Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 in Singapore

The Norwegian Business Association Singapore has announced the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit to take place in Singapore 16-18 April 2018. The Norway-Asia Business Summit has, since its start in 1998, evolved into a meeting place for Norwegian industry in the region, with strong support by the Norwegian government and the diplomatic missions…

Finland parliament speaker Lohela visited Tianjin University

Tianjin Foreign Studies University has opened its Finnish language and culture institute. In early November the Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Maria Lohela visited the Tianjin-based university. Maria Lohela also met with the president of the standing committee of the Tianjin, Xiao Huai Yuan. Tianjin Foreign Studies University is the second university of China, where…

Finnish 100 anniversary sculpture unveiled in Manila

The Embassy of Sweden in Manila congratulates Finland on her 100th year anniversary of independence on 6 December 2017. To commemorate the anniversary, the sculpture “Spirit of the Finn” was unveiled in Bonifacio Global City. The photo shows the sculpture with (from left) Ambassador of Sweden Harald Fries, Honorary Consul General of Finland Ramon K.…

Belt & Road initiative Nordic Beijing event held

On 30 November, held at the Westin hotel in Beijing, Finnish Business Council Beijing (FBCB) together with other Nordic chambers had an interesting event on infrastructure project financing in Belt & Road initiative. The speaker Dr. Jiang Hongbin (Director of Capital Project & Infrastructure (CP&I), PwC Beijing) introduced a closer look at the Belt &…

Finland at Hong Kong Christmas Market

Finnish Christmas Wonders are available in Hong Kong! The 2017 Christmas Market in shopping centre Stanley Plaza has an amazing Finland theme! The market takes place in two consecutive weekends in mid-December: 9-10 December and 16-17 December. Featured is a glass igloo, retailer booths, and Finnish Christmas delicacies. Finnish products from companies like Puhdistamo, Kyrö…

Håkan Alm spearheads the economic-IT academic combo

Swedish expat in Thailand, Mr Håkan Alm has refocused and returned to the academic world. From IT service provider for the international businesses community and beyond, primarily in Bangkok, for many years including the role as Scandinavian Airlines Systems’ go-to guy in Asia when it came to any IT needs and troubleshooting, he suddenly decided…

Bangkok exchange students from Borås University, Sweden

Lisa Myrnäs, Max Kellert and Oscar Ågren are in the final year of their Borås University studies and among those who has come to Bangkok’s Panyapiwat Institute of Management, PIM, as exchange students during the 2017 autumn term. All three are satisfied as they are approaching the end of the term, with no regrets. “It…

Denmark’s PM Rasmussen visited Indonesia

On 28 November H.E. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo welcomed the Danish Prime Minister of Denmark H.E. Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, marking the beginning of the first ever-official visit of a Danish Prime Minister to Indonesia. After the welcoming ceremony, President Jokowi had a bilateral meeting with the PM Rasmussen to…