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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming events

    • August 23, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 4949 East Lincoln Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    The GACC Arizona chapter cordially invites SACC members and friends to the Social Networking Happy Hour / Business Mixer ("Stammtisch") at the Montelucia in Scottsdale.

    Catch a break from the hot summer and come and join us for our bi-monthly Business Mixer.

    Connect, re-connect and enjoy the company of our international guests and enjoy Andalusian-inspired tapas accompanied by cocktails, fruit-infused sangrias, various gin & tonics, and a variety of Spanish wines and sherry. 

    The Social Networking Happy Hour is a non-sponsored event. We meet at the "MBar" at the right hand side by the window wall. 

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Thanks and Best Regards,
    German American Chamber of Commerce Arizona Team



    • September 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Two Brothers Brewing, 4321 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Register

    SACC Arizona and SWEA Professional invites you to an informal Happy Hour Speaker event to make new contacts and gain new insights.

    "Nobody likes to be sold to but we all love shopping!"

    Meet Dalila Vidales MBA, who is the previous Client Relationship Manager at Thunderbird Executive Education. She has held numerous positions with International Relations and have created customized training programs.

    In this presentation she will show you how to grow your business through sales. 

    Together we will explore sales alternatives for small businesses and professionals, and we will solve common selling problems.

    • To Sell or not to Sell, that is the question. Transactional vs. Relationship business approach.
    • Decide on a Sales strategy and stick to it!
    • Let’s be clear… we don’t buy with money, not really, we buy with our hearts! Emotions and Emotional Intelligence
    • What to do? Choices of applicable techniques for your sales strategy.
    Let the sales begin!


    Dalila Vidales

    Program for the evening:

    6.00 pm Mingle and networking at Two Brothers Brewing (4321 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251)  Please note: SACC is not catering food or drinks.

    Shortly after 6.45 pm we will have introductions and the program will start. There will be time for questions at the end.  

    Welcome!

    SACC Arizona and SWEA Arizona
    in coordination with German American Chamber of Commerce, Arizona

    • October 01, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Two Brothers Brewing, 4321 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Register

    SACC Arizona and SWEA Professional invites you to an informal Happy Hour Speaker event to make new contacts and gain new insights.

    Meet Arizona's Business Intermediary Lisa Riley, PhD, CBI, CBB, who is “creating a different experience…” in the business brokerage world. She is the principal for LINK Business Phoenix and has owned and managed her own companies for many years. 

    "Selling or buying a business is a complex process. As you know, it is imperative to choose the right employees when running your business. The same is true when exiting or entering a business."

    She will share what business owners wished they knew prior to selling their company. It doesn’t matter if you are dreaming of owning your own company, just starting out, a few years in or thinking about exiting your business, she will explore ways to minimize your wishes in the future and maximize your company’s value!

    Specifically, she will share owners regrets throughout their journey before they considered selling, when the decision was made, and after the sale.

    • Pre Decision – Expectations, Preparation and Processes
    • Decision to Sell – How long? What Price? Who should know?
    • Post Deal – Stay or go? Creditor or landlord? Coach or consultant?

    Lisa Riley, Link Business

    You can read more about Lisa Riley and Link Business here:

    Program for the evening:

    6.00 pm Mingle and networking at Two Brothers Brewing (4321 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251)  Please note: SACC is not catering food or drinks.

    Shortly after 6.45 pm we will have introductions and the program will start. There will be time for questions at the end.  

    Welcome!

    SACC Arizona and SWEA Arizona
    in coordination with German American Chamber of Commerce, Arizona

    • October 14, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • FilmBar Phoenix, 815 N. 2nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. 

    Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of movie-going.

    The screening will preceded by the Academy Award nominated short film De Düva (The Dove) and other festivities!

    This is a part of SACC Arizona's #Bergman100 commemoration of the Swedish film creator's birth.

    Presented in collaboration with FilmBar PhoenixSwea Arizona and the Consulate of Sweden in Arizona.

    For tickets - click here!

    Co-organizers:

    Consulate of Sweden Arizona     Filmbar Phoenix


    • October 18, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Bryan Cave, 2 N Central Ave # 2100, Phoenix, AZ 85004
    • 31
    Register

    Designed by Peoplecreations Freepik

    Upgrade your professional skills with SACC Academy. Our half day workshops are highly interactive. They will equip you with practical and applicable tools for your business success.

    Read more about SACC Academy here.

    We live in a global world where our customers are everywhere. Running effective meetings both in person and virtually is a key skillset to communicate with customers and manage teams and groups

    Participants will get practical training on several tools and techniques to effectively plan, structure, and deliver engaging and interactive meetings in person and virtually.

    We live in a global world where our customers and co-workers are everywhere. Running effective meetings both in person and virtually is a key skillset to communicate with customers and manage teams and groups. 

    Still, most of us have endured poorly organized and run meetings in which the communication goes in circles, and nothing is accomplished. Virtual meetings make it even more difficult where you have to deal with time-zone differences, frequent technical issues, attention spans, and communication issues due to the missing face-to-face component.

    Good meetings don't just happen. More preparation goes into "seamless" meetings than we often realize. This workshop will cover several tools and techniques to effectively plan, structure, and deliver engaging and interactive meetings in person and virtually.

    We will discuss common meeting issues and problems together with other participants and discover ways how to best mitigate these challenges.

    The participants will work in groups and will have a great opportunity throughout the session to expand their business network and learn about other participants businesses and areas of interests. Beverages and coffee will be provided during the session.

    During the session participants will learn how to:

    • Effectively plan, prepare and execute business meetings, both in-person and virtual
    • Utilize common meeting techniques & language in their daily work
    • Use effective facilitation techniques to foster discussion, drive inclusion and resolve conflicts
    • Apply practical meeting management tools and recommended practices

    Agenda:

    • Common meeting mistakes and how to avoid them
    • Business Meeting Fundamentals – proven practices for all meetings
    • How to drive discussion and get everybody involved
    • How to resolve conflicts during team meetings
    • Virtual Meetings – what do we have to do differently?
    • Application, practice and feedback

    Snacks, beverages and coffee will be provided during the session.

    Johan MagnussonYour instructor for this session is Johan Magnusson

    He is a Senior Business Consultant, Executive Coach, Instructional Designer and Corporate Trainer, with an extraordinary track record of creating customer value.

    Johan has led and designed multiple Strategic Corporate Initiatives and Training Programs for companies like Microsoft, GE, Amazon, PwC, Atlas Copco, KPMG and Philips worldwide.

    Welcome!

    SACC Arizona and SWEA Arizona

    Thank you to our sponsor

    Our sponsor - Bryan Cave

    • October 25, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • October 26, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, 6100 Main St. Houston, TX 77005



    Save the date for SACC Summit 2018!

    SACC would like to welcome you to our flagship event SACC Summit 2018 – the premier business and networking event that will this year feature the theme: Sustainable Success - Business through renewable energy and sustainable recycling.

    Reserve these days in your calendar!

    Read more and sign up for SACC Summit 2018 here.


    • November 18, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • FilmBar Phoenix, 815 N. 2nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. 

    Ingmar Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander as his swan song, and it is the legendary director’s warmest and most autobiographical film, a four-time Academy Award–winning triumph that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality.

    Swedish cookies and glögg will be on hand among other festivities!

    This is a part of SACC Arizona's #Bergman100 commemoration of the Swedish film creator's birth.

    Presented in collaboration with FilmBar Phoenix, Swea Arizona and the Consulate of Sweden in Arizona.

    For tickets - click here

    Co-organizers:

    Consulate of Sweden Arizona     Filmbar Phoenix


    • December 01, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Shepherd of the Desert, Lutheran Church, 9590 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ

    SWEA Arizona traditional Christmas Market 

    Join us for Swedish arts and crafts, "tomtar", Swedish baked goods as well as dance around the Christmas tree, tombola raffle and coffee, pastries. As well as Glogg!

    For the kids there will be fish pond and crafts table - create your own ornaments.

    Around noon Santa Claus will arrive and we will have a Lucia Pageant (not to be missed).

    $1 admittance. Pay as you arrive. 

    Bring cash for baked goods and other goodies!

Past events

August 06, 2018 Using Facebook for Marketing in 2018 by Brandy Lawson
July 07, 2018 Soccer Breakfast: Sweden vs England World Cup Soccer
July 03, 2018 Soccer Breakfast: Sweden vs Switzerland World Cup Soccer
July 02, 2018 Simply Secure: Decoding Cybersecurity for Business by Rachel Harpley
June 27, 2018 Soccer Breakfast: Mexico vs Sweden World Cup Soccer
June 23, 2018 Soccer Breakfast: Germany vs Sweden in the World Cup Soccer
June 06, 2018 Swedish National Day After Work
June 04, 2018 Save time and money with basic Project Management by Cerila Gailliard
June 03, 2018 The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan) #Bergman100
May 24, 2018 SACC-USA Executive Forum: Age of Disruption
May 17, 2018 Difficult Conversations - a SACC Academy Session
May 12, 2018 2018 White Asparagus Gala-Dinner by GACC
May 07, 2018 The New Tax Bill and What It Means To You As a Business Owner by Austin Peterson
April 28, 2018 SWEA Valborg party / Walpurgis party
April 02, 2018 User Experience Design will boost your business by Quang Le
March 10, 2018 Swedish Song Contest finals - Final i Melodifestivalen
March 05, 2018 Future proof your career by John Bevell
February 26, 2018 Nonstoppable to the Gateway of Europe - GACC & Condor Airlines celebration
February 15, 2018 Storytelling in Business - a SACC Academy Session
February 05, 2018 How to stay healthy in the modern world by Robert Koagedal
January 24, 2018 Arizona Photonics Days
January 10, 2018 SACC Arizona Annual Meeting January 10, 2018
December 14, 2017 German Christmas in Scottsdale - Gluhwein tradition
December 14, 2017 HOLIDAY MIXER with Arizona Technology Council, HOSTED BY GALVANIZE
December 05, 2017 Export Challenge Pitch Competition
December 02, 2017 Swedish Christmas Market
November 16, 2017 Climate Policy in the EU
November 06, 2017 Building Your Brand from the Inside Out! by Katie Coates
October 23, 2017 CEBIT Roadshow Business Luncheon by German American Chamber of Commerce
October 12, 2017 Salute to Sweden Night with Arizona Coyotes
October 02, 2017 [Special event] Sleep better and mingle at Scottsdale Bedrooms
September 11, 2017 Pitfalls of litigation by Eric Walberg
August 07, 2017 Living a life that's worth living! by Jesse Holland
July 20, 2017 GACC Stammtisch - Happy Hour
July 10, 2017 How to be engaging and fresh on social media by Mike Russell
June 06, 2017 Swedish National Day Celebration
June 05, 2017 The power of defining your Customer by Milton Mattox
May 01, 2017 The Upside of a Down Economy by Thomas Barr
April 03, 2017 The three powers of business by Carine Dieudé
March 30, 2017 German American Business Outlook 2017
February 23, 2017 SACC Arizona Annual Meeting 2/23/2017
November 26, 2016 Swedish Christmas Market with SWEA Arizona
November 03, 2016 Green Connections SACC San Diego
November 02, 2016 SACC Summit Washington D.C.
October 13, 2016 SACC Arizona - Trade Summit and 20 year Anniversary
October 03, 2016 [SACC 20 years] How I used grassroots outreach to grow from 1 school to 12 by Michelle Landgren Lee
August 01, 2016 [SACC 20 years] How to be the most memorable person in the room by Gelie Akhenblit
June 06, 2016 Swedish National Day Celebration
May 19, 2016 SACC Executive Forum Washington D.C.
May 11, 2016 Get to know your Health through DNA
May 02, 2016 [SACC 20 years] Why Social Media Matters by Vincent Orleck
April 16, 2016 SWEA 30 Year Anniversary Dinner
April 04, 2016 [SACC 20 years] Grass Roots Marketing by Chuck Trautman
March 14, 2016 [SACC 20 years] Digital storytelling by Ita Udo-Ema
February 29, 2016 SACC Arizona Annual Meeting 2/29/2016
February 27, 2016 [SACC 20 years] Networking at DaSilva's
December 15, 2015 Swedish Crime Novels and Exhibition with Movie Nights
December 02, 2015 Annual Holiday Dinner, December 2, 2015, 6-9pm
July 22, 2015 Happy Hour networking with meet and greet - Welcome our new Intern Elin
June 06, 2015 The Swedish National Day Celebration in Arizona (Scottsdale) 10am to noon today
May 05, 2015 Cinco de Swedes - Meet the West Sweden delegation in Tempe
May 04, 2015 City of Trollhattan, Sweden - Trade Mission & Sister City agreement
March 23, 2015 SWEDISH INTERNS FOR YOUR BUSINESS 3/23
February 18, 2015 SACC Arizona Annual Meeting
December 04, 2014 Annual Holiday Dinner, December 4, 2014, 6-9pm
November 22, 2014 Swedish Christmas Market - SWEA Arizona
October 25, 2014 Swedish Crayfish Party
June 06, 2014 June 6 Celebration of Swedish National Day
May 06, 2014 Election to the European Parliament 2014
February 19, 2014 SACC Arizona Annual Meeting
February 10, 2014 The Real Group: Sedona and Tempe concerts February 9 and 10
December 04, 2013 SACC Arizona Annual Holiday Dinner
November 23, 2013 Swedish Christmas Market - SWEA Arizona
November 21, 2013 eGreen-IT Solutions networking event Thursday Nov 21 with Guest Speaker Renate Mousseux
October 19, 2013 Swedish Crayfish Party
September 18, 2013 SACC Summit Washington D.C.
May 01, 2013 SACC Award and SWEA Scholarship Dinner
February 20, 2013 SACC Arizona Annual Meeting
January 15, 2013 World Trade Forum V
December 05, 2012 SACC Arizona Annual Dinner Event
November 17, 2012 The Swedish Christmas Market
November 01, 2012 Sharkonomics at Thunderbird
October 27, 2012 Swedish Crayfish Party
October 13, 2012 Scandinavian Fair in Fagstaff
September 22, 2012 Grand Opening - Scuba Pros of Arizona
September 12, 2012 Swedish-American Bridge Conference
June 06, 2012 The Swedish National Day
June 06, 2012 Sponsor opportunity for the European Tour 2012
April 28, 2012 Evening with the "Stars"
April 25, 2012 How to take your business International!
April 21, 2012 The Real Group in Concert
February 21, 2012 SACC Arizona Annual Meeting
February 21, 2012 Business Mixer - Celebrating the Swedish Tradition of "Semla"
November 30, 2011 SACC Arizona 15-year Celebration
October 28, 2011 Special Event - Ping Golf Visit
October 01, 2011 VIP Reception Hotel Valley Ho 5.00pm Saturday October 1
October 01, 2011 Swedish Film Event - Among Us
September 14, 2011 Piyush Parikh - Internet Marketing - Doubling your Income without doubling your Efforts!
September 10, 2011 Volvo of Tempe Grand-Opening
September 05, 2011 Networking Event with Swedish Shrimp Buffet
June 08, 2011 Orientation - Entrepreneurial Days - Change of event
June 06, 2011 Swedish National Day Celebration

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Arizona Inc.

PO Box 5102 | Scottsdale, AZ 85261-5102  USA 

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