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Swedish ladies launched Swea Professional Bangkok

The Swedish Women Abroad‘s Bangkok chapter has launched SWEA Professional. This was announced with a kick-off event on 15 November. Swea met at Hotel Pullman Grande Sukhumvit and after a nice networking, including a presentation by the organisation and Swea Professional they divided the attendants into smaller groups to brainstorm. Anna Frummerin, President Swea Bangkok…

Norway, Thai foreign affairs ministries meet in Thailand

On 21 – 22 February Norwegian State Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Marianne Hagen, made the first visit to Thailand at a political level since the coup in 2014, reports the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Bangkok. Her programme entailed both a bilateral visit as well as participation in the UN Global Sustainable Development Goal on Affordable…

Denmark’s ambassador visited Timor Leste

Apart from Indonesia, Ambassador Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen is also accredited to Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and ASEAN. The Ambassador paid a visit to Dili, Timor-Leste, to present his letter of credentials from Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark to the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, HE Francisco Guterres Lú Olo. While in Dili…

Penang: where cultures blend and living heritage keeps evolving

The first noteworthy thing when arriving for the latest visit to Penang was to find only one plane parked at the gates at the airport – nearly unheard of these days at any airport of this size! But, actually, Penang International Airport has capacity to welcome more airlines and flights. And the visitor numbers, based…

NordCham Philippines 2018 AGM report

Nordcham Philippines hosted its Annual General Membership Meeting and Economic Briefing with Dan Steinbock, CEO and Founder of Differencegroup and Martin Guri, Chief Equity Strategist at Nordea Bank. The event took place at Manila House in BGC on 31 January, attended by 37 member companies and a total of 76 guests. Incumbent President Bo Lundqvist…

Swedish Church Phuket celebrates 10 years

Swedish Church in Phuket will hold a 10 Years Anniversary sermon on Sunday 18 February, 11 am until 2 pm, at Phuket Orchid Resort Spa. The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok will be represented by H.E. Ambassador Staffan Herrstöm and his wife Karin Herrström, as well as Senior Consul Mr Per Kågeby. The priest couple…

The future is here: digital recruitment improvements

Recruitment is evolving where digital improvements could certainly be beneficial to both those hiring and those seeking a job match. This is already happening, as new tools are now available, thanks to some creative start-ups. What better place to look for those driving the change than at one of the region’s leading start-up summits, Techsauce!…

Invitation: NordCham Philippines Awards Night 2018

NordCham Philippines in Partnership with the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) invites to the NordCham Awards Night 2018. The Awards Night recognizes prominent companies who have significantly contributed to economic growth, employment generation, investment, and corporate social responsibility in the Philippines. The 2018 edition of the event gathers 250 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, leaders of local and…

Business Sweden in Philippines’ market outlook 2018

“Now is a good time to enter the Philippine market!” states Business Sweden, with a recently established office in Manila since September 2017. “Last year we saw an all-time high in terms of consulting assignments, in both value and numbers, and as Sweden reopened its embassy in Manila in end of 2016 it was clear…

Norway Malaysia NBIM seminar, Malaysia development presentation

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur together with the Norway Malaysia Business Council hosted a breakfast seminar with the Norwegian Bank Investment Management (NBIM) and an evening presentation on Just Faaland’s contributions to the development of Malaysia by Dr. Rais Saniman. On January 24 the Global Head of Special Mandates at NBIM’s office in…