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Gustav Nordic Pop-Up Bar 2017 in Hong Kong

The F&B company D’Evenitif in Kong Kong invites to the ‘Gustav Nordic Pop-Up Bar’, taking place on Thursday 2 November, at VEA Restaurant & Lounge. Master mixologist Antonio Lai will be creating three Gustav Nordic cocktails during the whole evening together with canapés prepared by Michelin Chef Vicky Cheng. Mr Jari Sinkari, Consul-General of Finland…

Finnish universities wants more Chinese students

China and India are targeted by drive to recruit more than 100,000 extra students from outside EU to Finland. Five Finnish universities are working with the start-up company Edunation to bring a further 150,000 international students to the country by 2020. This has been initiated after Finland’s immigration service revealed that the number of students…

E-Commerce seminar held in Hong Kong

On the 19 October, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong together with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce hosted an E-Commerce seminar about doing E-Commerce in China. With speakers such as Swedcham HK member John Skalin (Sino E-tail), Arno Nieuuwland (e-Commerce Hong Kong), Boudewijn Feith (Esprit) and Nathan Jansen (1421 Consulting) the very broad…

Hong Kong: Swedish Model at the Shared Value Forum

On 21 September the Sustainability Committee of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong hosted a breakout session at the Shared Value Forum 2017 to speak about the Swedish Model – how sustainability is a natural element incorporated in the business model. Shared Value is a strategy in which companies find business opportunities in solving…

Digitalization benefits Swedcham Hong Kong seminar

On 25 October 2017 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong hosts the breakfast seminar ‘Reaping the strategic benefits of digitalization’. Digitalization has already entered boardroom discussions and is seen as a priority among many business leaders worldwide. But, what is the current status of digitalization? What are the trends in terms of managerial…

Hong Kong airport Saab solution trials commenced

Defence and security company Saab announced in September that Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) commenced successful operational trials of Saab’s Aerobahn Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) solution. Saab is a global, leading partner and provider of proven ATM solutions and services. The installation includes the A-CDM Milestone Manager, pre-departure sequencer and mobile applications, all part…

Finland and Norway to connect with China through trans-Arctic data cable

Finland and Russia are discussing the creation of a trans-Arctic fiber-optic data cable that would connect Finland, Norway and Russia with Japan and China, the Independent Barents Observer reported. Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Anne Berner, reportedly brought up the possible Arctic data link in a Tuesday meeting in Moscow with Russia’s Minister of…

Awarded Finnish Napue gin at Hong Kong festival

During 18-20 October, Finnish Kyrö Distillery Company & Runway Bar in Central, Hong Kong are teaming up to celebrate Gin Jubilee 2017. Over the course of three days the bar will be serving Kyrö’s award-winning Napue rye gin. Guests will also have early access to Runway bartender Tomi Ho’s signature Napue & Tonic beverage. Admission…

Finnish education know-how promoted in Hong Kong, China

The Minister of Education of Finland, Ms. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and a Finnish Business Delegation visited the People’s Republic of China; Beijing and Hong Kong SAR on 9- 12 October 2017. Ms Sanni Grahn-Laasonen is the first Finnish Minister of Education and Science having visited Hong Kong. Her action packed program on October 11 contained a…