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Dear participants at the Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit,


Thank you for signing up to take part in this flagship event. It is with great regret that we have to inform you that we have decided to cancel the event based on the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus. Yesterday the Ministry of Health upgraded the DORSCOM to Code Orange (explained here: https://www.moh.gov.sg/diseases-updates/being-prepared-for-a-pandemic ) and also issued a recommendation that all non-essential large scale events should be cancelled or deferred. In consultation with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Business Sweden and local counterparts we have concluded that cancelling the “Summit” is the correct decision at this juncture as the health and well-being of our participants is our top priority. Over the course of the last few days it has also become clear that a number of our main speakers would cancel their participation.


It is our intention to seek a new date for the event when circumstances are right and we look forward to welcoming you as participants then!


To this end, we aim to keep your contact details in order to reach out once a new date has been agreed. If you object to this, please let us know and we will remove your details from the list.


Again, we thank you for your interest in being part of this event and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.



On behalf of the Organising Team - Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden and SwedCham



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

13 February 2020
14 February 2020
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01:00 pm 01:10 pm EXECUTIVE SCENE SETTER -


Chairman of the board, Astrazeneca
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12:45 pm 01:00 pm CLOSING REMARKS


Niclas Kvarnström
Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore

Sharanjit Leyl

BBC World News Presenter & Producer


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Anna Hallberg

Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs
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Chan Chun Sing

Minister for Trade and Industry, Republic of Singapore
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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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Richard Anund

Senior Director, Swedish Export Credit Corporation
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Ylva Berg

CEO & President, 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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Lena Carlsson

Deputy Director General, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
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Nirupa Chander

Country Managing Director, Power Grids Business, ABB Singapore

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

President and CEO for Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Presidential Adviser for Flagship Programs and Projects in 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

Saab Space Advisor, Prof. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Astronaut
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Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer and Director, DBS Group
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Carl -Johan 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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Derrick Heng

Group Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Health in Singapore,

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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Christian Ihre

Co-Founder & Partner, Lynxeye
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Leif Johansson

Chairman of the Board, AstraZeneca

Joakim Karlsson

CEO & President ENVAC AB
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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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David Lantz

Sustainability Manager, Scania Southeast Asia
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Steve Leonard

Founding CEO, SGInnovate

Sharanjit Leyl

BBC World News Presenter & Producer
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Jane Lim

Assistant Chief Executive of the Sectoral Transformation Group in the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore

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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Ong Keng Yong

Ambassador, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
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Akash Passey

Senior Vice President – Volvo Bus Corporation
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Fredrik Rosenholm

Sustainability strategist, Lynxeye
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Lars Rönnquist

Vice President and Head of Saab Singapore
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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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Benjamin Seet

Group Research Officer, National Healthcare Group (NHG), Singapore
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Jeffrey Seow

Managing Director, Envac Singapore
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Vinod Vijay Shetty

Medical Director and Asia Lung Cancer Medical Lead, AstraZeneca (AZ)
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Jyoti Shukla

Director, Singapore Hub for Infrastructure and Urban Development World Bank Group
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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/Director of Innovation and Development, 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

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

Horst Wasel

Vice President , Atlas Copco in Southeast Asia Holding

Capella Singapore

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