Opening of Summit by Mr Teymoor Nabili, Journalist, Broadcaster and Public Speaker

Remarks by: 

  • Mr. Håkan Jevrell, Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore
  • Mrs. Ylva Berg, CEO, Business Sweden – the Swedish Trade and Invest Council
  • Mr. Jan Djerf, President, Swedish Business Association of Singapore

Opening Speeches

  • Mr. Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden
  • Mr. Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade), Singapore

Keynote address

  • Mr Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of the Board, SEB, SAAB Group & Foundation Asset Management
  • Mr. Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group
Economic and Political Outlook on Southeast Asia

Brief introductory remarks followed by a panel discussion focusing on the following themes:

  • “Southeast Asia – Asia’s new growth engine”
  • “The regional free trade agenda and greater regional economic integration including the ASEAN Economic Community – what’s in it for business?”
  • “Southeast Asia - stepping out of China’s shadow?”
  • “The US, China and Southeast Asia – new geo-political realities”  

Featured speakers:

  • Mr Manu Bhaskaran, Centennial Asia Advisors Pte Ltd
  • Mr Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Munir bin Abdul Majid, Chairman ASEAN Business Club
  • Mr Sean Yokota, Head of Asia Strategy, SEB
  • Mr David Hoffman, the Conference Board
  • Mr Nicholas Fang, Executive Director, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

Session moderator: Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and former ASEAN Secretary-General


Networking luncheon

Looking ahead: Southeast Asia in 2020 – key factors for business to consider

Brief introductory remarks followed by a moderated panel discussion

  • “Who is the Southeast Asian consumer?”, Mr Christian Ihre, Co-Founder and Partner, LynxEye 
  • “Human capital, demographics and skills supply in Southeast Asia”, Ms Caitlin Pan, Senior Researcher, Human Capital Asia
  • “Leadership Culture in Southeast Asia”,  Ms Su-Yen Wong, CEO, Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI)
  • “The future of  Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia” – Mr Andreas Ehn and Ms  Lisa Enckell, Angel Investors and Consultants
  • “Enabling financial inclusion through Fintech – opportunities in Southeast Asia” – Mr Dusan Stojanovic, Founder and Director of True Global Ventures
  • Mergers & Acquisitions in Southeast Asia – Mr Markus Boehme, Managing Director, Accenture   

Session moderator: Mr Teymoor Nabili, journalist, broadcaster and public speaker

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee break

Success stories – perspectives from the ground
16:00 – 17:00

Swedish companies share their experience of doing business in Southeast Asia

Featured speakers:

  • Mr Johan Adler, Vice President and Head of Government and Industry Relations at Ericsson
  • Ms Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia
  • Mr Peter Fogde, Manager, Stora Enso Lao Co.Ltd

Session Moderator: Ms Ylva Berg, CEO, Business Sweden

18:30 – 19:30

Pre Dinner Cocktails

19:30 – 21:30

Gala Dinner

The dinner is hosted by Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation and Mrs. Ylva Berg, CEO of Business Sweden

Gala dinner program includes:

Inspirational speaker: Mr Fredrik Härén

Launch of the 'K-A Bonnier International Fellows Program'

Master of Ceremony: Ms Eunice Olsen, Goodwill Ambassador of the Embassy of Sweden

Sustainable business in Southeast Asia. Challenging perceptions and contribute to change – what Swedish companies can bring to the table

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a competitive advantage - introductory remarks followed by a moderated panel discussion

Introduction by Mr Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation

Featured speakers:

  • Mr Lars Svensson, Sustainability & Communication Director, IKEA
  • Mr Ian Spaulding, President & CEO, Elevate
  • Ms Hanna Hallin, Sustainability Manager, H&M
  • Mr Sasja Beslik, Director ESG Analysis, Nordea and Chairman of UNEP FI Water Work Group

Session moderator: Ms Angeline Martyn, Corporate Engagement Centre, Save the Children, Singapore

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

Success stories – perspectives from the ground
11:00- 12:00

Swedish companies share their experience of doing business in Southeast Asia

Featured Speakers

  • Mr Lars-Erik Forsbergh,President Volvo Trucks South East Asia
  • Mr Magnus Zederfeldt, Regional Director South Asia Pacific,Axis Communications  
  • Mr Patrik Falk, Head of Subscription Business, Asia Pacific, Spotify
Session moderator: Mr Tobias Glitterstam, Vice President Asia and Pacific, Business Sweden
12:15 – 14:00

Closing Remarks by Ambassador Håkan Jevrell, followed by Buffet luncheon


15:00 – 17:00

 "Smart Industry: Sustainability and New Industralization"

Opening remarks by Mr Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation

Seminar arranged by Business Sweden (Singapore) and the Embassy of Sweden in cooperation with Singapore Business Federation (SBF)

For more information & to register for this seminar, please visit the Singapore Business Federation's website

(Last updated: 16 Sept 2016)