Category: Hong Kong

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,…

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…

Swedish healthcare delegation to Singapore, Hong Kong

Business Sweden in Southeast Asia kicks off 2017 by inviting companies to participate in an executive 4-day program within healthcare and innovation. A Swedish delegation will during 13-16 February visit Singapore and Hong Kong on the theme ‘Health and Innovation for the Ageing Population’. Sweden, Singapore and Hong Kong share many current and future challenges…

Hong Kong Nordic chambers’ Innovation and Digitalization forum insights

“When assessing China’s innovation landscape and capability, outsiders, particularly the Western media, often view the country as an innovation desert made up of copycat firms providing shan zhai (imitative and pirated) products. China is said to be lacking in innovativeness due to weak or non-existent intellectual property rights, a rote learning-based education system that does…

Swedcham Hong Kong celebrated 30 in Macau

When the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong was planning its 30th anniversary it said that turning 30 requires the party of the century! So, on 19 November more than 200 members of the chamber and distinguished guests travelled to Studio City in Macau, to celebrate SwedCham Hong Kong. Inspired by James Bond’s secret…

Everything under the sun for Sweden’s Hong Kong Consul-General

With Sweden’s new strategy for increased export prioritising China, frequent minister visits from back home, and the presence of Swedish companies still growing, combined with the Consul-General’s own goal to put her home country and some of its businesses on the Hong Kong map, makes Helena Storm’s role very busy and interesting indeed. The Consulate…

Swedish Lucia celebration in Hong Kong 2016

On Saturday (December 10), a traditional Swedish Lucia celebration will take place in St. John Cathedral in Central, Hong Kong. The Lucia celebrations represent one of the most important cultural traditions in Sweden. You will experience a Lucia procession, choir music, followed by a traditional “Lucia-fika” with saffron buns and Swedish glögg (mulled wine). The…

Spotify: Leading digital music streaming provider conquers Asia

Spotify, the digital music service that is conquering the world, is growing fast especially since its launch on the Asian market in 2013, along with rapid expansion of Internet streaming. Just as it has contributed to revolutionising the music industry the Swedish tech start-up’s vision of building a universal jukebox is gradually coming true (present…

Southern Sweden Creatives at Hong Kong design expo

Southern Sweden Creatives, eight of southern Sweden’s most innovative design companies are exhibiting at InnoDesignTech Expo (IDTE) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during 1 – 3 December 2016. The exhibition highlights the breadth of innovation and design that southern Sweden has to offer. In it, you can meet companies looking for business…

Finnish Lifestyle Asia promotes brands

On 13 – 16 October 2016 Finpro arranged a match showroom for its ‘Lifestyle Asia Growth Programme’ held in in Mode Shanghai, the official showroom tradeshow (for selected brands) of Shanghai Fashion Week. The Finnish three-year programme (officially launched in March 2016) helps Finnish lifestyle brands explore sales opportunities in Asian consumer markets. It offers…