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SEMINAR: Preparing Today's Workforce For the Future

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House of Sweden

2900 K Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20007

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The need for traditional factory jobs of the past is declining. Digital transformation and global technology shifts are rapidly transforming working life, affecting how and where we do business. In order to stay competitive, companies need to be able to develop and “reskill” their workforce to meet challenges ahead. Building on examples from Sweden and the US, what needs to be done to ensure that today’s workforce is prepared for this transition?

Introduction and welcome remarks
Ambassador of Sweden to the United States, Karin Olofsdotter

Keynote remarks
David Crouch, journalist for the Guardian and Financial Times and author of Bumblebee Nation: The Hidden Story of the New Swedish Model (2018) and Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works and What We Can Learn From It (2019)

Interactive panel discussion featuring
• Brent Orrell, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
• Martha Ross, Fellow, Brookings
• Representative from The White House, Pledge to America’s Workers, Office of Economic Initiatives,
• Ahnna Smith, Executive Director, Workforce Investment Council, DC Works
• Andrew Dunn, President, Mobile Guarding Division North America, Securitas
• Lena Sellgren, Chief Economist, Business Sweden, and Head of the Steering Committee, U.S.-Sweden Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (AMI)

Moderator: Elizabeth Walentin, Forum Manager, Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation, and vice chair, American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden.

Hosted by the Embassy of Sweden, in collaboration with Business Sweden and the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation.

ID and registration required for admission. Limited seating.

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