Category: Norway

Remarkable Indonesian locals help Norwegian girl after being robbed






”I’ve got a story that you might find uplifting,” writes Øystein Baadsvik from Norway in a Facebook post, after a horrible event turned into a happy ending for his daughter Karin Baadsvik, all because of some friendly and helpful Indonesian locals. While travelling around in Indonesia, Karin Baadsvik suddenly found herself without passport, computer, wallet…

dtac CEO Lars Norling: Accelerator programme very important






dtac grows its accelerate success; aiming higher with Batch 5 The importance of start-ups for the business world is of such significance that an accelerator initiative by the Norwegian telecommunications giant Telenor’s Thailand arm dtac, is hot news in 2017. As dtac accelerate rolled out its Batch 5 (group of start-ups round five) in early…

Norwegian Seafood Dinner 2017 Singapore






On 3 March 2017 1000 guests of the Norwegian business community were gathered at Raffles City Convention Centre, The Fairmont Ballroom, to enjoy the seafood buffet and dishes specially created by Norwegian and Singaporean celebrity chefs. Norwegian Business Association (Singapore)‘s members and their guests enjoyed an exquisite banquet featuring seafood especially flown in fresh from Norway…

Vikingcubator invites daring Singapore entrepreneurs






Daring entrepreneurs in Singapore have been invited to join a new incubator programme, focusing on media-related start-ups, called Vikingcubator. Vikingcubator, a new initiative from NHST, a global media owner group from Norway, is raiding Singapore in the hunt for the most promising and dynamic media start-up out there. “As our ancestors, we believe in fighting…

NordCham Cambodia for better business and viking parties






On Wednesday 1 March 2017 a new chapter began in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A new Nordic Chamber of Commerce had their very first meeting where they presented their ideas and vision for a chamber in Cambodia. “To be the platform for engaging with Nordic businesses and activities in Cambodia,” was revealed as their mission statement…

First Nordic Chamber meeting in Cambodia






The first get together meeting of the new Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, was held last night, on Wednesday 1 March 2017, at restaurant Black Bambu in Phnom Penh. The organisers behind Nordic Chamber and the evening’s event were pleasantly surprised by the big show up. Around 50 people from local business, NGO’s and individuals…

Scandinavian Garden Party postponed to 25 March






Scandinavian Society Siam regrets to inform you that the annual Garden Party in the garden of the Residence of the Danish Ambassador has been postponed from 11 March to now Saturday 25th March 2017 at 6 pm. The SSS explains the postponement with “logistic reasons”. “We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. All bookings…

Norway’s Minister of Agriculture and Food meets with China






Jon Georg Dale, Minister of Agriculture and Food in Norway, met with the Chinese Ambassador to Norway, Wang Min, on 21 February 2017, to discuss opportunities for a collaboration in agriculture and food. The two exchanged experiences on the research partnership between Norway and China facilitated by Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIBIO, opening for…

Norway build skills for jobs in Vietnam, Myanmar






The Norwegian government is investing in education and job creation in developing countries. On 14 February 2017 the government announced that they had entered five new partnerships for vocational education in Vietnam, Myanmar, Malawi and Uganda. “Lack of qualified labour is often an obstacle when hiring locals in developing countries. With this new program we create…

Jotun’s growth in Southeast Asia contributes to result






Jotun (Norway), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints and powder coatings delivered its second best result ever in 2016, seeing strong results in challenging markets such as Southeast Asia. Led by solid growth in the Decorative Paints and Powder Coatings segments, the company had operating revenue of NOK 15.8 billion and an operating…