A Swedish Business Delegation comprising high-level representatives from twelve companies, largely based in Singapore, visited Myanmar on 18-20 May 2014.
The event was organised by the Embassies of Sweden in Bangkok and Singapore in close cooperation with the Swedish Business Association of Singapore. The Business Delegation was led by the Ambassador of Sweden to Myanmar, Mr Klas Molin, together with Mr Håkan Jevrell Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore.
The purpose of the visit was to identify business opportunities and to get a better understanding of the economic and political developments in Myanmar. The programme included meetings with Minister of Industry Mr Maung Mying, Vice Minister of Finance Dr Maung Maung Thein and Vice Minister of Commerce Dr. Pwint San in Naypyidaw. The delegation also met with representatives from Asian Development Bank, World Bank and International Finance Cooperation. The program also included meetings with the Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (UMFCCI) as well as a discussion on CSR issues lead by Ms Vicky Bowman from Myanmar Responsible Business.
The delegation also had the opportunity to receive first-hand knowledge about the business climate in Myanmar from interactions with representatives from the Swedish business community and representatives from the local business community in Yangon, through meetings as well as networking sessions.
Words and photo: Swedish Embassy in Singapore.