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Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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Finland 100 party held in Shanghai






Party Like a Finn! On 11 May Visit Finland organized a big Finland 100 party at the Shanghai Intercontinental Expo Hotel. Mr. Paavo Virkkunen, Visit Finland’s Executive Vice President was among the speakers, and Ms. Heli Mende, Head of Global Sales Promotion, talked about the impressive growth of Chinese tourism to Finland (growth which shows…

Doing business with Finland Bangkok seminar






On 11 May the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok had the pleasure to co-host the ‘Doing Business With Finland’ seminar together with Finnpartnership and EEP Mekong. The embassy reported that the seminar highlighted our Finland’s expertise in clean tech, especially in waste-to-energy and bioenergy solutions, and encouraged the local companies to leverage this expertise by…

SKF Malaysia-hosted football tournament






SKF in Malaysia hosted the ‘Meet the World‘ football tournament on 10th -11th April in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan. Teams from 12 schools, all district champions, participated to win a trip to Sweden to play in the Gothia Cup, under the sponsorship of SKF. Za’ba Secondary School emerged as the winner of the tournament with…

Geely to become shareholder in Danish Saxo Bank






On 5 May 2017 Saxo Bank Group announced that it as received an offer from Geely International Hong Kong, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd (“Geely Group”), to become a key shareholder in Saxo to enable the bank to capitalise on global growth opportunities. Lars Seier Christensen, co-founder of Saxo, has received…

AWT-rebranded StormGeo on embassy-hosted Singapore reception






On 5 May Norway’s Ambassador to Singapore, Tormod Endresen, hosted a reception on the occasion of AWT (Applied Weather Technology) becoming StormGeo. “In cooperation with our caterer, the guests were served Norwegian food, and the waffles we brought in from Sjømannskirken i Singapore was a big hit!” writes the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Singapore. AWT…

10 May Finland 100 Expo Hong Kong event includes 30 Finnish exhibitors






The Finland 100 Expo, celebrating Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence and showcasing Finnish Design, Education, Food and Innovations in Hong Kong, is imminent! The expos takes place on 10 May in the SME Centre inside the HKCEC at 12-5 pm. This is a unique opportunity to get to know Finnish businesses and culture, where the…

SKF expands production capacity in Malaysia






SKF is investing SEK 45 million (RM22 million) in expanding its spherical roller bearing (SRB) capacity in Nilai, Malaysia. This investment will further improve utilisation of the Group’s manufacturing capacity. This factory expansion and launching of new products namely, Tailored range of spherical roller bearings (SRB) and spherical roller thrust bearings, were launched on 20…

Finnish Business Council Singapore held corporate excursion






The Finnish Business Council, Singapore (FBCS) organized a Corporate Excursion to KONE and IMD on April 12, 2017. The event was held at IMD’s Executive Learning Center in South Beach. South Beach is one of Kone’s latest reference projects in Singapore. The participants heard a short presentation about Kone, the Finnish, global supplier of elevators…

Finnish education for small children in Beijing






Dibi Academy China’s kick-off event took place at the Ambassador’s residence on 11 April. New early childhood education centres will be opened in Beijing and Shanghai later in 2017. 0-5 years old kids will be taught in English in small groups by both Finnish and Chinese teachers, based on the Finnish education methods. Weekly sessions…

‘Doing Business with Finland’ Bangkok seminar invitation






You are welcomed to the ‘Doing Business with Finland’ seminar organized together with the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok, Finnpartnership and EEP Mekong. The seminar, taking place on 11 May 2017, is a great opportunity to learn about Finland’s world-class expertise in cleantech, waste-to-energy and bioenergy solutions. The seminar can link your company with Finnish…