Category: Philippines

Presidential Award to Norwegian in Philippines






Erlend E. Johannesen, founder of StreetLight Philippines, was among 23 distinguished and outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based organizations from 11 countries winning the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) 2016. They were honoured by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte honoured during the Awarding Ceremonies on Monday 19 December at the Malacañan Palace. Johannesen…

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2017 Postponed






Due to conflicting calendars of several of the key attendees, it has been decided to postpone the planned Norway-Asia Business Summit 2017 in Cebu, the Philippines to 21-23 November 2017. Norway-Asia Business Summit aims to strengthen the competitiveness of Norwegian businesses in the region through increased geopolitical knowledge, economic understanding, and market comprehension. The delegates…

Nordic Family Christmas Party Manila 2016 invitation






NordCham Philippines (Nordic Chamber of Commerce Philippines) in collaboration with embassies, is inviting to the Nordic Family Christmas Party 2016, in Manila. A Danish chef will oversee the food and drinks served, with the following menu: Welcome Glögg Saffron Buns Danish Butter Cookies Buffet Rye bread and wheat bread Herrings, pickled and Matjes with condiments…

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…

Swedish “innovative” guarantee loan funding to Asia






Despite increased economic growth in Asia, two-thirds of the world’s poorest people live here. In order to stimulate innovative projects to reduce poverty, Sida has issued a guarantee of 1.3 billion SEK (approx. 155 million USD) to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The guarantee will enable the ADB to increase its lending to new projects…

Danish game company grows in Southeast Asia






Danish-owned PlayLab is a mobile games company based in and focusing on Southeast Asia as future growth market, with a global success landed with their ‘Juice Cubes’. As their third developed game became their break-through they quickly grew from a team of 20 people to over 100 within a short period of time. CEO and…

Swedish delegation in Philippines, embassy re-opened






Sweden is to re-open its embassy in Manila in December 2016 and on 7 November Economic Development and Innovation Minister Mikael Damberg, who arrived with the largest business delegation ever to the Philippines, inaugurated the mission. “Sweden has missions in 93 countries. The Philippines, with its 100 million inhabitants, the largest country in which Sweden…

New Swedish Manila embassy tentative opening for December






While the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Mikael Damberg will officially inaugurate the Swedish Embassy in Manila on 8 November 2016, the mission will tentatively be open to the public only from 1 December 2016. The Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok made this announcement on 7 November. The “official opening” on 8 November and…

True start-ups, TechGrind, Southeast Asia’s first tech incubator






In 2016 the start-up hype in Southeast Asia (SEA) has reached new heights. But there are different perceptions of what ‘start-up’ really comprises. Join ScandAsia for a lesson by Bangkok-based Techie Efraim Pettersson, a Swede who is undoubtedly an authority on the subject matter, and get really valuable insights concerning the start-up world and SEA.…

Nokia to supply Globe Telecom in the Philippines






Nokia and Globe Telecom, a leading telecom operator in the Philippines, on 24 October signed two Memoranda of Confirmation frame agreements – one for wireless technologies and the other for IP, Optical and SDN technologies – under which Nokia will transform Globe Telecom’s current fixed and mobile networks into a more robust network that will…