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Sweden-China Trade Council
Box 55680
102 15 Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 22 68 88
Visit: Näringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

Navigating China – a full day conference on doing business with a constantly developing China

To facilitate the increasing need of information, knowledge and sharing of experiences when doing business in and with the Chinese market, Sweden-China Trade Council is proud to welcome you to Navigating China, a full-day conference, taking place in Stockholm on September 21, 2023 .

Navigating China aims to elaborate on a number of the most important topics related to trade with China today, created with both the needs of SME’s as well as large Swedish companies in mind.


The program consists of three parts.

The first part, open to SCTC members only, offers round-table discussions for members to share experience and knowledge.

Registration: 09:45

Round-table discussions: 10:00 – 11:45 including coffee break (Members Only)

Topics (Two topics/participant to be chosen after registration)

  • Supply Chains, Due Dilligence and Reporting/How to relate to new regulations/Carolina Dackö, Partner, Mannheimer Swartling
  • Handling risks in a challenging environment – how does the global development affect our China business?/Lars-Åke Severin, Founder & CEO, PSU and Hillevi Pårup, Analyst, Swedish National China Center
  • M&A in China – How to find your Chinese Partner?/Markus Dahlström, Partner, Nordic Match & Katja Lindvall, Vice President, Moving Floor
  • How to Bridge Culture Differences/Lovisa Bergendal Lindstedt, Vice President Competence and Leadership Development, Höganäs & Daria Yan, Senior Associate, Mannheimer Swartling
  • Freight and logistics after the pandemic – new tougher environmental regulations create new conditions/Jacob Minnhagen, Senior Market Development Manager, Port of Gothenburg

Afternoon Program 12:00 – 20:00 – Registration opens at 11:45

The second part will kick-off with a networking lunch inviting important players from both the Swedish business community as well as the official Sweden followed by panel discussions.

  • Lunch, welcome speech and mingle
  • China’s Economy at a Glance/Frédéric Cho, Founder, Frédéric Cho Advisory AB and Vice Chairman, Sweden-China Trade Council
  • China as a Global Actor /Erik Meyersson, Chief Emerging Markets Strategist, SEB
  • Panel Discussion  #1 – What does doing business in China mean today and tomorrow?/Moderator: Ulf Pehrsson, Chairman, Sweden-China Trade Council
  • Panel Discussion #2 – Production in China – Is there a Future?/Moderator: Keika Lee, Director of Regulatory Affairs IKEA Range and Supply, Board Member, Sweden-China Trade Council
  • Coffee Break
  • Panel Discussion #3 – China’s Innovation System/Moderator: Carl Jeding, Director of Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson, Board Member, Sweden-China Trade Council
  • China – past and present. Facts or emotions, opportunity or risk? – a reflection: Lars-Åke Severin, Founder and CEO, PSU
  • Conclusion and SummaryLeif Johansson, Chairman, Ecolean, former Chairman Astra Zeneca and Ericsson
  • Finally, we will round-up the day at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities on Skeppsholmen with a networking dinner and the opportunity to continue to engage with all participants.

Confirmed speakers and panelists:

Håkan Jevrell, State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Joakim Abeleen, Trade and Invest Commissioner & Vice President EastAsia and Pacific, Business Sweden

Anders Ahnlid, Director General, National Board of Trade

Johan Annell, Partner, ARC Consulting

Chris Engström, CEO, Eletta Group

Pernilla Halldin, Head of Public Affairs, HM Group

Leif Johansson, Chairman, Ecolean, former Chairman Astra Zeneca and Ericsson

Tina Karlberg, Science and Innovation Counsellor, Swedish Embassy in Beijing

Lars Sandström, CFO, Getinge AB

Lars-Åke Severin, Founder & CEO, PSU

Tommy Shi, Associated Professor, Lund University

Carl-Fredrik Zachrisson, Head of Digitalisation and IT, Commercial Operations, Scania CV

More speakers and panelists will be added to the program once confirmed.

Finally, 17:30 – 20:00, we will round-up the day at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities on Skeppsholmen with a networking dinner and the opportunity to continue to engage with all participants.

End of program 20:00 

Please note: The program is subject to change.

Not only can you participate in person, your company can also grasp the opportunity to become a conference partner to reach out to all participants ahead of and during the conference. Please contact if your company would like to learn more about this offer.

Where? Näringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

When? Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 09:45 – 20:00 CEST (09:45 – 11:45 Members Only)

Cost: SCTC Members SEK3 900 plus VAT. Non-Members SEK4 900 plus VAT. Two or more participants from the same company/organisation receives the following discount:

2 Participants – 10% discount

3 Participants – 15% discount

4 Participants – 20% discount

Not a Member yet? As a new member after July 1 you will receive a discount of 50% on the service fee in 2023. Become a Member here!

Seats are limited! Please register before September 15 and note that registration is binding.

A Warm Welcome!

Bookings are closed for this event.