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Sweden’s National Day and Midsummer celebrated jointly in HK

The Swedes in Hong Kong this year decided to combine the celebration of two of the most important public holidays. On Friday 8 June a combined Swedish Midsummer and National Day Celebration took place at PMQ in Hong Kong. It delivered a “real Swedish midsummer experience with unpredictable weather!” according to the organiser. Midsummer is…

Swedish duo joined Rainbow Warrior’s meat free event

On the World Meat Free Day 2018 Greenpeace offices around the world were calling on cities to reduce global meat and dairy consumption by introducing two plant-based meals a week in public institutions by 2020. Greenpeace’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, happened to be on a Phuket stopover on this day, where Swedish-Thai Miss Universe Thailand…

Telenor’s dtac gives Thailand’s spectrum auction thumbs down

The writing was already on the wall for Thailand’s regulator National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). In addition to another operator having already opted out Total Access Communication PCL, (Dtac), Norwegian Telenor’s Thailand-base operator, had repeatedly flagged its objections concerning the upcoming 1800 MHz spectrum auction. On 9 April dtac urged (handing and official letter…

Midsummer: Swedish guest chef night at Café Del Mar Phuket

Fans of Swedish midsummer, visiting or residing on Phuket better pay attention! The legendary fabulous smorgasbord menu of summer dishes and delicacies from the Northern cuisine that comes as cornerstones in this Nordic summer solstice celebration can look forward to a really special highlight. And it is a combination really; a legendary Swedish celebration paired…

Nordic health companies to attend Teachsauce Bangkok summit

Five Nordic companies within the health sector (two from Denmark, two from Finland and one from Sweden) will be represented at the 2018 edition of Thailand’s tech start-up event Techsauce Global Summit as part of its Health Tech stage. Susie A. Ruff, CEO and Executive Adviser of RUFF & Co. Business Innovation from Denmark co-curates…

Sweden’s National Day China celebrations

On Wednesday 6 June the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai invited diplomatic colleagues, Swedish organizations & companies, friends and families to attend the annual National Day celebration. SwedCham’s Shanghai office was present to explain their work in Shanghai and to play ‘put the tail on the Dala Horse’ with the children. The Consul General,…

EQT closes Mid Market Asia III fund on vibrant market

EQT (a leading investment firm from Sweden) in early May announced the successful closing of the EQT Mid Market Asia III fund with total commitments of USD 800 million. The fund is backed by a global blue-chip investor base, including pension funds, insurance companies and fund-of-funds. The commitments are globally distributed with approximately 48% from…

Sweden’s next ambassador to Singapore appointed

The Swedish government has appointed Mr Niclas Kvarnström to become Sweden’s Ambassador to Singapore. Niclas is today ‎Director, Deputy Head of Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia – ‎Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden. He has previously served at Sweden’s representation at the United Nations in New York, the embassy in Beijing and also worked…