Kati Häkkinen – Finnish Women Abroad network in Bangkok

Having just moved to Bangkok with her two kids, after nine years spent (on a beach) in south Thailand, Kati Häkkinen felt quite starved for all things Finnish. Quickly finding out that there were in fact quite a few Finnish women living in the capital, but with no organised network, she set out to establish…

Scandinavian Christmas service in Bangkok moved forward to 23rd December

The Scandinavian Christmas Service in Bangkok – an age-old dear tradition – will this year take place on “lillejuleaften”, Saturday 23rd of December instead of on 24 December as usual. But time is unchanged – starting at 13.00 This year will be the first where the new Danish pastor Christa Lund Herum will perform the…

Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit 2018 announced

Team Sweden in Malaysia has announced the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 6-7 February 2018. The inaugural, successful summit was held in Singapore in September 2016. The second Sweden-SEA Business Summit aims to attract business leaders and decision makers from Sweden and the ASEAN-region by providing a platform…

Nordcham MoU with Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. and The Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on 22 November 2017 in Intramuros, Manila. CCPI, recognized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, is the oldest business institution and heritage landmark in the country. Source: Nordic Chamber…

Vietnam Danish Energy Partnership Programme

Vietnam and Denmark has agree on new Danish Energy Partnership Programme 2017-2020 (DEPP) starting a new phase for energy cooperation. The programme was approved by Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT) and Mr. Thomas Egebo, Danish Vice Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate, during his visit in Vietnam (in September). The partners also discussed Vietnams…

Norwegian Kongsberg Indonesian defence supplier

Kongsberg, Norway’s premier supplier of defence and aerospace-related systems, has signed a contract worth 77 MUSD with the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia to supply a NASAMS air defence system. The contract comprises delivery of a complete Nasams system with command posts, radars, launchers, radios and integration, and training and logistics support. Amraam missiles will…

Norway’s Foreign Minister Eriksen Søreide’s Myanmar visit

On 19 November the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon was proud to receive Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide in Yangon. This was the minister’s very first visit to Myanmar, and one of her first visits abroad as Foreign Minister. In Yangon, she met with local, international and UN organizations, learning about the situation in the…

Fourth Philippines-Sweden Political Dialogue meeting

Philippines Undersecretary Enrique A. Manalo and Swedish State Secretary for EU Affairs and Trade Oscar Stenström, and their respective delegations, met on 25 November 2017 in Manila for the Philippines-Sweden Political Dialogue, which falls under the ambit of the political consultations mechanism between the Philippines and Sweden. This is the fourth time that both countries…

Finnish Parliament delegation Beijing event

In early November members of Finnish Business Council Beijing (FBCB) had an opportunity for morning breakfast table meeting at the Ambassador’s Residence with the Ambassador Jarno Syrjälä, Speaker of Parliament of Finland Maria Lohela and the Parliament delegation that was visiting China. The discussion topic was the companies’ opportunities and challenges operating in China. Maria…