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Dear Subscriber,

What a joy to see the European Ambassadors together with Minister  on stage at Shangri-La Hotel as we celebrated Europe Day this week. Every year on 9 May, the EU member states commemorate the signing of the on 9 May 1950. The declaration was an ambitious plan to secure long-term peace in post-war Europe and is considered the beginning of what is now the European Union. The theme of this year's Europe Day is building a Europe that is green, digital, and competitive, fair and skilled, as well as strong, resilient, and safe.

At this moment, we are challenged by both political and economic uncertainty in our region. Unity among the EU member states is the only way forward in these turbulent times. At SwedCham, we believe in strong cooperation and solidarity between the European countries. We also believe in the importance of remembering our history.

Happy Europe Day, everyone!  

Please find below the latest news from our business community.

Your dedicated SwedCham team, 

Lisa & Anna

Photo credit: Delegation of the European Union to Singapore
New SwedCham Member
SwedCham welcomes the following new member to its business community:

: Hyper Island is a transdisciplinary business school that sits at the intersection of business, technology and innovation to build people for the unknown. Founded in Karlskrona, Sweden, in 1996, the company now has campuses in Singapore, Tokyo, Manila, London, Manchester, New York, Sao Paulo, Stockholm and Karlskrona. Hyper Island's APAC hub offers a Master’s degree, programmes and corporate learning solutions.

Key contact: , Director of Business Development APAC. Reach her at
New SwedCham Silver Sponsor
is joining SwedCham's business community as a new Silver Sponsor. Located in the southernmost tip of Sentosa island, amidst 27 acres of tropical woodlands and atop a cliff, the resort features 211 rooms and suites, four villas, the largest Sofitel SPA in the world, three dining establishments with alfresco dining options and a dedicated celebrations & events centre, with 12 meeting rooms / event spaces and two ballrooms.

Key contact: , Director of Sales.
Full focus on SME members
This year, SwedCham would like to put an extra spotlight on our SME members to support growth and make sure that everybody is aware of the full range of fantastic value propositions which exist within SwedCham's dynamic business community. Together with a group of SME representatives, we have been working on a specific agenda for 2023, with the aim to bring our SME members closer together to find business- and collaboration opportunities both between each other but also vis-à-vis our larger MNC members. Below you find two early outcomes of this working group: 1) A cross-chamber Meet & Pitch event on 17 May; and 2) A new feature in our communications channels: SME of the Month. 

SwedCham's member companies provide a plethora of products and services. For those companies currently looking for business partners, SwedCham is more than willing to help to first assess the Swedish business community in Singapore, before expanding the search externally.
Cross-chamber meet & pitch opportunity
Twelve international Chambers in Singapore are joining forces to help you showcase your business - over 70 attendees registered already!

SMEs, start-ups, scale-ups - if you are tired of polite small talk at Chamber events and just want to get down to business, here is an event for you: On 17 May 12 international chambers in Singapore will get together for a meet & pitch event where the sole focus will be on talking business and circulating. Larger companies are of course welcome too, but do expect to get down to business straight away in your conversations. A friendly and informal "speed dating" event where you might find a new client, supplier, business partner, mentor - or just a new friend.  

Register for this event .
SME of the Month: Valiber Group
is a full-service marketing and communications agency founded by Swedes and . With many years in Asia, the goal for Valiber Group is to be a bridge between Scandinavia and the region, providing services in PR, design, branding, digital, advertising, social media, event management and more.  Working with both international and local clients, Valiber Group has built a strong reputation for delivering innovative and effective marketing strategies that increase sales and achieve business objectives. The agency always works closely to understand clients’ needs and create customised solutions, ranging from new market launches to interior design.  

The team at Valiber Group consists of international marketing professionals who are well-versed in the latest industry trends and best practices. Valiber has its headquarters in Singapore, with offices in Hong Kong and Stockholm and representation through partners in all major markets in South East Asia.

To work with Valiber, please email Jonas at
How to link management accounting with sustainability
Governments and regulatory bodies across the world are tightening regulations around management accounting to make companies pay greater attention to the environmental and social impact of their corporate actions. If you would like to learn how to connect your ESG performance with your operational and financial outcome, join our next knowledge session hosted by SwedCham member

Register for this event 
New local outreach initiative launches soon
Less than a month left until we launch SwedCham's new local outreach initiative The Green Innovation Hub on Thursday 8 June. Come and visit us at Cosy Garden, Block 106, Bukit Batok Central!
A team from Atlas Copco helping to prepare the newly built therapeutic garden for the launch of the Green Innovation Hub in Bukit Batok. 
Young Professionals visited Spotify
SwedCham's Young Professionals network recently hosted a company visit at Spotify. YP members learned about Spotify's mission and values in a brand introduction from their HR team and were treated to an exclusive after hours tour of their offices. The evening also featured a fun quiz where members had a chance to prove their music knowledge.

Next YP company visit will be at on 11 May. Register
Partner news

The in Singapore has the honour of opening the with the screening of the Swedish movie , directed by  on 17 May at 8 pm at (Golden Mile Tower). The movie tells the story of the revolutionary Swedish artist and feminist pioneer Hilma af Klint. Well ahead of her time, in the early 1900s, she created evocative abstract paintings. The movie portrays the intense struggles she faced as a female artist trying to find a place for herself and gain recognition in a male-dominated field.

For more information about the EU Film-festival and to book tickets, click .


Team Sweden will host an Indo-Pacific Business Summit on 5 December this year. This Summit will be a direct continuation of the Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit (SSEABS) that has been held in 2016, 2018 and 2021. As such, it will be a high-level meeting with the purpose to secure long-term collaboration between Sweden and Singapore in the direction of driving innovation that enables the green transition. The summit will hav a regional outlook and participants include governmental representatives, business leaders, and the academia. A formal invitation will be sent out later in May.

The overarching theme for Indo-Pacific Business Summit 2023 will be: Creating a Singapore-Sweden Innovation Platform for Green Transition in the Indo-Pacific Region. Supporting themes include:
  • Creating a competitive advantage to capture green growth opportunities
  • Attracting and developing talent in an era of green transition
  • Building a resilient society.


Hjärtligt välkomna till det traditionsenliga nationaldagsfirandet på Singapore Polo Club!
Datum: Tisdagen den 6 juni 2022
Tid: Kl. 17:00
Plats: Singapore Polo Club, 80 Mount Pleasant Rd, Singapore 298334
Klädsel: Sommar-fin!
Anmälan: Klicka för anmälan senast torsdagen den 1 juni
Kontaktperson: Karin Widell, tel +65 9137 4209.
Upcoming SwedCham events
Thursday 11 May: . Come join YP for a special evening at Polestar's stylish showroom.

Wednesday 17 May: Cross-chamber  at Las Palmas Rooftop Bar @ Courtyard by Marriott Novena.

17, 18, 19 May: CEO Luncheons at  (by invitation only).

Tuesday 30 May: - understanding the impact of sustainability factors on financial performance, with  and , Founders of .

Thursday 8 June: Inauguration of SwedCham's latest local outreach initiative: The Green Innovation Hub in Bukit Batok (by invitation only).

Tuesday 5 September: Digital Trade Transformation with SwedCham's Silver Sponsor .

Thursday 21 September: SwedCham Connect @ .

Thursday 28 September: Investment protection in Asia – what every business should know with , Partner at .

Saturday 4 November: SwedCham's Annual Midwinter Ball.

Thursday 30 November: Office neighbours  and will jointly host this SwedCham Connect. 
Recent SwedCham events
Wednesday 10 May: SwedCham China hosted  with , President & CEO of , as the guest speaker.

Wednesday 3 May: , Head of Asia Strategy at  gave us an informative update on China's recovery journey.  

Thursday 20 April: SwedCham's Main Partner hosted our business community for a networking session at their offices.

Tuesday 18 April: Cross-chamber . A networking event hosted by the Irish Chamber of Commerce and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

Thursday 13 April: SwedCham's Young Professionals' network visited for a casual and musical evening.
YP x Polestar - Company Visit
Join us for an exclusive evening at the Polestar Showroom


May 11, 2023
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) (GMT+8)


Polestar Singapore Showroom
Cross-chamber Meet & Pitch AW
Come and Showcase your Business!


May 17, 2023
(6:30 PM - 8:30 PM) (GMT+8)


Las Palmas Rooftop Bar @ Courtyard by Marriott Novena
Sustainability Management Accounting
Understanding the Impact of Sustainability Factors on Financial Performance


May 30, 2023
(8:15 AM - 10:00 AM) (GMT+8)


SwedCham Office
SwedCham Connect @ Business Sweden


Sep 21, 2023
(6:30 PM - 8:30 PM) (GMT+8)


Business Sweden Offices
SwedCham Main Partners
SwedCham Partners
SwedCham Gold Sponsor
SwedCham Silver Sponsors


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