Value-creating evening, high-level Panel Debates: Danish Embassy Bangkok

It has been an exciting and eventful year at the Danish Embassy in Bangkok marking the 160 years anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Denmark. Yesterday, Tuesday 11 December 2018, it all culminated when they held a large-scale event with 200 guests counting Thai and Danish Business Executives from well-established companies, visionary young SMEs and start-ups, national…

EU Chamber China President Mats Harborn met China Banking Commission

On 20th November, European Chamber President Mats Harborn led a small delegation to meet with Wang Zhaoxing, Vice Chairman of the newly formed China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), and presented European Business in China Position Paper 2017/2018 to him. Vice Chairman Wang reiterated China’s commitment to far reaching reform in the banking and…

34th Joint Business Council Taiwan-Sweden

34th Joint Business Council Between Taiwan and Sweden was held in Taipei on 20 November – this year focusing on Smart Cities and Sustainable Societies. Over 200 participants and a delegation of 9 leading Swedish companies within ICT and Smart Cities, Renewable Energy and Environment as well as Healthcare and Medtech attended, reported Vlad Månsson…

Nordics held Sustainability Luncheon in Singapore

Together with their Nordic Chamber friends Norwegian Business Association (Singapore), DABS – Danish Business Association of Singapore and FBC Singapore, a Nordic Ambassadors’ Sustainability Luncheon was organized on 11 December, reports the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. “Thank you to the Nordic Ambassadors Niclas Kvarnstrom, Dorte Bech Vizard, Anita N. and Paula Parviainen, for sharing how…

Human rights training for migrant workers Thailand launched

The ‘Nordic Initiative’ has launched training in Thailand to help educate migrant workers on human rights. This digital training will be available in Khmer, Burmese and Thai languages and is designed to promote ethical recruitment practices for migrant workers and improve working conditions in factories in Thailand. “We’re all excited about the next phase in…

Chinese built bridge in Norway opened for traffic

Norway’s second largest bridge, Hålogaland Bridge, opened on 9 december. Chinese company Sichuan Road and Bridge Group delivered the steel constructions and was responsible for the mounting of the bridge, according to Life in Norway. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg cut the ribbon on the Hålogaland Bridge and despite cold weather, many locals came out…

Slush Academy announced

Slush Academy was announced during the opening ceremony of the Finnish startup and investor event Slush in Helsinki on 4 December. Slush Academy will start out as a summer program for the 10–30 most entrepreneurial students from the top universities of Europe, Asia and North America, according to Slush. The students will have access to…

Medal for 40 years’ service at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok

Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin, who works at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, was awarded the Norwegian His Majesty The King’s Commemorative Medal on 7 December. Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin was awarded the medal for her outstanding work for Norway and the Norwegian Foreign Service, according to the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok. She has been working at the Norwegian Embassy…