Joakim Persson

Freelance business and lifestyle photojournalist

Business Finland, National Innovation Agency of Thailand signed MoU

Permanent Secretary Mr. Jari Gustafsson, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland and Permanent Secretary Associate Professor Dr. Soranit Siltharm, Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand witnessed on 13 December 2018 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Business Finland (BF) and National Innovation Agency of Thailand (NIA). Business Finland (BF),…

Singapore FinTech Festival a big draw also for the Nordics

Singapore FinTech Festival 2018 (the biggest such event in the world), which drew close to 45,000 participants from almost 130 countries, included significant participation from the Nordic countries. Both Denmark and Sweden came with delegations (Sweden also with two days in Kuala Lumpur) The flagship Singapore event provides a global platform for the FinTech community…

Hotelier Jonas Sjöstedt appointed Centara’s Area Manager in Jomtien, Pattaya

Among the Scandinavian choices in Pattaya/Jomtien beach, visitors, and in particular Swedes, are guaranteed to have a fellow countryman in a hotel management position at a preferred Thai hotel brand for at least some more years to come. On New Year’s Eve, 31 December, Jonas Sjöstedt takes up his latest position within Centara Hotels &…

Danish companies gave presentation to Singapore’s Infrastructure Asia

Earlier in December Danish companies presented their solutions and expertise to Infrastructure Asia at the Embassy of Denmark in Singapore. Infrastructure Asia is a recently launched Singapore government office dedicated to addressing Asia’s infrastructure gap. This will be done through a combination of concrete infrastructure projects and world-class technical competencies. Sustainable infrastructure opportunities are booming…

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…