Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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

Slush’s Singapore head invited speaker at Startup Thailand

Anna Ratala, Head of Slush Singapore (Finnish start-up conference) is invited as keynote speaker at the 2018 Bangkok edition of Startup Thailand. On Saturday, 19 May from 10.00 – 10.40 she will present the Slush story so far and how this movement of young change-makers helps Southeast Asia become the next start-up hotspot. Catch Anna…

ScandAsia premiered new destination theme

In February ScandAsia launched its new destination theme format, with comprehensive coverage about the Malaysian state of Penang as the first destination to be featured. This new theme concept portrays, and showcases a destination – be it a state or a region – both from a business and lifestyle angle. ScandAsia digs deeper and finds…

Swedish employer branding in China

The annual Swedish Career Fair was held in China in April, arranged by the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce China. The fair took place in Shanghai on 7 April and in Beijing on 14 April. The chamber reported on the Shanghai part as follows: “A great day filled with interesting seminars, networking…

Nordic World Cup Football Nights Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok announced

The coundown has started! Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, along with ScandAsia as media partner, has announced a World Cup Football bonanza for June 2018! The Nordic teams in the tournament kick off in the evening of Saturday 16 June. Save the date to enjoy this amazing world cup with long nights at the bar and in…

Norwegians presented breakthroughs at dtac’s AI, machine learning seminar

When Telenor’s Thai mobile operator dtac arranged a talk (arranged on 21 March) around the data science breakthroughs with artificial intelligence and machine learning, two prominent speakers represented Norway. Andrew Kvalseth, dtac’s newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer, and Telenor’s Senior Research Scientist Kenth Engø-Monsen shared their insights as part of this ‘dtac loop: The Shapes…

Norwegian Embassy Bangkok met Multiconsult

On 22 April, Chargé d’Affairs a.i. Mr. Vegard Holmelid, had a meeting at the Embassy with representatives from the Norwegian engineering consultancy company Multiconsult. In the meeting, the many possibilities for closer Thai-Norwegian cooperation within the energy sector were discussed, as well as how the Embassy can contribute in this regard, reports the Norwegian Embassy…

Sweden in Hanoi honoured artist Avicii

One of Sweden’s most famous musicians suddenly passed away recently only 28 years sold: Avicii. His music was played all over the world. In Hanoi the Embassy of Sweden reports it has received flowers and greetings from his fans wanting to pay their respect. Avicii’s first hit ‘Levels’ was released in 2011 and made him…

Nordic Innovation funds Hong Kong incubator

Building on the success of the Nordic Innovation Houses in Silicon Valley and New York government agencies from four Nordic countries have joined forces to open soft landing incubators in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Nordic Innovation has now decided to grant the Nordic part of the financing. Nordic Innovation House is a soft-landing concept…

FBCB AGM in Beijing

The Finnish Business Council Beijing’s (FBCB) Annual General Meeting 2018 took place on 19 April at Beijing Grand Concordia Hotel. During the AGM the activities and achievements of the past term were reviewed and the new FBCB board was elected. New board members are Larry Du from Tikkurila, Ulla Nurmenniemi from Red Orchid, Seppo Selkala…

NordCham and Philippines-Sweden Business Council to collaborate

On April 23, Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and its newly-established the Philippines-Sweden Business Council (PSBC). The key objective of the MoU is to strengthen economic and trade ties between the Republic of the Philippines and the Nordic…