Welcome by the Swedish Prime Minister

Welcome to the 7th Strategy Forum in Stockholm!
‘The Baltic Sea Region is a dynamic, innovative and competitive part of the European Union. It is a region to be proud of. It is also a region with a strong background of cooperation between our countries. ’

The title of this year’s Strategy Forum, One Region, One Future – Vision 2030 for the Baltic Sea Region, underlines the necessity of continuing to work together within the Baltic Sea Region to form a sustainable future.
Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden. Read  the full article.

Inspiring stories all across the Baltic Sea
We have started to gather some video examples on how the Baltic Sea Region connects to people’s professional and personal lives. The added value of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region – in many versions! 
Creative Lounge
Greetings from the Director-General of the Swedish Institute, Annika Rembe:
‘It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to our Creative Lounge at the Strategy Forum 2016. We know that the Baltic Sea Region faces major challenges in which an open and trusting dialogue and lasting relationships can be of great value. I hope that this space, Creative Lounge, can help promote this. I wish you all inspirational days, filled with creative get-togethers, meeting people, learning new things. I wish you a great time here at our Creative Lounge!’
Important practical information
Please come to the conference venue in good time to allow for the security check.
Read more here!

Dinner reception 8 nov
The City of Stockholm will host the Strategy Forum dinner reception at the City Hall, which is one of Stockholm’s most iconic buildings and host of the Nobel Prize banquet. The evening on 8 november begins at 7 pm with musical entertainment by students from Adolf Fredrik’s Music School and a welcoming speech by the City Council President. Afterwards, a typical Swedish buffet will be served. For your convenience, during the Strategy Forum we will provide bus transfers to and from the City Hall.