“Our company members are very agile. In order to always be quick-footed and flexible, good and relevant education is required – and the need in this time of rapid change is great. We are therefore extremely proud of our scholarship fund, which this year distributes SEK 70,000 to three exciting entrepreneurs in three different industries; fashion, shoes and interior design,” says Helena Waker, CEO of Trade Partners Sweden, in a comment.
The scholarships were awarded in connection with Trade Partners Sweden’s autumn meeting at Downtown Camper in Stockholm on November 17, 2022. Read more about the scholarship recipients and what they plan to use the scholarship for below.
Camilla Wallin, MiLLE W NORDISK DESIGN AB
MIILLE W NORDISK DESIGN AB creates sustainable interiors in recycled leather, which make a difference in everyday life and for the future. The products are designed and manufactured in Sweden.
“I am incredibly honored and proud that you have chosen me and my company as the recipient of the Trade Partners Sweden scholarship, I am so grateful and happy. I want to use the scholarship to train myself in SEO and digital marketing, to strengthen my brand in and outside of Sweden,” says Camilla Wallin about receiving the scholarship.
Joel Robling, AB GW Greiff & Tuxer
AB GW Greiff & CO has been present in Asia, mainly China, since the 1950s and since 1991 they have been marketing the Tuxer brand. They develop clothes for an active lifestyle, both functional clothes that can withstand tough conditions and clothes for more everyday adventures.
“I am extremely proud and grateful to receive this scholarship from Trade Partners Sweden. It will help me a lot now that I am about to complete my studies at the Stockholm School of Economics, with an exchange semester at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,” says Joel Robling about the scholarship.
Maria Svanberg, SolJan Agenturer
SolJan Agenturer AB is a relatively new agency that was established in 2020. Despite the fact that the company is relatively new, Maria has a long experience in the shoe industry in Sweden. The agency includes brands such as Tamaris COMFORT, Jana SOFT LINE & s.Oliver Shoes. SolJan Agenturer has a motto that reads: “Offer the right shoe for the right foot, at the right time and at the right price”.
“Having one’s work recognized through Trade Partners Sweden’s scholarship feels incredibly fun, inspiring and exciting. It helps to give a belief in the future and motivate to continue working forward, not to stagnate in the old but to find new ways that promote trade, both physical and digital. To find a mix that unites both platforms,” says Maria Svanberg about the scholarship received.
About Association of Trade Partners Sweden
The Association of Trade Partners Sweden was founded in 1914 and has over 100 years of experience in international trade. Trade Partners Sweden is a modern international business network that takes trade very seriously. Among our members are agents, distributors, importers or suppliers who are active in a number of different industries. For example, fashion, furniture & interior design, food & drink, and industry.
Head of Communication & Marketing, Trade Partners Sweden
In the picture: Camilla Wallin, Joel Robling och Maria Svanberg