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Al Gore, Steve Wozniak and NASA astronaut to headline Scandinavia’s largest tech event, Tech Arena

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A star-studded line up including Al Gore, Steve Wozniak and NASA astronaut Jessica U Meir will take to the stage later this month for Scandinavia’s largest tech event – The Tech Arena.

The first of its kind hosted in a national football stadium, Friends Arena in Stockholm on February 22-23, 2024, it will attract thousands of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers.

Organised by Techarenan with backing from the Swedish Innovation Agency, key themes include innovation, economics, sustainability and global megatrends.

To register visit https://techarena.se/#tickets

Former US Vice President, climate activist, and Nobel Prize Winner Al Gore will discuss climate tech, climate solutions, and sustainability investments for the future, with fellow headliner and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak charting his early years in Silicon Valley, the future of tech and AI. NASA Astronaut Jessica U Meir will provide further insight on the value of SpaceTech and her experience completing the first-ever all-female spacewalk.

“Sweden has in the last decades cemented itself as an innovation powerhouse of not only Europe but also the world, giving rise to industry-leading companies through Swedish ingenuity. However, until now, there has never been a tech event in Sweden that has matched this incredible output of innovation and world-class entrepreneurship. We are very excited to welcome the global tech community to Sweden,” says Omid Ekhlasi, CEO of Techarenan.

The Tech Arena 2024 will feature four stages for keynotes, panel discussions, startup & scaleup pitches, plus expert seminars. A special tech exhibition will further showcase select companies. The event is receiving additional support from the official business agency for the host city; Stockholm Business Region, alongside a broad range of Nordic and international corporations and organizations.

Sweden is currently ranked as the second most innovative country in the world and one of the top producers of unicorns per capita. The country’s role as a leading innovation nation and a role model for an impact-focused industrial and business sector continues to garner global attention. This context creates a strong foundation for The Tech Arena 2024, as it drives cooperation between the industrial sector, tech and business communities to boost the economy, accelerate new sustainable ideas, and implement innovative solutions to drive positive change.

Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell said: “A dynamic environment for research and innovation is key to Sweden’s continued success in international markets. The Government will launch a new strategy for foreign trade, investments, and global competitiveness later this year, with a focus on innovation and research cooperation, among other things. The Tech Arena will offer an excellent forum for increased cooperation and new partnerships, and I look forward to participating.”

A range of tickets are available including Startup, Atendee, Investor, Angel Investor and Executive Passes, starting at €155. To register visit: https://techarena.se/#tickets

Featured speakers include:

● Amit Arora, AI professor, Columbia University
● Romina Pourmokhtari, Swedish Minister for the Environment
● Stina Ehrensvärd, Co-Founder, Yubico
● Jessica Schultz, Partner, Northzone
● Elisabeth Sterner, Head of Nordic region, BlackRock
● Anna Borg, CEO, Vattenfall
● Anko van der Werff, CEO, SAS
● Micael Bydén, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces
● Hanna Stjärne, CEO, SVT
● Johannes Schildt, Founder and CEO and Founder, Kry
● Anabel Diaz Calderon, VP Head of EMEA Mobility, Uber
● Erik Ramanathan, US Ambassador to Sweden
● Rebecka Coutaz, VP General Manager, DICE
● Morten Nyegaard, Head of Nordics, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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