Lead by H.E. Ambassador Mr Staffan Herrström, Team Sweden in Thailand is represented at the inaugural Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit, held during 21 – 22 September 2016.
In addition to the Ambassador, Minister Counsellor Deputy Head of Mission Ms Charlotta Schlyter as well as Trade Comissioner Ms Vivianne Gillman (Business Sweden) represent the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok. The Thai-Swedish of Commerce is represented by President Mr Jan Eriksson and Vice President Lars Svensson.
Jan Eriksson told ScandAsia in the afternoon of the first session-packed day that the summit had so far delivered above his expectation, and he had set that bar relatively low. This overall sentiment at the summit was that summit ands programme was very worthwhile.
The sessions for the first day of the summit included: ‘Economic and Political Outlook on Southeast Asia’, ‘Looking ahead: Southeast Asia in 2020 – key factors for business to consider’ and ‘Success stories – perspectives from the ground’ (with Swedish companies share their experience of doing business in Southeast Asia).
The first day ended with a Gala Dinner hosted by Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation and Mrs. Ylva Berg, CEO of Business Sweden.
Team Sweden is an umbrella made up of public authorities, government agencies and companies that all work to promote Swedish exports abroad. At home, Team Sweden is led by the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. Abroad, a local Team Sweden led by the Swedish Ambassador will assist companies around the world. Team Sweden in Southeast Asia stands ready to help businesses discover and explore business opportunities in the region.