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Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

Represents, and drives ScandAsia's services for business engagement and outreach.

Swedish health and elderly care delegation in Hong Kong






On 15-16 February the Swedish health and elderly care delegation continued to Hong Kong, following two days in Singapore. Business Sweden brought Swedish companies over to Asia to participate in an executive 4-day program within healthcare and innovation. Under the theme “Health and Innovation for the Ageing Population” the State Secretary Madeleine Harby-Samuelsson of the…

Sofia Norén from Borås wins Anders Wall Shanghai scholarship






Sofia Norén (born in 1992) from Borås is the winner of the 2017 Anders Wall scholarship for a one-year internship at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. The scholarship of SEK 150,000 will be awarded at a ceremony in Stockholm on 10 March. Sofia has studied economics and social anthropology at Uppsala University and…

Karolinska seminar promotes Hong Kong as Asia hub






On Friday 24 February 2017 Business Sweden and InvestHK host a seminar in Stockholm Sweden: The Karolinska Institutet Node in Hong Kong, a springboard to Asia. In 2016 Karolinska Institutet’s Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine in Hong Kong was inaugurated. The seminar, held at the World Trade Center, features the following speakers and…

Swedish grain management company establishes Thailand subsidiary






Tornum from Sweden is a developer and manufacturer of grain facilities that has evolved into a market-leading global supplier. The company has announced in February 2017 the establishing of a subsidiary in Thailand to capitalize on the fast-growing market. The Swedish supplier of grain management systems subsidiary is headquartered in Bangkok, serving customers all over…

Jotun’s growth in Southeast Asia contributes to result






Jotun (Norway), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints and powder coatings delivered its second best result ever in 2016, seeing strong results in challenging markets such as Southeast Asia. Led by solid growth in the Decorative Paints and Powder Coatings segments, the company had operating revenue of NOK 15.8 billion and an operating…

Volvo Cars’ sales hit new record in 2016






Chinese-owned Swedish brand Volvo Cars has reported a robust 66 per cent increase in operating profit in 2016 to SEK11 billion and a new record as global sales hit 534,332 cars. Net revenue for the period increased 10 per cent to SEK180.7bn compared to SEK164.0 bn in 2015 while the operating profit margin improved significantly…

Cambodia Focus event in Bangkok






In partnership with among other all the Nordic chambers of commerce organisations in Bangkok, EuroCham Cambodia organises the full-day seminar: ‘Cambodia Focus: Explore opportunities across the border on 14 March 2017. Targets for the forum are European businesses with the wish to expand operations in the ASEAN region. The event is tailored specifically for European…

Swedish Jazz star Magnus Lindgren to Hong Kong






On Saturday, 25 February, the Swedish star musician, composer and arranger Magnus Lindgren will be back to Hong Kong for an exclusive performance at Peel Fresco Jazz Club. Magnus’ breakthrough happened already as a 17-year-old through tours with Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Marie Fredriksson, Nils Landgren and Monica Zetterlund, among others, and he has since…

Nishaville resort promoted at Thai-Swedish Bangkok event






The 2 February 2017 networking by the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC) was held at the familiar venue Huntsman’s Pub, Landmark Hotel, where the sponsor and member company in focus was Nishaville Resort & Spa – a for many Swedes in Thailand well-known resort. Nishaville, a Thailand Property Awards winner, is a mixed-used development that…

Danish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong: A different community after 20 years






It’s only when actually talking to those active in a Chamber that one can fully understand how any particular such organisation is operated. All chambers vary, based on local circumstances, resources and their respective approach taken about where to best fulfil a purpose. In Hong Kong the Danish Chamber of Commerce (DCC) has just celebrated…