Instead of heading straight from Nice to Valletta as planned, the route has been changed and the ship is now also making a short stopover in Monaco. However, it is not just a regular stopover: It will include the spectacular delivery of a 2.4-meter-high elephant sculpture to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Asia Expedition 2022/2023
The Swedish Export Credit Agency hosted event in London
In June, The Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN) joined the Götheborg as a partner to showcase Swedish exports from Europe to Asia. In London, they hosted a well attended seminar for international banks on board the Götheborg in Canary Wharf.
Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
We are very proud to have EKN, a Swedish government agency that supports export companies and the internationalisation of Swedish business, as partners with us on our Asia Expedition 2022/2023.
When the partnership was launched in June, EKN wrote (read their full text here):
“This voyage will create unique opportunities for Swedish exports around the world and the mission of EKN is to offer attractive financing solutions”, says Anna-Karin Jatko, Director General at EKN.
The ship will visit important hubs for trade and finance, such as London and Singapore, where EKN will host events. The transition to a fossil-free society represents a tremendous business opportunity for Swedish companies, given their long history of developing the technology required to meet the rapidly increasing demand for solutions in renewable energy and other areas that help build a more sustainable world.
“Swedish companies offer the kind of solutions the world needs right now and EKN makes this technology accessible by covering loans that finance exports of Swedish goods and services”, says Jatko and adds, “The demand for sustainable and technologically innovative solutions in infrastructure, energy production, transportation and health care is significant in many of the countries visited by Götheborg of Sweden, which is why EKN is on board.”
During the week in London, EKN hosted a very well attended event for international banks. The seminar focused around the development of global trade, and the growing interest in sustainable solutions and products from Sweden for Asian investment projects in infrastructure and energy.
Alper Killic, Global Head of Project & Export Finance, Standard Chartered Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking, gave a retrospect on the development of global trade and emphasized the need for investment in infrastructure and social welfare in several countries. Magnus MontanCEO, SEK Svensk Exportkredit, promoted the Swedish export credit system in a time with war and uncertainties.
We want to direct a big thank you to both EKN and their guests in London for a wonderful event.
We have some great news! We will make a short, but sweet visit to Monaco. This means that we will leave Nice on 4 October instead of 6 October. We will be in Monaco 4–6 October and will be open to visitors 5–6 October. Welcome on board!
Tuesday 20 September we sailed out of Málaga, after almost a full week in the harbor in the city center. The days here has been amazing with lots of interested journalists and visitors on board. Next stop is Nice, France!