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DCC Hong Kong AGM 2017 report






The Annual General Meeting 2017 of Danish Chamber of Commerce (DCC) Hong Kong was successfully held at Pandora Jewelry Asia-Pacific on 9 March with 23 members and guest speakers in attendance. Frank Jensen was the facilitator of the meeting, reports DCC Hong Kong. The meeting started out with the Chairman, Thomas Andersen’s report, followed by…

Avenir provides ’a shot in the arm’ for organizations determined to implement bold change






Owned and run by Swede, Tommy Bartshukoff and Irishwoman, Eithne Kennedy, Avenir is a Singapore-based business specialist practice, operating globally through a network of high-calibre consultants. Says Tommy Bartshukoff: “We have run consultancy projects across the world for global clients such as Ports America Group, Maersk, Pacific Basin Shipping and Kuehne & Nagel – to…

Denmark and Norway attends Singapore Maritime Week






End of April equals Singapore Maritime Week (SMW), which is very significant for the stakeholders within shipping and other related maritime industries from, in particular, Denmark and Norway. It is once again time to gather in Singapore to learn, share and network. Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) is the leading maritime event in Singapore. Driven by…

Norwegian Energy Collaboratorium Singapore joins eSmart Systems






eSmart Systems‘ Managing Director in Asia, Henrik Bache has signed the membership agreement for The Norwegian Energy Collaboratorium (NEC) in Singapore, together with Per Christer Lund, Science and Technology Counsellor at Innovation Norway Singapore and The Research Council of Norway. The Norwegian Ambassador to Singapore, Mr Tormod C. Andresen, and Director of Innovation Norway, Singapore,…

New NBAS Board 2017 elected






On 31 March the Annual General Meeting of NBAS, Norwegian Business Association (Singapore) elected its new Board. Two new members joined the board, namely Mr Magnus Grimeland (Global Fashion Group) and Mr Erik Strømsø (Pareto Securities Asia). NBAS also welcome their new Executive Director, Ms Silje Kalsaas. NBAS also thanked Ms Una Skram for her…

Norwegian launches London-Singapore airline route






Changi Airport Group and Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian)  have announced the arrival of the Scandinavian low-cost airline to Singapore. And as the rumours have finally been confirmed it is not a Scandinavian destination but from London (Gatwick) that Norwegian will be connecting Europe with Singapore. Norwegian is scheduled to commence non-stop services on 28 September 2017.…

Dance exchange programme between Finland and Hong Kong established






A Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony was held in early April 2017 for ‘Creative Meeting Point: Hong Kong x Finland’ – a three-year residency exchange programme for dance artists from Hong Kong and Finland, organised by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) and three Finnish dance institutions: Dance Info Finland, Zodiak – Centre for New…

Danish Chamber of Commerce China invites to Spring Ball 2017






The Danish Chamber of Commerce in China (DCCC) is inviting you to the annual Danish Spring Ball on 13 May 2017. Restaurant The Georg has created a delicious menu, the wine has been ordered and the bands are booked. For the last 20 years, the DCCC has hosted an annual Danish Spring Ball. This chamber…

Danish Embassy Indonesia seeks ways for further environmental efforts with Asean






On 17 April Denmark’s Ambassador Casper Klynge to Indonesia, along with Development Officer Emil visited the Asean Secretariat to meet with its Deputy Secretary General Mr Vongthep. The key focus of the discussions was to enhance cooperation on environmental activities to reduce the threat from marine plastic debris. Plastic debris, especially marine plastic debris, is…

Swedes in Thai hospitality: Building pillars of excellence






Two Swedes are currently deeply involved in conceptualising the ingredients that are to form pillars of hospitality excellence for a Thai-owned luxury boutique brand in Thailand. The man steering and heavily influencing this creation process is no other than the well-known and highly regarded Swedish hotelier Christopher Stafford. And the Chief Operating Officer (COO) has…