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Joakim Persson

Freelance business and lifestyle photojournalist

Helsinki Business Hub continues smart building, construction Singapore collaboration

Since Finland’s 100 Years independence celebrations in 2017, Helsinki Business Hub (HBH), a regional development and marketing agency, has been engaging with Singapore based on its ’Smart Nation’ initiative for growth through innovation and technology. HBH is the international trade and investment promotion agency for the Finnish capital region (from 2021 it will be fully…

Swede Nick Jonsson and partners purchase EGN Singapore franchise

“The way we network is changing now and it will probably be with us for the rest of our lives; it will be a different networking landscape when we come out of this,” believes Nick Jonsson from the knowledge-sharing network Executives’ Global Network (EGN) in Singapore. The Swede, whose career in Southeast Asia is already…

Covid-19 business impact on Southeast Asia: Danish business webinar report

On 5 May some 150 representatives of the various stakeholders and Danish businesses representatives attended a webinar hosted by the Confederation of Danish Industry

Representatives from the Danish missions in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam outlined the situation in the respective countries on the topic: ‘Markets in the shadow of Covid-19’.

Ann Måwe – Sweden’s new Ambassador to Vietnam

For the third time in a row seasoned diplomat Ms. Ann Måwe has been awarded the job she applied for within the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This time the appointment is her Ambassador debut – at the Embassy of Sweden, Hanoi. It has been both smooth sailing and disruptive at this posting since Ambassador…

Scandinavian entrepreneur shares start-up insights

Successes and failures the norm in the world of start-ups This is the story about building a start-up and how things can go wrong, depending on how one goes about things, and with some valuable lessons learned, admirably shared by the Dane. All successful entrepreneurs say that before and in-between successes they have always failed…

The Nordics, Waste4change mobilise to solve Indonesia’s waste crisis

Indonesia’s challenges relating to waste are immense, while this sector also constitutes very promising business opportunities – not least for the Nordic countries. There are huge needs for things to be done. And while the country’s waste situation is so dire, it is mainly thanks to some private sector initiatives that efforts to actually address…

Destination Da Nang – emerging Vietnamese resort and business destination

While tourism, like most other sectors, unexpectedly is down for the count in 2020, Asia will – hopefully relatively soon – once again be open for travelling. Da Nang is a trending and growing seaside city in central Vietnam, with sandy beaches, a wide selection of hotel choices – including many international five-star brands- and…

Tommy Franssila at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort And Spa guides us to Danang

Tommy Franssila, Director – Culinary Operations, who was previously a familiar Nordic face at Grand Hyatt in Kuala Lumpur is since May 2018 based at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa – in a leisure-focused setting. Tommy therefore constitutes our best possible guide to get a grip on what this destination called Danang has to…

Aron Pettersson: Swedish AI specialist co-founder Singapore-based start-up

The birth of Musiio is the story of how an AI (articifial intelligence)-based start-up came about thanks to a ‘talent investor’ facilitator, and where a Swedish tech-talent individual found his match. Technical lead and CTO Aron Pettersson and CEO Hazel Savage found each other over a cup of coffee via Entrepreneur First, an unconventional company…

‘Smart energy’ – a circular- and bioeconomy enabler

The energy sector is going through a huge restructuring at the moment. Transformation is now taking hold worldwide where global demand for smart energy solutions is increasing. Finland is here a player. Finland possesses significant expertise in the fields of renewable energy technology, smart networks, power electronics and automation. The energy sector already contributes to…