Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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Electric car Polestar’s new headquarters in Sweden

Polestar, the new electric performance brand from the Volvo Car Group, inaugurated its new global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Strategically located on the Volvo Car Group campus, the new building and working environment supports cross-functional collaboration throughout Polestar and further strengthens cooperation between the Polestar brand and its parent company. The new headquarters building, which…

Niclas Kvarnström: Debuts as Ambassador in Singapore

There are changes at the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore. A new ambassador has arrived and the embassy relocated to a new address in November. On 27 September HE Mr Niclas Kvarnström presented his credentials as the new Head of the Swedish Mission in Singapore to President Halimah Yacob. Niclas Kvarnström arrived to Singapore along…

Senior Scandinavian’s dream living in Thailand

In the outskirts of small town Bangsaen, on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, lies a truly special senior living project called Scandinavian Village. As in the name, it is dedicated to Scandinavian people only. And after 15 plus years in operation this residential living community is really thriving. A visit is really an eye-opener about how this…

Nordic China Smart City Conference

On 13-15 November the Nordic China Smart City Conference takes place at Stockholmsmässan in Sweden. The theme is: ’Combining China’s new model for growth and the Nordic’s Eco Governance’. This is the third in the series of highly successful conferences focusing on the Nordic opportunities within the fast-growing Chinese urban development market. Its aim is…

Nordic finTech investor event Singapore

During the upcoming Singapore Fintech Festival which draws attendants from worldwide – over 30 000 of them expected in 2018 – the just established Nordic Innovation House Singapore organizes and invites to the Nordic FinTech Investor event. Taking place on 13November, 4pm – 6pm, where invitees will be able to learn more about the Nordic…

Danish Farm Concept exhibited in Vietnam

The Vice Minister of Agriculture in Vietnam visited Danish Farm Concept at their booth at the Vietstock trade show in October. “He was very impressed by our farm model, which is a great way to showcase a +35 PSY full line project with complete supply from Danish Farm Concept,” reported Danish Farm Concept. Danish Farm…

Nordic Night in Jakarta: embassies celebrated joint National Day 2018

The Embassies of the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden jointly celebrated their National days for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday 18 October in Jakarta – this time in an evening atmosphere. The Nordic countries are on the forefront of renewable energy, sustainable waste management, Co2-neutral transportation and green cities. With this in…

Finnish Foreign Trade, Development minister in Jakarta

Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Ms. Anne-Mari Virolainen visited Jakarta with a Finnish business delegation during 8 -10 October. Minister Virolainen met with the Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, and Minister of…

Minister Lintilä led Team Finland visit to Vietnam

On 14–19 October 2018 Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä headed a Team Finland visit to Vietnam to promote exports and internationalisation of Finnish companies. The business delegation accompanying the Minister consisted in 24 representatives especially from the sectors of energy, water and waste management technology, bioeconomy and digital technology. During the visit, Minister…

Finland-Vietnam signed innovation, science, technology MoU

On 16 October, at the Vietnamese Headquarter of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam and the Ministry of Economy and Employment of Finland. Attending the signing ceremony were Minister of Science and Technology, Finnish Economy Minister Mika Lintilä, Finnish…