Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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

Scandinavian brands and Denmark pavilion at Propak Asia






As ProPak Asia 2017 celebrated 25 years Scandinavia had relatively strong presence there, with Tetra Pak and a Denmark Pavilion of companies in the Processing Tech Asia exhibition, as well as Swedish brand Ecolean participating in a ‘Let’s Drive Your Innovation’ seminar within Food Innovation Asia Conference 2017. Denmark (pavilion organised by Confederation of Danish…

Johan Uddman – a Swedish Fintech start-up investor in China






Johan Uddman is the Swede in Shanghai who is strongly involved in building the local ecosystem for financial technology, or fintech start-ups. He is responsible for JadeValue (a CashBUS subsidiary) – a fintech investor and incubator space located in the heart of the financial centre of Shanghai. And now JadeValue InsurTech incubator has also opened.…

Scandinavian attendance at Techsauce start-up summit in Bangkok






Global tech leaders gathered at Southeast Asia’s Techsauce Global Summit 2017 on 28-29 July in Bangkok, with several Scandinavians among the invited speakers. Industrial Tech, UrbanTech, FinTech and Digital transformation were key trends as the summit drew more than 250 global tech leaders and 6,000 participants around the world to share their knowledge and make…

Volvo Car Manufacturing marks long-term commitment for its Malaysia plant






Into its fifty-first year Volvo Car Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is being rejuvenated. Restructuring is in full swing to increase its capacity and prepare for its new setup to become an assembly-only Volvo factory (the plant is already, since a few years ago, entirely focused on producing only the own Volvo brand.) ScandAsia visited…

“Amazing” Manufacturing Expo 2017 for Swedish industry 4.0 consultant, ERP provider






On 21-24 June 2017 two Swedish solutions providers within manufacturing, one being a production improvement consultant and the other an ERP system service, successfully exhibited at the Manufacturing Expo 2017 in Bangkok. They are Virtual Manufacturing (now with offices and personnel in both Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur) and Monitor ERP System Southeast Asia (with presence…

Vietnamese lecturers graduated from Finland-Vietnam IPP2’s training






23 lecturers from 6 universities from Ho Chi Minh City has graduated from the Training of Trainer ToT-HCM course organized by Finland-Vietnam Innovation Partnership Programme Phase 2 (IPP2) co-organized together with Saigon Innovation Hub – SIHUB (part of HCMC Department of Science and Technology). The ToT-HCMC Graduation Ceremony took place on 17 July 2017 at…

Strong increase in Volvo Cars’ first half 2017 profit






Volvo Cars, the Swedish premium car maker, has reported strong growth in operating profit of SEK6.8bn in the first half of 2017, compared to SEK5.6bn for the same period last year, including experiencing a robust sales increase in China. Revenues rose to SEK99.1bn from SEK84.2bn in the first six months of 2016, while the operating…

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…