About Us

About Us

THE ITALIAN-SWEDISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ASSOSVEZIA

The Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce Assosvezia is an autonomous association open to companies, organizations and people interested in expanding their network of Swedish contacts in Italy. 

 

The activities of this business network are aimed at Swedish companies, their employees and self-employed professionals in Italy. Assosvezia is recognized by Italian institutions and Unioncamere as a mixed Chamber of Commerce in Italy. 

 

Over the years, Assosvezia, the Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, has grown and welcomed an increasing number of members who have joined as convinced supporters of Swedish values and best practices.

 

Assosvezia, the Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, is based in the centre of Milan and represents a wide network of Swedish multinational companies in Italy, Italian companies with interests in the Swedish market, freelance professionals, consultants and young professionals.

OUR MISSION

The Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce Assosvezia seeks to:

 

  • Provide member companies with a space in which to exchange views and meet with organizations that want to create business opportunities
  • Convey Swedish best practices and the values of innovation, ethics, sustainability and quality of life, which are the essence of Swedish culture, to Italian institutions and the general public
  • Raise awareness in Italy of Swedish culture and its traditions
  • Promote trade between Italy and Sweden.

ACTIVITIES

The Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce Assosvezia organizes numerous events during the year for companies and individual members that are part of its network.

 

Different types of events are held, but they are always focused on trade and the Swedish identity. The Chamber wants to promote learnings about the labour market, equality and innovation through seminars, meetings with institutions and in-depth studies on economics and finance

 

Assosvezia has organized St. Lucia celebrations in Milan since 1995, with a concert open to the public and a very exclusive Gala Dinner. Midsummer celebrations have also been held since 2015.

OUR HISTORY

All the stages and successes that have helped Assosvezia grow over the decades:

1968

The association, Assosvezia, was set up in Milan

1990

The Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce was founded

1993

The Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Assosvezia merged into a single entity

1995

Assosvezia organized the Swedish St. Lucia celebrations in Italy for the first time with a choir from Sweden which performed in a concert in the Milan Cathedral square

2008

1st edition of the Swedish Excellency Award

2014

Assosvezia adopted a Code of Ethics which all its members are required to sign

2015

Assosvezia celebrated Midsommar in Italy for the first time

2016

The Royal Couple, H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and H.R.H. Prince Daniel, accompanied by the Swedish Minister of Upper Secondary Education and Adult Education and Training, Anna Ekström, in Milan for an official visit, met the members of the Assosvezia Council and attended the traditional St. Lucia Gala dinner 

2018

50th Anniversary of the founding of Assosvezia, celebrated with the exhibition “Swedish Excellence in Italy” at the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan

2018

First edition of the Assosvezia CSR Award

2019

The new Assosvezia website is launched!

SWEDISH INSPIRATIONS

3 iconic Swedish people, from the present and the past, who inspire us regarding respect for the environment, business and people

GRETA THUNBERG

(2003) Climate and environmental activist. At just 16, she has managed to raise awareness of the current climate and environmental crisis with the #FridaysForFuture movement

INGVAR KAMPRAD

(1926 –2018) Entrepreneur, founder of IKEA in 1943. He created a new business model by promoting an inclusive work environment where people have the same opportunities for growth

ASTRID LINDGREN

(1907–2002) Author of the novel Pippi Longstocking, she had a strong sense of compassion for humanity, fighting against oppression and supporting children's rights

ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION AND CODE OF ETHICS

Consult the Articles of Association and the Code of Ethics of Assosvezia

THE COUNCIL-BORD OF DIRECTORS

Only representatives of Swedish companies in Italy can be elected to the Assosvezia Council

Giovanna Ardoino

Vice President
SKF Industrie
Welfare Policies & People Care Coordinator | Honorary Consul General at Swedish Honorary Consulate in Turin

Jenny Rahm

Vice President
Mercuri International
Managing Director

WORKING GROUPS

 In 2013 we created several Working Groups within the Chamber which aim to support the development of new projects, events and activities.

The Working Groups involve our members who want to actively participate in the life of the Chamber.

EVENTS

Planning and implementation of the Assosvezia events calendar ​

  • Giovanna Ardoino
  • Pietro Buccarelli
  • Cristina Gmeiner
  • Stefano Meloni
  • Jenny Rahm
  • Giovanna Spadoni

MARCOM & RELATIONS WITH MEMBERS

Visibility, communication strategies, involvement of members and search for new ones

Alessandro Aquilio

Loredana Colianni

Paolo d’Ammassa

Marco Depaoli

Giuliana Massimino

Kristofer Svartling

Giuliana Rosset

Andrea Savoia

Giuseppina Zoccali

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Recognition, promotion and encouragement of companies' CSR activities

Mauro Beretta

Amelie Franchin

Giorgio Spadoni

Gabriele Tanzi-Mira

Antonio Tubiolo

SWEDISH INSTITUTIONAL NETWORK IN ITALY

JOIN US!

More than 90 companies have already chosen to join our Italian-Swedish business network. Take advantage of all the opportunities that our community can offer you, join Assosvezia now!

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