In spirit of furthering Swedish- American relations, SACC-LA presents the Eliason Merit Award – an exclusive annual red carpet event – to individuals who have contributed to strengthening the relations between the United States and Sweden in the areas of commerce, culture, science and arts.
The award has been named in honor of the late Sven A Eliason, who through his great contributions to many Swedish- American causes exemplified the requirements for this award. Bengt S Olin the founder of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles initiated the The Eliason Merit Award in 1988. Previous recipients include Tove Lo (Artist), Steve Angello (DJ and record producer), Dolph Lundgren (Actor), Joel Kinnaman (Actor), Per Hallberg (Sound editor & three-time Academy Award winner), Pia Sundhage (Head Coach of USA’s National Soccer Team and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist) and Maud Adams (Actress).
Eliason Merit Award 2016
Fashion designer and entrepreneur Anine Bing received the prestigious Eliason Merit Award (EMA) in Los Angeles, CA on March 22nd 2017. She received the award for her ability to successfully raise Sweden’s profile within the fashion industry and significantly contributing to strengthening Swedish-American relations.
EMA2016 took place at Jonathan Beach Club, a private members club located on the shores of Santa Monica with panoramic views of the pacific ocean. The evening included a red carpet arrival and an intimate Ceremonial Dinner followed by an exclusive VIP Reception with Live Performances by “Riot Child” and “Bloke & Bird” in the award winners honor.
Eliason Merit Award 2016 Partners
Eliason Merit Award 2016 Sponsors
Eliason Merit Award 2016 Performers
Photos by Maria Tornberg & Daniel Bax
Eliason Merit Award Winner 2013 – Steve Angello. Check out his real on Vimeo. Video Made by Rebels Studios Production.
Eliason Merit Award Winner 2014 Joel Kinnaman receiving the award on stage
The whole dancefloor was moving when Timbuktu and Damn! performed at the Victorian on Eliason Merit Award 2014
Eliason Merit Award Winner 2013 Steve Angello receiving the award on stage
Gudrun Giddings, Dolph Lundgren and Kim H. Swartz. Dolph Lundgren received the Eliason Merit Award 2012.
Per Hallberg (three-time Academy Award-winning sound supervisor) received the Entertainment Award at Eliason Merit Award 2011.
W Hollywood Hotel Rooftop, Eliason 2013
Taber Schroeder, Jonas Hallberg and Mini Andén
The Eliason Merit Award After Party always attracts a lot of people!
Moods of Norway, Swedish actress Katia Winter among others enjoying the dinner at Eliason 2012
Rebecca & Fiona in action
Third Party’s bombastic performance
Swedish inspired hors d’oeuvres during Eliason 2013
A happy Award Winner and Birthday Boy ready to dig in on the birthday cake, Eliason 2013
The Swedish movie stars Maud Adams (Eliason Merit Award Winner 2003) and Malin Åkerman mingled at Eliason Merit Award 2010.
Some of the articles about Eliason Merit Award 2015 in:
- Music Connection
- Bad Taste Empire
- SweCal Magazine
Check out what some of the articles about Eliason 2013:
- The Hollywood Reporter
- 360 Magazine
- Isabel Adrian’s Blog
- Los Angeles Fashion
- Stockholm Beat Connect
- Bad Taste Empire
Interview with Steve Angello during the Award Gala by Expressen TV
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Eliason Merit Award winners throughout the years:
- 2015 Tove “Tove Lo” Nilsson
- 2014 Joel Kinnaman
- 2013 Steve Angello
- 2012 Dolph Lundgren
- 2011 Per Hallberg, Kerstin Florian and STOPP-LA
- 2010 Traktor
- 2009 Pia Sundhage
- 2008 Kerstin Alm
- 2007 Tomas Jegeus
- 2006 Ann-Charlotte Hanes Harvey
- 2005 Kent Berg
- 2004 Margareta Saperston
- 2003 Maud Adams
- 2002 Luther Luedtke
- 2001 Wilhelm Wachtmeister
- 2000 Ann-Margaret
- 1999 Barbro S. Osher
- 1998 Åke Sandler
- 1997 Bengt S. Olin
- 1996 Signe Hasso
- 1995 Peter Hammarström
- 1994 Margareta Sjödin- Hellsten
- 1993 Roy A. Anderson
- 1992 Siri M. Eliason
- 1991 Björn Ahlström
- 1990 Franklin S. Forsberg
- 1989 Agneta Nilsson
- 1988 Walter G. Danielson
In the spirit of furthering Swedish-American relations, SACC-LA presents the Eliason Merit Awards to individuals who have contributed significantly toward strengthening relations between the United States and Sweden in the areas of commerce, culture, science and the arts. The awards has been named in honor of the late Sven A. Eliason, who through his great contributions to many Swedish- American causes exemplified the requirements for this awards. Bengt S. Olin, the founder of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles (SACC-LA), initiated the Eliason Merit Award in 1988.