Sweden’s minister Mikael Damberg on business in Hong Kong


On 11 September Sweden’s Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg continued from China to Hong Kong, where the schedule for the day was busy and included some Swedish business milestones.

Minister Damberg visited Karolinska Institutet (the Swedish educational institute) for a breakfast meeting, followed by a company visit to H&M in Hong Kong, where the clothing retail store giant presented their work within CSR and sustainability issues.

He then met with members of the board of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SwedCham) and a few Swedish companies, who got the opportunity to hear more about the new Swedish Export Strategy and Minister Damberg was in turn briefed by the companies about their businesses in Hong Kong.


A curtesy meeting was held with Hong Kong’s Chief Executive CY Leung as well as a bilateral meeting with the Ministers counterpart in Hong Kong Mr Gregory So Kam-Leung, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.

And two significant events had the honour of the Swedish Minister’s attendance: the inauguration of Business Sweden’s new expanded trade office in Hong Kong, and Scandinavian Airlines’ new direct flight between Stockholm and Hong Kong arriving the same day.

Source: Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong


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