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“True Tales by Design” Show Presents Two Finnish Designers

Press release: Design Pier is organizing a show called “True Tales by Design” which takes place in Hong Kong at Lanson Place Hotel between the 28-31 March. The show presents cutting-edge designers and design brands. Design Pier is very excited to present two Finnish designers, Sini Majuri and Lincoln Kayiwa, among other internationally claimed designers…

Scandinavia again the happiest place in the world

It’s barely news anymore that citizens in Scandinavian countries are among the happiest in the world. For several years Denmark has held first place, and the slogan ‘The happiest country in the world’ was used when greeting foreigners in Kastrup Airport for several years. And in the recently published Happiness Report 2018, made by the…

New Board for Finnish Business Council Singapore

On 6 March 2018 the Finnish Business Council Singapore held its Annual General Meeting, where its new FBC Board was elected as follows: Chairman Mr. Janne Lautanala (Wärtsilä) Deputy Chairman Ms. Riikka Loisamo (Yuen Law) Treasurer MS. Kirsi Heikkilä-Zenone (AaltoEE) Secretary Mr. Waltter Kulvik (Individual member) Member Ms. Anna Ratala (PineCone A.R.) Alternate member Mr.…

Finnish Ambassador held gender equality keynote speech

Connecting to International Women’s Day Finland’s Ambassador to Thailand, Satu Suikkari-Kleven, had the pleasure of giving a keynote speech to Thammasat University students on achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. As a diplomat from Finland, gender equality is not only deeply rooted in her DNA, but also in her work, as gender equality is a…

Nordic Bangkok seminar: EU-Thailand Trade Relations

A successful Nordic Seminar on the EU – Thailand relationship and its new diplomatic openings was held at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, as a Luncheon on the 7 March 2018. 40+ representatives from the Nordic business society and trade organisations were present and ready with questions to the EU Mission here in Bangkok, reports…

Second ScandBizBar 2018 Singapore

During 2018 FBC- Finnish Business Council Singapore is organizing Singapore’s long-lasting Nordic monthly networking, ScandBizBar. This regular event is a splendid opportunity for networking on every first Thursday of the month, where members and guest of members of FBC, DABS, NBAS and SwedCham meet over drinks and finger food. The ScandBizBar 2018 sponsor CorpZap offers…

Singapore has the world’s most powerfull passport

180 countries. That’s how many countries citizens of Singapore are allowed to enter visa-free, which makes it the world’s most powerfull passport, tied with Japan. Once every year Henley & Partners Holding release their report Global Passport Index in which they rank the passports of the world according to visa-free movability. This report highly reflects…

Premium Finnish pork from HKScan to China

HKScan is about to launch the sale of premium-category 100% Finnish pork products to Chinese consumers. These new branded products clearly differentiate from what is currently available on the local market, offering HKScan an entirely new, significant opportunity to commercialize Finnish food chain expertise in the export arena, states its press release. HKScan signed an…

SE Asia and Scandinavia ranks high in 4G access

Both Southeast Asia and Scandinavia ranks relatively high in access to 4G network according to a study made by the connection testing company Open Signal. Basically they monitored 4.852.320 devices around the globe a measure the amount of time they are within a 4G connection. And several of the countries that ScandAsia covers are actually…