Tag: Ambassador Staffan Herrström

Volvo Buses’ new B8R model arrives to Thailand

The new Volvo B8R chassis from Volvo Buses has arrived to Southeast Asia – ‘Made to just keep running’. The Swedish premium buses brand’s latest model, which replaces the top-selling B7R, was in Thailand launched with a Bangkok in late March. Volvo Buses assembles the B8R in its plant there, using kits from Volvo Buses’…

Nordic Day 2018 held in Yangon

The ’Nordic Day 2018’ was held at the Nordic House in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Naw Susana Hla Hla Soe was guest of honour, holding a speech about gender equality. The Embassy of Sweden Section office in Yangon expressed gratitude towards their sponsors, partners and guests, making this Nordic Day the “best so far”. “We are…

Embassy of Sweden’s Sankta Lucia Bangkok celebration

On 13 December Ambassador Staffan Herrström hosted The Embassy’s annual Lucia Reception in the Garden Villa at the Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok. The Ambassador was welcomed to the stage by two wonderful little girls and then delivered his speech in both Thai and English. A Lucia procession followed, performed by around 25 Swedish children singing beautiful…

First advent at Swedish Residence Bangkok

On 3 December the 1st advent was celebrated at the beautifully decorated Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok, with 150 guests in attendance. Many old Bangkok faces and a lot of new attendees were among them.   Lars Rüderstad held a short worship service and the traditional hymns were sung, H.E. Ambassador Staffan Herrström welcomed, while…

‘Smart Cities’ event arranged in Thailand by Sweden

Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok arranged a high level event on the topic Smart Cities in Thailand (held on 14-15 November). Workshops and roundtable discussions were organised in both Bangkok and Khon Kaen, resulting in fruitful discussions on the development of smart and sustainable cities in Thailand. H.E. Dr. Arkom Termpittayapaisith,…

ABB inaugurates robotics plant in Thailand

The Swedish-Swiss technology corporation ABB on 3 November opened a new facility in Thailand, ABB Robotics Machine-Tending Limited (RMT). The new facility to produce machine-tending robotics, in Rayong Province, Thailand was inaugurated in the presence of H.E Sweden’s Ambassador Staffan Herrström and Sirichote Singsa, who oversees ABB’s Robotics and Motion division in Thailand. Under the…

ILO-Sweden decent work garment sector Asian supply chains meeting

The ILO and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok on 10-11 October 2017 convened a meeting to support the development of a possible future regional programme to promote decent work, environmental sustainability and gender equality in garment supply chains in Asia. The consultation meeting included ILO constituents (representatives of governments, employers’ organizations and workers’ organizations)…

Swedish embassy Bangkok visited Volvo Trucks

Kamlarp Sirikittiwatn, President of Volvo Group Trucks Asia & JVs Sales and Ms Helen Savemyr, SVP of Volvo Group Trucks Asia & JVs and Operations, welcomed H.E. Ambassador Staffan Herrström and his colleagues from the embassy to the plant in Samutprakarn outside of Bangkok on 18 May 2017. The visit included a walk-through of the…

Swedish universities held presentation to Thai students

On 27 April the University of KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Lund University, both Swedish, held an evening for Thai students considering to study at these universities in Sweden. Former alumni joined to talk about what it is like to be a student in Sweden. Ambassador Staffan Herrström held an opening speech where he…

Alumni invited to Swedish residence in Bangkok

On 25 April 2017 the Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok held its annual Alumni event. Ambassador Staffan Herrström had the pleasure of inviting Swedish Alumni to an evening filled with creativity and innovation. The evening featured small group discussions about creativity and innovation in Sweden and Thailand and how our two countries can cooperate and inspire…