SNS Tylösand Summit

Since 1948 SNS – Centre for Business and Policy Studies has invited about 200 chief executive officers, leading academic researchers, politicians from the government and the parliamentary opposition, top civil servants and union leaders to an annual conference in Tylösand, Sweden.
The invitation-only, one day long conference is an important meeting platform for discussions about key issues for today’s society. The meeting is held under the Chatham House Rule and is not open to media.

SNS Tylösand Summit 2016:
An Age of Insecurity – Economic and Political Risks

This year’s Tylösand Summit was about new global security challenges and how they affect the world economy, the European Union, business and society.

Several global challenges now faces Sweden: increased Russian military activity, the development in the Middle East, the refugee and migration crisis, the terrorist attacks in Europe and an increasingly divided Europe.

We gathered business leaders with experience of managing geopolitical risks, economists, and leading political commentators. Among others Joe Kaeser, global CEO Siemens, Carl-Henric Svanberg, chairman of BP, Margaret MacMillan, professor of international history at the University of Oxford, and Franklin Allen, executive director of the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College London.

The summit was moderated by Nik Gowing, long-standing news anchor of BBC World News.


SNS Tylösand Summit 2015

Digital Technology – Reshaping Business and Society

The theme of this year’s Summit was about the fast-moving technological development and how it affects companies, people and societies. We invited some of the best experts in their respective fields, including David Autor, Professor at MIT, who has done leading work on how technological change affects the labour market, productivity and skill demand, Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company and Sadie Creese, Cyber Security advisor to the UK Government.

The summit was moderated by Nik Gowing, international broadcaster and for many years the main presenter at BBC World News.

Foreign speakers at conferences

  • David Autor, professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2015)
  • Sadie Creese, professor, Oxford (2015)
  • Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company (2015)
  • Susan C. Schwab, professor, University of Maryland (2014)
  • Alan B.Krueger, professor, Princeton University (2014)
  • Richard Baldwin, professor, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Genève (2013)
  • Catherine L. Mann, professor, International Business School, Brandeis University (2013)
  • Richard Dobbs, head of McKinsey Global Institute and Fellow at Saïd Business School,
  • University of Oxford (2013)
  • Bernard Hoekman, professor at European University Institute Florens (2013)
  • Zeinab Badawi, presenter of BBC World News Today (2012)
  • Barry Eichengreen, professor, University of California, Berkeley (2012, 2014)
  • Suzanne Berger, professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012)
  • Richard McGregor, Financial Times Washington correspondent (2011)
  • Linda Yueh, director, the China Growth Centre, University of Oxford (2011)
  • Franklin Allen, professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2011)
  • Hélén Rey, professor, London Business School (2010)
  • Kenneth Rogoff, professor, Harvard University (2010)
  • Charles Goodhart, professor, London School of Economics (2010)
  • Robert C. Stowe, professor, Harvard University Environmental Economics Program (2009)
  • Franck Petitgas, Head of Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley (2008)
  • Michael C. Jensen, professor, Harvard Business School (2008)
  • Peter Butler, chief executive, Governance for Owners (2008)
  • John Peet, Europe editor, The Economist (2007)
  • Paavo Lipponen, former prime minister of Finland (2007)
  • Richard Green, professor, University of Birmingham (2006)
  • Ranjit Pandit, managing director, McKinsey & Company, India (2006)
  • Madis Üürike, former finance minister in Estland (2005)

Earlier themes

  • The United States and its role in the world (2014)
  • Competitiveness in a New Global Economy (2013)
  • The future of Europe (2012)
  • China’s rise as the new super power (2011)
  • The state and the market- new trends in the world economy (2010)
  • Future climate and energy policy (2009)
  • New trends in the owner market (2008)
  • Swedish strategies in a competitive world (2007)
  • Changes in the global energy market (2006)
  • Taxes for growth and employment (2005)

For questions regarding SNS Tylösand Summit

Mia Chennell

Director Program

08-507 025 87