Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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Penang: where cultures blend and living heritage keeps evolving

The first noteworthy thing when arriving for the latest visit to Penang was to find only one plane parked at the gates at the airport – nearly unheard of these days at any airport of this size! But, actually, Penang International Airport has capacity to welcome more airlines and flights. And the visitor numbers, based…

NordCham Philippines 2018 AGM report

Nordcham Philippines hosted its Annual General Membership Meeting and Economic Briefing with Dan Steinbock, CEO and Founder of Differencegroup and Martin Guri, Chief Equity Strategist at Nordea Bank. The event took place at Manila House in BGC on 31 January, attended by 37 member companies and a total of 76 guests. Incumbent President Bo Lundqvist…

Swedish Church Phuket celebrates 10 years

Swedish Church in Phuket will hold a 10 Years Anniversary sermon on Sunday 18 February, 11 am until 2 pm, at Phuket Orchid Resort Spa. The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok will be represented by H.E. Ambassador Staffan Herrstöm and his wife Karin Herrström, as well as Senior Consul Mr Per Kågeby. The priest couple…

The future is here: digital recruitment improvements

Recruitment is evolving where digital improvements could certainly be beneficial to both those hiring and those seeking a job match. This is already happening, as new tools are now available, thanks to some creative start-ups. What better place to look for those driving the change than at one of the region’s leading start-up summits, Techsauce!…

Invitation: NordCham Philippines Awards Night 2018

NordCham Philippines in Partnership with the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) invites to the NordCham Awards Night 2018. The Awards Night recognizes prominent companies who have significantly contributed to economic growth, employment generation, investment, and corporate social responsibility in the Philippines. The 2018 edition of the event gathers 250 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, leaders of local and…

Business Sweden in Philippines’ market outlook 2018

“Now is a good time to enter the Philippine market!” states Business Sweden, with a recently established office in Manila since September 2017. “Last year we saw an all-time high in terms of consulting assignments, in both value and numbers, and as Sweden reopened its embassy in Manila in end of 2016 it was clear…

Norway Malaysia NBIM seminar, Malaysia development presentation

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur together with the Norway Malaysia Business Council hosted a breakfast seminar with the Norwegian Bank Investment Management (NBIM) and an evening presentation on Just Faaland’s contributions to the development of Malaysia by Dr. Rais Saniman. On January 24 the Global Head of Special Mandates at NBIM’s office in…

Norway and Malaysia discussed gender, societal issues

Norway’s Ambassador to Malaysia Gunn Jorid Roset met with Minister for Women, Family and Community Development, Dato’ Sri Rohani Abdul Karim for interesting discussions on gender issues, the needs of modern families, and the joint challenges of fast-changing societies. “The Embassy looks forward to working together with the Ministry in the future to promote gender equality.…

Denmark’s Tech Ambassador opened Beijing office

In recognition of the growing importance of China’s booming tech industry, the Tech Ambassador of Denmark has now opened an office in Beijing. As the first country in the world, Denmark has elevated technology to a foreign policy priority and established a diplomatic platform and presence to promote this agenda across the globe. The initiative…

Nordic Day 2018 held in Yangon

The ’Nordic Day 2018’ was held at the Nordic House in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Naw Susana Hla Hla Soe was guest of honour, holding a speech about gender equality. The Embassy of Sweden Section office in Yangon expressed gratitude towards their sponsors, partners and guests, making this Nordic Day the “best so far”. “We are…