Covid-19 is still ravaging around the world and brings with it both humanitarian and economical consequences. Through everyone’s hard work and determination we all managed to maintain Taiwan as a safe space for over 16 months but now we’ve taken a hit and everyone’s scrambling for vaccines to make sure we can get back to normal again.
Seeing our AGM has been postponed I want to take this opportunity to detail some of our more prominent activities these past 10 months. Even though we’ve had to postpone events such as our Midsummer party in Da’an Forest Park and the National Day of Sweden celebrations, the Chamber has tried its best to maintain momentum during the spring and we’re looking ahead with a positive mindset.
In closing I would like to thank the SCCT Board of Directors and Supervisors for the
commitment and partnership this past period, our organisation is strong because of you.
I wish you the best of summers and we hope we will get to meet with everyone again real soon!
2020/06 The Swedish Chamber of Commerce holds a seminar on Swedish trade and COVID-19 status
2020/06 Webinar: Trade webinar with Minister Ann Hallberg and Volvo Chairman of the Board Carl-Henric Svanberg
2020/07 Organized a meeting in Taipei with Taiwan’s representative to Sweden Mr. Vincent Yao
2020/07 Organized a seminar on how to issue online long-term agreements over the Internet.
2020/07 Co-hosted the Taipei All Chamber Happy Hour.
2020/07 IKEA Taoyuan store opening ceremony
2020/08 Seminar on operations research, competitiveness and sustainability.
2020/08 Young Professionals happy hour.
2020/09 Webinar: Seminar on "Leadership in Times of Disturbance”
2020/09 Webinar: “The Future of Work Travel”.
2020/09 Co-hosted All Chamber Happy Hour in Taipei
2020/10 Mentorship program kick-off with 23 mentors and mentees
2020/10 Young Professionals (YP) hosted a happy hour.
2020/11 Breakfast seminar: 2020 Business Climate Survey "Swedish Enterprises in Taiwan”
2020/11 Webinar: Mr Johan Nylander, The Epic Split” - why made in China is going out of style
2020/11 Organized a company visit with VOLVO Car Taiwan.
2020/12 Organized St Lucia celebration for 60 people in Mother of God Church in Tianmu
2020/12 Winter Bash party up in our Yangmingshan party HQ.
2020/12 Young Professionals (YP) organizes a Christmas happy hour.
2020/12 Brought in an additional 5 Corporate Members during 2020. Lost none.
2021/01 Launched our Sponsorship Program options. (YTD 320KNTD in additional revenue)
2021/01 Julia visited a bi-lingual show on National Education Radio Taiwan, to talk about Swedish education, exchange possibilities and how Swedish schools are working towards internationalization.
2021/02 Webinar: Mr Johan Nylander, The Epic Split” - why made in China is going out of style
2021/02 SCCT joins the general advisory committee of The General Chamber of Commerce of the R.O.C.
2021/02 Mackmyra whiskey tasting event with Mr. Robin Johansson from Vana Living
2021/03 SCCT and several members attended the memorial service for our dear friend
John Demers from Atlas Copco.
2021/03 Met with Taipei Major Ko Wen-je on culture and foreign business in Taipei.
2021/03 We arranged a Taco creation event with Young Professional team
2021/03 We co-hosted BlackHats Swedish food event in Taipei
2021/03 Webinar: Ericsson joint event on the dematerialized office; digital trends and Work From Home
2021/03 Webinar: IKEA presents their view on Social Entrepreneurship
2021/03 Distributed 500 semlor (traditional Swedish pastries) to our members across Taiwan.
2021/03 Webinar: A large hybrid event with SwedCham China with the three major Asia correspondents of the Swedish media scenery, Ulrika Bergsten, Björn Djurberg, and Marianne Björklund representing the Swedish National TV, Radio, and the Dagens Nyheter newspaper respectively.
2021/03 Arranged a SCCT Board of Directors workshop to set the 2021 strategy for the Chamber.
2021/03 Fredrik visited a bi-lingual radio show on National Education Radio Taiwan, to talk about Swedish business in Taiwan and Swedish leadership and values
2021/03 Event: Young Professional Swedish Entrepreneurship in Taiwan event with Vana Living and Enspyre
2021/03 We represented Sweden at a large Mackmyra launch event, hosted by Vana Living
2021/03 Met with NTPU regarding student exchange between Sweden and Taiwan
2021/03 Easter Celebration event together with Swedish School Taipei
2021/04 Webinar with Mr. Jacob Wallenberg, Nestor of Swedish Business
2021/04 Sweden Day 2021 survey conducted
2021/04 15.000 Swedish face masks produced and sold to members across Taiwan
2021/04 We have arranged meetings and struck certain collaboration deals with Taiwan Digital Diplomacy Association
2021/04 Written letter to the European Union parliaments rapporteur Mr. Charlie Weimers to express SCCT’s support in establishing EU’s stance on, and official relationship to Taiwan
2021/04 We arranged a ‘mini-Sweden Day’ for 700 students at Zhongzheng Senior high school together with YouTubers and Taiwan’s former representative to Sweden Dr. Daniel T.C. Liao
2021/04 Events: arranged two Stocks & Dinner events with Johan Skarendal.
2021/04 SCCT with Board member Mr Glenn Lio and Honorary member Dr Daniel T.C. Liao were guests of honor at a classic concert in Taipei.
2021/04 SCCT attended the grand opening of IKEA’s new Neihu store.
2021/04 Webinar: Mainland China Covid-19 update
2021/04 In searching for research assistans to support our cause we presented SCCT and our members to 60 TDDA volunteers
2021/05 to celebrate our 10th anniversary we launched a competition for a new Chamber logo
2021/05 Spent better part of May searching for a cost-efficient office solution for SCCT. There’s no solution yet but we're confident.
2021/05 Established collaboration with CEO for Star Cruises Taiwan for a Swedish food event in June, which had to be postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions
2021/05 Recruitment process for our next Internship is concluded after 24 interviews. Border restrictions means we will unfortunately have to run SCCT without an intern until Covid-19 situation improves
2021/05 Julia completed her 4 weeks as intern at IKEA, helping launch the joint Ericsson/IKEA video infomercial with YouTuber Jonas Tjäder, Mr. Chafic Nassif, Ericsson Taiwan and Mr. Hugo Asplund, IKEA Taiwan.
2021/05 Postponement of three physical events due to Covid-19 precautions.
2021/05 SCCT represented Sweden and our members on a 1-day field trip to Kaohsiung Science Parks with Ministry of Science and Technology.
2021/05 Launch of the SCCT 2021 Business Climate Survey
2021/05 Launched the SCCT Bi-monthly Macroeconomic Digest
2021/05 Webinar with Hill & Associates on ‘State of the Strait :Understanding and Responding to Geopolitical Risks in the Cross-Straits Relationship’