Category: Sweden

Swedish hotelier Eric Hallin at Bangkok’s Scandinavian oasis






ScandAsia talks to Mr Eric Hallin, General Manager of the four-star Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, and also the newly elected President of the Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Bearing the same prestigious name as the famous painter brings certain expectations and anticipation, which is immediately met in the grand lobby of this dowtown Bangkok hotel; bringing…

Sweden supports work environment initiative in Asia






Sweden has in April 2017 initiated regional collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote decent working conditions in Asia. The Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok has signed a co-funding agreement with the ILO on preparatory work for regional multi-stakeholder collaboration for decent working conditions, environmental sustainability, gender equality, sound industrial relations and social dialogue…

NordCham Awards Night 2017






NordCham Philippines held the fourth edition of its Awards Night at the Fairmont Makati on March 23, 2017. The event is a gala night that recognizes prominent Nordic-affiliated companies who have significantly contributed to economic growth, employment generation, investment, and corporate social responsibility in the Philippines. As part of the awarding process, an independent board…

Swedish universities held presentation to Thai students






On 27 April the University of KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Lund University, both Swedish, held an evening for Thai students considering to study at these universities in Sweden. Former alumni joined to talk about what it is like to be a student in Sweden. Ambassador Staffan Herrström held an opening speech where he…

Alumni invited to Swedish residence in Bangkok






On 25 April 2017 the Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok held its annual Alumni event. Ambassador Staffan Herrström had the pleasure of inviting Swedish Alumni to an evening filled with creativity and innovation. The evening featured small group discussions about creativity and innovation in Sweden and Thailand and how our two countries can cooperate and inspire…

Danish, Norwegian and Singaporean maritime authorities agree on E-Certificates






On 24 April 2017 the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) together with the Norwegian Maritime Authority (Sjøfartsdirektoratet), and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore – MPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU promotes the adoption of E-Certificates (E-Certs) for the shipping community as part of move to digitalise the shipping industry for greater efficiencies. This…

Nordic Bangkok community called to spring’s biggest event – in Chinatown!






The Nordic Chambers in Bangkok, Axis Communications and Hotel Royal Bangkok Chinatown are jointly inviting to the spring of 2017’s first Nordic event, and one that is likely to be a big draw, for several reasons: unusual location, interesting programme and a big thirst for both networking and drinks in midst of Thailand’s hot season!…

Swedes in Thai hospitality: Building pillars of excellence






Two Swedes are currently deeply involved in conceptualising the ingredients that are to form pillars of hospitality excellence for a Thai-owned luxury boutique brand in Thailand. The man steering and heavily influencing this creation process is no other than the well-known and highly regarded Swedish hotelier Christopher Stafford. And the Chief Operating Officer (COO) has…

Study in Sweden joined Jiangsu international education exhibition






On 4 April 2017, the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai together with Study in Sweden participated in Chinese International Education Exhibition Tour (CIEET) in Jiangsu province. It was the first time that Sweden had a national booth to strengthen its presence in this market and to support Swedish universities. Linnaeus University was exhibiting too.…

Hong Kong presentation highlighted Green-tech and innovations






Both Finland And Sweden representatives, as key stakeholders, attended a Hong Kong networking luncheon on 10 March with the theme ‘Global Trend of Green Innovations’. Secretary for the Environment, Mr. Wong Kam-Sing in his keynote speech briefed the audience e.g. on Hong Kong’s new Climate Action Plan 2030+ and the on the development of green-tech…