BJ: The Swedish National Day celebration in Beijing 2018

f.t.l Erika Staffas, Office Manager, Louise Utterström, Consultant, Min Li, Junior Advisor Six Year Plan, Jaycee Yang, Member Service Manager.

Beijing, June 6 2018 Ι Yesterday the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing invited diplomatic colleagues, Swedish companies and friends to attend the annual National Day celebration. SwedCham’s Beijing office was present to promote the Plastic Free campaign, as the Embassy’s focus this year is sustainability.

The Ambassador of Sweden to China and Mongolia, Mrs. Anna Lindstedt, initiated with a welcome speech and thanked all the participants present the Renaissance Hotel in Beijing. The National Day Celebration is the biggest Swedish promotional event of the year, attended by more than 1000 guests. Invited to exhibit was also several Swedish companies, such as Volvo Cars, Volvo Group, Ericsson, Tetra Pak and AstraZeneca.

The Plastic Free Challenge is a concept inspired by Swedish Chamber in Hong Kong, where member companies are challenged to minimise their plastic waste. At the National Celebration in Beijing SwedCham had prepared a Plastic Free quiz and the opportunity to win a chocolate box from Fillidutt, as well as a chart where the guests could write down their own ideas on how to minimise plastic waste, in order to raise awareness of this issue.

Amongst SwedCham’s member companies the following companies have joined the Plastic Free Challenge so far; KappAhl, Stora Enso, Arenco, Bamboo, Ericsson, Lyckeby, Nord-lock Group, Ericsson, Green Carrier, Sigma Technology, Elekta, Nilorn, Volvo Cars, Epiroc, Handelsbanken and SEB.

The evening offered many surprises, including but not limited to a performance by Cherrie, Swedish R&B singer just back from a tour in the US, and Tulegur, a modern nomad group with roots from Inner Mongolia.

Do you want to learn more about the Plastic Free Challenge? E-mail Martin@SwedCham.cn for more information. 

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