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Over 50,000 Thais applied for a Schengen visa in Nordic consulates

In 2017, 52,595 Thais applied for a Schengen visa in Nordic consulates. Swedish embassy received the most applications (16,396). Finland was the only to feel a decline in applications between 2016 and 2017. Information provided to ScandAsia from SchengenVisaInfo.com shows that Nordic embassies in Thailand received 4% more Schengen visa applications in 2017 than the…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines 2018

NordCham Philippiness held the the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon ‘Sustainability through World-leading Cleantech Innovation’ at Fairmont Makati on 3 October. The event brought together the four Nordic Ambassadors and industry leading companies to discuss cleantech innovation with a particular focus on goal 7 and 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affordable and clean…

NordCham Philippiness Crayfish Party 2018

The 2018 edition of the NordCham Philippines Crayfish Party was held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on 8 September. The party extravaganza was filled with amazing food, drinks and entertainment, with about 1000 guests dancing the night away. “Thank you to everyone who participated and purchased raffle tickets and items at the Auction of this…

Danish PPP investment round table held in Vietnam

A round table discussion on a blended finance model solution for a public private partnership investment within the water sector in Vietnam took place on 9 Ocober under the co-organisation of the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam, Grundfos, the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), Vietnam Water Supply and Sewage Association (VWSA) and Asia Society…

Ambassador Kim Højlund Christensen welcomed to Vietnam

The Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam hosted a ‘Meet and Greet’ event on Friday 4 October. This was opportunity for the Danish business community in HCM City to welcome the new Ambassador to Vietnam H.E Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen. At the event the participants also enjoyed a discussion with an economic expert from Fulbright University…

The Nordic missions met Malaysia’s Minister of Education

The Nordic embassies in Kuala Lumpur have met with Malaysia’s Minister for Education. “Inspiring exchanges during Nordic meeting with HE Minister of Education YB Dr Maszlee Malik on sustainability, innovation, challenges to fostering of independent mind-set, integration, increasing exchanges between the Nordics and Malaysia, etc. We are deeply appreciative to YB for taking time to…

Ramboll acquired Singaporean Smart Mobility company

Ramboll (a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark) has acquired Vertix Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd. (Vertix), a transport consultancy specialised in master planning, ITS solutions, and pedestrian modelling and simulation. Vertix, with its 15 technical consultants, has over the last eight years worked on more than 500 projects in Singapore and South East…

Nordic Chambers of Commerce support anti-corruption in Thailand

The four Nordic Chambers of Commerce in Thailand have jointly signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition against Corruption(CAC) on 11 October 2018. The signing took place at the sideline of the CAC’s 9th annual National Conference “Disrupting Corruption” at Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok. “The Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce…

Danish researcher wins award for forest-saving app

Danish researcher Ida Theilade has been granted the University of Copenhagen’s Innovation Award 2018 for a Smartphone app that helps preventing illegal logging in the Prey Lang Forest in Cambodia. Senior Researcher at the Section for Global Development at the University of Copenhagen, Ida Theilade, is granted the award for the project ‘It’s Our Forest…

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…