In December, we pay tribute to and hand out the Boosting the Capital-prize to Ulrika Dellby and Dag Wolters, founders of Hello World!, Birgitta Svendén, Opera manager and CEO of the Royal Opera, and Air India.
Birgitta is awarded for the new and creative steps that have been taken surrounding the show Dracula. Through a vampire night, lightening acting, and marketing – Dracula has been made more available for a new, broader, and younger audience. In this way you have made Stockholm more fun and inclusive.
Ulrika Dellby and Dag Wolters
Ulrika and Dag is awarded for their initiative and engagement with Hello World!, a nonprofit organization that arranges camps and meetups in order to teach children and young adults programming. By igniting a programming interest in children, regardless of their economic background, Hello World!, helps to create the conditions for the next generation of programmers and entrepreneurs, and in that way takes part in securing the future competitiveness of our capital region.
Air India is awarded the prize for the new direct flight between Stockholm and New Delhi. A capital region needs to have great communications, and we are delighted to see Air India connect Stockholm with the subcontinent through the new direct flight between Stockholm and New Delhi. We believe it opens up endless new possibilities for business, tourism and labor migration.
Sangeeta Sanyal (left), receiving the prize on behalf of Air India. Joined on stage by Ambassador Monika Kapil Mohta (right).