Category: Finland

Finwa and SF100 networking event at Finnish Pavillion






The Embassy of Finland in Thailand and Finnish Women Abroad, FINWA, co-hosted a networking event at the Finland Pavilion of the Bangkok International Book Fair in Queen Sirikit National Convention Center on Tuesday 4 April 2017. FINWA is a newly established organisation in Bangkok with a goal to promote gender equality, help and encourage women…

President of China to visit Finland






Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China will pay a state visit to Finland, accompanied by his spouse, Mrs Peng Liyuan. On Wednesday 5 April 2017, President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö and his spouse, Jenni Haukio, will welcome the Chinese president and spouse to an official ceremony at the Presidental Palace in Helsinki.…

Dane compensated after ill Finnair pilot causes delay in Bangkok






A flight company must be prepared for crew getting sick before flights. That is what one of Denmark’s two High Courts, Østre Landsret, decided yesterday, on Thursday 30 March 2017. As a consequence, the Finnish airline, Finnair, must pay a compensation of 4465 Danish Kroner to a Danish woman who was delayed due to a…

Finnish app teaching quantum physics to 5-year-olds launched in Singapore






The future of learning. Quantum physics is usually something older kids learn about while sitting bored and distracted in a classroom, but with their new game, Big Bang Legends, Finnish start-up Lightneer hopes to change that. In fact, they want to teach kids as young as age 5 about quarks, protons and the periodic table.…

Finnish Embassy at opening of 8th Myanmar School of Politics






The 8th Myanmar School of Politics, a programme aimed at enhancing the democratic knowledge and skills of politicians in Myanmar and furthering their practice of multiparty dialogue, was kicked off on Saturday 18 March 2017. Katarina Tapio, Deputy Head of Mission at the Finnish Embassy in Bangkok, was present at the opening ceremony where she held…

Danish Ambassador on Scandinavian Society Siam’s work in Bangkok

Uffe Wolffhechel, the Danish Ambassador to Thailand, welcomed the Scandinavian Society Siam to the garden of the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok for the yearly SSS Garden Party on 25 March 2017.

The ambassador compliments the society for their enthusiastic members and for both helping each other and creating a stage for socialising and sharing experiences, but also for taking good care of newcomers like himself, and says that he is happy that the embassy can contribute to the collaboration between the Scandinavian societies.

Read more about the SSS Garden party here.

Food trade show Sial China gets Finnish-Swedish Pavilion






The largest food and beverage exhibition in Asia (with more than 75,000 visitors), Sial China in Shanghai, will, in 2017 for the first time in Asia, include a Swedish Pavilion. This will be organised together with a Finish Pavilion, creating a 200 sqm Nordic exhibition space. Each national pavilion will have its own branding but…

Finland helps Vietnam with forest management






On 8 March 2017 the Finnish Embassy to Vietnam organised a workshop in cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The workshop took place in Ho Chi Minh City and had a focus on management and sharing of data on forests in Vietnam. The workshop was part of the Forest Management Information Systems Project, FORMIS,…

Finnish Minister speaks for Gender Equality in Beijing






On 28 February 2017 Finnish Business Council and the Finnish Embassy in Beijing organised an event for gender equality called “Career Women First” which was also part of Finland’s independence celebration. Timo Soini, the Foreign Minister of Finland, attended the event where he gave a keynote speech encouraging career women to strive for the top.…