Why does the ICCS exist?
The Irish Chamber of Commerce in Sweden was formed to facilitate trade between Ireland and Sweden and to further the interests of Irish businesses in Sweden or planning to trade in Sweden.
Who are we?
The ICCS was founded in March of 2018 by a group of Irish and Swedish business professionals, with active support from Enterprise Ireland, An Bord Bia and the Irish Embassy.
Our Individual Members come from a broad cross-section of industries ranging from banking, internet, law, accounting, manufacturing, health, food & beverages and engineering, whilst amongst our corporate members the latest trend has been towards construction, ICT & FinTech. Membership has grown rapidly since the Chamber’s inaugural meeting in March 2018 with Minister Josepha Madigan and in leveraging its current members’ networks, the ICCS has insights and contacts within every business sector in Sweden. We look forward to welcoming new members from all industries.
Affiliation to State Bodies
The ICCS has a strong working relationship with Enterprise Ireland, An Bord Bia and the Embassy of Ireland in Stockholm. Ireland’s Ambassador to Sweden is our Patron and as such takes an active role not only in the Chamber’s management and events, but also in facilitating our members’ corporate needs if and when possible. Funding to meet administrative costs and some of our events has been generously provided by the DFA under the Emigrant Support Program. After 20 months of constant growth, the end of year “Strategy Workshop for 2020” saw Enterprise Ireland and the Chamber agreeing to an even closer operational cooperation for 2020 to provide better support and events for all our members.
The ICCS is a registered non-profit legal entity in Sweden. Funding is generated via membership fees and from the DFA via the Emigrant Support Program. The ICCS itself does not sell any products or services and serves only as the platform to develop trade and business interests further. As such, our Members are never restricted from charging fees for services rendered to other members or third parties should they wish to. Any advice or services provided free of charge by the ICCS should be seen as a complement to rather than replacing professional advice.
What do we do for our members?
The ICCS provides support to its members primarily via the provision of a professional network in Sweden. The ICCS also provides services to members by way of introductions and advice that facilitate the promotion of Irish-Swedish bilateral trade. We also provide a forum where our members can meet, exchange views and explore new ideas together - not only in terms of business but also from a purely social perspective. The ICCS has a strong offering framework that supports these ambitions: