Category: Sweden

Sigtunaskolan holds Singapore presentation






Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket(SSHL), a well-known boarding school in Sweden is holding a guest lecture at the Swedish Residence in Singapore on March 21, 5-7 pm. Dr. Margret Benedik, Director of SSHL will speak about the challenges that we face living with our children in a bilingual/multilingual environment. In addition, Dr. Benedik will also answer questions…

dtac CEO Lars Norling: Accelerator programme very important






dtac grows its accelerate success; aiming higher with Batch 5 The importance of start-ups for the business world is of such significance that an accelerator initiative by the Norwegian telecommunications giant Telenor’s Thailand arm dtac, is hot news in 2017. As dtac accelerate rolled out its Batch 5 in early March this incubator programme has…

Saab returns to Langkawi for LIMA 2017






Defence and security company Saab will exhibit at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition (LIMA 2017), in Langkawi, Malaysia, from 21 to 25 March. The trade show is held at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre, Langkawi (Aerospace site) and Resorts World, Langkawi (Maritime site), Malaysia. LIMA is a major international meeting place for the…

Saab Group, Vestergaard target Asian air traffic expansion






Saab Group and Vestergaard Company, where also among the Nordic companies attending the Inter Airport South East Asia trade show, held in Singapore on 15 – 17 February 2017. Technology and automation are increasingly becoming important also in Asia as airports seek to become more efficient to face larger labour costs, very strong increase in…

Food trade show Sial China gets Finnish-Swedish Pavilion






The largest food and beverage exhibition in Asia (with more than 75,000 visitors), Sial China in Shanghai, will, in 2017 for the first time in Asia, include a Swedish Pavilion. This will be organised together with a Finish Pavilion, creating a 200 sqm Nordic exhibition space. Each national pavilion will have its own branding but…

Tetra Pak builds new plant in Rayong, Thailand






Tetra Pak has annouced to build a new plant at its Rayong site in Thailand, dedicated to producing closures for carton packaging. The €24 million investment, which will create around 60 jobs when it opens early in 2018, will be capable of producing more than 3 billion closures every year. With demand for well-designed closures…

The EU and Singapore reiterate their free trade agreement






On 8 March 2017 the Swedish EU Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström visited Singapore and met with several of the country’s ministers. In her blog the EU Commissioner wrote that she had discussed the free trade agreement that had been concluded between the EU and Singapore. “Once in place, it will remove nearly all customs…

Swedish BIMA brings security to uninsured Cambodians






“Many people just don’t even know what insurance is. So the very concept of insurance, it is something we have to explain a lot,” says Sebastian Morck, General Manager at BIMA in Cambodia. BIMA is a Swedish microinsurance company who started their project of bringing insurance to some of the poorest people in the world…

Embassy of Sweden and Ikea promote paternity leave in Thailand






Paternity leave as a step towards gender equality in Thailand was promoted with an event held in Bangkok jointly by the Embassy of Sweden and IKEA Thailand, held in connection to the HeForShe Arts Week and the Swedish Dads exhibition – an initiative by UN Women to promote gender equality through arts and cultural activities.…

No more driving license for Swedes in Asia






Swedes living in Asia ought to pay attention: Under a bill before the Riksdag, new rules will come into force that will affect people who are permanently resident abroad and who wish to renew their Swedish driving licence. If you have a Swedish driving licence and live abroad, you can use your Swedish licence for…