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Danish Crown expands presence in Southeast Asia

As the economic growth continues in Southeast Asia, the Danish Crown group has announced that it will establish a new head office in the region. The new head office will be in Vietnam and from here the sales will spread out through the rest of the region and be supported by two new sales offices…

Singaporean exchange student in Denmark:” I learned to question the norm”

In Singapore, a lot of students take a semester abroad to improve their resume and become more employable graduates. Katherine Seow Wan Xuan is no exception. She chose to go to Denmark for six months during her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, wanting to add some engineering classes to the palette. In Denmark, she learned…

Virtual Manufacturing – Swedish experts on production improvements

Virtual Manufacturing (VM) from Sweden, a supplier of ‘lean-based production development services’, is successfully on their way to building a market within Southeast Asia’s huge manufacturing base. Since its arrival to this region VM has gained good – and fast – traction, with many leads and their first clients in Malaysia and Thailand. This was…

Assigned to re-write Denmark’s identity: Create Business Cup

The Creative Business Cup (CBC), a global ecosystem, network and start-up competition for creative, each year gathers the national winners to compete in its global finals in Copenhagen, including participants from Malaysia and Thailand. CBC has also developed a global network for stakeholders related to creative and innovative entrepreneurs, as well as for investors. And,…

Sweden-Malaysia seminars: Digital and Efficient Manufacturing

A productive workshop on Digital and Efficient Manufacturing, focusing on the phenomenon known as Industry 4.0, was arranged in Kuala Lumpur on 6 September and Penang on 7 September by Business Sweden, in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden Kuala Lumpur and the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM). Swedish innovation and industrial efficiency knowhow was…

Swe start-up Covr’s banking security draws Bangkok Bank’s interest

When Bangkok Bank in connection to the ‘Startup Thailand 2017’ event announced Thailand’s first ever, international fintech accelerator programme one of the selected eight start-ups was Swedish. Covr Security, or Covr in short, had been selected to join the newly launched Bangkok Bank InnoHub, where the Thai bank had partnered up with Nest, an experienced…

NTU students on IKEA tour

“Where would you go to learn more about the Swedish identity? IKEA of course!” In late September Ikea Singapore opened the doors of one of their stores in Singapore to twenty-eight students from Nanyang Technological University. These students were given an exclusive tour around the facility where they learned about the history & success stories…

NTU students winners of IKEA Singapore Young Designer Award 2017

Students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) won the ‘Climate Action Challenge’ as well as the People’s Choice Award at the Grand Finale on 22 September 2017. Back in its fourth year running, the Ikea Singapore’s Young Designer Award 2017 grand finals exhibition featured the top five designs based on the theme ‘The Climate Action Challenge‘.…

Staying ahead of the curve with hotelier Krister Svensson

When Krister Svensson was appointed General Manager for the prestigious hotel St. Regis Bangkok he was already a seasoned hotelier, having then arrived from W Hotel Hong Kong where he had turned a struggling hotel into a success. Since his arrival to this Bangkok luxury hotel (also the return to the city where he spent…

China – Nordic Countries International Healthcare Summit

The China – Nordic Countries International Healthcare Summit was organized in Shanghai in mid September 2017. Healthcare professionals gathered to speak for example about the Nordic Countries healthcare system, doctor training and health education. There were also people from Finland visiting as Lasse Lehtonen from University of Helsinki and Suvi Sillanpää from SuomiHealth were among…