Guests of honour were the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, as well as 400 invited guests from Swedish-German business. Barbara Eicher, Managing Director of Minelco GmbH, was there to receive the prize. Lars Vikström participated as a representative for Minelco AB and LKAB.
The Export Prize is awarded to a Swedish company that has demonstrated great success in exports in recent years with good results in Germany. The motivation for the prize is successful sales of industrial minerals, especially Magnetite products, in the German market.
The Swedish Export Prize has been awarded since 2003 by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany and the Swedish Trade Council in co-operation with the Swedish Embassy. Previous winners have been Vattenfall, Securitas, and Hästans Sängar, to name a few