Category: General news

Nordics in Thailand to deepen cooperation

A well-visited evening event on 11 January 2018 saw all the four Chambers of Commerce organisations (Danish-Thai, Thai-Finnish, Thai-Norwegian and Thai-Swedish) in Thailand kick off their, intended, deeper-than-ever-before collaboration. It was announced to the members and guests in the lovely garden of the Residence of Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel, at the Royal Danish Embassy in…

Kim Højlund Christensen Denmark’s next ambassador to Vietnam

H.E. Ambassador Charlotte Laursen is leaving this Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi, come March 2018, to become the Danish ambassador in Finland. To replace ambassador Laursen Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed Kim Højlund Christensen (currently in the Danish Ambassador in Brazil) as Denmark’s next Ambassador to Vietnam. Ambassador Laursen will move to become…

Finnish minister, liquor and meat delegation, minister in Singapore

During 10 – 12 January Finland’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä and a Team Finland business delegation promoted Finnish meat and liquor production companies in Singapore. Pure ingredients and production of quality goods are the key concepts of Finnish food and drink industry. The Finnish companies have excellent chances to expand their businesses…

Pirkka Tapiola new EU Ambassador to Thailand

The Finnish diplomat H.E. Mr Pirkka Tapiola is back in Thailand, this time as the Ambassador of the European Union! The Ambassador arrived in Thailand in September of 2017 and formally assumed his duties on 10 December 2017. Prior to taking up his current posting as EU Ambassador to Thailand, Ambassador Tapiola headed the European…

The Nordics seriously back in business in the Philippines

Denmark and Sweden have re-opened their respective embassies, while the former business council has upgraded itself to become the Nordic Chamber of Commerce Philippines (NordCham) and can offer all essential consultancy and assistance in the country – all based on significant growth in the presence of Nordic businesses there. Now the platform is there for…

Finland 100 Gala in Hong Kong

The 2017 edition of the annual Gala Dinner organised by the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong was a truly special one. On 9 December over 200 guests attended the Finland 100 Gala to celebrate Finland’s 100th Anniversary of Independence. To celebrate this memorable occasion, FinnCham Hong Kong had the honour to have Chief…

Worldwide connections in a second

In her New Year’s Eve speech, The Danish Queen Margrethe II encouraged everyone to do something unnecessary. Something to keep us curious about the world. Something to make us snap out of our everyday routines. Walking around Singapore’s landmark “The Merlion,” I was stopped by a couple of friends, who were doing a surprise birthday…

CCHR allowed continue promoting human rights in Cambodia

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-aligned, independent, non-governmental organization (NGO) promoting and protecting human rights in the Kingdom of Cambodia. CCHR currently has support from Sweden’s Diakonia (for the Human Rights Network Project), while the European Union is among many other international donors. Sida was also a direct donor previously. On 26 November…

Suomi Finland 100 Independence Day Beijing celebration

Finland celebrated its 100 years of independence on 6 December all over the world and in Beijing the celebration took place at InterContinental Sanlitun hotel with hundreds of guests, both Finns and friends of Finland. The Independence Day reception hosted by Ambassador Jarno Syrjälä was the main event of Finland’s 100th anniversary year in Beijing…