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Sweden held Southeast Asia ambassador’s meeting

“The importance of the Southeast Asia region cannot be overstated. The region consists of 11 countries and around 620 million people. Therefore; the Swedish ambassadors conduct annual meetings to discuss common issues and possibilities within the sub-region of Southeast Asia,” writes Embassy of Sweden, section office in Yangon. Meeting in Yangon the Swedish ambassadors discussed…

Denmark to strengthen regional coordination

Danish Ambassadors from accross South East Asia and trade advisors from each embassy’s commercial department met Monday and Tuesday 22 and 23 January 2018 in Singapore to disguss how they could improve the coordination of the efforts in selling Denmark’s core competencies accross the region. The meeting is a regular annual event and included also…

‘Fostering CSR in the Philippines’ conference

Swedish and Filipino companies champion responsible business More than 150 leaders in business and government convened at Fostering CSR in the Philippines: Conference on Responsible Business at Makati Shangri-La Hotel on 17 January. The conference was a joint effort to champion corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a way for companies to contribute to the achievement…

Bo Lundqvist: NordCham President and Retail IT solutions specialist

The NordCham Philippines President himself possesses in-depth knowledge of setting up, running and growing a business out of the Philippines. Bo Lundqvist started Retail Associates 12 years ago, after a long background in doing implementations of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. “I felt at a point that it was time to start my own business…

The Nordics seriously back in business in the Philippines

Denmark and Sweden have re-opened their respective embassies, while the former business council has upgraded itself to become the Nordic Chamber of Commerce Philippines (NordCham) and can offer all essential consultancy and assistance in the country – all based on significant growth in the presence of Nordic businesses there. Now the platform is there for…

European Pavilion at Medical Philippines Expo

NordCham Philippines, together with the EU-Philippines Business Network put together the European Pavilion at Medical Philippines Expo in Manila (27 – 28 November) for EU companies exploring business opportunities in the growing healthcare sector. The pavilion was organised as a business mission in Manila during this medical expo, co-financed by the EPBN. It provided 10…

Bankify of Finland lands seed investment from Reech

Reech Corporations Group has agreed a major seed investment in Finland-based social finance sharing app Bankify to fund an initial commercial rollout in selected markets (announced on 30 October). The app, which has been successfully soft-launched in Finland, will initially target customers in Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands. The aim is to be able to…

Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit 2018 announced

Team Sweden in Malaysia has announced the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 6-7 February 2018. The inaugural, successful summit was held in Singapore in September 2016. The second Sweden-SEA Business Summit aims to attract business leaders and decision makers from Sweden and the ASEAN-region by providing a platform…

Nordcham MoU with Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. and The Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on 22 November 2017 in Intramuros, Manila. CCPI, recognized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, is the oldest business institution and heritage landmark in the country. Source: Nordic Chamber…

Fourth Philippines-Sweden Political Dialogue meeting

Philippines Undersecretary Enrique A. Manalo and Swedish State Secretary for EU Affairs and Trade Oscar Stenström, and their respective delegations, met on 25 November 2017 in Manila for the Philippines-Sweden Political Dialogue, which falls under the ambit of the political consultations mechanism between the Philippines and Sweden. This is the fourth time that both countries…