The Swedish Business Association of Singapore’s (SBAS) completed Annual General Meeting 2017 brought forward quite dramatic changes. Three big news are hereby announced via ScandAsia.
When SBAS on 22 March SBAS held its 35th Annual General Meeting, which was well attended by its corporate members, one of the main items on the agenda was a proposal to transfer the association into a chamber, Swedish Chamber of Commerce Singapore (SwedCham). The members accepted the proposed change of name as well as the proposed draft Rules.
The Treasurer, Mr Jan Stjernström, presented that the rationale for changing SBAS into a Chamber of Commerce is to allow a formal link with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris, which is a global organization dedicated to facilitate global trade. ICC furthermore works together with the World Trade Organization (WTO). Given the current challenges to global trade it will be important for the Chamber to engage and assist it´s members as required. This will also be in line with the Association´s previously stated and unchanged objectives.
Before the closure of the Meeting, the Treasurer proposed that the outgoing President should be made an Honorary Member. Mr Jan B Djerf has acted as President of the Association for 10 years.
The members unanimously agreed to this and extended their best wishes to Mr Djerf in his new endeavours. The members also thanked Mr Djerf for all his hard work steering the SBAS.
The Treasurer also proposed a vote of thanks to Mrs Gunilla Daintry, who will retire at the end of June after 22 years of running the SBAS secretariat.
The members thanked Mrs Daintry for her had work and dedication to SBAS and the Swedish community over the last two decades.