The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with close to 240 Swedish and Sweden-related member companies, officially recognized as foreign chamber by the PRC.

Our mission is to advance our members’ business interests through Networking, Information and Facilitation. To that end, our activities include events, seminars, closed-door dialogues, surveys, reports as well as top-level meetings.

Furthermore, we aim to improve Sino-Swedish business ties and promote the Swedish brand through the Team Sweden collaboration with among others the Swedish Embassy and Consulates General, Business Sweden, etc. .

The Chamber’s is headquartered in Beijing, with local representation in Shanghai.

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Over the past few years, the global defence industry has undergone significant transformations. Long-standing geopolitical alliances have shifted, new economic powerhouses have risen, and emerging technologies have revolutionised warfare. These factors have not only reshaped the way nations perceive security but also altered the very nature of defence manufacturing and strategy.

In order to keep citizens safe, the defence industry in 2023 is under pressure to keep pace of both rapidly developing technology and evolving shifts on the geopolitical stage. This includes staying ahead in areas such as artificial intelligence, autonomous solutions, robotics, while also contending with the ever-growing challenges posed by asymmetric threats, cyber warfare, and the escalating significance of climate change in defence planning. These challenges require highly agile organisations that can quickly adjust to new ways of working, and has firmly established innovation as a key success factor.

We are delighted to welcome Micael Johansson, President and CEO of Saab Group, as our guest at our next SwedCham APAC CEO Talk. Mr Johansson will share with us how he sees the role of the defence industry in our society today and outline his key strategic priorities for Saab Group. He will also comment on how current geopolitical uncertainties impact the company and what he considers as crucial measures in order to continue to keep our world a safe place.

The conversation with Mr Johansson will be led by Meia Nouwens, Senior Fellow for Chinese Defence Policy and Military Modernization at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

Online event exclusively for SwedCham Members in the APAC region. Thank you Swedish Chamber of Commerce Singapore for main-organizing the event.

Previous guests at SwedCham's APAC CEO Series:

Jesper Brodin, CEO, Ingka Group

Mats Ramström, President & CEO, Atlas Copco Group

Christian Levin, President & CEO, Scania Group

Jonas Samuelson, CEO, Electrolux AB.

About Saab

Founded in 1937, Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission: To help nations keep their people and society safe. The company designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems. Headquartered in Sweden and with operations on every continent, Saab continuously develops, adapts and improves new technology to meet its customers' changing needs. In 2022, the company had 19,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 42 bn.


8 November, 2023 , Wendesday


15:00 - 16:00 (Beijing Time)


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In English


Members / Family of Members / YP: 100 RMB

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Michael Johansson (President and CEO of Saab AB)

Michael Johansson

President and CEO of Saab AB

Meia Nouwens (Senior Fellow for Chinese Security and Defence Policy at International Institute for Strategic Studies)

Meia Nouwens

Senior Fellow for Chinese Security and Defence Policy at International Institute for Strategic Studies

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