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Gregers Møller

Editor-in-Chief • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

Nordic tourism is safe: Ving Gruppen gets new owners

Billionaire Petter Stordalen’s Strawberry Group will team up with Altor Fund V and TDR Capital to take over the assets of Thomas Cook Northern Europe, or Vinggruppen, as it is usually called, according to a statement by the group on Wednesday 30 October 2019. EPA Vinggruppen is the Nordic operations of Thomas Cook Group Plc…

Norway helps Vietnam improve marine warning service

A workshop on ways to improve Vietnam’s marine warning and forecast capacity taking place in Hanoi from October 22-25 as part of activities in the cooperation framework between the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VMHA) and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. Addressing the event, Vice General Director of the VMHA Hoang Duc Cuong, said the administration…

Lombok and Sumbawa seek energy cooperation with Denmark

The West Nusa Tenggara provincial government is exploring cooperation opportunities with the Government of Denmark for adopting the application of renewable energy and waste management from the country, according to a news published on Nasionalxpos.co.id. Governor of West Nusa Tenggara H. Zulkieflimansyah had met with Ambassador of Denmark to Indonesia Rasmus A. Kristensen along with…

Nordic Royals attended Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria on Tuesday 22 October 2019 attended the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito together with Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, as well as Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon – who came without Crown Princess Mette-Marit, as she is suffering from a chronic illness. The…

Folke Engholm at Nordic Innovation House Singapore

Team Nordic Innovation House Singapore attended on 15 October 2019 the ’Viral Access on Micro-Influencers’ breakfast talk hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. A rare opportunity to meet Folke Engholm, CEO/Founder of Viral Access, who shared key insights on using social media as a platform to strategise, scale in new markets and…

Danish Food Authority moves fast after export irregularities to China

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has quickly initiated a series of inspections at dairies in Denmark with exports to China, following a case where one dairy, Mille Food, could not document the origin of some ingredients. Mille Food had bought ingredients imported by the company Titan Trading without proper documentation of origin and used…

Jorgen Lundbaek celebrated his 25th birthday for the 3rd time

Well-known Danish businessman Jorgen Lundbaek, owner of Mermaid Hotel Bangkok among others, celebrated on 12 October his 75 year birthday with a big party. But when people asked him, he laughed and said he was only celebrating his 25 years birthday – for the third time. “Just wait until I celebrate it for the fourth…

Haekkerup new Chairman of Danes Worldwide

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup has succeeded Michael Metz Mørch as Chairman of Danes Worldwides. Mr. Mørch has been Chairman for eight years. Ms. Hækkerup was elected member of the Board of Danes Worldwide in 2018. Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup is Managing Director for Asia House in Copenhagen and a.o. former Danish ambassador to Mexico, Cuba, The Dominican…

Big meeting for Danes in Thailand

A big meeting for Danes living abroad will take place at the Admiral’s Pub & Restaurant, (Oakwood Residence) Sukhumvit Soi 24, Bangkok on Wednesday 30 October 2019, 1900 – 2130. The meeting is organized by Danes Worldwide and supported by all the institutions and associations involving Danish expats in Thailand: the Royal Danish Embassy in…