Category: Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific to launch non-stop Copenhagen service

Cathay Pacific continues to grow Hong Kong’s connections to the world. From Summer 2018, the airline will launch pioneering non-stop routes linking Hong Kong with Copenhagen (as well as Brussels, Dublin) further strengthening the airline’s network and providing new trade and tourism opportunities between Asia and Europe. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg said…

Finland 100 Gala in Hong Kong

The 2017 edition of the annual Gala Dinner organised by the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong was a truly special one. On 9 December over 200 guests attended the Finland 100 Gala to celebrate Finland’s 100th Anniversary of Independence. To celebrate this memorable occasion, FinnCham Hong Kong had the honour to have Chief…

Swedish design and education: Prince Carl Philip in Hong Kong

On the 5-7 December, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden visited Hong Kong together with two business delegations. The purpose of the visit was to promote Swedish business and raise Swedish interests in design and education. Sweden has a well-developed cooperation with Hong Kong when it comes to design and creativity, and the aim of…

Finnish Christmas Wonders market Hong Kong

Before the Christmas Stanley Plaza hosted the ‘Finnish Christmas Wonders’ during two weekends. At the launch the Finnish Consul-General and his wife enjoyed the market on a VIP tour. Over 80 booths brough lots of delights, handcrafts and many other festive goodies. Finnish delights included Finnish meatballs, reindeer sausage, herring and salmon, plus an array…

Nordics in Shanghai: More Surprises per Square Meter

Come experience the Nordics! During the weekend 15-17 December citizens and visitors to Shanghai could experience a spread from the Nordic countries.   Consulate General of Finland together with the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Consulates and in partnership with their four countries’ tourism organizations, hosted the open tourism and culture event ‘Nordics: More Surprises per…

Swedcham Hong Kong’s challenge: Say No to Plastic Waste

‘Say No to Plastic Waste’ is the 2018 New Year´s Resolution from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong! “The world produces more than 300 million tons of plastic every year, including billions of plastic bottles and five billion plastic bags. In Hong Kong alone, we throw away approximately 200 tons of plastic bottles…

Finish KONE buys Hong Kong-based Shan On

The Finnish lift and escalator giant KONE has acquired Hong Kong-based Shan On Engineering Company Limited. The idea is to boost KONE’s position in Asia. Shan On specializes in lift maintenance, modernization and installation services, and its maintenance base currently comprises approximately 1,000 lifts. KONE has up until now owned just over a third of the…

Finnish spirit Gustav celebrated in Hong Kong

Gustav is the name of Finnish premium range of spirits, produced by Finland’s oldest alcohol producer still in production, Lignell & Piispanen. Gustav reflects both Gustav III (the late Swedish King) and Gustav Ranin. So, today the Finnish distillery represents and arctic legacy that dates back 160 years. On 2 November, this Finnish distillery had…

Hong Kong: ninth-most expensive place to be an expat

After dropping out of the top-ten in 2016, Hong Kong is now the world’s ninth-most expensive location for expatriates. In the Asia-Pacific region it is the second-most expensive location, only topped by Tokyo, Japan, which also comes in at number eight in the world. The list was recently released by the ECA international, which includes…