Crown Princess Couple talk Swedish-Vietnamese Business Relations
The Crown Princess Couple, joined by Swedish Minister of Foreign Trade Ann Linde, are currently undertaking an official trip to Vietnam. This trip coincides with the 50th year anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Sweden and Vietnam. During the trip they plan to highlight the Swedish Business Community in the country in addition to the UN’s sustainability goals within Agenda 2030. The major focal point of the trip will be their attendance at the Sweden-Vietnam Business Summit in Hanoi on the second day alongside a large Swedish business delegation (nearly 100 company representatives).
Day 2 of this 3 day trip began with this much anticipated Sweden-Vietnam Business Summit. This summit was organized by Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi with support from the VCCI with the purpose to strengthen the position of Sweden and Swedish companies in Vietnam and to showcase Swedish companies’ products, solutions and ethical behavior and their positive effect for Vietnam. The Sweden-Vietnam Business Summit was attended by the Crown Princess Couple, State Council and a large delegate brought by the State Council- which has been dubbed “Team Sweden”. Many major Swedish companies, such as Volvo, IKEA, and Tetra Pak will be represented throughout the summit which was held at Lotte Hotel in Hanoi.
The Summit begins with opening remarks from the Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam, Pereric Högberg followed by opening statement by the Crown Princess. The couple, minister, and delegation attended the Opening Session which featured a keynote address by Mr Torbjörn Lööf, CEO, Inter-IKEA Group. The session also featured multiple speeches and a panel on sustainability, innovation & transformation by Swedish and Vietnamese participants.
Following the Opening Summit, Team Sweden, visited the 68th floor of the Lotte Hotel in order to get the opportunity to take in the view of the Hanoi and the Red River. They royal couple then was given the chance to try a traditional Vietnamese lunch at an outdoor restaurant in Hanoi. During lunch they were able to talk to the Swedish Embassy Staff based in Hanoi before separating for the afternoon.
In the afternoon, Prince Daniel stayed with the delegation and state council to attend the afternoon sessions of the Sweden-Vietnam Business Summit while the Crown Princess began her own program.
Crown Princess Victoria’s first stop was the Green One UN House in Vietnam. Opened in 2014, the building was built with environmentally conscious materials and designed to operate efficiently which earned itself a provision Gold Lotus Rating from the Vietnam Green Building Council. The building’s design maximizes the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems, making the most of natural daylight and using energy efficient lighting in addition to the use of photovoltaic panels on the roof to harness solar energy and generate 10 percent of the building's annual electricity requirements. The Crown Princess was given a tour of the building and learned about the UN’s work in Vietnam.
The Crown Princess then visited the village of Phu Vinh Craft Village for Green Production and Trade. During her visit she received further information about the UN's work on Agenda 2030 in Vietnam and the efforts in sustainable development and small-scale production in the countryside. The Crown Princess got first hand knowledge from small business owners in the area who are supported by 4 different UN Agencies.
The Crown Princess Couple joined back together in the evening by attending the Hanoi's mayor Mr. Nguyen Duc King's official dinner for the Sweden-Vietnam Business Summit. The couple was once again joined by the State Council and the Swedish business delegation and the entire party began the evening with an official meeting with the Mayor before retiring for dinner at the Temple of Literature.
For her first outfit of the day, Crown Princess Victoria debuted a new dress from Swedish H&M. This dress, from their 2019 Spring Conscious Collection, features a pink floral pattern and a high-low skirt. She matched it with a new Hippi Grace 3 in 1 Crossbody Bag, new Rizzo Azelia pumps, and her Carl Edmond watch.
For her second outfit of the day, Crown Princess Victoria wore a new floral dress with old ruffle suede sandals (first seen in June 2018). She wore her Dulong Esme earrings with Bell Pendents and Carl Edmond watch. She traded in her bag for her white Miu Miu clutch which matched her white Ralph Lauren Polo belt. We don’t have any information on her dress or shoes but will update the post if information becomes available.
For her final outfit of the day, Crown Princess Victoria wore again a new floral maxi dress which we can reveal is from By Malina. This gown will be available in August 2019 and comes from their Fall-Winter collection. She paired this with her Natan Gold Sandals. She wore her Gold Disc earrings, Carl Edmond watch, and carried her Anya Hindmarch clutch.