Joakim Persson

Freelance business and lifestyle photojournalist

Design showcased at Danish Residence, Jakarta

A Danish design event was held in Jakarta in mid-December. The brands Hay and Montana showcased at the Danish Residence. Ambassador Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen welcomed interior designers, architects, celebrities and socialites to experience Danish design and taste Nordic Cuisine served by the Michelin-starred chef Poul Andrias Ziska from KOKS. “Hay and Montana had redesigned the…

Danish Ambassor met with Vietnamese Prime Minister

On 18 December Danish Ambassador H.E. Mr Kim Højlund Christensen paid a courtesy call to the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, following up on the PM’s successful official visit to Denmark in late October. During the meeting, Ambassador Christensen conveyed sincere thanks from the Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc…

Grundfos to assist Malaysia with innovative flood management

Pump manufacturer Grundfos is launching an innovative solution in Malaysia to help meet its growing flood management needs, which has cost the country catastrophic damages over the years. While the country has been growing with rapid industrialisation and urbanisation, the increase in extreme weather events like floods have taken a toll on local economies and…

Swedish Ambassador Marina Berg, Jakarta comments on first period

On 8 November Ambassador-designate for Indonesia, Marina Berg presented her Credentials to President Joko Widodo at Istana Merdeka (Merdeka Palace). As the year, and the new Swedish ambassador’s first few months in Indonesia comes to an end she has posted the following official message: “My first Christmas in Jakarta is approaching. The weeks and months…

Inaugural China-Denmark Blockchain Experts’ Dialogue

On behalf of the European Blockchain Centre at IT University of Copenhagen and the Tech Ambassador of Denmark, the Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai on 13-16 November arranged the first “China-Denmark Blockchain Experts’ Dialogue” – held in in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. Danish companies, start-ups and universities participated, where the purpose of the dialogue-tour was…

China Center for Globalization held forum

A forum was organized earlier in November by one of China’s leading think tanks, China Center for Globalization (CCG). Mats harborn, President for EUCCC described it as “excellent”: “We discussed inbound and outbound investment. I made two main points: 1) for outbound investment Chinese actors need to be better at communication in order to reduce…

Former TSCC President Kenneth Radencrantz dearly missed by Thailand community

With great sadness the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce on 19 December informed the community of the passing away of its former President (2010-2014) Kenneth Radencrantz. “You are dearly missed by your friends here at the TSCC,” stated the news. He passed away on 29 November 2018. Born in 1935 in Skanör, Sweden, Kenneth lived and…

Swedish Lucia Bangkok: photo expo, 150 years anniversary

Sweden’s Embassy in Bangkok, with Ambassador Staffan Herrström and his spouse Karin Herrström and the embassy team as hosts, on 13 December held a very special ‘Lucia’ Christmas celebration. It was a warm and jolly evening “to enjoy a tradition very close to the hearts of us Swedes” – to quote the Ambassador. Invited V.I.Ps,…

Swedish Gala Dinner Hong Kong

Swedcham Hong Kong and the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong hosted the annual Gala Dinner at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center on 27 November. All guests enjoyed an amazing five-course dinner and entertainment inspired by Sweden and Hong Kong. The dinner was in connection with the visit of a high level delegation…