Joakim Persson

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Danske Bank hosted Sino-Nordic Seafood Forum

Danske Bank has hosted the second ‘Danske Bank Sino-Nordic Seafood Forum’ in Qingdao China. 17 companies on three panels and full house of guests consisting of leading seafood industrial players and investors from China and the Nordics gathered to discuss growth prospects, sector outlook and cross border cooperation, reported Danske Bank. Source: Yanling Zheng of…

Marina Berg, Ambassador to Indonesia presented credentials

On 8 November Swedenäs ambassador-designate for Indonesia, Marina Berg, met President Joko Widodo for her credential at Istana Merdeka (Merdeka Palace). During the veranda talk with President Joko Widodo, Ambassador Marina Berg mentioned the importance of Paris Agreement implementation. Indonesia’s success in achieving its national climate pledges will be critical in keeping a global temperature…

Humphrey Lau, Grundfos China elected Business Person of the Year

At the Danish Chamber of Commerce China’s Gala Ball on 3 November Humphrey Lau, CEO of Grundfos in China was awarded ‘Business Person of the Year’ by the Danish Chamber of Commerce in China. “Over 20 years for various companies and in other official capacities, he has pushed the boundaries for what is possible for…

Wärtsilä launched Acceleration Centre in Singapore

On 16 October the Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has opened its Acceleration Centre in Singapore. This purpose-built centre promotes innovation and collaboration with industry, academia, and local partners to strengthen and develop Singapore’s maritime ecosystem. The opening marks a key milestone following the agreement signed between Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Wärtsilä…

Pan-Nordic Innovation & Investment Roadshow held in China

The Pan-Nordic & DACH Innovation & Investment Roadshow in China 2018 was co-hosted by Invest in Finland, Invest in Denmark, Business Sweden, Helsinki Business Hub, Invest Stockholm, Advantage Austria, and Swissnex. This road show was held in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Kunshan during 17-21 September, focusing on advanced manufacturing, industrial automation and clean energy sectors.…

Annual European Higher Education Fair held in Indonesia

European Higher Education Fair 2018 was held in Banduing on 8 November, Jakarta during 10-11 November and Yogya on 13 November. The Embassy of Finland in Jakarta team was delighted to see the great amount of interest and good questions about studying in Finland. The embassy also held a presentation about Finnish higher education. European…

Finnish children’s science academy entered Malaysia and Singapore

Finnish children’s science academy ‘Kide Science’ in October signed an agreement with the Singaporean Edufarm Learning Center.   Teacher training is to commence in November, with the first students set to arrive at the start of 2019. This new deal follows the opening of the world’s first Kide Science centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in…

China Denmark Regions, Cities Forum 2018

The China Denmark Regions and Cities Forum 2018, taking place during 20-21 November, is a conference organized by the City of Aarhus and Central Denmark Region, Chinese Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the Danish Embassy in Beijing. As 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between China and Denmark, these…