Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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Finnish held Upgraded Health Singpore seminar

On 20 September Finland hosted the Upgraded Health seminar in Singapore. Finding solutions to create a better and healthy future for all by building bridges between Helsinki and Singapore was the purpose of this seminar, highlighted Ambassador Paula Parviainen, while welcoming a set of world class experts and influencers in the Health industry, writes Embassy…

Finnish attendance at Asia Power Week Bangkok

Finland’s Ambassador, H.E. Satu Suikkari-Kleven on 19 Sepember visited the Asia Power Week Conference & Exhibition 2017 and met with executives from Wärtsilä. Wärtsilä, a Finnish corporation which manufactures and services power sources and other equipment in the marine and energy markets is providing presentations and seminars throughout the 3-day event. On 20 September the…

Finnish Business Council Beijing kicked off autumn

The autumn got a fun kick-off with Finnish Business Council Beijing on Friday 15 September. Almost 30 people joined the night of good food and good company at Moi restaurant and had the opportunity to meet with the new Finnish Ambassador to China, Jarno Syrjälä. A relaxed evening set the mood for the upcoming busy…

Swedish speakers invited to CSR Asia Summit 2017 Bangkok

For the 2017 edition of the CSR Asia Summit – ‘Future Proofing Sustainable Business’ no less than five Swedes are on the list of speakers. Johan Bygge, Chairman – EQT Asia Pacific; Anna-Karin Jatfors, UN Women Deputy Regional Director at Regional Office for Asia-Pacific; Martin Hallberg, Children’s Rights and Business Atlas Manager, Global Child Forum;…

A.P. Møller to acquire Maersk Tankers

A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S [A.P. Moller – Maersk] has signed an agreement on 20 September to sell Maersk Tankers A/S [Maersk Tankers] to APMH Invest A/S, a subsidiary of A.P. Moller Holding A/S [A.P. Moller Holding] for USD 1,171 mill. in an all-cash transaction. The transaction entails a market upside provision regulating total payment…

Singapore to host Formula 1 for another four years

As the four Nordic drivers on the Formula 1 circuit in 2017 are battling it out in Singapore, namely Kevin Magnussen (Den), Kimi Räikkönen (Fin), Marcus Ericsson (Swe), and Valtteri Bottas (Fin), Singpapore announced just at the start race weekend that the city state will continue hosting the race for another four years. Singapore GP…

New Nordic film festival in Bangkok

The diplomatic missions of the respective Nordic countries to Thailand have anncounce the inaugural Nordic Film Festival 2017 to take place in Bangkok from 28 September to 1 October 2017, held at Quartier CineArt, EmQuartier. Sweden, that traditionally has arranged an annual Swedish Film Festival in Thailand, replied that this own festival is cancelled this…

Hotelier Michael Gaarde-Nielsen showcases “new” Karon beach, Phuket

Hotel Manager Michael Gaarde-Nielsen is in a prime position to give the best possible update from Karon Beach on Phuket, a beach previously very much dominated by tourists from the Nordic countries. Nowadays, this is a much more international destination in terms of its visitors – just like the rest of the island. And it…

Last call for Finns’ crayfish party in Hong Kong 2017

September equals that lots of crayfish parties are taking place among the various Nordic expat associations in Asia. The Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Hong has announced its ‘last call’ for those last tickets up for grabs for this year’s seafood bonanza. Only a few places remain for FinnCham’s Annual Crayfish Party, taking place…

Finnish emerging Smart & Clean City Solutions

The Finland 100 ‘Emerging Solutions for Smart & Clean Cities’ event taking place on 18 September 2017 in Singapore will highlight a very vibrant Finnish smart mobility scene, with its many new service and solution providers focused on autonomous vehicles, car sharing, integrated mobility and smart transport. Finish business experts will share product development opportunities,…