Meet the Future in Värmland!
Welcome to Värmland and the Swedish-American Bridge Conference – the Swedish-American conference
of the future focusing on environment, industry and cultural exchange. It is my great pleasure to warmly welcome all the conference participants – from Sweden, the USA and Canada – to Värmland and a very inspiring conference of the future. It is of extreme importance that we meet across generational and national boundaries and can trade experiences from the early emigration to presentday migration. It is also of great significance that across these boundaries we find opportunities to discuss relevant issues of the future such as sustainable development, industry, environmental technology and faith in the future. Through cooperation in a common arena, we can contribute to sustainable development, and by means of student and researcher exchanges between countries support continuing, beneficial relations. I place high value on the reference group’s and ruling committee’s thorough preparatory work and involvement leading up to the September conference and truly anticipate welcoming everyone to a Värmland clothed in its finest autumn raiment.
Governor of Värmland
President of the Board: The Swedish American Center
President of the Board: The Swedish-American Council