Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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Nordic Innovation House for Southeast Asia soft-launched

In connection to Slush Singapore (the Finnish global start-up event organiser) and Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) the much-anticipated Nordic Innovation House (NIH) was soft-launched in Singapore on 13 September. This took place at one of Singapore’s co-working spaces, WeWork, in the downtown business district in front of a sizeable business and start-up…

European Pavilion at Sial InterFood 2018 Indonesia

The EU-Indonesia Business Network will arrange the European Pavilion at SIAL InterFood 2018. European companies are invited to participate in the pavilion – at an accessible fee – to be held during 21 – 24 November at JI Expo Kemayoran in Jakarta. The aim is to introduce European F&B products to the Indonesian market. A…

European companies invited to Macau Trade and Investment Fair 2018

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is organizing the European Pavilion at the 23rd Macau Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) 2018, to be held from 18 – 20 October. Main highlights of the MIF include exhibitions, forums and conferences, business matching opportunities, and SMEs co-operation. Past editions of the Fair brought together over…

DTU High Tech Summit Copenhagen 2018

During 10 – 11 October the DTU – Technical University of Denmark High Tech Summit takes place in Copenhagen. Technical University of Denmark is repeating last year’s successful summit stating that it is the “leading research-based high-tech event in the Nordics”. At this summit companies, researchers, students and start-ups meet to find inspiration and create…

Dtac filed lawsuit to protect mobile customers

The disagreement between Telenor’s dtac and Thailand’s telecom regulator NBTC (National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission) escalates as the telecommunications company filed a lawsuit before the Central Administrative Court on 6 September. This follows a dtac statement on 5 September, which expressed disappointment over the NBTC board’s lack of resolution on the joint dtac-CAT customer protection…

Thai-Swedish sustainability seminar held with Ocean ambassador, BillerudKorsnäs

On 6 September the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, at its first networking after the summer break, hosted a ‘special’, with Swedish Ambassador for the Ocean, Ms. Helen Ågren as guest of honour and speaker (accompanied by Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand Mr Staffan Herrström). With sustainability and ‘Beat plastic pollution for a cleaner Ocean’ as theme…

Danish Companies signs partnership with food, agriculture group in Vietnam

On 5 September the Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi hosted the signing of a strategic partnership agreement between six Danish companies and Tan Long Group to formalize their agreements to adopt advanced Danish technologies on the Vietnamese company’s product lines. Being one of Vietnam’s leading traders in food and agricultural commodities, Tan Long Group is…

Monitor ERP System Asia sets up Penang development team

The Swedish manufacturing ERP system provider Monitor ERP System Asia is setting up a development team in Penang, Malaysia, its Southeast Asia hub. Monitor is therefore now recruiting new team members with software development skills. Those interested in applying should also be team players. “Operations also include consulting / training and support within Monitor ERP…

Pojanath Bhatanacharoen is the new TSCC Executive Director

On September 3, 2018, the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomed Dr Pojanath Bhatanacharoen, as its new Executive Director, taking over after Katarina Ekelund who has left the position after little over a year. Dr Pojanath is Bangkokian by birth but grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden. She moved to England to pursue her studies and received…

European Union: Reuters reporters sentence undermines media freedom

A Statement by the Spokesperson of the European Union and EU Member States on 3 September 2018 says: “Today’s court decision to sentence Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to 7 years of imprisonment undermines the freedom of the media, the public’s right to information and the development of the rule of law…