Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

Represents, and drives ScandAsia's services for business engagement and outreach.

Swedish Education and Career Days announced for Bangkok

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, will organise a 4-day program in relation to the yearly OCSC International Education Expo, to promote Swedish brands towards Thai students and graduates. For the first time, there will be a unique Swedish Pavilion at the OCSC International Education Expo on…

Business Sweden hosted Industry 4.0 seminars

In early July Business Sweden organized two seminars, one in Malaysia (Johor Bahru) and one in Singapore, on the topic “Sweden – A partner in the journey towards Industry 4.0” together with key Swedish industry experts, the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF). The objective with the seminars was to…

dtac raises concerns regarding new Thailand spectrum auction

dtac (Total Access Communication Plc.), Telenor’s Thailand telecommunications operator confirmed on 16 July that it had collected an application for the auctions of 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum to be held by The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on Aug 18-19. dtac representatives then attended an information session conducted by NBTC, and where…

EU, member states ambassadors met Thai foreign ministry

EU Ambassador Pirkka Tapiola and the Ambassadors of EU Member States accredited to Thailand on 16 July met the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. Mrs. Busaya Mathelin. “Bilateral relations, which hold great potential for increased political and economic cooperation, were discussed in the fruitful meeting,” reported…

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur’s Swedish GM launched sky bar

Vertigo, at Banyan Tree hotel is one of Bangkok’s most well rooftop venues. Now Kuala Lumpur has its very own Vertigo sky bar, at the brand new Banyan Tree property there! Banyan Tree, Kuala Lumpur’s Swedish General Manager Anders Dimblad, at an evening of glitz and glamour, inaugurated their Vertigo in early July. The opening night…

Sweden top European destination for Chinese investment

New research from global law firm Baker McKenzie with leading independent research provider Rhodium Group reveals that Sweden is one of the top countries in Europe for Chinese investment ($3.6bn) was the largest European destination for Chinese investment in 1H 2018, followed by the UK ($1.6bn), Germany ($1.5bn), and France ($1.4bn). Chinese outbound foreign direct…

Hong Kong: 8th Summer Networking Cocktail

SwedCham Hong Kong welcomes to the 8th Networking Cocktail together with the Dutch, French and German Chamber at The Murray. Canapés and Free flow of drinks will be served between 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm on Wednesday 8 August 2018. Tickets are now available for early-bird price. Where: The Murray The Arches, Level 1 Hong…

Nordic Summer Lunch at Koh Thai Hong Kong

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Kong Kong invites to the second of the annual Nordic Summer lunches, held at Koh Thai in Wan Chai, Friday 20 July 2018, starting at 12.30 pm. SwedCham is delighted to coordinate with the other Nordic Chambers for this Networking Lunch. The concept is simple – bring your friends…

Food as medicine everyday

– Tips for improved health, longevity through your diet in Asia Isn’t it great to get to know as a westerner in Asia that there are some really beneficial herbs, fruits and vegetable to be found here in abundance! For those of you who have not searched, or did not know, it is never too…

Mats Harborn, European Chamber China presented new report

On 10 July the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber) launched their thematic report: ‘18 months since Davos – How China’s vision became a reform imperative’. The report analyses the progress and shortcomings of China’s reform agenda since President Xi Jinping spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos in early 2017.…