A majority of the Swedish companies in India states that the Swedish brand is a competitive advantage. The type of business Swedish companies’ represent - sustainable from both an environmental and societal perspective is sought after in India and the window of opportunity is now open!
This was also clear when Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in mid-February together with a high-level business delegation visited the “Make in India” week in Mumbai, hosted by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Though, to make business in India has never been considered easy and tedious bureaucracy, corruption, regulations regarding taxation and labor are seen as difficult obstacles to overcome.
The 8th Business Climate Survey conducted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce India in partnership with Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi, Consulate General in Mumbai and Business Sweden, brings to light the experience of doing business in India as perceived by the Swedish business community.
The 2015/16 survey captures the input from 141 (89%) Swedish companies established in the country from sectors such as Engineering products, IT/Telecom, Automotive & Heavy Vehicle, Fashion & Lifestyle, Life Science/Health Care & Medtech, Service and Defense. Swedish companies have been present in India for decades and generate almost 160,000 direct jobs in India and about 1,1 million jobs indirectly.
Take the opportunity to listen to seasoned company leaders and Team Sweden’s representatives expanding upon their experiences of doing business in India and the result of the survey.
Göteborg, April 5:
Venue: Business Region Göteborg, Norra Hamngatan 14, Göteborg
Breakfast and registration from 08.00
- Presentation of the India Business Climate Survey 2015
- Panel debate
Company leaders and Team Sweden’s representatives expanding upon their experiences of doing business in India and the result of the survey
Anders Grundströmer, Vice President Scania, former Managing Director Scania India
Kamal Bali, Managing Director Volvo India
Cecilia Edebo, Vice President SCA, former Managing Director SCA India
Mikael Gislen, founder och CEO Gislen Software
Fredrika Ornbrant, Consul General
Anna Liberg, Trade Commissioner Business Sweden
Sara Larsson, General Manager Swedish Chamber of Commerce India
It is possible to have individual meetings with panellists.