Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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Apply for Hong Kong Swedish Foreign Trade Scholarship!

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has proudly announced the first Swedish Foreign Trade Scholarship (Svenska Utrikeshandelsstipendiet) available for students from universities in Sweden! The scholarship by the Swedish Foreign Trade Association will allow a young professional to work at the office of SwedCham Hong Kong for 10 months during 2018 (starting at…

First ‘Arctic Frontiers Abroad Forum’ in Singapore

The Arctic Frontiers Abroad Forum was held in Singapore for the first time on 29 September 2017. Mr Sam Tan, Singapore’s Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Manpower, delivered opening remarks at the forum titled ‘The Future of the Arctic: Geopolitical, Environmental and Business Perspectives’. Launched…

ILO-Sweden decent work garment sector Asian supply chains meeting

The ILO and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok on 10-11 October 2017 convened a meeting to support the development of a possible future regional programme to promote decent work, environmental sustainability and gender equality in garment supply chains in Asia. The consultation meeting included ILO constituents (representatives of governments, employers’ organizations and workers’ organizations)…

Norway-Singapore Maritime Digitalisation Forum 2017

On 14 November Innovation Norway and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore are jointly organising the ‘Norway-Singapore Maritime Digitalisation Forum 2017’ The maritime industry is facing up to a new world where digitalisation is embracing the world and creating unparalleled opportunity for development and innovation. Industry 4.0 concepts plus the evolution and advancement of existing…

Nordic Crayfish Party 2017

NordCham Philippines extends their deepest gratitude to their sponsors for supporting the Crayfish Party 2017, which was held last September 16, 2017 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.   NordCham’s biggest charity event, Crayfish Party 2017, was made possible with the support of the following sponsors: Co-Presenter: Volvo; Gold Sponsors: Belle Corp, Cricket, Jotun, Via.com Silver…

Swedish Dads and Singaporean Dads expo

In mid October the Embassy of Sweden, Singapore in partnership with the Swedish Institute and IKEA launched ‘Swedish Dads and Singaporean Dads’ a photo exhibition at the art gallery the DECK. The photo exhibition was inaugurated by HE Håkan Jevrell. A panel discussion was held in connection to the opening on the topic of ‘Parental…

Finnish design firms in Shanghai relocated

Two visionary and internationally recognised companies of Finnish design and architecture, PES-Architects and Avarte Shanghai Showroom have relocated to a joint studio space in Shanghai’s Yangpu District. To celebrate the opening of the new studio, and in the spirit of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Finland, Founding Partner of PES-Architects, Professor Pekka Salminen…

Danish freight company Damco opened in Cambodia

Damco’s expertise is not just freight movements, but the entire sequence of interdependent connections that make goods visible and available wherever, whenever. With that in mind, Damco on 5 October inaugurated a new office on in VTrust Tower, Bak Touk, Phnom Penh, for increased customer service. The opening ceremony was presided over by the Guest…

Kalmar Cranes contract in Thailand

On 4 October Kalmar, part of Cargotec, signed a contract with BMT Pacific Limited for an order of four Kalmar SmartPower Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) Cranes. The new Kalmar machines will serve BMT Pacific’s solely owned river terminal in Chao Phraya River, located at the most important waterway in Central Thailand. The order will boost the…

Cargotec’s MacGregor sets up Singapore head office

Cargotec Corporation (listed on Nasdaq Helsinki, Finland) announced on 29 September that its subsidiary MacGregor is establishing its Head office in Singapore. This ends a period of more than three years where MacGregor has operated with a virtual head office. In line with MacGregor’s strategy execution the company wants to strengthen its local presence in…