While Swedish industry remains focused on traditional markets in Europe, now more than ever there is a huge need for Swedish businesses, working with other actors, to diversify and play a much more significant role in developing markets. This year’s forum, under the theme Tomorrow's Business Today will focus on creating sustainable business models with the ‘next four billion’ customers, suppliers, producers and employees mainly living in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Inclusive business is about serving vast unmet needs, improving people’s lives and turning global development challenges into win-win business opportunities. Even though inclusive business models seem to be niche, they actually have the potential to serve between 50-70% of the world’s population, and are estimated to be worth over $6 trillion for businesses in the next decade.
This Inclusive Business Forum supports business leaders and partners in Sweden and abroad to mobilize the necessary resources, networks of partners and capabilities needed to start and scale up inclusive business models fast enough to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
What can you expect from the event?
An in-person event only and free to join!
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President of AGRA - Sustainably Growing Africa's Food Systems
Under Agnes’ leadership, AGRA has been working to increase the incomes and improve food security for 30 million farming households in 11 African countries.
*Joining us online.
CEO and co-founder of Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
As the CEO of GIIN, Amit leads the largest global community of impact investors dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.
*Joining us online.
Head of Department, Systems Transformation and Policy, Innovation Management at Vinnova
As Head of Department at Vinnova, Ylva leads a team that works with building and supporting Sweden's ecosystem for innovation needed to transform our society for a sustainable future.
Director of Sustainability at Lindex
Anna-Karin has held leading positions the past 17 years within Lindex, including the responsibility for Lindex production offices in India, China and Hong Kong.
The event is moderated by Mike Debelak, Executive Director at Inclusive Business Sweden.
An action-based event
Join action-focused workshops where meaningful dialogues, collaborations and partnerships can emerge.
Schedule one-to-one meetings with other participating companies, investors, entrepreneurs and partners. You can hold up to 5 x 15 min meetings during the event.
Get inspired by entrepreneurs and business actors sharing their experience on the success factors and pitfalls of working in developing markets.
It's your time to shine! If you would like to lead an Action Track, you can let us know in the registration form.
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Let your network, colleagues and partners know about the Forum so they can join as well.
- LinkedIn: @InclusiveBusinessSweden
- Facebook: @InclusiveBusinessSweden
- Twitter: @InclBusiness
Organisers and Funders
The Forum is brought to you by Inclusive Business Sweden with the support of the Inclusive Ventures programme.
Inclusive Ventures accelerates West Swedish SMEs to fast-growing developing markets with the ambition to make West Sweden a national hub for inclusive business. It is led by Inclusive Business Sweden with the support of our great partners RISE and Johanneberg Science Park and our funders EU European Regional Development Fund and Västra Götalandsregionen.