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Finnish Kuopio anniversary exhibition in Shanghai






In October 2017, a Shanghai landmark and one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Shanghai World Financial Centre, is presenting Finland’s unspoilt nature and the powerful story of a Finnish woman. The City of Kuopio and the Shanghai Pudong New Area are celebrating their friendship with a two-week exhibition. The story of a Finnish woman…

Norway’s new seafood trademark launched in Bangkok






On 18 July 2017, the Norwegian Seafood Council launched the new country of origin mark for Norwegian seafood, ‘Seafood from Norway’, in Bangkok. The new mark guarantees the origins of seafood from Norway and contributes towards a stronger position for Norwegian seafood globally. It portrays uniqueness about Norway, which associates with the rough climate and…

Honorary FBCB membership to Finland’s China Ambassador






Finnish Business Council Beijing’s (FBCB) Board of Directors presented Ambassador Marja Rislakki the Certificate of Honorary Membership at FBCB (number 003) to recognize contribution and support Ambassador Rislakki and Beijing Embassy with her leadership has given to FBCB and it´s member companies. “Thank you Ambassador Rislakki on behalf of Finnish Business Council Beijing and our…

Order of the Lion of Finland: Nokia China VP awarded Knight






President of the Republic of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö has conferred on Ms. Ma Tao, Vice-President of Nokia China Region, the decoration of Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland. The decoration has been awarded for Ma Tao for her extraordinary contribution to the promotion of Finland’s image and the development…

Human rights, environment regional course held by Sweden






The first regional blended learning course on Human Rights and Environment under a new agreement between Sweden and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) took place during 17-21 July 2017, reports the Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok. The training was jointly arranged by RWI, ASEAN CSR Network and International Commission of…

Jarno Syrjälä is Finland’s new Ambassador to China






Finland’s next Ambassador to China has been appointed. The President of the Republic has appointed Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Jarno Syrjälä as Head of Finland’s Mission in Beijing. Starting in Beijing on 1 September 2017 ambassador Syrjälä will be transfer from his current duties of the Director General of the Department for Africa and the…

New Swedish book about Singapore






The Swedes Maria Sehlin and Ida Maria Fritzell have written a book about Singapore favourites among resident “tourists”, after a few years living in Singapore. With that, they want to show more Swedes the way to the multicultural city and exciting attractions outside the usual tourist districts. Tourism to Singapore increases every year and now…

Ikano Southeast Asia’s shopping center expansion conquers Kuala Lumpur






In mid-March Ikano’s second in Malaysia, and in total its third shopping centre in Southeast Asia, opened to the public in downtown Kuala Lumpur – MyTOWN. Ikano has previously launched IPC Shopping Centre back in 2003, followed by Mega Bangna in Bangkok. Suitable MyTown is situated, but as a stand-alone building, right next to Malaysia’s…

Volvo Car Malaysia’s newest dealer in Penang






Volvo Car Malaysia on 7 July announced the appointment of its newest dealer, iRoll Auto Sdn Bhd, to better service its customers in the Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia. The launch ceremony of iRoll’s 3S (Sales, Service & Spare Parts) centre was attended by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Ong Ka Chuan, Second Minister of International Trade…