I was very pleased to have the President and CEO Alf Göransson as keynote speaker at the Industrial Forum. Securitas AB is one of the largest security services companies in the world and employs more than 300 000 people in some 60 countries. Securitas is now the largest Swedish company in the UK with 15,500 employees. It was very interesting to learn more about the challenges and opportunities that face the security services industry. There were many questions from the Swedish business community attending the event.
The Industrial Forum, which the embassy runs in collaboration with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, is a lecture series that has been running since the 1990s. It has been a very successful format for senior business leaders to meet and exchange views. Guest speakers in recent years have included Cristina Stenbeck, Jens Henriksson, Viveca Ax:son Johnson, Niclas Zennström, Börje Ekholm, John Cridland and Ronnie Leten.