• Ellen Bell, Lucy Bailey and Maureen Jack

    Ellen Bell, Lucy Bailey and Maureen Jack

  • Jacob Traeger, Roger Yazbek and Christian Taubenschlag

    Jacob Traeger, Roger Yazbek and Christian Taubenschlag

  • Leanne Holland, Victor Lindberg and Phoebe Phillips

    Leanne Holland, Victor Lindberg and Phoebe Phillips

  • Glenn Turner, Karl Henrikkson, Mat Jones and Brian Adams

    Glenn Turner, Karl Henrikkson, Mat Jones and Brian Adams

  • Rob Porteous, Michael Nilsson, Dan-Ake Enstedt and Gerard Ogden

    Rob Porteous, Michael Nilsson, Dan-Ake Enstedt and Gerard Ogden

  • Dean Rosenfield, Mikael Olsson and Rodney Scott

    Dean Rosenfield, Mikael Olsson and Rodney Scott

  • Brett Mason, Elizabeth Foley, Carl Johan Sundberg and Jorgen Isgaard

    Brett Mason, Elizabeth Foley, Carl Johan Sundberg and Jorgen Isgaard

  • Ole Neustrup with Barbara and Lenaart Jansson

    Ole Neustrup with Barbara and Lenaart Jansson

  • Hennie du Plooy, Anita Peterssen and Brad Webb.

    Hennie du Plooy, Anita Peterssen and Brad Webb.

  • Ian McFarlan, Paul Foster, Hilton Grugeon and Bob Baldwin

    Ian McFarlan, Paul Foster, Hilton Grugeon and Bob Baldwin

  • Jill Hall, Rosemary Aldrich and Chris Levi

    Jill Hall, Rosemary Aldrich and Chris Levi

  • Brenda Ainsworth

    Brenda Ainsworth

  • Ambassador of Sweden Sven-Olof Peterssen with Ian McFarlane

    Ambassador of Sweden Sven-Olof Peterssen with Ian McFarlane

  • Brett Mason and Ambassador of Sweden Sven-Olof Peterssen

    Brett Mason and Ambassador of Sweden Sven-Olof Peterssen

Embassy of Sweden Reception

26 March 2014

One of the most pleasant aspects of the diplomatic opportunities in Canberra is the willingness of ambassadors to make available hospitality for Australian companies doing business with their country and vice versa. Whether instigating beneficial connections over drinks and canapés, a smart lunch or a slap up reception, connecting and schmoozing is an opportunity not to be missed. Business men and women meeting Australian government ministers, chiefs of like minded entities and associations and academia are all helping to promote co-operation across the business spectrum in an increasing global business focus.

Ambassador of Sweden Sven-Olof Peterssen and his wife Anita welcomed the Swedish Director of Hunter Medical Research Institute, Professor Michael Nilsson with his team and the Australian Managing Director of that very Swedish company SAAB, Dean Rosenfield, and his team to a reception prior to the ambassador’s departure the next day to meet a King. Yes the King of Tonga. A knight of the realm was being installed as the new Governor General, but the king had called and you can’t say no to that invitation.