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Dear Subscriber,

SwedCham extends its warmest wishes for a great start to 2024 to all its esteemed members and friends.

As we embark on this new year, it's easy to acknowledge the prevalence of concerning news that fill our traditional and digital media channels. From the tumultuous global economy to frightening geopolitical developments and serious concerns about the state of our planet, the landscape appears challenging. These issues are indeed significant and extremely worrying. However, sometimes it is good to try to look a bit beyond the immediate news sources that bombard us on a daily basis, to get a bigger perspective on what's going on in the world. Here are a few sources that hopefully will inspire you as you kick off the new year:
  • At the end of every year, LinkedIn asks its community of Top Voices and experts to share the Big Ideas they believe will define the year ahead. If you are curious what came up for 2024, have a look at
  • Positive News, a media organisation dedicated to quality, independent reporting about what's going right in the world, has collected the top 25 good news stories of 2023. Read them
  • Do you remember Gapminder, the independent educational non-profit fighting global misconceptions which was founded by Swedish physician ? Check out Gapminder's website via  to understand why this team is convinced that a better world is possible if we care to work towards it
  • Feeling restless? Want to see more of the planet? Time Out has collected the 24 best things to do in the world in 2024 - find them
  • And finally - something completely different: Did you catch Oxford's Word of the Year for 2023? Finalists included, for example, "prompt", "situationship" and "swiftie". And the winner? Find it 
As we venture into 2024, don't lose hope! Let's draw strength from collectively striving for a brighter, more resilient future, both when it comes to work and private life.

Please find below the latest news from our business community.

Your dedicated SwedCham team, 

Lisa & Anna
New SwedCham Partner
We are delighted to welcome as new Partner Member for 2024. Headquarted in Hudiksvall, Sweden, and with a strong presence in Malaysia already, the company is now building up its presence throughout Southeast Asia - including Singapore - to better support manufacturing companies in the region, both with automation and

Key contact: , Country Manager Singapore.
New SwedCham Member
SwedCham welcomes the following new member to its business community:

Meson Group is a leading provider, manufacturer and stock keeper of supreme quality valves and related flow control products and systems for the global Marine industry. The HQ sits in Laholm, Sweden, with sales offices and warehouses in USA, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Dubai, Singapore and China.

Key contact:  , Managing Director.
Thank you, Horst!
SwedCham would like to thank its President  for outstanding service to the Swedish business community in Singapore, as he now retires from  after more than four decades with the company. His unwavering dedication during his time on SwedCham's board has played a pivotal role in shaping SwedCham into the vibrant and dynamic organisation it is today.

Horst, your presence will be sincerely missed.

SwedCham's Vice President  will take on the role as Interim President until the AGM in March.
First SwedCham Connect of the Year
On 25 January, Business Sweden will be hosting the first SwedCham Connect in 2024 at their offices on Orchard Road, and tickets are selling fast. 

Through a unique government and private sector mandate, supports Swedish companies to grow global sales and international companies to invest and expand in Sweden. With operations in over 40 markets, it is a key pilar of Team Sweden globally. Come and meet their Singapore team over a glass of wine!

Register for this event
How to work remotely in 2024
We're thrilled to announce that , the founder/CEO of and former SwedCham Board Member, will be in town next month! Join us on 25 February at SwedCham's 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 CEO APAC, .

Register for this event
New mentorship program in the making
Our thriving Female Mentorship Program, launched by SwedCham's HR community in 2021, is gearing up for its next phase in Q1/Q2. Following a high volume of requests, we are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of our third edition, and we are actively seeking a new cohort of mentees to participate. Don't miss this opportunity for yourself or a colleague to be part of a program that can make a tangible impact on career growth and development.

Does your company have great female leaders who you would like to see move on to more senior positions? Support their career journey by nominating them for SwedCham's Female Mentorship Program. 

SwedCham’s vision for the mentorship program:
  • Create a solid cross-industry network and a professional sounding board for female rising stars in SwedCham’s business community
  • Raise the bar for female leadership development in Singapore
  • Promote Swedish leadership values and strengthen ties between Swedish companies in Singapore.

Who can participate?
  • Mentees: The program is aimed at up-and-coming female leaders in middle management positions at SwedCham member companies. The mentees should already have a clear leadership position - either leading a business unit or a team of people.
  • Mentors: Senior female & male business leaders (C-suite level or equivalent), preferably with experience in developing female leaders.

Program set-up
The mentorship program will run over 6 months in groups of four: One mentor and three mentees. The group will meet face-to-face once a month, during working hours, for a 2-hour session. SwedCham will be in charge of setting up the groups. The cross-industry set-up provides a safe and neutral space where everyone can feel free to share and discuss openly.

The following SwedCham member companies have participated in the previous mentorship programs, either with mentees or mentors, or both: ABB, Anda Pacific, Alfa Laval, Atlas Copco, AstraZeneca, Axis Communications, Camfil, Dynapac, Electrolux, Hexagon, IKEA, Mentor Media, Scania, SKF, Tetra Pak and Volvo Group.

If your company is interested in participating, ask your HR team to contact  () to find out more about the mentee/mentor nomination process.

NB: For SwedCham's Corporate Members only.
Cohort #1, 2021-22: 21 mentees and 7 mentors.
Cohort #2, 2022-23: 29 mentees and 9 mentors.
Celebrate CNY at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa
ushers in the Year of the Dragon with a symphony of flavours, combining tradition and luxury.

Embrace the spirit of prosperity and indulgence with an abundant array of culinary offers. At , savour Chinese New Year-themed buffets from the SeafoodFest Chinese New Year Dinner Buffet to the Chinese New Year Sunday Brunch. Indulge in festive delights, such as a D.I.Y. Prosperity Yu Sheng Station, Traditional Chinese Boiled Jiao Zi Live Station and Cantonese-Style Steamed Sustainably Farmed Barramundi.

At , enjoy the Chinese New Year Tropical Afternoon Tea, with themed patisserie from Lemongrass Chilli Caramelised Chicken Bak Kwa Tartelette to Mandarin Orange Cheesecake. Complete the experience with Dragon’s Fang – a Chinese New Year cocktail comprising ginger-infused Shanghai gin, ginko tea, osmanthus, red dates, lemongrass and gula melaka.

Usher in prosperity from the comfort of home with our Infinite Reunions Takeaways, which includes Junior Executive Sous Chef Low Boon Han’s Norwegian Salmon Prosperity Yu Sheng, Prosperity and Blessings Bundles, the Pina Dulce de Leche by Pastry Chef Woody Kong and more.

In addition to these offerings, watch a lion and dragon dance performance on 10 February at 8.59am at the Lobby as part of the Chinese New Year festivities.
Partner news

Ny i stan? Välkommen med i ! Omkring 90 svenskor i Singapore är medlemmar i SWEA Singapore. De träffas flera gånger varje månad och stärker den svenska gemenskapen i Singapore samtidigt som de har roligt, utbyter erfarenheter och värnar om svensk kultur. SWEA Singapore arrangerar flera aktiviteter varje månad, allt från föredrag, studiebesök, möjligheter att jobba volontärt, sportaktiviteter till "Fika på Stan", fester och fredagsdrink med respektive.

Som medlem i SWEA är du inte bara en del av ett stort och välfungerande nätverk av svenska kvinnor i alla åldrar, du får även fortlöpande information om deras aktiviteter, och tillgång till SWEAs alla faddrar. 

Kontakta SWEA på deras hemsida .
Upcoming SwedCham events
Wednesday 17 January: Workshop on led by Ms , Leadership Consultant & Executive Coach and founder of

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

Tuesday 20 February: Join us for this breakfast talk where , Founder and CEO of SwedCham Member will give her view on the remote office.

Wednesday 28 February: , CEO, is our next guest for our .

Thursday 7 March: . Key note speaker: Professor , Director, .

Thursday 21 March: Visit to Singapore's 5G Garage - a collaboration between Singtel, Ericsson & Singapore Polytechnic, providing a live 5G test facility, training centre & ideation lab.
Recent SwedCham events
Tuesday 12 December: SwedCham Young Professionals hosted a at Prive ACM.

Thursday 30 November: Office neighbours Electrolux Professional and Hexagon hosted our last of the year.

Tuesday 21 November: Cross-Chamber After Work. Together with three other chambers, SwedCham's Young Professionals hosted an After Work in partnership with .

Monday 20 November: , Coach & Digital Marketing Trainer, and , Communication Skills Coach & Founder of guided us on how to improve our networking skills.
Developing your Leadership Intuition
Developing your Leadership Intuition


Jan 17, 2024
(8:15 AM - 10:00 AM) (GMT+8)


SwedCham Office
SwedCham Connect @ Business Sweden
SwedCham Connect @ Business Sweden


Jan 25, 2024
(6:30 PM - 8:30 PM) (GMT+8)


Business Sweden Offices
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)
Save the Date: SwedCham AGM 2024
Save the Date: SwedCham AGM 2024
Keynote by Professor Benjamin Horton, Earth Observatory of Singapore


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


Goodwood Park Hotel
SwedCham Main Partners
SwedCham Partners
SwedCham Gold Sponsors
SwedCham Silver Sponsors


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