The conference opened in Växjö, The Governor of Kronoberg, Kristina Alser and the Lord Mayor of Växjö Nils Posse gave their introductions along with representatives from both the US Embassy and the Swedish foreign Department. The day continued with economists from both Sweden and the US highlighting the US and Swedish financial systems.
Carl Bennet, owner of Getinge Group, a medical supply and infectious control company with operations in Europe, USA and China, offered interesting views on transatlantic trade and steps required to succeed in the USA.
Representatives from the Greenest cities in the world were invited to share their experiences in a table discussion. The cities were Darwin, Australia, Durban South Africa, Curitiba, Brazil Seattle, USA and Växjö Sweden, all elected the “Greenest City” in their parts of the world. The Karlskrona program concentrated on Mobile Eco system, Apps and Cloud computing. All of them very hot topics.