Lauren Swartz, the City of Philadelphia

Lauren Swartz is the Senior Director of International Business for the City of Philadelphia. Originally from Minnesota, Lauren spent three years in Copenhagen for studies and work before she moved to Philadelphia in 2005. Lauren is attending Stockholm Tech Week at the beginning of September to promote the city of […]

Food, life and conversations around the kitchen table

Fellow Philadelphian and Swede Amy von Sydow Green’s latest book Systrarna von Sydow, maten, livet och samtalen runt köksbordet, that she has written together with her sister Ebba Kleberg and mother Helen von Sydow, gives us more than 50 flavourful recipes for any occasion mixed with smart and personal tips on […]

For music lovers in Sweden and Philadelphia

Summertime is the time for music festivals and concerts! Let’s extend the summer with some great concerts! We have listed some of the best concerts in Philadelphia and Sweden in September. Philadelphia September 6th Brandi Carlile Location: The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia, PA. Time: 6PM September 10th Of […]

Looking for a low-cost flight to Europe? Look elsewhere!

The low-cost airline Norwegian Air has cancelled 25% of their U.S winter flights to Europe. Norwegian Air has been operating since 1993 and is a fast-growing European carrier. Norwegian is currently flying to 19 different locations in the US, but that is about to change. Norwegian Air recently announced that they […]

Beginners guide to Philadelphian

Moving to Philadelphia can be confusing. Even if English is your first language it might be hard to understand the native Philadelphians sometimes. If English is not your first language, it’s might at times be impossible to understand what the Philadelphians mean. Since we know all about moving here with […]

Heatwave vs. Coldest summer in 40 years

While there is an excessive heat warning in Philadelphia this week, Sweden is right now experiencing the coldest July in 40 years.  Keeping it cool in Philadelphia is near to impossible, with extreme humidity and temperatures as high as 110F (43C) in the afternoons we are really appreciating the AC […]


On June 9th, Philadelphia lit up in all the colors of the rainbow for the annual Pride parade. The first official pride parade in Philly was organized in the 1980s and is now attracting over 25,000 people each year. This year, Pride is particularly meaningful around the world because 2019 […]

Our new offices: 1776

This spring, SACC Philadelphia moved to new locations in City Center and we are now a part of the 1776 startup ecosystem. We share office space with the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce and a couple of other very exciting startups. In order to learn more about this place we […]