Summary of the 3rd Sweden Korea Business Forum
The 3rd Sweden Korea Business Forum was held on June 26th, 2014 at Seoul Club
Hallasan room. SCCK members as well as representatives from Swedish companies in Korea
participated in this forum. The forum started with welcoming greetings by Mr. Peter
Carlberg, chairman of SCCK, and Mr. Johan Chun, business commissioner of Business
The first presentation was by Dr. Yanggyu Byun, Economist of Korea Economic Research
Institute. His presentation title was on "The Korean Economic Climate and Outlook for
The second presentation was by Mr. Johan Chun, Trade commissioner of Business Sweden in
Korea with the title of "Trade Developement between Sweden and Korea & Future
Possibilities for the FTA". Following was a presentation of the business survey result by
Mr. Axel Brangenfeldt from Business Sweden.
There were two panel discussions with Swedish companies. The first topic was "Challenges
and success factors for Swedish products and services in Korea". The panels were from SCA
Hygiene Products Co., EF Education First, and BabyBjörn Korea. (Starting from the right)
The second topic for the panel discussion was "The Swedish perspective on efficient HR
management in Korea". Four panels participated. Alfa Laval, Tetra Pak, Atlas Copco
Mfg and H&M. (Starting from the left)
Question and answer section was a part of the panel discussion. Many questions were
raised from the audience to the panels.
Lastly, the special sponsor for the forum, Kim & Chang presented about "Importance of IP
Rights and Current Issues". Mr. John Kim and Ms. Nayoung Kim were the presenters. After
the forum, there was also a business networking time with wine and beer for all of the
We hope to provide more efficent events for all our members.
Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Korea