Sweden-Ukraine Business Forum

Join the 9th Sweden-Ukraine Business Forum, which is organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine, Sigma Software and partners and with the support of SI Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion Office.

The forum will take place on November 18th (Thursday) in Stockholm and will be focused on Tech For Good to empower sustainable solutions that foster progress.

The audience: business, government and diplomatic leaders from Sweden and Ukraine.

Due to the current government restrictions, the event will be run in blended mode so you can attend offline or online by your choice.

Save your spot today by registering and join the event on November 18th. Registration: https://bit.ly/3mZ9BsC.

We’ve created a world-class agenda that gives you plenty of time to learn about current business trends in Sweden and Ukraine, get inspired, and communicate with peers.



Opening remarks

  • Tobias Thyberg, Ambassador Extraordinary, and Plenipotentiary of Sweden to Ukraine
  • Alex Bornyakov — the Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine on IT industry development, Head of the Diia City project
  • Valery Krasovsky, CEO & Co-founder at Sigma Software Group


Block 1. Digital transformation of government services

  • Alex Bornyakov — the Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine on IT industry development, Head of the Diia City project
  • Moa Persdotter, Program Manager at Vinnova
  • Cases of Swedish companies: Erik Lindeberg, Director Of Business Development at Formpipe, Sara Corneliusson, COO at Adventum, Johan Liljelund, Executive Vice President and CTO at DanAds


Block 2. Panel discussions

Panel 1. Innovating for society: When business meets purpose. How businesses create additional value for society by driving sustainable projects. Moderator: Glen Hodgson, CEO at Free Trade Europa


  • Per Stigenberg, CTO at Tre
  • Sebastian Tolstoy, Head of Eastern Europe & Central Asia at Ericsson
  • Elsa Bernadotte, Co-founder and COO at Karma
  • Karin Ebbinghaus, CEO at Elonroad
  • Jesper Kjellerås, CEO and Founder at Impact Hub Stockholm
  • Keynote speech by Moa Persdotter, Program Manager at Vinnova.

Panel 2. Culture shift: Inclusion and equality in tech. Moderator: Yulia Stark, President at the European Women’s Association


  • Niclas Holmberg, Managing Director, Listings Sweden at NASDAQ
  • Claudia Wagner, Co-founder at Ubooker
  • Patricia Bonaert, EnlightenR at MixR
  • Emelie Meurk Demerud, CEO & Founder at Hedylity Technology & Founder at Deb (Diverse Executive Boards)
  • Moa Persdotter, Program Manager at Vinnova


Block 3. Startups

Keynote speech by Anna Gissler, CEO at Invest Stockholm.

Keynote speech by Mehkar Sheikh Director at Founder Institute Sweden.

Startup Pitch Session, backed by Nasdaq, Antler, Invest Stockholm, Ukrainian Startup Fund, Sigma Software Labs, Greencubator and Founder Institute: Presentations of preselected purpose-driven products and solutions that meet the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.


Closing remarks

  • Andrii Plakhotniuk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Sweden
  • Carl Vikingsson, President and CEO at Sigma Technology Group. Honorary Consul for Ukraine in West and South Sweden
  • Arvid Joelsson, Head of Operations Nordics at Beetroot


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