Category: Community news

Thai-Finnish business networking reception in Bangkok






A Thai-Finnish business networking reception took place at the Residence of Ambassador of Finland on 24 May 2017. Khun Kiatipong Ariyapruchya (The World Bank), Mrs. HongSin Kwek (Phoenixict) and Khun Natta (Office of the Public Sector Development) were guest speakers. Photos: Antti Rahikainen Source: Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce  

Northern Lights Finland photographer at Singapore expo






On 13 May ‘Vacay Travel Photography Expo’ brought a piece of Finland and the northern lights to Singapore. Famous Finnish photographer Mr Martti Rikkonen showed his artwork, accompanied by the All Finns choir and some Finnish treats. Amateurs with budding interests are welcome to attend the expo as a gateway to a world of travel…

Not the average gamer: Pontus made a career of playing PC






22 year-old Pontus Mähler from Sweden moved to Thailand seven months ago trying to evolve as a professional gamer. Now, beside making a living of playing computer games, he is the CEO of Neolution E-Sport and working on a restaurant project. Spending all day alone in a dark room, only lit up slightly by the…

Ulf Ohrling resigned as Swedcham Hong Kong chairman






On 12 May 2017 Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (Swedcham) held it´s Annual General Meeting at Club Lusitano. Roughly 40 ordinary members participated in the meeting, led by chairman Ulf Ohrling. This was Ulf last AGM as chairman, ah he has decided to step down after six consecutive years as chairman of the…

Scandinavian Chef Dinner Menu event on Phuket






The so-called “green season” has once again arrived to Thailand, a, these days, much more diffuse and shorter low season – which is the period’s other description when it comes to tourism. This is the time when visitors and residents can enjoy what ‘good life’ has to offer at discount prices, and for example some…

H.E. Hans Ola Urstad «The best Norwegian ambassador to Malaysia ever”






“Ambassador Urstad and the Norwegian embassy in KL have been a fantastic support for the Norwegian business community in Malaysia”, says Jorgen Torp, the Chairman of Malaysia Norway Business Council at the farewell networking om Thursday 4 May 2017. “During his almost 5 years as ambassador to Malaysia H.E. Urstad has opened doors for Norwegian…

Tom Sorensen joins Boyden Thailand as Partner






Tom Sorensen has left Grant Thornton to team up with Boyden Thailand as a Partner. “I was attracted by Boyden’s business model that combines retained search, interim management executives and human capital consulting,” Tom Sorensen said. “Boyden’s global network brings a uniform approach to top executive and management recruitment, a common global technology platform and the world’s…

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…