Category: Philippines

Marcus Wallenberg: We can do more in Southeast Asia






The first ever Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit contained a number of prominent business representatives, not least Mr Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of the Board, SEB, SAAB Group & Foundation Asset Management, and who has personal long experience of visiting and doing business in Southeast Asia. Mr Wallenberg is also a Board Member of Temasek Holdings in…

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…

Philippines seminars by BOI, Finn partnership






Finnish Business Partnership Program (Finnpartnership) and the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI), in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry-Export Management Bureau and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Stockholm, organised a ‘Doing business with Finland’ seminar in Cebu City on 12 September, followed by Manila on 14 September. The business seminars aimed…

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…

Second Danish Film Festival in Manila






In celebration of 70 years Diplomatic ties between The Philippines and Denmark, the Embassy of Denmark, Manila invites to the 2nd edition of the #DanishFilmFest, running from the 29th of September to the 2nd of October. The film festival takes place at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. The Danish films to be…

NBCP becomes NordCham Philippines






Since 1 September 2016 the former Nordic Business Council Philippines carries the new name Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, or NordCham Philippines for short, as business organisation in the Philippines. The new name, logo, and website of the NordCham Philippines was unveiled on that date to the media, members and guests at the…

Sweden in the Philippines: Minister delegation and new embassy






In conjunction with the opening of the Swedish embassy in Manila, Minister of Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg will be leading a Team Sweden delegation to the Philippines on 7 – 9 November 2016. The purpose is to promote trade and investment exchange with the Philippines; one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. The…