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About the Summit:

Join us for an intense 1,5 days of insightful presentations and conversations on Southeast Asia, one of the most exciting and dynamic regions in the world!

Following two successful gatherings in Singapore (2016) and Kuala Lumpur (2018) the 3rd edition of the “Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit” will be held in Singapore on February 13-14, 2020. With an average growth of 5-6 percent, a rapidly growing middle class and heavy investments expected in infrastructure, the region is of strategic importance in a time of trade tensions, a shifting geopolitical landscape and technological and supply chain disruption.

The Summit provides a unique platform for sharing of best practices on doing business in the region. It also offers Southeast Asian political and business leaders an opportunity to learn more about what Swedish companies can offer in strategic areas such as Smart Cities, healthcare/MedTech and Industry 4.0 as well as Swedish experience of sustainable and responsible business.

The “Sweden Southeast Asia Business Summit” is a joint effort by “Team Sweden” in Southeast Asia, organized by the Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

Event Schedule

DAY 1
13 February 2020
DAY 2
14 February 2020
Start Time End Time Session Description
08:00 am 09:00 am REGISTRATION
09:00 am 09:05 am OPENING OF THE SUMMIT BY EMCEE & MODERATOR

Speaker 

Sharanjit Leyl

BBC World News Presenter & Producer

09:05 am 09:15 am WELCOME REMARKS
Speakers

 

Niclas Kvarnström

Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore

Ylva Berg

CEO, Business Sweden

09:15 am 09:35 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Speakers

Mr Chan Chun Sing

Minister of Trade, Ministry for Trade and Industry, Singapore 

Ms Anna Hellberg 

Minister for Foreign Trade & Nordic Affairs, Read More

09:35 am 10:05 am ON STAGE CONVERSATION – OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN A CHANGING WORLD
Speakers
Marcus Wallenberg

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

10:05 am 10:15 am EXECUTIVE SCENE SETTER – THE FUTURE IS ASIAN!
Parag Khanna

Founder & Managing Partner, FutureMap

10:15 am 11:45 am SESSION I – GEOPOLITICAL AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK – A GROWING SOUTHEAST ASIA DESPITE GLOBAL HEADWINDS

- 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 Read More

11:45 am 01:00 pm LUNCH
01:00 pm 01:10 pm EXECUTIVE SCENE SETER -
Leif Johansson

Chairman of the Board, AstraZeneca

01:10 pm 02:45 pm SESSION II – INNOVATION PARTNERSHIPS – STAYING AHEAD IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL ECONOMY

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

-Meeting the challenges of the changing Read More

02:45 pm 03:15 pm NETWORKING BREAK
03:15 pm 03:25 pm EXECUTIVE SCENE SETTER – THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT
Speaker
Christer Fuglesang
Saab Space Advisor, Prof. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Astronaut
03:25 pm 05:25 pm SESSION III – SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

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

-Social and environmental responsibility, evolving Read More

05:25 pm 05:30 pm CLOSING REMARKS FOR THE FIRST DAY
06:30 pm 07:30 pm PRE-DINNER DRINKS

Pre-Dinner drinks will be at Bob's Bar ( Capella Hotel) 

07:30 pm 10:00 pm GALA DINNER

Gala Dinner hosted by Eunice Olsen, Founder and Executive Producer Eunice Olsen Media

Highlights of Gala Dinner include: 

-Ballet Performance 'ZIN! by Nils Christe' Read More

Start Time End Time Session Description
08:30 am 08:45 am REGISTRATION
08:45 am 09:00 am EXECUTIVE SCENE SETTER – DISRUPTION & THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Speaker
Subra Suresh

President, Nanyang Technological University

09:00 am 11:45 am TRACK 1: SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES

-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 Read More

09:00 am 11:45 am TRACK 2: HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY

-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 Read More

11:45 am 12:00 pm Launch of Saab-NTU Joint Lab

Launch of Saab-NTU Joint Lab

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions, and top Read More

12:00 pm 12:45 pm CHALLENGES AHEAD – HOW TO FOSTER COOPERATION BETWEEN SOUTHEAST ASIA & EUROPE IN AN ERA OF DISRUPTION AND UNCERTAINTY

Speakers

Ylva Berg

CEO, Business Sweden

Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer and Director, DBS Group

Tan Sri Munir Majid

Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Read More

12:45 pm 01:00 pm CLOSING REMARKS

Speaker 

Sharanjit Leyl

BBC World News Presenter & Producer

01:00 pm 02:00 pm LUNCH

Speakers

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Anna Hallberg

Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs
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Dr Ong Kian Ming

Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry
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Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
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Ylva Berg

CEO, Business Sweden
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Filippa Bergin

Head of Research & Business Development, Global Child Forum
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Manu Bhaskaran

Chief Executive, Centennial Asia Advisers
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Cheong Wei Yang

Deputy CEO, National Research Foundation (NRF), Singapore
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Rajesh Chhabara

Managing Director, CSRWorks International
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Edwin Chow

Assistant Chief Executive Officer Innovation & Enterprise Enterprise Singapore
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Dereck Devlin

General Manager, Atlas Copco Singapore & Malaysia
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Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo

CEO/Founder bubu.com ,
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Vince Dizon

Presidential Adviser for Flagship Programs and Projects, President and CEO for Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), the Philippines
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Deborah Elms

Founder and Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre
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Magnus Ewerbring

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Asia-Pacific, Ericsson
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Nicholas Fang

Director, Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
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Christopher Flensborg

Head of Climate and Sustainable Finance, SEB
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Christer Fuglesang

Physicist and ESA Astronaut, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer and Director, DBS Group
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Carolina Haefliger

MD, Head of Centre for Genomics Research, AstraZeneca 
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Carl Hagman

CEO, Stena Shipping & Ferries
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Mikael Hartman

Associate Professor and Senior Consultant
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Jan Hellåker

Chairman, Drive Sweden
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Noeleen Heyzer

Former Under Secretary-General at the United Nations (UN), Member of UN’s Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, Lee Kong Chian Distinguished Fellow, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University
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Leif Johansson

Chairman of the Board, AstraZeneca
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Parag Khanna

Founder & Managing Partner, FutureMap
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Niclas Kvarnström

Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore
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Steve Leonard

Founding CEO, SGInnovate
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Sharanjit Leyl

BBC World News Presenter & Producer
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Tan Sri Munir Majid

Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
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Jenni Nordborg

National Coordinator and Director, Office for Life Sciences, Government Offices of Sweden
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Gunilla Nordlöf

Director General, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
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Eunice Olsen

Eunice Olsen Media
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Ong Keng Yong

Ambassador, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
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Jonas Samuelson

President and CEO, Electrolux
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Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Temasek International
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Jeffrey Seow

Managing Director, Envac Singapore
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Søren Stakemann

Director Products and Solutions Management, Surgical Workflows & Infection Control, Integrated Workflow Solutions (IWS), Getinge 
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Anna Stellinger

Deputy Director General, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
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Subra Suresh

President, Nanyang Technological University
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Nicke Svanvik

Chief Innovation Officer, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
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Lars Svensson

Sustainability and Communication Director, IKEA Southeast Asia
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Patrick Tan

Executive Director, Genome Institute of Singapore
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Kow Juan Tiang

Deputy Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia
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Patrick Tung

Head of Market Access, Oncology International, AstraZeneca
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Marcus Wallenberg

Chairman SEB, SAAB, FAM, Director Temasek and Non-Executive Director AstraZeneca
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Horst Wasel

Vice President , Atlas Copco in Southeast Asia Holding

Capella Singapore

1 The Knolls, 098297