Category: Sweden

Swedish Ambassador announces opening of H&M in Vietnam






“And now it’s official,” writes Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi on their Facebook on Wednesday 7 June 2017. Swedish clothing giant H&M is finally coming to Vietnam, opening its first store in Ho Chi Minh City. “I’m sure you have heard it by now – Swedish fashion giant H&M is opening stores in Vietnam. Great…

Sweden in China – Ambassador Anna Lindstedt






Her Excellency Anna Lindstedt is the Swedish Ambassador to China, in charge of Sweden’s largest bilateral foreign mission. The ambassador is in Beijing since September 2016 but Asia is nothing new to her. She has previously worked as the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam and has been based at the Swedish embassies in Indonesia and Pakistan.…

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to China in June






On 26-28 June, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will travel to China. On the trip are several government councils and a business delegation. The Prime Minister will also have talks with China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang and speak at the World Economic Forum. The government-led delegation trip takes place within the government’s Team Sweden initiative…

Minister Helene Hellmark Knutsson leads higher education delegation to China






Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Sweden’s Minister of Higher Education and Research, is visiting Beijing and Shanghai in China during 11 – 16 June heading a delegation with the aim to highlight Sweden as an education and research nation and promote internationalization of higher education and research. The minister, together with the Swedish delegation with representatives from…

Ambassador Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt visited Monitor ERP System in Penang






In early June Monitor ERP System’s office in Penang, Malaysia, had the pleasure to welcome His Excellency, Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, Swedish Ambassador of Malaysia. Monitor ERP is a Swedish provider of a market-leading enterprise resource planning system, with fast customer growth in Southeast Asia. The Ambassador also joined for a customer meeting to a local company…

Ikea joined Swedish job fair in Singapore






IKEA Southeast Asia, among other Swedish companies, pitched to some 90 local exchange students during a job fair hosted by Singapore’s Swedish Ambassador, Håkan Jevrell. “Inspired by Swedish values during their semester in Sweden, they are now eager to join Swedish companies in Singapore. Our Learning and Development Executive at IKEA Tampines (extreme left) was…

Swedish Innovation Forum held in Hong Kong






The Swedish National Day in Hong Kong was celebrated with an Innovation Forum and evening reception. Over 300 persons participated during the day. “The world continues to face extensive and complex challenges requiring innovative solutions. The climate change, the ageing of the population, the threat to democratic values, the need for better education, the transformation…

Swedish National Day celebrated all over Southeast Asia






Tuesday 6 June 2017 was a celebratory day for all Swedes around the world, and Southeast Asia was no exception. As the calendar turned to the Swedish National Day, Swedes and the Swedish embassies got out their blue and yellow flags for a celebration of a nation. The tradition of celebrating this date began 1916…

A true, global business angel: Dusan Stojanovic






During the first ever Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit held in Singapore (2016), when it was time to talk start-ups, Mr Dusan Stojanovic showed up in the panel of speakers on stage. Dusan represents the hard-to-get venture capital (VC) category of financing for growth businesses. Probably not too many in the audience knew who he was…