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The Cabinet’s 20 years and business expansion celebrated in Hua Hin






Friday 9 June 2017 was an auspicious day for Thai-Swedish business relations, consisting in celebrations of ‘20 years in Business’ combined with dealership expansion and the launch of an additional showroom. The business concerned was the well-known The Cabinet Interior Design (established in 1996), hosting the event along with the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC)…

Jazz diva Malene Mortensen back in Bangkok, Hua Hin next






Danish modern jazz and pop singer Malene Mortensen is back in Thailand! She performed a short “warm-up” concert on Thursday 22 June at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, before heading to Hua Hin International Jazz Festival 2017 and her concert there on Saturday 24 June. The concert was held in the French lounge-style venue L’Appart in celebration…

Invitation to Nordic midsummer mania in Manila!






The Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines invites you to the ‘Nordic Midsummer Night Feast’ at Makati Garden Club on 24 June 2017, to celebrate the Summer Solstice the traditional Nordic way! Those who join in get to enjoy the sumptuous buffet dinner prepared by Swedish chef Robert and get a kick out of…

Kuala Lumpur Ambassador Nicolai Ruge’s farewell, Jesper Vahr is next






On 14 June the Malaysia Danish Business Council hosted a farewell luncheon in the honour of Danish Ambassador to Malaysia Nicolai Ruge, who will be leaving Malaysia this summer after five years. The lunch took place at Roost, a Danish-run restaurant in Bangsar serving delicious Danish smørrebrød accompanied by sponsored Carlsberg beer. Ambassador Nicolai Ruge…

Three new Denmark visa application centres open in China






On 1 June 2017 The Royal Danish Embassy to China opened three new Visa Application Centers to public in the cities of Fuzhou, Shenzhen and Xi’an. The three new centres are part of Denmark’s continuous efforts to facilitate travel by a growing number of Chinese outbound tourists in the China-Denmark Tourism Year 2017, and add…

Sweden in China – Ambassador Anna Lindstedt






Her Excellency Anna Lindstedt is the Swedish Ambassador to China, in charge of Sweden’s largest bilateral foreign mission. The ambassador is in Beijing since September 2016 but Asia is nothing new to her. She has previously worked as the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam and has been based at the Swedish embassies in Indonesia and Pakistan.…

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to China in June






On 26-28 June, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will travel to China. On the trip are several government councils and a business delegation. The Prime Minister will also have talks with China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang and speak at the World Economic Forum. The government-led delegation trip takes place within the government’s Team Sweden initiative…

Minister Helene Hellmark Knutsson leads higher education delegation to China






Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Sweden’s Minister of Higher Education and Research, is visiting Beijing and Shanghai in China during 11 – 16 June heading a delegation with the aim to highlight Sweden as an education and research nation and promote internationalization of higher education and research. The minister, together with the Swedish delegation with representatives from…