Category: Laos

Minister Damberg: Singapore summit a starting point for increased presence






After the inaugural Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit’s first day of sessions, Mrs Ylva Berg, CEO of Business Sweden and Mr Mikael Damberg, Sweden’s Minister of Enterprise & Innovation hosted the event’s Gala Dinner, where also Mr Fredrik Härén inspired the participants with his very spot-on analysis of Swedes and creativity. The dinner, held on 21…

Sweden, Singapore ministers open inaugural Sweden-SEA business summit






As Mr Mikael Damberg, Sweden’s Minister of Enterprise & Innovation, and Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry held their insightful opening speeches the very first Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit opened on 21 September 2016 in Singapore. Held at Parkroyal by Pickering hotel in the downtown CBD area the summit was clearly…

Southeast Asia’s ageing population: new markets for Scandinavian companies






Today, Southeast Asia is experiencing a boom in number of retirees, raising the demand for retirement homes and additional smart solutions in eldercare and related sectors. The UN estimates that by 2015, Southeast Asia will have 57 million people from 65 years-old and above, which is an increase of 430% from year 2000.This development can…

Business Sweden appoints Tobias Glitterstam to head Asia Pacific






The previous China manager Tobias Glitterstam has been appointed to lead Business Sweden for the Asia Pacific, from 1 September 2016. Glitterstam will report to CEO Ylva Berg and be part of included in Business Sweden’s management group in Sweden. “Asia Pacific is a dynamic region that offers interesting growth opportunities for Business Sweden’s customers,…

Sweden gears up for SEA business summit Singapore






As the first ever, and very timely ‘Sweden–Southeast Asia Business Summit’ is around the corner (21–22 of September 2016), Team Sweden presents the details for the two days in Singapore include an exciting and relevant programme, and key political and high-level business representatives from Sweden, such as Mr Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation;…

Sebastian’s SO creative hotel career






He is moving up and being part of key conceptualisation projects, as well as branding and marketing exercises, working within AccorHotels – one of the largest and most vibrant international hospitality groups. He is in the business of hotels – the environment he got to visit in Thailand as a child; looking with wide eyes…

Norway’s FM attends ASEAN Meeting






From 24 to 26 July the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting took place in Vientiane, Laos. The meeting was attended by a range of foreign ministers from Southeast Asia, but also other regions of the world, including Norway, represented by Foreign Minister, Børge Brende. “The partnership with ASEAN is very positive for Norway,” Brende said ahead of…

ScandAsia appeals for people to subscribe






ScandAsia – the news operation that has served Danes, Swedes, Norwegians and Finns living i Asia for free since 1993 – now appeals to its readers to buy a subscription…. ScandAsia appeals for people to buy a paid subscription to the monthly ScandAsia paper magazines. Or get it for free if they live in Thailand or Singapore. “We appeal…

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup: Asia House’s new Executive Director






With almost 30 years of experience in diplomacy and international relations, Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup can be described as a diplomatic powerhouse. From March 2016 she was appointed new Executive Director at Asia House in Copenhagen. ScandAsia talked to her about herself and her new life in Denmark. Susanne’s career started in 1987 when she graduated…