Latest Scandinavian Philippines News

Jotun opened Philippines paint manufacturing

Jotun, the Norwegian paint conglomerate, is set to conquer the Philippines market after having opened its brand new manufacturing facility on 6 November in bustling Batangas Province. Situated in the industrial area of Sto. Tomas, Batangas, the 7 hectare plant and main office house more than 70 employees and will manufacture its own paint products.…

NordCham Family Christmas Fest Philippines

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce Philippines, in collaboration with the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden to the Philippines, is organizing its annual Family Christmas Fest on December 3, 2017 at Enderun Colleges, the Atrium & Garden. This is a festive and casual, family-oriented event to where anyone is invited to celebrate Christmas in…

Out to expand with Nordea: Fredrik Lager!

As Nordea Private Banking is setting in motion its Asian expansion, Mr Fredrik Lager was recruited in April as the new General Manager. Well-known to the Nordic community in Southeast Asia, Mr Lager is upbeat as he talks to ScandAsia about his new career challenge. No doubt, Fredrik and his team will be busy going…

Norwegian help appreciated in peace process in the Philippines

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon met with Idun Tvedt and Elisabeth Slattum of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 19 October 2017 to discuss the peace and reconciliation efforts between the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the (NDFP) that the Norwegian government has been helping with. The senator said Tvedt, the new special…

CSR theme at upcoming Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Manila

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines is on 26 October hosting the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon at Shangri-la Fort. NordCham Philippines, in partnership with the European Philippines Business Network and SEB Singapore, invites to this annual luncheon to discuss and share best practices and experiences among pioneering corporate sustainability advocacies in the private and public…

Nordic Crayfish Party 2017

NordCham Philippines extends their deepest gratitude to their sponsors for supporting the Crayfish Party 2017, which was held last September 16, 2017 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.   NordCham’s biggest charity event, Crayfish Party 2017, was made possible with the support of the following sponsors: Co-Presenter: Volvo; Gold Sponsors: Belle Corp, Cricket, Jotun, Via.com Silver…

Danish Crown expands presence in Southeast Asia

As the economic growth continues in Southeast Asia, the Danish Crown group has announced that it will establish a new head office in the region. The new head office will be in Vietnam and from here the sales will spread out through the rest of the region and be supported by two new sales offices…

Swedish ONE Championship fighter: Philippines is home

Welterweight competitor Zebastian Kadestam is born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, but now he takes pride in representing his second home, which is the Philippines. With a professional record of 9-3, Kadestam believes that the country’s mixed martial arts scene played a pivotal role in his career and to where he is presently. Mixed Martial…

Nordic Crayfish Party Philippines 2017

The Best Nordic Party in the Philippines is back with 70’s style and flare! “Join us as we celebrate a centuries old Nordic tradition. Featuring specially imported Crayfish, a sumptuous feast of Nordic delights, a special 70’s dance performance, and free flowing Craft Beer, Wine, Cocktails, and Spirits.” Proceeds from the party are donated to…

Swedish retail innovation Manila seminar

The Embassy of Sweden in Manila, together with Business Sweden and the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), organized a seminar entitled ‘How to Increase Retail Productivity through Innovation‘ in August, reports the Swedish Embassy there. In recent years, the digitalization of the retail industry has created new ways of shopping online, with infinite product offerings being…