ABOUT THE EVENT

Team Sweden in Southeast Asia is proud to present the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit that will take place in Kuala Lumpur on 6-7 February 2018.

More than 600 Swedish companies across business sectors ranging from service to manufacturing and retail are present in Southeast Asia, including the whole range of Swedish companies from the large multinational companies to small and medium sized enterprises. As a follow up to the inaugural Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit, that took place in Singapore in September 2016, the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit aims to attract business leaders and decision makers from Sweden and the ASEAN-region by providing a platform for sharing information on business opportunities in this dynamic part of the world and to network with Swedish, Malaysian and other ASEAN-based companies.

Southeast Asia, i.e. the ten Member States of ASEAN, is home to more than 650 million inhabitants with a rapidly growing middle class. International Financial Institutions such as IMF, World Bank and the Asian Development Bank testify of the positive growth prospects for the ASEAN-region, forecasting that within a rapidly growing Asia, Southeast Asia has the potential to become the fastest growing part of Asia. As the growth in the Chinese economy evens out, the Southeast Asian region is estimated to grow at an average of 5-6 percent annually in the coming decade, making it a potential global growth engine. As the ASEAN Economic Community matures, and regional trade initiatives such as the Belt and Road Initiative(BRI), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and Trans-Pacific Partnership minus USA (TPP 11) take more concrete shape, the architecture of global trade and commerce is being remade with Asia as the dominant region, and possibly Southeast Asia as its most dynamic center of growth. This implies opportunities, but also challenges in understanding the new realities of East Asian economic growth.

To be competitive in this evolving global market, it is crucial for Swedish companies to have a clear understanding of the developments in the region. The Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit provides an excellent opportunity to get insights from industry peers and policy experts and to meet with potential partners. The Summit also provides an excellent opportunity for Malaysian and Southeast Asian business people to get better acquainted with what Sweden has to offer.

The Summit will feature key political and business representatives from Sweden, Malaysia and Southeast Asia. On the Swedish side, we will have the honor to have Mr Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, and Mr Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of the Board, SEB, SAAB Group & Foundation Asset Management as senior representatives. On the Malaysian side, we will be honored to see Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Mokhtar, Managing Director Khazanah Nasional, and Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid, Co-Chairman ASEAN Business Advisory Council and Chairman Bank Muamalat as highly esteemed interlocutors.

 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

The Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit is a joint effort by Team Sweden in Southeast Asia, which includes the Swedish Embassies in ASEAN Member States, Swedish Trade Commissioners and representatives of Business Sweden in the region as well as Business Associations and Chambers of Commerce in the respective countries.

The Second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and hosted by Team Sweden in Malaysia, i.e. the Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden and the Malaysian Swedish Business Association (MASBA). Core members of Team Sweden in this context are the 21 companies sponsoring the Business Summit, out of which six are Main Sponsors, namely ABB, Atlas Copco, Ericsson, SAAB, SCANIA and Volvo Cars, while the following companies are Sponsors, i.e. Anticimex, Arla Food, Bromma, Beckers, Billerud Korsnäs, Handelsbanken, Husqvarna, Höganäs Bjuf, Ikea, Monitor ERP Systems, Quant, Sandvik, SKF, Tetra Pak, AB Volvo.

Team Sweden in Southeast Asia stands ready to help companies discover and explore business opportunities in the region.

During the Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit in Kuala Lumpur 6-7 February 2018, Ambassadors and Trade Commissioners from the Swedish Missions to Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia will be at the disposal of participants for special briefings or, in case of interest, seminars on their respective countries of service.

 

TEAM SWEDEN – PROVIDING EFFECTIVE SUPPORT FOR SWEDISH COMPANIES

Promoting Swedish exports and commercial engagements with other countries is one of the Government’s priority areas. It is an important part of getting more people into work and to safeguard Swedish welfare. Team Sweden is an umbrella made up of public authorities, government agencies and companies that all work to promote Swedish exports and commercial interests abroad. At home, Team Sweden is led by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Abroad, local Team Sweden-groups are led by the Swedish Ambassadors with the task to assist Swedish companies in the different markets around the world.

Through Team Sweden the Government can provide coordinated and effective export support to Swedish companies that want to set up operations abroad, making entry in to the export market clear and simple. The export support includes advisory service, financing, marketing and the long term promotion of Sweden.

Read more about Team Sweden on: http://www.regeringen.se .
http://www.government.se/information-material/2017/10/questions-and-answers-about-team-sweden/

 

The Second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit in Kuala Lumpur 6-7 February 2018, arranged by Team Sweden in Malaysia, is supported by:

Team Sweden Cambodia
The Embassy of Sweden in Cambodia
Business Sweden, Cambodia (covered from Thailand)

Team Sweden Indonesia
Embassy of Sweden in Indonesia
Business Sweden Indonesia
Swedish Business Association in Indonesia

Team Sweden in Myanmar
Embassy of Sweden Section Office in Myanmar
Business Sweden, Myanmar (covered from Thailand)
Swedish-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce

Team Sweden in the Philippines
Embassy of Sweden in the Philippines
Business Sweden in the Philippines
Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines
Philippines Sweden Business Council

Team Sweden in Singapore
Embassy of Sweden in Singapore
Business Sweden in Singapore
Singapore Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Team Sweden Thailand
Embassy of Sweden in Thailand (also covering Laos)
Business Sweden in Thailand
Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Team Sweden in Vietnam
Embassy of Sweden in Vietnam
Business Sweden in Vietnam
Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam

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