Chr. Hansen – Improving Food & Health, Wednesday 24 May 2017

Something big is happening in the world of food and health.
 Chr. Hansen Executive Vice President Sten Estrup Nielsen and the APAC team in Singapore are hosting an event
to present the company’s products and share how they turn insights into opportunities.

​Every day, more than 1 billion people worldwide consume a product with a natural Chr. Hansen ingredient. Significant potential remains within the remaining 6 billion people who demand tasty, healthy, natural, safe and affordable food and nutrition, and Chr. Hansen seeks to fulfill this demand with their range of natural solutions.

In 2010, Chr. Hansen was reintroduced on the stock exchange after 5 years of private equity ownership. Since the IPO, Chr. Hansen’s shareholders have enjoyed a 4-fold increase in the share price and the company has consistently outperformed its peer group. The company has also significantly expanded its market presence in emerging markets i.e. China.

Chr. Hansen has just reaffirmed their Nature’s no. 1 Strategy and communicated their long-term 8-10% organic growth ambition supported by a series of strong megatrends.  The company recently completed a study examining long-term, structural trends in food and health and will discuss how these findings relate to consumers’ food and life choices.

For more information on this event visit the DABS website

European Union Film Festival

Sweden and Finland are among the countries promoted as the European Union Film Festival takes place for the 27th time on 11-21 May 2017. In the setting of National Gallery Singapore, 27 movies from 27 European countries will be presented.

Award winning Finnish Film “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki”, a true story about a famous Finnish Boxer, will be showed on 17 May.

The Swedish contribution will be showed on 21 May and is about two young girls Sophie and Alice who are looking forward to their life after high school graduation. But these dreams are shattered when Alice suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Searching for answers, Sophie retraces Alice’s steps through Berlin, leading her on a life changing journey that will open her eyes to a world of both beauty and darkness.

The Swedish contribution is about two young girls Sophie and Alice who are looking forward to their life after high school graduation. But these dreams are shattered when Alice suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Searching for answers, Sophie retraces Alice’s steps through Berlin, leading her on a life-changing journey that will open her eyes to a world of both beauty and darkness.

17 May at Sjomannskirken

Norwegian Constitution Day is moving closer and the Norwegian Seamen Church in Singapore is preparing 17 May celebrations. 

Wednesday 17 May 2017 will be a day filled with songs, games, cakes and delicious food for anyone who signs up for the event at the Norwegian Seamen Church.

You can sign up for the event here.

Price for joining is SGD30.

17 May Gala Dinner

A four course dinner, flag cake, crown cake and lots of beverages. On Wednesday 17 May 2017 the 17. mai-komiteen in Bangkok hosts a gala dinner for all Norwegians and friends to celebrate the Norwegian Constitution Day.

The dinner will be held in Ballroom 1 at Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit and starts at 19:00. The price for joining is TBH2000.

Registration to email before 10 May.

17 May Celebrations at Norwegian Embassy

On 17 May 2017 the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok invites you to join them for a celebration of the Norwegian Constitution Day. In collaboration with Nordmannsforbundet, the embassy invites you to bring along Norwegian flags and come to the Embassy for a day of celebrations.

From 10:45 the embassy will host games for children, big or small, and hopes to see many people for a fun celebration.

No registration necessary for the event.

DABS: 2017 Legal Risk Management

This seminar is open only to DABS members and is free of charge.
The event takes place at Bird & Bird on Friday 21 April at 10am -12noon
Kindly register by 17 April 2017 to 
2017 Legal Risk Management Update
for Businesses in Singapore

Need a quick overview on the latest legal developments in Singapore impacting businesses? What are the critical changes to the Singapore Companies Act and Employment Act and how does the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) impact on businesses? What are the mandatory corporate compliance, record-keeping, data privacy and employee protections applicable to local corporations?

Do join us for this 2-hour interactive workshop with our speakers from Bird & Bird ATMD who will be providing salient pointers on the most recent legislative changes and legal updates which will be useful for business owners, directors, compliance officers and managers in Singapore. The speakers will also share practical advice on best practices for business compliance which will facilitate efficient business operations while mitigating legal risks.


Corporate Compliance and Governance – Update on the essential corporate compliance obligations of your business including:

  • Recent amendments to the Singapore Companies Act and upcoming changes
  • Prevailing corporate governance issues confronting corporations

Records and Documents – Complying with corporate record-keeping obligations and useful tips on:

  • Maintenance of physical and electronic business records
  • Policies and best practices for businesses for record-keeping

Data privacy – Practical guide on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) covering:

  • The most important changes to data privacy regulations
  • Relevance of GDPR for your business and operations

HR and Employment – Navigating recent changes in the employment laws of Singapore, including:

  • Carrying out workforce reductions within the regulatory framework
  • Understanding the new procedures under the new Employment Claims Tribunal
About Bird & Bird ATMD

Bird & Bird ATMD is a leading Singapore law firm associated with Bird & Bird, an international legal practice.  It regularly advises corporates, government bodies and industries on both domestic and international cross-border legal issues and transactions, with a focus on Singapore and the APAC region.

About the speakers

Sandra Seah is the joint managing partner of our office in Singapore.

She has extensive experience in M&A and regulatory work in Singapore, and currently acts as the legal advisor to a number of regulators, including Energy Market Authority, Building & Construction Authority, and Jurong Town Corporation. Sandra is an experienced transactional lawyer for large scale utility projects, public procurement, built to suit developments and innovative state leasing and strata management projects.
Sandra has spoken widely on corporate governance and competition issues. She is also the co-author of Business Guide to Competition Law, (published by Sweet & Maxwell). She sits on the council of industry associations such as SEAS, ESI and WMRAS and is a director of a local children’s charity.

Alexander Shepherd is a partner of Bird & Bird LLP in the global Tech & Comms Group. He is based in Singapore.

An England and Wales qualified lawyer, Alex specialises in the legal, commercial and regulatory aspects of telecommunications, IT, technology and eCommerce matters. His key area of practice is advising on technology procurement and regulated outsourcings for financial institutions, investment funds and insurance companies. In addition, he advises a wide-range of technology and telecoms companies on all commercial and regulatory aspects of their businesses.

Goh Seow Hui is a partner in our Employment Group based in Singapore.

She has significant commercial litigation and international arbitration experience, and has over her years of practice developed a specialist focus in employment disputes. She regularly represents and advises Fortune 500 companies and listed entities in relation to key employment issues with the goal of protecting employers’ commercial interests.

Seow Hui also handles the day-to-day drafting and review of employment contracts, employee handbooks/manuals, executive compensation and benefits, international assignments, employee transfers in the M&A context, international reductions-in-force and business immigration matters.

Jonathan Kao is a senior associate in our Corporate & Commercial Group based in Singapore, with a particular focus on technology-based transactions.

Jonathan has been part of a variety of projects and transactions including the acquisition, test-bedding and implementation of new technologies, data protection and privacy, competition, corporate governance and capital markets advisory work, as well as commercial & industrial real estate transactions. He has also assisted in several IP licensing transactions and maintains a keen interest in the areas of media and technology, and information security.

Tony Quek is an associate in our Corporate & Commercial practice group based in Singapore.

Tony’s experience includes assisting in a variety of general corporate matters, with a focus on the energy and environment sectors and the corporate secretarial practice. He has also been involved in employment matters.

Danish Business Association of Singapore
c/o Royal Danish Embassy
101 Thomson Road
#13-01/02 United Square
Singapore 307591

Tel: +65 9144 6272


Swedish Chamber: AGM – with a grand evening

Spring is here – time to celebrate!

In line with our longstanding tradition, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China is pleased to round off its Annual General Meeting with a grand evening  – where good food and pleasant company join forces for a memorable experience.
This year’s edition will take place in Shanghai.
Here is what you get:

Mingle – free flow, entertainment
Three course meal – wine and coffee
Live band, dance – cash bar

Where, when, how:

May 5, 2017 – 18.30 to 24.00
RMB 695 (RMB 1400 non-members)
Kathleen’s Waitan, Shanghai

Tickets are limited to 100 – make sure to get  yours in time!
Take Me There
New! Get your own Company Table
and host clients, colleagues, prospects, …

– Grouped, reserved seating

– Your Company’s logo at each reserved seat

– A mention as “corporate guest” on printed material (roll-up, etc.)

– 1 free ticket per each 5 bought

for a nominal fee of RMB 2000 plus ticket price*.

Interested? Simply reply to this email.

*Price example for six guests:
without company table, 6*695 =RMB 4170; with company table, 5*695 + 2000 = RMB 5475.

Copyright © 2017 Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China, All rights reserved.

Shanghai Office:
The Executive Center
Madang Road 159, 5 Fl.
Tel: +86-21 6135 7229

BBQ night with the Norwegian Church

On Sunday 30 April 2017 the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Singapore will fire up the grill and invites you to a grill buffet with lots of delicious foods.

The barbecue starts after the church services, approximately at 18:00. Feel free to bring a swimsuit too!

Prices are as follows:

Adults SGD 30,-
Students SGD 20,-
Children SGD 15,-

Children’s movies at Danish Seamen’s Church

On Saturday 22 April 2017 the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore welcomes children to come and watch movies at their Børnebio event. It all starts at 2pm and will go on until 4:30pm. 

Contact the Church for more information.

SF100SG: Wellness Seminar

On 25-27 April 2017, Finnish Business Council Singapore invites you to a Wellness Seminar by SF100SG, a side event of Ageing Asia, an annual business of ageing platform to access investment and partnership opportunities in Asia Pacific.

The Wellness seminar takes place at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.

More information here.