The SCC Centennial gala dinner
The Swedish Minister of Justice Mr. Morgan Johansson and the Mayor of Stockholm, Ms. Karin Wanngård spoke at the gala dinner following the film premiere on the first day of the SCC Centennial on Thursday 19 January. See the photos from the evening below.
The first day of the SCC Centennial kicked off with the premiere of the film The Quiet Triumph at the Rigoletto Theatre. The documentary, produced by Martin Borgs, focused on the importance of international arbitration for peaceful resolution of disputes, and for facilitating global trade. Read more about the film premiere here. Among the some 700 guests were representatives from the diplomatic community, arbitration institutions and organisations, law firms, and chambers of commerce from all around the world.
The celebration then continued with a drink reception and gala dinner at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress centre. Stockholm Chamber of Commerce’s CEO Maria Rankka, and SCC Chairperson Kaj Hobér greeted the guests welcome. Shortly after, Rankka introduced the first speaker, the Swedish Minister of Justice Mr. Morgan Johansson. In addition to congratulating the SCC, Johansson highlighted the upcoming revision of the Swedish Arbitration Act taking place in 2017, and emphasized - on behalf of the Swedish Government - the importance of arbitration.
The next speaker was the Mayor of Stockholm, Ms. Karin Wanngård. She said she was proud of arbitration in Sweden, and drew a comparison between the city of Stockholm and the SCC in their contributions to a globalized world.
During the evening, the guests were entertained by the Finnish violinist Linda Lampenius who performed together with the pianist Victoria Power. Later, many guests continued to the Magnusson drinks reception that was held after the dinner.
When leaving, all guests received a bag including information from Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS) and a report from the SCC Climate Change Conference:
The day after, the Centennial program continued with the symposium Arbitrating for Peace. Read the report from the event here.
See pictures below: Photo: Björn Leijon and Therese Jahnson.