Bangkok 2018: Nordic chambers kick off closer cooperation

In Thailand already on 11 January a very important event in the new year, namely the ‘Nordic New Year’s Kick-Off 2018’, where all four Nordic Ambassadors will also be in attendance.

As the respective Nordic embassies in Bangkok joined forces with the inaugural Nordic Film Festival in 2017 the Nordic chambers are now following suit, launching a closer cooperation.

In order to celebrate this newly established Nordic Chamber cooperation in Thailand, they will host this New Year’s Reception to welcome 2018 with drinks and food in the beautiful garden of the Embassy of Denmark.

The background to this is that during 2017 the Nordic Chambers in Thailand initiated a closer cooperation to identify and establish tangible areas where their respective office and their members could leverage closer cooperation and gain even more benefit. The Nordic Chamber cooperation in Thailand currently comprises Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway.

The common Nordic heritage is a fundamental cornerstone for Nordic cooperation all over the world – not the least for the Nordic Chambers of Commerce in Thailand.
The goals of the event is to first introduce the Nordic Chambers and the Nordic countries and communities better to each other, second to present what are the benefits the Nordic coop offers to their existing members and especially to a new partnership level, The Nordic Partner.
The most important Thai companies that are potential Nordic Partners in the future will also be invited to the Nordic New Year’s Kick-Off.

“This Nordic cooperation will help in advocacy in many other business matters as well; we can promote the good things about the Nordics and in creating a Nordic Way we can better compete with other large chambers in this market,” Karri Kivelä, Executive Director of the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce told ScandAsia.

“The Nordic program itself for 2018 has been planned by the Executive Directors of each Chambers and we presented the ideas to our Presidents and the final plans will be approved by our Boards.”

The evening event’s programme: Speeches from all four ambassadors will be followed by and introduction of the Nordic collaboration by President of Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce. The Consulate of Iceland will in a short note give its Nordic support.

The organisers highlight that walk-ins will not be accepted for this event. Pre-registration is mandatory and photo ID will be required for event entry.

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