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Over 50,000 Thais applied for a Schengen visa in Nordic consulates

In 2017, 52,595 Thais applied for a Schengen visa in Nordic consulates. Swedish embassy received the most applications (16,396). Finland was the only to feel a decline in applications between 2016 and 2017. Information provided to ScandAsia from SchengenVisaInfo.com shows that Nordic embassies in Thailand received 4% more Schengen visa applications in 2017 than the…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines 2018

NordCham Philippiness held the the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon ‘Sustainability through World-leading Cleantech Innovation’ at Fairmont Makati on 3 October. The event brought together the four Nordic Ambassadors and industry leading companies to discuss cleantech innovation with a particular focus on goal 7 and 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affordable and clean…

NordCham Philippiness Crayfish Party 2018

The 2018 edition of the NordCham Philippines Crayfish Party was held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on 8 September. The party extravaganza was filled with amazing food, drinks and entertainment, with about 1000 guests dancing the night away. “Thank you to everyone who participated and purchased raffle tickets and items at the Auction of this…

Nordic Coder: new Swedish company in Ho Chi Minh City

Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, has met with Yen Le, CEO and Co-founder of Nordic Coder, a brand new Swedish company in HCMC, reports the embassy. Nordic Coder provides online and offline courses for coding students, to help bridge the gap between university studies and employment. “Always a great inspiration to meet Swedish businesses in…

The Nordic missions met Malaysia’s Minister of Education

The Nordic embassies in Kuala Lumpur have met with Malaysia’s Minister for Education. “Inspiring exchanges during Nordic meeting with HE Minister of Education YB Dr Maszlee Malik on sustainability, innovation, challenges to fostering of independent mind-set, integration, increasing exchanges between the Nordics and Malaysia, etc. We are deeply appreciative to YB for taking time to…

Ramboll acquired Singaporean Smart Mobility company

Ramboll (a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark) has acquired Vertix Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd. (Vertix), a transport consultancy specialised in master planning, ITS solutions, and pedestrian modelling and simulation. Vertix, with its 15 technical consultants, has over the last eight years worked on more than 500 projects in Singapore and South East…

Sweden at Food’s Future Summit Hong Kong

On 21-22 September the Food’s Future Summit 2018 took place, this year with a spotlight on Sweden. There, participants got to learn more about how this Nordic country’s transformative policies, products and practices in devising advanced and progressive solutions for a sustainable future in the world of food. By 2050, the global population will have…

Nordic Chambers of Commerce support anti-corruption in Thailand

The four Nordic Chambers of Commerce in Thailand have jointly signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition against Corruption(CAC) on 11 October 2018. The signing took place at the sideline of the CAC’s 9th annual National Conference “Disrupting Corruption” at Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok. “The Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce…

SwedCham Hong Kong held Crayfish Party 2018

On Friday 14 September the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong held its Annual Crayfish Party. The mandatory delicious crayfish were served, this year generously sponsored by IKEA, along with a range of different traditional Swedish pies and salads, and of course an open bar. Swedish snaps also came along with the crayfish consumed,…

Raising kids abroad requires a plan

Moving abroad with young children forces parents to take deliberate choices about their child’s upbringing that parents not living abroad do not have to think about. Two parents being aware of this are Hanna Tjernberg and Emma Campbell from Sweden, who raise their preschool kids in Thailand. Moving with kids to a new country can…