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China wants 100 percent Danish småkager

China wants 100 percent Danish småkager

The "little cake" from Denmark is big in China. Danish "småkager" is more popular than ever, especially from Danish brand Danisa. Through the last decade, Danisa's sale of "småkager" in China has increased more than 20 percent. "The whole family adores the Danish småkager. The children loves them," says Chinese revisor and family mother, Ma Jing. Denmark equals quality in China. …

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Finnish Company receives social responsibility recognition in China

Finnish Company receives social responsibility recognition in China

UPM Raflatac sustainability manager Sharon Xiao receives the 2015 Golden Bee CSR China Honor Roll Award in Beijing (Photo: UPM Raflatac) Finnish company UPM Raflatac - one of the world's leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials - has received the prestigious 2015 GoldenBee CSR China Honor Roll Award – as the only company in the label industry – in recognition of its …

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Finnish Sci-Fi Success expands to the China Market

Finnish Sci-Fi Success expands to the China Market

  Poster for Iron Sky - The Coming Race (the second film in the series) set to hit cinemas in 2017. The company behind popular Finnish sci-fi franchise Iron Sky expands to the China market. Finnish Iron Sky Universe and Shandong Jiabo Culture Development Co. Ltd., are co-producing the film Iron Sky: The Ark, to be directed by Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky, Iron Sky The Coming …

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Vestas receives 48 MW order in China

Vestas receives 48 MW order in China

The order for 24 Vestas V110-2.0 MW wind turbines was placed by long-time customer China Longyuan Power Group Corporation. China Longyuan Power Group Corporation has the largest installed wind capacity in China. Its Vice General Manager, Huang Qun, says that “We decided to work with Vestas once again on this project, based on our previous experience with their turbines’ reliability …

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Singapore to boost public health with help from Denmark

Singapore to boost public health with help from Denmark

S'pore being the second country in the world with most incidents of diabetes, the Health Promotion Board of Singapore aims to boost the public health in Singapore. After studying Denmark's health cooperation, they have found a "whole" new way to do it. The answer is the Fuldkornspartnerskabet. It's directly translated to The Whole Grain Partnership, and it's a cooperation between Danish …

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Denmark and Singapore tops biotech innovation list

Denmark and Singapore tops biotech innovation list

A list comparing 54 countries on their innovation potential in biotech includes Singapore and Denmark in its top five. At its simplest, biotechnology is technology based on biology - biotechnologyharnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. The scorecard of biotech innovative countries appears in Scientific American …

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How Indonesians in Scandinavia manage fasting during Ramadhan

How Indonesians in Scandinavia manage fasting during Ramadhan

Usually summer solstice in Scandinavia equals an easy breezy long event, but the sunny day might be a challenge for some. Muslims living in the nordic regions will experience the longest Ramadhan in the last 33 years for Muslims, as the holy month coincides with summer solstice on June 20.   During Ramadhan, Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. This can be …

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Norway hosts Philippines peace talks in Oslo

Norway hosts Philippines peace talks in Oslo

Representatives from the incoming Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) met in Oslo, Norway, 14-15 June and agreed to resume formal talks the third week of July 2016. “I am pleased that the incoming Philippine government and the NDFP have agreed to resume formal peace talks. There is clearly new optimism in the process, …

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Vietnam hopes for stronger bonds with Norway

Vietnam hopes for stronger bonds with Norway

Vietnam already fosters more than stabil relations with Denmark and Sweden. Now they're reaching out for Norway. President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan visited Norway and among others the Norwegian Foreign Ministry Kenneth Svendsen from June 8-14. After the visit Nhan reported to Vietnamese media, that the bonds of the two nations does not yet …

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"Thailand is entering the sports tourism era"

"Thailand is entering the sports tourism era"

Thai minister of tourism and sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul made some clear-cut statements about the future for tourism in Thailand when speaking at the Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2016 in Chiang Mai, June 9, 2016. “Thailand is entering the sports tourism era,” and should be the “dream sports destination” for international sports visitors in the future, she said at the event, that was first …

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Amb Charlotte Laursen inaugurates Viedam Mould and Research manufacturing

Amb Charlotte Laursen inaugurates Viedam Mould and Research manufacturing

Viedam Mould and Research is the brand new, grand-scale, modern technology & total solution tool manufacturing company, located in Saigon High tech park, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam that opened on 26 May 2016. Denmark’s Ambassador to Vietnam, Charlotte Laursen, participated in the opening. This new modern and inventive facilities of VMR can be seen as a visual result …

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Final Swe National Day letter from Ambassador Camilla Mellander

Final Swe National Day letter from Ambassador Camilla Mellander

With her ambassador role in Vietnam coming to an end this summer Ambassador Camilla Mellander has written her final Swedish National Day open letter to the Vietnamese people. “Swedes all over the world celebrate the Swedish National Day on June 6. On this occasion, allow me to share a few highlights of the Swedish-Vietnamese relations as well as on Sweden’s …

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Smart Water Innovation Contest winners

Smart Water Innovation Contest winners

Three Vietnamese students from HCM City University of Technology have won the first prize at the nation-wide Smart Water Innovation Contest, organised by the Swedish Embassy in Hanoi in cooperation with Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). Their idea was to develop a smart phone app to detect water leakages, the embassy announced on 8 June. Trịnh Quốc Anh, Nguyễn Trần …

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NBCP and Apples & Spears synergy supports Asean market entrance

NBCP and Apples & Spears synergy supports Asean market entrance

Nordic Business Council Philippines (NBCP) is a Manila-based trade & investment and business support organization between the Nordic and Baltic countries and the Philippines. Apples & Spears is a Singapore-based market entry consultancy that supports Scandinavian start-ups and SMEs in exploring opportunities to provide their products and/or services to the Southeast Asian markets. NBCP and Apples & Spears have partnered …

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New reviews on opportunities in Indonesia for Norwegian businesses

New reviews on opportunities in Indonesia for Norwegian businesses

Picture from www.cnn.com Participants reviewed opportunities in Indonesia for business expansion and investment by Norwegian businesses in an Indonesian Business Discussion, initiated by the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo, Norway. The event is a follow up to the earlier bilateral meeting between the Indonesian and Norwegian Foreign Affairs Ministers in Jakarta on 30 May 2016, according to a press statement from …

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UPCOMING EVENTS

FinPro:
MWC Shanghai And Matchmaking 27.6.-1.7.2016

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Join Finland stand at Mobile World Congress Shanghai and access the vast business potential available in the Chinese telco market.
MWC Shanghai is Asia’s best annual gathering of C-level mobile executives, being the place to be when showcasing Finnish know-how.

The opportunity is offered to Connectivity from Finland growth program companies. Find out more about the program HERE

The mobile communication market is opening to private companies creating a $30 Mrd opportunity. Reflecting this, China has issued 42 Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) licenses during last few years to Chinese companies. And today, there are 5 million MVNO subscribers in China, target at 200 million in 5 years.

Check event details and offering HERE

SCHEDULE FOR 27.6-1.7.2016

In addition to attending MWC Shanghai, we have preliminary plans to extend the trip. We are working on offering an opportunity for pre-arranged meetings with operators in Beijing, organized by our local consultant. More information to follow.

*27.6.-28.6. – Prebooked meetings with operators. Location: Shanghai or Beijing (to be confirmed)

*29.6-1.7. – MWC Shanghai, Finland stand N1 A55
Own demo space and pitching opportunity

REGISTER NOW TO BENEFIT FROM THIS OPPORTUNITY

To get onboard of this sponsored opportunity, register by Monday 9th of May.
The places are limited on the Finland stand, so act NOW!

REGISTER HERE

See you in Shanghai!

Contact us for more information,
Jiao Wang, Program Coordinator, Connectivity from Finland,
Email: jiao.wang@finpro.fi

Kimmo Aura, Program Director, Connectivity from Finland
Email: kimmo.aura@finpro.fi

Christina Rinne, Program Manager, Connectivity from Finland
Email: christina.rinne@finpro.fi