meet up to discuss what we can do to support your organisation in building resilient supply chains from the bottom up!
Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans the business areas Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services and Emerging Business. It is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s innovation investments have delivered the benefits of mobility and mobile broadband to billions of people globally.
At Ericsson we believe in a world where limitless connectivity improves lives, redefines business and pioneers a sustainable future. Sustainability is integrated into Ericsson’s strategy becoming an ever more fundamental part of creating business and societal value. We are committed to creating positive impacts in society and reducing risks to Ericsson, our customers and society through our technology, our solutions and the expertise of our people.
While the ICT sector has the potential to positively enable the achievement of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Ericsson is contributing primarily through SDG 9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure, and SDG 17 – Partnerships for the goals.
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Tetra Pak is a world leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries. With more than 25,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our promise "PROTECT WHAT'S GOOD™" reflects our vision to commit to making food safe and available, everywhere.
At Tetra Pak, we are taking a circular approach to the design of our food packages to optimise the use of resources along the packaging value chain. That’s why we are focusing on renewable materials, recycled material, sustainable openings and ensuring our packages are designed for recycling.
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Alfa Laval have the experience and knowledge to support the transition, with solutions to enable energy efficiency, clean energy and the circular economy. Alfa Laval has developed a wide range of advanced heat transfer and separation technologies that are already being used to enable the transition to a cleaner energy future. Ready to discover tomorrow’s solutions for green hydrogen production, fuel cells, carbon capture and energy storage? Christophe Leveque, the Energy Manager Division, will be at the exhibition with one of our customer, to answer to your question about the challenges and how we support our partners and customers in this transition.
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Electrolux is a leading global appliance company that has shaped living for the better for more than 100 years. Electrolux reinvents taste, care and wellbeing experiences for millions of people, always striving to be at the forefront of sustainability in society through solutions and operations.
In 2020, Electrolux launched its new sustainability framework, For the Better 2030, that includes ambitious objectives for Better Solutions, Better Company and Better Living. For the Better 2030 will ensure Electrolux remains a sustainability leader in its industry throughout the next decade and beyond. The nine sustainability promises are the areas where Electrolux can make a difference for the better. They cover all the stages in the value chain – from R&D and suppliers, through the operations and consumer use, to the end of life of the products. The continuous work in all these areas helps to deliver on bold climate targets.
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Climate change is the defining issue of our time. It is also one of the greatest risks to the future of Essity´s business. As one of the world’s biggest hygiene and health company, Essity has the size, scale and reach to influence others and to inspire collective action.
In conjunction with the COP 26, Essity presented its journey to achieve net zero by 2050. Essity already has a good track-record in reducing emissions. It will now speed and scale up its actions using the expertise, commitment and innovations of the company in order to reach the 2050 target.
Still, no single company can take on this task alone. Therefore, Essity cooperates with suppliers, governments, customers, consumers, experts and industry peers to lead the change we so urgently need. As a part of this Essity has joined the UN’s Race to Zero and the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign.
At FTPA, we are paving the way for a profound transformation of the legal profession combining legal and technical know-how.
FTPA is an international full practice business law firm founded 50 years ago providing customized strategic solutions in complex legal matters.
Our activities cover various fields of expertise implementing our dedication to constantly evolve towards more climate friendly running methods and assist our clients to meet their sustainable environmental obligations.
We have developed a strong expertise in the digital field and work closely with our clients in their digitalization processes and development of online tools. Smart contracts enabling the automatic performance of contract terms and audits are in progress.
The FTPA blockchain platform allows our clients to protect their innovations and trade secrets efficiently to be able to safely share them and accelerate creation. We are offering advanced strategies for NFT solutions tailored to client needs in the field of art, entertainment, fashion and sport.
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We are a global family of brands with a shared passion to make great fashion and design available to all in a sustainable way.
The H&M Group includes the brands H&M and H&M HOME, COS, Weekday, Monki & Other Stories and ARKET, the marketplace Afound and the B2B initiative Treadler. In addition, the H&M Group is the majority shareholder in Sellpy, a fast-growing e-commerce platform for second-hand items.
H&M was founded in 1947, when we opened our first store in the small city Västerås, in Sweden. Since then, we have grown, quite a lot. Today, we have a physical presence in 74 markets and online in 52 markets.
H&M is a fashion brand offering everyone a chance to explore their personal style. We always strive to offer the very best combination of fashion, quality, price and sustainability with collections for women, men, teenagers, children and babies. Customers will find everything from unique designer collaborations and motivational sportswear to affordable wardrobe essentials, beauty products and dazzling accessories.
Pricer helps retailers digitize critical in-store processes, saving time, money, and enabling a better shopping experience through electronic shelf labels and supporting technologies. Accurate, dynamic price changes, managing of food waste, locating products for shelf replenishment and picking of online orders are all targeted processes. This also provides the basis for generating real-time insight into shelf level performance and consumer behavior.
At Pricer we are committed to keeping Pricer’s environmental footprint as small as possible. Pricer’s electronic shelf label systems are market leading in energy efficiency with the longest battery time, which means it is the most environmentally friendly solution in the market.
In addition Pricer’s solution supports the global trend of utilization of price optimization to reduce food waste in stores through solutions that automatically lower prices of goods as the expiration date approaches, and has proven to lower food waste in stores with up to 40%.
Vattenfall is one of the leading European energy company of Swedish origins present in seven countries, including in France. Vattenfall have 14 million customers and the main products are electricity, heat, gas and energy services like charging infrastructure for electric cars. Committed to making fossil free living possible within one generation, Vattenfall climate engagement is its business strategy. In September, Vattenfall announced ambitious targets to meet the 1.5° scenario of the Paris Agreement by reducing by 77% its carbon emissions by 2030 (as compared to 2017) and by reaching carbon neutrality by 2040. Vattenfall will also accompany its suppliers to reduce their carbon footprint to 50% by 2030. Beyond making all its growth investments within renewables, in particular offshore wind where Vattenfall has recently announced its goal to recycle 100% of wind blades by 2030, Vattenfall is also committed to making a difference in the transport and industry sectors. With more than 25 thousands e-charging stations installed in several European countries and as a partner of SSAB and LKAB in the Hybrit initiative that goal is to produce fossil free steel thanks to green hydrogen, Vattenfall is widely recognized as a key player in making a difference for climate.
Every day the Volvo Group’s products deliver food and medicine, take children to schools, power irrigation systems and construct roads and buildings. The Volvo Group is driving prosperity through transport and infrastructure solutions. People have always moved and built things, so while that will not change – everything else must. This includes the speed at which we combat climate change, the way we use the planet’s limited
resources and how we collaborate. Even the goals we are aspiring for – and there is global unity now – must meet the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This transition towards more resilient societies is being magnified as a consequence of extraordinary events such as global pandemics and natural disasters, effecting peoples health and safety and causing financial distress.
Together with our customers, supply chain partners, governments, societies and other stakeholders, we are moving quickly to develop and offer cleaner, safer and more circular transport solutions. We believe corruption must be fought, human rights respected, and education for all secured if we are to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals – the world’s agenda for a better planet. Quality, safety and environmental care are part of our heritage and identity. To stay relevant and contribute to more prosperous societies, we will continue to provide our customers with more sustainable and profitable solutions. Together we shape the world we want to live in.
ABB is a global leader in electrification, automation and digitalization technologies that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive and sustainable future. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.
As a technology leader, ABB focuses on areas where it can make the biggest impact – reducing carbon emissions, preserving resources and promoting social progress. Its solutions and responsible business practices drive sustainability across the value chain and contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
In France, ABB's mission is to make its global innovations available to customers, particularly in industry, buildings and transport, helping them to become more energy efficient, reduce their emissions and improve their competitiveness. Thanks to its 6 global competence, engineering and production centres based in France and its twenty or so sites throughout the country, ABB contributes significantly to the major societal challenges of our time.
Compressors represent 10% of the global industry’s energy consumption. While climate change is affecting our planet, Atlas Copco, as a main player in the industry, has the ambition to become carbon neutral and build a better future for our planet. Its mission, a sustainable and profitable growth, is based on six focus areas. One of them is the environment. The group continuously reduces waste, water and fuel consumption and selects suppliers with an approved environmental management system. One of the goals is to reduce the combined CO₂ emissions from the Group’s operations and transport of goods by 50% by 2030. Since 2018, a reduction of 28% has already been achieved.
The company offers energy efficient solutions to its customers to optimize their compressed air system for green production and reducing their carbon footprint: VSD+ technology, recovery of compression heat, hydrogen solutions ...
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Fagerhult are working for "a light loving world". Their approach to sustainability covers three areas: the people, the business and the environment. In short, this means they care for the environment, practice sound business ethics and look after the employees. It is as deep-rooted in their culture and people as it is in the way they design, manufacture and innovate.
The focus is to design and manufacture products with energy efficiency in mind that impact the environment as little as possible during their lifecycle. They also provide safe workplaces and ensure that their sub-contractors follow local legislation and regulations.
Ultimately, it’s about contributing to a better environment through intelligent lighting solutions. This means that everyone who is working, shopping, picking up their children, recuperating, taking care of others, walking, manufacturing, teaching or studying can use every moment of their day to the fullest.
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Getinge is actively working to minimize the negative environmental footprint and is engaged in achieving the Paris agreement goals of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. This target will be reached by a stepwise approach in several areas and supports the company’s objective to contribute to a sustainable society environmentally and socially for health care and life sciences. Dedicated activities have been set up to reach the target, such as switching to renewable energy sources and investments in green certifications, updating the vehicle fleet, changing business travel routines and finding new and smart logistics alternatives. Following the climate strategy, Getinge has committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (STBI) in Q4 2020.
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In France, IKEA is the Home furnishing retail leader with 15.9% of market shares. IKEA France employs 12,182 coworkers (Meubles IKEA France, Distribution Service IKEA France and IKEA Centres France), operates 35 stores, a planning studio, two home service points, 4 warehouses, one customer support center, an e-commerce website IKEA.fr, a phone app. For the fiscal year 2021*, IKEA Retail France turnover amounted to 2,889 billion euros, stores had 37,5 million visits over 7,5 months during which they were opened, and online sales amounted to 35% of the global turnover. IKEA France takes part in the sustainable strategy, People and Planet Positive, set forth by Ingka Group (IKEA main franchisee) which aims at having a positive impact on climate by 2030 and inspire the many people to live a more sustainable life at home. IKEA bases its development on a strong Swedish corporate culture and strong values which are the keys to its success. This culture and values shared by all coworkers and countries in which IKEA operates help everyone to grow and contribute to IKEA Vision – to create a better everyday life for the many people.
*From September 1st 2020 to August 31st 2021
SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF has a long-standing commitment to sustainability: from 2007 to 2019 revenue has grown by 60 percent while carbon emissions from production have reduced by 40 percent. But looking forward SKF is even more ambitious, with a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. This includes near-term targets validated by SBTi as aligning with the 1.5°C Business Ambition.
SKF is acting directly and is also joining forces to contribute to this 1.5°C goal. For instance to help transform the steel industry, SKF is a member of ResponsibleSteel and has committed to SteelZero (purchasing 100% carbon-neutral steel by 2050).
In France, SKF’s S2M subsidiary develops and manufactures active magnetic bearings. This energy-efficient and durable technology brings tremendous benefits to its users, with for instance 39% GHG reduction over the life cycle of a 500 ton water cooled chiller, compared to the same product using lubricated bearings.
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The Foundation for Export Development promotes, since 1981, international trade as a means to reach economic prosperity. We do this with SCHOLARSHIPS for young people who can demonstrate an “export project” that aims to increase Swedish exports and international relations.
The Foundation also awards EXPORT HERMES to Swedish companies that have performed exceptionally well in exports! Young companies with interesting export strategies and great potential receive the award UPCOMING STAR.
Welcome to www.exportutveckling.se
The Swedish Institute is a public agency with a staff of approximately 140 employees with offices in Stockholm and Paris. SI shares information about Sweden abroad and analyses how other countries view Sweden. The Swedish Institute also facilitate international exchanges and partnerships. The goal is to increase awareness of Sweden and build good relationships with individuals, organisations and other countries. If the world around us has a high level of trust in Sweden, it improves the conditions for trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchange. It also makes it easier to attract international talent and contribute to global sustainable development.
Art, design, cinema, music, literature… the Institut Suédois in Paris is the only cultural centre of its kind outside of Sweden. It promotes Swedish culture via a multi-disciplinary and mainly contemporary programme. In parallel, the permanent art exhibition reflects Franco-Swedish relations over the last centuries. In 2021, the Institut Suédois in Paris will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary and dedicating the year to the theme of friendship. The natural starting point is of course the longstanding friendship between France and Sweden, but friendship crossing over generations, artistic expressions and borders will also be celebrated.
Le Pavillon Vendôme, the historic landmark of Banque de Suède et de Paris was created in 1913 and later acquired by Ivar Kreuger, famous Swedish businessman at the origin of many of our large Swedish multinationals of today. Banque de Suède et de Paris remains an iconic symbol for Swedish companies and for French-Swedish businesses.
The vault rooms are still in place and so are the masterpieces of artist Ewald Dahlskog, Swedish painter, ceramist, designer, and decorator of the art deco period, who created three famous frescoes along the top room wall, at the request of Ivar Kreuger.
How to get there
Car parking: Parking Indigo Paris Vendôme, located on Place Vendôme
Metro stations: Madeleine, Pyramides or Tuileries
Vélib station: 2 Rue Cambon
Founded in 1915, CCSF’s mission is to promote business relations and commerce between France and Sweden. Constantly broadening its network, the Chamber aims to be a dynamic platform for all companies: start-ups, small, midsize and large corporates, B2B, B2C, from traditional industry to the new economy.
CCSF provides unique business support solutions for Swedish companies in France and facilitate company set-ups: company domiciliations, meeting room facilities, event spaces, an exceptional network of contacts, a French-Swedish PR hub with a broad panorama of activities, 40,000 visitors to its website, many subscribers to its newsletter and followers on its various social media channels.
Business Sweden is jointly owned by the Swedish state and the Swedish business sector with a mandate and a mission to help international companies gain access to the Swedish market and help domestic ones utilize it as a platform for expansion. Our clients range from start-ups to small- and medium-sized businesses to multinational enterprises – with tailor-made services catering to all these segments. We have an holistic approach, offering both hands-on support and strategic and practical expertise with a unique capability to create access where access is hard to achieve, both in Sweden and through our 44 offices globally.
The Swedish Embassy in Paris’ mission is to represent Sweden and the Swedish government in France and to promote Swedish interests.
We are approximately 30 people working at the Swedish Embassy in Paris compound by both diplomatic and locally employed staff. There are four different services such political and economic affairs, communication, administration, and consular affairs. There are also 11 Swedish Consulates in France. Ambassador Håkan Åkesson is the Head of Mission since September 2020.
The Embassy has close contact with other Swedish organisations in France such as Swedish Institute, Business Sweden, Visit Sweden, the Swedish church, and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
The French-Swedish Business Summit was livestreamed.
Chambre de Commerce Suédoise en France
+33 144 43 05 15
Petra Gustafsson, Ambassade de Suède en France
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