Business Leaders and Representatives of Foreign Governments to Discuss Strengths and Weaknesses of Nordic Economies

December 2, 2014

December 2, 2014

Amanda Lichtenstein
[email protected]

Business Leaders and Representatives of Foreign Governments to
Discuss Strengths and Weaknesses of Nordic Economies


What: The Nordic Economic Model: Successes, Challenges and the Future

Ambassador Terry Miller of The Heritage Foundation will begin the discussion of the Nordic Economic Model at the Philadelphia Federal Reserve. Two panels will continue the discussion from two points of view: the government and the markets. The first panel will feature officials from the governments of Denmark, Finland and Norway, while the second panel will feature the chief economist of SEB and the CEO of Qlik, moderated by the chief economist of AIG. In one afternoon, this program will explore the positive facets and challenges of the Nordic Economic Model and its potential applications in other areas of the globe.

Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Room
100 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

When: December 15, 2014; 1:30 to 6 p.m.

Who: This event will feature the following speakers and moderators:

  • Robert Bergqvist, chief economist of SEB;
  • Lars Bjork, CEO of Qlik;
  • Jarl Frijs-Madsen, consul general of Denmark in New York;
  • Terry Miller, director of the Center for International Trade and Economics and the Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation;
  • Jukka Pietikäinen, consul general of Finland in New York;
  • Kathleen Stephansen, chief economist of AIG; and
  • Leif Trana, minister counsellor for economic affairs at the Embassy of Norway.

The event is co-chaired by Frode Kjersem and Lisa G. Black of the Philadelphia chapter of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce.

Contact: To register for this event or for more information please contact Amanda Lichtenstein, the Global Interdependence Center’s manager of marketing and membership, at [email protected] or 215-238-0990.

About the Global Interdependence Center: The Global Interdependence Center is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that seeks to stimulate thoughtful, global dialogue on a wide range of issues that affect the international community, including economics, health care and government. GIC convenes conferences and roundtable discussions, both domestically and internationally, to identify and address emerging global issues. For more information, visit GIC’s website at

About the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce: The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) was founded in 1915 to promote trade and goodwill, and to foster business, financial and professional interests between Norway and the United States, for the purpose of benefiting and facilitating contact among its members. The NACC Philadelphia Chapter serves the Greater Philadelphia region. It is the premier forum for Norwegian and U.S. member companies that engage in international trade and market expansion in the corridor between New York and Washington, D.C., and a gateway to doing business in other U.S. cities and Norway.