Category: Laos

Jan Djerf, SBAS, at summit: Swe businesses ought to work in tandem






At the inaugural Sweden–Southeast Asia Business Summit, held in Singapore on 21 – 22 September the numerous attendants from Sweden as well as the region were welcomed by Sweden’s Ambassador to Singapore, Mr Håkan Jevrell, Mrs Ylva Berg CEO, Business Sweden – the Swedish Trade and Invest Council, and Mr Jan Djerf, President, Swedish Business…

Swedish-SEA business summit: Ambassador announces continuation






  Day 2 of the Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit continued with a highly insightful session on CSR, followed by more ‘Success stories – perspectives from the ground’, where the Swedish companies Axis Communications, Spotify and Volvo Trucks South East Asia shared their experience of doing business in the region. And as the summit came to…

Minister Damberg: Singapore summit a starting point for increased presence






After the inaugural Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit’s first day of sessions, Mrs Ylva Berg, CEO of Business Sweden and Mr Mikael Damberg, Sweden’s Minister of Enterprise & Innovation hosted the event’s Gala Dinner, where also Mr Fredrik Härén inspired the participants with his very spot-on analysis of Swedes and creativity. The dinner, held on 21…

Sweden, Singapore ministers open inaugural Sweden-SEA business summit






As Mr Mikael Damberg, Sweden’s Minister of Enterprise & Innovation, and Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry held their insightful opening speeches the very first Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit opened on 21 September 2016 in Singapore. Held at Parkroyal by Pickering hotel in the downtown CBD area the summit was clearly…

Southeast Asia’s ageing population: new markets for Scandinavian companies






Today, Southeast Asia is experiencing a boom in number of retirees, raising the demand for retirement homes and additional smart solutions in eldercare and related sectors. The UN estimates that by 2015, Southeast Asia will have 57 million people from 65 years-old and above, which is an increase of 430% from year 2000.This development can…

Business Sweden appoints Tobias Glitterstam to head Asia Pacific






The previous China manager Tobias Glitterstam has been appointed to lead Business Sweden for the Asia Pacific, from 1 September 2016. Glitterstam will report to CEO Ylva Berg and be part of included in Business Sweden’s management group in Sweden. “Asia Pacific is a dynamic region that offers interesting growth opportunities for Business Sweden’s customers,…

Sweden gears up for SEA business summit Singapore






As the first ever, and very timely ‘Sweden–Southeast Asia Business Summit’ is around the corner (21–22 of September 2016), Team Sweden presents the details for the two days in Singapore include an exciting and relevant programme, and key political and high-level business representatives from Sweden, such as Mr Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation;…

Sebastian’s SO creative hotel career






He is moving up and being part of key conceptualisation projects, as well as branding and marketing exercises, working within AccorHotels – one of the largest and most vibrant international hospitality groups. He is in the business of hotels – the environment he got to visit in Thailand as a child; looking with wide eyes…

Norway’s FM attends ASEAN Meeting






From 24 to 26 July the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting took place in Vientiane, Laos. The meeting was attended by a range of foreign ministers from Southeast Asia, but also other regions of the world, including Norway, represented by Foreign Minister, Børge Brende. “The partnership with ASEAN is very positive for Norway,” Brende said ahead of…