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Philippines-Sweden Airport Collaboration started

On 21-22 November the Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden arranged the “Philippines-Sweden Airport Collaboration” delegation to Manila, headed by State Secretary Oscar Stenström. This activity is the start of a long-term partnership on airport development between our two countries, in line with the commitments that Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg and…

Finnish 100 anniversary sculpture unveiled in Manila

The Embassy of Sweden in Manila congratulates Finland on her 100th year anniversary of independence on 6 December 2017. To commemorate the anniversary, the sculpture “Spirit of the Finn” was unveiled in Bonifacio Global City. The photo shows the sculpture with (from left) Ambassador of Sweden Harald Fries, Honorary Consul General of Finland Ramon K.…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines with Sustainable Development

NordCham Philippines organized its annual the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon at the Shangri-la at the Fort on October 26, 2017, gathering four Nordic Ambassadors and more than 100 executives from the business community to discuss corporate sustainability, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the private sector, reports Nordcham Philippines. Back in 2012 at the…

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…