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Dear Subscriber,

Merry Everything and Happy Always!

As we are fast approaching the festive season, SwedCham would like to take this opportunity to thank our Members and extended business community in Singapore for a fantastic year. Thanks to all of you, SwedCham's membership base has not only grown in absolute terms, our reach within our member companies has also improved significantly over the past year. We are excited that our events and activities are attracting more and more people from different divisions and departments within our member companies. And as we are approaching 3000 followers on LinkedIn, our business community in Singapore and beyond is growing day by day. 

There are still stormy waters out there, but our mission remains the same: To continue to provide an excellent platform for Swedish companies to shine, grow and collaborate cross-industry in Singapore and beyond. We hope to have your continued support also for the coming 12 months.

For you who have not done so already, a gentle nudge not to forget to pay your membership fee for 2023 before the Christmas holidays. As you know, SwedCham is an independent membership organization with limited resources. Our membership fees cover all our fixed costs, such as office and staff. It would help us a lot in our planning for the coming year to know that we have your support also for 2023.  

And last but not least: For you who are interested in Swedish cultural traditions, don't miss SWEA Singapore's annual on Tuesday, 13 December, at 7 pm at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer.  Tickets can be bought

We wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a good start to 2023!

Please find below the latest news from our business community.

Your dedicated SwedCham team, 

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

: With HQ in Malmö, Sweden, Web Manuals has developed knowledge-management solutions for the aviation industry since 2008. Its aviation-specific cloud-based software-solution simplifies editing, reviewing, and distribution of manuals while ensuring that compliance with CAA regulation is met. 

Key contact: , Director of Operations APAC.
SwedCham explains
As we know well, nothing remains status quo in Singapore. With the help of SwedCham Member and Silver Sponsor , we aim to support your knowledge development in December and January within two important and distinctive areas:
  • Digitalisation of business processes: Incentive scheme launched in November by Singapore Government
  • Immigration: How to navigate COMPASS, the new immigration framework.
More details below.
Are you planning to digitalise your invoicing system? Now is the time to do it.

Singapore's Government has just launched a range of incentive grants to encourage larger enterprises to digitalise their business documents, starting from invoices. On Thursday 15 December, from SwedCham Member will explain how companies easily can apply for and receive these grants from IMDA. 

Register for this event .
Is your company compliant with Singapore's new immigration frame-work which is launching in 2023? 

On Wednesday 18 January, and from SwedCham's Silver Sponsor will join our Zoom room to explain the new point-based immigration framework, , and offer guidance on how businesses can prepare and identify the potential impacts on workforces.

Register for this event .
W4W hosted a cross-chamber extravaganza
Full house at LeBar  as SwedCham's Women4Women Forum hosted a women's cross-chamber AW on 10 November. 100+ professional women met up for this opportunity to connect across 11 European Chambers of Commerce - in true resort-style. Given the crowd and the buzz at LeBar, we clearly need to cross paths more often.
Temasek visit in Bukit Batok
Last week, we were honoured to have  (Temasek Shophouse Management) and  (Community Network and Partnerships) visiting SwedCham's new local outreach initiative The Green Innovation Centre (GIC) in Bukit Batok, to learn more about this unique collaborative project which focuses on supporting Singapore in implementing the SG Green Plan 2030 on grass root level. 

Through this initiative, we have linked arms with a garden community in Bukit Batok as well as with and the in Bukit Batok. Based on a collaborative bottom-up process, the project is aiming to support the community in exploring a sustainable urban lifestyle with knowledge, solutions and services around the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) and green living (gardening and connecting with nature). SwedCham's team is partnering with schools, sustainability-focused local SMEs and resident volunteers to create an agora at this garden, which has been lovingly built by local volunteers over the past decade, where people of all ages can meet and learn about sustainable urban living. The project includes, for example, to build a therapeutic corner in the garden for elderly and physically impaired and to create an activity area for knowledge development workshops for people of all ages. For SwedCham’s Sponsors, there are opportunities to get involved in 3R activity workshops (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle), staff volunteering, improving the garden concept with smart tech solutions, mentoring/engaging with local SMEs - or just sponsor a good cause.

We hope that this program will replicate and initiate more people and companies to engage in this important work in Singapore. Through partnership and collaboration between businesses and communities, we have no doubt that the SG Green Plan can be successful.

From SwedCham, this initiative will be led by our GIC Task Force and

If you are a SwedCham Member interested in finding out more about this initiative, please do not hesitate to reach out to us on
This initiative is sponsored by the following SwedCham Members:
YP @ Forsman & Bodenfors
SwedCham's Young Professionals network gave their Members a unique opportunity in November, as they organised a company visit at the Swedish creative agency ​.

The attendees got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into how award winning advertising campaigns are born, and the first hand story of how the agency applies its Swedish corporate values in an Asian context.

They also got the rare opportunity to test their creative minds in a strategic ideation exercise guided by the people behind iconic campaigns for SK-II, GoJek, SESG and many others.
Heads up Swedish students in Singapore!
Are you a Swedish business student who will study in Singapore during Q1-2 2023? Would you be interested in working part time with Team Sweden on two distinctive projects during your semester here? 

Team Sweden is looking for support to produce the Sweden in Singapore Business Directory and Business Climate Survey for 2023 and would like to find a self-driven and hands-on student to be part of the team. During these projects, you will have the opportunity to interact closely with the Swedish business community in Singapore and learn about the market and its business climate. 

Check  if you are eligible to work on your student visa whilst in Singapore. If you are, you are welcome to contact us at to find out more about this job opportunity.
Partner events

Don't miss SWEA's candle lit annual Lucia procession which will take place on Tuesday 13 Dec at at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. Christmas won't get more Christmassy than this!  Book your ticket .


After three years of absence due to covid, it is time again for Herrarnas Julmiddag! This traditional Swedish Christmas dinner, hosted by Singapore's Bandy Klubb for gentlemen only, will be held on 9 December at Singapore Polo Club. Register for the event .


SAVE THE DATE: On 23 March 2023, the four Nordic Embassies, in collaboration with Iceland, will host a NORDIC NIGHT event in Singapore. More information to follow.
Upcoming SwedCham events
Thursday 13 December:  at Hemlig. Join for glögg, julgodis and more!

Thursday 15 December: . Mr , Managing Director at  ASEAN, will go through how to benefit from IMDA's new incentive scheme, which has been launched to encourage MNCs and SME to go digital, starting with invoicing. 

Wednesday 18 January: . , Managing Director APAC, and , Global Immigration Manager at SwedCham Silver Sponsor  will give an overview on , Singapore's new point-based immigration framework, as well as offer guidance on how businesses can prepare and identify the potential impacts on workforces.

Thursday 2 February:  @ Our next SwedCham Connect will be hosted by GAC. Join us for a glass of wine (or two) - a great way to connect with old and new friends after the CNY holidays.

Thursday 16 February: Sustainability Simulation Workshop with .

Tuesday 21 February. Market Outlook: The Philippines with Business Sweden.

Wednesday 15 March: SwedCham's Annual General Meeting 2023.

Wednesday 3 May: An Economist's View on APAC with , Head of Asia Strategy, at .
Recent SwedCham events
Monday 5 December: We had the pleasure of welcoming Ambassador H.E.  and Trade Commissioner for an in-person session on doing business in Malaysia. Thank you, , for hosting us.

Tuesday 22 November: SwedCham Singapore hosted President & CEO of  in our the most recent session of SwedCham APAC CEO Series.

Thursday 17 November: . SwedCham's Young Professionals visited SwedCham member to get a peak into how award-winning advertising campaigns are born.
YP Christmas Afterwork
Join for glögg, julgodis and more!


Dec 13, 2022
(7:00 PM - 9:30 PM) (GMT+8)


IMDA's LEAD Connect & Transact Grants ex...
How Singapore & APAC want MNCs to digitalise invoicing


Dec 15, 2022
(8:30 AM - 9:30 AM) (GMT+8)
Singapore's New Immigration Framework Ex...
The Complementarity Assessment Framework (COMPASS)


Jan 18, 2023
(8:30 AM - 9:30 AM) (GMT+8)
SwedCham Connect @ GAC


Feb 2, 2023
(6:30 PM - 8:30 PM) (GMT+8)


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