ICA SBA Conference Stockholm, 5-6 April 2017
The annual conference for the International Council on Archives‘ (ICA) Section on Business Archives (SBA) will in 2017 be two: 5-6 April in Stockholm and 4–6 December in Mumbai. Both events cover the Future Role of Business Archives. In Stockholm, we discuss the importance of using true stories for external brand-building communication. In Mumbai, we’ll focus on the internal effects that historical stories can have on management decisions and organizational culture.
The Stockholm-event is arranged by the Centre for Business History in Stockholm:
On the eve of the conference, as you head out for dinner, start with a drink with all other conference participants at the Absolut Atelier on Drottninggatan 4.
What type of home would Absolut have if it was a person, not a vodka? The Absolut Company built this “apartment” to answer that question. Come see how a company’s history can take physical shape – as a home. And have a few drinks too, on the house! (Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic available. Snacks, but no food, served.)
Our thanks to The Absolut Company for sponsoring this pre-conference mingle!
Mats Berglund, 2nd vice President, Stockholm City Council (The Green Party).
On behalf of the City of Stockholm.
Since July 2016, Katherine is the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia and its sister projects. She is a longtime advocate for free and open societies, and an expert in leveraging technology for social impact.
She has lived and worked around the world, leading the introduction of technology and innovation in human rights, good governance, and international development. She was a founding member of the UNICEF Innovation team and has worked with the National Democratic Institute, the World Bank, and Access Now on programs supporting innovative technologies for democratic participation, civic engagement, youth entrepreneurship, open government, and human rights.
Katherine is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Human Rights, a fellow at the Truman National Security Project, a member of the advisory board of the Open Technology Fund and a trustee of the Project for the Study of the 21st Century. She lives in San Francisco.
(Photo by VGrigas (WMF) CC BY-SA 3.0)
The world of business archives develops over time. Looking back, we’ve made progress but some challenges and trends stay the same. So looking forward, what do we expect the challenges in the years ahead to be? We will workshop in beehives and compare notes with each other.
The 2015 ICA SBA conference was held in Milan. The proceedings from that conference has now been gathered and published in a book.
All conference participants are welcome to mingle, eat and drink at the Volvo Showroom in Kungsträdgården, a ten-minute walk from the conference venue.
The Volvo Showroom shows both the past and future of Volvo cars. Enjoy the restored veteran Volvo cars – and explore the brand new releases.
Our thanks to Volvo for sponsoring this evening.
Ben Wubs, Erasmus School of History, Culture & Communication in Rotterdam.
Associate professor at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and Project Professor at the Graduate School of Economics Kyoto University. Ben Wubs is engaged in research projects related to multinationals, business systems, transnational economic regions, Dutch-German economic relations, and fashion industry.
Cai Yingfang, Section of Business Archives, The State Archives Administration of China.
About Chinese Business Archives in the Big Data Age. With an introduction to Chinese archives management system.
Anna Scudellari, consultant at the Martini & Rossi Historical Archive and member of the Bacardi Archive Team, will speak about heritage as a source of authenticity, inspiration and communication for the MARTINI Brand. She will illustrate with some examples as well as present the museums at the MARTINI Brand Home. These archives have also been bestowed the public recognition of “Great Historical Interest” in Italy. She will also stress the importance of being part of archive networks, for both scientific support and increase in visibility.
Tracy Lauer, Historian & “Chief Storyteller” Budweiser (Anheuser-Busch)
Tracy Lauer, historian and manager of archives at Anheuser-Busch in St Louis, USA, talks about the brewery giant’s use of historical material. And how her boss told her to put “Chief Storyteller” on her business card.
Samantha Bradbeer, Hallmark Archives
Samantha Bradbeer, historian at Hallmark, the global greeting card giant from Kansas City, USA, talks about how corporate history helps keep the brand relevant in today’s digital age.
// Newsclip: Inside the Archives of Hallmark (ABC News, 22 Dec 2016)
// Industry history: “How the humble greeting card continues to thrive in the digital age” (Quartz, 23 Dec 2016)
Free. (Priority given to SBA members if seats fill up.)