Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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CanCham-NordCham Speed Networking Night Manila

On 9 August NordCham Philippines and CanCham Philippines brought together members and guests to mingle and expand their networks, as the CanCham-NordCham Speed Networking Night was held at Dusit Thani in Manila. They expressed their special thanks to the sponsors, Air Juan, Lima Land Inc., New Nordic Group, Philippine Retirement Authority – PRA, Spaces, and Winery…

Novo Nordisk conducts Vietnam diabetes study

As part of his endeavour to gain further insights and change the diabetes situation in Vietnam the Senior Vice President of Novo Nordisk Mr. Frederik Kier visited the country in late August. During his stay, Mr. Kier had meetings with local authorities and local partners, as well as witnessed the MOU signing ceremony between the…

Finland held digital, energy business delegation to Thailand

The much anticipated visit of a Finnish minister delegation to Thailand on 20-22 August saw no less than 18 companies, small and large, from Finland in attendance. The business delegation represented ‘Smart Energy’ and various other productions and solutions within the digital economy. Team Finland, the organiser, hosted an evening reception on 21 August, where…

Danish pavilion debuts at Medical Fair Asia Singapore

Denmark is for the first time organising a national pavilion at Medical Fair Asia 2018 in Singapore during 29 – 31 August. The fair takes place at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, where the Danish exhibitors will include numerous world-class companies.   The Danish Health Tech Group of Danish Export Association has chosen this particular event…

Finnish Economic Minister arrives to Thailand

H.E. Mr. Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland is leading an official visit to Thailand on 20−22 August 2018 with a Finnish business delegation. On 20 August Minister Mika Lintilä and Ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven welcomed the delegation of 18 Finnish companies to Thailand. The main purpose of the visit is to promote cooperation…

dtac TriNet won 1800 MHz spectrum license

Total Access Communication Public Company Limited, or dtac, announced on 19 August that dtac TriNet has won a license for 2x5MHz on the 1800 MHz band in the auctions held by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) for spectrum licensing for telecommunications service. dtac’s auction win, at a price of 12.511 billion baht, was…

Nordic Food Day, Swedish pavilion: Nopa, Hong Kong

At the 2018 edition of NOPA (Natural & Organic Product Asia) expo in Hong Kong two important food promotion events will take place: Nordic Food Day on August 28 and a Try Swedish Pavilion during 29 – 31 August. The Asian edition of Nopa was launched in 2014 and now is the most established natural…

EU Healthcare & MedTech business mission to Singapore, Philippines

During 28 August 2018 to 4 September 2018 the EU Business Avenues in South East Asia programme will take selected European companies in the Healthcare and Medical Technologies sector to Singapore and Philippines. Some 50 European companies from 15 European Union (EU) member states will be attending this 10th business mission. The EU Business Avenues…

Sweden’s Thailand ambassador in Stockholm Fun Run

Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Staffan Herrström participated as the 150 years of friendship and trade was highlighted with a ‘Fun Run/Walk’ on Saturday 18 August in Stockholm. In celebration of the Swedish-Thai friendship and the trade agreement dating back to 1868 some 100 hundred Swedes and Thais showed up for the 5-kilometre run at…

Indonesia forestry report published

Indonesia recently published a report on ‘The State of Indonesia’s Forests 2018‘ with Minister of Environment and Forestry, Ibu Siti Nurbaya, in lead, reports the Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia. “Deforestation remains a major concern, and public initiatives such as community managed forests are being prioritised to promote sustainable forest management. Denmark is working closely with…