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Swedish Beers



This is a blog about Swedish Beers, an ad-hoc mobile networking event, run by Helen Keegan (aka technokitten) since October 2001. Join us in London, Barcelona, Berlin, San Francisco and New York. Nothing formal, no speakers, no powerpoint, nothing flashy,



Updated: 2016-12-09T14:21:57.008+00:00

 



Swedish Beers London needs YOU!

2016-08-23T21:40:07.774+01:00


I had a lovely conversation earlier with my friends at The Nordic Bar to plot the next London edition of Swedish Beers. I'm a bit overdue a session on home turf having run successful parties in Barcelona and San Francisco earlier this year. So I've decided to crack and get it sorted sooner rather than later.

I have some potential dates available in the next 5 weeks but to make it happen, not only do I need you lovely lot to come along and join the fun, but I also need some lovely sponsors too to pay for the drinks and shenanigans. I already have one sponsor confirmed and am talking to another, but there's certainly room for two or three more to join the merry throng.

Who's up for being lead sponsor or a co-sponsor and help a couple of hundred mobilists mingle, chat and network?

Get in touch if that sounds like you and I can fill you in costs, how it works and the value you get for your money and support.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Skål!



Swedish Beers is heading to San Francisco!

2016-04-12T15:10:36.818+01:00

Well, it's been a while since my last trip Stateside but I'm pleased to be coming back to connect with US friends, old and new. To that end, I'm putting on a Swedish Beers party on Monday 2 May in San Francisco and would love to see you there.If you have a passing interest in mobile technology, like to chew the mobile fat without any frills, formalities, sales pitches or death by PowerPoint, then Swedish Beers is for you!  Date: Monday 2 May 2016Time:6.30pm onwardsWhere: Central San FranciscoPlease RSVP so we have an idea of how many of you are coming. allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="214" hspace="0" marginheight="5" marginwidth="5" scrolling="auto" src="//eventbrite.co.uk/tickets-external?eid=24319016834&ref=etckt" vspace="0" width="100%">Powered by EventbriteAbout our sponsorsJames Tagg, the co-founder of Truphone will be joining us in San Francisco. Truphone is a global mobile network where there aren't roaming costs. Instead, there's one world plan to cover whichever country you're in, one SIM that never needs swapping and wherever you go, you get the same quality coverage as home, with the same customer support. With Truphone, you'll be roaming free. James is also the co-inventor of the LCD touchscreen (amongst other things) and is a published author and authority on Artificial Intelligence.I'm on the lookout for additional sponsors to join Truphone to help the party go with a swing and a venue (I have a couple in mind, but welcome suggestions too) but I wanted to put the word out on the date so you can get it in your diaries and spread the word.I look forward to seeing you on Monday 2nd May!Skål HelenYou may also be interested in the other events I'm organising in the US in Mountain View, New York City and Los Angeles. Please RSVP by clicking on the links below if you'd like to come. They're all free to attend and we'll be looking at the topic of 'When Will Our Smartphones be Smarter Than Us? AI and The Future of Mobile'.[...]



The photos are up.

2016-04-11T15:00:23.172+01:00

A big thank you to everyone who came and chewed the mobile fat with us in February. Thank you to our sponsors, Gavin and his team at Voluum, Nextbit, aql, Vyke, Veoo, Inspiring Interns, Inspiring Search and Joshua PR. We couldn't have done it without their financial and moral support.

Thank you also to our photographers, Erika Arias, Naty Jamiez and Inspiring Search. And a thank you to Alex and his team at Dostrece who did us proud. They even wrote about us on their blog (it's in Spanish). Here are the photos on Flickr and the same set on Facebook - there are a lot this year. So if you haven't seen them already, enjoy!

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We'll be back in Barcelona in 2017, all being well. But in the meantime, we're heading to the USA this May.

There's a Swedish Beers party happening in San Francisco on Mon 2 May, a talk and meet-up about Artificial Intelligence in Mountain View on Tuesday 3 May, another talk and panel discussion, 'When Will Our Smartphones be Smarter than Us?' in New York on Thursday 5 May and another session in Los Angeles about our Smartphones being smarter than us on Monday 9 May.

Do come and join us at the events - they're all free to attend. And get in touch if you'd like to sponsor or partner with us.
Photo credit: Shafiq Mumani - Terra Advisors, http://www.linkedin.com/in/smumani
Posted by Swedish Beers Mobile Networking on Monday, 11 May 2015
This set is from Shafiq Mumani and can also be viewed on Flickr



Swedish Beers in Barcelona #10 on Wednesday 4 March 2015

2015-02-20T13:59:08.081+00:00

From humble beginnings where about 25 of the London Swedish Beers crowd and their friends got together in a bar in Barcelona  to chew the mobile fat during Mobile World Congress to a big annual event celebrating all things mobile. It’s been quite a ride to get here and we’ve not done too shabbily at all to be on the 10th one in Barcelona! I say ‘we’ because the party would be nothing without the sponsors, helpers, staff and attendees. It’s a collective effort! So let’s make that effort again in March to celebrate our 10th anniversary.This year’s party will be on Wednesday 4 March at Dostrece. And sponsorship funds permitting, we will also operate a nearby chill-out lounge as well. Want to talk sponsorship? Then please get in touch with Helen to discuss. Packages available for all budgets. If you’re a start-up, I have a special deal for you to buy a batch of beer tokens without having to shell out for a full sponsorship package. You can buy those online or get in touch for more info.Like our previous events, this is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations, no business cards thrust in your face as soon as you arrive. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, talk nonsense, enjoy a drink or five and have yourself a good time. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please. The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand to welcome you as well as the friendliest bar staff in town. No need to RSVP unless you want to and want a reminder of when and where the party is and to get any updates by email. There’s no official guest list, no tickets and there’s no guaranteed entry. Just come and go as you please. Of course, none of this could happen without our sponsors.Introducing our lead sponsor, KochavaThey're the bees knees when it comes to analytics and mobile attribution. They have some very nifty ways of getting the data you need whilst adhering to all data protection and privacy rules and best practice. They are unbiased and independent and empower advertisers to achieve their mobile media goals. Through mobile device recognition and tracking, the Kochava platform provides precise, real-time analytics that span from initial launch through conversion, optimization and lifetime value (LTV) reporting. They're using a really interesting scientific approach to do all this, so feel free to chat to them about game theory, big data and probability as well as chewing the mobile fat. Oh, and they'll have a big bunch of beer tokens so you know where to go to get your drinks! Find out more on their website http://www.kochava.com/SponsorsWelcome back AQL! If you've been to Swedish Beers in Barcelona before, you may well remember Adam and his crew as they've supported us for several years now. They really know their onions when it comes to voice, SMS and hosting. They've been in the mobile business for a very long time, have the most amazing data centre in a converted church in the North of England and are great fun to boot. Meet the gang to chew the mobile fat, enjoy a few beers and have a good time.You may have met Futurice before at Swedish Beers in Berlin or London. They're a fab creative technology company, with offices in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Finland, have innovation and digital creativity in its DNA. Renowned for building digital services for people to love, they’re equally at home with enterprise software as they are with consumer products. And they’re not just working on websites and online projects; they’re also experienced in electronics and internet of things. Not only that, but they pride themselves on creating a great place for people to work (they were the No 1 company to work for in Europe in 2012 and 2013) which makes for great client services too. These guys are on a mission to work with people who want to build the world’s most awesome digital services. If that sounds like you, then Futurice are the people to meet.&[...]



The pictures are out!

2014-06-18T19:25:06.262+01:00

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I know it’s been a month since we all put the mobile world to rights at the Swedish Beers party in London, but I’ve only just had time to upload the photos for you.

A few thank yous are in order – Firstly to the fabulous sponsors – Open Mobile Media, Inspiring Interns (thank you for bringing the ping pong table and organising Beer Pong. What a hoot!), Futurice and US Tax & Financial Services. Thank you to the venue – The Victoria Park Plaza Hotel – you did a great job for us. And to the volunteers who helped me run the event, especially Shafiq for the photos. Speaking of which…

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They’re also up on Facebook too if that’s your thing.

I don’t yet have a date for the next Swedish Beers. Get in touch if you’d like to sponsor one.

Meanwhile, you might be interested in one of Cooladata’s upcoming events in London, Amsterdam and New York talking about behavioural analytics. There’s a webinar too for those of you who can’t meet in person. OK, so it’s not a beer and chat type event, but for those of you interested in monetising mobile (that’s most of you, isn’t it?), it may well be of interest. More info here.




Who will you meet on Monday night?

2014-05-14T13:15:52.500+01:00

src="http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=http://swedishbeers.blogspot.com/2014/05/who-will-you-meet-on-monday-night.html" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; width:450px; height:80px">It’s just a few days until the next London edition of Swedish Beers and I expect you be wondering who is paying for all the beer. I’m pleased to announce our sponsor line-up. They are ready and waiting for you to join the merry throng, have a chat about all things mobile, or the weather, whatever suits and to enjoy a beverage or two. We’ll have wine, beer and soft drinks available. Our lead sponsor, once again, is Open Mobile Media. They’re hosting us at this year’s Open Mobile Summit London. You’ll meet Precksha, Manni, Ruthana, Ina and the team. They’re all lovely and they’ve all been working incredibly hard to put the conference together. I’m pleased to be chairing one of the sessions too. They’ll have the biggest batch of beer tokens and I know they’ll want to meet as many of you as possible to find out your thoughts on all things mobile and where it’s heading. If you haven’t got your ticket already, I have an *exclusive* discount code for Swedish Beers and Heroes of Mobile readers and attendees. You’ll get £500 discount on a gold or silver pass. Use code 2515Swedish on the registration form. Next up, we have Futurice. They kindly supported Swedish Beers in Berlin this time last year. Futurice is a software design and development consultancy based in Finland, Germany and the UK. They believe in an open culture that fosters happy, motivated people. And they’re a very friendly bunch. They even have their own Futurice beer! Sampo and his team will be on hand to talk mobile with you. They have tons of experience and some very cool projects they’ve worked on so I know you’ll enjoy chatting to them. Joining the sponsorship roster are newcomers to Swedish Beers, US Tax & Financial Services. Join Nora, Sitara, and Fran from US Tax & Financial Services. They provide advice, guidance, planning and compliance services for individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts and estates for anyone subjected to the US tax system, wherever they may be in the world. If you're already doing business in the US or are planning to set up an office there, these guys can help you navigate the complexities of the tax system there and also the complexities of additional compliance and regulations. Avoid those penalties and talk to these guys. You'll also find they have more than a passing interest in mobile and technology and are very pleased to be supporting this edition of Swedish Beers. And last but by no means least, we have inspiringinterns (internships and graduate recruitment) and inspiringsearch (digital recruitment and headhunting). If you’re a regular at Swedish Beers, you’re bound to have met one or more of the team already. Charlie and Benedict were on the door for our Barcelona party, CEO, Ben, has been attending Swedish Beers since they started back in 2001 and they’ve sponsored many times over the years. The team have been recruiting for the mobile industry for many years and are very knowledgeable and approachable. If you haven’t signed up already, you can still do that over on Eventbrite or add yourself on Facebook. Doors will open at 6.30pm and we’ll be there for as long as people want to hang out. Skål Helen [...]



In case you haven't seen the photos from Barcelona already....

2014-05-01T15:04:26.818+01:00

I've collated them into a handy slideshow format for you which you can see below. (object) (embed)

If Facebook is more your thing when it comes to photos, then you can also see them on there where you can tag yourself and your friends.

Don't forget to enter the competition to win tickets for Open Mobile Summit in London. I've extended the closing date to 23:59 on Tuesday 6 May 2014 for you. The form to complete is here and it is free to enter.

And finally, Swedish Beers is back in London on Monday 19th May (RSVP here). I'm on the lookout for a couple more sponsors to join the Open Mobile Summit crew, so if that sounds like you, please get in touch. You'll make lots of people happy by providing them with more drinks and opportunity to chat!

Skål!



Registration now open for Swedish Beers London!

2014-04-22T17:18:48.297+01:00

src="http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=http://swedishbeers.blogspot.com/2014/04/registration-now-open-for-swedish-beers.html" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; width:450px; height:80px">Hurrah! Your favourite mobile networking party is back in London to bring you more beer and more chat! You’ll find the party at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel from 6.30pm onwards on Monday 19th May. The first sponsor is confirmed - that's our friends at Open Mobile Summit. You may have met them at the Barcelona party in February as they had a lot of beer tokens! They enjoyed meeting you so much that they're sponsoring the party again and that means we have a new, bigger location. We're going to be at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel and the delegates at the Open Mobile Summit will be joining us too so there'll be a good mix of familiar faces and new friends. Don't worry, the party is still free to attend, it just means we have more room, and with a bit of luck, more beer too. You can sponsor too! I'm looking for more sponsors so talk to your FD, your CEO or whoever holds the budget and see if you can't join in the fun too on 19th May. Just like Barcelona, I'm offering some Start-Up specials as well and if you really fancy splashing the cash, there are combined Open Mobile Summit & Swedish Beers sponsorship packages. Get in touch with me to find out more. Like our previous events, this is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations, no business cards thrust in your face as soon as you arrive. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, talk nonsense, enjoy a drink or five and have yourself a good time. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please. The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand to welcome you and the lovely people at Open Mobile Summit and the Victoria Park Plaza have promised to look after us well. No need to RSVP unless you want to. There's no guest list, no tickets and there's no guaranteed entry. Just come and go as you please. I've checked the Wi-Fi and it works and even though we're one floor down, the mobile signal seems to be good too so you'll be able to demo your latest mobile thing whilst enjoying your beer and a chat. We'll have the usual beer tokens and if they run out, we'll revert to a pay bar. There is a smoking area to the left of the main entrance of the hotel and is well signposted. So let me introduce our first sponsors.... Open Mobile Media I’m  delighted to welcome Open Mobile Media again to sponsor the London edition of Swedish Beers. As part of their sponsorship, they're giving away 10 Gold Passes to their upcoming Open Mobile Summit. It's free to enter the competition and the closing date is 23:59 on Thursday 1 May 2014. More information over on the Swedish Beers blog and click here to fill in the entry form. You don’t have to register, but if you do, you’ll get a handy email reminder of the time, date and location. And it will also give me an idea of how many are coming and keep our sponsors happy. height="292" marginheight="5" src="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/tickets-external?eid=11385685893&ref=etckt" frameborder="0" width="100%" allowtransparency="allowtransparency" marginwidth="5"> Online Ticketing for Swedish Beers - the London edition, May 2014 powered by Eventbrite Looking forward to catching up with you all Skål Helen Like Swedish Beers on Facebook http://facebook.com/swedishbeers or follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/swedishbeers Please note, your registration details will be shared with all sponsors. [...]



Win a Gold Pass (worth £1895) to Open Mobile Summit London!

2014-04-22T15:48:21.170+01:00

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(image) Yes, that’s right. Heroes of Mobile, Swedish Beers and Open Mobile Summit have teamed up to offer you the chance to win one of ten Gold passes to this year’s Open Mobile Summit London which is happening on 19-20 May 2014 at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel in London.

The Open Mobile Summit London puts the consumer experience of mobile first. This event brings the entire mobile ecosystem together to discuss how to fuse content, context and user behaviour to create ultimate user experiences and maximise engagement.

Take a look at the topics and speakers who will bring their vision and leadership to this year's Summit. Some of the biggest consumer brands and their partners will share how they are integrating a consumer friendly mobile experience as 'mobile first' dominates strategies across the globe! There will be a mix of keynotes and panel discussions, plenty of time for networking and an exhibition as well, there will be plenty for you to get stuck into. There are also four tracks running simultaneously covering Mobile Advertising & Commerce, The Mobile Mindshift, Wireless Tech & Lifestyle Services, and It’s a World of Apps and Games.

The Gold Pass includes:

* 2 day conference pass
* Access to presentation slides (excluding panel discussions)
* Access to the Online Networking Centre pre and post conference
* Full audio recordings of all 40+ conference sessions (including panel discussions)
* Official Open Mobile Summit 2014 Briefing (incl. concise event overview, summary and analysis of key themes and trends, plus results of live industry survey)

NORMAL PASS PRICES:
Gold Pass:          £1895 + VAT 
Silver Pass:         £1895 + VAT
One-day Pass:    £795 + VAT

More information about the event here: http://www.openmobilemedia.com/london/ 

The competition runs from 15:30 BST on Tuesday 22 April 2014 to 23:59 BST on Thursday 1 May 2014. The competition is open to entrants over the 18 who are able to attend the conference in London. All competition winners will have to arrange their own transport and accommodation if needed. The prize is for 1 (one) of 10 (ten) Gold passes and will be chosen at random from all the entries. Winners will be notified by email or telephone.

To enter, please fill in this simple form.

Good luck!




Save the date! Monday 19 May for Swedish Beers London

2014-04-11T11:44:24.726+01:00

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(image) I'm delighted to announce that Swedish Beers will be back in London on Monday 19th May 2014. Please put the date in your diary now! The first sponsor is Open Mobile Media.

The OMM team had such a great time in Barcelona because you made them feel so welcome and they met so many interesting people that they are getting involved once more, this time in London. The party will run alongside this year's Open Mobile Media London conference. Stay tuned for more info on our partnership and a ticket deal coming your way in the next few days.

I'll be updating you all shortly with the details and if you're interested in getting involved as a sponsor or start-up supporter, please get in touch. There are combined packages available if you'd like to get involved with Open Mobile Media as well. Skål!  




Welcoming Open Mobile Media as our lead sponsor

2014-02-21T12:48:53.159+00:00

Lead festival sponsor: Open Mobile MediaI’m delighted to welcome Open Mobile Media as the festival’s lead sponsor this year. It’s their first time in Barcelona and they’re very excited to be joining the fun. They connect the most influential and the most innovative companies and individuals in the converging mobile, internet, media, advertising, electronics and commerce markets. They deliver news, insights and C-level events to help executives and businesses who are part of the mobile ecosystem succeed and expand.They’re a seriously friendly bunch and the whole team are heading to Barcelona to scope out interesting people for their upcoming events in London and San Francisco as well as getting the lowdown on what’s happening in the industry from the people who matter – i.e. You! You’ll be able to mix and mingle with them at Swedish Beers. It’s well worth looking them up there as they’re the ones with the most beer tokens and I hope you give them a warm welcome on the night.Skål![...]



Announcing aql and Adjust

2014-02-17T15:58:13.234+00:00

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Swedish Beers–Barcelona Edition 2014 are Go!

2014-02-25T16:14:24.184+00:00

Oh my goodness, doesn't time fly? Here we are again in February which means only one thing - it's time for Swedish Beers! It’s all systems go for Mobile World Congress and Heroes of the Mobile Fringe. And as part of that, your favourite networking party is back to bring you more beer and more chat.We do have some lovely sponsors lined up for you but there's room for one or two more if you fancy getting involved. Get in touch with Helen to discuss. There are a couple of start-up special deals available.Like our previous events, this is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations, no business cards thrust in your face as soon as you arrive. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, talk nonsense, enjoy a drink or three and have yourself a good time. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please. The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand to welcome you as well as the friendliest bar staff in town.No need to RSVP unless you want to. There's no guest list, no tickets and there's no guaranteed entry. Just come and go as you please. If you do register, it does mean that you can add the event to your calendar and search for it in your email and easily share with friends. Fill in the form below or go direct to the eventbrite page. allowtransparency="allowtransparency" frameborder="0" height="214" marginheight="5" marginwidth="5" src="http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/tickets-external?eid=10293037753&ref=etckt&v=2" width="100%"> Online event registration for Swedish Beers - the Barcelona edition, 2014 powered by EventbriteIt is likely to get a bit busy at times. But don't worry, people will be coming in and out all evening. That’s kind of the point as we know there’s always a lot going on and you might want to check out more than one party. If it's very busy, there's no need to queue to get in. Just check out one of the other bars nearby and come back a little later when it's a bit less frantic.There is a small cloakroom area at the bar, but it's not secure so leave the laptops in your hotel room or apartment where they will be safe and won't get in anyone's way.The venue is our favourite haunt with the friendliest bar staff in town, Dos Trece -http://dostrece.net/ We'll be open from 7pm through until the early hours.So let me introduce our sponsors....Lead sponsor: Open Mobile MediaI’m delighted to welcome Open Mobile Media as the festival’s lead sponsor this year. It’s their first time in Barcelona and they’re very excited to be joining the fun. They connect the most influential and the most innovative companies and individuals in the converging mobile, internet, media, advertising, electronics and commerce markets. They deliver news, insights and C-level events to help executives and businesses who are part of the mobile ecosystem succeed and expand.They’re a seriously friendly bunch and the whole team are heading to Barcelona to scope out interesting people for their upcoming events in London and San Francisco as well as getting the lowdown on what’s happening in the industry from the people who matter – i.e. You! You’ll be able to mix and mingle with them at Swedish Beers. It’s well worth looking them up there as they’re the ones with the most beer tokens!Sponsors and SupportersAQL is sponsoring us once again. Adam and his team will be on hand to chew the fat with you and generally make sure you have a lovely time. If you want to talk tech, then aql can do that, whether that’s hosting mobile apps, telecoms protocols, wifi rollouts, SMS routing and much more besides. And they will have a whole bunch of beer tokens to share.You may remember Adeven f[...]



Planning ahead

2013-09-02T11:24:34.324+01:00

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Just a quick note to let you all know that I haven’t forgotten you. There were a bunch of lovely Swedish Beers parties earlier in the year and now it’s time to plan the next lot for the next few months. If you’re up for sponsoring and getting involved, then please get in touch. The cities I’d like to cover in the next few months are:

London (October or November ideally)

Berlin

Leeds

Manchester

Barcelona (February 2014)

San Francisco

New York

Philadelphia

Singapore

Stockholm (yes, I think it’s time we actually had a Swedish Beers in, you know, Sweden!)

But there may be other cities that are ripe for a Swedish Beers party, so do let me know.

You can get in touch with me (Helen) by email

Skål!

 

 

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BYOD time tonight at Swedish Beers, LDN

2013-06-13T16:12:29.179+01:00

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(image) Yes, Swedish Beers is happening tonight in London Town and it looks like it will be a good one. The theme of the night is BYOD. It's an acronym that has been running through the mobile industry recently, especially amongst enterprises. What's that you say? BYOD - Buy your own drinks. Not to be confused with Bring your own device... Yes, it's a buy your own drinks night tonight, but don't let that put you off. The Nordic Bar are looking forward to welcoming you and there'll be a good crowd there with friendly faces and mobile banter. I hear tell that it's also 2 for 1 on cocktails. I know what I'll be having later :)

(image) Never fear though. There will be a few beer tokens lurking on the night. If you speak nicely to the Mobile Marketing Magazine guys, they will have a few tokens for the early birds. And they'll also have the latest issue of the magazine to give away which includes columns by Mobile Hero, Russell Buckley and our very own Helen Keegan. 

(image) You may also find that there are a few beer tokens courtesy of our friends at the Payforit Summit. It's a new Heroes of Mobile partner event (you can find out about it here) and they've given Helen a bit of cash to buy a few rounds. So you may be able to blag a free drink yet... Looking forward to seeing you tonight.

Skål




So good we had to do it thrice

2013-04-29T23:27:02.479+01:00

src="http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=http://swedishbeers.blogspot.com/2013/04/so-good-we-had-to-do-it-thrice.html" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; width:450px; height:80px">Swedish Beers parties galore klaxon alert! Well, they say you can have too much of a good thing, but I’m not so sure when it comes to Swedish Beers! We have Swedish Beers coming to three cities near you in the next few weeks so come on down and join the fun, hang with other people with a passing interest in mobile and enjoy a relaxing evening chewing the fat and putting the mobile world to rights. New York – 2 May 2013 First up, it’s a last-minute jaunt to the Big Apple. Helen will be there on Thursday 2 May with Lubna, Grace, Becky and Petra lending a hand to ensure you have a good time. Antony and Jerome from Ribot will be sponsoring the first few beers but there’s room for another sponsor if you’re up for it. It’s free to attend and we’d love to see you. More info and RSVP here http://mobileheroes.net/events/event/swedish-beers-hits-the-big-apple/ Berlin – 15 May 2013 Next we’re off to Berlin to take in the culture, enjoy a panel discussion, check out some new mobile start-ups and then finish the day with some cheer from Swedish Beers and our friends at Adeven. Again, we’d love to see another sponsor or two benefit from getting involved (get in touch here) but in the meantime, do join Helen, Russell and Kristina for some Swedish, (well probably German), Beers. More info and RSVP here  http://mobileheroes.net/events/event/swedish-beers-on-tour-in-berlin/ London – 13 June 2013 And it wouldn’t be the Summer if we didn’t have a Swedish Beers bash in our home city of London Town. All we’ve done is reserve the date at our favourite London watering hole, The Nordic Bar, and we’re ready and waiting to get sponsors on board. Helen’s talking to a few already but get in touch if you’d like to join the fun. We just wanted to make sure you had the date saved so we can have a blowout party…. More info and RSVP here: http://mobileheroes.net/events/event/swedish-beers-is-it-summer-yet-party/ Sponsorship and time permitting, we’ll be visiting more cities from Leeds to San Francisco. If you’d like to see Swedish Beers happening in your city and can help make that happen, then let Helen know. If you’re coming to one of the parties, please bring a business card with you to get your first beer token. Sponsors will have the rest of the tokens so you’ll need to get chatting with them to get your hands on more. There should be enough to go around! So spread the word, and come on down for a fun evening with friends old and new. You don’t have to be a mobile expert to join us. All welcome with a passing interest in mobile technology and a cheery disposition! Skål [...]



Check out our Sponsors for Swedish Beers BCN2013

2013-02-16T12:29:03.608+00:00

Well it seems like only yesterday when we threw open our Swedish Beers doors to the onslaught of 2012’s Barcelona event. There was a queue going round the block, Policemen dropping by and too much fun had by all! So buckle up, get ready and roll up your drinking sleeves (soft drinks also available!) for the next episode planned for Wednesday 27th @ 7pm.Swedish Beers are proud to announce their stellar line up of fantastic supporters. You know you will be greeted with warm hearts and cold beers at our usual, much loved home Dos Trece. So come and chew the mobile fat with the who’s who in the mobile industry. Let us introduce you...Our lead sponsor once again is Millennial Media. And if you haven't met them already, they're specialists in premium mobile advertising and have a mobile advertising and data platform. They're a super-friendly bunch and are very knowledgeable too. And as lead sponsor, yet again! we’re thrilled to have them back. They'll obviously have the most beer tokens too. Look out for Gavin, Stephen and the rest of the team. http://millennialmedia.com/ Next is the wonderful loyalty experts Aimia, who understand customers like no-one else. They have built a business from the ground up through growing a single frequent-flyer program into a global leader in loyalty management offering a full suite of services. The lovely Katie Lips will be on hand with her crew and would love to chat mobile loyalty, mobile marketing, key trends and even geek out over a device or too. http://aimia.com/AQL are the legends for taking their clients existing business and integrating fantastic mobile messaging and voice communications solutions efficiently. They own all their own datacenters and networks making sure that all of their solutions are robust and rock solid. They're also big fans of Swedish Beers and are back again to sponsor the party. Come and check them out and meet with Adam and Team AQL. http://aql.comPearson are up next and you all know this well-known name in publishing through titles including FT.com and Penguin books. They also have an extremely successful educational division that is growing exponentially. Come and meet the wonderful Tom, Diane and some of the innovation team. Adeven are the real time data experts with solutions that are based in a deep understanding of what is required to deliver a robust analysis – all in real time. There's not much they don't know about how mobile advertising is working. Come and learn more about what they provide in an understandable way with the team.Last, but by no means least, come and check out Apadmi who build amazing mobile apps for the likes of the BBC and other heavy hitters. They provide innovative and cost-effective integrated mobile applications and solutions through a long-standing expertise across multiple mobile platforms. Come and meet Nick Black and Adam Fleming, the original founders and find out more about their cracking company and chew the fat with them over a beer or three.Like our previous events, this is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations, no business cards thrust in your face as soon as you arrive. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, talk nonsense, enjoy a drink or five and have yourself a good time. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please.The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand - Helen, Jenny, Russell and the crew - as well as the friendliest bar staff in town are all waiting to welcome you. No need to RSVP unless you want to. There's no guest list, no tickets and there's no guaranteed entry. J[...]



Swedish Beers–Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Edition, BCN 2013

2013-02-04T14:33:50.590+00:00

frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=http://swedishbeers.blogspot.com/2013/02/swedish-beersheroes-of-mobile-fringe.html" style="border: none; height: 80px; width: 450px;">Oh my goodness, doesn't time fly? Here we are again in February which means only one thing - it's time for Swedish Beers! It’s all systems go for Mobile World Congress and Heroes of the Mobile Fringe, and as part of that, your favourite networking party of the week is back to bring you more beer and more chat.We do have some lovely sponsors lined up for you and we’ll be telling you about them shortly but there's room for one or two more if you fancy getting involved. Get in touch with Helen to discuss.Like our previous events, this is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations, no business cards thrust in your face as soon as you arrive. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, talk nonsense, enjoy a drink or five and have yourself a good time. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please. The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand – Helen, Jenny, Russell and the crew - as well as the friendliest bar staff in town are all waiting to welcome you.No need to RSVP unless you want to. There's no guest list, no tickets and there's no guaranteed entry. Just come and go as you please.It is likely to get a bit busy at times. But don't worry, people will be coming in and out all evening. That’s kind of the point as we know there’s always a lot going on and you might want to check out more than one party. If it's very busy, there's no need to queue to get in. Just check out one of the other bars nearby and come back a little later when it's a bit less frantic.Venue is our favourite haunt with the friendliest bar staff in town, Dos Trece -http://dostrece.net/ We'll be open from 7pm through until the early hours on Wednesday 27 February 2013.See you in Barcelona!SkålHelen, Jen and the Swedish Beers crewThis is a Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival Event http://mobileheroes.net/Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitterhttp://swedishbeers.org/Please note RSVP’ing on eventbrite or Facebook does not guarantee you entry. It’ll just help you keep track of the venue, timings and other relevant details of the event and you’ll get an automatic reminder of the event by email from eventbrite registrations. allowtransparency="allowtransparency" frameborder="0" height="215" marginheight="5" marginwidth="5" src="http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/tickets-external?eid=5425812752&ref=etckt&v=2" width="100%"> Event registration for Swedish Beers, Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Edition, BCN 2013 powered by Eventbrite[...]