- HE Mr Niclas Kvarnström, Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore

- Ms Ylva Berg, CEO & President, Business Sweden

- Ms Anna Hallberg, Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs, Sweden


- Mr Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman SEB, SAAB, FAM, Director Temasek and Non-Executive Director AstraZeneca

- Mr Dilhan Pillay, CEO, Temasek International

- Impact of the US and China trade conflict in Southeast Asia

- New trends in supply chains impacting Southeast Asia

- RCEP – a new driver for regional growth

- The impact of the rising middle class


Moderator: Ambassador Mr Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

- ASEAN innovation roadmap 2019-2025 – promoting open and inclusive innovation and building impactful innovation ecosystems

  • Meeting the challenges of the changing demographics and climate change through innovation

- Disruptive technologies emerging in Southeast Asia

- Innovation to stay ahead of competition and to build new partnership


Moderator (5 minutes)

  • Mr Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate, Singapore

- Mr Christer Fuglesang, Physicist and ESA Astronaut, Sweden

- The importance for Southeast Asian countries to adapt new strategies to transform to sustainable growth models

  • Social and environmental responsibility, evolving manufacturing, growing the service sector, regional co-operation, institutions etc.

- Sustainability as a prime parameter for long term competitiveness

The purpose of the session is to present how Swedish companies have adopted an innovative and sustainable mind-set and how this has enabled them to develop new business models and solutions for future growth with the aim of highlighting key initiatives and discussing business opportunities deriving from these across the region

For Southeast Asia to continue its current growth trajectory, vast investments in infrastructure will be needed. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimates that developing Asia will need to invest US$1.7 trillion annually in infrastructure until 2030 to maintain its growth momentum, tackle poverty and respond to climate change. The greatest investment needs are in power and transport, followed by urban and smart cities and water and sanitation. These lie in greenfield projects, as well as the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure

Technology shifts and digitization provides part of the answer, enabling solutions that make life better and easier for residents, visitors and companies, while at the same time decreasing resource consumption and improving the overall environment. It will also help companies unlock new pathways to competitiveness and growth and tackle challenges through innovation

Singapore aims to take a leading role in establishing a network of regional smart sustainable cities as well as a hub for technology development

- The purpose of this session is to present how Swedish companies have contributed and are continuing to be important partners in advancing science and technology innovations, as well as social and financial innovations to address the challenges and opportunities associated to the geopolitical, social and economic shifts across the ASEAN region

- With the population demographic changes and increasing incidence of non-communicable diseases across the region, healthcare spending of the ASEAN 6 nations, which was an estimated $420 billion in 2017, will increase by 70% over the next two decades

- Innovation in science and technology: Big data / AI (e.g. wearables, genomics) to empower the individual to stay healthy, as well as to inform health policies to e.g. risk-stratify the population for more targeted screening and prevention and deliver treatment (i.e. precision medicine)

- Innovation in social and financing models for improved healthcare implementation