Category: Finland

Easier visa for Scandinavian tourists to Vietnam






On Wednesday 1 February 2017 the Vietnamese government launched their new e-visa to let tourists skip visiting a local embassy or wait in line at the airport for visa on arrival. Visitors from 40 countries, including Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, will now be able to get a 30 day tourist-visa by uploading an application…

NordCham Philippines AGM appoints new board






NordCham Philippines held its Annual General Membership meeting (AGM) on January 31, 2017 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati. The AGM elected the members of the 2017 NordCham Board of Directors: Martin Ejeklint, Nicky Gemperle, Bo Lundqvist, Erik Moller Nielsen, and Petteri Mäkitalo. Also, Mr. Peter Wallace, the Chairman of the Wallace Business Forum,…

Finland’s 99th Independence Beijing celebration






Gearing up for the Suomi100/Finland100 Centennial year Finnish Business Council Beijing and members celebrated Finland’s 99th Independence at the Embassy of Finland in Beijing. The atmosphere was warm and pleasant. Finland’s Ambassador Marja Rislakki hosted the event, which took place on 7 December 2016.

Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland – and Singapore – least corrupt countries






The Nordic counrtries together with New Zealand and Singapore in the Asia Pacific are this year once again on the top of the list of the World’s least corrupt countries. Revealing the “Corruption Perception Index”, Transparency International commented overall on the root causes of corruption: “This year’s results highlight the connection between corruption and inequality,…

Finnish diagnostics, medical diagnostics provider sets up in China






Ginolis Ltd is a leading provider of assembly automation and high precision liquid handling solutions for the diagnostic and medical device industries. This Finnish company has announced the opening of its first Asia Pacific office located at Century Financial Mansion in Suzhou, China. The representative office will provide sales and technical support to Ginolis’ customers…

Finland 100 kicks off at Sino-Finnish Center






Finland 100 celebrations started in Shanghai on 16 January with an event organized at the Sino-Finnish Center at Tongji University. The event was originally planned for the Consul General’s residence but had to move to another location because we had so many people signing up. Those in attendance heard for example about the Sino Finnish…

Finns in Shanghai celebrated 99th independence day






On 3 December 2016 Finns in Shanghai celebrated the 99th Day of Finnish Independence. Held at the Fairmont Peace Hotel, this was also the kick-start to the 100th year of independence celebrations with an elegant and joyful gala. The national theme for this centennial year is Together-Yhdessä, so we all look forward to seeing a…

Nordic Design and Innovation Week 2016






The 2016 Nordic Design and Innovation Week, which was held on 4-13 November 2016, was arrange for the fourth time. The event is a platform to showcase the Nordic concept of sustainable innovation and creative design, which was organized in cooperation with the Shanghai Intercultural Association and Daning Lifehub. Co-organised by Denmark, Finland, Norway and…

Nordic exhibition at Hofex 2017 Hong Kong






In 2017 there will for the first time in Asia be a Nordic exhibition space at Hofex in Hong Kong, the region’s leading food & hospitality tradeshow. A Swedish Pavilion is organized together with the Finish and Danish pavilions creating a 240-sqm Nordic exhibition space. Each national pavilion will have its own nation branding. By…