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Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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Hong Kong and Sweden enters working holiday scheme






On 28 June the ‘Working Holiday Scheme’ was officially signed by the Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde and the Secretary for Labour Welfare of the HKSAR Stephen Sui. This means from 1 January 2018 youths in Hong Kong can apply for a working holiday visa to Sweden, and vice versa. Welcoming the…

Nevs presented InMotion Concept in Shanghai






Former Saab Automobile, Nevs, offering a global portfolio of fully electric premium cars, mobility solutions and sustainable city offerings, displayed the new InMotion Concept for the very first time at the technology show CES Asia in Shanghai. “This is not a normal car – it´s a vision on how we in the future can travel…

From an industrial era to the businesses of the future: Göran Seifert






Mr Göran Seifert, MD at Anda Pacific, a consultancy firm, is a long-term resident of Singapore. Sitting on a wealth of experiences over the course of his 40-year career, he is today a sought-after advisor to various businesses, serves on a number of boards, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the younger generation through guest…

Digital Transformation expert Erik Ingvoldstad






All about digital transformation with Acoustic There is a buzz around ‘digital transformation’. Everybody reads and hears about it these days. But what does it actually mean for one’s business? And how can, or should, one go about addressing it? As there is a Nordic person based in Singapore, and who has made it into…

Kemira opened new sizing production line in Nanjing, China






Kemira, a global chemicals company that serves customers in water-intensive industries, on 12 June announced the opening of new production lines at its production site in Nanjing, China. With the inauguration of the new production line, Kemira is able to produce and supply all types of sizing agents (ASA, AKD, cationic rosin, surface size) to…

Denmark-Malaysia fisheries minister meeting held






On 2 June Minister Counsellor Nina Hvid Talvela together with Trade Counsellor Joanne Looi and Commercial Assistant Catherine Clausen met with Department of Fisheries to follow up on the previous with the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries. They discussed the potential sites for future fish farms that will include the latest Danish RAS2020 technology…

Danish fish farming field trip in Malaysia






As a follow up to a meeting between Danish ambassador to Malaysia, Nicolai Ruge, and the Minister of Agriculture, Minister Counsellor Nina Talvela along with the company Aquapartners in late May travelled to the east coast of Malaysia. There they looked at potential sites for future fish farms that will include the latest Danish RAS2020…

Denmark’s Constitution Day celebrated in Singapore






On 5 June the Danish National (Constitution Day) and World Environment Day, Singapore, were celebrated at Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Among the Danish Ambassador Ambassador Dorte Bech Vizard’s distinguished guests were Ambassador to Denmark Mr and Mrs Karan Singh Thakral; Mr Gan Thiam Poh and Mr Darryl David, Members of Parliament of Singapore (Ang Mo Kio…

Bumrungrad International Hospital certified by Norway’s DNV GL






On Friday 23 June, H.E. Ambassador Kjetil Paulsen attended a certificate presentation ceremony at Bumgrungrad hospital in Bangkok. The hospital is the first hospital in Asia and the first hospital outside North America to be certified to DNV GL’s Managing Infection Risk standard. The area of risk prevention and control is becoming more important than…

Nokia attended Mobile World Congress Shanghai






In the last week of June Nokia Shanghai Bell (NSB) attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2017, the biggest mobile event in Asia, which brings together the worldwide mobile industry. Previously known as Mobile Asia Expo, MWC Shanghai exhibits everything related to mobile, including devices, drones, virtual reality, gaming, sports tech and more. Consulate General…