The Swedish - American Chamber of Commerce


Past Events

Kraftsiva 2019

Saturday August 24, 2019 at 6PM     

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Ohio and the Swedish Cultural Society of Cleveland invites you, your spouse, significant other and guests to a traditional Swedish Crayfish Party

  • A social event to share an old tradition
  • Get to know fellow members and potential new members
  • Master of Ceremonies – Singing – Toasts

History of the Crayfish Party
A crayfish party is a traditional summertime eating and drinking celebration in the Nordic countries. The tradition originated in Sweden, where a crayfish party is called a kräftskiva. The tradition has also spread to Finland via the Swedish-speaking population of that country.

Crayfish parties are generally held during August, a tradition that started because crayfish harvesting in Sweden was, for most of the 20th century, legally limited to late summer. Today, the “kräftpremiär” date in early August has no legal significance. Dining is traditionally outdoors. Customary party accessories are comical paper hats, paper tablecloths, paper lanterns (often depicting the Man in the Moon), and bibs.

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Was held on Friday, December 7, 2018

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Richard Pace
One of Cleveland's Leading Architects

“Revitalizing Cleveland’s Lakefront”

Richard Pace is the President of Cumberland Development, LLC. He has contributed greatly to our city throughout his distinguished career. Mr. Pace will update us on upcoming developments on the Cleveland lakefront, including an increase of cruise ship traffic to our Port as well as new construction and a new Visitor Welcome Center. Join us for news of the exciting developments in our city.

A Cash Bar  along with Traditional Swedish "Glogg" and British Sherry we available

We will also featured a Silent Auction, Special Raffle and Gift Sales
from the International Chambers of Commerce



The Cleveland International Film Festival 

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce at the Cleveland International Film Festival presented a screening of the Danish film Dan Dream.

Danish comedy star, Casper Christensen co-wrote and stars as Thorkil in this film based on the true story of the Hope Whisper Danish electric car from the early 80’s.

Held on Friday, April 13th at Noon at Tower City Cinemas
30 W. Huron Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113 

2018 SACC-Ohio New Member "Meet and Greet" AND Annual Meeting

SACC-Ohio's 2018 Annual New Member "Meet and Greet" AND Annual Meeting. It was a festive evening of fun with great food and networking, and opportunty to meet our new members!


Was held Tuesday, January 30, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

6:00 PM - Annual Meeting: Installation of new Board Members and other Business (Members Only)

6:15 PM - New Member "Meet and Greet" and Networking Cocktail Party


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GDPR, Data and the Cost of Doing Business with the EU

Was held on FRIDAY, MARCH 2 FROM 7:30-10:30 AM
for a Business Breakfast Briefing as we review the GDPR, its fast approaching impact on you, your business and your clients

What was this about?
If you hold data on any individual or business in Europe, as a US business, you are subject to penalties by the European Union if you fail to comply with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, effective May 25, 2018.

Who did this apply to?
Any business with European operations, customers and exports, amongst others.

Who Attended?
CEOs, CIOs , COOs, Corporate Counsel , Accountants , Export Compliance Officers and Advisors, Others engaged in business with Europe.

SACC-Ohio Annual Meeting


Held on Tuesday, January 29, at 6PM for our
New Member "Meet and Greet" and Annual Meeting

SPEAKER: Mr. Björn Arvidsson, Minister Counselor
Head of Trade and Economic Affairs
Embassy of Sweden

Mr. Arvidsson discussed the implications of the U.S. and Swedish elections, and the current tariff climate between the two countries. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation.

Mr. Arvidsson joined the Embassy in Washington, D.C. in August 2017. Prior to joining the Embassy of Sweden, he was the Minister Counselor, Head of Trade Section at Sweden's permanent representation to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Arvidsson studied at Harvard University and John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has a Master's Degree and was a PhD candidate at Lund's University of Sweden.



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