This is the Managing Team of TGL Global.
We hope to hear from you!

Peter Dahlen

Advisory Board
+ 46 (0) 70 174 96 24

Caroline Wass

Managing Director
+46 (0)70 508 30 10



In 2011 Niklas Wass walked around Visby, Sweden, with Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. during Almedalen Week. After a while, Rev. Jackson whispered in Niklas’ ear: ”Hey, Nic! We Should have this kind of place in the US ”. And that’s when the idea of making an Almedalen Week-inspired event in the United States was born. At the same time, Niklas decided to go global.

The Great Listening –TGL is a global movement for listerner with ideas. It’s a tool to create venues and events where people, organizations, corporations, NGO’s and politicians can gather to start listen to each other, to exchange ideas and experiences or find new solutions that can spark change and growth. TGL is inspired by The Almedalen Week in Sweden.


TGL is a global concept on how to organize events and gather people, organizations, corporations, NGO’s and politicians to exchange ideas that can spark change and growth. It can be organized in any country, region or city around the world by local TGL organizations and financial structures. Based on a few TGL priciples, policies and a framework including trainings. It will be customized according to local terms, traditions and cultures.
The Future
As TGL is a global movement and we aim to change the world, we want to see TGL events all over the world. The first TGL will be held in Austin, Texas in 2018 and we are in a process to support organizing a TGL in an African country.
The Process
Since 2011 there has been hundreds of meetings, one to ones, workshops and study trips to Sweden, USA and Dubai to create a movement and spread the word. We have talked to business people, politicians, state and city officials, NGO:s and individuals. In 2015 the idea was concretised, an advisory board was formed. In 2017 the global concept was formed, a NGO was founded and the fundraising begun.
Advisory Board
We are building an advisory board with representatives from all over the world. For example:

Peter Dahlen, Managing Director of American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, Amcham
Niklas Nordström, Chairman of the board Business Sweden – the Swedish Trade & Invest Council and dep Mayor of Lulea
HG Wessberg, European Court of Auditors and former State Secretary and General Director

The Great Listening Global is a non-governmental organization based in Sweden.

A Message from the Founder

A great idea. A crazy journey.

For Listeners With Ideas

I know that everyone can do more to make this world a better place. And I know that the key is to listen to what others really are trying to say, and find ways to work side by side. That´s how I started TGL: I found others who was really listening to me, who joined me and started to share this idea. Today I am very proud to be a part of this global and growing movement for listeners with ideas. I hope you will join us and find a way to get involved: Share the idea, join an event, volunteer, donate or maybe organize a TGL somewhere.

Whatever, see ya out there!




Niklas Wass
Founder, The Great Listening Global
+1 (682) 772-85 22
+46 70 204 19 76


We are greatful for our partners who support the movement.