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.  

The Swedish Export Credit Agency hosted event in London

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. 

Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Photo: Josef Götherskjöld

Opening hours in February

02 February 2023

In February and the first week of March we are open on Saturdays. We offer guided tours in English with one of our crew members. Please make sure to prebook your tickets online to save your spot! 

Sail for free on board Götheborg

26 January 2023

We now offer a unique opportunity to sail for free on board the Götheborg during the first six weeks of this year’s sailing adventure. Sign on in Barcelona mid-March and sign off in the Brittany/Normandie area right at the end of April. This is a bucket list sailing adventure that you don’t want to miss!

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