Category: General news

Swedish retail innovation Manila seminar

The Embassy of Sweden in Manila, together with Business Sweden and the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), organized a seminar entitled ‘How to Increase Retail Productivity through Innovation‘ in August, reports the Swedish Embassy there. In recent years, the digitalization of the retail industry has created new ways of shopping online, with infinite product offerings being…

Beijing tourism presentation held in Copenhagen

Charming Beijing Tourism Presentation, was held on August 14 2017  in Copenhagen. It is one of the important events within the framework of China-Denmark Tourism Year 2017, hosted by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development. Nearly 100 people from the Embassy of China in Denmark, Wonderful Copenhagen and representatives from local tour operators and media attended the event.…

Finnish Your Dinner SF100 event in Bangkok

On 25-27 August 2017 Finland’s centenary celebrations will expand across the world as Finnish Your Dinner events invite everybody to enjoy dinner with Finns. In Bangkok it takes place on Saturday 26 August 2017, hosted by Friends of Finland. Their dinner to celebrate Finland 100 years together will be overlooking the Bangkok skyline and includes…

Joakim Ladeborn new Deputy Consul General Hong Kong

The Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong and Macau bid farewell to the Deputy Consul General, Ms Wictoria Amandustin Weinstock and welcomed her successor the Deputy Consul General, Mr Joakim Ladeborn. The Swede was previously also the Deputy Head Of Misson at Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur. Source: Consulate General of Sweden in…

Finnish Dinner Under the Sky Kuala Lumpur

The event Finnish your Dinner Under the Sky (Grand Dinner Party) takes place in Kuala Lumpur on 26 August 2017. Around a dozen Finnish embassies, missions and friendship societies abroad are setting long dinner tables all at the same time somewhere in a public space in their own citied, inviting local residents to join in.…

Laarni Peredes: first Filipino woman to complete Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triatlon in Norway

Laarni Peredes has accomplished a challenge no other Filipino, except her husband, has done before—finish the demanding Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway. The 38-year-old Paredes crossed the finish line of the Norwegian triathlon race on August 6 2017, making it a purely family affair with husband Omar. “It was very hard because of the…

HCM City wants Swedish and Danish tourists to stay longer

HCM City’s Department of Tourism has proposed the Government to extend its visa exemption policy for international tourists from Sweden and Denmark and seven other countries to 30 days instead of 15 days. The reason is to promote tourism development to help reach the city’s target of 10-11 million international tourists in 2020. The nine countries are Sweden, Denmark,…

Singapore and Norway envoys discuss Myanmar’s path to democracy

On Sunday, Singapore and Norwegian envoys to Myanmar took part in a panel to discuss the international view of Myanmar’s path to democracy. Singapore envoy and Ambassador Robert Chua called upon all elements of Myanmar society to work for a consensus on the road ahead for the country. “It is always better to have a…

Modern slavery risks increase in the Nordic countries but it looks better for Thailand

Modern slavery increases more rapidly in Europe – including in Denmark, Sweden and Finland – than in any other part of the world. This is happening do to the intensifying number of migrants coming to Europe these years, new research shows. The report also points to many Asian countries, where people being forced to work…

The Finnish Slush event will come back to Shanghai and Singapore

The leading international startup and technology event Slush will again reach Shanghai and Singapore this year. The event aims to facilitate startups and technology talents to meet with big investors, executives and media. Born in Finland in 2008, Slush has grown from a local 300-person event to a series of leading startup events around the…