A Word From the President

Gudrun Giddings

Hej Alla,
Tomorrow is THE DAY for our most spectacular event EVER !!
It is truly amazing how this year’s Eliason Merit Award have come together, much to the thanks of the SACC-LA Board of Directors, and especially Sara Ekman, Björn Barnekow and Fredrik Löving who took the lead on this year’s event together with our team in the office, Victor Dansk, Sophie Anger, Astrid Lindesvärd and Pontus Hammarström. We have all worked around the clock in order to provide the best Award Show and evening for you tomorrow, and yes we are having fun as well and we are looking forward to celebrating Tove Lo together with ALL at the fabulous Roosevelt Hotel. We have taken over the entire pool area with VIP areas. There will be LIVE entertainment by Swedish Elliphant and Erik Hassle, DJs playing throughout the evening, open bar and hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction with a signed guitar from Taylor Swift and a signed “Star Wars” poster, non-stop tickets between LA and Stockholm from SAS and many many more items that I think would be just the best holiday gift for someone lucky! Please be prepared to have fun outbidding your friends tomorrow. You can preview some of the items here.
As of now we have SOLD OUT our VIP tickets (again) There are 9 Award Ceremony Tickets left and you can still buy After Party tickets here. Rekorderlig will provide the beverages for the After Party and the entire evening will go on to midnight with dancing and music around the pool and under the palm trees.
There is also lots of press attending this year, as to be expected due to that the uber talented Tove Lo is being awarded the prestigious Eliason Merit Award 2015, celebrities performing and some of Sweden’s most famous artists, actors, singers etc. in attendance. A huge thank you to our superb partners, VOLVO, Ten Music Group and SAS, including all of our sponsors. SACC-LA look forward to an abundant future and continued success together. 
See you on the red carpet  !! 

          Happy Friday !!

          Gudrun Giddings
          President of SACC-LA


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Tomorrow - Showtime! 

Flashback Friday

With only ONE (!!) day left until the biggest party of the year takes place at the beautiful Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, we would like to share this awesome movie from last year's Eliason Merit Award. Enjoy

”But your ticket for tomorrow’s event here”

Check out the Eliason Merit Award 2014 After Movie! 

New 2017 Volvo S90 Revealed

Photo Credit: Adam Ihse/TT

On Wednesday, journalists from all over the world were invited to Volvo's factory in Torslanda, Sweden to experience the presentation their new S90 luxury sedan. The revelation and launch of the high-class sedan is expected to make Volvo become more and more associated as a premium brand. The vehicle features semi-selfless driving that will assist the driver when the car is not properly aligned on the road. Also, the S90 will feature an auto brake that help the driver brake in emergencies.

Learn more about the brand new Volvo S90 here

NRG's "Goal Zero" at the Eliason Merit Award 2015

Every VIP guest at the Eliason Merit Award will receive NRG's fantastic "Goal Zero", the sustainable long-lasting torch.

We are proud to present a major sponsor of the Eliason Merit Award 2015 - NRG

NRG will sponsor the Eliason Merit Award with a unique, long-lasting torch named the "Goal Zero". This is a flashlight with an integrated solar panel that makes it very versatile whether you are hiking in the forest or just walking your dog at night. The Goal Zero products open up new possibilities for remote explorers and provide everyday adventurers the power they need for wherever they decide to go next. 

Goal Zero believes in the human potential to go further and make a bigger difference in the world, and that means fulfilling energy needs throughout the planet. Since 2007, Goal Zero has developed and provided portable equipment to help people all over the world get the power they need. Giving to programs like TIFIE and Share the Sun, the company has set up projects that light villages and create sustainable power systems in local communities. Customers can donate a portion of each sale to these projects, and Goal Zero employees join together to offer hands-on support.

Click here to see how the innovative flashlight works! 

Bad Taste Empire

Photo Credit: Gustav Wiking

Bad Taste Empire is a Swedish independent music company co-founded by SACC-LA board member Björn Barnekow that is located in both Lund, Sweden and Los Angeles, California. They work with major artists such Wiz Khalifa and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Bad Taste Empire consists of four different businesses: the record label, Bad Taste Records; the booking agency and promoter, Bad Taste Events; the music licensing company for various media, Feeble Music; and OBA Management, who represents last year's Eliason Merit Award live performer Timbuktu and upcoming artist Julia Adams. To listen to Julia Adam's debuting EP, click on the picture above.


Visit Bad Taste Empire's website here.

Look Classy With A Daniel Wellington Watch

Photo Credit: Daniel Wellington by Kayla Seah

We are proud to have Daniel Wellington as one of our sponsors of the Eliason Merit Award 2015. We highly recommend you to have a look at their classy and clean watches for both men and women. By clicking this link, you can see more of how you can wear their watches with style - so you can look on top during the Holidays. 

Learn more about Daniel Wellington!

The 2015 Nobel Award Ceremony 

Photo Credit: Ola Ericson/

Next week on Thursday, December 10th, the annual Nobel Prize Award Ceremony will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. The Nobel Prize has been awarded annually since 1901 for outstanding contributions in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economic sciences and peace. This year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 is to be awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.  

Credits: Fredrika Berghult/NobelMediaAB /

Next week, during the prestigious award ceremony, the Nobel Prize laureates will receive their awards in the famous Blue Hall, located in central Stockholm. The ceremony will be broadcasted live on Swedish television with royalties and distinguished guests from all over the world attending.

To find out more about the Nobel Price Award Ceremony and its history please click here.

Rekorderlig Cider Sponsoring the 2015 Eliason After Party!

Complimentary cider from Rekorderlig will be served during the After Party of the 2015 Eliason Merit Award! 

Photo Courtesy of Rekorderlig Cider

Rekorderlig cider was first created in 1999 with pure spring water from Vimmerby in Sweden, where it is still brewed today. By retaining its dependable honesty, Rekorderlig has become a much-loved cider that continues to enter new countries and regions, and can be found in many bars and supermarkets. It is a premium cider with a unique taste and a clear identity that sets it apart from others. 

Visit Rekorderlig's website here.

We are very proud to present one of the world's top game makers and SACC-LA members, DICE.
"we share the passion to create something extraordinary"

With an encouraging work ethic that pushes all of the employees to work outside their comfort zone, DICE is really progressing in their field. Because of that, DICE have had a fantastic outcome and development over the past years! As a result, they are now recruiting 46 new employees to their Stockholm and Los Angeles offices. If you are interested to work within the gaming industry please read about the opportunities check out the openings by  clicking here.

DICE began their extraordinary story back in 1992 when four friends in the Amiga demo scene founded the company (then called Digital Illusions) and released cult hit "Pinball Dreams" for the Amiga. The early successes culminated ten years later when the groundbreaking "Battlefield 1942" changed the future of both online gaming and DICE forever.

Now, more than 20 years later, the name DICE has become synonymous with the highest pedigree of games, spearheaded by the ever-successful Battlefield series and the upcoming Mirror’s Edge and Star Wars Battlefront.

Photo Courtesy of EA DICE

The video game industry is constantly evolving, which is one of its most exciting aspects. And in order to always be the best DICE continuously adapt to these changes and as late as this very week DICE are launching their new game â€˜Star Wars Battlefront’ which has been getting phenomenal reviews worldwide and topped all games in sales in the Nordics. Click on this link and watch the video to learn more about the spectacular game!

Photo Courtesy of EA DICE

Also, did you know that you can bid on a Star Wars: Force Awakens movie poster autographed by the cast during the Eliason Merit Award tomorrow? It's the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones!

Check out the fantastic silent auction items by clicking here. 

If you would like to buy your Christmas gifts well in advance this year we encourage you all to check out the fantastic DICE online-store by clicking here! You can find anything from Battlefield T-shirts to Mirror's Edge accessories, to outwear with Battlefield Hardline Icons, which might be the perfect gift to your family or friends this "Star Wars" year!

We are proud to have Fredrik Löving, the General Manager at DICE, on the SACC-LA Board of Directors. If you are interested in doing business and learning more about DICE, please feel free to contact Fredrik by clicking here!

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!

Are you a high-demanding company looking for new brilliant colleagues to your organization?

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

30 Easy Escapes X-mas in Stockholm!

Cool Ski Huts of the World

Photo Courtesy of Ed Olge 

Fancy a Christmas break that's classy and romantic with excellent shopping? Then head for the Swedish capital because there are plenty of fantastic easy escapes for you to enjoy during your Christmas Holidays! 

To read more about the many fantastic Christmas escapes in Stockholm please click here.
Winter is here! We at SACC-LA would like to present the top 17 ski huts in the world! Check out all of the remarkable Alp-settings in Switzerland to Canada to Japan! And who know, maybe one of these outstanding ski huts will be occupied by you this winter?  

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- Visibility through different marketing efforts
- Matchmaking opportunities
- Discounted deals for members
- Consulting service(s) and market research

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Looking for talented Swedish trainees to join your company?

As a Member of SACC-LA your company has access to students and recent graduates of Sweden's top Universities through our Trainee Program.

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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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