A Word From the President

Gudrun Giddings

Hej Alla,

Hope you are enjoying the summer!

We are in full preparation on welcoming Team Sweden to LA as the Special Olympic World Games starts in just about a week and we will host the official Kick-Off Party for Team Sweden on Sunday July 26th. We are very excited and proud to also welcome Sweden’s Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport, Mr. Gabriel Wikström to beautiful Los Angeles as he support Team Sweden during the Special Olympics World Games, including graciously attending our celebration of Team Sweden next Sunday.  

Due to the limited capacity of the space we have up until now only been able to send out invitations to a select few. However, it seems that lots of people do want to attend this spectacular evening and support Sweden, we have therefore made a few exclusive ticket available. Please contact us at to get your ticket ASAP as there is a limited amount available. Also note that we are trying to accommodate everyone that wants to celebrate these amazing athletes and the entire Team Sweden!

"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra." - Jimmy Johnson


          Happy Friday!!

          Gudrun Giddings
          President of SACC-LA


Swedish Minister to the Special Olympics World Games

Gabriel Wikström, Sweden's Minister of Health Care, Public Health and Sport. Photo credit: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

SACC-LA will welcome Team Sweden in Santa Monica on July 26th. Sweden’s Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport, Gabriel Wikström, will attend the event to show his support for Special Olympics’ work to ensure that all people have the opportunity to live an active and socially enriched life through sport.

“Of course I will be in Los Angeles to support Sweden during the largest sport event of the year. Sport plays a valuable and inclusive role, where the focus is on people’s abilities and opportunities. As a group, people with intellectual disabilities are unfortunately often affected by isolation, passivity and mental health problems, and subject to prejudices. That is why it is so important to promote an event that specifically addresses these issues. I believe in the unifying power of sports and I also share Special Olympics’ conviction that sport leads to better health and joy for all people,” says Gabriel Wikström, Swedish Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport.


If you want to read more about the team itself and all the athletes, have a look at the presentation on the Team Sweden website here! (also Swedish)

To read more about the Special Olympics, go to their website here!


Join us for Team Sweden's kick-off party!


We are offering our subscribers tickets for our fantastic event with Team Sweden. Due to the capacity of the venue, there is only a limited amount of tickets available. 

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Marketing Managers say goodbye

Jacob Neckmar

Looking back over my last six months, I have no doubt that my internship at SACC-LA has been valuable experience. I have been fortunate to meet and work together with many inspiring and talented people, for which I'm truly grateful.

I am really excited for the future, and I am sure that this opportunity will help me achieve my career goals.

The Chamber continues to grow and and it has been really exciting to be a part of it’s development. I am convinced that the new Marketing Managers will carry on the torch.

Madeleine Gustâv

As I am now moving back to Sweden I look back at these past six months that have introduced me to the American business world and opened up doors to work with successful and inspirational business people in Los Angeles. The possibilities have been endless and I have learned so much, not only about organizing events but also how to operate an organization. 

Thank you SACC-LA for this opportunity, it has been a true privilege to work for such a successful chamber. I feel very excited about the future and I am sure that this experience is something valuable I can use in everything I will take on. Finally, I want to wish the new Marketing Managers the best of luck, you have six amazing months ahead of you!


Are you a talented professional seeking career opportunities in the entertainment capital of the world?


Please visit SACC-LA’s exciting career site to find a job that suits you!

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Please contact SACC-LA to put a work placement ad on our career site!

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SACC-LA is a non-profit organization that enables innovative and creative exchange in order to create business opportunities and enhance trade between Swedish and American companies.  The Los Angeles chamber is one of 20 regional chambers in the United States and was established in 1988.  With 25 years of experience SACC-LA is skilled in navigating this hotbed for entertainment, creativity and innovation.
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