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Promotion to study in the Nordic countries

Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway will along with other European nations present how Singaporean students can study in the Nordic countries at the annual Study In Europe education fair to be held in Singapore on Saturday, Sept 30, 2017. The Swedish Embassy will among others represent Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology,…

Swedish speakers invited to CSR Asia Summit 2017 Bangkok

For the 2017 edition of the CSR Asia Summit – ‘Future Proofing Sustainable Business’ no less than five Swedes are on the list of speakers. Johan Bygge, Chairman – EQT Asia Pacific; Anna-Karin Jatfors, UN Women Deputy Regional Director at Regional Office for Asia-Pacific; Martin Hallberg, Children’s Rights and Business Atlas Manager, Global Child Forum;…

Scandinavian Crayfish Party 2017 Good Fun!

The Scandinavian Crayfish Party in Bangkok was as impressive a feast as ever. Beside the many kilos of crayfish, lots of other delicacies made it possible to eat and drink away any sentimental longing for Scandinavia this Saturday the 16th of September. Scandinavian Society Siam’s Crayfish Party started once again in the heavy-carpeted and flowery…

Singapore to host Formula 1 for another four years

As the four Nordic drivers on the Formula 1 circuit in 2017 are battling it out in Singapore, namely Kevin Magnussen (Den), Kimi Räikkönen (Fin), Marcus Ericsson (Swe), and Valtteri Bottas (Fin), Singpapore announced just at the start race weekend that the city state will continue hosting the race for another four years. Singapore GP…

New Nordic film festival in Bangkok

The diplomatic missions of the respective Nordic countries to Thailand have anncounce the inaugural Nordic Film Festival 2017 to take place in Bangkok from 28 September to 1 October 2017, held at Quartier CineArt, EmQuartier. Sweden, that traditionally has arranged an annual Swedish Film Festival in Thailand, replied that this own festival is cancelled this…

Sweden’s statement on Rakhine State crisis

As statement was published by Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström in 14 September: “At the initiative of Sweden and the United Kingdom, on 13 September the United Nations Security Council held an extraordinary meeting on the crisis in Rakhine State in Myanmar. The situation has deteriorated further in recent weeks, with almost 400…

Sida’s Strategic Environmental Assessment workshop in Vietnam

The Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi participated in an interesting workshop gathering alumni of Sida’s international training programme on Strategic Environmental Assessment and other key stakeholders. Financed by Sida, the programme has been carried out by Chalmers, University of Gothenburg and NIRAS. The networking event on 7 September was hosted by UNDP. “We discussed about…

ProPak: Tetra Pak showcased end-to-end food processing, packaging solutions

As ProPak Asia, the international processing and packaging technology event in Bangkok, celebrated 25 years in 2017, Tetra Pak participated with a big showcase themed: ‘Moving Food Forward. Together’. Tetra Pak, the Swedish world-leader in food processing and packaging solutions showcased their processing as well as automation and service solutions, with experts flown in to…

Katarina Ekelund, new TSCC Executive Director: a true Swedish-Thai

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC) has appointed a new Executive Director. Master’s graduate Katarina Ekelund, the daughter of her Thai mother and Swedish father, has in August 2017 replaced Ms Jiraya Chanchon who has decided to concentrate on own businesses. “I understand that Jiraya has done a great job for the chamber, as its…