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Dear Subscriber,

As we usher in the Year of the Dragon, SwedCham extends its warmest wishes to our extended business community for a prosperous Lunar New Year.

Amidst our celebrations, let's recognise the similarities between Sweden and Singapore, including our shared commitment to innovation, sustainability, and fostering a dynamic business environment. Both nations prioritise technology advancements, embrace diversity, and advocate for progressive policies, providing a fertile ground for collaboration and growth. Let's leverage these commonalities to forge stronger partnerships and drive mutual success in the year ahead.

In this newsletter, don't miss three exciting opportunities listed under Partner News to deepen your connections with Singapore and its society:
  1. Learn about 's , open to tech start-ups and scale-ups based in Singapore
  2. Develop your senior leaders in sustainability management with the new , in collaboration with the Stockholm School of Economics
  3. Apply for the  to get your company recognised nationally for its positive impact on society.

Happy Lunar New Year to all of you!

Please find below the latest news from our business community.

Your dedicated SwedCham team, 

Lisa & Anna
New SwedCham members
SwedCham welcomes the following new members to its business community:

: Epiroc is a Swedish manufacturer of mining and infrastructure equipment. The company boasts a global workforce of 17,000 employees and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Its manufacturing facilities span across Sweden, the United States, Canada, Australia, China, India, Japan, and Germany. Notably, Singapore serves as one of its primary distribution hubs worldwide.

Key contact: , Vice President Marketing APAC & General Manager Southeast Asia.

Do you want to know more about Epiroc? Our next guest at SwedCham's APAC CEO Talks will be Epiroc's Group CEO - have a look for more information.


: Movenet manages international relocation & global mobility services, such as work permits, home search, moving goods, and intercultural training. The company has its HQ in Malmö, Sweden, with offices in the USA, China, and Singapore, and associates on the ground in more than 120 destinations worldwide.

Key contact: , Vice President, Global Mobility Services.
SwedCham AGM 2024
 will be held on Thursday 7 March at Goodwood Park Hotel. This year we are honoured to have Mr  as our keynote speaker. 

With a diverse background in Singaporean politics, media, international affairs, and security, Nicholas will give us his perspectives on the dynamics shaping the strategic landscape of Asia-Pacific nations, both with regards to business and geopolitics.

The AGM is free of charge. A drink and a light dinner will be served during the event. Register for this event .
How AI is transforming physical security
On 1 March, join us as , CEO of , sheds light on the evolving landscape of physical security driven by AI innovation. AI integration has already started to revolutionise security systems, enabling them to swiftly adapt to emerging threats. By integrating surveillance cameras, sensors, and monitoring devices, AI systems can proactively detect anomalies, identify potential threats, and issue timely alerts. This knowledge session will focus on how AI is reshaping the realm of physical security and the advancements that are transforming the way we safeguard people, assets, and infrastructure.

SwedCham member Access World Technic, founded in 1993 in Stockholm, is a security company focusing on global security system for access control, video surveillance and intrusion detection to secure, protect and monitor facilities such as offices, data centers, warehouses and other large production sites.

This event is free of charge and open to both SwedCham members and non-members. Register .
How to work remotely in 2024
 Founder/CEO and former SwedCham Board Member  is in town! Join us on 20 February for a SwedCham knowledge event where Nellie will delve into an incredibly relevant topic: Remote working.

After Tigerhall's remarkable expansion in the US, Nellie relocated to Los Angeles last year. With 17% of Forbes 100 companies as clients and a team of 75 employees across 16 global locations, all working remotely, Tigerhall's success in this realm is impressive. How do they achieve this? Join us for an insightful session and uncover their secrets in building a remote company culture.

The conversation with Nellie Wartoft will be led by , Partner and Board & CEO Practice APAC Lead, .

Register for this event 
IWD 2024: Inspire inclusion
As  is approaching, we are excited to announce that, like last year, we will join forces with a number of international chambers in Singapore to welcome everybody - women and men alike - on 4 March for an evening of celebration and discussion around the significance of inclusion in the journey towards gender equality. Hosted by , this evening gathering will feature a keynote by , Co-founder of .

Register for this event 
Member news
Volvo launches upgraded heavy-duty trucks

Volvo’s range of heavy-duty trucks – the Volvo FH, FM and FMX models – are being upgraded with new technologies and the latest in camera monitoring for even better efficiency, safety and productivity for demanding businesses. 

The upgrades on the Volvo FH, FM and FMX trucks are the latest in ’ continuous engineering efforts to optimize its trucks. The Volvo FH Electric – recently chosen as International Truck of the Year 2024 – becomes even more energy-efficient and the upgraded Volvo FH16 will be the most powerful truck in the industry with an all-new efficient 780 hp engine for the toughest assignments. Regardless of which powertrain the customer chooses – electric, gas or diesel – all variants of Volvo's heavy-duty trucks will benefit from a high level of efficiency, safety and driving experience.
“The heavy-duty Volvo trucks are icons in the industry, and with the latest upgrades, I am confident that we will further strengthen our position in this segment,” comments , President of Volvo Trucks. “Our skilled engineers have done a tremendous job in fine-tuning our heavy-duty trucks for reduced CO2 emissions, improved safety and even better productivity and customer satisfaction.”
Heart on Wheels drive-through with Polestar

SwedCham member will be hosting Heart on Wheels 2024, a drive-through donation event, on 2-3 March for the second year running. The two-day charity donation drive is held in partnership with charity organisation and aims to raise 25,000 food items ($150,000 in food donations) to support the residents in the Lengkok Bahru area. 

SwedCham's members are cordially invited to join Polestar in this meaningful initiative to support the less fortunate. All details on how to go about can be found .
Partner News
Enterprise Singapore: GIA Stockholm Acceleration Program

is launching the second edition of its Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) Stockholm Acceleration Program in partnership with Swedish digital accelerator . Built on the knowledge of what start-ups and scale-ups need, the GIA Acceleration Programme to Stockholm aims to help tech companies based in Singapore scale up their business in Sweden and the larger Nordic region to explore innovation and business opportunities. The program is jointly supported by Enterprise SG and Swedish government agencies  and 

Participating companies can expect to achieve the following:
  • Clarity to reach business goals and how to solve growth limiters
  • A strong growth strategy based on the scaleup’s ambitions
  • Coaching with a serial scaleup entrepreneur customised to individual needs
  • Access to customers, networks of investors, corporates and service providers
  • Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, pitching, co-working space.

Find more information  or contact Jerrold Chua at . To apply for this program, sign up  by 16 February 2024.
NTU: New Executive MSc in Sustainability Management

During the Sweden Indo-Pacific Business Summit in December, launched a new Executive Master of Science in Sustainability Management programme to equip executives and professionals with the knowledge, skills, and tools to respond to sustainability challenges and implement sustainable practices in organisations as Singapore transitions to a green economy. In addition, a Letter of Intent was signed with the Stockholm School of Economics during this event, solidifying collaboration around academia, research and exchange for this executive program.

Designed for working professionals, this part-time Master’s programme offers stackable learning pathways through NTU’s FlexiMasters programme. This approach not only accommodates participants' schedules but also contributes to the academic requirements of the Executive MSc. Moreover, eligible participants can benefit from a SkillsFuture subsidy of up to 90% for the FlexiMasters programme, thus reducing the overall cost of the Executive MSc programme.

Interested? Click for more information on how to apply. 
NVPC: Company of Good Recognition System

Amidst economic uncertainties, climate change, and a growing social consciousness, businesses must play a more active role in society to maintain relevance and achieve success. Your organization has the opportunity to gain national recognition for its dedication to corporate purpose and impact across the People, Society, Governance, Environment, and Economic dimensions through the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre’s (NVPC) .

Sign up for the Recognition System briefing on 27 February, 7 March or 14 March
to discover how your company can be acknowledged for its societal contributions. Alternatively, reach out to NVPC at for more details.
Upcoming SwedCham events
Wednesday 14 February: invites SwedCham Singapore's business community to join a free event on the current view of Sweden as a brand.

Tuesday 20 February: Join us for a breakfast talk where , Founder and CEO of , ​will give her perspectives on building remote office culture.

Wednesday 28 February: We welcome , Group CEO of to our next .

Friday 1 March: . , CEO of , will provide us with a comprehensive overview of how AI is reshaping the landscape of physical security.

Monday 4 March: . Join us for an inspiring cross-chamber evening in anticipation of .

Thursday 7 March: . Keynote speaker: , Senior Advisor, .

Thursday 21 March: A visit to the /  at  - Singapore’s first 5G standalone trial network. NB: Registration not yet open.

Thursday 25 April: with Sweden's Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe and Trade Commissioner David Lidén. 

Saturday 9 November: SwedCham's Annual Midwinter Ball at Sofitel Sentosa.
Recent SwedCham events
Wednesday 7 February: Market Outlook - Thailand with  Sweden's Trade Commissioner to Thailand and Country Manager, .

Thursday 25 January: kick-started the year by hosting our first for 2024.

Wednesday, 17 January: Workshop on developing the intuitive leader led by , Leadership Consultant / Executive Coach and Founder of
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Feb 14, 2024
(11:00 PM - 11:55 PM) (GMT+8)
Remote work beyond covid: Tigerhall's story
Remote work beyond covid: Tigerhall's st...


Feb 20, 2024
(8:15 AM - 10:00 AM) (GMT+8)


Helena Hedblom, CEO, Epiroc Group
Helena Hedblom, CEO, Epiroc Group
SwedCham APAC CEO Series


Feb 28, 2024
(3:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (GMT+8)
Securing Tomorrow: Harnessing AI for Physical Security
Securing Tomorrow: Harnessing AI for Phy...
Innovative Solutions for a Safer World


Mar 1, 2024
(8:15 AM - 10:00 AM) (GMT+8)


SwedCham Office
IWD 2024: Inspire Inclusion
IWD 2024: Inspire Inclusion
A Cross-chamber Event


Mar 4, 2024
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM) (GMT+8)
SwedCham AGM 2024
SwedCham AGM 2024
Keynote by Nicholas Fang


Mar 7, 2024
(6:30 PM - 9:00 PM) (GMT+8)


Goodwood Park Hotel
SwedCham Connect @ Axis Communications
SwedCham Connect @ Axis Communications


May 9, 2024
(6:30 PM - 8:30 PM) (GMT+8)


Axis Communications
7 Temasek Boulevard, #41-01/02/03...
SwedCham Main Partners
SwedCham Partners
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